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Laura Ryder


6600 SW Bonita Road, Tigard, OR 97224





Laura, an Oregon native, has been designing all her life; professionally since 2007…She has an Associate’s degree in Interior Design, Architectural Design, and Drafting and a two-year Kitchen & Bath certificate. She’s been with Paul Schatz Furniture since 2013.

Where do you gather inspiration? For me inspiration comes from the most unexpected places! It could be green trees against storm clouds or a well-plated dish from a restaurant. But, international travel has probably been the biggest contributing factor, if only for the diversity.

What are your main influences? What is your design philosophy? I truly believe home is our respite from the world and should be reflective of our personality, preferences, and passions. I incorporate balance and harmony to make the space not only functional, but a space that my client’s will love to come home to for a long time.

What do you love most about designing? The variety! Every client is different, every space is different…it keeps it interesting. As a designer I get to play with light, color, texture, and use some of the best resources available in the furniture industry. I couldn't ask for more.

What has been your favorite project to date? It was a home on the Columbia River with great interaction between the exterior and interior. I always try to connect the two, visually. It was a great project to work on.

What are your favorite rooms to work on? Honestly, I think it’s whichever room I’m working on at the time.

What makes Paul Schatz special? Why should people come here for their furnishings? It's the wide variety of manufacturers and styles we carry. We also have all trained designers on staff, not just salespeople. We go the extra mile to make sure the whole design process is the best it can be, and make it fun.