Meet Lara and her team

Award-winning interior designer Lara Michelle, an expert in her field, is owner and CEO of her high-end boutique design firm, Lara Michelle Beautiful Interiors Inc. Lara is widely respected and acknowledged as the leading interior designer in her area and known for her impeccable taste and demand for excellence. Her success has evolved out of her dedicated passion for her work and from years of completing unique and beautiful design solutions for both large scale home renovations and new home builds. She has assembled the most talented team of carpenters, contractors, workrooms, and home design resources, and perfected her design processes to help guide you with ease through your home renovation or new home building projects.

Catering to a discerning clientele is what Lara does best. Lara believes in a hands-on, intimate approach to each project and in building strong relationships with her clients.  This enables Lara and her team to bring out her clients' style and personality to truly create their dream homes. By limiting the number of projects her firm takes on each year, Lara can personally design and oversee each one, offering the highest quality services in the field. She’d love the honor and opportunity to her put her deep design experience to work for you. Simply fill out the form on our contact page to begin your dream home journey with her today! 

Lara attended Cornell University’s School of Fine Arts, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and The New York School of Interior Design.  Upon earning her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree, she worked for some of the country’s most famous interior designers in New York City before starting her own design firm in 1995.  Since then, she has won Westchester Home Magazine Design Awards in 2012 and was a finalist in 2018, 2021, & 2022.  She won Serendipity Magazine Design Innovator’s Awards in 2019 & 2022.  She was voted Best Interior Designer in Westchester by Westchester Magazine in 2018 and she has earned several Best Interior Design Service Awards by Houzz. 


Why Choose Us

  • - Manga & Richard F.
    We worked with Lara Michelle as we embarked on an extensive remodel (6 month project) on our home in Westchester and I recommend her with zero reservations. Lara was a consummate professional. A few key strengths: 1) Lara clearly is an expert in her field and always came to us with creative and beautiful options 2) Organized with great communication and project management skills: We always knew where we were with our project; what was done and what was left to be done 3) Lara was great about being respectful of our budgets and more importantly explaining tradeoffs between decisions 4) Great customer service oriented personality: Lara was so easy to work with... She was responsive, flexible and just a genuinely good person.
    - Manga & Richard F.
  • Meredith & Nick G.
    Lara worked with us as we gutted our entire house. She project managed on a weekly basis because we lived in the city and I was pregnant with our 2nd. We were very dependent on her being onsite, handling every detail and making real-time decisions. She did an exceptional job understanding our style, family needs and thinking out of the box when we had to find solutions/workarounds. Our home has since been featured in magazines, home catalogs, websites, etc. all thanks to Lara's brilliant design skills.
    Meredith & Nick G.
  • - Katie A.
    I interviewed several designers and decided on Lara. Lara's expertise encompassed everything I was looking for in an interior designer. She was professional from our first meeting throughout the process, staying on task and sticking to a timeline. Her talents in every area of design made the process exciting and fun! She remained calm, reassuring and solution-oriented throughout, especially when we experienced unexpected hiccups along the way. Lara is extremely talented, dependable, confident, respectful and listens to her clients. I highly recommend her!
    - Katie A.
  • - Martin & Laura F.
    We have recently completed a large renovation which included our kitchen, foyer with new stairs, 3 bathrooms, laundry room, mudroom, and our master suite under the watchful eye of Lara Michelle, and we are thrilled with the professional and efficient way that every detail was handled. We were abroad for much of the project and any issues were very quickly resolved, with the whole process running smoothly and on time. Lara has excellent relationships with her contractors and suppliers, and holds them to extremely high standards. We would not hesitate to recommend Lara Michelle for any renovation or design project.
    - Martin & Laura F.
  • - Risa M.
    I had a very dated, 80s, contemporary home that needed a total facelift. From the initial consultation with Lara, I felt completely comfortable and confident that she would be perfect for our renovation. I worked closely with Lara on many of the details of the renovation, and couldn't be more thrilled with the results. Lara transformed my entire house into a modern, sleek, comfortable home that is constantly receiving compliments from those that see it. She has impeccable taste and was wonderful at managing the contractors. I highly recommend her for any of your home renovation and design needs!
    - Risa M.
  • - Erin & Francis M.
    Lara makes sure every detail is done to perfection; I cant say enough good things. I would highly recommend her especially if you don't know where to begin, her incredible organizational, planning, and design skills just kick in, and make your home an actual home you will love.
    - Erin & Francis M.
  • Valerie J., Greenwich, CT.
    “Our house looks great. We get tons and tons of compliments! All looks great and pulled together, thank you Lara for everything!!”
    Valerie J., Greenwich, CT.
  • Jennifer L., New York, N.Y.
    “Knowing Lara was on the job gave us great comfort. She solved our huge storage issues and transformed our apartment brilliantly. We feel like we’ve moved into a fabulous new place!”
    Jennifer L., New York, N.Y.
  • Melissa K., Rye Brook N.Y.
    “Working with Lara is a joy. She has incredible design skills and is so much more responsive and reliable than other designers I have worked with.”
    Melissa K., Rye Brook N.Y.
  • Audrey S., Greenwich, CT.
    “Lara is a pleasure to work with, beyond efficient, and has amazing taste. Her ability to get my style and then expand on it with fabulous, unexpected twists and turns is unbelievable. She transformed my home and now she is transforming my business!”
    Audrey S., Greenwich, CT.
  • Bonni S, Armonk, NY
    Thank you for helping me create the most beautiful home! You were a pleasure to work with and I will continue to recommend you highly. My home is so elegant and yet warm and inviting. I love ALL of our choices! Thank you for everything.
    Bonni S, Armonk, NY