Bringing youth to the family trade, Keffie Lancaster Interior Designer

Keffie Lancaster

Keffie Lancaster, ASID

Growing up in the family business, Keffie Lancaster was exposed to remodeling, fabrics and furnishings all her life — her mother, interior designer Bonnie Lancaster, has owned a well-regarded design firm in Sarasota since 1979. In college, Keffie studied both business and fine arts. After graduation, she joined her mother at Lancaster Interior Designs in 2003.



Keffie Lancaster, 2013 Showhouse Chair: Two lavish homes featured in Sarasota-area showcase

Chair of this year’s Designer Showhouse is Keffie Lancaster; this is her 10th official showhouse project, although she says that’s deceptive. “Actually, I’ve been involved with showhouses since I was a little girl helping my mom, Bonnie Lancaster, tote things in and out and learning things from her and all the other designers. This year mom and I collaborated on the kitchen and dining room in the Mediterranean home, and we’ve styled both rooms to look like the owners of the home are getting ready to host a dinner party. It’s that moment just before the doorbell rings. Everything is sparkling and ready.”

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Elegant Transformation for Mansion at Selby Gardens

In the French parlor, design mother/daughter duo Bonnie Lancaster and Keffie Lancaster envision what might happen if you were inside a big blue box from a famous jeweler. The creamy silk-taffeta drapes in the Tiffany-style blue room are festooned with hand-made ivory fabric roses and the tie-backs are encrusted with rhinestones. The Christmas tree is decorated with white orchids, peacocks and reflective blue balls for a holiday look that is the epitome of European elegance and sophisticated merriment.

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Great New Summer Look


Motorized Draperies

Bonnie Lancaster, interior designer, demonstrates motorized blinds on Manasota Key, Florida.