April 4, 2019
Lara’s Process How To Create A Statement Powder Room

How To Create A Fabulous Statement Powder Room

Wondering what a powder room is? Allow me to elaborate! Typically, it’s the half bathroom located on the first floor of a house near the entrance or front foyer. Since it’s the main bathroom used by guests when entertaining for a brief visit, it does not require a shower or tub.
February 13, 2019
Mudroom Designs

Lara’s Process Designing a Beautiful, Modern Mudroom

Mudrooms are all the rage these days! In the past several years I’ve designed dozens of beautiful and practical mudrooms for client’s homes and they are so much fun to create! Everyone loves how great mudrooms enhance their homes and their lives.
January 26, 2019
furniture layout and floor plan

Lara’s Process Creating The Best Furniture Layouts & Floor Plans

Creating an accurate and functional furniture layout and floor plan that suits my client’s needs is the first, and in my opinion, the most important step in good interior design. It’s one of the first classes I took in design school and a process I really enjoy doing! The furniture layout is the roadmap used to base all my furniture, flooring, rugs, lamps, and subsequent accessories selections from.
January 4, 2019
Designer Pricing

How To Work With A Designer:
Pricing What to Expect & What to Know

Thinking about working with a designer for your home? Good move! Building, renovating, and decorating a home today is expensive, so you want to do it right the first time and avoid costly mistakes. Working with a good, experienced interior designer is a great idea, but it is also expensive.
December 22, 2018
D&D Building

Spotlight: Demystifying the D&D Building

I often get asked…”so what’s the deal with the D&D building?” They want to know if they’re allowed inside the infamous “to the trade only” building in New York City without being escorted by an interior designer or architect. So, here’s the lowdown, not only on access, but on all you need to know about this iconic building. I hope you find it insightful!
December 21, 2018
countertop materials

Countertops 101 Class Lara’s 3 Favorite Kitchen Countertop Materials Plus Bonus Tips!

After renovating and building dozens of kitchens for clients over the past 2 decades, I kinda know a thing or two about countertop materials!
December 19, 2018

How to Work With an Interior Designer:
The InterviewWhat to Expect & What to Know, 40 Key Questions to Ask PLUS a Bonus List!

In my opinion, the client-designer interview is the most important step in your home design project because selecting the right interior designer for
December 17, 2018
Kravet fabric and wallpapers

Spotlight Kravet- A Go To Design Resource

One of my favorite interior design resources and go-to brands for fabrics, wallpapers, trims, and custom furniture is Kravet. They have an amazing selection of these design necessities in every style, color, and price range. Their quality is top notch, customer service fantastic, and the ease of using their website is the best in the business.
December 15, 2018
chenille fabrics and velvets

Fabric 101 Class Cut Velvets & Crushed Chenilles

I had a burning desire to share just how much I love velvet and chenille fabrics, and in particular cut velvets and crushed chenilles….and why I think they are so awesome! (Yes, I’m totally design obsessed lol!)