Muse /myo͞oz/: A person or personified force who is the source of inspiration for a creative artist.
Laura Parsons is a natural and easy choice for our November Monthly Muse, as she has a casual and luxurious style, totally a Shannon Green vibe. Her design sensibility crosses over into her gracious everyday lifestyle, running her firm, Pure Design.
Her choices in jewelry are glamorous, usually one-of-a kind pieces leaning more classical in style.
What originally led you to Naples? How long have you lived here?
“My parents first visited Naples in 1989. They fell in love with the natural beauty, amazing weather and decided to purchase a condo. Ten years later, I decided to move here for a winter season. My plan was to learn golf, play tennis and work as an interior designer. Within two years I started a business called Pure Design. Our team creates bespoke residential interiors. So I created my dream job in my dream town. Naples is my home and I just love it here!”
What is your favorite spot/ thing to do in Naples?
I love to dine out, try new restaurants, and listen to live music. Alternatively, I love hanging out at home, outside by my pool, tending to my garden, cooking, and just relaxing with my two beautiful Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. I also enjoy taking long walks on our lovely, sun-drenched beaches and getting in a good Pilates workout.
How did you discover Shannon Green?
I first became aware of Shannon Green through her ad in The Scout Guide and also by driving by her former storefront location. I didn’t get to know her until she relocated to where her boutique is now. I truly admire her keen sense of style, her easy-going nature, and her love of all things that are beautiful and well designed. Additionally, I greatly respect her as a fellow business owner. She has become a true friend.
What is your favorite part of Interior Design?
I enjoy seeing our creative concepts evolve from the drawing table to reality. Creative problem solving, it is a process, but the end result is so worth it!