Effective design is powerful.  The built environment shapes the way we perceive and experience the world around us. The spaces we occupy affect the way we feel and live. Design can inspire action, solve problems, and transform an experience, leading to such outcomes as increased office productivity, better business sales, or simply a comforting place to call home.  Successful design designates a space as a destination in and of itself, and responds to the human needs for that space.  We contend that a successful interior is rooted in sound research and observation, and developed in collaboration with the client. The success of the spaces we design relies on putting the clients’ interests at the core of our work. We work closely with our clients to develop creative solutions that meet the needs and objectives of the project. We create functional and beautiful interiors, while respecting and honoring the buildings that house them.  Through understanding the importance of conceptual design and with a humanistic approach, Lorla Studio can help you realize your design vision, no matter how big or small. 


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After a decade of diverse experiences in the design world, Laura launched Lorla Studio to provide clients with holistic design solutions, blending her background in the social sciences with her expertise in the built environment. She leads her team to approach each design challenge from both a humanistic and analytical angle; a combination of user needs, client collaboration, research, observation and a consideration of historical precedents.

Laura holds degrees from some of the premier schools in the country, with an MS in Interior Design from Pratt Institute, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Richmond. She specialized in hospitality projects while working at top New York design firms, JFD Studio and Gensler.