Solana Beach-based Brion Reilly Inc. is one of the new kids on the block beginning to make a splash in San Diego's interior design community.
Formed in 2002, it won its first set of professional awards in 2003 from the American Society of Interior Designers' San Diego chapter. Lena Brion, the interior design half of Brion Reilly, won three ASID Design Excellence Awards, and in 2005 took the San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyle Kitchen of the Year for the Revel residence.
The firm is a relative newcomer to household interior design, with Brion admitting she was "totally surprised" by the 2005 commendation. To date, her specialty has been in health care projects, which she describes as a challenge because of the code restrictions associated with health care -- for example, the need for environments to be easily cleaned and sterile. She says there is great satisfaction in producing a "nice inviting look and still meet(ing) all the scientific needs."