About

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Charlotte Lucas Design, founded by Charlotte Harris Lucas in 2012, is a full service design firm out of Charlotte, North Carolina, known for a bold use of color and whimsy detail in residential and commercial projects. Charlotte Lucas’s love for design started at an early age, as she learned from her designer mother to appreciate the impact of color, pattern, and detail.

This focus on color and detail in her interiors has developed into a signature, recognizable style. Charlotte draws inspiration from her clients and their homes, family heirlooms, and traveling. She loves to go on buying trips for antiques and one-of-a-kind objects, as she is always mindful that minor details can create major impact. She and her team focus on providing perfectly proportioned rooms and custom designs for each client.

Charlotte was born and raised in North Carolina and attended design school at the University of Georgia, where she was recently named one of the University's 40 Under 40. She also won this honor from the Charlotte Business Journal in 2022. Her work has been celebrated in print publications since the firm's inception in 2012 and is frequently circulating the internet as a source of joyful inspiration.

Team

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Elizabeth
Blair

Principal Designer

Elizabeth, a North Carolina native, is inspired by the traditional charm of the South. Embracing the old, the sophistication, and the easiness of a way of life are all elements that are purveyed in her designs. Elizabeth's sound approach to challenges allows her to provide favorable solutions. Motivated by client satisfaction, Elizabeth executes projects with a professional determination and sense of humor.

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Britt
Pillion

Senior Designer & Lead Technical Designer

Britt's passion for architecture and interior design developed during her childhood when her family built their custom home. From then on she's been intrigued by the entire design process, from architectural conception to the finishing touches of interior design. Britt has been fortunate to work in several different arenas in our field, all the while adding distinctive skills to her tool belt. She prides herself on taking an innovative approach to design with an inherent eye for beauty and an assured sense of scale.

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Stephanie
Bauman

Project Manager & Senior Designer

Stephanie approaches design with empathy rooted in a deep understanding of the client, unrelenting curiosity inspired by place, and a genuine commitment to a project's success. Her passion for inspired design and attention to detail is infectious and motivating to teammates and clients alike. Stephanie's past experience in commercial design makes her a great resource and leader for our team.

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Nellie
Allen

Social Media & Digital Marketing Manager

From photoshoot styling to social media and website management, Nellie handles all things creative for CLD. Her knack for digital storytelling through beautiful imagery and videography has been an invaluable part of our social strategy and has helped build an engaged following online. Always ready to pull out her camera to document the nitty-gritty of our design work and processes, she is able to document the mostly unseen parts of our design process in a creative and authentic way.

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Catherine
Whittaker

Office Manager & Design Assistant

Catherine’s organizational skills and leadership have made her an invaluable part of the CLD team. She joined the team in 2021 and quickly became the project lead for the 2022 Southern Living Idea House, managing all aspects of the project, from procurement to installation. Day in and day out, she ensures the office runs smoothly and assists with pricing and proposals for our team’s design projects. A mother of three, Catherine juggles life’s responsibilities with a grace and poise we all admire and her calming presence helps keep us all at ease when things inevitably get a little stressful!

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House of Harris

In 2017, Charlotte and her sister, Liz Carroll, launched House of Harris, a high-end fabric and wallpaper line. Leveraging their decades of experience building two successful interior design businesses, Charlotte and Liz have set out to create a collection of distinct, playful designs. House of Harris highlights whimsical patterns and vibrant colors combined with modern flair. The designs reflect the sisters’ eclectic style and love for travel. Inspired by southern roots and worldly travels, both collections feature tributes to their childhood memories.

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