Category Archives: Amazing Room Makeovers

Inside Look: Northshore Estate Family Cave

February 29, 2016

It’s a Marvelous Monday and we’re back with another Inside Look into Northshore Estate. Did you see the other rooms we shared? If not, here they are! Kitchen/Breakfast Area Family Room Dining Room Formal Living Room Master Bedroom Master Bathroom Mud Room Teen Tiki Room Today is all about the FAMILY CAVE. This room is […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Master Bathroom

February 8, 2016

It’s a marvelous Monday here in the Carolinas! Did you have a good weekend? We had a great one full of birthday parties AND watched the Super Bowl (but of course). Have you taken a look at any of the Northshore Estate Inside Looks? Make sure to check them out here: Kitchen Family Room Dining […]

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Before and After: My Mom’s Office

January 18, 2016

Hey y’all and happy Monday! Today, my mom is sharing her office makeover from start to finish. Get ready for photo overload in the best way possible. Take it over, Linda! Okay. Here is the before of my office. Clearly, no space was defined and this space was really a drop zone for everything I […]

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An Inside Look: Aldie Estate Game Room

October 14, 2015

Happy Wednesday y’all! We’ve got another Inside Look to share. We showed this Aldie Estate living room last week. Check it out here and make sure you come back for the game room! Aldie Estate Game Room Our client was really excited for us to create a game room without ANY television. It was important […]

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An Inside Look: Formal Silver Living Room

September 28, 2015

We’re back with another Inside Look! Do you remember the one from last week? The Gold Dining Room. The living room room we are featuring today is the same home and it’s all about the soft silver accents. You can mix metals fabulously! Let’s start with the wall color: Benjamin Moore Coventry Gray. This is […]

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An Inside Look: The Golden Dining Room

September 23, 2015

It’s been a few weeks since we did an Inside Look, so we’re happy to be back with another one! This time it’s all about GOLD in a beautiful formal dining room. We know the trend lately is open concept for family room, kitchen and dining but we love BOTH formal dining rooms and open […]

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Inside Look: Longview Estate Family Room

August 26, 2015

We’re back with the last inside look at one of our favorite projects: Longview Estate. For pictures of the entire project, visit our portfolio here. Love love! For the other inside looks: Master Bedroom Suite Living Room Office Kitchen Now, it’s time to chat about this comfortable-chic family room! This family room is not a […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Kitchen

August 6, 2015

First of all, you may notice things look different around here. We’ve got a whole new look! We worked with a FABULOUS Web-Design company, Bellaworks, for several months to create this updated website. Stay tuned for a blog detailing the process and new features on the website. Please provide any feedback in the comments section […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Master Suite

July 24, 2015

We’re back with an inside look at the Longview Estate. Did you get a chance to see our last look inside this beautiful home? Check it out here for a tour of their office. Today, it’s all about the Master Suite. My clients both love to travel and wanted their bedroom and bathroom to feel […]

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An Inside Look: Longview Estate Office

July 15, 2015

We are so happy you liked looking into our last Inside Look: Lakeside Retreat. This time? We’re taking you into a new home called “Longview Estate.” The first stop on the tour: the office. My clients both work from home but they both travel weekly so this is a shared office that gets A LOT […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Outdoor Style

July 6, 2015

How was your holiday weekend? Good, we hope! We came back from our week-long vacation in the Isle of Palms and are gearing up for this week. We are heading to Atlanta for the Gift Market later this week, so stay tuned for LOTS of instagram snaps. Do you follow us yet on Instagram or […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Guest Room

July 1, 2015

We are excited to share yet another room in this beautiful Lakeside Retreat. We’ve shared the Great Room and Master Bedroom. Now, it’s time for the nautical-chic guest bedroom! Our clients wanted to keep the guest rooms casual and nautical. We couldn’t have been more happy with that! We played off the nautical theme by […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Master Bedroom

June 22, 2015

We are so happy you enjoyed last Friday’s “Inside Look” into the beautiful lakeside retreat family room. Today we are showcasing the master bedroom. It’s one of our favorite rooms EVER and let us tell you why… Who would not want to wake up to this beautiful view and light filled room? This lake house […]

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An Inside Look: Lakeside Family Great Room

