Laurie-Anne Nguyen

Administrator | Estimating and Spec

Hi Everyone my name is Laurie-Anne and I am apart of designQ’s estimating team. My main day-to-day task is to input color selections for spec/PDM homes and to support the design team with whatever that is needed.


What is your favorite CURRENT design trend, and why?

I actually have 2 current trends that I am in love with.

First current trend that I love would have to be geometrical patterns. I love how incorporating geometric patterns by using tiles can make such a bold statement and completely dramatize a room.

Second trend would be adding a slab of marble to a fireplace wall. Adding a nice slab automatically makes your home more contemporary and adds that luxury effect.

What is your favorite PAST design trend, and why?

I really love the Tuscan kitchens from the 2000s. Effortless luxury feel.

What do you like most about working at design Q?

What I love most about working at designQ is being able to voice our creativity and knowledge. We have the opportunity to express this by creating colorboards for the builders and even with clients when they ask us for our opinions on what finishes work with what.

What is your favorite room in a home, and why?

My favorite room would have to be the kitchen. The kitchen is where most friends and family hang out when gatherings are being held. The kitchen is also where I believe the most beautiful parts and items of the home is expressed through the countertop, the kitchen backsplash and the cabinetry.

Describe your dream vacation.

My dream vacation would be to eventually be able to visit Africa. I have 2 children that I sponsor there so I would very much love to one day be able to meet them.

What advice would you give a client when staging their new home?

My advice to any clients or potential clients is to attend one of our preview nights. Preview nights are every Thursday from 5pm – 8pm and here, you can take the opportunity to check out all of our products from cabinetry, tile, flooring and so much more. Attending one of our preview nights really gives you a chance to envision what your future home could look like.