Craig Olsen studied and earned his BFA from Cornish College of the Arts.
After receiving his degree he went to work with David Gaines, a prominent art and antique dealer in Seattle. Working with Gaines, Craig learned a sense of classic design and lifestyle while cultivating his fresh innovative twist on modern interiors.
In the late 90s Craig moved to Los Angeles and opened PLANTATION, a furniture showroom on La Brea – followed by his custom furniture-manufacturing showroom, BAMBOO COLONY.
Wanting a more intimate, hands on experience with his clients encompassing all areas of interior design, CRAIG OLSEN DESIGN was born!
Craig Olsen is also dedicated to supporting other artistic endeavors. He sits on the board of the Barak Ballet Company and is a Trustee of The Edward F Limato Foundation.
We strive to bring our life style expertise by working with clients to create an environment in which they can thrive and feel connected in their personal space while cultivating a sense of joy and balance through the process.
This journey reflects values and desires for home and living by enabling them to feel successful and thrive in their space. We work as design guides with the eye towards bending the rules from fantasy to reality by reflecting the client’s personality.
With creativity, integrity, and over two decades experience Craig Olsen values helping others feel inspired and connected to where they live and work.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
You know that feeling you get when you stay at a luxury resort hotel and you just have to find out where they got the bed, pillows, towels, custom furniture? Well, that’s the feeling Craig creates in his interior design. I can’t tell you how many people have asked me where we got this, where we got that, and WHO did all this for us? It’s like living in a luxury resort that was designed specifically for us!Richard B. Vaughn, International Fertility Law Group Inc.,
Craig’s talents in interior design are remarkable. He is able to intuit the colors and shapes that complement your personality, in order to create a comfortable, sophisticated, casual and fitting home environment just for you. Stepping into your home after Craig has done his work, makes you feel like you have come back to your personal sanctuary. He manages to shape your home environment such that your personality shines through to a degree you never realized would have such an impact on your happiness. Every day I take pleasure in my environment and I owe that to Craig and his gifted talents.Sharon K. Christie Founder / CEO / CTO,
I have owned and remodeled 5 properties in the last 10 years and I have used Craig Olsen on all them. Craig has been invaluable in really honing in on what it is I am looking for, my budget, and what I want to accomplish with my interiors. Whether it is a simple refreshing and updating, getting a property ready for a furnished rental, or creating my own home space. Craig actually gets a great deal of joy and pride out helping me bring the look and feel I want to a property. Whether traditional or more trend centric, his interiors are personal and always feel like home.Todd Murray, Murray Properties,
I met Craig several years ago through some colleagues at work when he had designed their offices. I was fortunate enough to have him re design my office at Anonymous Content from the ground up- and it is such a satisfying and uplifting and rejuvenating work space for me now. Plus it’s fun to see people’s jaws drop when they walk in and see how beautiful it is.
Craig has been working with me for 6 months preparing for a top down renovation of my home and kitchen. He is always thoroughly delightful, creative, inspired, professional and just fabulous to work with on every level. And the results are breath taking!Eli Selden, Manager and partner at Anonymous Content, Los Angeles, California,