Passion. Design. Partnership. Purpose.

Introducing SKIN, where art meets design with a purpose. Interior Designer Lauren Lozano Ziol and Graphic Designer Michelle Jolas merge their talents to launch SKIN, a new interior design and lifestyle brand. Lauren and Michelle have a combined 40 years of interior and graphic design experience. We not only cater to clients with large projects but we also offer 8 and 16 hour design packages for smaller projects. We bring a cosmopolitan perspective to design by introducing Bon Voyage Maison, customizable, luxury interior design shopping excursions to cities around the world including London, New York, Paris and San Francisco. SKIN also features Lauren’s furniture line, Michelle’s photography and vintage jewelry collection.

Another key element of their joint venture is Projekt SKIN. “We wanted SKIN to have a purpose and we wanted to do something to help others. A portion of our company’s proceeds will go to interior design services for spaces or places in need. Environments influence how you feel and design should be for everyone” says Ziol.

“I have worked as a Creative Director for big ad agencies and most recently owned my own boutique agency before creating SKIN with Lauren” says Jolas. “My love of design has always spanned from graphic to interior design. The reason why I joined forces with Lauren is her love of furniture history and combining styles takes design to a whole new level. She would easily combine a Louis IV table with Milo Baughman chairs. I push the envelope with my love of art and graphic design, we challenge each other.”

Lauren Lozano Ziol

Lauren has degrees in interior design and art history. She has worked for top Chicago design firms such as Leslie Jones and Scott Himmel before starting her own company in 2002. Lauren also has extensive experience working at auction houses and antiques stores such as Rita Bucheit. Living in both London and Paris multiple times has helped Lauren refine her eye for history, detail and created her passion for travel.

Michelle Jolas

Michelle has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. She has worked for top ad agencies including FCB Chicago and DDB Chicago. She also spent a year as an Associate Creative Director helping start up the Integrated Marketing department at FCB Toronto. Michelle started her own company Wildflower Advertising, Inc. in 1999 and has worked with many accounts including The Peninsula Hotels, Colgate-Palmolive, Invisalign, Hästens Beds and Meatheads.

What Our Clients Are Saying

"Every time I walk through my front door, I'm reminded how grateful I am that we hired Skin to create new space(s) for us. Our living/dining room needed new life. It felt outdated and boring. Michelle and Lauren walked in, and immediately had so many amazing ideas to brighten up our space. We had a few pieces we wanted to incorporate, and they selected affordable, yet high end furniture, artwork and lighting to liven up our space, and make it all flow. They made us feel a part of the process, and were always available by email/phone to run ideas. Most importantly, they made the process fun! We ended up doing the kids homework area and powder room with them as well. We would hire Skin again and again!"

-SB, Chicago, IL

"I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle Jolas and Lauren Lozano Ziol for the past 6 months. During that time, they transformed my first floor from a dated, ugly space to an elegant yet comfortable living area which is absolutely perfect for our family. Michelle and Lauren are talented designers, adept at understanding my comfort zone while providing unique and creative suggestions to inspire me to take it up a notch. In addition to suggesting several unexpected but delightful design elements, they were able to use many existing pieces, but in a new way which changed them completely. They worked extremely cohesively as a team and with outside vendors to ensure seamless and timely delivery of all aspects of the project. It has been a wonderful experience, so much so that floor #2 is currently in progress with more to follow!"

-CL, Chicago, IL