Award-winning architectural conservator, designer and philanthropist, Xorin Balbes is founder and co-owner of the interior and architectural design firm Temple Home. Balbes is well known for his remarkable restorations in the Los Angeles area, from Lloyd Wright’s 1927 Sowden House to Talmadge Villa, silent screen star Norma Talmadge’s 17th-century Italianate mansion in Los Feliz.
His successes encouraged him to develop his own brand of home design, SoulSpace, which was born of his desire to create beauty, peace and harmony in the home and throughout the world. His book SoulSpace - Inspiring Personal Transformation Through Conscious Design will be released in 2011. He is also in development on a reality television series about his unconventional work with clients.
Balbes co-founded the non-profit Global Vision for Peace and has worked along with celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Leonardo DiCaprio and Sharon Stone promoting world peace and HIV/AIDS awareness of orphaned African children.