LAURIE GRIMMELSMAN, NCIDQ, LEED AP, an Interior Design consultant, specializing in both high-end residential and corporate design, brings a wealth of design and business knowledge to clients in need of consultation services. Ms. Grimmelsman brings her clients an international outlook and sophisticated style with an important overlay of realism. Formerly a New Yorker, Laurie worked in Manhattan for over fourteen years, with tenure at several of the country’s most celebrated residential and commercial interior design firms.
MGZA, Wilmington DE
Ms. Grimmelsman’s career with MGZA began with Wilmington Delaware’s breakthrough project for the AMTRAK Consolidated National Operations Center building, which triggered the city’s riverfront renaissance. Her architectural background combines with her specialty of interior planning, furniture and finishes expertise, and design and project management to provide her with a distinguishing breadth of outlook on her projects. Laurie’s business experience has honed her individualized approach to clients’ specific budgetary needs, schedules and design style.
As head designer for BlackRock Inc. facilities in Delaware, Laurie handled the New York based financial company’s 85,000 square foot regional headquarters building in North Wilmington, DE. Her design became the aesthetic model for BlackRock’s subsequent projects in NY, NY and across the nation. Laurie has designed and managed multiple projects for BlackRock in Philadelphia PA, Princeton NJ, and Wilmington Delaware.
In addition to completing several residential projects, Laurie’s expertise was critical for the conversion of the historic Marion DuPont Scott House into BNY Mellon’s corporate food service facility. A complicated adaptive reuse project, this project was a delicate balance of residential and food service design.
Her work is diverse, reflecting her abilities as both a creative designer and a multi-tasking manager. Additional corporate work included TA Instruments-Waters LLP’s 160,000 sq. ft. headquarters in New Castle, DE. Multiple projects for The University of Delaware’s Newark campus, include the Office of the President, Clayton Hall Conference Center, and multiple lecture hall renovations.
John F. Saladino, Inc. - New York, NY
Laurie Grimmelsman credits her work as Head Designer with noted NYC designer, John Saladino as providing her with the foundation of her own design style, best described as understated sophistication.
Twelve years of high-end residential projects included a duplex on the Upper East Side, a 20,000 sq. ft. residence in Atlanta Georgia, and a restored farmhouse in Massachusetts.
Her design work is noted for its sophisticated sense of color, creative detail and timeless aesthetics; and has appeared in several publications, including Interior Design, Interiors, House Beautiful and House & Garden Magazines.
Naomi Leff & Associates - NY, NY
As a senior project designer and manager, Laurie was assigned to handle the Nicole Kidman / Tom Cruise renovation project at their Pacific Palisades, CA residence. Working directly with Nicole Kidman provided the ability to interpret the design vision that she and Tom had for their interior renovation.
Peter Marino Architects - NY, NY
With the desire to broaden her interior design skills, Laurie spent her time at Peter Marino’s office as a project designer, working on all aspects of the following retail stores: Giorgio Armani, Madison Ave. & Valentino, Madison Ave., NY, NY, Christian Dior, Paris France and Louis Vuitton, London England
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