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William McWhorter

Title: Owner; Designer
Company: McWhorter Design Inside/Outside LLC
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States 

William McWhorter, owner and designer at McWhorter Design Inside/Outside LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Business Owners for dedication, achievements, and leadership in interior and exterior design.

Mr. McWhorter’s design journey began with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in environmental design from Ohio State University in 1964, followed by coursework in interior design at the University of Miami. He started his illustrious career as an interior designer and sales associate at W&J Sloane Co. from 1964 to 1966. 

Mr. McWhorter continued to refine his craft at The A.B. Closson Jr. Company as an interior designer and sales associate from 1966 to 1970 and later at Shillito’s from 1971 to 1974. He later served as an interior designer, sales associate, and buyer at Mallory and Associates from 1974 to 1976 before becoming the lead interior designer at Cannell and Chaffin in from 1976 to 1980. Since 1980, he has helmed McWhorter Design Inside/Outside LLC as owner and designer. 

Mr. McWhorter’s career showcases a profound commitment to civic engagement and creative excellence. His volunteer work with organizations like the Los Angeles Free Clinic, Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, and Planned Parenthood Los Angeles demonstrates his dedication to serving the community. Additionally, Mr. McWhorter’s mentoring of aspiring designers through interior design courses at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Thomas More University reflects his commitment to nurturing future talent. 

Beyond his philanthropic efforts, Mr. McWhorter has received acclaim for his design and editorial contributions featured in prestigious publications such as Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, and California Homes. Notably, his design prowess has been showcased at renowned events like the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, where he crafted the largest room—a memorable filming location for the Batman television series.

Mr. McWhorter has garnered notable recognition, including winning the Better Homes and Gardens Magazine Home Improvement Competition during his college senior year and securing multiple features in esteemed media outlets like HGTV, Interior Design, and House Beautiful. His journey into design was influenced by his father’s profession and extensive travels, nurturing his innate talent. His design philosophy centers on crafting spaces that authentically mirror his clients’ personalities, liberated from rigid styles or eras. Actively engaged in esteemed boards like the Institute of Classical Architecture and the American Society of Interior Designers, Mr. McWhorter remains steadfast in his commitment to making a lasting, positive impact through his design expertise.

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