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. 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 Iinteriors in Oakland in 2012.
JOEY YODER, DESIGNER
Part rock star, part spirit leader of the LMB Interiors cheer squad, we all want to be Joey Yoder when we grow up. Very well-traveled, having visited over 22 counties in one year, and then enjoying an equally scintillating albeit shorter appearance on classic dating show, The Love Connection, Joey eventually settled down; first into a career in the hotel industry, and then shifting into her truer calling. She returned to school and obtained a B.A. in Interior Design, working first as a specialist in the kitchen-and-bath sector before joining the LMB Interiors team as an interior designer in 2014. Joey’s other true calling might have been as stand-up comedian, but for now she keeps us all endlessly entertained with her wicked wit and animated stories. Because of her globe-trotting history, Joey loves when she gets to the opportunity to create a design inspired by our client’s travels. She also has a gift with bringing together the old and the new in her design projects, bringing in “old things” like beloved souvenirs, or a piece of furniture that has been passed down through generations, and incorporating the story and the soul of those objects into a design that is current and fresh. When not designing, Joey runs a tight ship at home, corralling her blended family of three teenagers, busy biz-development-VP-in-tech husband, and a new puppy, with her seemingly bottomless reserves of strength and grace.
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!
MARY JONES, DESIGNER
Mary is devastating like a sneak attack. At first you may notice that she is methodical, thorough, creative, and detail oriented, quietly effective. But when you see what she can do… BOOM, her designs Will Slay You. She packs a one-two punch with her degree in Interior Architecture and Interior Design from Ringling College of Art and Design. She worked previously for six years as a designer with Scavullo Design, then moving to Northbrook Design in San Francisco and Redwood City, where she worked for four years until that company closed its doors in 2016 — and luckily we were able to scoop her up. A millennial with a Modern aesthetic, she’s also a yogi and a foodie, and happens to be married to an exquisite baker who works at Tartine (she slays with design, he slays with bread).