LA Design was launched as a professional Faux Finishing service in 2001. Owner/Principal Designer, Laura Watson, brought over 28 years of artistic experience and passion for design. Her love of color, pattern, and texture makes it easy for clients to find just the right finishes to suit THEIR tastes. With a "It's not about me" philosophy that drives her business, clients find she works very hard to bring fresh ideas that fit their home and their style.

Hear what some of her clients have to say:

"I have had the privelage of working with Laura on multiple projects, and I am impressed not only with her talent and creativity as an artist, but also her professionalism as a business person. Laura's artistic expertise as a faux artist combined with her problem solving and ability to effectively communicate with clients and peers alike, make her a unique asset for designers, homeowners, or anyone seeking someone who can exceed artistic expectations while completing projects on-time without the drama sometimes associated with creative people of her caliber."
Tim Slicker, President, Cast Designs Ornamental Plaster -

"My husband and I recently relocated to the Nashville area and Laura was one of the first persons we met. My husband had spoken to a manager at Sherwin Williams who referred us to Laura. We set up a consultation and after meeting with her we felt relieved and confident. Laura has great ideas not only with color choices but by creating a unique elegance to any room. I have to admit, I didn't look at her website until after we'd had our consultation, and if you thought I was relieved and confident before I saw her work, you can only imagine how much more I am now that I've seen what she can do. We are so thrilled we found Laura and are eager to have her transform our home!"

"I was skeptical at first turning my home over for a make over. Because I know everyone has their own styles and thoughts, but Laura asked lots of questions, and I felt comfortable in giving her the job. She really has made me comfortable with the whole process. All the paint colors, light fixtures, ceiling fans and faucets she selected have been wonderful. And, her attention to detail is greatly appreciated. Laura is a very trustworthy person, and that is very comforting. I would recommend her to anyone I know for new or upgrading projects."
John Dunklin

"Jim and I are very pleased with the work that was done by LA Design. All of our neighbors love the black pillars surrounding the exterior of the main house and guest house. Thank you for improving the value of our home. We were blessed to have you in our home."
Kam Durham

"You turned my ordinary bathrooms into restful spas. I can't begin to tell you how many compliments I have received from my guests….Thank you so much!"
Lany Kay Martell

"Laura completely transformed our sitting room and dining room in our new house. She was always a pleasure and very professional. I hate that she has moved because I would be using her in the future for more parts of my house! She really cares about what you think and will do what it takes to make you 100% pleased with her work. I would recommend Laura to anyone - she does incredible, unique work, and I am proud to have it as part of my home."
Carla Moyer

"We are enjoying the beautiful work you did in our new home! Every time someone tours the house they always linger a little longer in the master bathroom. The wide striped walls and washed effect on the ceiling always catch their attention. Thank you so much for adding just the right touch!"
Shalia Lankford

"Laura has more than strong technical ability and artistic flair. She has ideas! Her creativity gave my home some special touches that always get 'wows' from visitors. Best of all, I get to enjoy them every day."
Laura Reed

"I've had several neighbors inquiring about this stone material, they all are impressed with the arch…"
S Drake

"My bathroom mural is beautiful and I feel as if I now have my own oasis. Friends invariably ask me who did the work. My husband likes his new bathroom treatment too, and we are so taken with what seems like a brand new fireplace. We appreciate the way you were so careful, never leaving any mess for us to clean up. Thanks for a job well done."
Nancy Henegar

"As a professional interior designer and antique dealer, I have utilized both Laura's and her staffs' talents and expertise. They have completed staining of natural stone, re-facing a fireplace in Arcustone, faux finishing on walls and painting an exquisite Italian inspired mural, incorporating personal wishes of my clients. My clients are impressed and pleased with the results of the projects. My choice of LA Design makes me a success as a designer and antique dealer!"
Carolyn S. Suschnick
Owner, Westbury House

"…we are thrilled with the help and direction you gave us on colors."
Curtis Sloan

If you're a client and would like to contribute feedback please email us at We would be honored to include your sentiments and encouragement to our prospective clients.

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