Jean Larette established Larette Design in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1998. Jean has been included in the House Beautiful list of the Top Designers in America for three consecutive years. Her project was chosen by Architectural Digest as the winner in the California Open Audition. She was chosen as a finalist in the Benjamin Moore Hue Awards 2005. Jean was selected to the House Beautiful list of the 25 Top Young Designers in America in 2003.
Her work has been published in Elle Décor, House Beautiful, California Home & Design, C Magazine, Marin at Home, San Francisco Magazine, Decorating Spaces, European Home & Gardens, Paper City, 7x7 and The San Francisco Chronicle among others.
Her work is featured in the Stephanie Hoppen books “Choosing Blue” and “The Neutral Palette.” Jean was hired as a design and color consultant for the Pottery Barn coffee table book entitled “Home.”
Jean taught a class for the UC Berkeley interior design program entitled “Layers of Luxury - Creating your own Style.” Jean is a member of the UC Berkeley design advisory council.
Jean has spoken on the topic of design at the San Francisco Design Center, The Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, Canada College, the CCA, the San Francisco Mart, Smith Barney, for Bernhardt at the Mathis Brothers showroom, for Jenn-Air at Home Expo and at the Michael Taylor showroom during the House Beautiful Color Institute.
Prior to launching her design firm, Jean worked in Los Angeles in the production department of feature films including Basic Instinct, Oliver Stone’s Heaven and Earth and Richard Attenborough’s Charlie among others. She worked with the set decorators of the Tom Cruise feature “The Last Samurai” to help select Japanese antiques for the film depicting 1896 Kyoto. Most recently she served as the design consultant on the upcoming film, “Be My Valentine.”
Jean launched her signature line of rugs The City Collection which has been featured in Elle Décor in their What’s Hot column and in House Beautiful as the best in American style. She then launched The Coastal Collection which has been featured in House Beautiful. Jean has most recently launched the Handsome Collection.
Jean is currently working on projects in the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe, St Helena, CA, Jackson, WY, New York and Hawaii.