Founder of Laurence Carr Design Inc.
What led you to become an interior designer?
My becoming a designer is influenced by my previous career in the Performing Arts and Fashion in Europe. I have always been an artist since I was born. My parents often say I used to play musical instruments and sing since I was a toddler. At five years old, I started attending class at a Music Conservatory School and learned to read music and play piano. Then, I was introduced to ballet and never stopped dancing for twenty years. I became a professional ballet dancer at the Paris Opera Ballet and later a fashion model. Through all these years, I was embedded in the aesthetics of theatrical costumes, lights and fashion. This is where I learned to put together in magical ways textures, fabrics, furnitures, props and decor with a set of lighting that enhances one’s vision. After living in four different continents of the world and having a few different jobs, becoming an interior designer was a natural calling.
What is your favorite aspect of being an interior designer?
The creative part, designing a concept after listening to a client’s scope of work and dreams. Also, the final installation phase when it all comes together after many months of hard work.
What have you learned the most from your career in interior design?
The importance of listening to your client’s needs and wishes is invaluable. Exceeding our clients’ expectations is what we value most.
What tips and ideas do you have for other’s who would like to be interior designers?
First, designing must be a passion. Go to school to learn the required drawing and tech skills and see if you are up for the intricate role of interior designer. To be successful one has to be detailed-oriented, consistent, a project manager, and have strong visual skills. Always be curious to learn about new products in the architecture and design ever-changing industry to learn about art, design and taste and to appreciate beauty.
What are your favorite features of being an interior designer?
“Less is more” philosophy works in our designed interiors so it gives room for the following features to stand out: interior architecture, art collection, antiques, noble materials and rich textured fabrics and rugs.
What is at the heart of your career in interior design that you want your clients to take home?
My clients take home that I am a soulful designer. I create timeless, life enhanced, happy, and serene spaces that reflect their lifestyle and empower their daily life. I combine excellence in design with mindfulness. In addition, I work with an international perspective. Having lived in many different countries, my creative inspirations are global. My clients enjoy the journey of their interiors features which are each so unique.
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