“Ever since I was a little girl, I enjoyed building structures and creating interiors; my childhood room was filled with Lego homes, wood block buildings, armoire shelves that had lost their original purpose and been turned into my doll’s luxurious Paris flats, equipped with furniture and finishes and all amenities”.
Bénédicte Plas Torrington was born and raised in France where she first studied “French and Comparative Literature” and envisioned a career in teaching and writing. Her thesis research and her love of travels brought her to Spain where she studied abroad for her Master’s degree and then to Mexico and the United States.
As she found most of her travelling experiences to be profoundly nurturing and transformative, she decided to settle in Los Angeles where she started to explore her creative side and serendipitously began working as a floral designer for a high end Boutique on the prestigious Montana Avenue of Santa Monica.
Although she enjoyed the creative side of the work, she had yet to discover her true calling. She decided to move to Downtown LA where the urban revitalization was under way, and felt the excitement of experiencing the rebirth of downtown and its pioneering, alternative and creative crowd. Design was all around her.
It was her husband who pointed out her inherent passion and talent for design and encouraged her to enroll into the UCLA Interior Design and Architecture program where she finally reconciled with her childhood fantasy.
There, she studied Interior Design for 3 years before she began working as a design consultant for AEID, a very high profile design firm in Hancock Park. Under the mentorship of Annette English, she blossomed as a creative designer and eventually assumed the position of senior head designer in the company. She designed and managed several high caliber projects and had the opportunity to see her work featured in great design press. In the mean time, she was able to build a substantial network of design associates and resources.
She and her family permanently relocated to Phoenix Arizona in 2008 where she remodeled her own home and launched Bénédicte Torrington Interior Design in 2011.
With almost ten years of experience in residential design, Bénédicte Torrington brings to your home the talent, chic and “know-how” that will help to create your dream environment.