Meet The Team
Lord Interior Design creates spaces that reflect and inspire a well-lived life. A life which celebrates living in concert with contrast; comfortably, fearlessly, beautifully.
Owner, Principal Designer
Arlene Lord has been professionally beautifying spaces for more than a decade. Her artistic vision dates back to her childhood. She grew up in a home that embraced art and music while encouraging a curiosity to create “magic out of mud.”
To each project, Arlene brings a desire to celebrate living in concert with contrast. She encourages clients to take risks, holding on to what is precious, while introducing textures, color, and order. What emerges are spaces that breathe life. True sanctuaries that stand as a representation of each client’s unique and timeless personality.
Kim came into the fold of Lord Design as an intern from PCC and she was perfect from the first day. We were lucky enough to be able to hire her promptly after graduation. She brings a fresh perspective, a phenomenal eye for color and a critical eye for detail.
Anita loves being a part of work that she believes in and that excites her. She is an integral part of the team, making sure all of the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed.
Around the Studio
Photo Credit: Damian Bell
Lord Interior Design in the press
The Great Escape | July 2015
The Top 10 Tired Interior Design Trends You Need To Ditch in 2018 | Realtor.com, December 2017
How To Care For A Freshly Cut Christmas Tree | Houzz, November 2017
Portland Kids Rooms 2013 | Best of Houzz
Making Christmas Magical | Lake Oswego Review, December 2012
A Westmoreland Home's Open Floor-plan Shows Off Sculptures | Oregonlive, January 2012
1949 Video On The Ideal Kitchen Shows What's Changed And How Much Still Rings True | Oregonlive, May 2010
Portland Interior Designer Remakes Two Rooms For Two Sisters | November 2010
Big Screen TV Decorating Solutions | Oregonlive, January 2010
Itty Bitty Getaway | Better Homes and Gardens, April 2015
Not Just A Pretty Space | Oregon Home, February-March 2013
Before & After | Better Homes and Gardens, Summer 2008
Simply Green | Renovation Style, Spring 2008
Reviving the Ranch, Homes and Gardens Northwest | Oregonian, December 2007
Kitchen & Bath Ideas | Better Homes and Gardens, June 2007
Kitchen & bath Ideas | Better Homes and Gardens, August 2008