Celebrated designer Susan D. Lauren, Principal, has an outstanding reputation among private clients, prestigious property management firms, and industry peers. Her name is synonymous with excellence in interior design, space planning and construction management for hospitality and high-end residential properties.
As a native New Yorker, Susan is inspired by the city, which spurred her passion for interior design. After 19 years in the industry, her passion burns stronger than ever. She is often featured in the New York Times, The Cooperator and Habitat magazines, and other publications.
Susan began her career designing high-end residential projects, and then joined a firm specializing in lobby and hallway design. In her eight years there, she led the design and managed numerous large-scale renovation projects, including Lincoln Towers at 205 West End Avenue (560-unit, 28-stories), 60 Sutton Place South (367-unit, 18-stories) and 345 East 93rd Street (290-unit, 32-stories).
Rapidly rising in industry reputation, Susan co-founded Lauren & Chase Design Group in 2010. Under Susan’s leadership, L&C was tremendously successful and grew exponentially. Later, Susan left the partnership to establish her own firm, Lauren Interior Design. Due to Susan's impeccable reputation, LID quickly became a front-runner in lobby and hallway design, and luxury residences.
Susan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design from the renowned New York School of Interior Design and received NCIDQ (national) board certification and an interior design license.
As a former Board member of the International Interior Design Association’s New York Chapter (IIDA), she wholeheartedly supports the organization’s efforts to require licensure for all professional interior designers. Licensure ensures a level of competency and regulates professional performance standards.
Susan is flexible in her design approach and translates the client’s vision into unique, well-conceived environments of every style. Whether its modern or transitional, classic traditional or industrial chic, each design exudes luxury and sophistication.
Susan partners with homeowners, Boards and Design Committees to establish budgets, create exciting design solutions and supervise construction - guaranteeing a successful renovation. She brings distinction and diligence to each project. Her high energy and warmth inspire clients to feel appreciated and heard.