Charles Neal Sumlin is an award winning interior designer based in Los Angeles, CA. An approach that blends baroque modern décor with a luxurious sense of style has landed him accolades and appearances on HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown, Design Wars, Prince of Design, Celebrity Holiday Homes and—debuting soon—his own show, Family By Design.
A tireless worker, artist and designer, Charles never stops looking to find the next trend before it hits mainstream. Traveling as far as China, Europe and beyond, Charles stays in the know on the latest designs, materials and furnishings.
First and foremost his approach begins by asking questions to develop a deep understanding of a client’s needs, wants and taste. Charles’ belief is that it is of the utmost importance to live in a space that suits an individuals personality, seeing home as an extension of the self.
His work incorporates three principles:
- Less is More
- Be Bold, Be Brave
- Function forms Comfort
Starting with the bare essentials for any given space, Charles adds a bold design through which he discovers the most comfortable fit, each object ultimately rooted firmly in functionality.
An artist from childhood, Charles is well versed in creating modern style with classic value and prides himself on finding the perfect harmony between the two. Excited by challenge, he sees adversity as a gift from which something greater than anticipated is achieved.
With a background beyond interior design, Charles has the unique ability to create 3D renderings of any space, providing clients with a virtual photo concept of a room, featuring everything from furniture to furnishings and even fabrics.
Along with his upcoming TV show, Charles is developing a signature furniture line intended to reflect his baroque-modern style, including both feminine and masculine lines to balance any room in any home.
Whether discovering the cornerstone piece for a room in a foreign country, handcrafting his own mirrors and designing his own stencils, or finding that vividly colored decorative painting to create a work unparalleled in sophistication and richness, the Charles Neal Method endeavors to make a lasting mark on the world of design—and your space—through every project big or small.