BACKSTORY:

  • After spending seven years as a Ford model in NYC where he hobnobbed with the fashion elite, Ryan relocated to Los Angeles on a quest to find new goals and aspirations. Within months he found his calling and passion for design, and founded RWD (Ryan White Designs).

  • RWD is a full service interior design firm that caters to all types of clients- whether it is a beach home, NYC loft, commercial space, or mountainous lodge. RWD specializes in handmade pieces of furniture, fabric selection, and stonework.

  • He describes his aesthetic as Americana and tailored. He wants homes to look and feel well traveled while incorporating modern and contemporary elements.

  • Coming from the competitive fashion industry has helped make him the successful designer he is, especially in LA where there are so many designers. Ryan has stood out by establishing himself a reputation for having a keen sense of style and sensibility.

  • Ryan is the winner of many prestigious awards including the House Beautiful Next Wave Award & the Rising Star award from the Pacific Design Center. He has also been featured in The Hollywood Reporter and Luxe Magazine.

  • Ryan’s dream is to make RWD a lifestyle brand, and he hopes that being in a competition like this will help elevate his design firm. He’s ready to raise the stakes and win.