At Lawrance, we are proud to employ some of San Diego’s best interior designers. When you walk into either our San Diego or Encinitas showrooms, you will be greeted by one of our talented design staff, all of whom are educated and trained in interior design with a specialty in styling personalized contemporary home and office space.
As an additional service to our customers, our design team will create a customized Design Plan for your space. This service helps you visualize what your newly decorated rooms will look like before you invest.
San Diego Showroom
20 November 2013, 06.00 | comments: 0
Erin Rath started her interior design career by joining Lawrance in October of 2011. Since then, she has grown as a designer while forging professional relationships. She brings an extensive knowledge of contemporary furniture lines and building design to the Lawrance team.
Erin was introduced to the design field at a very young age. Her father is a fine jewelry designer who started his career as an apprentice at the age of 14 in Vienna, Austria. She was raised in Fairfield County Connecticut, when her parents relocated to Charleston, S.C. while Erin was in her teens. Charleston has long been recognized for its fine arts and historic architecture. Here, Erin first started developing her passion and interest in interior design.
After high school, Erin took a few years off to sail the Caribbean. She landed on St. John, USVI and was fortunate enough to live with a family who owned a pristine beach with three acres of botanical gardens and surrounded by a national park. It was here she worked on one of her first design projects, helping the family design and manage two vacation rental homes. In the evenings Erin worked as a sous chef/ server at one of the island’s most popular restaurants, where she developed her palate for fine wines and good cuisine.
After a handful of years on the island, Erin was ready for a change of scenery. Her new destination had to be warm and coastal, so San Diego was the perfect choice. Here she started her formal education at the Design Institute of San Diego, majoring in Interior Design and graduating in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts.
Her personal design aesthetics include blending an eclectic mix of modern with rustic natural elements which she has gathered from her travels and life experiences.
To have Erin help you design an eclectic home or office space, call her at the Encintas showroom, 760-942-2244, or email her at ErinR@lawrance.com.
9 September 2013, 21.44 | comments: 0
Gail has always been drawn to design and architecture. Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, she is now a naturalized American citizen. After moving to California, she studied Interior Design at Chapman University and Interior Architecture at Long Beach State.
During the course of her studies, Gail represented an architectural glass fabricating company. This job stimulated her creativity while her involvement with and exposure to a variety of projects ranging from residential to commercial provided excellent learning opportunities. The relationships she established with glazing contractors, architects and OEM manufacturers helped her to understand the details involved in the successful completion of building projects of all types. Gail regularly draws on this experience to help with current design jobs.
Her sensitivity to balance and flow as it relates to interior environments led her to training in the ancient Chinese study of the natural environment at the American Feng Shui Institute. Outside of work, she loves to take part in all the outdoor experiences that are uniquely available in San Diego year round.
As one of the newer designers at Lawrance’s Encinitas location, Gail is enthusiastic about applying her talents to the development of interior spaces. Let her help you with your next design project! Call Gail at 760-942-2244 or email her at GailS@lawrance.com.
28 October 2013, 22.12 | comments: 0
Ben has had a long love affair with the contemporary furniture industry. The details of classic and timeless furniture designs captured his interest at a young age and he has been in the business for more than 50 years.
Early in his career, Ben took a break to serve his country in the U.S. Army. He was recruited by Ed Haimsohn, the former CEO of Lawrance Furniture, in 1981 and has been with the company as one of their most successful designers ever since.
The pride that Ben takes in his position is reflected in the customized service he provides. His extensive product knowledge and flair for contemporary furniture design, in combination with his honesty and integrity, have earned him the loyalty of a vast number of clients.
When it was time for Lawrance Furniture to grow, Ben applied his talents and skills to assist in the opening of the newest showroom in Encinitas. But it’s North County, specifically, Carlsbad, that he calls home.
You can find Ben at Lawrance’s Encinitas showroom. Contact him to help with the design of your contemporary space by calling 760-942-2244 or emailing BenC@lawrance.com.
