LAURA CHAPPETTO FLYNN
A home is a representation of those who live in it and my mission is to make my clients have a sense of pride and ownership in the design of their home. All too often clients tell me that their experience with previous designers have led them to make purchases or create entire rooms that don’t feel like them. My clients’ homes are not my homes. They do not need to reflect my personal aesthetic but instead should reflect the soul of the people who are creating their life there. Your home is an extension of you. I am just here to help facilitate the process to create a space that makes you take a deep breath and say, “I’m home”.
My passion for design began early in life. Some of my favorite childhood memories are of my bedroom makeovers in which I would enlist the help of my grandfather to bring me to a series of stores in order to gather my supplies: a new color of paint, new bedding, fresh accessories. I would lock myself in my bedroom not allowing any visitors until the transformation was complete. Although I’m sure my parents recognized the missing items throughout the house, they always acted surprised and pleased when, on Sunday evening, I would invite my family into my room for the unveiling. I would set the lighting just right, put music on my boombox (yes, you read that correctly… boombox!) and create an experience. I absolutely loved it.
I am now beyond grateful to have a career in which I create these experiences for others. Design can be challenging and daunting to some and my goal is to make the entire process as effortless as possible. Every client is different and every project is different so I customize my services to fit in where I am needed and let my client free to explore their creative side where they like. Together we create the perfect space and always have fun during the process.
My passion for this industry has sparked excitement in my mom, Joyce and I have brought her on board! Joyce spent many years working for HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) in the beginning of her career and is going back to her roots supporting Element Design Network as the Office Manager.
Here at Element Design Network we are dedicated to giving back. We recognize and appreciate that so many people in this world are in need of help and it is up to all of us to do our part. As part of our commitment to our community, we donate 2.5% of each of our transactions to the charities below. We hope to inspire you too, to do your part. Join us in the movement.