June 12, 2015

Happy Friday! We are very excited for the weekend, especially because it is my daughter Finley’s 5th birthday party with all of her friends. Stay tuned for more on that later! ūüôā Something else we are excited about? This beautiful Lakeside Home. We had the opportunity to design this house a few months ago and […]

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Accessorizing Your Built-in Shelves

June 3, 2015

One of my Mom’s favorite activities: ACCESSORIZING. She has been dubbed the Official Accessory Queen. Recently, we went to a client’s house to help accessorize her built-in shelves and mantle. As always: it was a lot of fun. AND we came out of it with a few tips to share with y’all! Before: Now, you […]

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Before and After: Living Room

May 29, 2015

Is it just me or has this week has completely flown by?¬† It’s Friday and that means let’s party by showing you one of our favorite room transformations! This living room room is not terribly large in size but we had a lot of boxes to check on this family’s list. Additionally, this room is […]

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A Piano Room Transformation: Before and After

May 13, 2015

I love a good transformation, don’t you? I think we all do! Here’s the back story… My client worked out of this space with her team, consisting of her brother and two daughters. Like most things, it worked for a little while. But then she realized she missed using this room to entertaining her guests […]

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A Beautiful Dining Room Transformation

May 1, 2015

One of my favorite rooms to transform: dining rooms. I love designing rooms where families gather! Who am I kidding? I love designing and transforming all rooms. When I first got started on this project, I knew that we would be using faux leather on the chairs. She had two small children and knew for […]

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My Husband’s Office: Before and After

March 30, 2015

My husband, Chris, works from home most of the time, so I knew designing his office would be very important. It had to be functional and masculine, without looking out of place in our home. You can see the “before” picture below. We moved in to builder beige walls but immediately painted it Benjamin Moore’s […]

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Paint on the Ceiling!

March 15, 2015

One way to quickly and easily enhance your space is to address your ceiling. A lot of ceilings will have at least crown molding separating them from the walls, which is the perfect separation to do something different and interesting on the ceiling, like paint or wallpaper. And if you have a tray or coffered […]

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Practically Beautiful Family Room

March 5, 2015

What’s practical is beautiful… and suitability always overrules fashion. Billy Baldwin I love designing for a family friendly lifestyle. Most of my clients have growing families with the busy schedules of everyday life and look for their home to be their sanctuary and place to escape. The most common request from clients is that they […]

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Chevron or No Chevron?

March 3, 2015

We can all agree that the chevron print has made a massive impact on modern interior designs. It’s strong geometric print adds instant fun to a more subtle room. Chevron is recognized by its repeating inverted V design. (Visit here to see this print featured in the Decorator’s Dictionary!) Are you shying away from chevron […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, U – W

February 24, 2015

U Upholstery –¬†The process of fitting furniture, usually seating, with padding, springs, and webbing, with a fabric or leather cover. Ultrasuede – A¬†brand of washable, synthetic, suede-like fabric, like the chocolate sofa below.¬†It is made¬†of polyester microfibers combined with polyurethane foam in a non woven structure. Is soft to the touch and is incredibly durable. […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, R – T

February 19, 2015

R Rattan –¬†A type of climbing palm with very long and tough stems that are often used in wickerwork. The rattan look is repeated in an engineered format so that it can be used outside and all year round. ¬†This way you keep the woven style in the body but can even accentuate the piece […]

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Perk Up Your Space with Pillows

February 17, 2015

There is not doubt that this freezing weather is keeping everyone indoors. If you have a space that needs some excitement and overall re-vamp, pillows are the solution! Pillows are a super quick and easy way to bring in that needed pop of bright color, pattern and texture in order to completely transform the look […]

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Love is in the Air and Your Home

February 14, 2015

2015 is the year to love your home! Not just on Valentines Day, but every day of the year.¬†How can you love your home? The key is to always make it a reflection of your needs and personality. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite Valentines day inspired rooms that I hope will inspire […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, O – Q

February 13, 2015

O Ogee Edge – A decorative S-shaped profile molding. This is most commonly found on counter top surfaces and look great in both kitchens and bathrooms. Opulent – Ostentatiously rich and luxurious or lavish. This is a particular style or taste in design preference. A touch of opulence can be achieved by simple adding a […]

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The Decorator’s Dictionary F – H

