Mimi Shin brings a commanding sense of relaxed but informed style to her residential and commercial projects. Responsive to the needs of the individual client, Mimi and her team provide each project with a unique set of solutions based on the client, the location and the given constraints. Each project is a true reflection of the client rather than the designer. Ideally, the space will look as if there wasn’t a designer, just a stylish reflection of the inhabitants and what makes up their world.
After discovering her love of modern art at Smith College, she began her career in fashion and became an editor at Vogue within just a few years. She traveled extensively to Milan and Paris representing Vogue and then Harper’s Bazaar for a decade. Craving a new discipline to apply her experience and recognizing the cultural capital and creative freedom that Los Angeles had begun to offer, she headed west for her masters degree in architecture at UCLA. Upon graduation, she launched a furniture line critically reviewed by the New York Times, Sunset and ca magazines and subsequent residential and commercial projects have been featured in both Luxe and Los Angeles Magazine. Her combined experience and critical knowledge of both fashion and architecture are a unique foundation for a progressive approach to the design of interiors and architecture that express individual style not dictated by past or contemporary trends.
Mimi lives in Venice, California with her husband and little girl.