Profile

Offering both commercial and residential architectural and full-service interior design, Lauren Sanchez Design Ltd. has a reputation for thoroughness in detail and creatively elegant solutions to design problems. LS Design has been fortunate to work with a variety of project types including: residential, corporate, healthcare, education, civic, institutional, retail, restaurant and hospitality. We are honored to have had our work recognized for design excellence by the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), The City of Charleston, The Preservation Society of Charleston, and The Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI), as well as featured in Charleston Magazine and Charleston Home and Design.


Services

Complete architectural interior design and documentation including schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration

Programming and space planning

Interior finish selection

Interior lighting design

Interior decorating

Furniture, fixture, equipment and art selection, planning, procurement and installation

Kitchen and bath design

Custom millwork design

Interior renderings


Team

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Lauren Oller Sanchez {NCIDQ, IIDA}

President, Principal Designer                                                                                 lauren@laurensanchezdesign.com

Originally from Winter Park, Florida, Lauren Sanchez took professional degrees in both architecture and interior architecture from Auburn University's College of Architecture, Construction and Design. She spent nearly eight years with LS3P Associates where she was named senior associate and was lead designer on multiple AIA, IIDA and ASID award-winning projects. Lauren is NCIDQ certified (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) and established Lauren Sanchez Design Ltd in April of 2008. Living in downtown Charleston with her husband Jonathan and two young children, Evelyn and Alexander, Lauren works to stay involved in the Charleston community. She has served the last three years as a board member with the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry and now serves as Board Chair for the Friend's of James Simons Montessori, where her children attend school. Lauren is also co-owner of Charleston's only independently owned bookstore, Blue Bicycle Books.

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Erin Marie Larson {LEED AP}

Managing Principal                                                                                               erin@laurensanchezdesign.com

Raised here in Charleston, South Carolina, Erin Larson attended CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited Winthrop University, where she received numerous design scholarships, awards and academic accolades. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honors Degree, in Interior Design, she returned home to pursue her career; working for Palmetto Interiors and LS3P Associates before joining Lauren Sanchez Design Ltd. in January of 2010. Erin is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional and currently resides in nearby Hanahan with her husband Richard, their two children, Hannah and Benjamin and two dogs (Hailey and Beau). Erin is active in serving the Charleston community, working as a volunteer coordinator for Crosstowne Christian Church and serving with both the Bair Foundation and West Ashley's LoveGave organization.

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DARE SNEAD

Interior Designer dare@laurensanchezdesign.com

Born in Virginia and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dare Snead attended Meredith College, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design. After working in New York City’s fashion industry for four years, her Southern roots led her back to Atlanta where she completed her master’s degree in Interior Design from Brenau University in 2017. Prior to accepting a position with Lauren Sanchez Design Ltd. in September of 2018, Dare worked for Margaret Kirkland, and Jane Schwab; known for their classic Southern interiors. She resides in Mount Pleasant with her rescue terrier, Molly. Dare enjoys volunteering in the community through the Junior League of Charleston.

jennifer bonelli

Senior Interior Designer
jennifer@laurensanchezdesign.com

Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jennifer Bonelli graduated with honors from Bucknell University with a degree in Economics and began her career on Wall Street. Realizing her love for design, she switched paths and attended The New York School of Interior Design’s CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited Master of Fine Arts Program. Working for two prominent hospitality interior design firms in Manhattan, including Jeffrey Beers International, she has designed everything from large scale entertainment complexes, cruise ships, casinos, condominiums, hotels, and restaurants for celebrity chefs. Jennifer recently moved South after a decade of experience in NYC. Prior to joining Lauren Sanchez Design in March of 2019, Jennifer was at McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture where she worked on senior living, hotel, and commercial office design projects in downtown Charleston. She is on the board of NEWH (The Hospitality Industry Network) serving as the Social Media Chair for the South Carolina Chapter and is active in the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association. Jennifer resides on Johns Island with her husband and two small dogs, Bella and Buckley, and is expecting a baby girl this June.

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kayla ann lachance {allied asid}

Intern Interior Designer
kayla@laurensanchezdesign.com

Born and raised in Marion, North Carolina, Kayla LaChance graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation) accredited Appalachian State University. Beginning her career in Western North Carolina, she gained experience in several areas of design, including as a designer and sales associate for Blowing Rock Furniture Gallery, a residential design intern with Ambiance Interiors in Asheville, and an instructor of visual literacy courses in Appalachian State’s Interior Design program. In April 2019, she finally pursued her dream of moving to Charleston and joined Lauren Sanchez Design. She currently resides in Charleston with her husband Phil and their rescue dog and guinea pig. Kayla is an Allied member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and serves on the board of the Carolinas Chapter ASID as Student Affairs Director.