If you are looking to do some sprucing up this spring, we have all the latest trends thanks to Laetitia Laurent and her Boca interior design company Laure Nell.
Laurent is the principal and lead designer of the company and we were able to get her to share some of the latest spring tips when it comes to home decor.
Tell us about yourself and how you got into interior design.
I studied art and history at the Sorbonne in Paris, where I grew up. I moved to South Florida 15 years ago and I started my business. It grew very organically through word of mouth from helping friends rearrange their furnishings to full remodels and large constructions.
Where is Laure Nell located and what kind of work do you offer clients?
We are located in east Boca Raton. We offer the full gamut of residential interior design services from breathing fresh air into spaces with new furnishings all the way to big remodels or new build.
How would you describe your design style?
I grew up in France surrounded by the work of the masters. Architecture and scale are paramount there, so you could say I’m more structured, and process driven, but then I moved to South Florida, where things tend to be more relaxed, and I’ve learned to really enjoy that. Today my style marries European principles with a coastal relaxed vibe.
Where do you get your design inspiration from?
Travel. Nothing inspires me more than jumping on a plane and discovering a new place, a new culture, a new way of living. From the colors to the rituals I always try and bring that inspiration back with me and infuse my client’s home with something aesthetically unique. I’m not a cookie-cutter type designer.
What is your favorite room in a home to design?
I love designing kitchens because they are often the hub of the house, and kids’ rooms are always so fun, very freeing.
What are the newest trends for spring that you are seeing/implementing?
I would have to say clean lines with warmth. Call it the California Modern trend where spaces that are clean but still feel lived in with character. I love mixing wood floors with clean cabinets and surfaces for example. Two-tone cabinetry is also very on-trend for that same reason: mixing clean and warm.
What is the easiest change someone can make in their home?
Spring is a great time to revamp your accessories: from pillows and throws to artwork. Those small touches can go a very long way in setting the tone and breathing in a totally new design vibe.