about carolyn rebuffel designs, llc
At Carolyn Rebuffel Designs, LLC, we believe that your home is a haven and should reflect a sense of peace, simplicity and beauty that resonates with your lifestyle. Our custom interiors are livable spaces carefully curated to reflect your personal aesthetic. Whether completing a single room makeover or designing your dream home, we strive to craft designs that are inspired, savvy and practical.
We believe that simplicity is key to a successful home. By creating environments that promote a sense of calm and comfort, we hope to establish an attitude that is carried through to your lifestyle. We specialize in designing homes for busy families looking for a soothing retreat to call their own.
Collaboration is essential to our design process and we ensure that your project is handled with honesty and ease by establishing a strong working relationship. This synergistic approach enables us to transform your design vision into a reality.
Carolyn Rebuffel Flannery
With over a decade of hospitality experience under her belt, Principal Designer Carolyn Rebuffel Flannery brings a thoughtful approach to each project she completes. At her namesake design firm, established in 2006, Carolyn believes that your home should be a retreat that provides you with a sense of ease and calm. After building a career as an antique store owner, buyer, and merchandiser, Carolyn transitioned to interior design, crafting practical yet beautiful interiors that reflect her clients' unique lifestyles.
As a mother of four, Carolyn understands the value of creating family-friendly spaces with durable, multi-functional furnishings. Her work highlights unconventional lighting, savvy design solutions, and a healthy mix of high and low pieces. In addition to designing artful interiors, Carolyn helms WorkRoom C, a textile company that offers fabric by the yard, pillows, drapery, and bespoke soft goods. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a MPS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University.
Starting in 2017 at Carolyn Rebuffel Designs as an intern, Sarah Kaplowitz was promoted to full-time Design Assistant in January of 2018. In addition to assisting in the day-to-day administration of the firm, Sarah is involved with the design process as well, assisting with selecting paint colors, tile, and fabric samples.
From the Bay Area by way of a suburb south of Tacoma, Washington, Sarah holds a degree from UC Berkeley in Social Welfare, where she graduated summa cum laude. While in college, Sarah had a penchant for creating comfortable and cozy spaces where everything had a place and purpose. After all the psychology classes she took for her major, she became increasingly curious about the psychology behind interior design. “A space should express one’s personality as well be an environment that elicits a certain mood or emotional response,” says Sarah, and adds that her end goal is to combine her passion for design and for social justice.
Lucy Allen joined Carolyn Rebuffel Designs as a Design Assistant in 2016. With an extensive background in space planning and AutoCAD drafting, Lucy’s aim is to design conceptually-connected spaces. “Rooms that are integrated function better,” says Lucy. “My job is to figure that how we can do that for each client.”
Based in Chicago, Lucy began her interior design studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2010 she graduated with a BFA in Interior Architecture from Columbia College in Chicago. After college she served as Visual Merchandiser at Crate & Barrel, as well as a sales associate for The Robert Allen Duralee Group, a trade-only showroom.
In her spare time, Lucy scours thrift shops for small furniture pieces to reupholster.
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