Project: Master Bedroom - Custom Design. Vision: “How can we sleep in an upscale boutique hotel without leaving the house?” Interior Designer: Laura Koshel.
Details: COVID lockdowns reminded us what we love about our Chapel Hill home, and highlighted what we didn’t. Topping the list: our master bedroom; a sad and soulless room with a bed - equal parts beige and obsolete.
Laura guided us, nay glided us through a collaborative design experience resulting in our dream bedroom. From the bespoke oak bed system with hand-tufted headboard to the full-wall remote motorized window treatments, she delivered us the perfect slumber chamber.
The stunning lighting, soothing fabrics, and sexy sightlines make this our favorite room in the house. Decidedly luxe with a touch of swank, our new sanctuary all but beckons us to relax.
-Darek S., Chapel Hill, NC
LK Design provided a seamless design experience starting with our initial consultation, proposal and right through to the implementation process resulting in a stunning, functional design for our new home. Laura masterfully combined some of our existing furnishings and decor with fresh window treatments, upholstery,updated wall color and wallpaper choices and new curated elements such as lighting, area rug and sofa to complete the design vision.
Our living and dining rooms and master bedroom were transformed into lovely living spaces that reflected our esthetics and personalities- us but better.
LK Design receives our highest recommendations!
-Jane F., Chapel Hill, NC
We moved from Raleigh to Durham only to discover that our existing furniture no longer worked well. After 15 years it was time for a refresh. We found LK Design through a newspaper article on design. We engaged Laura Koshel on a small project and were so pleased that we engaged her again on a much larger project.
Laura guided us through the project from ‘soup to nuts’. She helped us with selecting an overall color scheme, selecting fabrics, selecting specific pieces of furniture, and choosing a rug to tie all the pieces together. She managed the purchases and she even brought in a team to arrange all the pieces. We couldn’t be happier! Laura is knowledgeable, charming, and a delight to work with. Highest recommendation!
We had a fantastic experience with Laura! We wanted to brighten up our kitchen and bring a mid-century modern style and more color to our breakfast nook. She helped us select light fixtures, chairs, a rug, accessories, and gorgeous custom window treatments that made all of the difference. We look forward to working with her again.
I’m a wallpaper installer and got the chance to work for LK Design along with other designers in the area. Laura is an amazing designer who not only pays attention to her clients but also takes subs' suggestions into consideration. She always makes my job easier by clear communications, and I feel honored to be part of her amazing projects.
Laura is an amazing interior designer! She gave us our dream concept of what we wanted in our home. We have gotten so many compliments from friends and family on how our home looks like a page from a magazine!From start to finish, Laura was very professional and thorough in providing us advice and recommendations as well as picking pieces which met our expectations and beyond. We definitely would recommend her!
Laura is a true professional and very fun to work with -- I highly recommend her design services!
-Ben Weidner, Y&J Furniture, Durham, NC
I interviewed several interior designers before I found Laura and LK Design - and I am so glad I did. She was lovely to work with. Professional, prompt, thorough and she has great style. My home feels transformed and she really listened and executed on what I was hoping to accomplish with the space. Plus, she picked out the best sofa I've ever owned - she asked thorough questions about how we use our sofa and voila! - we have the perfect one. I will hire Laura again next time I have design requirements.
-Melissa B., Raleigh, NC
Our family recently relocated to NC from MO, and Laura and her team helped us transform our house into a home. Unlike most designers, Laura listened to us and was able to assemble a hodgepodge of goals and wishes into a cohesive plan. Most importantly, LK Design NC gave us choices at multiple budget levels so that we felt empowered making decisions about how to spend our hard earned dollars. I am truly thrilled with the final results, and everything came in under budget!
-Patrick P., Durham, NC
We purchased a new home two years ago, but given that my husband and I have differing styles and strong opinions, we had a hard time coming to an agreement on how to decorate our house.
Laura was oh so very patient with us, and helped us agree on window treatments and colors for our open concept first floor. She shared several concepts with us, took our feedback, stuck to our budget and helped us find the right fabric for the valances. She oversaw every detail of the installation and the result is gorgeous!
We also asked Laura to help us tackle a "floating bar" wall in our dining room. She made it easy for us, providing suggestions for mirrored shelves, an accent mirror, and other pieces. The final result is amazing and we've received so many compliments on each piece.
We love the product and look forward to working with Laura on future projects in our home!
-Amita M., Durham, NC
We met Laura and immediately felt comfortable and confident in her style, professionalism, and work ethic. We were very impressed with Laura’s thoroughness, communication, and commitment to creating a satisfied customer. We did a smaller window project and some general consultation with her, but best of all, we now know who to call for any interior design projects. We highly recommend her.
