Lauren is an award-winning LEED and NCIDQ-accredited Interior Designer who believes in creating a better life for her clients through design. After earning her BFA in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin, Lauren spent the next few years traveling the globe designing luxury restaurants, spas, and five-star hotels for the world’s #1 design firm, Hirsch Bedner and Associates. Returning to the Midwest brought her to Looney & Associates where she designed spaces with the best of the best in Chicago. Lauren now brings her unique vision and experience home to Naperville to create the life and company she always dreamed of.
We are an intelligent group of designers that will take care of you every step of the way (and bring some pretty incredible design to your space).
Our Founding Partner, Lauren Collander, established Lauren Collander Interiors with a global yet local flair and the belief that everyone deserves incredible design. She earned her Interior Design degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison including studies at Peking University in Beijing.
Growing up she had a clear passion for the design world and still has her first design project as a 6-year-old: her childhood bedroom design. The trifold poster board presentation she created, spare carpet remnant from the basement, sesame street wallpaper, and all. Fast forward through countless years of hard work to the unbelievable opportunities designing hotels all over the world for globally renowned design firms like HBA and Looney & Associates.
Wanting to bring the luxuries and details of hospitality design to the residential world, she moved back to her hometown of Naperville, IL, and opened Lauren Collander Interiors in 2013. Celebrating the opening of the studio in downtown Naperville was the start of becoming a household name in the area and encouraging everyone to experience incredible design.
Lauren is NCIDQ certified, LEED Accredited, and passionate about the power of interior design to improve your life. When she’s not designing, she can be found spending time with friends, wildly dancing with her husband and two young sons, or at the dog park with her silver lab, Violet.
JJ holds a BA in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design and brings over 10 years of design experience to the team. Starting her career in the commercial and architectural field she transitioned into the residential design world, having worked on high-end furnishing, custom new home construction, and luxury renovations. Enjoying cooking, music, museums, hiking, festivals, her two dogs and cat in her free time, her personal life is just as well-rounded as her professional career!
Veronica brings 20 years of experience in high-end residential design to LC Interiors. She has extensive knowledge of custom luxury home design, renovation, furnishings, and more. Her listening skills and attention to detail helps clients feel confident in her ability to help them define their own unique design style and make their dreams become reality. Veronica is a parent of humans and animals so she understands building an interior that is considerate of the ones you love!
After earning her degree in Interior Design from Chicago’s Harrington School of Design in 2010, Larmy worked as a freelance interior designer, capturing her clients’ personalities and letting them shine through her work. Larmy and Lauren met over coffee and have been designing beautiful homes together ever since.
With over 20 years of experience in design and business, Tina brings her creative eye, love of details and entrepreneurial spirit to the team. Her favorite thing is the pursuit of one-of-a-kind pieces to add personality and character to spaces. Tina is a married mother of three lovely (and lively!) daughters where being stylish is paramount, multi-tasking is vital and finding balance is survival!
Liz brings over 15 years of Interior Design experience. She is a designer with an eye for architectural details and supports our team by providing 3D design models, clear design documentation, and drafting plans. She is an NCIDQ registered designer with experience in commercial, residential, and kitchen and bath design. Liz enjoys being outdoors hiking and canoeing and has a Springer Spaniel and two daughters that keep her active. She loves mid-century design, collects Herman Miller furniture pieces, and lives in a renovated mid-century home with a modern addition. Function drives her passion for design as she puts people’s needs as a priority in her designs and makes the details work.
Tara joins our team with over 15 years of management and design experience. As Business Manager, she uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy environment. Tara particularly loves being part of a creative team that knows how to have FUN! When she’s not planning the next step in the LC Interiors business empire, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
Beth comes to LC Interiors with a background in luxury furniture showroom serving Chicago’s top designers, couture retail management, and impeccable customer service for a leading home goods brand. Her incredible skills allow her to facilitate the design group’s projects from the office, keeping all on task. She truly cares that your dream project’s experience is exemplary. After business hours, you can find Beth exploring local forest preserves with her family or planning their next national park road trip adventure.
Being in love with beautiful spaces her whole life, Danielle entered the Interior Design scene in 2012. After earning her degree from Florida State University, she has been working alongside top designers and architects in both the luxury residential and commercial fields. She now manages social media and all things brand-related remotely from her new home in the Canary Islands. From time to time she jumps in on design projects and if you’re lucky she’ll show up on yours!
Lauren’s best friend since childhood, Lindsay is something of an organizational wunderkind. Everything at LC Interiors runs through her: Interior styling, photo shoots, purchasing. She does it all. When she’s not at work reading Lauren’s mind, she spends her time with her husband, three little kids and their golden retriever, Rigby.
Our designs don’t start from the ground up, but rather way up high. An aerial view of your life. The calming lines, soft corners, and crafted pieces, envisioned just for you…
A leather briefcase in need of a home. An elegant host carefree and laughing. No-nonsense storage for that perfect, everyday spoon. A hearty desk for work. Or that just right chair for hardly working.
A lazy day in. And busy day out. Every want, every wish, shaped by every soaring detail. A take flight plan for your life.