Alchemy Collective Review

"When undertaking a home renovation, take your time in the planning phase. Building a detailed budget, selecting materials, and ordering well in advance of starting construction will set you up for success."

- Lauren Martin-Moro

Interior designer Lauren Martin-Moro sits on a white couch with throw pillows, behind a table with arts and crafts materials.

Comprehensive Design Services Include Project Management, Easy Collaboration

By Georgia Dolenz

NAMELauren Martin-Moro
PHONE NUMBER(323) 250-5220
PRICING INFODesign: $250 per hour
SERVICES PROVIDEDInterior Design, Kitchens & Baths, Construction Management, Accessory Dwelling Units, Home Staging, Decorating, Historical Homes, Construction & Remodel, Home & Room Additions, Green Building & Design, New Construction, Whole House Remodeling, Modern & Contemporary Design, Guest Houses, Styling, 3D Renderings, Renovation, Full Service Build, Design Boards, Mood Boards, Space Planning, Project Management, Custom Furniture, Finishes
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6 User Reviews
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Carrie Quinn, Maison Luxe

Hermosa Beach - July 6, 2017

I’ve known Lauren for a number of years since she started coming to my shop, Maison Luxe. If I had more Laurens as clients, I’d be happy. She’s a role model for the type of designer that I’d like to have come through my store. Lauren pays a lot of attention to detail and always follows up. I think she's a really talented designer. She’s always very professional and personable. Most importantly, she cares a lot about her work and the people she serves. I can’t say enough good things about her!

Myrna Corliss

West LA/NYC - June 14, 2017

I have the highest opinion of Lauren Martin. I worked with her as the senior design director at the DDC showroom in New York. We worked together for about four years. She was very competent, very creative, very reliable and very honest. Since she started her own business, I've referred some of my clients to her, who have all come back with glowing reviews about Lauren's work and sense of design. Lauren is professional, meticulous, punctual and precise. In addition, she is very ethical which distinguishes her beyond just her talent. Anyone who hires her will be very pleased with her work and is lucky to have her.

Eran Drori

Hollywood Hills - June 14, 2017

Lauren is a beautiful soul, a great person and a very talented designer. Her work is outstanding. I can count on two fingers the number of designers I'd like to work with again and Lauren is one of them. She is responsive, punctual, talented, easy to work with and really knows what she is talking about. As a general contractor, I'm always happy to hire Lauren for my projects and vice versa. She is a great communicator and always follows through with answers to questions, delivering information and materials on time. It's always a good environment when Lauren is involved.

Kobe Marciano

West Hollywood - June 14, 2017

On a scale of one to ten, I give Lauren a ten. She has done a couple of different design projects for our office. The quality of her work is top notch. The designs were completed ahead of deadline and approved by the city. Lauren carries herself very professionally. She is a nice person and is very pleasant to work with. Her pricing is more than fair, especially for what she offers. She is very responsive to phone calls and e-mails and also has an assistant who works with her to streamline communication. I am very happy to recommend her.

Christine B.

Hermosa Beach - June 14, 2017

Lauren is talented, hard working and kind. I had had bad experiences in the past with interior designers. I researched Lauren’s style before I hired her. She has an eclectic style that I love.

We immediately hit it off. I have been working with her for over a year and a half now, first on our current home, and now on a new home we are building from the ground up. In our initial meeting I was a bit all over the place with my ideas. I like a lot of different styles and she miraculously found a way to put it all together fluidly so it works. I get so many compliments on my home and when guests visit they are constantly looking around my rooms at all the unique pieces of art and decor she found for our home.

She fully decorated our first home, including wall color and decor. I live by the beach and everyone’s house looks the same. Lauren was able to add my personal creativity. I asked her a few times to change things and she was a dear about it—she came back with great ideas.

I love my house! It feels beachy and relaxed but with cool features from around the world. Not many people can do that!

Now we are building a home from the ground up and Lauren is our main designer. She is working with an architect on not only paint colors and materials, but also the layout of the home.

Lauren is definitely worth her price. Also, other designers may cut on costs up front but they will gouge you with the furniture. Lauren is always up front about pricing and she worked to get me deals on furniture. So in the long run, you are saving money with her. I ended up not liking the color of the rug for the nursery and even though it was non-refundable, Lauren went out of her way to get me a refund.

I gave her a timeline and she stuck to it. I am more casual of a client until the last minute when we need something right away. She works well with that. At one point I threw our architectural plans to her at the last minute and within one evening she got back to us with great ideas.

I have recommended Lauren to all my friends and family.

I am extremely satisfied. Lauren was able to create my vision without me really knowing what it was!

Kelly Tramontin

Rancho Palos Verdes - June 14, 2017

We’re super thrilled with Lauren and LMDA. She restyled the living space in our old home in Hermosa Beach and took care of everything from paint, to draperies, to furniture. The results were gorgeous. Lauren did a great job of bringing my ideas to fruition and (very kindly) made alternate suggestions where appropriate. She was able to consider things we didn’t even think of and always gave lots of options. I appreciate Lauren's openness and that she was able to meet my husband’s quirky requests without compromising the aesthetics of the project. Lauren was very mindful of timelines and pricing. She asked what we would like to spend at the outset and stuck to those parameters to a tee.

We liked her so much that right now, she’s working on our new house alongside the architect to help us design the space. My friend had recommended Lauren initially and I followed her on Instagram for a while, so I knew we would be in good hands.

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