The Maison Chic Team

Julia Mark Brill

Having attended both USC (Communications degree) and UCLA (Master’s degree in Interior Design), is a testament to Julia being a true Angelina. Following her education, Julia began her career at Schlesinger and Associates, where she was mentored by one of the masters within interior design. This mentoring and training inspired Julia and led her desire to branch off by herself. In 1992, Julia started Ventana Design, a full-service residential interior design firm in Los Angeles. In 2004, Julia repositioned the company and rebranded it Maison Chic, a firm that covers residential, commercial and hospitality interior design services. Julia’s work has been featured in the Baker, Knapp and Tubbs Design House and has been published in ‘Spectacular Homes’ and ‘Hollywood Life Magazine’. Julia is married and has 2 sons.

Catherine Esposito-Preisz


Catherine’s passion for fashion and style prompted Catherine to open and operate her own fashion boutique, which became known as a forward fashion destination.   Ultimately, Catherine’s passion for interior design is where her experiences with fashion and design come full circle. Today, Catherine revels in creating design solutions where color, texture, function and design are fused to meet the clients’ objectives and even exceed their expectations. Catherine is married and has 3 daughters.

Founded in 1994 on the principle of offering exceptional value in interior design services for businesses and private individuals, Maison Chic Interiors is a full service, Los Angeles based interior design firm specializing in residential interior and renovations in modern and classic design with a global influence.

Guided by our clients’ aspirations and needs, we craft visual stories which allow our clients to fully express who they are, and what holds meaning to them. Our design executions are individualized in sync with the individuals’ personalities and how they wish to live, or work. Our job is to guide them on the journey and create settings, which are both beautiful and functional. 

A specialty is our ability to fuse aesthetic design with cutting edge technologies.

Maison Chic Interiors is a unique collaboration between two style-driven women, Julia Mark Brill who earned her Communications degree at USC and her Master’s degree in Interior Design from UCLA, and Catherine Esposito-Preisz, a diamond broker and former fashion stylist.

What we offer

We offer full service interior design and decoration, collaborating with architects and licensed contractors for a more seamless, hassle free experience.

What to expect

Our clients can expect stylish, well-designed spaces that reflect the visions, personal styles and lifestyles of those who live and work in them. You can expect no surprises.

We will work within your budget in a “value for money”, step-by-step approach. You will be working with a team and be part of a process that is designed to keep projects on track, and most of all preserve your valuable time for what matters most. Our repeat business is a testament to the fact that this formula works.

How we do it

We take pride in being active listeners and respectful partners. Our responsive approach and collaborative process ensures that your project satisfies your objectives and discovers hidden opportunities within its constraints. We combine our interior decorating, fashion styling and design backgrounds with our collaborative approach, understanding our clients’ needs and the powerful dynamic of our partnership to create interiors with sophistication and sensibility.

We embrace modern and re-imagine the classics, making them new and fresh. We are in touch with trends and universal styles and innovate with accents, fabrics and materials, combining them creatively; we like to wow our clients with the unexpected.

Services Provided

Full service interior & exterior design, new construction as well as remodel. Equally proficient in residential and commercial design projects

Areas Served

Based in Los Angeles, primarily serving Southern California, the firm takes on projects throughout the United States.