While on an anniversary trip with my husband to Cape Town, South Africa, I quickly realized that I loved everything about the culture, from the architecture to the accent. Their clean, coastal style felt like home, and I found inspiration around every corner. I returned home refreshed and with a new vision for my business; founded in 2013 as r&e design, Lola Interiors is inspired by the local South Africans’ charming salutation: Lord and Lady.
Moving forward with a new name, Lola Interiors (a combination of letters from Lord and Lady) shares the same goals as r&e design: deliver livable luxury to my clients as while also giving back to my community.
Believers in service and stewardship, Lola is joyfully committed to an annual Rebuild Project, where we dedicate our creative energy to bring beauty and Light to a family or local business facing difficult times.
founder & interior designer
I am a third generation native islander and a Southern girl at heart. “Yes, ma’am” and “yes, sir” are in my blood. I hate to cook, but I love collecting dishes. And I am happiest with a house full of family, friends and red wine.
Ten years ago, I married my high school sweetheart on the beaches of Amelia Island, the town we still call home. We have one four (going on fourteen) year old daughter, Hannah Grace, and we are in the process of bringing home a second daughter from Haiti through the beautiful process of adoption.
My desire to bring beauty and organization to my surroundings started at a young age. My dollhouse design lacked no detail, and I never missed a day of picking out my dad’s tie!
I searched interior design programs in the southeast (let’s be honest, within a 3 hour drive of home) and was excited to claim Georgia Southern as my future alma mater. GSU’s Interior Design program equipped me with the practical skills to turn my long-time hobby into a full-time career. After graduation in 2005, I moved back to Florida to work for a local design firm where I gained hands-on experience in the industry.
I started this business in the spring of 2013 during a season of juggling the work/life balance with a young child. I wanted a business that combined my passion for design with my passion to serve others and allowed the flexibility I needed for my family. What started as a small venture and a big step of Faith, God has blessed and grown beyond my greatest expectations.
I simply cannot get enough of beautiful spaces. When I do find a few moments to kick up my feet, you can find me in the sand flipping though the most recent issue of House Beautiful, Coastal Living or Traditional Home with the sound of toddler laughter filling the air.
Coming from a true homebody – I believe we should all feel our best at home.
And at the end of the day, I feel most successful when we have created a space you are happy to call home!
operations & marketing
When I say Courtney (or as we call her, Coco) and I go way back – I mean it! She is my husband’s younger sister, and when we first met, she was still wearing Gap Kids. Fast forward 16 years, and she joins Lola Interiors as Operations and Marketing Manager. She keeps us organized, always striving for growth, and continuously improving the client experience – and she captures it all on Instagram!
Courtney grew up outside of Atlanta, but left the Peach State to attend the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Four years and three internships later (including one in interior design), she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She couldn’t leave the Holy City quite yet – and I don’t blame her! She joined Polished Pig Media, a boutique public relations agency, and spent close to two years honing her skills in media relations and partnerships, digital marketing, and social media.
We’ve always bonded over our love for design, and I’m thrilled to bring her passion for interiors and community improvement, organizational skills and self-starting attitude, and previous experience in business marketing and growth to Lola Interiors. She also keeps us laughing – and that’s important!