United in Beauty

 

Led by Lauren L Caron, Union Adorn is a bi-coastal, full-service design firm offering full-service interior design services, creative visual consulting, and concept design for luxury retailers and emerging brands. We aim to create compelling experiences that illustrate the stories of our clients, whether it be designing a home that furnishes a life well lived, or to depict an inspiring narrative of a brand's story. It has been recognized that in every project we represent exceptional taste, understanding the subtleties between timeless design and forward thinking. Our style is layered in detail, personal sensibility, and innately beautiful. 

We partner with clients from concept to execution - to translate their dreams into concrete ideas, then to oversee the production to installation; allowing for these concepts to be realized.

To our clients, we see ourselves as filling that space between the conceptual vision and the concrete execution, as we are not only there to develop and design, but also to support and guide. For residential projects we are that link between our clients and the builders in order to streamline the process. With retail and commercial brands our hefty knowledge in production and extensive network of specialty vendors allows us to seamlessly design and produce custom fixtures and displays. 

 

Founded on Collaboration

 

Our firm was founded on the belief that dual creation will always exceed the individual. On a project by project basis, we bring together our network of highly skilled and talented artisans and designers, and marry their vast skill sets to provide a uniquely tailored and versatile service. As a result this allows for our list of services to be flexible to the needs of the client and project scope.

While our fundamental services are based around the design of interior spaces and creative visual installations, this network allows for our reach to expand into prop styling, and brand identity design. Which provides a seamless opportunity to translate an emerging brand's vision into reality. 

 

Our Founder

 
 
 
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Lauren L Caron
Principal Designer

Through years of working within the creative and visual merchandising industry for some of the most renowned luxury brands, Lauren Caron developed a broad range of technical skills and business acumen. In addition to her innate creative mindset, she is a multifaceted designer, who is both a conceptual and strategic thinker. Possessing the ability to host the vision for grandiose projects, while having the patience and focus for minute details. 

Prior to launching Union Adorn, Lauren developed numerous installations for international rollouts and specialty design projects at the both management and team level. The nature of this work allowed for Lauren to generate valuable relationships with a network of highly skilled, talented artisans and designers. Lauren has acknowledged that these mutual collaborations and partnerships can truly elevate the outcome, garnering distinctly excellent results and mutual benefits for all parties involved. With that in mind she sought to expand on this concept and to create a modern day guild.


Lauren's Aesthetic

Lauren's design aesthetic is greatly influenced by her upbringing in small town New England living in a historic home built in 1801. From an early age she learned about the interior design legacies from her hobbyist decorator/professional landscape designer mother. This foundation laid the passion for interiors and how a beautiful and well designed home is a matter of necessity. Her early career in luxury retail introduced Lauren to speciatly areas in fashion and branding by designing and creating dramatic experiences through installations and spaces that articulate each brand's message and identity.

Building upon those skills Lauren sought to create similar experiences with a greater impact on people's lives through expanding into interior design for residential and hospitality. Lauren's design style has been described as being eclectic, leaning toward traditional yet is approached through a modern perspective. Combining classical elements with timeless pieces, she is noted for her ability to create layered, polished and livable spaces that always depict a strong narrative reflective of her clients' tastes and lifestyles.   

 
 

Ongoing Partnerships

 

In the right circumstances our skills and chemistry are the perfect compliment to one another, resulting in long-term relationships where we consistently turn to each other to partner on projects. In these partnerships, we have decided it is important to retain independent brand identities, yet through sharing a common vision of comradery, we ensure our business and design goals are in alignment in order to generate success.

 
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Corrin Acome
Designer - Senior Stylist + Brand Advisor

Graphic Design, Events + Visual Merchandising

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Traci Page Morris
Artist - Illustrator + Senior Stylist

Illustration, Product Development + Styling

 

Join Our Collective

A part of our mission is to bring together this vast, yet ever shrinking network of designers, artisans and innovators in our creative community. We are endlessly inspired by our peers and understand how balanced partnerships can truly elevate the outcome. If we come together to support our peer businesses, we will mutually benefit from the experience. We believe it is important to retain the identity of the individual designers and brands in order to allow each to focus on and excel at their most valuable specialty.


Become a Collaborator

For interested businesses, independent designers and artisans who believe they have the right skills to match our vision and aesthetic we would love to start a conversation. We are consistently open to building new relationships with builders, production vendors, architects, interior designers, event planners, photographers, graphic designers, brand and marketing specialists.

 

Qualifications

  • Operate an independently managed business. Preferably in Seattle or New York City.
  • Willingness to partner with other brands on projects
  • A great attitude - no egos here, please

*Please note: with collaborations and partnerships we are not your employers, you will be hired as independent contractors by our clients. You are expected to supply your own professional, legal contracts and proposals for each project. 


Freelance Operations + Purchasing Agent

We are looking for a smart, organized, go-getter to join us as a freelance purchasing agent to assist the design team with project execution.

In this position the candidate would be assisting designers with full service project organization, producing tear sheets, estimates, and purchase orders for projects. They will be coordinating tracking, etas, and working with vendors to prepare for project completions, while updating spreadsheets for orders and warehouse information. Supporting in the logistics of and to organize product for installs. Some travel is a possibility.

 

Qualifications

  • Highly organized with an ability to strategize business systems and programs to continue to develop project efficiency
  • Strong self-motivation
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Great communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • The ability to work within a team
  • Flexibility to work anywhere from 5 to 30 hours per week (when deadlines are tight)
  • Previous knowledge of the interior design industry is a bonus, but not a must

* Please note: This position will be paid hourly and compensation can be discussed. It is a freelance position, the candidate is expected to have their own means of insurance, transportation, tools and supplies. 


Freelance Bookkeeper

We are in need of a freelance bookkeeper with previous knowledge of the interior design industry, who can organize our books and consult in business and administrative procedures. We have a network of designers in need of bookkeeping and minor administrative services that we could recommend your services to as well. 

 

Qualifications

  • Operate an independently managed bookkeeping business. Preferably in Seattle or New York City.
  • Knowledge of the Interior Design Industry - previous experience is a plus!
  • Administrative skills - client coordination, building out schedules and order purchasing experience would be a valuable bonus

*Please note: for this position we will only need you for your services for a select number of hours per week 10 - 15 max.


Design Intern

Our business is growing and we are expanding our in house team! We are currently accepting emerging talent to support our team with design projects. In turn you will gain industry experience and a valuable mentor relationship to support you in developing your design career. This position is for individuals looking to expand their knowledge and to gain an inside perspective on working for or running their own independent design business.

The role of the design intern would entail: order management; obtaining samples; running errands; interior styling; building presentations and drafting in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and AutoCAD (AutoCAD skills a plus, but not required however, drafting skills are a necessity).  

 

Qualifications

  • Completed at least 1 year of design school/training
  • Strong self-motivation and extreme attention to detail
  • Confidence and skill to communicate your ideas clearly and concisely (verbal and written)
  • The ability to work with a team - collaboration is a major factor with our company! 
  • A great attitude - please leave the egos at home
  • Exceptional work ethic - because no entrepreneur made it being lazy!

 

Additional experience or knowledge in these areas would set you apart from the crowd:

  • Having a good understanding of social media and how to capture an audience
  •  AutoCAD drafting skills
  • Order placement and management
  • Client management
  • A portfolio or documentation of comparable work experience that exhibits your design aesthetic and sensibilities. 

 

The Commitment

We’re looking for 10-15 hours per week. You will need your own vehicle or independent mode of transportation. And a love for dogs! This position is unpaid, however if you express interest and prove to be a great fit to our team a full-time position will be considered at the end of the internship.


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