A New Look!!

Well the new Pure Style Home look is finally here!! wahoooo  Thanks so much to Jessica Nell Graves of the Front Porch Studio for creating the new site!!  There are still a few things to be changed, (have you noticed my blogroll is gone??  As Jessica told me it would, when you switch sites it disappears so I'll be typing it back by hand over the next couple of weeks or as long as it takes me.  oh joy ;) and we'll be getting to these things but this is pretty much it!!  I'll write more about it as soon as I can, but am off to get ready for a big day:

A couple of months ago, a group of interior designers headed by Jill Sorensen- local designer & founder of Knock-Out Abuse- got together to redecorate a local shelter for women who've suffered domestic violence.  The women move to the shelter- usually with their children- to get back on their feet.  They stay for a for as long as they need to stay and it's often a stay of 4-8 months.  Jennifer Sergent of DC by Design alerted us all of the need for designers & a few of us came together to get the job done:

{The Group!}

We got to shop the local thrift store for items to use (Heaven!!)  and we're using a bunch of donated items & of course got a little crafty.  A couple of weeks ago we painted the house and tomorrow is installation day!  I can't wait for the moms to see their new house!!  I met a couple of them on painting day & they're just so excited about it!!  One of the main reasons I love designing is because it makes people happy.  Being in a space that feels good is good for the soul & I really hope that we can help in some small measure. 

{A room before...  fyi the curtains had to stay!}

If you're interested in helping out, check out Knock-Out Abuse & to find out how.  There are at least 4 more shelters in need of help with this particular organization & I can imagine there are many more than that in the area.  Wish us luck!! 

xoxo,
lauren

ps-  Today I'm guest blogging for Camila over at High-Heeled Foot In the Door about 5 Deals Under $25 to Spruce up Your Home.    Check it out & have an awesome weekend!!!! xoxo

*Also, I found out that if you don't have cable, you can still watch 9 By Design online at Bravo!! YAY!!! 

48 comments:

bluehydrangea said...

Lauren, love the new look. And I can't wait to see the makeover reveal! what a wonderful way to use your talent!!!

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Lauren, it's beautiful!! Turned out amazing :)

xoxo
dagny

pve design said...

Lauren,
love the new look! I love that you had help too which is what it is all about - hopping over to high-heeled -
happy weekend dearie-
pve

My Yellow House said...

Good Morning Lauren! I love the new look of your site - very pretty yet professional. I'm sure the women's home will be beautiful ~ I can't think of a better way to use your talent.
Sarah

A Perfect Gray said...

wonderful new look, gal.....

pve design said...

add me to your blog roll - I understand this takes time and this happens - which I lived to tell about....
pve

my favorite and my best said...

it looks great. and i am going to cheese it up here for a minute...but it looks pure and simple. love it.

Marija said...

Great new look Lauren! Especially love your silhouette :)

Dedicating your time and talent to Knock out Abuse is inspiring...I just know that the "after" is going to be great and make some deserving people very happy!

Headed to Camilla's. Good luck today!

Marija

Danielle said...

Congrats on the new look. Love it :)

Jenny at LGN said...

Looks GREAT Lauren! Congrats!! You're inspiring me to get going on the site re-do! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!

xx

Morning T said...

Great new header Lauren and I'll check out your guest post now.
Happy Friday to you.
T

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Looking good and what a great project you got involved in! Heading over to check out your quest post! Janell

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I can't wait to see the reveal -so nice of you to help out the charity :-)
Love the new look of your blog, too!

Kay* said...

Looks wonderful! And I can't wait to see the room reveal :) your rooms are always so well put together.

Kristen said...

Lauren -

Your new site is beautiful. Congrats!

FYI - Your name is spelled two different ways on the site - the top header is "Liess", and the left sidebar shows "Leiss" - I'm assuming it's one or the other :)

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

Love the new look! So clean looking!

Julienne said...

very elegant.

