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.”

PHOTO CREDIT: Francesco Lagnese