L.B. Copeland Interior Design
Photography: Louise Copeland
A little bit about Louise Copeland of L.B. COPELAND INTERIOR DESIGN
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 five 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. There is a way to merge old and new, traditional and contemporary, and all types of materials and textures so that it feels like it was just meant to be. Branching out from one set style creates a new style of its own, but it has to be done thoughtfully to be successful.”
What is your favorite classic with a twist? Can be anything, interior design related, food, drinks, architecture?
I love a custom wool rug that has a more traditional pattern and big chunky border, like a Greek Key. But the scale of the pattern is bigger than expected and the colors are more modern and zippy. This mash-up lays the ground work to mix antiques and more contemporary pieces on the same stage.
How did you find out about Dowel Furniture?
I think I was first drawn to the collaboration with Josh Greene, but love equally all of the collections! I can't remember where I first saw Dowel Furniture but was pulled in by the unique and edited collection.
Which pieces did you choose for your projects and why did you choose those pieces for your clients?
Murdock Table - 42 x 42
The room where we used the Murdock Table is a very big, multi-purpose room with a baby grand piano, multiple seating areas, and a large wood-burning fireplace. I wanted to add a games table because there are 4 kids in my client's family and a beautiful but also durable table for puzzles and card games felt essential! The room is a mix of old and new so the beautifully detailed Murdock Table was the perfect choice to pair with the newly-recovered, scroll-arm vintage chairs.