ABOUT US

Designers Penny Lorain and Carrie King

Our philosophy is simple:

We want to make your remodel or design project

easy, stress-free and have you be

thrilled with the results.

How do we do that?

With years of design education and experience, exclusive cabinetry, flooring and architectural material resources and valuable relationships with top craftsmen and construction professionals, Lorain Design can make the entire process run smoothly and efficiently.

Click below to see our innovative

8-Step Design-Build system. 

Penny Lorain, Designer

PENNY LORAIN

CEO, Project Manager, Remodeling Specialist

Penny Lorain is the founder and driving force behind Lorain Design Associates. 

She is a UC Davis graduate in Design with High Honors and has earned the Remodeling Specialty Badge with the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

After an early career in architecture, Penny soon realized interior design and remodel planning were her true passions. She has been designing and managing inspirational projects for nearly 20 years since then. Penny combines her knowledge of construction methods with the best design principles and materials to create unique projects for every client. Penny firmly believes that great design must be both stunningly beautiful and functional. 

Carrir King, Designer

CARRIE KING

Project Manager, Kitchen & Bath Specialist

Carrie King has over 18 years of professional interior design experience with extensive knowledge and training in the complexities of Kitchens and Bath remodeling. Also a graduate of the UC Davis Department of Design, Carrie has earned the Cabinetry Specialist Badge with the National Kitchen and Bath Association. She designed and managed several Kitchen Design Showrooms in the local area as the Lead Designer before joining the Lorain Design team. Carrie enjoys translating her clients' wish list into the home or kitchen of their dreams.

Melyssa Lee, Senior Design Director and CAD Draftswoman

MELYSSA LEE

Senior Design Director and CAD Draftswoman

Melyssa Lee is our senior Chief Architect CAD draftswoman and another UCD graduate in Design. Melyssa develops realistic perspective renderings to show clients how their completed projects will look before any work  begins. Melyssa also drafts the architectural drawing sets we prepare for submittal to the City Planning and Building Departments and for use by our trusted General Contractors. Melyssa's design skills and business acumen contribute to our company's success in almost every venue.

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AWARDS & RECOGNITION

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) awarded Lorain Design Associates the Title Sponsor Award for Outstanding Design of a

Sub-Zero and Wolf Kitchen for the 2020 Design Competition at their annual Holiday Gala and award ceremony.

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Best of Houzz 2020

Awarded Best of Houzz in 2020 for the highest level in client satisfaction by the Houzz community.

Best of Houzz 2019

Awarded Best of Houzz in 2019 for the highest level in client satisfaction by the Houzz community.

Best of Houzz 2018

Awarded Best of Houzz in 2018 for the highest level in client satisfaction by the Houzz community.

Best of Houzz 2017

Awarded Best of Houzz in 2017 for the highest level in client satisfaction by the Houzz community.

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March 2021: Bathroom design for everyone

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December 2020: Remodeling fosters positive outlook

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May 2020: From the Ground Up: Plan for your remodel now

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January 2020: Hot trends for 2020 remodelingTo see the full article, click here.

November 2019: How-To Guide for giving quick kitchen and bath updates for the holidays.To see the full article, click here.

August 2019: How-To Guide for creating the kitchen of your dreams.

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March 2018: edition of The Davis Enterprise in the Home & Garden Section. 

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Recognized by Sacramento Magazine in their July 2016 issue for our remodel of the Sacramento River Train.

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Featured in the Shiffer Publishing book, Designer Showcase - Interior Design at Its Best.