Meet John Benecke

John Benecke grew up in Southern California. His mother is Austrian, so John spent a great deal of his childhood traveling from the U.S. to Europe. His exposure to both European and American style and culture formed the basis for his passion and knowledge of interior design, and sparked his creativity and talent for his unique design style.

In 1980, John opened JWB Interiors, a full service interior design and décor firm based in Southern California. For over 30 years, John has not only maintained a successful interior design business, but has also earned a stellar reputation in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and all of the West Coast.

Over the years, John has formed many relationships and discovered a multitude of resources for remarkable and inimitable fabrics, custom furniture and antiques, artisans, masonry techniques, accessories and more— to add the perfect details that really pull a room together.



Transitional Eclectic Style

John Benecke is known for his artistic gift for blending styles, characterized as Transitional Eclectic.

Simply put, Transitional style is a mellow blend of modern and traditional design elements which creates a comfortable, livable style. Eclectic style refers to a thoughtfully gathered collection of interesting pieces that work together in:

  • Style
  • Feel
  • Color
  • Scale
  • Overall Compatibility


Membership Organizations

John Benecke is/has been a member of the following organizations:

  • ASID (American Society of Interior Designers)
  • Advisory committee, University of California at Irvine, Certificate Program in Interior and Environmental Design, 1995-1996
  • Philharmonic Society of Orange County –  Board of Directors: 1995 – 2003; 2011-present
  • AIDS Services Foundation of Orange County – Board of Directors, 1990 – 2001
  • AIDS Walk Orange County – Board of Directors, 1994 – 1997
  • Coastal Business Exchange
  • Laguna Beach Professional Alliance
  • Laguna Beach Music Festival Board of Directors

John’s work has also been featured in many publications and at several events in Southern California.
You can view those here.

From complete home renovations to individual room designs, we approach every project with the same passion for finding the perfect balance – whether it’s creativity and function, comfort and elegance, or color and texture. Our goal is for your home to reflect your unique personality and tastes, and to surpass your wildest dreams!

Contact us today to schedule a free in-home consultation. We look forward to meeting you!