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.


Arlene Lord

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.


Kimberly Hodgin

Design Assistant

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 Brown

Studio Manager


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 

Arlene is a true professional, works well with our contractor and vendors and—most importantly—listens to us! This remodel was huge. Arlene has remained positive every step of the way and actually, dare I say, has made this process fun.”
— Liz Schiele


Lord Interior Design in the press


Portland Heights Living

Phil Party @ The Ivy | September 2017

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1859 Magazine

The Great Escape | July 2015


Tree Climber Gets A Treehouse | July 2015

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Playhouse Design: "Not Just A Pretty Space" | February 2013

Willamette week

Remedy Wine Bar: Doctor's Orders | August 2013

Houzz outdoor living

3 Season Rooms | October 2013



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


Professional Associations