January 27, 2015

F Faux Iron – Imitates the look of wrought iron but made from durable wood composite material. Is suitable for both indoor and outdoor and lends itself to custom intricate designs. Finial – A¬†decorative finish hardware of any material, used to cap drapery rods, newel posts, furnishings; used as a crowning ornament for furniture/ architecture […]

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The Decorator’s Dictionary C – E

January 20, 2015

C Chaise Lounge – An upholstered chair of sofa, with or without arms, for reclining. Great for relaxing, these look great in a library space of dressing room. Chevron – A modern print with a retro flare. This print is made of repeated inverted V’s. When used in moderation. touches of chevron can easily update […]

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Farm House Chic

January 15, 2015

Rustic inspired home decor is here to stay. I wanted to share this adorable country inspired home I previously designed because it embodies so many of the currents trends in home decor. The first thing that pops out in this space is the beautiful combination of the textures of the wood and other materials. The […]

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Designing My Dining Room

December 31, 2014

Another room makeover alert, this time at my home! Like most homes, my dining room is one of the first rooms that you see when you enter through the front door so it’s important to make a design impression right away. Of course, I wanted a formal space for holiday dinners and entertaining but also […]

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The Deets for a Perfect Guest Room Suite

December 30, 2014

A guest room should be a space where your visitors feel welcome and relaxed. It’s actually really simple to create a chic space for guests to be relaxed and make their stay with you even more enjoyable! I’m excited to take you through a guest room makeover that you can easily mimic with a few […]

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Goodbye Christmas Decor Already?

December 27, 2014

This year I have felt the need to clean up some, not all, of my Christmas decor a little earlier than usual. We will definitely leave some pieces out as we are still loving our time at home with our girls just soaking in as much family time as possible but there are some things […]

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Decor is in the Details

December 20, 2014

Wondering how to get the most impact out of a small room in your home? Whether it’s a powder room, window seat, or in this week’s client install, a guest bathroom, every single detail matters! This¬†bathroom¬†is super small but with a few swaps and fixtures, you only notice the beauty of this space. First things, […]

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Accessorizing with Artwork

December 18, 2014

So they say bigger is always better, right? My design opinion is 100 percent dependent upon the space you’re decorating. This week’s challenge was accessorizing a family’s living room with a lot of blank wall space and extremely tall ceilings and mantel. We obviously needed a large, tall piece of art to fill the white […]

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Family Playroom Redesignd

December 16, 2014

I’m so excited to share today’s blog because it’s all about the latest weekend project at my home! As my girls get older we’ve changed their bedroom decor¬†to a “big girl” space and have now transformed our bonus room into the perfect big girl playroom where they can grow and enjoy it for many years […]

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Home Decor Installs Galore

December 12, 2014

Is it Friday already? This week has flown by with several client installs to prepare for and I’m excited to share photos of the finished results! Neutral chair with nail head trim. An arm chair with a classic shape and minimal print. I just love this light and inviting family room! Round coffee tables are […]

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How to Make Neutral Pop

December 10, 2014

Neutral color palettes can be anything but boring! If you desire a look that’s¬†timeless without any of the fuss, follow these tips on how to make a neutral palette transform any room in your home.¬†What I love about this room is how crisp and fresh it looks with clean lines of white, ivory and cream! […]

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Pin of the Week – Bringing the Outdoors, Indoor

December 3, 2014

The cold weather has arrived, keeping many of us inside wishing we could enjoy the beauty of the winter season. Sunrooms are the perfect solution which allow us to appreciate the outdoors without giving up the comforts of home. If you’re looking to update your sunroom or even start from scratch, check out our Pin […]

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Setting the Color Bar High

November 26, 2014

I’m constantly looking for ways to be even more creative with my client’s home decor. This living room was a dream come true when it comes to natural lighting and architectural details! What I love most about this room is their gorgeously rich¬†color palette! Your eyes first go to the painted ceilings with large molding. […]

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Tips for a Dashing Dining Room

November 24, 2014

  With Thanksgiving fast approaching, I’m sure your’re all gearing up to host family and friends for a wonderful dinner on Thursday. I’ve put together a few tips on how to successfully decorate your dining room this holiday season, or all year’round! Dining Room Do’s Add some greenery. I love the three-tier topiary in the […]

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Introducing Our Show, Family Redesigned

