Category Archives: Day in the Life of a Decorator

Houzz Celebrates Mother-Daughter Design Duos

May 15, 2017

I hope all you hard-working mommas had a fabulous Mother’s Day! I am such a lucky woman to be able to work side-by-side with my mom on a daily basis, in a career field we are both so passionate about. My mom inspires me and challenges me in so many different ways. I wouldn’t be […]

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Friday Faves: Off the Shoulder Love and Sneak Peeks

April 15, 2016

Happy Friday! It’s officially Friday FriYAY! 🙂 We’re busy bees over here but so excited for many reasons…let us share some of our faves this week! High Point Furniture Market is this weekend! We will be there for a few days. We’ve found that over the years people are confused about High Point Market…what is […]

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How I Keep It All Together

April 6, 2016

Alrighty…being a mom of two very busy and active girls and owning my own design business and store can be NUTS! However, over the last few years I have learned quite a few tricks to make sure I stay organized and on top of everything. I am literally pulled in a million directions every day […]

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Inside Look: Northshore Estate Formal Living Room

January 27, 2016

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re here today with one of our favorite formal living rooms. This home has been on our blog quite a bit so far. Here are the other inside looks: Kitchen Family Room Dining Room Annnd…there are more rooms for us to uncover in the coming weeks. Stay tuned because each week we […]

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Behind the Scenes: The Making of a Biergarten

January 11, 2016

You are probably thinking, “Biergarten?” Am I on the right website? Well, of course you are! We recently had the opportunity to work with Gravity Magazine to create a Biergarten at the home of one of our favorite clients. What is a Biergarten? The term biergarten, or beer garden, hails from Munich, Bavaria and originated […]

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Preparing Your Home to Sell: The Front Porch

October 27, 2015

We are very excited to partner with Roby Realty on a new video series. We will be talking all about getting your home ready to sell! We’ve worked with Ash, the president of Roby Realty, for a while now and always enjoy being a guest on their radio show on Sundays. In preparing your home […]

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Survey Time: Our Favorites

September 25, 2015

We love a survey, y’all! It’s a great way for us to show our personality and for you to get to know us. Mom and I had a blast answering these questions. Check them out! Want to partake? Simply copy and paste it in the comments section and answer. 🙂 We’d love to hear from […]

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Our Favorite Fall Fashion Part 1

September 2, 2015

We’re here with our FAVORITE Fall Fashion! We have so many faves, we are doing this in parts. 🙂 Mom and I had a great time at our little fashion photo-shoot and had a hard time waiting until September to share with y’all. For us, September means give us all the pumpkin baked goods, scarves, […]

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Ask a Designer: Trendy Kitchens and Gallery Walls

August 28, 2015

We’re back with another Ask-a-Designer post! We love these because it’s fun to interact and answer questions with y’all. Please keep them coming because we love ’em! Comment below to ask your question or email “What is the best way to group paintings of multiple sizes on 1 statement wall? Do you have any […]

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What’s on Our Nightstand?

July 22, 2015

We wanted to give you an inside look and share what’s on our nightstand. We are starting at my house and in another post will share everyone else! Here’s the deal, I like my nightstand clean and simple, clutter free. Of course, most of the time at night, you will find my phone charging on […]

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Trash Can Margaritas and a Giveaway

July 2, 2015

What are y’all up to for the upcoming 4th of July holiday? We will still be vacationing so I’m sure good times will be had! Something you absolutely MUST do?! Make this Trash Can Margarita! It is the easiest and tastiest margarita you will ever have. Ever. We haven’t met someone who doesn’t like this […]

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DIY Cute Candy Centerpieces

June 29, 2015

Finley’s birthday is this week and I wanted to make sure I made her feel special! One thing she loves? Pink! Another? Candy! Mom and I had fun crafting these candy centerpieces for Finley and I know you will too. As usual with our DIY’s and How-To’s: it’s easy peasy! What you will need: Tall […]

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Make Your Own Trifle Bar for Under $15

June 25, 2015

We had a lot of fun with this one, y’all! With the upcoming July 4th holiday around the corner, we decided to do a make-your-own trifle bar for the festivities. And guess what? All for under $15.00! One of our favorite summertime desserts is Strawberry Trifle. It’s made of layering angel food cake, vanilla pudding, […]

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How to Not Work Too Much on Your Vacation

June 19, 2015

We are so excited to be heading to the coast soon for our annual vacation with the family! Over the years of being a mom, interior designer and business owner, I’ve learned a few tricks of the trade in order to have a good vacation. Now, you may be thinking, “It’s not that hard to […]

