Interior Designer Lauren Hamilton is a 2022 New England Home 5 Under 40 Winner

August 24, 2022

Text by Paula M. Bodah

Lauren Hamilton was always drawn to design, but it wasn’t until she was out of college that she thought of making it her career. As an undergrad at Union College in Schenectady, New York, the Pennsylvania native studied psychology, art history, and studio fine arts—disciplines she says she uses every day as an architectural and interior designer.

She moved to Boston after college, spent a couple of years kicking around in temp jobs, then decided to listen to her instincts and enrolled in the master’s program in interior architecture at Suffolk University’s New England School of Art & Design. In 2019, she and designer Deborah Berger founded the Wellesley, Massachusetts-based August Interiors.

As a designer, Hamilton says her goal is to help her clients make their dreams come true. “Style varies from person to person, but fundamentally timeless, classic design you can’t put a date on is what I’d love to be my stamp on the design world,” she says.

That said, there’s room for a touch of whimsy or the occasional trendy piece. “It’s design,” she says. “It’s supposed to bring you joy.”

Her favorite client is someone who wants to be a partner in the process and who welcomes open communication. “You can always tell by the outcome when the client was easy to work with,” she says. “It turns out looking effortless.”

Before she made it her career, Hamilton thought of her love of design as a hobby. “They say that to never work a day in your life you should do something you love,” she says. “I realized design didn’t have to be just a passion. It could be my career.”

With projects all over New England and in Florida, and plans to add to the staff of August Interiors, it’s safe to say Hamilton was right to follow her passion.

The “5 Under 40” celebration is on September 15, 2022, at the Landry & Arcari showroom in Boston. The party and auction are open to the public. Join us by purchasing your tickets here.

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