November 21, 2014

Are you a fan of any major home and garden network television shows? How would you like to customize what you watch and have access to shows whenever you want, with the click of a button? We are thrilled to announce that we are officially part of The Design Network family as Family Redesigned! For […]

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A Holly Jolly Home

November 19, 2014

If you’re familiar with my previous blogs¬†and facebook posts, it’s quite apparent that Lauren Nicole Designs and Lila Home are in full-out Christmas mode! Balsam and cedar scent candles, ornaments, and Christmas wreaths have taken over our retail store for weeks now. This week, team LND is traveling to Greensboro, NC to help prepare a […]

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Pin of the Week – Pendant Lamps

November 12, 2014

‘ Do you want a beautiful bathroom where you can relax but the decor still “packs a punch”?¬†¬†Take note from today’s Pin of the Week! ¬†Here’s why the decor works. The lighting is unexpected! These pendant lamps are a wonderful alternative to placing horizontal sconces above your mirror. Say goodbye to boring stock mirrors above […]

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HGTV Fresh Faces of Design Nominee!

November 10, 2014

Happy Monday LND fans! As you might have seen on our Facebook and Instagram accounts, we received the most exciting news last Thursday. Are you ready for this?! Lauren Nicole Designs has been nominated in TWO categories as part of the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design contest! This contest aims to bring recognition to new, […]

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Pin of the Week – Interior Black Door

November 7, 2014

A new home aesthetic trend is on the rise! If you’re familiar with the world that is interior design, I’m sure you’ve seen photos of darker colored interior doors. Most of these doors are a shade of black which look amazing, but we decided to put our own unique spin on it. One of the […]

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Behind the Scenes of a LND Home Photoshoot

November 6, 2014

It’s only Thursday and we already feel so accomplished! This week we are excited to be on-site at a few of our client’s beautiful homes to document the work of Lauren Nicole Designs. The first stop on the photoshoot marathon was at the home of ¬†Zach and Erica. Their ¬†family allowed us to transform the […]

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Halloweek at a Glance

November 3, 2014

Boy was it a busy week! We were so excited to be back in Virginia for a special client’s installation. This warm and inviting foyer is a perfect example of how to mix modern, neutral patterns and colors into one room. For the master bedroom, my client’s selected scarlet red as the accent color. This […]

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Patio With a Plan

October 21, 2014

To top off a great Market, Casual Living magazine has featured one of my recent outdoor spaces in the October Market issue! Seeing my hard work published is something that is always exciting and I will forever cherish the beautiful write up and display of my hard work. Thank you Laurie and Casual Living! Time […]

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A Very Special Makeover

September 4, 2014

I have very exciting news to share!¬† I was recently contacted by the CBS TV show, The Doctors, to makeover a very special little girl’s nursery. The Hall family is a local Charlotte family who has been through a lot. 2 years ago their daughter, Amy, was born and since ¬†a few days later, she […]

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It’s a FALL Contest….Your Chance to WIN!!

September 3, 2014

Happy start to Fall y’all!! I know that some of you are already over the pumpkin flavored everything but not me! I could live in Fall all year round! So to kick off this FAB FALL season we are about to embark upon, I decided to do a little giveaway! YOU could be the lucky […]

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Drop Zone Makeover

September 1, 2014

Just in time for school to start, our drop zone got an easy peasy new look! Here is the before~ And the after~ Everything about this area stayed the same functionally but I used Amy Howard’s One Step Paint in color Bauhaus Buff to give it a brighter and happier look. It took 1.5 days […]

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How to Accessorize a Wall of Shelves

August 27, 2014

This before and after is by far one of my favorites. My client used this conservatory area of her home as her office, where her and her team (made up of her family members) worked on a daily basis. The space is light and bright and very rectangular, so it was the perfect place to […]

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Create an Oasis in Your Bathroom TV spot!

