MEET THE FOUNDERS
“I have been blessed over the years to have clients that have been creative, talented, and willing! Really, it all comes down to the client’s support, focus, and overarching vision, (and a whole lot of faith in me), that create that one-of-a-kind exceptional result! I believe it is the designer’s willingness and commitment to listen and collaborate with the client that inspires, reveals and creates the true magic!”
– Laura Muller
Laura Muller is a native Angeleno, an award winning interior designer, author, and a graduate of UCLA’s prestigious Interior Architecture and Design (ARC_ID) Master’s Professional Designation Program. She has been designing, developing and building diverse residential and commercial projects in Southern California for over thirty-five years.
With a strong and lengthy background in community outreach and service, Laura consistently spearheads large charity “passion projects” with organizations such as ASID, Ronald McDonald House, Step Up on Second, World Vision, East LA Community Corporation and others. Laura’s key passion is to reduce youth homelessness by raising awareness about mental illness, and building community connections that inspire hope, and firmly believes that “together we CAN build a better tomorrow for all those in need”.
As an active advocate for the interior design profession, Laura served as the President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and is the recipient of the Adele Faulkner Award for Outstanding Community Service. In 2013, Laura received the prestigious Special Commendation from the City of Los Angeles which saluted her “inspiring work as an essential leader of the restoration and enhancement of Los Angeles’ urban centers by introducing trendsetting interior design possibilities of center-city loft living”. Laura’s interior design work has graced the pages of print and online magazines nationwide, and she enjoys sharing her candid expertise on design, construction, business, and trends as a speaker and contributor. Laura was recently named to the prestigious DXV Design Panel for 2018-2020, has been named by Modenus Design Directory (Top 25 in 2018, 2019, 2020) on the Top 100 list of Influencers and Innovators of Design, and has been awarded a prestigious seat on the 2019-2020 Designers Council for Monogram Appliances.
Laura’s signature design philosophy is one that embraces the opportunity to strongly partner with her clients to deliver luxurious, elegant, organized, and deeply personal spaces. With great attention to detail, quality, aesthetic, function and purpose, she creates homes that her clients feel deeply connected to. Laura stamps all of her design work with her personal integrity, infectious one-of-a-kind enthusiasm, and unmistakable focus on the client’s vision.
Laura describes FOUR POINT’s signature CLEAN.FRESH.MODERN. design style as a thoughtful, curated and edited weaving of minimal, contemporary and traditional styles. Laura places great emphasis on customizing her design work to meet her clients’ personal needs, taste, timeline, and budget. She utilizes creativity, experience and technical skill to guide her client’s vision while gracefully articulating her signature contemporary livable style throughout her work in both residential and commercial interiors, redefining the term timeless and classic.
Laura’s clean, organized, open, un-fussy design style is charismatic, restrained, smart, and wonderfully joyful.
“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing!”
– Walt Disney
Cliff Muller, a multi-award winning and published General Contractor and Construction Manager and Consultant, brings over three decades of diverse and expansive construction knowledge and experience to the FOUR POINT team. Cliff is certified by the Center for Design Technology, a graduate with distinction of the prestigious UCLA Extension Professional Designation Construction Management and Certification Program, and a certified teacher of Industrial Arts and Vocational Education.
Formerly, as President, Owner and Principal Construction Consultant of CMS Corporation, Cliff successfully completed hundreds of projects in the Los Angeles and surrounding areas ranging from unique and architecturally complex residential estates and multi-family apartment complexes, to large multi-story commercial office buildings, restaurants, and tenant improvements. Cliff’s construction consulting and management work with large luxury residential homeowner’s associations such as Doheny Estates, includes extensive design and plan check review, and project management and oversight for new construction.
This experience and extensive hands-on knowledge of the California region, specifically in the area of California Building Codes as they apply to construction in California, has rendered him an invaluable partner to LA’s elite developers, builders, real estate agents and luxury estate owners and provides depth and value to every project.
Cliff’s construction management work can be seen in such print publications as Dwell, California Homes, Better Homes and Gardens, Architectural Digest and Architectural Record. Cliff received a Special Commendation from Architectural Digest and the Architects Institute of America (AIA) for his collaborative work with architect, Patrick Tighe and Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects.
Cliff enjoys sharing his design, construction and project management expertise and experience, often participating as a guest speaker and contributor on elite design build panels.
Cliff has a unique eye for details and design, an unusual talent for chaos management and mediation, and a personal passion and commitment to the integrity of construction and its longevity. You will often hear him say when asked where he gets his positive energy about perfection, “Nothin’ to it, just do it.”
MEET THE TEAM
“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.”
– Tony Robbins
Born and raised in Kampala, Uganda to a family of builders, Farrah Matovu has always seen herself as a designer with builder’s roots. With both her parents involved in the building and design industry, she, out of her sixteen siblings was the only one interested in pursuing a dream in the design field.
Farrah studied Architecture at University at Buffalo in New York, and graduated in May 2015. During her senior year, she was one of five students selected to work on an architectural project in Yangpyeong, South Korea, which involved delivering sustainable urban planning solutions to the city of Yangpyeong under the theme of reshaping the pattern of sprawl. She, together with the team, traveled to Korea for a presentation to the city mayor and site analysis team.
With a personal passion for Photography, she can often be found documenting the art around her. Having mostly photographed architecture models, she recently broke away and now photographs anything she perceives as the nature of art and interiors.
Farrah has successfully completed a number of projects for her father’s construction company, (Youma Builder’s Construction), including the design of the cottage houses for the Katanga Resort, which is scheduled to be completed in December, 2018. Even now, she remains an active part of the design team as they near completion of this eight year project.
Recently, Farrah completed her Masters in Interior Architecture at UCLA Extension and Cal Polytechnic Pomona (2017) while serving as an active board member for the ASID UCLA Extension Student Chapter, where, during her term, she oversaw the Graphics and Marketing team.
Farrah currently lives in Los Angeles and brings to FOUR POINT an infectious positive energy, classic professionalism, and a wealth of experience and education. As our 2D and 3D Designer and Director of Marketing, she oversees our design and construction documents department, as well as manages our editorial calendars, graphic design, and company’s Social Media platforms.
“Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone.”
– Neale Donald Walsch
Melinda joins FOUR POINT following a senior internship with our team. She is a graduate of California State University Northridge (CSUN) where where earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Family Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on Interior Design. She served as the Vice President of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) chapter at CSUN, and was selected to represent her school in various prestigious events and competitions. She brings a wealth of in-the-field experience to our team, having served internships with notable residential and commercial interior designers in Los Angeles throughout her school years. As a Junior Designer, Melinda assists the senior staff with project management, resourcing and specifying, project records, vendor communications and marketing. We look forward to her growth and leadership as a designer and can’t wait to see her take on and lead future design-build projects of her own.
“Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”
– Vincent Van Gogh
Isela currently attends California State University Northridge (CSUN), and is earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Isela brings an unmistakable energy and talent to our FOUR POINT team. She assists the senior staff as a Junior Office Assistant and coordinates our Social Media content.
“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
– Helen Keller
Vanessa is currently attending California Lutheran University, and is earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. Vanessa is passionate about community service and acts as the Vice President of Cal Lutheran’s Rotaract Club, a group dedicated to helping others in the community and finding opportunities to better the environment. Vanessa is also a member of the American Marketing Association (AMA), where she meets with special guests with marketing expertise and creates a community within the marketing students on campus. Vanessa joins the FOUR POINT team making graphic designs for the various social media outlets and assists the Senior staff with generating and designing media content. She is excited to be working with the team to continue building up their brand exposure.