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In Profile:
Lori Carroll & Associates

In Profile:

Lori Carroll & Associates

Shortlisted: for 1 category

The International Design & Architecture Awards 2024

Name: Lori Carroll

Company: Lori Carroll & Associates

Position within company: Owner/Interior Designer 


Tell us a little about your background in design:

From the moment you meet Lori Carroll in person, you quickly realize just how approachable she is. Lori’s amazing vision and signature look are well-known. Her down-to-earth, straightforward attitude toward interior design is why she remains one of Tucson’s most sought after designers. Along with a boundless energy and love of design, anything is possible when you work with Lori Carroll.

As a graduate of the University of Arizona, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design, Lori has always loved the casual lifestyle the desert has to offer. However, Lori’s unique sense of style goes way beyond any Southwestern stereotypes. Her refined, yet livable interiors are an artistic blend of sophistication and comfort.

Lori continues to make waves throughout the design industry. Her accreditations include being NCIDQ certified, a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), in addition to having a National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) member. From printed publications, industry flyers, or even across the web, you can usually find a glimpse of Lori Carroll somewhere! Her insight and entrepreneurial spirit brought her success. The talent and enthusiasm she has shown over more than 30 years has never diminished. Now, at the pinnacle of her career, her versatility and outstanding reputation draws architects, builders and an astute clientele, all who trust Lori to bring excellence to their projects, both inside and out.

How would you describe your personal design style?


Where does your design inspiration come from?

Our natural environment. Living In the desert, there Is lots to be Inspired by.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?

I am seeing a movement towards a large use of texture, with Intruiging ways of merging finished together In the same space. We are moving away from greys and Instead using a lot of color.

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2023 and beyond.

Color, Texture, Incorporating Lighting, Follow-Through, Collaboration.

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?

Stay Flexible.

How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?

I find them very Important as they add recognition on a global scale.

What projects are you currently working on?

A large variety of residential and commercial projects.

What was your favourite project to work on and why?

I always enjoy working with clients who appreciate the amount of time and energy myself and my team put into their project.

What was your most challenging project to work on and why?

Projects that are not local are difficult as you cannot go to see the site as much.

Which products/services could you not live without when designing?

Professional product knowledge to use in our work and pass onto clients is critical for me and my team.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?

Being able to keep our projects moving smoothly and following up with everyone involved.

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:

Your most treasured possession?

My Family.

Your favourite holiday destination?

Telluride, Colorado – Heaven on Earth.

Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?

Miraval Arizona.

Your favourite book, film & song?

I love any design books.

Your favourite food and drink? 

Ginger shots.

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?

Flipping through magazines for inspiration.

Anything else interesting?

Every day Is a gift. I am thankful to wake up every day and do what I love.


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