31 Oct Interior Design Women in Design | Kay Lang
President and CEO, Kay Lang + Associates
This designer is multitalented. In addition to masterminding interiors helming Kay Lang + Associates, which she founded 20 years ago, Kay Lang also illustrates, paints, and golfs. In the past she used to surf, scuba dive, collect Porsches, and even barrel-race horses for fun.
Lang began by earning her Bachelor of Fine Arts from U.C.L.A. She also received a scholarship right out of high school to attend the ArtCenter College of Design. With that artistic background, she is intimately involved from the inception of all her firm’s projects, providing hand sketches during conceptual and schematic design phases, supervising color palettes, designing custom furnishings and lighting, and orchestrating the selection of art and artifacts. Projects are mainly high-end residential and hospitality properties—some for major brands like Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels, and Marriott International—and span the globe, from boutique hotels and destination resorts to full-service properties.
One such property is the five-star JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort in California, its design rooted in references to the area’s farmland history. “We were inspired by the organic color palette of oranges, lemons, and limes, coupled with natural textures and wood tones,” she explains. The resort is holistically conceived to uplift the soul, enriching the body, spirit, and mind. Multiple thoughtful amenities include an expansive garden, fitness center with yoga studio, and outdoor swimming pool. Tocca Ferro, the site’s Italian restaurant, features fresh local ingredients. After dinner, the luxury JW lounge offers stellar views of the nightly fireworks display. Steps from the Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center, the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort provides visitors with respite, nourishment, and beautiful surroundings.
30 Years in the Industry
Interior Design Rising Giant
Higgins Hotel in New Orleans
Inn at the Mission San Juan Capistrano
Paséa Hotel in Huntington Beach
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara
Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver, British Columbia
Project Team | Brant Gordon, Elisa Cirieco
Key Consultants | Huitt-Zollars, W.E. O’Neil, HPG International
Photography | Max Soussan, Lions & Legacy
“Always design with a sense of place and timelessness”
Golden tones inspired by nearby citrus groves enliven Tocca Ferro – the restaurant at JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort in California by Kay Lang + Associates.
There’s an elegant lobby on the second floor of the hotel. The property features 43,000 square feet of events and function spaces, both indoor and out.