Laura Casey Rids this Living Space of Life’s Clutter

Laura Casey
Photos by Laura Casey

Laura Casey likes clean interiors. For her—and for the clients who moved into this new build in Charlotte—the absence of clutter is good design. When her clients moved to Charlotte, they were insistent on “starting fresh.”

Laura Casey

Fortunately for these homeowners, they enlisted a designer whose general philosophy melded easily with their envisioned home. “A streamlined interior is important to me in my designs,” Casey says, “and a useful, functional living space was extremely important to my clients.” And this home is anything if not streamlined and functional. In this design, Laura Casey’s acute concern with proportion meets her penchant for modern aesthetics.

In a modern home, there’s no single piece that’s more important to the overall aesthetic than the rest to the pieces.

Laura Casey
Laura Casey

The crisp cool of natural light is key: It gives a contemporary space like this one much of its vitality, all the while accentuating the pure cleanliness of the home. The other pops of life are injected into the home’s living areas by the art, of course, which is all precisely placed to wake up certain areas.

Laura Casey

“In a modern home, there’s no single piece that’s more important to the overall aesthetic than the rest to the pieces,” Casey stresses. “I really have to look at all the features together, to ensure a visual balance—each piece has to complement everything around it.”

Every locally upholstered furniture item and every neutral surface fits with the others in a carefully-planned array: It’s imminently displayable, but also incredibly walkable, and that’s the innate beauty of these interiors. The newness here is attractive, sure, but the design notably works for the homeowners. Functionality is what truly makes a space feel clean and free of life’s clutter. “The homeowners wanted to just bring their clothes and their kitchenware,” Laura jokes. It seems they came to the right designer.

Laura Casey