Lauren graduated from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a degree in interior architecture in 2000. She spent her school years up until college at the Cranbrook Academy, where she developed a deep appreciation for design and architecture. Her mother is a very talented artist and her father was a Formula One racer, an ophthalmic surgeon, and a painter as a hobby on the side. Lauren understands the challenges of being a mom, wife, and a full time working woman.
Lauren began her career with Chicago’s renowned Tigerman McCurry Architects, where she gained valuable experience as well as a visceral understanding of the interplay between design and architecture. Prior to starting her own firm in 2004, Lauren also worked for Soucie Horner, Ltd. where she further learned the art of designing eclectic interiors.
Lauren creates interiors across a wide range of genres and styles. Her interiors draw from many periods and styles to create unique looks of their own. Her expertise in integrating antiques into modern settings, designing custom furniture, and combining and contrasting stylistic elements to create timeless interiors defines her successful style.
Lauren has been honored to have been an Alumni guest critic on multiple occasions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; received the “One To Watch” award from the Merchandise Mart of Chicago upon starting her firm; received the HGTV award for Fresh Faces Of Design (2015); and was chosen as one of eight Dream Home interior designers for the Merchandise Mart of Chicago (2011). Lauren has also designed further vignettes for the Merchandise Mart of Chicago, and Holly Hunt Ltd.; has spoken at and has hosted events for Neiman Marcus; is a professional member of the Interior Design Society; and is an invited member of the Leaders Of Design Council, a group of design leaders seeking to elevate and enhance the value of design. Lauren has also been published in various magazines and publications, and is the only Chicago interior designer to have recently been featured in her second book by Panache Publishing, “Structure and Design.”
Lauren believes in working fully transparently with each of her clients. She believes that clear and regular communication among the client, the designer, and the architectural team achieves spectacular results. She prides herself on listening to her clients, providing extraordinary customer service, and patiently guiding them through each aspect and stage of the creative design and interior architecture process.
Lauren believes that no two projects are the same in terms of aesthetics, scope, and client needs. She offers clients various working options that are tailor-made to their individual project, in order to facilitate a comfortable and agreed-upon arrangement and optimal results.