August 24, 2014

I recently did a post, How to Create an Oasis in Your Bathroom, and I am thrilled to share with you how that topic looks through the eyes of a morning talk show! I was recently asked to appear on The Joy Sutton Show as the interior design expert to share with her awesome viewers […]

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Our Appearance on the Hit Show: Space Off

August 6, 2014

  A few weeks ago my Mom, Linda, and I were asked to come and be the judges on the hit show, Space Off, which airs on The Design Network. We were so honored to have been asked to analyze the hard work of two amazing teams of designers. We were excited to go and […]

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Making a Non Custom Home CUSTOM

August 5, 2014

I visited a new home site yesterday that is under construction and about to get dry wall. But this was not just any home site, it is the future new home of my parents! It has been a long time coming but they are about to settle in to their new abode and I could […]

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How to Create an Oasis in your Bathroom

August 1, 2014

Do you love taking hot bubble baths? Or feeling like you are in a spa getting the royal treatment? Do you like to make a good impression when friends and family come over? If you answered YES to any of the above then here are a few great tips to help you create an oasis […]

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Coastal Elegance

July 24, 2014

I am so excited to be researching inspiration for an upcoming project that will be a Coastal style home that will in fact be on the water. And what is especially exciting is that this is a home owned by clients of mine that I have worked with for the past couple of years. I […]

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Feeling Blue!

July 4, 2014

              Looking back on my installations from last week I noticed a lot of use of the color BLUE.¬† This color has been making an impact on the design and fashion world over the last few years and I love that I am getting to use it with my […]

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Introducing…..The Design Network

June 25, 2014

I am very excited to announce that Lauren Nicole Designs will be coming to all homes everywhere through the power of The Design Network. I have my very own Channel that will be available 24/7 for your viewing pleasure! The Design Network is an amazing resource for all Home Enthusiasts to customize how and when […]

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Dining Room Makeover!

May 29, 2014

      Yesterday I had the pleasure of installing a brand new dining room for my lovely clients. When I met these homeowners they were ‘stuck’ with how to get the look and functionality in real life that they were seeing in their minds. She was up every night flipping through catalogs and stressing […]

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Tips for Beautiful Outdoor Living!

May 24, 2014

How to Make Your Outdoor Space Feel Like Home   Indoor/outdoor living is a lifestyle trend that is here to stay. So how do you create a beautiful and functional outdoor space that has a finished feel and is an extension of your home? Here are a few simple tips! SPACE PLANNING! Consider traffic patterns […]

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Campbell LOVES her new….

April 23, 2014

Installation day finally came on Monday for Campbell’s draperies….finally! Even though I install draperies all the time, seeing the dramatic difference that they make in a room gets me every time. And on this installation day my little client was also quite pleased with the addition to her room. I just love her AND her […]

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How to Wow Your Home Office

April 15, 2014

Whether you work from home or have a spouse who does or you just need your own space to manage your family from, a home office space is a key room in many homes. ¬†Many builders today are actually creating a larger home office space and eliminating a formal living room altogether. A sign that […]

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Thank you!

April 12, 2014

Everyday I get the privilege of working with my wonderful clients and I am always so honored that they have welcomed me into their¬†homes and shared their decorating and lifestyle challenges with me. I take so seriously the functional plus the stylistic value of a project that when a project is coming to a close […]

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Celebrating SPRING!

March 10, 2014

We were lucky enough to experience two beautiful Spring like days in a row this past weekend. And how thankful we were! So thankful that we decided to shout it all over our new framed chalkboard wall! Let me show you what this wall looked like when we moved in this past Summer. I knew […]

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eDesign Giveaway!

March 7, 2014

Do you have a room in your home that is in need of a new look? Don’t know where to start? Do you want to win a $150 gift card towards your eDesign plan? Then please check out my exciting giveaway on the amazing Emily A. Clark blog! Click here for all of the info! […]

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Dining Table Bench

March 2, 2014

A new trend that has seemed to make quite an impact on how our families are seated at the dinner table is the dining table bench. I tried this in our house last year and we are all really liking it! I think with young children it can be a bit easier to get in […]

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Best of Houzz 2014!

February 19, 2014

LAUREN NICOLE DESIGNS of Charlotte, NC Receives Best Of Houzz 2014 Award ¬† Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals ¬† Charlotte, NC, February 4, 2014 ‚Äď Lauren Nicole Designs of Charlotte, NC has been awarded ‚ÄúBest Of Houzz‚ÄĚ by Houzz, the leading platform for home […]

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An Icy Renovation Update!

