About Us

Based in Beverly Hills, CA, (DHI) is a new, forward-thinking multi-media entertainment and marketing company serving the high-end home decor and furnishings industry as well as the luxury goods and services markets. Created by a diverse team of highly experienced professionals, the partners share a variety of backgrounds and expertise: Architecture and design, entertainment, retail, technology, marketing and public relations.

DHI is committed to the production of lavish Showcase House events in some of the most world’s most magnificent, historic homes. These events elevate creativity and design, while promoting and supporting historic preservation. Visitors to both our inspirational events and the website will uncover countless, readily available resources as they view interiors created by the world's most talented designers. DHI's unique approach promotes valuable connections among manufacturers, designers and consumers through custom-tailored partnerships with influential media and creators of top-tier luxury goods and services.

About Us

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Company Principals

Lawrence LazzaroLawrence Lazzaro is a partner at Nicholas Lawrence Interior Design in Southern California. With a multitude of artistic passions, Lawrence is a theatre director, a singer, cellist and an actor. Prior to his interior design work, he enjoyed a successful career operating a highly regarded restaurant company in New York City. All of his experiences influence his life and design. Lawrence is a visionary who excels at creating conceptual design experiences, team building and exceptional customer service.
Email: LLazzaro@DesignHouseInternational.com

Nicholas HertneckNicholas Hertneck ASID, CID, is one of Southern California’s leading interior designers. Nicholas is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and has served on both the ASID/LA and ASID/Orange County Board of Directors. He has participated in several designer Showcase Houses; three times at the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and twice in Newport Beach, CA. Nicholas has been a featured designer at the Architectural Digest Home Show in New York City. His work has been showcased in numerous publications including Elle Decor, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Orange Coast Magazine, California Homes ,Palm Springs Life and in the LA Daily News. Nicholas has twice received the prestigious Gold Nugget Award given by the California Building Industry Association, and has obtained commendations for his corporate projects from The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Smith and Hawken, and The Trump Corporation. Nicholas created the design theme and visual branding for two beloved New York City restaurants, The Barking Dog and Go Fish as well as the design theme for the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage and The Lakes Country Club in Palm Desert.
Email: NHerntneck@DesignHouseInternational.com

Lisa TumminelloDirector of Communications Lisa Tumminello telecommutes from Washington D.C. She is a strategic, creative communications professional with extensive lifestyle and food experience. Lisa has far-reaching expertise in developing and executing nationally recognized, integrated communications campaigns and large-scale events. A proven leader, she possesses exceptional organizational, communications, problem-solving and interpersonal skills.
Email: LTumminello@DesignHouseInternational.com