MEET THE DESIGNER
Nurtured at an early age by her parents to express herself creatively, Lorra had an early start in channeling and shaping her blossoming design talents.
A journey filled with industrial arts and architectural drafting classes led her to pursue a career in architecture. With the encouragement of her high school drafting instructor to explore all possibilties, she was exposed to the wonders of interior design.
Since graduating from Howard University with a BS in Interior Design in 1987 with minor studies in architecture, Lorra has been challenging her clients as well as herself to think 'out of the box' and make bold yet edited statements with her interiors.
She has served as a contributing writer for Ebony, Homes of Color and Upscale magazines. In 2004, she was featured in the 'Designer's Studio' at the Home and Design magazine Design Exposition. Likewise, she participated in the 2003 and 2004 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Decorator Showhouses. In 2007, she was a featured designer in the coffee table book, Spectacular Homes of Greater Washington, DC. In 2010, she was featured on local Fox 5 News, 'Today's Voices' and 'Fox 5 Factor' programs. She has also been featured in the local publications Home and Design magazine and the Washington Post.