February 12, 2014

Despite the icy conditions, I was able to go and check in on one of my client’s projects and I am so excited to share the beautiful progress with you! This renovation project is really unique in that we took the left side of the house and basically just added on to all 3 levels […]

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Behind the Scenes~ Lauren Nicole Designs Photo Shoot

January 25, 2014

Twice a year Randy and I get together to document my latest full room projects. I look forward to this time together each season as Randy has the most incredible eye for an amazing shot and he knows just how to capture the essence of my design details. In addition to producing beautiful images of […]

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Emotions of Color

January 20, 2014

I came across this chart on Pinterest and thought it was quite interesting. I am not one to always follow the rules, in fact I view the rules of design strictly as guidelines, so I take this chart with a grain of salt but it is kind of fun to look at the psychology behind […]

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The After Christmas Decor Dilemma

December 28, 2013

Traditions. Ornaments. Cookies. Stockings. Wreaths. Candles. Cinnamon. Garland. Oh My!¬† The scents and style of Christmas all combine to create one of our most celebrated holidays. And the efforts that we all go through to create our own Christmas ‚Äėfeel‚Äô in our homes is so special to each of us for different reasons. Whether you […]

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Lovely Living Room Makeover

November 27, 2013

When I first met my clients below, we started working on their family room as they were brand new to their home and needed a pulled together apace to spend the majority of their time in. I quickly learned that my new client and friend was a big fan of neutrals:) I do believe that […]

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Family Room Bookshelf Makeover

November 16, 2013

I am so excited to share this before and after transformation with you! Often times the accessories, or jewelry of the room, can be the most difficult to do. It takes precision, matching up scale, texture and color as well as placing things so they do not actually look like they were planned but they […]

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Nothing Like a Wedding Part 2

November 12, 2013

Throughout this 3 day installation I was blessed with the most wonderful people on my team to make everything perfect. Poor Paco, I am pretty sure we moved these two incredibly heavy sofas and chairs at least 6 times to get everything in the exact right spot. And thank you Mom for your expert furniture […]

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Nothing Like a Wedding Part 1

November 10, 2013

I was so excited when I first spoke to my client who was truly looking to create her real dream home.¬†¬†She had been preparing for this opportunity throughout her adult life, working very hard to create a successful life for herself, and had finally purchased the house that she had always dreamed of. Successful in […]

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Design Photo Shoot Sneak Peek and Outtakes

November 6, 2013

Today was Day 2 of my Fall photo shoot of some of the rooms that I have completed over the last few months. It is always so much fun to capture a room through the lens of the camera and to play ‘perfect’ for a day. It is true that we don’t always live like […]

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We have a WINNER!

October 26, 2013

Thank you to all who commented and registered to win the $150 Benjamin Moore gift card! All of your opinions were so great and I appreciated all of the thought that went into Campbell’s paint color! So, can I get a drum roll please?! Amy K. you are the big winner! CONGRATULATIONS! I will email […]

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Last Day to Win!

October 25, 2013

Happy Friday! Today is the last day to register to win the $150 giveaway from Benjamin Moore! The winner will be announced tomorrow morning so be sure to check back!

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Big Girl Room and Paint GIVEAWAY

October 24, 2013

I hope that you have all been following along this week with Campbell’s big girl room paint selection. And that you have entered to win the $150 Benjamin Moore gift card! I thought that I would give you a more in depth look into the overall plan for her bedroom. For those of you who […]

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Update on Campbell’s Paint and Contest

October 21, 2013

For all of you following Campbell’s bedroom paint makeover and contest here is what is happening at our house this morning! Here is the giveaway, don’t forget to enter and share with your friends for a chance to win!

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Benjamin Moore Giveaway!

October 20, 2013

I had such an overwhelming amount of support and feedback from y’all on my paint selection for my daughter Campbell’s bedroom that it inspired this awesome giveaway from Benjamin Moore! The winner will be drawn on Friday the 25th so be sure to enter soon and share with your friends. Painting starts on Monday in […]

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Charlotte Model Home Tour

October 15, 2013

This past weekend I was invited to tour the beautiful M/I Homes Model Home at Cureton in Waxhaw, NC¬†and I thought I would share some highlights of my walk through. In addition to the fabulous neighborhood complete with large community pool and awesome slide, this neighborhood is tucked away in a peaceful setting but is […]

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Fab Front Porch

October 9, 2013

As an interior decorator, I am usually so busy on the inside that I loved getting outside on this install day! This classic stone front farm inspired home sits on a beautiful piece of wooded property that is home to many of nature’s four legged friends. So creating a cozy seating area on this front […]

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Graphite Grey in Home Decor and Fashion

October 6, 2013

My one treat to myself that I stick to is getting my nails done every 2-3 weeks. I use my hands so much between my girls and opening boxes in the studio or loading and unloading accessories that I am very hard on my nails and I really cannot stand when they do not all […]

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Fun with Floral Arrangements!

