Lara earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at The Johns Hopkins University and began a career in fashion merchandising for Coach Leatherware in New York City, establishing their international retail presence in the early 1990’s. After two years as a marketing executive for Liz Claiborne, Lara decided it was finally time to pursue her lifelong passion for design and parley her fashion and business skills into a career in Interior Design.

She continued her education at The New York School of Interior Design, earning an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design in 1997 and began her design career as an apprentice to a leading designer. Three children later, Lara formed her own firm in 2002 in New York City. Lara relocated to Chicago in 2010 and has since re-established her presence in the design world. Lara Prince Designs, Inc. is a full service, high-end residential and commercial interior design firm on the North Shore of Chicago.


Known for her broad range as a designer, Lara creates original, thoughtful and sophisticated spaces for both residential and commercial clients. Lara brings out the best in her client’s individual style, discovering the happy medium between beautiful and practical. Lara approaches each assignment as a creative collaboration with her client. Lara Prince Designs, Inc. seamlessly and harmoniously infuses traditional elements with a modernist aesthetic, to create each client’s uniquely individual home.