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Deborah Lloyd Forrest


Principal | Advisor

“As an interior designer, every project I design embodies Human by Design. Interior spaces have significant impact on human well-being. Successful interior environments inspire, uplift, comfort, nurture and heal people.”

Early in her career, Deborah worked side by side with lions, tigers, and jaguars at a large cat sanctuary, an experience that prepared her for the cliff-hanging challenges that come with building a brand. In 1998, Deborah founded ForrestPerkins, today a distinct studio of Perkins Eastman, and she’s been an international leader in luxury hospitality interior design ever since. With attention to detail and craft, Deborah creates personalized guest experiences for contemporary and classic hotels and unparalleled living environments in high-end residential properties. Her design sensibility and thoughtfulness resonate with all who enter the spaces she designs. Among her many honors, in 2004, the American Society of Interior Designers recognized her as its Designer of Distinction and her award-winning designs have been featured in numerous respected publications.

Our Perkins Eastman

Deborah oversees the ForrestPerkins studios in four Perkins Eastman locations, bringing her leadership and experience designing landmark hotels and residential buildings to project work with colleagues worldwide.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (214) 224-4513
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  • Education

  • Oklahoma State University, University of North Texas, B.A.; M.A.
  • Associations

  • American Society of Interior Designers, International Society of Hospitality Consultants