Cosentino Design Alliance Members, Jaime Rummerfield & Ron Woodson Discus Creative Process & More
August 20, 2020
This year Cosentino unveiled its latest influencer program, the Cosentino Design Alliance. The inaugural class comprises seven leading interior designers across North America, with expertise spanning the residential, hospitality and commercial spaces.
Two of which are Jaime Rummerfield & Ron Woodson, co-founders of Woodson and Rummerfield’s House of Design, an award winning interior design firm based in Los Angeles, CA. In an exclusive Q&A below, Jaime and Ron discuss their creative process, work as a designer and more.
Jaime Rummerfield | Los Angeles, Calif.
With a Bachelor of Science in Design from Arizona State University’s prestigious College of Architecture, Los Angeles-based Woodson & Rummerfield’s co-founder Jaime Rummerfield has a signature California sensibility rooted in classic design training mixed with a fashion-forward design approach. She is touted as one of the nation’s top young Interior Designers by Traditional Home, Town & Country and House Beautiful magazines. Her creative eye is second to none — focusing on the science behind color, texture, balance, proportion and scale that is applied to creating memorable and pleasing spaces. Much of her passion and inspiration is derived from the theatrics of Hollywood, not just because of Woodson & Rummerfield’s A-list clientele, but even more so the glamour of the silver screen and the romantic bygone eras of film.
Ron Woodson | Los Angeles, Calif.
Growing up with parents in the music industry in Los Angeles, Woodson & Rummerfield’s co-founder Ron Woodson was exposed to the homes of many tastemakers. “One’s home is a refuge from the ordinary. It should be the perfect expression of the lives, aspirations and consciousness of the homeowner. My job is to understand these aspirations and release them into a very special space for the residents,” says Ron. With more than 15 years in the design industry, Ron is ever-exploring new materials, furniture forms, colors and fixtures always with a nod to the past. He attended the UCLA School of Interior Design and was recently named one of the Top 20 Black Designers in America. Ron draws inspiration from his travels, with more than 30 countries to date. His passions span a range of architectural forms – from ultra-modern, Regency style, Spanish, and mid-century architecture. “Most homes have immense potential. My job is to bring the property to its full potential.”
What’s the best advice you’ve been given when it comes to design or your career?
Don’t sweat the small stuff, everything is a neutral event, keep the emotion out of it. (Even though the client’s decision process can be quite emotional.)
Are there any design elements or styles that you feel are representative of where you live?
A big source of inspiration is Paul Williams’ Hollywood architecture (see below). Being Los Angeles designers, we tend to reflect on a lifestyle of a bygone era of elegance seen in his amazing work.
Can you tease any exciting projects you have in the works?
We are rebuilding a Spanish villa in Malibu that burned down in the tragic Woolsey Fire. See inspiration board below.
How does coronavirus impact the design industry?
Although the corona virus has put somewhat of a haze on our industry, it is important to be kind. We don’t know what each person is going through during this challenging time. Our industry will bounce back stronger than ever and it has given us time to truly appreciate what we have.