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Interior Designers

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

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Encinitas Showroom

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Cecilia Zieba

Design Consultant

Encinitas Showroom

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You could say that Cecilia Zieba inherited her love of great design – she grew up in a family-owned interior design business in South Florida. From her family, she learned that offering quality products with exceptional service would result in word-of-mouth advertising that anchors the foundations of a successful business. With many years of experience in the retail furniture and accessories industry, Cecilia understands not only the dynamics of doing good business but the importance of listening to each client’s needs.

Perhaps Cecilia’s finest talent is her ability to connect with customers and earn their trust. This intuitive approach helps her find the deeper meaning in each client’s personal space and how it is best represented.

With this information, Cecilia begins the process of selecting furnishings. Once these are chosen, Cecilia uses her creative design talent to make a room welcoming. Her expertise in color, design, textiles, furniture arrangement and accessory placement turn an otherwise ordinary space into a personalized sanctuary. It’s not surprising she is so talented given that she is an accomplished artist, as well.

“Home Sweet Home” are the comforting words uttered by those returning to their personal space after a time away. It implies that even though there are other destinations worthy of visiting, they could not possibly compare to the pleasures found at home. It is Cecilia’s desire to have you utter those words every time you come home.

Isn’t it time you turned your home into a space to which you are always eager to return? Contact Cecilia today via at ceceliaz@lawrance.com or call her at our Encinitas showroom: 800-349-1332.

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Ana

Design Consultant

Encinitas Showroom

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Ana has loved design and used it as source of inspiration since she was just a young girl. Her father, a nuclear engineer, was a big influence in her life. His love of nature and fine craftsmanship helped Ana realize that she could make a representation of anything she can see – a life lesson she has taken to heart and uses frequently in her line of work.

Ana describes her sense of style as eclectic. She mixes the old with the new, antiques with contemporary furnishings. During the holidays, her sense of style really shines and she frequently changes the theme of a room to match the current season.

When Ana isn’t designing lovely rooms for her clients, she is a self-described “cat woman”. Her four feline friends roam along custom shelves in her living room – but, of course, those shelves perfectly match the flow and design of the room!

Let Ana help you design the home or office of your dreams! Ana works from our Encinitas showroom and can be reached via phone at 800-349-1332 or email at AnaR@lawrance.com.

Erin-Rath

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San Diego-Inspired Interior Design

23 August 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

Living in beautiful southern California makes us the envy of many others throughout the country. After all, we enjoy abundant sunshine, a temperate climate and ocean v...
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Erin Rath

Interior Designer

Encinitas Showroom

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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. 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 surrounded by a national park. It was here she worked on one of her first design projects, helping a 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, 800-349-1332, or email her at ErinR@lawrance.com.

Ben-Conte

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The Difference Between Old and New Sofa Sleepers

21 July 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

Do you remember the first sofa sleeper you owned? Chances are that old relic was used only in case of emergency because it was so uncomfortable! If that’s your idea of...
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Ben Conte

Design Consultant

Encinitas Showroom

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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 800-349-1332 or emailing BenC@lawrance.com.

Esther-Goya

My latest design article:

How to Design a Multi-Purpose Living Room

27 August 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

Not everyone has a huge amount of living space in their homes. Many times, a living room has to be able to do more than just provide space for TV viewing. But creating...
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Esther Goya

Interior Designer

San Diego Showroom

About me

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, 800-598-4605, or you can send an email to EstherG@lawrance.com.

Cindi-Schaefer

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Contemporary Style for the Dorm Room

18 August 2014, 18.01   |   comments: 0

For many families, August means move-in time to a university dorm or apartment. But just because your student will be living in college digs doesn’t mean he or she has...
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Cindi Schaefer

Interior Designer

San Diego Showroom

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Cindi Schaefer joined the world of interior design in 2003, after retiring with over 21 years of service in the US Air Force. After completing design school at 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 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 southern California.

To reach Cindi, simply contact the Lawrance San Diego showroom at 800-598-4605 or send an email directly to CindiS@lawrance.com.

Eve-Raney

My latest design article:

Comfort Sleeper Custom Options

15 February 2014, 06.00   |   comments: 0

One of the best features of a Comfort Sleeper™ by American Leather is the way you can so easily customize these sofa sleepers to perfectly fit your space and décor. W...
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Eve Raney

Design Consultant

San Diego Showroom

About me

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 800-598-4605 or email her at EveR@lawrance.com.

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