While living in New York City, Loren recalls browsing exclusive design stores pining over luxe upholstery and one of a kind pieces but on a 20 something’s income these things were out of her reach. Driven by her creativity and tight budget Loren developed the resourceful skills that have shaped her today. She would comb the city streets seeking out interesting vintage objects from flea markets, thrift stores and other unexpected places like the curb. She would clean, sand, sculpt and paint transforming her conquests into functional things of interest and beauty.
Loren began experimenting with lighting in her 30’s working with antique chandeliers but has since created other unique concepts such as her daughter’s Barbie chandeliers which are each adorned with over 50 Barbies all wearing authentic vintage Barbie clothes and accessories. She also has two very large paper pendant lamps made out of 175 origami cootie catchers flanking her fireplace.
Now in her 40’s and residing in Birmingham Michigan a suburb of Metro Detroit Loren’s work spans many different areas such as unusual lighting installations, drapery, furniture refinishing and reupholstering, unique and personalized artwork, transforming unfinished storage space into functional work space and vintage treasure hunting.