Jill Lawrence of J. Lawrence Design relies on classic styles to create spaces her clients will love for years to come
She describes her own style as clean and classic. “I gravitate toward clean lines and furnishings that really stand the test of time. The ultimate goal is to design a room that will look as current in 20 years as it does today.”
To accomplish this, Jill steers away from trends and focuses her attention on each individual client. “I concentrate on functional needs first. We are space planning, functional nuts,” she laughs. “Then we make it durable and beautiful.” She notes that her team has excellent working relationships with vendors and sub-contractors, allowing them to carry out the project’s vision and make the process of home design as fun and easy as possible for her clients.
Jill also notes that choosing a designer is much like choosing a mate. “Once you choose, you must trust them and communicate your expectations thoroughly” to produce your desired result.
As for current trends, Jill says she loves the idea of fully living in every square inch of your home. “No more ‘rooms for show,’” she says. “I also like the return to living comfortably in less square footage.”