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Claire Lewis // Interior Design Consultant
A Lafayette, Louisiana native, Claire Lewis graduated from LSU in Baton Rouge with a Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Design. During college, she interned with New York Times entertainment photographer, Jack Vartoogian, in New York City.
Post-graduation, Claire loaded her car and drove to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Costume Design in the film and television industry. Starting at the bottom, she eventually worked her way up the ladder to become a Costume Designer, dressing the likes of such actors as Kevin Costner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Faye Dunaway and many more.
From L.A. to La.
While living in Los Angeles, Claire met her husband, Todd, a film producer. After working together on location in New Orleans, they decided to make the cross-country move back to Louisiana to buy their first home. Not settling for anything less than the best, the couple toured over 65 homes when they finally discovered a turn-of-the-century American Foursquare in Uptown, which they knew at first glance would come to be their forever home. Though the old home initially only required simple cosmetic changes, they would eventually embark upon a major home design and renovation.
Claire drafted a floor plan and shortly after, the work began. Renovations included the addition of a back porch and restructuring the upstairs to accommodate a new master suite and laundry room (work that entailed moving load-bearing walls to make room for a guest suite and a larger hall bathroom) to room décor projects like a kitchen facelift with the addition of a kitchen pantry. Claire worked alongside her contractor and foreman doing everything from managing the budget to ordering toilets.
The home renovation was such a success, that after 13 years of working in the film and television business, Claire made the transition into a new career of Interior Design.
Claire has had an eye for design since a young age, and her work in a creative position of a multi-billion dollar industry not only trained her in design to appeal to mass audiences, but it also gave her an understanding of budget management and meeting crucial deadlines. Because of her experience collaborating with Directors and other world-class talent to build the perfect look, she can tailor her style to fit the needs of any client for any job.
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