Founded in 2011 by Southern California-based designer Clare Briglio, KINGS & PRIESTS offers design services for life and home.
We begin with your story. We believe each of us is filled with unique experiences, memories, affections and pursuits that together represent who we are. Our theory honors the importance of defining these elements and bringing all of them together to create a life and a style that reflects your authentic self. For years we have been sharing our philosophy with a discerning clientele who know who they are and what they love, helping them pull together a look and a styled home that reflects their taste by drawing from the best of what they have and sourcing key pieces. Our tailored offerings help you to celebrate your story and personal style through your wardrobe and the spaces you inhabit.
Clare Briglio found her love for design and interiors at an early age. Beginning with visits to her mother’s family home on the coast of England —with its eclectic collection of heirlooms and objects brought back from afar—Clare developed an instinct for the way well-designed spaces can inspire all aspects of a person’s daily life, as well as reflect their personal heritage. Growing up in the idyllic bohemian enclave of Ojai, California, her design sense was shaped by the understated sophistication of village life and led to her appreciation of interior spaces that are confident, unfussy and reflect a collection of life experiences. Continued travels abroad gave Clare a love for the rare and exquisite and the story objects can tell and allowed her to garner access to some of the world’s best textiles and design pieces.
With an initial foray into jewelry design, Clare combined her love for art and form and established KINGS & PRIESTS in 2011. Beginning with hand designed jewelry, using sacred woods, icons and vintage beads, Clare created pieces that appealed to an exclusive clientele. Soon she was called on by Los Angeles-based The Giving Keys to collaborate on design projects and develop their higher end line of jewelry, as featured in Oprah Magazine. Her design work has been featured in Santa Barbara Magazine and 805 Living Magazine.
KINGS & PRIESTS has now evolved into a full personal style boutique. Working with clientele from Montecito to Pacific Palisades, including celebrity clientele, we help clients express their tastes and unique stories through their wardrobe and the spaces they inhabit.
Clare currently resides in a California cottage near the sea with her husband Joey and their little Papillon Lucky.