Two L.A.-based interior designers join forces through their emerging design studio, Wilton Hemet.
Drew Cosbie and Anna Pomerantz
Anna Pomerantz and Drew Cosbie’s history goes way back. The design duo—who recently launched their own studio, Wilton Hemet (wiltonhemet.com)—spent several years executing residential, hospitality and retail space projects at Commune, then Studio Shamshiri. “We never worked on the same projects at Commune, but always sat next to each other,” shares Pomerantz, a former wardrobe stylist. “At one point we sat in a closet that had been turned into a workspace and were constantly bouncing ideas off each other,” she adds of her bond with Cosbie, who was an antiques dealer before becoming a designer. “We found ourselves keeping up the same rapport after we left Commune and transitioned to Studio Shamshiri, and then again when we began to work on our own projects, so we formed Wilton Hemet to collaborate officially.”
A Montecito office’s chic seating area, designed by Wilton Hemet.
Named after the streets they used to live on, Wilton Hemet’s self-described aesthetic stems from three words: cedar, wenge and walnut. So it’s not surprising that many of their projects emulate a sophisticated warmth with a focus on refined materials and craftsmanship. Their talents can be seen at new Hollywood hot spot Gigi’s, where they created a chic, inviting look for the French bistro. Other recently completed projects include a traditional home in Brentwood and a private office space in Montecito that was specially designed for the new normal. The office was executed and installed during the pandemic and features a dedicated Zoom room—divided with Loro Piana drapery—and wooden walls with millwork design inspired by midcentury executive offices.
Gigi’s features a handpainted mural by L.A.-based artist Andie Dinkin.
With both residential and commercial projects, the team is staying busy. A brownstone in Brooklyn, a Highland Park craftsman home and a private guest house in Montecito are all in the works. Keep an eye out—they’re just getting started.