“I actually, really enjoyed the incontrovertible fact that I could marry art instruction, engineering, architecture and all the arts into one and create an illustration that evokes a sense”
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Lowree Tynes is the architect of her own success. The Bahamian interior designer and artist has created renderings and conceptualized aesthetics for among the most recognizable and swoon-worthy spaces within the country.
Recently, she perhaps reached the top of her longstanding profession as an interior designer, landing a coveted spot on the “Top 30 Women Disruptors To Look For in 2021” list published by the NYC Journal.
Though Tynes has had an inventive eye for a very long time, she didn’t originally got down to pursue a profession in interior design.
“I actually wasn’t sure what I desired to do and my academics in Nassau — well, that’s why I went to boarding school — my academics weren’t that strong,” admitted the Queen’s College alumna.
“After I went to boarding school, I got into the humanities, so I took an arts class.
“I got the art award for that yr. Then, I used to be attempting to determine implement art wit, like, the actual world.
“I enjoyed painting, drawing and these other points of art — sculpture and every thing like that — and I took art classes in [boarding school] while I used to be in highschool as well.
“My art teacher on the time mentioned that, you understand, while it’s great that I’m thinking about art, she felt as if, possibly try an interior design class.
“So, I did that. I actually, really enjoyed the incontrovertible fact that I could marry art instruction, engineering, architecture and all the arts into one and create an illustration that evokes a sense.”
The Ringling College of Art and Design graduate noted that as she honed her artistic craft, she suddenly began to excel in her academic studies, making the dean’s list for the primary time.
“It was interesting because my challenges were academics, but once I discovered art, my academics had [improved], so subsequently I graduated on the dean’s list, which here is the consideration roll.
“[The certificate] was signed by President George HW Bush on the time.”
Coloring outside of the lines
Upon returning home to The Bahamas, Tynes launched into a decades-long interior design profession and aligned herself with among the leading architectural and interior decor corporations within the country.
She had skilled stints at Alexiou & Associates, Baha Mar, SMG Bahamas and Roomers Ltd.
In 2015, she took the leap into entrepreneurship and began her own interior design company, Lowree Tynes Designs Ltd.
In response to Tynes, she scored the chance to be featured within the NYC Journal after she caught the eye of a reporter from the widely-read publication through a probability discovery via social media.
She had created an Instagram post with a caption detailing among the difficulties she endured throughout the past few years, including knowledgeable setback, several surgeries and the lack of her home on Abaco as a result of Hurricane Dorian.
“I posted a vulnerable post on my Instagram and…inside just a few minutes, I got an inbox from the NYC Journal.
“I used to be like: ‘Oh, that is spam.’ Like, I believed it was so funny and so they were like: ‘Oh, we wish you to be an element of this text.’
“It seemed fake, so I didn’t respond until the last minute.
“They were like ‘oh, you’ve got to’ — they really sent it to my email. I Googled them and I used to be like: ‘Wait, that is real.’
“So, I wrote a fast report the night before — something really big talking about my company and what not.
“I didn’t get it edited or anything and I sent it in.
“Then, in a pair days, inside three to 4 days, they sent the link about it being posted.
“I used to be like: ’This isn’t real life. It was so cool.’”
Tynes added: “It was so exciting because I’d worked really hard to create the business of design, whereas I actually, truly feel comfortable and good at what I create as a designer.”
In 2018, Tynes made The Bahamas’ “40 Most Successful and Influential Professionals Under 40” list.
Her feature is continue to exist the NYC Journal’s website at: https://thenycjournal.com/top-30-women-disruptors-to-look-out-for-in-2021/.