🀙/Who am I?
My name is Laura García and I am the creative eye behind Maison Laurel.
I was born in Bogota, in the eclectic capital of my beautiful country, Colombia and grew up in a multicultural environment from my Italian grand mother, and also I was educated in the reputable French Lycée Français Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur in Bogotá, where I learned the language from and developed the love for the French culture. Since I was a child I was surrounded by different colours, odours and languages which makes my heart belongs to three different cultures.
My grand mother was a charismatic business women who loved to sew her own clothes, knitting and doing embroidery and also had an exquisite taste for home decoration, from who I inherited a special taste for antiques and 60’s-70’s decor.
As a child I used to spend my free time doing artistic activities as ceramics pottery and painting and also spending a considerable amount of time rearranging my room and decorating it. Not very surprising to find my mother astonished in the morning when she opened the door of my room and all the layout changed during the night. This was determinant at the moment I had to chose my future career and asked to myself: what’s the only thing I’ve been doing with all my passion and have never stopped doing it? Creating objects and imagining spaces.
So I naturally first started by creating objects when I studied Industrial Design in Colombia, before being admitted at the renowned Parisian Ecole Boulle founded in 1886 and where I educated my eye. I then graduated in Bogotá before coming back again to Paris where I worked for prestigious maisons as Guerlain and Sephora great designers as the great unfortunately gone Andrée Putman and big companies as Louvre Hotels Group.
I also graduated in Marketing & Communications at the business school ESCP Europe where I learned about branding and design strategy.
I’m an Interior Designer accredited by the CFAI –French Council of Interior Designers and have professional experience in three fields of Interior Design
- Retail & commercial
I would love to help you with your Interior Design project from concept to completion according to your needs and style.