October 3, 2013

Of course as an interior designer creativity comes with the territory. But sometimes our creativity goes beyond putting a beautifully functional room together. For instance, today we were faced with the challenge of….’how would you transport two huge (and BEAUTIFUL) calla lilly and hydrangea arrangements in glass containers 25 minutes down the road?’. Why with […]

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Charlotte Family Room Design Plan

October 2, 2013

When we moved into our new Charlotte home, I like many of my clients, had to make some tough decisions about how to position some of our current furniture pieces. I have had this sofa for almost 7 years and it was originally a bad shade of green/brown. So in our last home I had […]

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New Charlotte Children’s Room

September 26, 2013

When we first found our new Charlotte, NC home, my interior designer wheels were immediately turning with all of the possibilities for each and every room. But I knew I wanted to focus on Finley and Campbell’s rooms early as they are so much fun to do and I also want them to feel special […]

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Kind Words to Make my Day!

September 21, 2013

I love what I do. Can I say that again? I love what I do! I get the privilege of entering someone’s home, their space, and get the honor of designing a space for them that will impact their family’s daily lives. Each project is always new and exciting and full of fun….and hard work. […]

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Before and After: Dining Room Tabletop Accessories

September 20, 2013

Your dining room table is a major focal point not only of that room but of your entire main floor as well. Therefore it is critical to address that large, hard surface space with something soft and pretty. In some cases just a bowl may not be enough and supporting pieces may be necessary. That’s […]

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Fall Colors Inside and Out

September 16, 2013

Like a lot of you, Fall is my favorite season! The warm colors, the amazing smells, the chilly mornings and all of the fun fall activities like apple picking, going to the pumpkin patch and of course going on a hay ride make this the best time of year! And I am excited to learn […]

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A Week in the life of Lauren Nicole Designs

September 15, 2013

It was a ¬†FULL¬†week here at LND so here is a little recap! The before and the after~ This neutral dining room will come to life with a few upcoming accessories. This little powder room got a BIG makeover! I went on a little road trip on Friday and fell in love with this view! […]

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Before and After

August 20, 2013

    I love the visual impact of a good before and after comparison. I am currently in the process of putting the finishing touches on a great home that I have been working on for the last several months. It is always fun to go back to the before pictures that I took on […]

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Fall Colors Are in the Air!

August 15, 2013

Fall was in the air today and I must say that I loved wearing jeans and a 3/4 sleeve blouse! It made me start to think about Fall fashion and Fall interior design trends. The classic fall color palette is still one that I use quite a bit as I feel a lot of people […]

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Classic and Timeless Kitchen Makeover

August 10, 2013

When I met my clients, I was already in love with the bones of their kitchen. But they were looking for a way to spice up their space…enter Me! We all know that I cannot cook an actual meal in a kitchen but I sure can cook up a mean plate of style! Here is […]

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New Project Design Boards

July 23, 2013

I am working on a really neat project for a family of 6 who is actually downsizing their home. Their oldest of four daughters is off to college and the second oldest is not far behind. So they decided that it was time to pair things down. They are moving into their home soon and […]

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My Favorite Kid’s Spaces

July 17, 2013

Many of my friends, clients and readers out there know the challenge of creating an organized and whimsical kid’s space in your home. Studies have found that when kids, of all ages, have an organized place to work, play, do homework and projects, that their results are often more productive and grades tend to improve. […]

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HOW to WOW at Macy’s!

July 9, 2013

I love when opportunities come along that allow me to showcase my hard work but also that allow me to teach people How to Wow their home with style and function. There are so many people out there in need of ¬†decorating intervention and I love passing along tips and trends and showing my before […]

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How to Wow:Paint Color Selection

July 5, 2013

Ah paint selection….often times I arrive at a client’s home to either see 15 different samples painted on the walls or I hear, ‘I need to paint but I cannot pick a color and I only want to paint ONCE!’ so you out there reading this are not alone! While I always recommend getting samples […]

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