April 16, 2019

Knobs & Pulls 101 Class Little Details Make A Big Impact

You know that old saying, “it’s all in the details”? It’s so true when it comes to selecting the hardware for your cabinetry. By hardware, I’m referring to the decorative knobs and pulls you install to open the cabinet doors and drawers.
April 4, 2019

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

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

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

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

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!