Nicholas Lawrence Design provides original and insightful design for a smart clientele, presenting them with a complete project executed with precision. The firm’s partners, Nicholas Hertneck and Lawrence Lazzaro, are talented at designing projects that are both timeless and fashionable. Their work has been seen in Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Ocean Home, California Homes, CA Home + Design, Palm Springs Life, Los Angeles Times, and Daily News. From their Southern California showroom, Modern Hacienda, and atelier the creative team handles logistics and travels to projects throughout North America and the Caribbean.
Nicholas Hertneck ASID, IDS, CID, Allied Member of the American Institute of Architects
Nicholas is one of Southern California’s leading designers of buildings and interiors. He has been creating successful projects for discerning clients for 30 years. Nicholas is a Professional Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and has served on the ASID/LA Board of Directors.
Well versed in architecture and art as well as antiques and style, Nicholas describes his design sensibility as luxurious and eclectic. In all his projects, his first consideration is his clients’ comfort and living requirements. In addition to luxury residences, he has designed a wide variety of projects including; interiors for yachts and private aircraft, corporate headquarters, country clubs and hotels, restaurants and retail stores.
Clients are initially attracted to Nicholas’ creativity, confidence, versatility and discretion. Consistently maintaining a high level of quality in the execution of his design keeps his clients coming back. Nicholas regularly designs multiple projects for a single client and expects to keep a client for a lifetime.
Based in Southern California, Nicholas designs and manages projects across the United States.
“I am drawn to beauty and excellence in all things. The desire to be surrounded by ‘things well done and wonderful’ permeates my life and influences how I live.”
“People retain me as their Interior Designer because our values are sympathetic. My job is to inspire and guide my clients in their personal quest to create their own unique expression of place.”
Lawrence Lazzaro, Associate IDS
Lawrence works closely with clients-- creating spaces that feel fanciful, relaxed, dreamy and familiar.
"My first passion was theater and I love design that tells a story. I love when a room transports me and lifts my spirits. I love when each piece in a room can hold its own as a leading player, yet works well with the ensemble. Playing with tension and resolution, silhouette and presence, color and tonality -- these are my favorite tools.
“Yes, great interior design is the creation of a space that is on-trend, stylish and beautiful. The space also has to feel personal and soulful-- and it must be livable. I want my clients to be house-proud and excited to host fabulous parties. I also want them to feel relaxed and comfortable and able to enjoy their home while spending the evening with the family, a big bowl of popcorn and good movie.”