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What We’ve Learned From Our Dad

June 18, 2015

Happy Father’s Day! We are so grateful for our dad’s today and every day. Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad. We decided the best way to honor our amazing dad’s on Father’s Day is to showcase what they taught us. We gathered up a few people […]

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Our Vacation Essentials

June 16, 2015

We are headed to the N.C. coast in a couple of weeks for a week-long vacation and I cannot tell you how very excited we are! This is funny: Finley thinks we are going to the beach FOR her birthday because her birthday happens to fall on one of the vacation days. 🙂 She’s too […]

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How to be the Perfect Hostess: Pop In Visitors

June 15, 2015

It’s happened to all of us. We sit down with our glass of wine, dogs in our lap, ready to watch the latest House of Cards episode AND then we hear a knock on the door. Surprise: unexpected visitors! This doesn’t necessarily have to be a stressful thing. We are constantly having people flow in […]

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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! 🙂 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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Our Favorite Sangria Recipe

June 11, 2015

The days are getting longer and hotter…so that means we are spending more time outdoors. We love to sit out on our patio with a cold drink and watch the girls play in the backyard. Our version of a perfect summer drink has to involve wine, fruit and be refreshing. Enter our favorite Sangria! Our […]

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DIY Wine Cork Placecard Holders

June 9, 2015

Hello Hello! How is everyone on this Tuesday?! I am excited because I could have the easiest and cutest craft EVER to show you today! It will take you all of 30 seconds… Here is what you need: Wine Cork Hot glue and glue gun Penny On top of your wine cork: cut a small […]

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Day in the Life: Linda

June 8, 2015

Hey everyone! Linda here! I’m technically the Creative Director and Store Owner of Lauren Nicole Designs but I wear many, many hats. Every single day is different and that’s my favorite part of all. I thought it might be fun to show you one of my typical crazy days. Check it out. 🙂 8:00am: Eating while getting […]

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A Day in My Life: Lauren

April 13, 2015

I thought it would be fun to give you a quick peek inside my day. Every day is extremely different but they have one theme: I have long but rewarding days! My day starts the night before by laying out my clothes for the next day. It helps me get going in the morning. In […]

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Around My Home: Easter

March 24, 2015

Have you caught spring fever yet? We sure have! Easter is just next week and we’ve got some great ideas for you and your family. Other than spending time with family, my favorite part of each holiday is to dress my house for the occasion. My girls love to get involved and help me decorate, […]

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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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3 Quick Tips for Pet Friendly Designs

March 8, 2015

My family is the animal saving, animal loving, animal crazy kind. We’re happy to have two cats, Olivia and Elsa, and now three dogs, Zoe, Lucy and Clover. Given our new addition to my family and the Lila Home/Lauren Nicole Designs studio, Clover the 10 week old miniature Australian Shepherd, I’m now thinking again of […]

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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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Rugs That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

February 26, 2015

The interior design business is all about forming meaningful relationships with clients, fellow designers, and vendors. I’m happy to say that my design circle grew a little larger yesterday after a meeting with the fabulous team of Couture Knots, who specialize in hand-knotted luxury rugs. Lila Home Designs and I were introduced to the owner of […]

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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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Real or Engineered Leather? That is the Question.

February 22, 2015

      It is an age old debate….to leather or not to leather? When I meet with clients I often hear reasons for and against the use of leather on a sofa or sectional. The pros are usually along these lines: *rich and handsome look *more resistant to spills than fabric *classic style Some […]

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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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Interior Designer Turns Pageant Mom

February 10, 2015

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about our family activities but this weekend was one for the books and deserves some bragging. As you know, I am a mom to two amazing, funny and talented little girls, Finley and Campbell. They are at the age where we’re now experimenting with different after school activities, […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, L – N

February 5, 2015

L Lauren Nicole Designs – In our opinion, the BEST interior designer with a sophisticated style, and just a touch of southern flair, helping you love your home since 2006. Lacquer – A hard, protective varnish that is applied as a topcoat to furniture. Visit Lila Home Designs to purchase these Amy Howard lacquer paints! Ladder-Back – […]

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The Decorator’s Dictionary, I – K

January 31, 2015

Today’s edition of the Decorator’s Dictionary is packed full of design fun!  I’m excited to share our creative take on letters I – K! I Ikat – Fabric made using an Indonesian decorative technique in which warp or weft threads, or both, are tie-dyed before weaving. Inlay – An ornamentation process whereas to set one […]

