My name is Lori and I’m the blogger and designer behind Greco Design Company. I’m so glad you’re here.
I created this blog in the hopes of providing inspiration for decorating your home, creating simple and inexpensive projects, sharing fun fashion and beauty products, and thoughts on family, trends, and life.
About 17 years ago, I left my job as a graphic designer in a small ad agency in Boston and started freelancing. I was expecting our first (of 3) kids and it was the perfect solution for me to raise our kids, do what I loved, and still have a steady income. I’ve been very fortunate that my contacts and love for design kept me very busy. I’ve worked on branding, print design, collateral, advertising campaigns and packaging for clients such as Nantucket Island Resorts, White Elephant Hotel, Brant Point Grill Restaurant, The Wauwinet, Nantucket Boat Basin, Linden Square, Wenham Pines, and BlueSky Tower.
I still work as a freelance graphic designer but blogging has been a natural extension of my love of all different areas of design including home decor, drawing and painting, wood working, party decor, fashion and beauty. It’s been a fantastic creative outlet for me. It has allowed me to continue to grow and share creatively, create relationships, and has really pushed me out of my design comfort zone and try new things. It’s also given me a voice that I didn’t realize I had.
So on the blog, you’ll get a little bit of everything all in the hopes that you’ll leave feeling inspired to be creative everyday. Even though my posts are about creating pretty things, I hope they help us all with life’s journeys, lessons and observations and try to relate them to how we can design our lives.
Personal. I grew up and live in the Boston area. I love it here. The winters may get a little cold but they don’t last long. Plus the weather in the other three seasons is so pretty and varied, that it makes up for it. I’m also a huge sports fan – Go Red Sox, Bruins & Patriots! I love taking trips into Boston or Providence. And we’re only a few miles from Patriots stadium. I live with my husband, 2 sons (16 and 14 yrs) and our daughter (11). We also have a four year old yellow lab – they all keep us very busy!
Collaboration. I love to work with other designers and vendors on all sorts of projects. I’ve worked with local designers on furniture restoration and interior design projects. I’m a member of the creative team and contributor at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. I’m also a contributor at Hometalk, Darby Smart and I’m part of the BlogHer network. I’m learning new things everyday and I’m open to all sorts of possibilities. Just send me an email (address below) and we can talk about any opportunities! I have been featured on several blogs for some of my DIY projects – which is all really exciting. Blogs including Seattle Refined, Shutterfly, The Handmade Home, Ciera Design, Adventures of Mel, Meatloaf and Melodrama, diy by Design, Posed Perfection, Organized 31, and The Turquoise Home.
I love readers’ requests and suggestions. I often write posts inspired by my readers. I think feedback and comments are so helpful to connect with others. If there are any specific topics you would like to see, please just let me know and I will work on it!
The easiest way to reach me is via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. But you can also send me a message on Facebook, or leave a comment below!