Curated Collections is my new creation that revolutionizes shopping for your home furnishings. I am designing room collections that use classic pieces made by wonderful companies right here in America. Good design takes lots of time and today we are busier than ever. Creating a one stop shop to include everything you need for an "instant room" saves you valuable time, money and prevents lots of design mistakes. The core furniture pieces can be dressed in different colorways of fabrics and trims. All you have to do is decide which collection you love and my team will take care of the rest!
If you have any questions, please call or text me, Lori Garrison, at 904.699.2165. You may email me using the form above or directly at . I look forward to hearing from you!
I loved growing up and decorating my space as a child. It brought me great satisfaction when I could make a change to my room and feel my mood shift. I had a very long journey and many careers before I would discover interior design as a business.
I also have a passion for teaching and working with children. I majored in Education at the University of Florida and spent my first few years out of college teaching elementary school. I loved the challenge of each day being different and watching my students learn and develop. I also realized how influential the classroom environment was in learning.
I was selected to be a tutor for a very wealthy family and travel to Europe and Egypt while I was teaching social studies. I remember that my first class airfare ticket cost more than my teaching salary that year! It was on this world tour that I began to see how fun and exciting it was to travel and experience new places. I also got to stay in the most exclusive hotels in the world. This really influenced how I wanted to live when I returned home.
During the summer months, I began working for a startup Marble and Granite business setting up their computers. I was able to attend an international granite and marble show in Verona, Italy that summer with the company. I also got to visit the quarries in northern Italy and have dinner at the owners' estates. It was quite an experience seeing the country estates clad in exquisite stones!
I loved working with computers and decided to persue teaching computers in the Y2K boom. I passed my MCSE and began writing and teaching custom curriculum for niche software companies and travelled across the US teaching the courseware that I developed. I would teach by day and pack in as much sightseeing at night. I worked for many companies and enjoyed being in a different city every week for the next six years. I met my husband in San Francisco when we were working together on a project in Marin County. He actually lived two miles from me in Jacksonville!
We were engaged, married, building a new house, and having our first baby in three short years. I had to leave travel and computers to stay home. I worked briefly in financial planning because I wanted to learn more about personal finance and received my Series 7, 66 and insurance license. After many careers, I still had passion and focus for interior design. I decided to start my own firm in 2003.
Fifteen years later, I am blessed with two darling boys and wonderful clients that enrich my design business! I focus on using local craftsman and workrooms while sourcing furnishings proudly made in the USA!
In 2018, I launched Curated Collections, a division of Eflair Home LLC, as a new, yet innovative, home furnishing business to offer a faster and more efficient way to furnish homes while using my local craftsman as well as the fine furnishing companies right here in the south.