April 11, 2011

everybody’s favorite everything – lauren liess

If it’s even possible that you don’t know about Lauren Liess and Pure Style Home, you will soon … because this girl is everywhere right now! Not only was her home featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine last December, but her latest project is a room in the D.C. Design House.  She also may just be the nicest and prettiest girl you’ll ever meet.   And you can’t hate her for being gorgeous and talented because she is just sooooo sweet and soooooo much fun.  Love you, Lauren … and I love how perfectly “you” your favorites are!   So let’s see …

Lauren Liess from Pure Style Home (Washington, D.C.)

Flower:  Ooohh so many!  Queen Anne’s Lace?  But right now I will say I’m into magnolias.  Ask me next week, and you’ll get another pretty white flower.

Sofa Shape:  English Arm

Comfort Food:  College Inn chicken broth with pasta nests.  Mmmmm!

Lamp:  An Arteriors teardrop shaped glass lamp that’s sadly been discontinued

Everyday Dishes:  Great White Dinnerware from Pottery Barn

Color:  Green

Coffee Table Book:  The Home Within Us by Bobby McAlpine

Ice Cream:  Mint Chocolate Chip

Towel:  Restoration Hardware

Chair:  the Mad Hatter wing chair 😉

Scented Candle or Room Fragrance:  Honeysuckle

Wallpaper:  Grasscloth

Sheets:  Realistically, Pottery Barn’s Organic, but I covet Sferra

Cleaning Supply:  Baby Wipes

Toothpaste:  ummmm …

Vacuum:  nilllll

Showerhead:  Love rain showerheads but only on the weekends when I have time for a leisurely shower

Coffee or Tea:  Mint tea with lots of sugar!!

Kitchen Gadget:  Garlic Press

Workhorse Fabric:  Heavy Duty Linen

Pen:  Black Ballpoint

Artist:  John Matthew Moore

Car Color (Exterior/Interior):  Black Exterior / Tan Leather Interior (but I don’t have this 🙂 )

Mattress:  Super Firm

Bed Pillow:  Prefer None.  I have a blanky. (No joke)

Picture Frame:  I love vintage rubbed gold frames


Seriously, how cute is Lauren?  And the best news is that I’m going to visit her – and the D.C. Design House – in person!  More on that later this week!

Photos from Pottery Barn, Pure Style Home (taken by Helen Norman) and John Matthew Moore.


  • sherry hart
    Apr. 11, 2011
    Oh gosh...I really loved her room at the showhouse. So warm ...but really hip and cool. I am jealous that you are getting to see it first hand. Her star is shining pretty bright right now :)
  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Apr. 11, 2011
    Love Lauren and her gorgeous blog. How fun to get to see the showhouse, Traci. I'm jealous!
  • diane
    Apr. 11, 2011
    You are so right....Lauren is a name we will be hearing a lot of in the future. Her talent is enhanced by her genuine personality and I am in love with some of her new floral fabrics that she showed at the DC showhouse. Wish I could visit the house but so glad she has the opportunity to showcase her talents this way.
  • Fiona
    Apr. 11, 2011
    She does seem really sweet, plus her room was really lovely. And, yes, she's gorgeous, too, damn it.
  • Sherri Cassara
    Apr. 11, 2011
    She is just darling and talented and has one of the first blogs I ever read. How fun to find out more about her!
  • Chassity {Look Linger Love}
    Apr. 11, 2011
    Yep. Love her and her picks. i'm a PB great white kinda gal too.
  • Carol@sofasandsage
    Apr. 11, 2011
    Hi Traci. Isn't she amazing? Such fantastic style and personality. And I've never met her! Great interview. I'm envious. I'd love to see thst room in person. Have fun and take great notes to share :)
  • designchic
    Apr. 11, 2011
    So wish I could see the showhouse...know it's wonderful. Love Lauren's blog and fun to read her favorites. You know you got me thinking about that nursery dutch door!!
  • Splendid Willow
    Apr. 11, 2011
    Who doesn't love Lauren! She is goes her own way, is very creative and has such an amazing eye for design. And she seems like a really genuine and kind person. You two are so going to hit it off, Traci!! Take lots of pictures! P.S I mentioned a grasscloth wallpaper on my blog (today) which I think I must find a spot for at my house.
  • Kathysue
    Apr. 12, 2011
    Lauren is a favortie of mine. She is amazing, talented, gorgeous but most importantly she is genuine and down to earth and knows what is truly important in life. It is fun finding out more about such a special lady and blogger. Kathysue
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