A Lafayette, Louisiana native, Claire Lewis graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Apparel Design. During college, she spent summers interning with New York Times entertainment photographer, Jack Vartoogian, in New York City and also as a Costume Production Assistant in Los Angeles. Post-graduation, Claire moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Costume Design in the film and television industry dressing the likes of such actors as Kevin Costner, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Faye Dunaway.

While living in Los Angeles, Claire met her husband, Todd, a film and television Producer. After working together on location in New Orleans, they decided to make the cross-country move to Louisiana to buy their first home. Not settling for anything less than the best, the couple toured over sixty-five homes when they finally discovered a turn-of-the-century home in Uptown, which they knew at first glance would come to be their forever home. Though the old home initially only required simple cosmetic changes, they would eventually embark upon a major home redesign and renovation.

The renovations were brought to life with Claire’s drafted floor plans and included the addition of a back porch and restructuring the upstairs to accommodate a new master suite and laundry room. The work also involved moving load-bearing walls to make space for a guest suite and a larger hall bathroom amongst many other things. Claire worked alongside her contractor to manage the project and budget and order materials. The home renovation was such a success, that in 2017 after 13 years of working in the film and television business, she made the transition into a new career of Interior Design.

Claire has had an eye for design since a young age, and her work as a department head in a creative position of a multi-billion dollar industry not only trained her in design to appeal to mass audiences, but it also gave her an understanding of budget management and meeting crucial deadlines. Because of her experience collaborating with Directors and other world-class talent to build the perfect look, she can tailor her style to fit the needs of any client for any job.


Whether it’s new construction or a remodel, Claire Lewis Designs will work with you from initial concepts to completion. This includes everything from consulting on architectural plans and creating CAD drawings to sourcing flooring, lighting and plumbing fixtures, and paint colors.


This is a great, affordable service for those who enjoy being hands-on. It begins with you sending details about your project, style, and budget range along with pictures and dimensions of your space. Upon completion of the design, you’ll receive curated inspiration boards, CAD drawings and elevations, and a shopping list with clickable links for you to purchase items to complete your project.


We understand that not everyone requires full design services and may prefer guidance tailored to their specific needs. Whether you’re a homeowner seeking direction to kickstart your project or a fellow designer needing a sounding board for your ideas, we’re here to provide the support you need. Let’s connect in person or via phone or email, and we will share insights and assist you in achieving your goals effectively.


Claire is my go-to designer especially when it comes to kitchens. I would highly recommend her to anyone that needs direction and support pulling their style ideas together. She has an exceptional eye for detail and easily communicates the vision to the builder, which is very much needed in custom work. Claire listens to your goals and helps guide you through the finish line of home design!” 

Mandy Simpson, Owner, NOLA BOARDS

Working with Claire Lewis Designs was the best decision we made during our home building process. Not only is her style unmatched but her customer service is amazing. She went above and beyond on every ask and exceeded all of our expectations on timelines, thoughtfulness and attention to detail. She’s a pro and it’s because of her that our new house is stunning!” 

Josh F.

“I actually think that Claire should be called a design communicator rather than just a designer because her attention to detail in her design and renderings is also equally important to her in the way she communicates with people, especially the builders. I especially like the way she always seems to be right in my head and is one step ahead of me when it comes to communicating the design to a client. 

Daren Sumrow, Owner, New Orleans Woodworking