Alumni Profile

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Kenneth Brown

BID 1995

Interior Design

Kenneth Brown is a true home-grown design celebrity with a cosmopolitan worldview. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, he received a bachelor’s degree in interior design from LSU in 1995. Kenneth is the principal and owner of Kenneth Brown Design, with offices in Los Angeles and Baton Rouge. He has completed homes for Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Bell, Mia Hamm, and Nomar Garciaparra. In addition to his residential portfolio, Kenneth has completed numerous commercial projects such as A. Rudin’s Los Angeles Flagship Showroom, Cedars-Sinai’s Founder’s Room, Endeavor Talent Agency, Wood and Vine Restaurant and Bar and hotel collaborations.

His broad exposure and popularity from his own television shows on Fine Living, TLC, and HGTV led to offer Kenneth the role of resident Interior Design Expert. In addition, American Express Open selected Kenneth to share his success story as part of their ongoing Iconic Open Forum Series. Oprah’s O magazine featured Kenneth in her “Live Your Best Life Tour.” He has been named a top 100 designer by House Beautiful and Western Interiors. He has appeared on The Today Show, Tyra, CNN, iVillage Live, Entertainment Tonight, Good Morning America, and Fox Morning News.

Kenneth was a visiting professor in the LSU School of Interior Design in fall of 2011 and 2012.