“From prolific artists and writers to the poets and musicians who define our times, great works of art evolve through a partnership shared with their muse. Providing focus, providing inspiration, providing clarity. At Lori Morris, we define their inspiration through the work of artisans and the vision of our clientele, capturing both the essence and elegance of a piece and adapting it into the narrative of a space. Every room, a story. Every story, a dedication to our muse.”
Best Interior Designers had the opportunity to interview Lori Morris, the founder of this interior design studio! Hope you enjoy learning more about the work of this top interior designer!
How did you get involved in the interior design Industry?
How would you describe your work style? Do you have any kind of signatures that help to identify your projects?
I am an artist first and foremost so I never follow a rule book or think ‘inside the box. For me design is about interpreting my clients’ dreams, mixing traditional and contemporary genres, and adding a sexy, unexpected twist to create a feeling. Color always plays an important role in expressing this so you will always see unique combinations of color and of course many layers of texture and detail selections to add interest and personality. ‘Sexy French’, my signature style I created, is inspired by my love of French and Modern design and describes my cohesive melding of traditional architecture with a gorgeous, sexy twist for a sumptuous yet comfortable and very livable space.
Being in love with our work is always the key to achieving better results. Are you in love with this job? What do you love most about being an interior designer?
I love all of my projects and consider myself very fortunate to be living my dream every day while creating my clients’ dreams.
What is your philosophy on design and life?
Be yourself. Work harder. Find your own voice and be fearless in your expression. I never follow trends and always find inspiration in my love of nature, fashion, classic architecture, and my clients’ vision. Each project takes on its own unique look and feel. Every time.
Keeping up to date on all the trends is essential for anyone who wants to conquer this market. In what ways do you keep current with new trends?
How would you describe your personal decorating style?
Fearless. Sexy. Functional-because if it doesn’t work it doesn’t count. And most importantly, Elegant.
All artists need some inspiration to work, and interior designers are artists too. So, what or who really inspires you?
I’m inspired by everything around me but my love of traditional architecture, haute couture fashion, and nature shines through in all my designs.
Inspiration is something that pushes everyone to create unique things. What makes you see the world in a different way?
My design approach is simple: No rules. Each new project is an exciting opportunity to push the limits of my artistry and create a living breathing work of art for my clients.
How important is a perfect chemistry between you and your clients to achieve the best results?
Choosing the best pieces to compose a project can be the secret to getting the best overall result. Although it seems easy, this is a delicate task and needs full attention on time to execute. Do you have some tips for those who do not know well how to start a challenge like this?
Do you think working with teams in interior design is better or worse than working alone? Why?
We have a team of over 45 people at Lori Morris Design and many trades working exclusively with us. Our projects are very detailed and complicated in their design and execution, so we require an arsenal of very talented professionals to make these projects happen.
Is there anything exciting that you are working on at the moment that you can tell us about?
We are working on a boutique hotel and supper club that will be absolutely spectacular. It will be an opportunity for everyone who hasn’t worked with us to experience the Lori Morris effect.
What has been your greatest accomplishment as a designer? What goals do you have for the future?
Having the opportunity to design using my full-throttle creativity with a team and clientele who support and encourage my artistic visions. The future is very bright for LMD with many new projects on the horizon.
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