Interior Design

Lanie Lessard, certified interior designer

Lanie holds a BFA from the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art and has provided lighting and interior design solutions for many private homes as well as numerous public and commercial spaces in the Athens and North Georgia areas. Lanie's philosophy of design is to produce final results that meet the clients' goals and to have the clients participate as much as possible in the development, selection, and finishing touches of each project. Clients have a strong sense of ownership in the completed project. She enjoys working with clients and their architects, contractors, and subcontractors from the initial spark of the dream to the reality of the project!

"Sometimes when I explain an idea or aspect of the design to a contractor, he'll tell me, 'That can't be done...' Well, if this is something the client wants which will enhance the project, I'll keep looking for ways to get it done. That might mean searching for craftsmen, designing a custom piece, or just using ordinary aterials in extraordinary ways."

Lanie's Professional and Community Affiliations:
 · Professional Member, American Society of Interior Design
 · Member, IESNA
 · Member, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
 · Member and past chair, AACC Women in Business Council
 · Past president, Athens Area Habitat for Humanity
 · Member, Business Network International, Athens Chapter
 · Columnist, Athens Banner Herald
 · Member, Chapelwood United Methodist Church