Native to North Carolina, Louise has been on the move for most of her adult life. After beginning her career with an interior designer in Jackson, WY, Louise relocated to New York City to further explore the world of interiors and refine her personal, eclectic aesthetic. Louise spent several years working for large, international fabric and furniture houses, and then three years working for Steven Gambrel, an AD100 Designer, at S.R. Gambrel, Inc.
Moving away from her Southern roots has not erased the undertone of classic traditionalism in her style. Her background, in combination with a wide range of industry experience, and an innate adoration for uniquely beautiful furniture and textiles, results in a diversely layered look that feels collected over time, and never contrived. “My goal is that every space feel full and refined, and at the same time has personal depth and feels lived in, not staged.” Louise understands there are times to shrug off the fear of color and detail, and circumstances in which to keep things understated, yet still interesting. While her preference in architecture leans toward the classic, when it comes to interiors, “There is a way to merge old and new, traditional and modern, and all types of materials and textures so that it feels like it was just meant to be. In fact, I think that is the only way! Branching out from one set style creates a new style of its own, but it has to be done thoughtfully to be successful.”
Louise launched L.B. Copeland Interior Design out of San Francisco in early 2015 and moved the company back to New York City in 2017. Currently, Louise is working on projects in the Bay Area, New York City and the Hamptons.