Olivia Mitchell Brock
Torrance Mitchell Designs is a full service design firm built on the three pillars of paint, preservation & place. It is from this foundation we draw the tools to make your home reflect your personality and lifestyle and still retain its historic integrity.
Believing wholeheartedly that, “They don’t make ‘em like they used to,” we advocate for restoration over replacement, reusing over removing. We can make your historic house a home, helping to ease it into this century while keeping its story intact.
Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Torrance Mitchell Designs is painting, preserving, and place making from New York to New Orleans, “out east” to “down south”.
house // home // domicile // abode // dwelling // residence
conservation // protection // safeguarding // keeping // maintenance
color // coat // shade // tint // decorate // dye
After years of living in some of the East Coast’s most historic cities – Boston, New York, & Philadelphia – Olivia Brock settled in Charleston, South Carolina. Having completed her M.S. in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, Olivia founded Torrance Mitchell Designs in 2012.
Understanding that all buildings have a unique story to tell is the underlying philosophy behind Torrance Mitchell Designs. Despite their age, or architectural style, no two buildings are alike, and Olivia approaches each project with a fresh eye to interpreting a building’s story.
Torrance Mitchell Designs’ work has been featured in Southern Living, Domaine Home, and Glitter Guide; as well as a number of influential design blogs. Through her own blog, Lacquered Life, Olivia was recently named one of Southern Living’s “30 Bloggers You Should Be Following in 2015.”