photo by renata stone

Design dreams do come true. Self-made So. Cal designer, Betsy Ginn started her design company Smid, after realizing her design obsession was attracting a lot of attention. Born in the Carolinas and a southern re’Bell’ion, she ran from her roots to New York City to soak up some city glamour only later to realize her style was greatly influenced by the history soaked mansions of the south. After living in NYC, Betsy moved to the progressive laid back vibe of Southern California. Betsy’s style is greatly influenced by her background; historical charm, NYC vintage glamour, and an LA edge. Her designs are playful and unexpected but most importantly, lived in. She’s all about injecting glamour into even the most practical of design spaces. Her designs result in spaces that juxtapose vintage glamour, modern industrial with a rock ‘n’ roll edge.