Cynthia Lambakis Interior Design Ederra Design Studio UCLA

cynthia Lambakis

Owner and Principal Designer
Master of Interior Architecture


Cynthia Lambakis brings an extensive level of design skills, commitment, and integrity to her Pasadena interior design practice and the community. She has served in leadership roles such as President of the American Society of Interior Designers (Pasadena Chapter), an Interior Advisor for the 2018 Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts and as an Instructor at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). She is an Allied Member of the American Society for Interior Designers (ASID) and a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). She was selected by the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts to design sought-after rooms including an open floor plan kitchen, loggia and a bespoke master suite. Her design credentials include a Master of Interior Architecture from the design program at Cal Poly Pomona, a Certificate of Interior Design from UCLA Extension, and a Bachelor of Arts in European Studies from San Diego State University. Prior to launching Lambakis Interior Design, Cynthia served the greater San Gabriel Valley for nearly a decade as the co-founder of Ederra Design Studio, where she explored her passion for historical home restoration and gained an extensive knowledge of design project management. Cynthia’s inspiring design advice and signature aesthetic are featured regularly in esteemed industry publications and on television. Her passions beyond design include travel, enjoying cultural events and her volunteer work for the Tournament of Roses.

Veronica Cruz Cynthia Lambakis Interior Design

Veronica Cruz

Draftsperson and Associate Designer
Master of Interior Architecture

Veronica enriches the team at Lambakis Interior Design as an associate designer and draftsperson. She oversees all drafting, floorplans and elevations for the firm and enjoys the challenge of conceptualizing and improving a space. Having acquired a passion for design at an early age, Veronica would often sketch floorplans like a puzzle, finding creative solutions to the rooms she entered. Her innate artistic ability and agile mind are balanced by education that fine-tuned the sense of style, balance and technical acumen she brings to each project. Veronica holds an undergraduate degree in Design from Cal State Long Beach and a Master of Interior Architecture graduate degree from the UCLA design program. When she’s not at the drafting table, you’ll find her combing through architecture and design magazines over coffee in the morning and watching her daughter grow and
achieve milestones.

Meredith Olson Cynthia Lambakis Interior Design

Meredith Olson

Marketing and Operations
BA in Art, Emphasis in Graphic Design

Meredith fuels her senses and marketing mojo both in the digital world and with hands-on experience helping clients articulate their design goals. Having received her undergraduate degree with an emphasis in graphic design from Westmont College, her visual design and communications skills are always at the ready. She believes everyone has an innate sense of beautiful design, but it takes a designer’s eye, passion and experience to materialize it. In addition to working directly with faculty on projects while pursuing her undergraduate degree, Meredith honed skills in interiors and marketing during a 3-summer internship at Ware Malcomb. A few of her favorite things include post-impressionist artwork, striking color combinations, Bollywood, and a good slice of pizza. When not directing the marketing strategy and social media channels for the firm, Meredith enjoys working towards her Master’s degree in Theology at Fuller Seminary.