LBC DESIGN is a full service architectural interior design firm that specializes in managing residential renovation projects from conception to the finishing details. Beginning the design process by working closely with the client to understand their wants and needs through detailed questions and images, LBC DESIGN guides the process throughout, from plan options and design proposals to bidding and construction oversight. With an emphasis on attention to detail, and a great working relationship with the client and contractor, the goal is to enjoy the creative process, find space in your existing home that you didn't know existed, and create a beautiful environment for you to LOVE your home!
Complete kitchen and bath design and renovation
Project planning and coordination
Oversight and management of construction process
Color, finish and material consultation and selection
Electrical and lighting design
Custom millwork cabinetry design
Laura Carlucci was drawn to the field of design and the study of architecture from an early age. With a love of art and architecture fostered at home, coupled with a natural affinity for spatial geometry Laura was destined for a career in architectural interiors and design.
After attending Washington University in St. Louis, and receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Major in Architecture, Laura headed back to New York City where she obtained a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. It was there that she perfected her focus on proportion, scale and texture.
Prior to opening the doors of LBC DESIGN, Laura worked for over 17 years at several prestigious NYC architectural firms, on both commercial and residential projects as a project manager and senior designer. She designed and managed the opening of new stores for boutique clients including Giorgio Armani and Dolce and Gabbana. In addition she has worked on a wide range of residential projects from kitchens to full apartment renovations to new free standing homes.
Laura resides in South Orange, NJ with her husband and two boys. With her extensive experience and her personal passion for making beautiful environments Laura truly enjoys helping people realize a space that is functional, comfortable, and exquisitely designed.
Current and past projects include home renovations in South Orange, Maplewood and Millburn/Short Hills, residences and apartments in the Hamptons and Manhattan, and high-end retail boutiques in San Francisco, Chicago, Palm Beach and New York.
When we reached a challenging stage of our kitchen renovation, Laura was a steadying force in helping us restart and refine the unfinished plans and drive to completion. Whether advising on the layout, colors, materials or even suppliers and contractors, Laura helped us make a small, cramped space into the kitchen of our dreams.
A.P. | Maplewood, NJ
I am thrilled to recommend Laura Carlucci. At first, I thought I could plan my double bathroom renovation (Master & Kids') all on my own. While trying to explain my vision to potential contractors, I quickly realized professional help was needed -- and Laura's insight and eye made it so very worthwhile. Having Laura's help is like having your own space and design guru who also knows the ins and outs of construction -- what can be done and what shouldn't be. She made recommendations based on our existing structures, and that helped keep demolition and construction costs down. She knows how to communicate with your contractor to get the job finished right, and has vast knowledge of every type of fixture, surface and finish. Laura has a great sense of space and how it gets used in everyday life. She is smart and practical, while recommending ways to make your space more beautiful. We love our new bathrooms -- they function perfectly for us and look like they belong in our house. Thank you, Laura!
K.G. | South Orange, NJ
I completed a major house renovation in Summer of 2013 that included kitchen, office, powder room, and laundry room. The results are incredible and I have Laura to thank for that. I could not have done it without her. She is professional, efficient, and has a great eye for clean lines and beautiful spaces. Her response is always in a timely manner and she is extremely professional and easy to work with.
J.K. | South Orange, NJ
Laura helped us redesign the space for 2 new upstairs bathrooms and closets and a total basement renovation. Everything turned out beautifully! Not only did we get the space and layout that we hoped for, but Laura guided us through the process every step of the way and made sure we had everything we needed and even some things we didn’t even know we needed! Her sense of space and style are amazing, her advice and opinions so valuable. She helped make our renovation experiences so much easier! Thank you Laura!
D.O. | South Orange, NJ
Dear Laura, Just a note of thanks for all of your efforts, expertise and moral support in our kitchen renovation. The space is truly gorgeous and everything I hoped for in terms of function. We love it! You are extra ordinarily talented and I feel lucky we were able to work together. Thank you so much!
D.F. | Maplewood, NJ
Laura Carlucci | LBC DESIGN