Observation, education, collaboration. These are the principles at the center of Lauren Pennisi Interiors. Initially studying fine art, Lauren’s passion for furniture and architecture brought her to a degree in interior design.
Working closely with her clients, Lauren prides herself on her patient approach to getting to the heart of her client’s needs to create a functional and beautiful space, reflecting the individual’s style, tastes, and values.
ASID California North sat down with her for a Q & A session on some of her favorites:
1. Favorite travel destination & why:
Spain – all of it. My favorite country.
DALI MUSEUM | PHOTO: JULIA CASADO
7. Fashion tip to do:
Find your style and feel comfortable in your skin.
8. Fashion tip to avoid:
COURTESY OF FASHION BLOGGER, FREDRIKA AKANDER
9. Design tip to do:
9. Design tip to avoid:
Caving in when you know you’re right.
9. Dream big project: city, water, or country house & where?
Stinson Beach-but this one’s for me!
PHOTO COURTESY OF SEA SPIRATION
4. If you weren’t an …
you would be a …
I’d be a Construction Manager. I love all aspects of construction and I love getting my hands dirty!
5. Work tip to do:
5. Work tip to avoid:
Forget to ask for the budget!
PHOTO COURTESY OF LAUREN PENNISI
11. Life tip to do:
12. Life tip to avoid:
ignore your work life balance.
PHOTO COURTESY OF ROBERT HALF
13. Favorite Bay Area spot for design inspiration (neighborhood, shopping area, restaurant, hotel/club)
Anywhere with my creative brain trust-friends, whether designers or not, are everything!
3. Favorite flower?
Yellow tulips, white hydrangeas.
2. Favorite interiors color combination|palette:
Gray, white, beige – I know, I know, boring! It makes me happy.
FABRICS BY GRETCHEN BELLINGER