Interior Designer. Content Manager.
Lauren is an interior designer and FCI’s resident content specialist. She is inspired by storytellers, both visual and penned.
She spends her spare time reading and Pinteresting, never far away from beautiful words or pictures.
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Lauren Austin, FCI Designer
South-African born Lauren Austin started her FCI journey in 2021. She brings her interior design background to the content team where she ensures a steady output of inspirational design articles. She combines her expert eye with a passion for words and storytelling to showcase FCI’s dedication to transforming spaces.
Lauren loves the outdoors almost as much as she loves stories and she can frequently be found hiking or relaxing on a beach with a good book. Her other passion is animal rights, a cause that she wholeheartedly supports with a plantbased diet and a long history of lovable rescue dogs.
On kitchen designs
“The first step is to decide on your overall style. Do you like contemporary and clean or is rustic your thing? Whatever you choose, it’s important to follow through on that style throughout your kitchen design, from layout to colour choice to fittings and furniture.” – Lauren Austin
On interior doors
“Most people don’t really notice doors, but interior designers and design enthusiasts do. When you pay special attention to your doors, you put yourself in that category of someone who has an eye for design details.” – Lauren Austin
On mid-century modern design
“When we talk about mid-century modern design, we’re trying to create the perfect balance between mid-century and modern elements. The aim is to create a space that is more focused on function than ornamentation but at the same time, everything works well together and never clashes.” – Ben Ibanez