Los Angeles, CA
Why use a designer?
To have access to unknown resources, to elevate one’s taste, and to be inspired.
You are best known for:
Sourcing local artisans and great antiques. Americana styles and midcentury pieces the most.
Your style in 3 words:
Whimsical, Vintage, Eclectic.
If you were a piece of furniture what would you be and why?
A beat-up leather club chair because I look better as I age, and I love fires and throw blankets.
What is your number one design tip?
Layer and lacquer.
Born and raised in California, Lauren earned her Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University. In New York City, she honed her creative skills at America’s legendary brand, Ralph Lauren, as a furniture, lighting, and showroom designer combining her passions for interior design and fashion. In 2009, Lauren returned to Los Angeles, as the global stylist for Hilton Hotels’ Luxury Brands. She then went on to help her Hilton mentor launch Susan Manrao Design, a boutique firm offering residential and commercial design and branding services. Lauren’s forward thinking approach to design shaped by her retail and hotel background, focuses on making every space a personal experience.
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