Claudia E. Kazachinsky

Claudia E. Kazachinsky founded CEK Design Inc. in 1995 after more than 10 years experience with a national corporation specializing in high-end interior design. Claudia brings a varied background to her business. A native of Brazil, she moved to Israel when she was 12. She studied design and art history at Tel Aviv University and pursued a career in set design before coming to the United States. Claudia continued her design studies at UCLA and studied architecture at Cal Poly.

Although Claudia has focused her efforts in South Bay communities such as Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills, she has designed homes all over Southern California, including Century City, Hancock Park, Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Irvine, Coto de Caza, and Palm Desert. Her out-of-state projects have taken her as far as Westport, CT, Park City, UT and Seattle, WA.

Claudia is widely known for her sophisticated and inventive approach to interior design, her keen eye and impeccable taste, as well as her organizational skills and attention to detail. Claudia is a certified interior designer and a member of several organizations, including Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce and Sandpipers, a local non-profit charity group.

CEK Design, Inc. is a full-service interior design firm offering a wide variety of services, from a simple color consultation to large remodeling projects. Claudia says that her goal is to help her clients “refine their style and define their taste” in creating a look that truly reflects their individuality. Claudia lives in the South Bay with her husband, Richard Sherer. Along with her passion for design, Claudia’s other interests are good literature, innovative theatre and travelling to exotic places. In her spare time she enjoys painting.

Our goal is to help our clients create a look that truly reflects their individuality


Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2018

Claudia did a great job for us! We renovated our kitchen, a bathroom, and a lot of random space beyond that. Also did interior paint and floors throughout. It turned out really great! Claudia walked u... Read More

Deborah Goldman
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2017

I have worked with Claudia for over 20 years. She has helped me keep my house in Palos Verdes fresh and updated. Claudia is not only artistic, but she is also extremely responsive and responsible. S... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2017

Claudia is fabulous! She is a pleasure to work with. She has helped us to furnish our new house in Manhattan Beach. She guided us with professionalism, great style and the ability to listen and make ... Read More

Patty Brocklehurst
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2017

I have worked with Claudia on 3 projects now, the latest one being a Kitchen remodel and living room furniture design. I am always extremely satisfied with the results and experience working with Clau... Read More

Louise Bahar
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2017

We had a small job of redoing our family room and breakfast room. Claudia helped pick the furniture, but more important she made suggestions about items like lighting. I felt this was acomplished wi... Read More

Rob Schoeben
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2016

Claudia did a great job of getting to know my wife's and my personal taste. We wanted our beach house to feel finished and functional, but not overly formal. Claudia dove in and helped us make deci... Read More

Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2016

I love design and have pretty clear ideas about what I like, and don't like, but I needed a designer to help bring my ideas and concepts to a conhesive result. Enter Claudia. I called upon Claudia to ... Read More

Tamara Smith
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2016

Claudia was a life saver in helping with my home remodel. I bought a home built in the 2007 which had the heavy "Mediterranean" feel which we wanted to completely get rid of. Being my first home cons... Read More

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