About Us

The PLANTATION experience is a design lifestyle from Mark Cole. Several years after opening his first store, he has attracted the most discriminating clients from the worlds of music, film, television and fashion to their showroom and retail location situated on Los Angeles’ trendsetting La Brea Avenue. Plantation features its own signature furniture designs for the home and office.

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Mark Cole

When Cole envisioned PLANTATION, he saw a gallery that encompassed upholstery, imports, antiques and accessories – and brought a special talent for uniquely designed pieces. “For me,” Cole says, “my design ideas are [very] visual and palpable. Seeing something, feeling it, and being motivated by it takes me in a new direction. Anytime I see something that catches my eye, whether it’s in a European hotel lobby, or a friend’s home, it ignites my imagination.”

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Clayton Doyle

With an exceptional eye for detail and nearly two decades of experience, Philadelphia native Clayton Doyle has become a fixture on the Los Angeles design scene. Beginning with jewelry design, his style evolved through his unique work in hardware, lighting, set design and art direction before consolidating his efforts into the world of interior design. His easy-going personality and highly regarded sense of space and composition enable his many clients to develop living spaces both personal and timeless.

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Kelly Leveratto

Kelly brings 15 years of home furnishings experience to Plantation, which she fuses with her unrivalled eye for color to harmoniously combine vintage and modern decor in an altogether organic manner; nothing too hard, nothing too soft; just perfectly coordinated and truly tailored to the individual for whom it is being executed. Kelly’s loyal clientele will attest not only to her vast interior design talents, but to her easygoing personality and vivacious energy that make her incredibly easy and fun to work with as well.

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Marc Waisanen

Marc came to the Plantation team in 2004, bringing with him his natural ability for spacial planning and coordination, as well as his eye for detail and interior design. Prior to joining forces with Mark Cole and Plantation, Marc owned a design company in Sydney, Australia with Brett Rogers called Elliott Roberts. They worked with all the high-end designers of Sydney with a focus on custom furniture.

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Brett Rogers

Brett came to Plantation in 2004, once he and Marc Waisanen decided to return to America and help expand Plantation by opening the second location in Venice, CA. Brett comes from the corporate world of Australia where he coordinated and facilitated new office designs and fit-outs. After two years establishing the Venice store, Brett and Marc set their sights on San Francisco, where they have recently opened the latest store for Plantation.

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Katie Nelson

Having joined Plantation in 2006, Katie is fresh to the design scene. With a strong business background including retail merchandising and international logistics, Katie has discovered a new love for interior design. Her sense of style and vision allows people to see the potential in a room’s space, helping to create well balanced interiors with character and sophistication.