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Claudia E. Kazachinsky founded CEK Design Inc. in 1995 after more than 10 years experience with a national corporation specializing in high-end interior design. Claudia brings a varied background to her business. A native of Brazil, she moved to Israel when she was 12. She studied design and art history at Tel Aviv University and pursued a career in set design before coming to the United States. Claudia continued her design studies at UCLA and studied architecture at Cal Poly.

Although Claudia has focused her efforts in South Bay communities such as Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills, she has designed homes all over Southern California, including Century City, Hancock Park, Sherman Oaks, Santa Monica, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Irvine, Coto de Caza, and Palm Desert. Her out-of-state projects have taken her as far as Westport, CT, Park City, UT and Seattle, WA.

Claudia is widely known for her sophisticated and inventive approach to interior design, her keen eye and impeccable taste, as well as her organizational skills and attention to detail. Claudia is a certified interior designer and a member of several organizations, including Redondo Beach Art Guild, The Artist Studio and Sandpipers, a local non-profit charity group.

CEK Design, Inc. is a full-service interior design firm offering a wide variety of services, from a simple color consultation to large remodeling projects. Claudia says that her goal is to help her clients “refine their style and define their taste” in creating a look that truly reflects their individuality. Claudia lives in the South Bay with her husband, Richard Sherer. Along with her passion for design, Claudia’s other interests are good literature, innovative theatre and travelling to exotic places.

Claudia is also an artist and you can see her art at


We highly recommend Claudia (CEK Design) for your project. She helped us update our 1940 kitchen in a very tasteful way without taking away the overall charm of our home. She gave us guidance as she listened to us & respected our vision.Read More

Claudia was the designer for my kitchen/family room remodel 10 years ago. I wouldn't have considered anyone else when we decided to remodel our master bath. For both remodel projects, my husband and I had strong opinions about what we wanted as an outcome. Claudia listened to us, made suggestions, did the research, followed through on the decisions and the results are exactly what we wanted. Claudia is a true professional, took care of any issues that arose and made the project fun. I am a CEK Design fan.Read More

We had a great experience with Claudia on our bathroom remodel and dining room redesign. She provided us sketches for layout options in the baths which optimized the space well. She brought us tile samples which fit our taste and recommended all of our fixtures. Claudia also recommended contractors for a custom vanity, shower glass and granite fabrication. We're very pleased with the finished product!Read More

Claudia did a great job for us! We renovated our kitchen, a bathroom, and a lot of random space beyond that. Also did interior paint and floors throughout. It turned out really great! Claudia walked us through the process, helped us Souter the materials and appliances, and addressed all the questions we had. It was a very good experience. And she works fast! Thanks Claudia!Read More

I have worked with Claudia for over 20 years. She has helped me keep my house in Palos Verdes fresh and updated. Claudia is not only artistic, but she is also extremely responsive and responsible. She uses only the very best vendors who are also knowledgable and responsible. She makes sure your project is done right and on time. I highly recommend her.Read More


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