About Colleen Lake
The Look Interiors
Colleen Lake, the founder and owner of The Look Interiors, has been designing and creating stunning interiors since 1985. Using unique features obtained directly from local artisans and craftsmen, The Look is here to provide your home or company with exactly the right style tailored for you -- whether it’s a timeless classic or a cutting-edge contemporary or a perfect mix of the two.
Based in New Hampshire, this Design and Build Project management corporation has now grown to cover nationwide projects from conception to completion including interior & exterior design, residential design, commercial design, restaurant design, music venue & club design, hotel & resort design, office & business design, landscape design, project subcontracting & management, purchasing décor, and much more. Colleen's civic efforts have also helped bring about tremendous aesthetic improvements to the town of Stratham, NH through her work in the Town Center Revitalization Committee.
"We started out having Colleen and her team design our office. As everyone has said, she listens and quickly grasped our needs. She was open to feedback in allowing us to make it our own. Once she saw our current furniture, she even said we should use what we had and dismissed the potential sale of several pieces. She really went beyond our expectations. Beyond her amazing design ability is her extremely hard working team. Their work is top notch and worth every reasonable penny they cost. Colleen has the connections to service a client from top to bottom - designing, painting, custom furniture building, installation, computer experts, movers, cleaners, you name it. We loved her work so much that she is now doing our entire first floor. As we change and grow, we will look to her for our design needs."
"We are very happy with the decorating project The Look Interiors did for us. Great partners. They listened to us and magically came back with a beautiful proposal. We love the several rooms they have helped with and intend on using them for the rest of the house."
"Colleen did an exceptional job designing our master bath and seeing the project through to completion. She provided options and was completely flexible as we made adjustments during the renovation. Colleen worked well coordinating the efforts of multiple contractors and the final results were outstanding."
"Colleen and The Look staff are tremendously talented, timely, creative thinkers, and unbounded energy is the motto for this group. Pleasure to work together, upbeat personalities and good communicators. After moving furniture around in various bedrooms and updating the look with what we had, we got down to business in fabric, rugs and furniture in our living room challenge, dining area and powder room and ordered away. In The Look we trusted, as we went away for some time, returning to the transformed and finished public living spaces-Thrilled and Dazzled!"
Accent Magazine, “A Garage that Stops Traffic” & “Parisian Renovation”
American Airlines Latitudes Magazine, “Deco Dreams”
Ocean Drive Magazine- South Beach, Miami, Fla.
Grant Writing, Committee Chairmanships & Awards
Co-Author of NHDOT Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance Grant
Instrumental in Stratham’s Town Center’s inclusion into Master Plan 2012
Chairman: Town Center Revitalization Committee Stratham, NHCE
Credited: Urban Planning NH 2012
C.E. Credits: Boston Society of Architects Sketch Up and Modeling 2013
Mentor: Boston Society of Architects Mentor program
University of New Hampshire Arts and Design lead Intern program
Best of Show/Creative ARTS-in-REACH program 2011
Event Site Supervisor: Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Seacoast 2012, 2013
Supervisor: Fidelity Classic Olympic Hunter Jumper single Event 2011
Donor: Big Brothers Big Sisters Event 2012
National Award for Historic Renovation, South Beach, Miami
Opening Night, Chicago House of Blues
Deck The Walls Franchise Awards: New Store Renovations
Stratham Town Center, Branding, designation and logo
Worked closely with the New Hampshire Community Planning Grant Program in
reconsidering the zoning and subdivision regulations for the Town Center District.