Bassman Blaine Home’s seamless modern design service ensures its international wealth of clients enjoy the perfect interiors of their dreams
“We didn’t intend to start a design service until 15 years ago, when a friend and I endured disappointing and frustrating experiences with interior designers,” says Ken Bassman. It meant he ended up designing, project managing and furnishing the spaces himself.
Ken is President and CEO of Bassman Blaine, which at this time had already become the West Coast’s premier wholesale distributor of luxury home furniture since its founding in 1984. With Ken’s first design commission in 2008, Bassman Blaine introduced a design service, too. “We already had the global networks to deliver everything a client could want in a luxury home, affordably, reliably, efficiently and sustainably, so it made sense to introduce Bassman Blaine Home, a highly personalised design service that reflected, and even exceeded, my own elevated expectations,” explains Ken.
Working alongside President and E-Commerce Director Bill Blaine, Ken has seen Bassman Blaine Home grow exponentially since 2008. It currently has 1,200 projects across 12 different countries, refurbishing residential, holiday and hospitality spaces, and working with clients, designers and architects on new construction projects. “I’ve always been a client-centric, details-driven, trustworthy person but, until that initial point, I hadn’t realised this approach wasn’t the norm,” says Ken. It was another spur to drive Bassman Blaine’s entrepreneurial spirit.
Southern California-based Bassman Blaine today is a multifaceted business, from its design branch to wholesale and more. Its curation of furnishings ranges from classical to contemporary looks, all from carefully chosen partner brands, and it offers a consultancy service to support brands across sales and e-commerce optimisation. It is a one-stop destination for all interior-design project needs.
This expertise ensures Bassman Blaine Home clients can enjoy the seemingly effortless and luxurious realisation of their dream space, as shown by countless glowing testimonials. “We are rigorous and bespoke in our approach – no matter the location, scale or complexity of a project – because I know, from experience, how important it is for each client to feel heard and respected by the team,” says Ken. “We ensure their vision is precisely interpreted, accurately advocated and flawlessly executed, often in their absence. They know they can trust us to take care of everyone and everything, so they can just get involved, as and when they wish, on their terms.”