Are you just getting started with rendering and realizing that your current laptop isn’t cutting it? The problem might be your graphics card or processor. Oftentimes you could be better off buying a new computer instead of upgrading/maintaining your current one. Let’s dive into what laptops are best for getting started. Disclosure: I only recommend […]

Business, Interior Design, Rendering

May 23, 2022

Best Laptops for Interior Designers/Architects New to Rendering and 3D Modeling

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We are going to continue our series of designer interviews with Sarah Durnez! Sarah is a dear friend and has mentored me for almost two years. She is one the people that I can talk to when I have a struggle with business or need a second pair of eyes. It’s important for designers or […]

Business, Interior Design, Rendering

May 19, 2022

DESIGNER INTERVIEW | SARAH DURNEZ | Using Sketchup as an Interior Designer

I have had the pleasure of having Charlotte as an intern for the past few months during the Spring 2022 Semester. She is a graduating student at Liberty University. Charlotte has inspired us all to take chances with color as she has a unique sense of style that challenges my more neutral palette for all […]

Business, Interior Design

May 3, 2022

Designer Interview | Charlotte Parrish | Intern Graduate at Lauren Ashley Design

I have had the pleasure of having Maggie as an intern for the past few months during the Spring 2022 Semester. She is a graduating student at Liberty University. Maggie has graced us with her smile and many talents over the past few months. Next for her, she will be moving back to Maryland where […]

Business, Interior Design

April 28, 2022

Designer Interview | Maggie Anderson | Intern Graduate at Lauren Ashley Design

As an interior designer, it’s important to make a lasting impression. Not just in someone’s home but with our documents, blog posts, and social media content. How do we do that? Graphic Design. This is not something we learn in interior design school. Canva allows for easy access to graphic design elements, themes, and curated photos that make the graphic design and marketing process easy!

Business, Interior Design

April 4, 2022

Why use Canva? How Canva Can Benefit Your Interior Design Business?

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Lauren Ashley Design is honored and humbled to have been selected as Top of the Trades of Virginia for 2022 award. Thank you to the Lynchburg, Virginia Community for your tremendous support as we transition to this new area.

Business, Interior Design, Press

March 28, 2022

Lauren Ashley Design Receives Virginia Living’s Top of the Trades Award

In recent months many social media platforms including Pinterest and Instagram have updated their platforms to include shoppable tags that allow consumers to shop images. It is important for all of us to remember as designers, these are consumer-driven platforms their goal is not to assist a designer in their own consumer-driven business. However, their […]

Business, Business Tips, Interior Design

March 14, 2022

Designers Guide to Not be “Shopped” by Social Media Platforms

Lauren Brantley of Lauren Ashley Design entered the Fall 2021 contest by Chief Architect with a modern Cali coastal-inspired kitchen, focused on what is to come in 2022 in kitchen design.

Business, Interior Design, Press, Rendering

January 5, 2022

Lauren Ashley Design’s Entry in Chief Architect Kitchen And Bath Contest

Hello Everyone!! Today is the day! We are finally unveiling our final room, Max’s room! Can you believe it? I know I can’t. The second year of Christmas Rendered has been one heck of a ride. I honestly couldn’t do all this without the motivation of all my fabulous clients, readers, and of course family. […]

Business, Christmas Rendered, Interior Design, Rendering

December 22, 2021

Christmas Rendered 2021 | Max’s Room | The Grinch

Christmas Rendered has begun, and this year is a little different because we are highlighting Small Businesses. To encourage other designers to shop small this holiday season, Lauren Ashley Design will be highlighting small businesses throughout the country. I will say that these small businesses did not pay me to speak about their companies or […]

Business, Christmas Rendered, Interior Design

December 21, 2021

Small Business Highlight | Enchanted Paints | Christmas Rendered 2021