-Ted B., Cary, NC
Laura Koshel of LK Design is simply phenomenal!Basically we asked her to start from scratch in our new home’s open great room/dining room area, and from our very first meeting, we knew we were in great hands!Laura combines her gift for color and design with outstanding organizational skills, and the results are amazing!She was thorough and precise, quickly taking measurements to ensure all pieces were properly sized for the space, and then she helped us build the room piece by piece, always keeping our budget in mind. Occasionally the choices would include one option that, in the past, would have been outside my comfort zone, and I’m so grateful that Laura helped me broaden my horizons!We could not be more pleased with the outcome. Now we have asked Laura to help us with our master bedroom and study, and we can’t wait to see the magic she will work in these spaces.Without reservation, we highly recommend LK Design and Laura Koshel!
We initially contacted Laura for a color consultation, but were so impressed with her that we asked her to develop a design plan. She made the whole process so easy; not only is she fun to work with, but she is incredibly organized! She sets clear expectations and deliverables every step of the way, so there are no surprises.We gave her a tough task – to design a sophisticated family room that could withstand kids, one dog, and a cat – and she did not disappoint.She worked to find us fabrics that not only looked good, but could handle our rambunctious bunch.The end result was beautiful! Sometimes we still walk in and ask ourselves, “is this really our house?” We highly recommend Laura, and will definitely contact her for future projects.
Simply put, Laura is an amazing designer.
Laura listens and understands what customer wants, which makes working with her very enjoyable. In my case, I had very specific design ideas I wanted to implement. She did a wonderful job of accurately understanding my taste and need,and finding the perfect items I was looking for.
She is always punctual and responsible, often times going beyond agreed terms to make sure the job is done perfectly and to the customer’s satisfaction. Interior design can be a stressful project, but thanks to Laura, my experience was filled with a lot of fun and excitement.
There is no question: Laura is THE interior designer to go for.
-Jimmy Kim, Cucciolo Osteria, Durham, NC and Cucciolo Terrazza, Raleigh, NC
Laura did an extraordinary job, window treatments and bedding. All the work was tailored to my windows and bed. From the beginning and throughout the project she was very open to my style (it is traditional) and extremely professional.
I found her to be personable and extremely efficient. She completed the work within the requested time frame. I have had many, many compliments on the drapes and my family says that they seem just perfect for me. I highly recommend her.
Hillary Alexander, Chapel Hill, NC
I am so impressed with the work you have done. You have transformed our dining room from a plain old boring room into one that we love to entertain friends and family in now (and show off!!).I can’t wait for the next project to begin. You take time and listen to our likes and dislikes and incorporate them into a beautiful design. You are courteous, friendly and fun to work with! Thank you!
Nancy and Bill Cohen, Cary, NC
Laura designed draperies and selected paint color for our master bedroom which had defied our decorating efforts for nearly a decade. She handled our indecision, unfamiliarity with terminology, and extraordinarily vague guidance admirably. She came up with a winning design on the second attempt. Laura's integrity is unbeatable. Her dedication to the task is second to none, and the end result was fantastic.
Jim Scarborough, Apex, NC
Laura Koshel is an delightful to work with as she is talented in her profession. For the past year, Laura has helped us to create a home that reflects comfort, style, and charm. Laura’s greatest skill is her ability to listen and learn about what is important to the client, and then take that vision and make is reality. She thoroughly researches furniture options, and presents numerous choices for consideration. Her color and design skills are second to none. Particularly important to us, was her ability to work around a number of pieces that we did not want to part with, and to integrate them into whole “look” of the room.
Laura also has a network of highly skilled professionals in the field of painting, textiles and installation. When work needs to be completed on a timeline, Laura is able to make sure her clients are properly scheduled, and their needs advanced and understood. Laura is always ready to put her client’s needs first. When we moved across the country to our current home, we had a narrow window to get work done before furniture and boxes arrived. Laura sprung into action, and we were able with her guidance, to select beautiful paint colors for numerous, and complete all the work before the movers arrived.
Another key element in Laura’s skill set is her ability to place the design elements based on the client’s timeline. She is always supportive of her client’s, and will never rush a decision. She is flexible, has made our decorating experience a true joy. I credit Laura with helping to make our home the lovely and comfortable place it is today. I know she has captured the look and mood that reflects our family’s lifestyle. Importantly, that ultimately is her goal – to do what is best for each and every individual client. I wholeheartedly recommend Laura Koshel for her superb decorating skills, her winning demeanor, and her consummate professionalism.
Meg Solera, Durham, NC