Lucy Penfield is an award-winning luxury interior designer and lifestyle product designer who is celebrated by the press, clients and colleagues for being an industry leader and creating personality-driven custom residential and commercial projects worldwide.
Lucy's project portfolio encompasses luxe, beautifully layered town and country residences, urban condominiums, commercial offices, boutique studios, restaurants for Food Network, and non-profits. Also recognized as a speaker and writer, Lucy is expanding her repertoire with a collection of licensed product designs.
Prior to launching her design business, Lucy was a fashion buyer and textile designer working for prestigious firms in Chicago, Boston and New York. Making things beautiful has always been her line of work. With a penchant for learning, Lucy studied Art History, Interior Design, and recently received her graduate degree in Design Thinking.
Always looking, thinking and imagining, Lucy is known as a blue-sky thinker and is driven by a deep passion for design and creativity, never standing still for long. A force full of ideas. Lucy honed her own brand of design, a 6-step creative process that has become the universal language at Lucy Interior Design.
For nearly three decades, Lucy has built a legacy of superior design, renowned for balancing beauty with welcoming, livable environments. A multi-layered, stimulating sensory experience, infused with color and pizzazz, is at the core of Lucy’s work. Animated and playful with a sense of wanderlust, each project comes alive with personality. Lucy’s entrepreneurial spirit motivated her to launch Lucy Interior Design, the Minneapolis-based design firm in 2005, and is leading the design conversation with energy and enthusiasm. Lucy loves empowering and mentoring the next generation of design leaders. Resetting the design narrative for each project, Lucy and team balance harmony and dynamism with classic roots and modern design.
Lucy’s heart is committed to creating change in the world and actively bolsters the design community with charitable events, non-profit makeovers with Design for A Difference, and extensive board involvement.
The resident artist, Betsy is happiest with a Pantone marker in hand or painter’s palette by her side. Hand rendering an elevation, creating mood boards, and design ideation comes naturally to her. Betsy is a natural with people. Her sweet smile and kind manner lights up any room. Museum hopping in Paris, photographing landscapes in Grand Marais, and visiting artist studios at Northrup King Building, Betsy finds her inspiration. Assisting with all aspects of design, Betsy has a knack for details, loves a vintage style mix, and finds a way to toss in her go-to-color, pink, in any scheme.
A native Minnesota girl, Betsy studied design at North Dakota State University, recharges her battery hanging with her stylish Grandma, traveling with family, and hunting vintage treasures. Living in a stylish pad in St. Paul, we count on Betsy to keep us up on new hot spots and all of the latest fashion trends and celebrities to watch. To keep the energy up and studio vibe humming, Betsy is our in-home DJ always mixing up the soundtrack.
Our green star in the studio, Ryan brings a gentle manner that wins over everyone’s hearts. Hardworking and steadfast with any project presented, Ryan does so with ease and a smile. Ryan grew up on a small hobby farm in a family of seven in rural Minnesota and studied interior design at the University of Minnesota, where he took on many leadership roles. Lucy and Ryan met at the College of Design Student and Alumni Board and then joined our team. Ryan is a master of Mood Boards, CAD, fancying up presentations, and has a keen eye for color. Green is his go-to while continuing his studies of sustainable design and creating green spaces.
Weekends, Ryan roams vintage shops finding treasures for his new pad in Uptown. Happiness for Ryan is pursuing his passion for Nordic Design and mixing watercolors while sipping a cup of coffee. Through travels to Paris, Southern France, and Greece, Ryan has a new perspective on design and strives to formulate new ways to create beautiful design. Ryan dreams of a day where homes become one with nature and have a positive impact on the environment.