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Our New Series, Design 101

January 29, 2015

That’s a wrap! I am so excited to announce that filming for our new series on The Design Network is complete. Design 101 is a fun and upbeat show which gives an inside look into tricks of the interior design trade! Wondering how to properly accessorize a bed that matches the work of a designer? Looking […]

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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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Striking Gold at the Atlanta Market

January 13, 2015

It’s our first full week back after a tiresome but rewarding few days at America’s Mart in Atlanta, GA. Much like our trip to market in High Point last fall, we enjoy taking away a refreshed perspective and finding the upcoming trends in the interior design world. One of the most obvious trends at this year’s […]

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Home Year, New Decor, New You

January 7, 2015

A fresh mindset is the theme for each new year. To feel fresh and alive in your home is a wonderful quality that will carry over into a positive mindset in life. Mix this theology with the hottest home trends of 2015 and you’re off to a wonderful start. Home Decor Trends of 2015 Infuse […]

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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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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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And the 2015 Color of the Year is…Marsala!

December 5, 2014

Marsala. Your mind might jump to a plate of delicious Italian food or a hearty glass of red wine. This is what most think of. In my designer mind Marsala means rich, earthy tones that add warmth to home decor. Although, at first I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy over this color choice, probably like […]

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Inside My Home for the Holidays

December 1, 2014

Welcome, December! It really is the most wonderful time of year. Christmas officially began in our home as soon as the Thanksgiving dishes were cleaned and put away. After decorating a few of our client’s homes for the holidays, I couldn’t wait to decorate our home for Christmas! Here is an inside look at what […]

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Vote for Me on HGTV

November 28, 2014

Ready, set, VOTE! With Thanksgiving past, I am so thankful for many things. This month I am especially thankful to my amazing clients for allowing Lauren Nicole Designs to flourish! As you’re enjoying family time hanging around the house or possibly waiting in those very long Black Friday lines (best of luck to you), please take […]

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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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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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Bar Carts and Kitchen Islands

October 20, 2014

One of our most interesting observations over the last two days is the incredible amount of bar carts and kitchen islands that we have seen. Coming in all shapes, sizes and finishes, these pieces are all really great additions depending on your specific situation. Here are a few of our faves~ This last one is […]

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My Favorite Market Find Today

October 19, 2014

As we were heading back to the bus after an amazing first day at the High Point Market, we stumbled upon an incredibly touching…..chair. Yes, that’s right, an incredibly touching chair. This chair was created to promote friendship among children and to deter bullying in schools. Acacia, a 10 year old little girl, was born […]

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Organizational Board

September 14, 2014

I am in LOVE with this awesome organizational project that we just installed! My clients just moved into their new home and they immediately picked this big blank wall in their kitchen for their wall of organization. They had a vision for this wall  and my carpenter and I had so much fun bringing it […]

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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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New Artwork Goes Up!

July 30, 2014

I am just like a little kid on Christmas morning when we get deliveries at the shop. My favorite pieces from yesterday are~ I like to call this one Heifer and Hydrangeas The yearling heifer head will be paired with a lamb and a pig in a trio hanging on a wall in my breakfast […]

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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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Fabulous Fabric for my Fabulous Finley

July 11, 2014

 It has almost been a year since we bought our home and we have been slowly working away at some of the projects that we have on our list. And just like I tell my clients…..I needed a PLAN! Unfortunately, I did not heed my best advice in my oldest daughter’s room when I chose […]

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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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A Royal Color Combo

June 13, 2014

        It is always interesting to me to see how an outfit can be an inspiration for a beautiful room design.  I realized earlier today just how much I love the look of navy, white and gold and thought, this combo sure would make a gorgeous room design! So I did a […]

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Pretty Picture Frames!

June 9, 2014

This Sunday I spent some awesome quality time with my girlies! And the fact that it was raining and I had more than one hour at home was the perfect reason to cross off some items on my to do list. The two frames below have sat on a chest in our back hall for […]

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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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Bye Bye Easter Wreath and Hello……

May 4, 2014

Yes, I still had my Easter Egg wreath on my front door until today. I was sort of waiting until I was ready to replace it with something else but it also kept escaping me each day. We actually use our front door quite a bit as we have a great covered porch with rocking […]

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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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Sweet Little Chair for a Sweet Little Girl

April 22, 2014

My Finley loves to spend time in her room. It is her own space to read, draw, play, do her ‘make up’ and get lost in her own imagination. I am in the process of painting her room—color and pictures coming soon!—and I recently found a great bookcase that will need painting as well. It […]

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Happy Easter!

