Welcome to Styled Ivy Interiors…

I’m Lauren Smith and it brings me joy to welcome you to Styled Ivy Interiors. As the Founder and Lead Interior Designer, I’m so happy to have you here and I hope we have the opportunity to work together.

In the same way that a moth is drawn to a flame interior design has always been a passion, a happy place if you will, of mine. Growing up and watching my mom add meticulously thought out touches to each space of home gave me such appreciation for design. She had an incredible knack for it – designing a 20,000 sqft custom home her and my dad built in New Jersey – all without the help of a seasoned designer. Home always felt like a castle, yet was still inviting and cozy.

And this is the approach I take when designing my client’s homes. Style as well as comfort and function are all equally important pieces of any home. A space must not only look Pinterest worthy, but it must also be practical for everyday life.

My husband and I along with our three children and Black Lab currently reside in the Chicago suburbs, but prior to that had the opportunity to live abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Aside from the awe-inspiring Gaudi architecture, outstanding food, (sangria!) and warm-hearted culture, I was so inspired by the different styles of architecture and design. On any given sunny Barcelona afternoon, I would stroll the storefronts of Passeo de Gracia and gaze into each window inspired by the European perspective in fashion and design.

Through that life-changing experience of living abroad and being exposed to a cultural broadening of senses, I bring a unique and fresh perspective to interior design.

I look forward to chatting with you about your design project and helping to make your vision a reality!