Meet Laurie Louis


Laurie Louis is a true “Carolina Girl” having been born and raised in Belmont, North Carolina, a small town about 15 miles outside of Charlotte, NC.

After graduating from Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Laurie went to work for Creative Sports, a television production company based in South Charlotte. Ultimately this local company was purchased by ESPN and renamed ESPN Regional Television. Laurie would work at “ERT” in the world of collegiate sports for over two decades before stepping out to run Laurie Louis Designs full-time.

Today, Laurie spends her time operating the boutique online retail operation she founded. Her passion is helping others host memorable events. And while sports are no longer part of Laurie’s day-to-day, she still loves sports – especially baseball and her beloved Atlanta Braves.


About Laurie Louis Designs

As a child, Laurie watched her mother Barbara plan countless parties for family, friends and neighbors. Whenever there was a holiday or major event to celebrate in someone’s life, the group would get together and host a party where all elements were meticulously coordinated around a central theme. It was this attention to detail that Barbara and her friends exhibited which made a lasting impression on Laurie.

I decided I would create a company that personified the party traditions I learned from my mother and her friends when I was a child. While styles may change the fundamentals of gracious hospitality never does.
— Laurie Louis

Laurie and her mother Barbara at a party inside their Belmont, North Carolina home.

Founded in 2013, Laurie Louis Designs is a custom paper goods and party merchandise company that embodies the essence of entertaining through imaginative products celebrating southern hospitality and coastal living. From planning a huge party for a milestone birthday to having supplies on hand for an impromptu get-together with the neighbors, Laurie Louis Designs has the products and inspiration to ensure no host is ever caught off guard.

Laurie Louis Designs is based in Indian Land, South Carolina and offers a paper goods line that contains stylish invitations, notecards, and placecards. Party supply products include disposable coasters, beverage tubs, beverage napkins, shatterproof cups, and more. All products carry imaginative designs that evoke southern charm or coastal living. In addition, “Laurie’s Journal” on continually offers resourceful and inspirational tips on how to be a welcoming host or a gracious guest. Laurie’s tips are also shared on her social media channels and through her monthly email newsletter.