April 20, 2014

I am so excited to celebrate Easter this year as our girls are old enough to understand a little but of what this holiday means. In addition to the spiritual aspect, which I will not get into here, is of course the FUN aspect! Now the question is….who has had more fun this year? Mommy? […]

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And the Paint Color is……

April 17, 2014

When we bought our house the builder had already painted every square inch of our house in Benjamin Moore shelburne buff. And of course they used a lovely flat paint that literally shows every fingerprint and speck of dirt that floats near the walls. While this is a great color I have finally selected a […]

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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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Equestrian Style

March 26, 2014

Your Style. Your Home. What does that mean to you? We all have our own tastes and likes/dislikes and certain colors or styles that speak to us. For me, one of those styles is the Equestrian Style. My 25+ year love of horses will always be in my blood and I am looking to infuse […]

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BEST of Charlotte Smarty Pants WINNER!

March 20, 2014

We are SO excited to announce that Lauren Nicole Designs was voted Best of Charlotte Interior Designer by the amazing Charlotte Smarty Pants team. THANK YOU CSP! I love creating beautifully functional spaces for my fellow Charlotte families and to receive such an honor is just incredible! Cheers to 2014 and many more fabulous Charlotte […]

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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 – Lauren Nicole Designs of Charlotte, NC has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” 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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New Furniture Arriving at Lila HOME Today!

February 5, 2014

We really do count our blessings each and every day as we are lucky enough to experience the feeling of Christmas morning many times a month and all throughout the year. And today is one of those days! Look what has come through the doors at Lila HOME! We are excited to announce our Custom Select […]

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Show Your Home the Love

February 2, 2014

February is here! I’m not quite sure how that has happened but I am going to make the most of this LOVEly month! February brings Valentine’s Day, an exciting holiday that celebrates the love we have for one another. Whether you are enjoying this day with your significant other, children, pets, friends or family, demonstrating […]

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Lauren Nicole Designs and MORE!

February 1, 2014

Have y’all seen all of the great things that are happening at Lauren Nicole Designs? We are offering so many different services to help with all elements of the design world. And hopefully one of these categories will fit your needs! My clients are keeping me very busy working to make their houses into their […]

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Project Nursery

January 28, 2014

The most exciting clients are sometimes the smallest clients! So when Project Nursery asked me to be one of their preferred vendors, I was ecstatic!  If you have never been to their site you are definitely missing out on some great nursery and party inspiration! It is like a Houzz for little ones! If you or […]

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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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Busy Bee Designer!

January 18, 2014

2014 has gotten off to a busy start for the Lauren Nicole Designs team! Here is what we have been up to lately! Studying exciting new spaces~ Working on new design boards~ Freezing just a tad~ Launching Finley and Belle by Lauren Nicole Designs on Project Nursery Lila HOME is stepping into spring one FABULOUS […]

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A Message from Lauren

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year’s Eve! I hope you are all with your loved ones celebrating a fabulous 2013 and looking ahead to 2014. Below is a short video that I hope you will all enjoy! Watch Beautiful Happen in 2014!

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Celebrating 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014

December 31, 2013

What an incredible year 2013 has been! When I look back it is amazing to me how much we have accomplished! From creating beautiful spaces in Northern Virginia~ To creating a beautiful start in Charlotte, NC~ The Lauren Nicole Designs Team and the Clement Family wish all of YOU, our fabulous supporters, a prosperous New […]

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Merry Christmas From the Clements!

December 25, 2013

From my family to yours, I hope that your Holiday season is filled with JOY! We started our Christmas celebration with our traditional Christmas Eve one present opening. What are some of the traditions that your family celebrates? I am enjoying creating some new traditions of our own with our girls especially as this is […]

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Master Bedroom eDesign Boards

December 4, 2013

Since I just introduced y’all to my new eDesign site Room Service Designer, I thought I would share with you a couple of eDesign boards that I am currently working on. The first two boards are options for a Living Room in Florida for a bachelor looking to achieve a nice place to entertain friends […]

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I am Proud to Introduce….Room Service Designer!

December 2, 2013

Over the last year or so I have had many requests for my services from clients that live outside of my immediate area and I have been able to service them and it has been a lot of fun to be able to help someone even if we have never met! My eDesign success has […]

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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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