Press Day = All Done & a Peek

Today's Press Day at the DC Design House, which means yesterday was IT.   The spaces are being unveiled today & I'm not going to lie-- I definitely have some butterflies!

I haven't had the room professionally shot yet & (scheduled for Monday) but I wanted to share a little peek of the space with you:



I'm really happy with the way the "Hideaway" turned out.  I can't thank all of my generous friends who contributed to this room enough.

The crazy-awesome floor lamp is by Rick Singleton.  He made this incredible piece out of reclaimed metal parts (the metal balls are andirons) and each tiny piece of metal is a separate cut.  I think it looks a bit alive & love him!!  Rick's work is always unique, striking and unapologetic.  Rick's pieces exude this amazing confidence that I love so much. 

The painting in the window was sent to me by my good friends Brooke & Steve Giannetti of Velvet & Linen and Giannetti Home.  Insanely talented architect Steve recently took up painting and of COURSE he's amazing.  I love his Water Series and while visiting them last month, got to see one of Steve's paintings for the first time in person & knew it would be perfect for the showhouse room.  I pretty much love everything the Giannetti's touch.  The painting is number 37 of the Water Series and you can view & purchase them all here.  The one in the showhouse is also for sale with a percentage of the proceeds dontaed to Chidlren's Hospital. 

The diamond- patterned sisal carpet is by Stark and they generously donated it.  (It's called Natura Black, and there are black threads running through the diamonds that you can't really see in this pic.)

The accessories & smaller prints & paintings hanging are all from my favorite local antique stores:

German Favorite Antiques in Leesburg, VA

Spurgeon Lewis Antiques in Old Town Alexandria (also sell online @ FirstDibs.com)


The curtains are one of my new textile designs, Happikat in black & white

The chairs is the first in my line of upholstered furniture - The Mad Hatter Wing Chair -and the back of the chair is upholstered in one of the most beautiful fabrics I've ever seen in my life-  seriously, I love a soft green floral- by Michael Smith / Jasper also available through John Rosselli in DC.  Michael Smith generously donated the fabric to the Showhouse.  My textiles & furniture will be available soon through my online store which you'll be able to get to by clicking "SHOP" at the top right of this blog under the Pure Style Home logo.  Feel free to email me for details. 

Almost everything in the room is for sale with proceeds benefitting Children's Hospital so if anything interests you, now's a good time!  I'll be sharing photos & info on the rest of the room as soon as I can.  I can't wait to show you!!

I'm off to Press Day & am then driving down to Market in High Point, North Carolina.  I'm doing 4 photoshoots with my friend & photographer Helen Norman next week and then things should slow down a little. 

Have a great weekend!! 

xoxo, Lauren

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Also...


Thanks so much to Elle Decor Magazine, who posted a photo of my room on their national Showhouse listing page.  You can check it out here.    (I'm pretty obsessed with Elle Decor so this definitely made my week!!)

79 comments:

A Perfect Gray said...

love it already.lamp is to d-i-e.

congrats...

donna

abode love said...

GORGEOUS!!! I cannot wait to see the entire space! You are so talented, I love the mixture of pattern and textures in this corner of the room- GREAT JOB! You should be SO proud!

abodelove.blogspot.com

Everybody Love the Cheathams said...

Those curtians are yum! :)

sara@augustfields said...

lauren, its amazing and such quality! i love your design on the curtains. and the painting and lamp add such personal touches. of course the gorgeous stark rug......love it all!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

SO exciting! cannot wait to see!

Sarah (La Maison Boheme) said...

Congrats! This is so exciting... and that shot of the chair is so gorgeous!

Flavia @ Estilo Home said...

I am coming to press day and can't wait to see it - and meet you! The teaser photo looks beautiful!!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

It's absolutely GORGEOUS! I adore adore you chair and that back fabric seriously makes me weak in the knees- also loving the fabric on the curtains...and the grasscloth- it's all just perfect!!

Katie @ covestreetblog said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! Great job Lauren, and congratulations on Elle Decor!

