What is the expert?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, Laura Hodges Studio can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you'll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

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Laura Hodges designs spaces centered around her clients' lifestyles. Her signature aesthetic is equal parts tailored and eclectic, balancing vintage elements with curated art and natural materials.

Are you seeking guidance for an existing or upcoming project? Laura utilizes The Expert tool to provide precisely that for her clients.

Client Testimonials

"I’m so glad I finally made the decision to book The Expert, Laura Hodges. She was very patient, kind, and most of all, helpful. Laura answered all of my questions regarding our kitchen and pantry refresh. I am now more confident to finish making the selections for our beautiful home."

Christy R.
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“Laura was amazing! We went through so much during the call, and I’ve been able to come up with a design I absolutely love with her help.”

Michelle M.
Verified by The Expert

“My session with Laura accomplished exactly what I needed! She was polite and professional and quickly provided me a roadmap in terms of layout, furniture placement, furniture suggestions and overall design for my unfinished basement. Highly recommend! Now I want to discuss the rest of my house with her!”

Deanna J.
Verified by The Expert

“Laura has been wonderful! We have scheduled multiple sessions throughout the construction of out new home, and she has made the daunting and overwhelming list of selections and choices more manageable and enjoyable.”

Alex T.
Verified by The Expert

“Laura helped me cover a lot of ground in just one hour! She helped me weigh the pros and cons of different material selections for our new build, and she also gave great guidance for how to best pursue a career in interior design. I greatly appreciate Laura’s candor and commitment when it comes to sustainability”

Kendra B.
Verified by The Expert

Laura Hodges Studio can advise on...

  • Furniture + home decor selection

  • Stores + brands to consider

  • Paint/wall treatments

  • Drapery/window treatments

  • Fixtures, finishes + trims

  • Career advice for aspiring designers

  • Floor plan layout

  • Styling (surfaces, sofas, beds, walls, etc.)

  • Cabinetry + built-ins

  • Construction and remodel ideas

  • Guidance/second opinion for professional designers


Expert consultations are conducted through Zoom video calls. Before your scheduled consultation, you will receive an email with a link to join the video call, where you will be greeted by your Expert. During the consultation, you can show your space using Zoom's screen-sharing feature or through video, ask questions, and receive feedback and advice. There is no fixed structure for how you use your time; the consultations are designed to be collaborative and tailored to your specific needs and preferences.

Preparation for the consultation can be as minimal or as detailed as you need to achieve your goals. We generally recommend creating a simple document or presentation with photos of the spaces where you need assistance and a list of questions you'd like to discuss. Some clients also include inspiration images, potential furniture or decor choices, and floor plans or drawings.

Consultations are conducted via Zoom video calls, allowing you to showcase your space in real-time using your device's camera. Many clients find it helpful to compile photos of their space into a document, which can be uploaded to your dashboard for review during the consultation. Additionally, you can use Zoom's screen share feature to go over other images.

If you wish to source products during your consultation, your Expert will provide personalized recommendations tailored to your space, style, and budget. Their suggestions are not restricted to The Expert Showroom products and can include items from various online sources or trade-only resources to meet your specific requirements.

Designer trade program

The DOMAIN Designer Trade Program was created to help designers, decorators, stagers, builders, and architects find unique pieces for their projects.

As a member, you'll enjoy a 15% discount on all home decor. To join, fill out our application form, and we'll confirm your membership via email promptly. Thank you for trusting us!

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