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Mar 9, 2021

Designer Elizabeth Lamont is a warm-hearted energetic "highly functioning creative," passionate about design, nature and travel. Famous for her coastal living style, Elizabeth has made a name for herself designing multi-million dollar homes in Malibu for clients like Maria Shriver and Whoopie Goldberg. Elizabeth started her world-renowned store Room at the Beach over 20 years ago on Montana Avenue in Brentwood, California. It was a huge success and she now has stores in Malibu and the Pacific Palisades (elizabethlamont.com) Elizabeth explains, “I'm a forward thinker. I constantly read books and magazines, and pore over Instagram. I try to think about what’s the next trend and how are people living their lives. I want to know what you want." Elizabeth shares her cutting-edge design philosophy and her simple “house refresh hacks” to transform our homes for spring. She supports and champions women-owned businesses at her world famous store Room at the Beach with celebrity book signings and design, cooking and floral arranging classes. Elizabeth shares her story of faith and resilience during her divorce, raising two young children and the death of her parents when she had to start over. Elizabeth reveals, “I was really alone and I was very frightened. I was determined that I wasn’t going to go down, and with the strength of God and the support of my friends I built my business back up again. I was raised Catholic and I still say 'The Lord’s Prayer' and the 'Hail Mary' every day." Elizabeth's incredible “faith crew” includes close friend journalist and author Maria Shriver and actress, producer and author Roma Downey. Elizabeth gushes, “Maria is so inspirational on every level. Many of us have been knocked down by life and our faith and friendship helped us pick ourselves up and start over again. You have to make the time to be a girlfriend.” What is the secret to her power circle's success? Elizabeth reflects, "Their attention to detail and strong work ethic is awe-inspiring.” With the focus on home, Elizabeth’s days are full. Elizabeth laughs, “What’s in my cup today? Black English tea, honey and lots of faith."