Mother-Daughter Design Duo Finds Success Complementing Each Other’s Expertise
The mother-daughter duo behind award-winning Interior Design Concepts Group are a perfectly balanced pair.
When Lauren was 15, she got the opportunity to learn about the industry by working for her mom during a work experience program. Later, she went on to formally study interior design, learning design technologies that weren't necessarily around when her mother was at school. “As soon as I got out of college, business was booming in Houston and [my mother] said, ‘Please come back and someday the company will be yours,’ and so here I am,” Lauren says proudly. While Deborah still has the final say on contracts, she is mindful about grooming Lauren for the future. “Where I once did all of the contracts, I now do only the proofing. Things are definitely getting pushed to [Lauren],” she says.
Although they’ve had employees in the past, they’ve scaled back to just the two of them. “It’s difficult to find a good partner. Somebody that’s as dedicated and — ” Deborah begins, “ — has a similar mindset, work ethics,” Lauren pipes in. It’s clear these two are on the same page, and their respect for each other is evident as well. “Being a generational business, we both bring so many different things to the table,” Lauren says.
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