Designer insights with Johnny Moallempour

Johnny Moallempour is the owner and principal designer of MJM Interior Design, a multi-disciplined design firm, operating from San Francisco, since 1999. Johnny has over 24 years of interior design experience, which he uses to offer his clients expertly designed residential and commercial designs, as well as renovation work. He studied interior designer and architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, and since then his work has been showcased and published in numerous publications. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Johnny Moallempour.

Designer Insights - Johnny Moallempour

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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

First and foremost we like to accommodate the client’s vision for their project. We provide the client with the survey that they can fill out by collaborating with the rest of the family members. Gathering the information keeps us on track with the design process and allows us to bring the clients vision to life.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

Our Philosophy is to study the architecture of the project and paying close attention to the client’s needs and how they function in that space. By working with some of the best craftsman in the industry we have been able to expedite designs that have surpassed our client’s expectations.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

I have had the pleasure of working with several architects on some amazing project. My love of art has paved the way to many traveling adventures that has allowed me to learn from the old masters. Design is ever changing and by learning from the past we can create future inspirations.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

I like to spend time on the project and get a better understanding of the space and the occupants. Combining the needs of the space and the client’s results in a natural and beautiful design.

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

As young boy I was always fascinated by art, design and architecture. I started my career as a fashion designer and owned two boutiques in that garment District of Los Angeles. Although my passion for architecture and design lead me to pursue a rewarding career in interior design for the past 18 years.