13 October 2013, 21.51 | comments: 0
San Diego Showroom
Esther Goya has over 30 years’ experience with contemporary furnishings and has worked as a designer in the Lawrance showrooms for over 15 years. She took a 12-year hiatus out-of-state to work with a top contemporary furnishings company but recently returned to San Diego and the Lawrance family.
Interior design is in Esther’s blood. A native of Minnesota, she grew up working in her family’s furniture business and by age twelve, was already helping clients design their living spaces and assisting them with furniture selections.
Deciding to begin a career in public relations, Esther attended University of Florida and graduated with honors. It didn’t take her long to realize that she missed the home furnishings industry and she found her way to Lawrance.
There’s a reason Esther is such a successful Lawrance designer. Her clients appreciate her creative talents, knowledge, professionalism and most of all, her ability to listen to their needs and tailor her design suggestions to their lifestyles and budget.
When not working, Esther is a true adventure junky. She has traveled extensively throughout Asia, the South Pacific, Europe and Latin America. She speaks French and Spanish fluently. She is married with two daughters. In her spare time, Esther enjoys running, hot yoga, and volunteering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Let Esther’s vast experience help transform your space. You’ll find her at the San Diego location, 619-291-1911, or you can send an email to EstherG@lawrance.com.
20 October 2013, 21.57 | comments: 0
San Diego Showroom
Brandie is a true California girl, being the third generation of her family to be born and raised in southern California. One of her favorite memories of childhood is time spent with extended family. Her grandmother, an interior decorator, encouraged young Brandie to sift through the score of fabric swatches, mountains of wallpaper books and piles of design magazines in her office and thus an obsession for great design was born.
When it came time to select a college, Brandie followed her passion and enrolled in the Design Institute of San Diego, where she later earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design. She has spent the last 10 years working in all facets of residential design from kitchen and bath to space planning and helping customers select the perfect furnishings. She enjoys designing living spaces that use existing pieces, such as family heirlooms, and incorporating them with contemporary style. Her favorite is mid-century modern, but she really specializes in personalized design made to be livable and not just look great on the pages of a magazine!
You’ll find Brandie at Lawrance’s San Diego showroom. Call her at 619-291-1911 or send an email to BrandieF@lawrance.com.
4 December 2013, 06.00 | comments: 0
San Diego Showroom
Cindi Schaefer joined the world of interior design in 2003, after retiring with over 21 years in the US Air Force. After completing design school from the Art Institute in Tucson, Arizona, she was excited to put her innate talent and new skills to work. Cindi worked with numerous clients during her eight year stay in Arizona.
While her passion is contemporary modern design, Cindi is just as comfortable using southwest, traditional, old world, Tuscan and even French country styles in her clients’ homes and workspace. Her expertise includes extensive experience with not only furniture but with window treatments, lighting and flooring, as well as color consultations.
After honing her interior design skills in Arizona, Cindi moved to beautiful San Diego with her dog Slush, leaving her son in Tucson to further his education. She is looking forward to making her mark in the exciting design world of sunny California.
To reach Cindi, simply contact the Lawrance San Diego showroom at 619-291-1911 or send an email directly to CindiS@lawrance.com.
12 September 2013, 06.00 | comments: 0
San Diego Showroom
Eve Raney has been part of the design team at Lawrance since 1997. That makes her one of the senior design consultants in our San Diego location. She specializes in creating open, functional and warm contemporary living and entertaining environments.
Eve was born and raised in the bohemian city of Prague, in the Czech Republic. After completing an education at Columbia University in New York City, her passion for open spaces, beaches, and palm trees brought her to sunny San Diego.
Eve’s elegant designs have been featured in San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles magazine, the city’s preeminent resource for upscale design. She has consulted on over two thousand interior design plans. Eve works vigorously to earn and keep her clients’ trust and has developed a reputation for being open, honest, and caring.
To request Eve’s consultation on turning your interior space into an elegant showcase reflecting your personal taste, please call the Lawrance San Diego showroom at 619-291-1911 or email her at EveR@lawrance.com.
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