Costa Mesa, CA
Cynthia has been a designer with La-Z-boy for 11 years and connecting with her clients is key to her design process. “My favorite part about my job is connecting with my clients! I really love getting to know them and how they use their space and coming up with a solution that works for them and their family.”
Clean lines and neutral palettes with pops of color.
Mixing and matching patterns in unique ways.
Using sustainable and eco-friendly materials.
Balancing traditional and contemporary styles.
Designing spaces with safety and spills in mind.
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What is the design tip you just can’t stress enough?
Think of the texture of the lampshade, the texture of your pillows or carpet; or maybe it’s a tray that you put on your table. These are really important ways to tie the space together with a little bit of texture and depth without filling up the room in a way that feels overwhelming.
How do you determine the right style for your customers?
I really like to spend time with my clients and understand how they use the room. Do children use the room? Do they have pets? Is it a family or just a couple? Really understanding how the clients use the room helps me to design the space based on their needs.
What is one La-Z-boy product that you can’t live without?
It would definitely be the Leo Ottoman. It’s so functional. It’s only about 21 inches x 21 inches, has storage and a tray, and you can design it in any material including leather and prints. It’s a great way to bring in some color, as well as storage into the space. It’s tying in that form and function, while also bringing in an element of design.