Esteban Interiors, named after its founder Esteban Lopez, is a professional interior design company in Mission Hills, San Diego, California that exemplifies quality. We strive to exceed our client’s expectations by bringing their interests and desires into a collaborative design. Esteban is known to introduce new concepts and products that reflect the client’s individual needs and personal style. We believe that good design is timeless, and quality of design and materials are essential. We are proud of our long history in interior design and believe we are the solution for residential and commercial interiors.
Every project and client is unique. With this in mind, we offer a wide range of design services to suit a variety of needs and budgets including space & lighting plans, custom furniture, color consultations, window treatments, product procurement, accessorizing, and styling. With a high level of expertise and experience in both residential and commercial design projects, Esteban Interiors creates a finished product that exudes high quality design and materials, and a sense that the space has evolved over time.
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Esteban Lopez, a native New Yorker, is a well-respected “Style Maker” among New York’s interior design community. Esteban began his journey in interior design studying landscape architecture and fine arts. After completing his studies and working with some of New York’s well known landscape and design firms, he soon realized that his true passion for interior design had emerged. While managing a thriving interior design business in New York, Esteban and his husband, James Niebling, decided to relocate to San Diego in the fall of 2003. Esteban Interiors opened in Little Italy, San Diego in 2004. Esteban quickly made his mark in San Diego as one of the top interior designers and most sought after interior design firms. Esteban is one of the founding members of The Art and Design District in Little Italy, San Diego. In August of 2007 Esteban and James relocated their design studio to La Jolla’s Design District on Girard Avenue. The Esteban Interiors design studio went through an extensive design transformation in the fall of 2013. Esteban served on the “Enhance La Jolla” steering committee whose primary goal is to elevate the maintenance standards and aesthetics of the La Jolla Village community. Esteban Interiors debuted their new San Diego headquarters in the historic “Inspiration Heights” area of Mission Hills, San Diego in August of 2018.
James Niebling is a native of California from the San Francisco Bay Area. He began his retail career with Macy’s California as the Buyer for Women’s Better Fashion Apparel. He continued his retail management career with Express, Inc. in Columbus, OH, and Ann Taylor, Inc. in New York, NY. In the Spring of 2000 James joined Polo Ralph Lauren and served as Vice-President of Merchandising over Women’s and Children’s Apparel in New York, NY. At the close of 2003, James moved from Manhattan to San Diego with his husband Esteban Lopez to establish the Esteban Interiors design business in Little Italy, San Diego. James was a founding member and Treasurer of The Art and Design District in Little Italy, San Diego. In August of 2007 James and Esteban relocated their design studio to La Jolla’s Design District on Girard Avenue. In the Fall of 2011 James was elected to a seat on the Board of Directors for the La Jolla Village Merchants Association and served as the Board President until the Spring of 2018. Esteban Interiors debuted their new San Diego headquarters in the historic “Inspiration Heights” area of Mission Hills, San Diego in August of 2018.
Camille Andres is an Interior Design graduate student from San Diego State University. Camille joined Esteban Interiors in the fall of 2013 as the Assistant Designer. After a year with the company, she was promoted to Junior Designer and shortly after was promoted to her current position as Designer. Today Camille works closely with the Principals to prepare and execute interior design floor plans for residential, commercial, and hospitality clients.
Jake Still is an Interior Design graduate student from Appalachian State University. Jake joined Esteban Interiors in the fall of 2020 as the Assistant Designer. Jake helps manage vendor and client communications as well as prepare and execute interior design floor plans for residential, commercial, and hospitality clients.
Esteban Interiors continue to deliver projects that enhance the overall look and add tremendous value to our properties. We have been consistently pleased with their unique sense of style and quality of work.
Blaise Bartell, Vice President of Hotel Operations, JC Resorts