Our design process is one of excavation rather than insertion. We believe that each individual space emits a singular resonance and through the conscientious mining of inspirations, traditions, precedents and perspectives it can be tuned to reveal the finest parts of itself.



Marc Houston Lifestyle & Interiors [MHLI]
is helmed by creative director and principal
Marc Houston who launched his studio after
working for a number of acclaimed London and
NYC firms. Drawing on 17 years of interior, lighting
and furniture design experience, Marc approaches
each commission as an organic, collaborative
process informed by rigorous research and
perpetual refinement.

Guided by an emphasis on precision,
craftsmanship, architectural detailing,
atmospheric calibration and material
experimentation, he seeks to explore
spatial and aesthetic solutions that artfully
balance utility with fantasy, eccentricity
with sensuality and sophistication with ease.

Unbound by formula, period or trend and
compelled by a global pursuit of the rare and
distinctive, Marc employs a thoughtful amalgam
of vintage, contemporary and custom elements
to craft enriching, immersive, transportive
narratives that bolster each client’s unique
program while conveying confidence and control.

MHLI’s portfolio includes numerous residential
and commercial projects in NYC, Boston,
Pennsylvania and Washington, DC, and has
appeared in DEPARTURES, New York Magazine, Rue,
Boston Home
and New York Cottages & Gardens,
who in 2019 named him a Rising Star.


We are fearless.
Wildly curious.
Intensely ambitious.

We are storytellers.

We welcome challenge.
We embrace the unknown.
We doggedly pursue the unexpected.
We reject limitations.
We insist on quality.
We demand authenticity.

We work best with clients who embrace
experimentation, detest the mundane and
seek a dynamic point of view; those who respect
the design process, value the investment of
contextual environments, celebrate a truly unique
vision and are excited to explore the full
breadth of the possibilities of space.


Our studio is augmented by a network of
capable associates, artisans, builders and makers
who share our philosophy and drive toward
distinction, equipping us to provide
the following services:

Conceptual Development
Programming & Spatial Planning
Architectural Finishing
Interior Decor
Furniture Design
Lighting Design
Construction Management
Art Consultation & Curation





1st Dibs Introspective,
Designer Spotlight, Marc Houston
Designed this Brooklyn Townhouse
with a Focus on Art, Color and Whimsy

Boston Home, High Drama

Curbed (New York Magazine,
Design Hunting),
A Loft Size
Cabinet of Curiosities Gets
an Elegent Makeover

Rue Daily, Home Tours: A New
York Apartment Inspired
by Rousseau

NYC&G, Meet Interior Designer
Marc Houston, a Rising Star
That Pushes the Boundaries


Aerial Design & Build
Pro Distro Illuminotechnique
Paul Barbera
Shelton Studios
Elephants Custom Furniture
Bespoke 7
Sean Litchfield
Claire Esparros
Upbeat Designs
M Construction
Kin & Company
Erik Kvalsik

“We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”

- T.S. Eliot

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