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11.20.2013

Atlanta alumna owns and operates Lacefield Designs

Beth Lacefield (BSHE ’81) has taken her company, Lacefield Designs, from a backyard art studio to a 24,000-square-foot warehouse. Her business began with hand-painted Christmas ornaments, but now offers textiles, decorative pillows, drapery panels and art. This alumna has created a true lifestyle brand that boasts partnerships with a number of home décor manufacturers.

According to Lacefield Designs's website, "All products are designed at Lacefield headquarters, outside of Atlanta, and are produced in the Southeast. In order to continually offer fresh, updated merchandise throughout the year, Lacefield Designs is dedicated to domestic production. This focus gives Lacefield a competitive edge in the textile and home accessory marketplace, but equally as important, it keeps jobs and capital in the United States."

After studying interior design at UGA, Lacefield began her career designing corporate interiors for a large architectural firm. She eventually transitioned to fashion design. Over the next few years, Beth assisted accessories designer Carolyn Tanner with product development and private label design. She even had the opportunity to collaborate on projects for retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Land’s End and Carlisle.

Lacefield's company was established during a difficult time for she and her husband in 1995. Despite a family health crisis, she pushed herself to follow her passion and now, the results can be seen at www.lacefielddesigns.com.

Congratulations on finding such success doing what you love, Beth. Your products are beautiful and I wish you the very best in the future.

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