The Christopher Kennedy Compound
Palm Springs Modernism Week Show House

Linda Allen


Linda Allen is a visionary interior and lighting designer; most respected for her thoughtfully layered and dramatically lit design projects incorporating a modern sense of nostalgia.  Layering light, texture and materials, Linda creates spaces that tell a story, enticing the senses and emotions. Drawing on her passion for design and lighting, Linda embarked on a challenge to create wireless lighting that was elegant yet multifunctional; to expand the possibilities of creating instant Living Rooms, Anywhere. Thus, the patent pending Live. Anywhere. Collection was born; the only Luxury Outdoor Wireless table and floor lamps that compliment Fine Living Furniture to date. 

Linda Allen earned her B.A. in Interior and Environmental Design with a focus on lighting. She first apprenticed with Award winning architectural lighting design firms before diving into the world of interiors. Linda gained insight that the power of lighting can shape and inspire; further enhancing the experience of being immersed in a well designed environment.

Linda designed interiors for large commercial design firms before Walt Disney Imagineering selected her to incorporate her combined background; designing story-themed light fixtures for a host of interiors and Theme Park projects including Tokyo Disney Seas and Disneyland's California Adventure. Afterwards, Linda started her own firm creating custom, hospitality "like" interiors for high profile and "behind the scenes" entertainment clients. 

Linda's work has been featured on Network design shows, and she was named one of the top 20 African American Designers in the US for 2014. Her work and Lighting have also been highlighted in National Publications, including Luxe Interiors + Design, Better Homes & Gardens, Interiors, Essence, LA Times, and recently, the Robb Report.