Project: 39 Fifth Avenue
It was a pleasure to work with Lawrence of LD Design. I started planning my project in late 2013 and finished in September 2014. Lawrence was detailed oriented every step of the way. I truly valued his special gift of spacial planning and room layout for my kitchen, bathroom and living space. He transformed my apt from an old and compartmentalized apartment to a truly modern and breathtaking loft-like space. He was helpful in selecting materials and furnishings and was able to steer me in the right direction when making final decisions. He always responded to issues promptly and was there at every step of the project. I couldn't be more pleased with the outcome!
Projects: Chelsea #1, Chelsea #2, and Fire Island Pines beach house
"I have worked with Lawrence for over 14 years. He has done several projects for me: my 3 apartments in New York City, my office in New York City , my house on Fire Island Pines and homes in South Florida. All were complete renovations including furnishings. Larry handled every detail from floor plans, custom cabinets, and furnishings to the exterior design of my house. I could not be more happy with how beautiful they all turned out. I have recommended him to all my friends."
Project: Chelsea Modern
"When it came to my "Home Makeover", there was only one person to turn to: Lawrence Duggan. Lawrence's dynamic combination of aesthetics with the ability to manage the construction was a sincere blessing. He also understands that one's living environment needs to be representative of one's very own personal style, which he completely executed. All this and finishing on time!
Project: Short Hills, NJ 2013
Lawrence understood our aesthetic, our lifestyle and the “stuff” we keep in our home. He translated that into the perfect kitchen. Our kitchen was dark, narrow and had little workable space. The adjacent laundry room was poorly laid out. Lawrence re-imagined the combined space and his design was terrific. When we had suggestions he welcomed and encouraged us to participate in the design process. His materials were functional and beautiful and he was sensitive to our budget. Furthermore, he was able to refurbish and keep some of the original mid-century cabinetry in the room. Three years later, our kitchen still feels brand new and I love that a dark, cramped space is now a light filled, expansive, happy space to work, relax, eat and gather.
In our living room, Lawrence’s layout, without moving a wall, seemed to double the size of our space and improved the flow of the room enormously. He was spot on in setting the mood of the room and we love his pop color choices. Even our rug is so inviting that many times we opt to sit there!
Lawrence is a talented designer with a terrific network of suppliers, unique crafts people, and tradesmen to do the work. He is very responsive and organized, and keeps and provides good records of all transactions and purchases. He follows through, and at our request, he even politely nudged us along when we were dragging our feet – which we greatly appreciated! We highly recommend Lawrence Duggan/LD Design.
Project: Short Hills, NJ 2009
Lawrence designed the renovation of our kitchen and two bathrooms. Before I started working with Lawrence, I had been working with an architect to redesign and renovate our kitchen. I had been through 12 iterations of a design with this architect. At our first meeting, Lawrence and I sat at the counter in my old kitchen. I told him what I wanted in my kitchen, the design aesthetic and our budget. He drew the design for the kitchen on a napkin - literally - and it was spot on. He subsequently converted the napkin conceptual into formal plans. It was a PLEASURE working with Lawrence. He is creative, calm, thorough, professional and understanding of his client's needs and taste levels. My kitchen is absolutely perfect!!! I have had many friends, family and other design professional come to see our kitchen to look at the unique and functional materials or design elements Lawrence conceived. I look forward to moving to a new home sometime in the future so Lawrence can design it for us!!!
Project: Brisbane, Australia (not shown)
I was visiting New York from Australia where I first met the best designer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. From the first minute I felt immediately at ease. Lawrence Duggan was able to successfully work with me from another hemisphere to get the look that I wanted. What transpired was an entirely new house. Huge formal entry way, glorious kitchen that is the envy of everyone and truck loads of room. I would recommend Lawrence to anyone who has the ideas but lacks the skill to put it together.
Project: Small bath
Lawrence managed the gut renovation of my bathroom and got the entire project completed in 6 weeks - right on schedule!
He made the decision-making process easy by filtering out endless choices of finishes and fixtures and presenting me with a select few. I even made a couple of small design changes mid-stream and Lawrence was able to incorporate them seamlessly. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is busy and needs someone to take care of everything, from design, to contracting, coordinating deliveries, you name it.
Project: West End Avenue, New York City (project not shown)
Lawrence Duggan is a superb designer with a great aesthetic sense. He has a deep knowledge of materials, designs, the best suppliers and workmen. He oversaw the renovation of our kitchen and our two bathrooms and the results are spectacular. We could not be any happier with his services.