Laurie grew up in Chicago ans studied Art History and Studio Art at Georgetown after which is earned an associates degree in interior design from Parsons in 2008. She started at Katie Ridder in August 2008 and while there was asked if she could draw and since she could, she was put to work on helping with the wallpaper line in addition to assisting with design projects. She said that, "seeing how Katie combines unexpected elements and colors has really taught me a lot about pushing through the boundaries of predictable design."
In the photo above, Laure created a dramatic grid of butterfly prints that were actually taken from a calendar bought for half off last year and hung in frames bought on sale for a steal at A.I. Friedman. We've seen this done before with plates taken from the Cabinet of Natural Curiosities but it could be achieved just inexpensively with a book found at a flea market or even photographs.
"My advice for someone that wants to go into design is to first work hard and get all the basics down. You have to know how to exactly order a pillow and where a curtain rod should be placed on a wall in order to simply function in the industry. And of course, most importantly, trust your instincts. If you think it looks good, it looks good."
I think Laurie's apartment looks better than good! It really is a great example of how great style can be achieved without spending a lot of money. I would remember the name Laurie Reynolds because she's definitely got what it takes to have her own fabulous design firm someday!