Our company

uniquely led by three founding partners with diverse expert scopes in fashion,

hospitality and the residential luxury market, transition state is an extension of

their collaborative "no rule" approach to design. transition state is a full-service

design studio and boutique line offering consultation, space planning, custom

furniture and textile design.  



Known for their modern-minded approach

of blending sophisticated design with a fresh

perspective for a style-fluent concept

that feels distinct, acquired, and individualistic. 



Our founders


Lauren Schneider

Pursuing her passion, Lauren received a degree in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara, followed by a study of Interior Design at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her career began in luxury residential working with renowned designer Philip Nimmo on a portfolio that boasted some of the most prestigious homes in the U.S. She later broadened her tenor into the hospitality side of the industry with leading boutique firm Avenue ID. As a lead designer and project manager for scopes that included internationally recognized hotels and restaurants alike, Lauren excelled at crafting distinct and authentic spaces. Her past clients have included MGM Resorts, Gravitas Development Group, Woodside Hotels, and SBE. Lauren delivers a artful point of view and unique perspective to clients. 



Kelli Riley

a graduate of both the university of california at los angeles, and the fashion institute of design and merchandising, kelli cut her teeth as vice president of design and merchandising at international luxury label, leisure society, and most recently as co-founder and vice president of haus of grey, a premiere sportswear brand sold in top tier country clubs and resorts. seasoned in the elite market of creating luxury apparel and accessories, she now blends her knowledge of expert craftsmanship with custom textile design to develop capsule collections for our client’s that are both aspirational and approachable.




Jenna Rochon

After double majoring in advertising and psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Jenna went on to study design at the University of California Los Angeles. Upon graduation, Jenna landed a position at nationally recognized and leading hospitality firm Avenue ID. She immediately excelled in the boutique hotel and casino development market, designing and project managing renovations and new build construction for unique guest rooms, suites, and public spaces. Her client roster includes Boyd Gaming, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, MGM and SBE. She is drawn to the art of creating unique experiences and delivering those unexpected moments that differentiate a design. 

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