About Us

Our Philosophy

Our vision is to create custom spaces designed with carefully cultivated elements for optimal aesthetic and function. We know that great design stems from great inspiration, and our design inspiration is YOU - your story, your needs, and your personality. Whether you represent your family, your company, or an entire brand, we’re here to create a truly custom environment that matches your vision and budget, and that expresses your passion and style.

What We Do

Resort Living Interiors is a full service design firm, based in Orange County, California, working across the states and internationally in Residential, Commercial/Retail, and Hospitality

  • Project & Construction Management
  • 3D Imaging & Blueprints
  • General Contracting
  • Product Specifications
  • Personalized Design Consultation
  • Custom & Unique Furniture
  • Accessories & Lighting
  • Window Coverings & Custom Drapery

Meet Our Team

Diane Smith, A.S.I.D.

Principle and Lead Designer, Diane Smith is an award-winning California interior designer known for her passionate approach on life, relationships, and design. Since 1981, Diane has been at the forefront of innovate designs and trends for residential, commercial, and hospitality properties. Diane holds a specialized degree in Interior Design and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, A.S.I.D. 

Diane’s enthusiasm for design is reflected in how she connects with her clients - getting to know them personally, and understanding their life and story. Her goal is to create spaces that speak into each client's personality, style, and what matters to them most. Whether with new construction or remodels, Diane works effectively with professional teams of architects, builders, and construction engineers. Capable of designing off a blueprint, she seamlessly manages various stages of construction and product specification, developing the design direction with the client, and relaying it to the build team. Using value engineering for each design, Diane creates budget-conscious yet high-end lifestyles in home, office and hospitality environments, and takes the hassle out of the process with her problem-solving skills. 

It gives Diane great pleasure to see her clients embrace their newly-designed spaces. In testimony to her great talent, the repeat business and customer referrals she receives show how much RLI clients love the environments she creates.

Mark Smith

Mark is a General Contractor and Builder who specializes in construction consultation & management. As part of the RLI team, he is able to provide our clients with full sets of floor plans & blueprints, 3D project renderings, and also facilitates city & code compliance during the construction process. Being in the business for 44 years, and working in multiple countries, Mark brings our clients experience from all angles - corporate buildings/offices, full-scale housing and hospitality development, and residential home construction. 

Mark looks forward to bringing a high level of professionalism and care to your project. His easy-going and problem-solving attitude, as well as his smile, is contagious and uplifting for each RLI project in which he is involved.

Kim Hein

Office Manager and Design Assistant, Kim is instrumental in working behind the scenes with Diane, helping her create the value and build the portfolio of grand designs for Resort Living Interiors. 

With many years of experience in event planning and project management, Kim always puts her best foot forward, making clients and vendors at ease with her attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and desire to exceed expectations.