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Our Philosophy

Lotus Design is committed to making beautiful, purposeful, and affordable furniture, decor, and design easily accessible. Inspired by our core values of honesty, integrity, service, responsibility, and innovation, Lotus Design gives back to the community through active community service and socially and environmentally responsible initiatives.

Our Story

Have you ever read The Celestine Prophecy?? If so, you may know where this is going. If not, you should! This book changed our lives many, many moons ago. We truly believe in living in a world where everyone does what they love. What a concept, huh? If everyone were living their passion, the vibration of the world in which we live would dramatically increase. That's the kind of world we want. But, we know it begins with us.

Building furniture began with a need for some patio furniture that we couldn't afford to buy. It started with a pallet couch and quickly moved onto a patio bar, patio table, gardening table, indoor farmhouse table, loft bed, nightstands, vanity, and more.

What started as a need quickly became a passion. We started making things for other people, just to have an excuse to do what we loved. We donated items to charities and fundraisers. We built furniture in exchange for tattoos, art, and haircuts.

And, people kept urging us to start a business and sell. But we were reluctant. Not because we didn't want to, but because we have such a hard time charging people for what we love to do for free!!

But, then, I remembered The Celestine Prophecy. And the idea that moved us so deeply all of those years ago. And we realized that it's not really about money. It's about an energy exchange. Every time we exchange our loving creations for something, we are raising the vibration of love together, so the energy actually multiplies.

So, let's raise the vibration of love in this world together.

Meet the Team

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience."

-Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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Stephanie McCarl

Founder, CEO, CFO, Designer

Stephanie has a Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in Finance & Management, a Bachelors in Social Sciences, and an almost-Bachelors in Finance & Accounting. She also owns an accounting business and has 15 years of experience in Managerial and Accounting roles in both the private and public sectors.

But, aside from that, she also aspires to be a dancer, interior designer, attorney, activist, warrior, and own an animal sanctuary.  She just may still do all those things...

Stephanie tells Lenny what to do.

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lenny mccarl

Founder, COO, Shop Manager, Doer

Lenny has a Bachelors in Social Sciences from Washington State University. He has dedicated his professional career to helping children through operating day camps, managing after-school programs, teaching preschool, and foster programs. He serves on several local community coalitions to raise awareness and increase resources for at-risk youth.

He aspires to fish and build furniture all day long, own several boats, play in the NBA, and have a full head of hair.

Lenny tells Stephanie "NO!" on project ideas (but does it anyway).

Next Steps...

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