Lorain Design Associates

Since 2002


The Lorain Design Associates team is driven to improve the lives of our clients by making their homes and businesses more functional and beautiful. We design imaginative commercial spaces, comprehensive home remodels, stylish Kitchen and Bath remodels and recommend and order quality furnishings to create treasured spaces our clients love. 

We have expertise in a wide variety of projects including senior housing communities, apartment complexes, boutique hotels, specialty retail stores, modest family homes, vacation homes and spacious private estates.


Penny Lorain


Penny Lorain began the pioneering company now known as Lorain Design Associates in 2002. She has successfully designed and managed hundreds of inspirational residential and commercial design projects over the course of her career. After being awarded her degree in Design with High Honors from UC Davis, Penny worked as an architectural draftswoman before discovering interior design was her true calling.  Always serving as her client's trusted ally and advocate, Penny's knowledge of construction methods, space planning, architectural materials, furnishings and project management gives her clients confidence that their design projects will turn out even better than they dreamed.

Carrie King


Carrie King is a graduate of the UC Davis Department of Design. Her 18-year career as a professional interior designer has been primarily focused on designing Kitchen and Bath remodels. Carrie has designed, managed and been the Lead Designer of several Kitchen Design Showrooms in the local area. "It's a rewarding experience for me, helping clients create spaces that function efficiently for them, reflect their style and make them feel relaxed and surrounded by beauty" Carrie explains. Carrie translates her clients' visions into reality using her technical and artistic skills to solve design challenges competently and creatively.

Melyssa Lee



Melyssa Lee is our senior Chief Architect CAD draftswoman and another UCD graduate in Design. She drafts complete architectural plan sets for submitting to the City Planning and Building Departments for remodel permitting and for use by your General Contractor, so your project will be built exactly as planned. She also develops realistic perspective renderings showing clients how their completed projects will look before they begin. Melyssa's strong graphic design skills also make all our marketing materials as eye-catching as the interiors we design. 

Mimi Ericson



Mimi Ericson began working with our company as an intern from the UCD Design Department, but since then has advanced to become an integral member of the Lorain Design team. Mimi is a talented CAD draftswoman, invoicing manager, accounting system manager and social media manager. She drafts floor plans, elevations and 3D room perspectives in our Chief Architect CAD program and is intricately involved in every aspect of running the office from research to administrative work.

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