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Habitually Chic Designer: David Lawrence

by habituallychic

04 . 25 . 08
There was a considerable buzz in the office yesterday afternoon after an email arrived from a former employee announcing the new website for his interior design studio and it was justified. David Lawrence has a great eye and a very sophisticated design style. He credits his passion for classic and timeless lines to my current firm and it shows.

David Lawrence

For a minute I thought had come out of nowhere but then I recognized the apartment he helped rework for Domino magazine March 2006 cover girl Haylynn Cohen. I always loved that living room!
I really love how David tailors his designs to the space and the type of project. Sometimes what works in a city home isn’t the same as what works in the country and it takes a good designer to adapt their style accordingly.

I hope you will check out David Lawrence’s designs and website. I really enjoyed his “process” section where he outlines his approach, the specification & ordering phase and the installation process. I think every designer should spell out exactly what is involved when they hire an interior designer.

He’s also hiring a design assistant and intern if anyone is looking for a new job!

David Lawrence Studio
20 East 68th Street, #3D
New York, NY 10065

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  1. Marie Louise April 25, 2008 | 9:54 pm

    Yeah, I like his stuff – very nice. If I had an interior design budget, I’d definitely hire him!
    Although he does say on his site, “Guests walking into a home..should get an unmistakable sense of the people living there”.
    Hmmm…I think I’ve got that look going already.

  2. Anonymous April 26, 2008 | 12:59 am

    I just discovered your blog. I live in Kansas City and it’s linked on the metrostew website. Every single picture is gorgeous. I’m not a designer, but truely appreciate your talent! I’m also fascinated with the whole NYC world.

    Looking forward to more!

  3. Magnolia Wedding Planner April 26, 2008 | 10:54 am

    i adore the first photo with all the variation of blue and white..gorgeous!!
    Thanks for the link

  4. Things That Inspire April 26, 2008 | 11:30 am

    I loved reading the process section of his website. I appreciate the focus on the client and continued satisfaction; it sounds like once a relationship with a client is established, he will be there for you as your needs and your world changes.

  5. Habitually Chic April 26, 2008 | 3:42 pm

    Oh Marie Louise, I definitely have a “lived in look” going on in my apartment right now so don’t feel bad.

  6. Habitually Chic April 26, 2008 | 3:44 pm

    Hi Anonymous, Thanks! So glad you stopped by! I will have a big announcement regarding KCHD magazine and who knows, we might just be running into each other in KC soon 😉

  7. Habitually Chic April 26, 2008 | 3:45 pm

    Silvia, The first photo reminded me a bit of the RL look but I was glad to find out that David’s style is more expansive than that!

  8. Habitually Chic April 26, 2008 | 3:46 pm

    Things that Inspire, sometimes designers wish they could get rid of clients after they finish a project so I applaud David for being there for them for the long haul.

  9. Anonymous April 26, 2008 | 6:12 pm

    Hi ,I enjoyed looking at your Blog and also your latest offering ..
    David Lawrence ..I liked his design style but it still left me feeling a little cold and I felt that even though his aim is to make a place lived in it still seemed somewhat over styled and impersonal , sort of a hotel room type feeling . I don’t know maybe the last comment is a bit harsh because obviously he has a lot of talent . Mx

  10. Suzy April 27, 2008 | 6:02 am

    He has a great portfolio, and a lovely looking website. Any prizes for guessing where you are working now?…Looking forward to your big announcement too!

  11. franki durbin April 27, 2008 | 9:51 pm

    he’s amazing, isn’t he? always a breath of fresh air. he is one of those designers that always add the perfect amount of black to a room. the perfect amount. gorgeous!

  12. Anonymous April 30, 2008 | 7:43 pm

    AMAZING! I love his designs!!! I wish I lived in NYC so I could apply to be his design assistant! I love all the artwork and the lamps…ooooh the lamps! He’s perfect!