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Louer firm modernizes interiors for Cedars of Lebanon

cedarslebanon2LEBANON – Providing a fresh look and increased functionality to a 30-year-old affordable housing community in Lebanon was a challenge met by furniture provider Louer Facility Planning Inc.

Cedars of Lebanon, located at 600 S. Horner St., sought expertise in furniture selection and interior design from Collinsville-based Louer Facility Planning. The Louer team – specifically design director Yvette Paris and interior designer Emily Wilson – began meeting with owner Capital Realty Group Inc. in March to guide assistant manager Kari Welker through the process of selecting furniture, artwork and finishes to best meet the needs of residents and staff at the 120-unit multi-family site.

A refreshed, re-equipped common reading area, a café-style lounge and game room, a computer lounge area, a reading nook and a fitness area plus an outdoor patio shaded by a pergola are all part of Cedars’ furniture and space redesign.

Muted turquoise and lemongrass greens paired with subtle tans and other earth tones – solids and subtle decorative motifs – adorn the newly renovated space and its furnishings.

By June 1, the work reached completion and building occupants began enjoying their modernized space. Cedars of Lebanon offers studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom rent-assisted apartments.

Welker said Louer Facility Planning met a demanding timeline to provide design and furniture solutions that are functional but also attractive.

“I love the work that Yvette Paris, Emily Wilson and the entire Louer Facility Planning team has done,” Welker said. “We have heard nothing but compliments and positive feedback. The Louer crew was just great to work with. I am beyond pleased with Cedars of Lebanon’s transformation.”

Paris said working with Welker and project partners was fulfilling.

“The group at Cedars was a pleasure to collaborate with in creating the refreshed space,” Paris said. “The transformation of the space was remarkable and the residents have provided us with a lot of positive feedback.”

Louer Facility Planning was founded by interior designer Jane Louer 21 years ago to meet the need for smart workspace solutions across the St. Louis metro region. Louer’s clients include those in the corporate, financial, healthcare, government, worship and educational sectors. For more information, see

PHOTO: Louer Facility Planning Interior Designers Emily Wilson, left, and Yvette Paris, right, celebrate with Cedars of Lebanon Assistant Manager Kari Welker, center, during a celebration touting the fresh look and increased functionality of the 30-year-old affordable housing community in Lebanon.


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