When Harvey Levin opened the new TMZ office on historic Hollywood Boulevard next to El Capitan Theatre, he wanted a space with an industrial, edgy, Hollywood feel. So it only made sense for him to commission one of Hollywood’s top interior designers to the celebrities TMZ features for the task. Kari Whitman of Kari Whitman Interiors is a former Playboy Playmate and actress who has been building her international interior design empire since friend and former costar Emilio Estevez gave her her first design job in the 90’s. Since, she has designed for celebrities and VIP’s from Jessica Alba to a Saudi royal family, earning her design chops.
To give the space its edgy, industrial feel, artistic interior designer Kari Whitman added stained concrete floors and exposed beams as the backdrop to bold pops of color and art. She also incorporated rolling barn doors to create private meeting spaces. The final product is a space that looks and feels just like it does on TMZ TV.