As a native Texan, the winters up here in Connecticut can get long and depressing for me.  I long for spring and the colors and new life it brings.  Here I’ve designed an entry space to welcome in that new life and color.  Art gives me such happiness so I love to anchor spaces with great art.  This Kim Keever photograph bursts with bright color and exciting cloud-like abstract forms.  I also strive to give a space tension in shape or style to keep things interesting and fun.  The triangular shape of the pink Robert Abbey Delta lamps, jagged inner edge of the walnut Nelson console by Memoky and Wayfair x-benches give a balanced tension against the rounded shapes of the brass Markos flushmount by Circa and cloud forms in the photograph. Lastly, the chic yet traditional Phillip Jeffries champagne rivets on linen wallpaper and concrete bowl of moss ground the space and art with interest and warmth.  It may be snowing right now, but I see those bulbs ready to push up!  


LAUREN COLLINS
LAUREN COLLINS INTERIORS

Lauren believes in creating authentic spaces that reflect the personality and priorities of the client. She specializes in mixing traditional design with a modern edge, giving a casual elegance and exciting tension that is timeless and fresh. Highlighting art, layering prints and textures while giving a spark of the unexpected is a hallmark of her aesthetic. As a mother of three, she knows the goal is always to ground the space around the client’s comfort and practical use.

Lauren’s career has spanned many aspects of the arts -- as a professional photographer, graphic designer, arts educator, arts curriculum designer and now as interior designer and art consultant. A native Texan, Lauren has also lived in Los Angeles and in NYC before settling in Connecticut. She has a B.A. in the Plan II Honors Program and a B.J. in photojournalism from The University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters of Arts in arts education from Harvard University.