Dashan LaBang

DARSHAN LABANG, DESIGNER + STUDIO DIRECTOR

Ever wonder what happened to the kids on Ed McMahon’s Star Search? We know where you can find one of them! A star in the LMB Interiors office, Darshan LaBang is our Design Team and Studio Director, as well as a fabulous Designer! Darshan’s warm, welcoming, grounded spirit smooths the edges for staff and clients alike. Her genuine curiosity to get to know the lives of everyone around her makes all of our clients feel like extended family. Darshan is the first point of contact for our new clients, and she deeply enjoys the process of taking clients from their first phone call through to the final stages of completion of a project. A graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Fashion, focusing on Textile Design, the first stop on Darshan’s career path was in management with a Bay Area fashion retailer. Her interest in textiles soon led her to make a change, following her heart into the first phase of her interior design career, working at Donghia, one of the premier bespoke design showrooms in San Francisco. Next, she moved from the vendor side to the designer side, first with a position at one of the Bay Area’s most highly respected interior design firms in San Francisco for a decade; and then finally, happily landing with LMB Interiors in Oakland in 2012, where she continues to flourish.

ANDI YABLONSKI, DESIGNER

A Designer/Artist/Dancer, before Andi Yablonski discovered her designer persona, she earned two BFAs: one in Art Education and Dance, and the second in Interior Architecture and Design. Andi began her design career working with one of San Francisco’s top firms, Scavullo Design. She then shifted to freelance design consulting, before joining the team at LMB Interiors in 2009. Andi channels her design inspiration through the eyes of a fine artist. In fact, her artwork happens to be the crown jewels in two of our firm’s commercial design projects, Lampwork Lofts and The Wolf. Something you would never expect from this sassy sister: She can ride a wave with the best of them. Look out Sage Erickson!

Photo Credit: Julie Feinstein Adams www.bayareaportrait.photo

JESSICA MASON, DESIGNER

A woman of clean lines and elegant balance, Jessica Mason began her career pointed towards architecture. From her internships in college and subsequent jobs at architecture-and-design firms, Jessica soon recognized interior design as her truer calling which led her to join us at LMBI, where she gets to combine both talents. Her love for structure combined with a deep intuitive knowing for exactly which fabric will work best with which rug, make her a thoughtful and skillful designer to be reckoned with. Originally from Massachusetts, Jessica graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in architecture and spent time in Italy developing her passion for cooking and beauty. Jessica loves working and living in Oakland — with her husband who also happens to be a talented architect. While a piece of her heart will always belong to Boston, the beautiful weather and her weekend hikes here have turned her into a Californian, and who can blame her? Not to mention how she delights in exploring the local restaurant scene with its wide range of choices and her love of food (it’s a thing around here).

HANNAH GIPPERICH, DESIGNER

Discovered and referred to us by one of our vendors who juried final presentations for an Interior Architecture and Design class at U.C. Berkeley, Hannah Gipperich’s prodigious design talents were already so apparent, we snatched her right up. Like many of us at LMBI, Interior Design was not Hannah’s first career, but all of her previous accomplishments – from Makeup Artist to Property Manager – led her to Rome, so to speak. Hannah is the calm in the eye of the storm in the LMB studio, a quality appreciated by all of us, and our clients, alike.