Lauren Messina

“I knew I wanted to be an interior designer when I was eight years old,” says Lauren Messina, of Lauren Messina Interior Design. After years of watching her family make custom rugs through her cousin's company, New River Artisans, and seeing her mom work with high end designers all over the U.S., Messina realized she wanted to be in the…

Full Bloom in the Lowcountry

We waste no time when spring arrives. Almost overnight, shorts and sandals make their appearance, our harbor fills with more boats and the gardening gloves come off the shelf, ready for a new season of planting. For many, gardening is an activity to look forward to year after year. For others, it’s a challenge.