ABOUT THE FIRM


Harte Brownlee & Associates is a multi-disciplinary design firm founded in 1984 by Sheldon Harte and the late John Brownlee. With more than 200 interior design projects completed across the United States, Harte Brownlee is known for creating beautifully appointed and comfortable residences for a long list of very satisfied clients, many of whom have called on the firm to design second and third homes or have referred the firm to others.

The firm takes on projects of any size, whether a large estate or a bungalow, and any style. From contemporary to period, casual to formal in a variety of locales (city, beach, mountain, desert), as well as select commercial projects. Paying close attention to detail, and offering outstanding service to their clients, the common denominator in all of the firm's work is high-quality furnishings, art and accessories.

Sheldon Harte
Sheldon Harte


Sheldon Harte has designed some of the most luxuriously livable residences on the West Coast since he founded the Laguna Beach interior design firm Harte Brownlee & Associates in 1984. With his ability to work in any style, from traditional to contemporary, formal to casual, Sheldon designs all varieties of living environments, from estates and villas to family compounds, hilltop homes, beach bungalows and ski homes. Working closely with clients, he has completed residential projects across the country in numerous locales, from California’s Gold Coast to Indian Wells, Deer Valley, Carmel Valley and Vail. In addition to creating luxurious but approachable living and dining rooms, he designs exceptionally detailed and functional kitchens and baths, creative multi-purpose game rooms and a variety of specialty rooms to suit the lifestyles of his clients. Sheldon also has designed commercial interiors, including the eco-friendly offices for the RiverRock Real Estate Group, located in the first LEED-certified building in Newport Beach. His design work has been featured in Luxe Interiors + Design, Architectural Digest's international editions, Robb Report, and on HGTV’s Top 10, and he is a member of the board of trustees of the Laguna Art Museum.


Jeanette Cumin
Jeanette Cumin

Jeanette Cumin rounds out the team at Harte Brownlee as Director of Operations. Jeanette is well-versed in the interior design world, having worked for three Southern California interior design firms for more than a dozen years before joining Harte Brownlee in 2013. Her expertise is in office management, expediting, Studio Designer software and client communications..