Commercial Observer

March 8, 2017

By Liam La Guerre


Pratt Institute alumnus Lauren Williams’ boutique interior design firm is three years young, but that just means it embodies the startup, entrepreneurial spirit behind some of the best design work in Brooklyn.

After a stint at Soho-based design firm Meyer Davis Studio—during which she worked on the upscale, beachfront 1 Hotel South Beach, among other projects—Williams founded Lauren Jayne Design and had success working on single-family residential projects.

But she has also recently ventured into multifamily projects, with Greystone Development tapping Lauren Jayne to handle the interiors at its new residential building at 531 Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill. Williams has apparently found a regular client, as she is also doing the interiors for Greystone’s Harlem residential development at 69 East 125th Street.

“As a Pratt alumni, this project hit home for me,” Williams said of 531 Myrtle Avenue, which is located only a block away from her alma mater. “We have completed interiors in Aspen, Miami and New York City, but this was the first opportunity in Brooklyn. I love Clinton Hill’s youthful vibe.”

Williams said the firm is now trying to break into the hospitality sector, with current projects including a lounge in Miami Beach and a renovation of The Skylark rooftop cocktail lounge in Times Square.