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“My work is all about interpreting the lifestyle my clients are trying to achieve, and then expressing it in a way that’s exactly right for them.”  - LAUREN

Best of Houzz 5 years in a row, 2014 thru 2018!
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At Lauren Jacobsen Interior Design we provide professional design services for discerning clients across southern California and the U.S.  We accept projects including new home construction and space additions, remodels or renovations for homes of character and quality.

Our firm believes in listening intently to you, understanding your ideas and visions and then interpreting them into something far more than you could achieve or imagine.  We create a unique and personal style for each and every home.  With a soft, clean-lined aesthetic infused with the right amount of color and appreciation of the perfect canvas that nature provides, we design every detail from the floor to the ceiling, from furnishings to accessories, rugs, art and more.  All the frustration and confusion of planning and coordinating your project is happily handled by our design professionals and project managers.  What you receive in return is a beautiful, comfortable, livable home that’s transformed to be completely, unequivocally all for and about you.

OUR PROMISES. YES, WE HAVE SEVERAL AND WE LIVE BY THEM EVERY DAY FOR YOU:

  • Listen to what you say very carefully and ask pertinent questions.
  • Consistently and carefully monitor your budget and give you guidance for best results.
  • Communicate often to keep you up to date.
  • Create an environment that is timeless, comfortable, and reflects your voice and vision.
  • Recommend reputable and responsible manufacturers and professional contractors to execute our designs.
  • Continually research new products and technologies, maintain or exceed industry best practices and invest in ongoing professional education.
  • Manage your project with professionalism, respect, and above all, integrity.
  • Be completely honest with you even if it isn’t what you want to hear.
  • Make your home the home you always dreamed of.

THE SERVICES WE OFFER

First and foremost, we design your home so it is functional, beautiful and full of your personality. We have two ways to achieve that:

CONSULTATION ONLY

We work with clients who know they want, have their vendors selected but need our expertise to pull it all together. This is where we become your design wingman. For a minimum set of hours, we will meet you at your home, or with you and your vendors and guide you in making the right design choices such as tile selections, countertops, furniture, plumbing, appliances…you get the picture. We provide you with expert design direction. You will do all the ordering and purchasing so it’s your budget and timeline. This is a very smart idea as mistakes are costly and no one wants to make them much less have to live with them or even worse, redo!

FULL SERVICE DESIGN

Residential design requires managing a process and a project nimbly, quickly and, above all, professionally.  Our full-service program enables us to envision and oversee the design, construction and purchasing, advocate for you and ensure that your vision is perfectly executed, your budget is properly managed and the result is so much more than you ever expected.

ONBOARD MEETING

We want to hear from you, your expectations and your dreams. We will meet for an hour or so and walk the site talking about needs, wants budgets and timelines.

DESIGN

This is where we take everything you have told us and set it to our expert style and creativity. Planning your spaces, selecting appropriate materials such as tile and countertops, which furnishings work best, select cabinetry and millwork, lighting, paint colors, in essence, the design from floor to ceiling. We work with digital drawings, so you can see our space planning and all dimensions are accurate for budgeting, quotes, and on-site construction.

PURCHASE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Remember we said design is managing a process? Well, we have that in spades through years of experience. It involves creating proposals and invoices, preparing purchase orders, order placement and tracking, shipping, deliveries and installation. A single project can have up to 400 administrative tasks and 200 decisions that need to be made for vendors and trades. That is the behind the scenes we take care of, so you don’t have to.

THE FINAL RESULT

We are there until everything is completed, delivered and installed. Your construction is finished, your furniture has been inspected, delivered and in place, you have new window treatments and every accessory has been carefully selected and thoughtfully placed. And we’re there because we really do love hearing the reaction we’ve been working to achieve:  a quiet, deep intake of breath followed by” Wow” and screams of “I love my house!”

DO WE MAKE OUR CLIENTS HAPPY?

Just listen to this phone message we received.

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