Here at Floor Coverings International KC South, we are passionate about interior design. We know that much of the best creative design work is pioneered by do-it-yourself bloggers. To stay up to date on this DIY movement, we created an interview series to spotlight some of the top design bloggers on the web.

Our latest interview features interior design professional Lauren Messina, founder of Lauren M. Creative.  Lauren shares some insight about her passion for blogging and design.

Lauren Messina

Please tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Lauren Messina and I am a residential Interior Designer based out of Charleston, South Carolina. I studied and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas and I am an NCIDQ Certificate Holder.  I love blogging at www.laurenmcreative.com/xolauren. I love to travel around the world and enjoy sitting on my back porch with my husband and two dogs, Miss Sophia and Lady Bella after a long day. I am obsessed with fresh flowers and scented candles. They are all over my home!

Why did you decide to start a blog?

What do you enjoy about blogging? I have always loved to write. I actually considered minoring in journalism in college. Blogging is the perfect outlet for stress relief and is also a great place to share my passions, design tips and recent travel experiences.

How would you describe your design style?

“Southern” for sure! I love traditional elements that pay homage to my Southern Roots.

Where do you find most of your inspiration?

Traveling around the world. My husband and I enjoy visiting new places and with that comes so much inspiration! It’s amazing how much I go back in my memory to places we have traveled and pull from that for projects. I love to create spaces that have that one element of surprise, and I have seen so many great things in this world that I apply to my designs.

Tell us about a recent project you’re proud of.

I just completed a bathroom in the Charleston Symphony Designer Showhouse. The space before had lavender walls and heavy charcoal drapery panels. The tub was painted a textured charcoal as well. The room was very cold. I loved transforming this space into something light and airy and full of life!

You can follow Lauren on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Google+.

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