Larina Kase Interior Design is a full service interior design company serving Philadelphia and the Main Line and Western suburbs. Our goal is to design beautiful, functional and unique spaces for our clients to enjoy each day and make cherished memories. We use an eclectic style, integrating artistic elements, classic features, and clean modern lines. Find us Featured on Houzz as Influencers and in media including The Philadelphia Inquirer and HouseLogic.com.
About Larina Kase – My Story
I’ve had a passion for color, form, and all things aesthetic from a young age. It began with my first years of life inan old farmhouse in upstate New York surrounded by wildflowers—the beauty!
My family has helped me develop my eye for design—my father’s a fine art and antique dealer, my mother’s an art gallery docent and artist, my sister’s a fabulously creative and stylish type, my grandmother was a painter, my uncle’s in the fashion industry, and my aunt’s a gifted interior designer.
I went to an amazing public school, The School of the Arts, where I studied art history and visual art. Then in college as a Design and Environmental Analysis major at Cornell University I studied interior design and how our environments affect how we feel and behave. As graduation approached I wanted to learn more about helping people and running a business, so I pursued a doctorate in psychology and a masters in business.
I greatly enjoyed working in the psychology and business worlds and writing books including a NYT bestseller, however, I kept coming back to interior design. At night I would dream of color schemes and patterns. When I visited my parents’ home built in 1912 by architect Claude Bragdon I’d look through my father’s books on early American and mid-century furniture.
Then, one day I was online and saw 22 Interiors, began by a good friend from Cornell, talented interior designer Lucie Ayres. I knew I had to return to the interior design world. Lucie served as a mentor to me, along with my aunt, and I founded Larina Kase Interior Design to serve my local community in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.
I strive to understand each client’s style and needs for their space so that I can design a space uniquely suited to them. I approach the process collaboratively and believe people know what they love when they see it, so I create detailed concept boards for my clients. I also really enjoy collaborating with contractors, architects and other professionals on renovation projects.
As a mom to three energetic boys I am passionate about creating family-friendly homes for everyone to enjoy. Ultimately my greatest goal is to create beautiful spaces that make people happy each day.