Amy said...

Love how clean and fresh your blog looks now! Great job!
Best,
Amy Meier

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love the new look. what a great cause!

Averill said...

Love your new look and I enjoyed your guest post over at HHFITD. And what a wonderful cause! I'm sure the women will all really appreciate the work you've all put in.

Have a great weekend!

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Love the new look! And what a great cause....the NOVA Junior League recently did something similar for foster care visition rooms....makes such a difference to all involved. Cannot wait to see the finished product.

Jennifer said...

yeah! love the new look! great cause, too! Rhoda from Southern Hospitality is doing something similar here in town, too.

Erin said...

LOVE the new look!! It's so "you"! :)

joe said...

Lauren, the new site looks great, but consider standardizing the spelling of your last name. Is it 'ie' or 'ei'? Best wishes!

SogniSorrisi said...

Love the new look!

What a wonderful project with the woman's shelter. Happy weekend!

Vanessa said...

Love your blog makeover and can't wait to see what you and the other designers do with the shelter. Love hearing when designers volunteer their time and talent for causes like this.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Lauren, congrats on your new look, it's beautiful.

I'm working on a project like this too at a local women's center, my small group from church & I are going to tackle it. I've been shopping yardsales & have found the BEST stuff!

Maria Killam said...

Love your new header Lauren!

Love the Decor! said...

Lauren,
Great new look!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

LOvely new look, so you! great work!! and the shelter project is such an amazing initiative, well done, admirable

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Beautiful new blog! Love it!

LindsB said...

I just love the new look around here- your header is so cute!!

What a lovely thing you are doing for those women! Be sure to take lots of before and after pictures to share with us- I cant wait to see all the creativity from all the great designers there!

Lauren said...

I love the new look!! Congrats!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Lauren~
your new look is so pretty! Love the clean fresh look! I'm getting a makeover too, can't wait!
Have a great weekend.

LiveLikeYou said...

Thank You So much for helping make the shelter beautiful! Since I had to leave early to get to my son; school I didn't get to see the finished look. But I hear your spaces looked AMAZING!! Can't wait to see it next week!!! Thanks so much again!! xxxxJill

Cristin said...

Love the new look!!!

xo,
cristin

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Lovely new look, looking forward to the reveal :)

Danielle said...

The new look is fabulous! And who is that beauty in blue ;)? Had a great day today...you and Rebecca are incredible!

Velvet and Linen said...

Love your new look. So fresh and clean. So you!

xo
Brooke

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Love your new look. This project makes me want to seek out a similar opportunity here in Little Rock. I'm sure it would be easy to find a group of designers that are interested in giving back. Can't wait to see your finished product.l

Lila said...

I love your new blog design! So cute! Thanks for the "Pay-it-Forward" story. I love to hear that there are still really good people in the world!
Lila Ferraro
Queen Bedroom Sets

Windlost said...

Hey Lauren, congrats on your new look!! Awesome! I love the header and all. Sounds like you have been a busy bee. Love the idea of the shelter project - how kind. xo Terri

Debra Phillips said...

clean and fresh with your signature style. love it lauren!
isn't it wonderful to be able to bring such joy to others, can't wait to see
xo
debra

kayce hughes said...

Love the new look!

Val said...

Great new look! Would be even better if you'd left justify the text (instead of centering) for ease of reading. Left justified looks more like a graphic design pro would use.

Porchlight Interiors said...

That is something i feel very passionate about too Lauren. It feels so good to put your work into helping the needs of others, there's nothing more fullfilling. Your blog looks great too! Hayley

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Lauren,
Love the new header...really fits your fresh, fun style!

Had a great time getting all sweaty with you Friday and feel so good about all our hard work!

Dreamy Whites said...

I love your new look!
I subscribed my email, I will now never miss a post!

Take Care,
Maria

P.S. Thank you for telling us about Knock out Abuse. I will check it out! Sounds like a great organization