Meet Principal Designer & CEO – Lauren O’Connor  

In 2005, Lauren founded Sanctuary with a growing awareness of the interplay between personal wellness and physical surroundings. After fifteen years in business, she’s proven time and again that a well designed home is capable of changing lives.


“WE APPROACH EACH OF OUR PROJECTS FROM A HOLISTIC POINT OF VIEW, WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE JOURNEY WE TAKE WITH OUR CLIENTS IS GOING TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THEIR LIVES”


Lauren has installed hundreds of custom kitchens and flipped over a dozen homes. Designing a beautiful space is an art. An experienced designer understands that a functional and attractive custom home is more of a science. This involves technical knowledge and effective collaboration with architects, designers, builders, a multitude of vendors, and subcontractors. Lauren is with you every step of the way, and because of her calm demeanor and expertise in this creative but very technical endeavor, your design process will be a positive one.

In her quest to deliver the concept of home as a living, breathing sanctuary, Lauren encourages the people of Southern California and beyond to appreciate life’s daily rituals: to breathe in the fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on their faces, enjoy a delicious meal and savor the beautiful place they call home.