Laura Hodges, LEED AP, GREEN AP
Owner and Principal Interior Designer
A boutique design firm located in the Baltimore / Washington DC area, Laura Hodges Studio focuses on creating the ultimate in beautiful, tailored spaces while fully expressing every client’s individual style and taste.
Principal Laura Hodges is known for an international aesthetic along with a love for unique and dynamic environments. Laura’s childhood home was located in a small, picturesque town in northern England and her love of design began in early childhood. Influenced by a Norwegian grandmother, British mother and Jamaican father, Laura developed an early appreciation for travel and diverse cultures, having traveled extensively to over thirty countries -- from Greece and Morocco to Thailand and Peru.
After moving to New York to pursue her studies, Laura earned a bachelors degree in business and an interior design degree from the New York School of Interior Design, with additional studies in music and culinary arts. Following graduation Laura was mentored by and worked with distinguished New York based interior designers Jamie Drake and Thomas Jayne.
Laura Hodges Studio’s signature aesthetic is bold classicism defined simply as high contrast, clean and classic design. It's timeless and tailored, incorporating unique vintage and antique finds, local art and influences, eclectic styles and natural elements.
With an experienced eye for detail and design, Laura Hodges Studio delivers a top-tier concierge level of service so that, from concept to completion, clients find the design process to be as enjoyable as the design itself. Laura has completed projects in Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey and New York.
In June 2018, Laura Hodges Studio opened DOMAIN, a boutique home decor shop, featuring a curated collection of local and globally sourced fair trade and sustainable home decor, original art and one-of-a-kind pieces.
Bold. Tailored. Global. Sustainable.
Philosophy... Beautifully designed spaces welcome us, surprise us with their thoughtful details, and support a more balanced life. Life is better with great design and a well designed home is a sanctuary that can renew us for each new day. I find that a well designed public space allows everyone to feel welcome and caters to our commonalities. As we work together, I explore how you currently live to see how a well designed home could make your life more uncomplicated, more enjoyable and more efficient. A thoughtful approach leads to a better and more beautiful design, customized and tailored to you.
Purpose... Good design is sustainable design and we make a commitment to our clients, our community and our environment to be eco-conscious in our design practices. Laura is a LEED AP and a GREEN AP which means she has completed rigorous sustainability training and demonstrated extensive knowledge of and dedication to sustainable design practices. This includes everything from sourcing fair trade and renewable resources to donating unwanted furnishings and recycling demolition materials. We make design decisions and selections that encourage the sustainability of our planet's resources and responsible vendors, manufacturers, products and services are always given priority when the quality and design are to our standards. We are committed to helping those less fortunate so we work with local charities such as the Catonsville Women's Giving Circle, Marian House and Second Chance, and can also coordinate the donation your unwanted household goods and furnishings.
Partnership... Whether you have a full renovation, new custom home or commercial space, our process is designed to be as streamlined, efficient and enjoyable as possible so that you can simply look forward to the finished project.