I know I said I'd be back yesterday with a real post but I'm pretty backed up right now with work & trying to figure out the childcare situation, so I need a little break.  We toured a couple of daycare/ preschools  yesterday and I'm feeling pretty good about 1 so we'll see how it goes.  For now I'll just leave you with an image I got from one of my favorite reads, Head Over Heels.    It's perfect for the beginning of Fall and I cannot get over that velvet.  So sumptuous & beautifully aged!!  (I'm not sure I've actually used "sumptuous" in a sentence before but could think of no other word!)



xoxo,
lauren

36 comments:

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

Good luck on the new business venture! I just put my daughter in preschool a few weeks ago...I must have gone to 15 different ones before I made a decision!! I hope you find one that fits all your needs and your little ones too!

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

Wow, that is all very exciting! Good luck ironing out the final details. I didn't even know about the Leesburg Design Center, so I am excited to hear about it!

In the Tweeds said...

Congrats Lauren!!! I can't wait to come visit the store next time I'm in DC!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Sounds perfect~good luck with it all! Janell

Gretchen O. said...

WOW!!! How exciting!!! I can't wait to take a trip up to DC to see my sister and take a detour to Leesburg. CONGRATS! --Gretchen O.

diane@onlinefabricstore said...

While the decision to put your babies in daycare is a tough one, things are moving in a positive way for you which will work out for your entire family. Enjoy these hectic and busy times because, before you know it they will be leaving for college and you think daycare is hard!! Cant wait to see the new store.

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Yay!! Go Lauren!! I've been so excited to hear more about this project of yours... And I'm 100% sure you'll be happy with the childcare situation. Stella will begin in the same daycare as Indie next month and I'm very excited/nervous to see how it goes.

xx
dagny

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

Yay!! Go Lauren!! I've been so excited to hear more about this project of yours... And I'm 100% sure you'll be happy with the childcare situation. Stella will begin in the same daycare as Indie next month and I'm very excited/nervous to see how it goes.

xx
dagny

Living It At Home said...

Wow! You have the dream life (except for having to figure all the details like childcare...Ugh!} I wish I was not so far away in Boston so I could visit your shop when it opens! I have family in MD, so next time I visit I may swing by. It sounds sooo amazing and a dream come true for you! I am sure you have alot of hard work ahead of you but you are young and have so much support....your hubby!

Good luck Lauren and all the best with your new venture! You will be great!
xojamilyn

Acquired Objects said...

How exciting for you!!! I can't wait to see your design progress. I know it's exciting and scary placing your boys in daycare but it'll work out just go with your gut instinct. Good luck with all your endeavors, it's an exciting time!

Acquired Objects said...

How exciting for you!!! I can't wait to see your design progress. I know it's exciting and scary placing your boys in daycare but it'll work out just go with your gut instinct. Good luck with all your endeavors, it's an exciting time!

D. Bryant Archie said...

Wishing you the best with everything.. It will be great!

tarheel said...

wow! congrats!!

My Notting Hill said...

Lauren - Not kidding - my kids were both talking about one of their pre-school teachers just 5 minutes ago. (eventhough they are 5 yrs apart they had pretty much the exact same teachers) They went to the Childrens School in Arlington VA and have the fondest memories. Ryan went when he was 6 mo old and Julia was 9 months.

The store is going to be amazing- I'm hoping there will a big opening party!!

Averill said...

Good luck sorting the preschool situation out -- I'd imagine it's very stressful trying to find the perfect place for your babies!

And I can't wait to see what you do with your showroom (how exciting!).

Danielle Sigwalt said...

Awesome Lauren!!! I will definitely come and check out your store. I love Luckett's too, but am a wee bit far to go often. Good luck...everything is going to turn out fantastic because of your positive friendly and energetic personality!

nkp said...

Oh, how exciting, Lauren!!! Fingers crossed and toes too, just in case!

xx-nelya

p.s.-thanks for the link love!

Mrs. Sutton said...

Wow - so exciting! Congratulations on the new store and good luck with the childcare situation. You seem to do everything so beautifully, so I'm sure that this will be an absolute doddle!

Robyn said...

Good luck with the showroom! I was a showroom manager at the Dallas Market Center for 5 years until recently. It's hard work, but worth it.

Jennifer said...

so exciting, Lauren! congrats!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

That is seriously so exciting. Lots on your plate for sure. I'm so happy for you!

Empress of The Eye said...

Congratulations on the new outpost!

red ticking said...

hi lauren...
i love the image... and i am so happy for you with all of your news... you are very busy... i wish you always the very best sweetie...xx pam

Jen said...

I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT LUCKETTS AND I AM PLANNING TO GO THERE THIS WEEKEND (FROM NORTHEAST PA)!!! LOOKING FOR THINGS TO DO THERE AND A GOOD PLACE TO STAY!

VirginiaGirl said...

Yeah! I love that there will be a design center in Leesburg. I live just outside there and will definitely shop there. Congratulations!

Gotham said...

wow, you have decorated the wall really creatively, its not every day that you see a wall decorated like this, very unique and attractive too

LindsB said...

fingers crossed, I am so excited for you and I cant wait to see your BEAUTIFUL line of furniture and fabrics!! YEAH for dreams becoming reality!

jj said...

Lauren, I am a fellow designer in Birmingham, but currently a stay at home mom. I had to post because I saw that EXACT sofa at a thrift store about 5 minutes from me this week!! It is $350. I love it. I actually thought of you because I remember your living room :) you can email me at joyjonas@gmail.com if you are interested!

angela | the painted house said...

Mmmm, sounds like a dream! Congratulations! :)

Bridget said...

i love that couch!

Loretta Fontaine said...

Lauren,

A line of furniture, too? How absolutely exciting! Best wishes on the new shop!

Windlost said...

Are you kidding?!? That is crazy. So excited for the Lauren store. Furniture? That is wicked exciting!! OMG. xo T.

Shannon @ Hase Haus said...

Lauren, this is so exciting! We frequent Lucketts and On a Whim regularly...so we'll be sure to stop by once you're open for business!

Dreamy Whites said...

Congratulations Lauren!!!
That is so exciting! I can't wait to see your designs.
I love everything that you do!
Take Care,
Maria

Leah Moss said...

Lauren, that is awesome, I'm pumped for this new chapter in your life--it is going to be a total success!!!

For me, the best childcare advice I received was to be open to being flexible. We tried a few options before we found a school we liked, and while not all were great, none of them hurt our children.

And now, we're shaking it all up again...but it feels right to do at this point in our lives. You seem like you have great intuition, I would trust that.

Good luck! Can't wait to visit the store, and I second Michele's hope for a launch party :)

Flax and Spindle said...

wow! sooo exciting! good luck with it all and make sure that it stays fun!