Ambassador Spotlight: Becca Lawson
Wescover Ambassador Becca Lawson is a project designer at the global design studio, DesignAgency.
How did you get your start in interior design?
After undergrad, I had a fashion internship in Milan, Italy. While traveling in the city, I was inspired by the blending of modern and traditional design within interior spaces, as well as the preservation of history through a modern lens. Once I returned home, I knew that I wanted to change my focus from fashion to interiors. I applied for grad school and have been here ever since.
How would you describe your personal design style?
My own personal style would be a mix of modern organic and contemporary. I love working on adaptive reuse projects and being able to infuse some eclectic and unexpected elements in my designs while still letting the architectural story shine through.
What is a piece of advice that anyone getting into interior design should know?
Learn and love your resources! The interior design community is smaller than you might think – getting to know your reps and attending industry events can open your horizons to so many amazing opportunities.
What kind of projects do you work on?
My focus is on hospitality design – hotels, restaurants, clubs, and amenity spaces. Currently, I’m selecting the finishes and furniture for a hotel’s guest rooms in Georgia, as well as developing the conceptual story for a luxury condo building in Florida.
When it comes to sourcing, do you try to put an emphasis on local creators or artists where you can?
Always! Every project provides opportunities to support local artists and small businesses in some aspect – whether that’s through the furniture, lighting, artwork or accessories.
What is your all-time favorite project that you've worked on?
Construction on it hasn’t started yet – but I worked on the NoMad Residences in the Wynwood Art District of Miami. It’s the first branded residence for the NoMad Group, and it was a fun challenge to marry the strong, moody, voyeuristic side of the NoMad brand with the eccentric, urban, and vibrant neighborhood of Wynwood.
What excites you about the future of interior design?
I’m excited about the possibilities of design and where it can take you. With different clients and areas, there are so many different concepts that you can come up with. The future is really exciting and each generation coming into the field brings a whole new perspective and approach. It’s great to work with new people and see the new spaces that get created.