Team

The entire team at Move West Design are native Californians with distinct creative backgrounds.

This diverse group of women bring to the table past careers in music, fashion, modeling and business management.  Their “no rules” approach to design can be described as eclectic, innovative, transformative and well curated. With a deep understanding of each client’s unique vision for their home, they are able to create individually tailored spaces.

Tracy McLellan is the founder and principal designer of Move West Design. She and her team are best known for their distinct laid-back California style that is modern, layered, and lived in. Tracy’s natural, relaxed style and down to earth approach to design and living is also applied to a series of rehab properties with her husband, Darren.

     Tracy McLellan

                         Principal Designer + Founder

     Tracy McLellan

                         Principal Designer + Founder

Tracy McLellan is the founder and principal designer of Move West Design. She and her team are best known for their distinct laid-back California style that is modern, layered, and lived in. Tracy’s natural, relaxed style and down to earth approach to design and living is also applied to a series of rehab properties with her husband, Darren.

Biography

Tracy McLellan - Principal + Founder

Tracy grew up in the heartland of Orange County and Los Angeles. During her formative years, she developed a keen sense of design and style.

Growing up in a creative family full of musicians, photographers and fashion forward women, her creative spirit was fueled from a very young age. After attending Chapman University, she entered the world of executive recruiting for one of the most prestigious firms in California. She became the Director of Sales and then left to pursue her true passion in interior design.

Tracy attended the Interior Design Institute and then worked for one of the top design firms in Southern California. It was there that she designed many high-end projects that were both residential and commercial. One of her most notable projects was designing a luxury high rise that housed multi million condominiums.

Tracy attributes her eclectic and diverse sense of style to being an avid traveler who has explored many parts of the world. When she isn’t working, she is spending time with her husband Darren, her son, Dutch, and daughter, Valentina.

Carla Commagère - Creative Director

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Carla Commagère began her career in music, singing in bands, working as a session musician and lending her voice on multiple Grammy award-winning albums. Her journey led her to New York, where she pursued her passion for jazz and studied at Mannes College of music.
After a hiatus filled with travel and inspiration, she transitioned into the field of design, attending the Interior Design Institute of Newport Beach, and eventually joining the Move West Design team. Today she lives in Laguna Beach with her two teenage children.

Sarah Geary - Senior Designer + Project Manager

Sara Geary loves all things art and design related. After getting her Art Degree at UCSB she continued at The Interior Design Institue and has since been an Interior Designer. She started in the model home industry learning all aspects of how to design the interiors of homes. Soon after, she appreciated getting a more hands-on experience at a local residential design firm to then go on to own to run her own business in residential and commercial properties. She creates, designs and loves the business aspect of managing projects. We are lucky to have her join our team as she works well with clients and now helps run our business.

Hiba Chabani

Hiba Chabani was born to a family of artists. Her grandfather, an Interior designer based in Paris, France, introduced her to the field and sparked her interest in pursuing a career in Interior Design. Hiba graduated from the Interior Designers Institute in Newport Beach, CA and eventually became. In addition to teaching Autodesk and 3D modeling programs, she worked on home staging residential new builds and remodels. Hiba brings her interest in fashion, technology, and design to all of her work.

With a holistic approach, our team imagines projects that are livable, playful, and unexpected—working with busy clients to create homes that are as stylish and refined as they are effortless and comfortable.