About Us

At PLANTATION, our overall design philosophy is simple: to lay the foundation of a room with timeless furniture pieces, adding color and interest through rich layers of textiles, exquisite lighting, and distinctive accents.

Since our inception in 1998, PLANTATION has evolved from a single Indonesian-inspired furniture boutique in Los Angeles to an international brand renowned for its signature classic-contemporary style. With four retail showrooms (Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Francisco, and Seattle) and an expansive Online Boutique (PlantationDesign.com), PLANTATION has a distinguished reputation for well-crafted furniture and unique, stylish, and thoughtfully curated home accessories.

PLANTATION’s furniture redefines “custom-made” with attractive designs that are as individualized as the homes in which they live. We have a team of seasoned designers who are truly passionate about bringing a client’s aesthetic vision to life, working within a variety of styles and budgets. Our custom furniture is handcrafted by highly skilled artisans in our company owned and operated factory in Los Angeles. We specialize in the details and pride ourselves in the ability to create a wide range of concepts with custom options including finish, fabric, dimensions, hardware, cushion firmness and fill, eco-friendly materials, stitching style, and much more.

PLANTATION products have been featured in numerous films and television shows and on the pages of leading design magazines including Elle Décor, Luxe Magazine, InStyle, and House Beautiful. We attract clients from all over the world and have been honored by the repeat business of our loyal customers and designer clientele. Our success reflects our commitment to continuously adapt to the ever-changing needs of our clients while delivering heirloom quality pieces that are sure to be cherished for many years to come.

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Mark Cole

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.

When Mark envisioned PLANTATION, he saw a gallery that encompassed wood and upholstery, imports, antiques and accessories from all over the world – and he 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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Kate Nelson

Since joining the PLANTATION family in 2006, Kate has garnered more than a decade of experience in the design scene. Working alongside Mark and Clayton in the Los Angeles flagship store, Kate learned the intricacies of interior design and home furnishings retail operations. With a strong business background and a degree in psychology, Kate discovered her role at PLANTATION to be the ideal way to combine her business savvy with a passion for creating personally tailored environments that are a genuine reflection of her clients’ distinct tastes and characteristics. Her sense of style and vision allows people to see the full potential of a room’s space, helping to create balanced interiors with character and sophistication.

After 10 invaluable years at the Los Angeles location, Kate is returning to her hometown of Seattle, Washington to open the newest PLANTATION showroom – coming Summer 2016.

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Ryan Valley

Ryan joined the PLANTATION team in 2008 when he spearheaded the rebirth and redesign of the company’s online presence. Blending over a decade of sales and interior design experience, Ryan leads with a head for business and a heart for inspiring design. A longtime PLANTATION customer before his professional partnership, Ryan’s dedication to the brand continues as Director of Online Operations. His mission focuses on the importance of delivering superior customer service while keeping a keen eye on ever-changing styles.

“Providing customers with trend-conscious yet timeless options is my passion,” Ryan says. “I’m always searching for unique styles that will continue to make PlantationDesign.com the go-to destination for any and all design needs.”