Cathy Wall said...

Congrats! This peek of your room is spectacular and I can't wait for the full view! From the amazing chair to the "to die for" lamp, it rocks!

Cathy

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

The space looks amazing, the pieces are all so interesting! Congrats!! Janell

Mary said...

Congrats! I love this whole room-especially the chair.

pve design said...

I wish I could curl up in that chair on this wet April first. Who am I foolin....I know it is just for show, but I seriously love it. I love the grass cloth - that chair and the drapes. Love it all.
pve

Carmella said...

Gracious, Lauren, it beautiful!! Just love your authenticity in design. Can't WAIT to see the rest of it through Helen's lens. Enjoy every minute as the unveiling happens - so happy for you, girl!!

meenal bishnoi said...

the room looks lovely..love the carpet and the gorgeous chair..and yes the crazy lamp does add a lot of character..love your blog..i'm your newest follower..hope you'll visit my blog too..soon!! xx meenal

Mary said...

Good Lord! Are you talented!
It looks amazing. I can't wait to see threst of the pictures.

An Urban Cottage said...

I love the animated quality of the chair, the lamp and the curtains. The lamp is bananas.

Ceri said...

Such a fantastic design! I love everything! The drapery fabric is so great and the color scheme is so warm and comforting throughout! I could spend lots of time in here...
Ceri
www.cooper-grey.com

Tammy@InStitches said...

Very beautiful, love the draperies !

Vintage Home said...

Looks amazing..the chair the drapes the Lamp!

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

Beautiful job! I love it.

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Looks amazing, Lauren!

emily said...

oh, it is just beautiful!

Christen said...

You did an amazing job. I adore the juxtaposition of traditional and edgy, man and woman....that's what I'm seeing so far. I thought that looked like one of Steve's paintings that I've admired over at Velvet & Linen!! Way to go, they will love you and the room.

Velvet and Linen said...

Where should I begin?
Your room looks amazing!!!
I checked out Elle Decor. How exciting to see your room on their site. I know this will be the first of many of your projects that they will feature!
I showed the picture to Steve. Seeing his artwork in your gorgeous room put a huge smile on his face.
I wish we could be there in person, but seeing your room unfold here on Pure Style is the next best thing.
Big Hugs!
xo
Brooke

Velvet and Linen said...

Also loving your chair! And your fabric... is awesome :) xo Brooke

Joanna said...

It looks incredible! I can't wait to see the finished photography. Great job!

Joanna

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Crazy awesome, just like you say it!!!

Ruthie

jessica said...

Oh my word...I LOVE that lamp! (and the rest of the space).
Great Job! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

Layne & Everett said...

Lauren, this corner looks amazing! I'm not sure I'll be able to handle the entire room!! I may faint or something. Seriously, you are a design genius. That lamp looks like it could slink away at any moment - what a piece! I'm trying to schedule a visit to see my sister in DC this spring so I can come see your room in person.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Barbie said...

Oh my gosh, Lauren, you are a-maz-ing. Can't wait to see the rest of the space. This teaser is really, really good. Also looking forward to seeing more of your line. The chair and curtain fabric are both beautiful. YOu've got serious talent, girl.

The SilverLyne said...

You are so talented, love the happikat, and the lamp and the chairs! Good luck with your photo shoot and I will stop by...and see for myself! Such a great cause. I hold 1 fundraiser a year for Childrens Hospital Cancer Fund called Growing Hope thru the Optimist Club of Greater Vienna.

Shelly said...

YEAH congrats Lauren! Lovin' the textures and the black! Such great contrast. I'm seriously considering that wallpaper for our new place now. I have lots of black and the two together are stunning.

Lavender and Lilies said...

Congrats and those curtains are incredible!

Fiona said...

I love it! I'd never have thought those curtains and the fabric on the back of the chair would work together, but somehow, they really do. You should be very proud of yourself.

Fiona said...

And the lamp is amazing (as is the lantern)

LiveLikeYou said...

Everything looks gorgeous!!!

Faith said...

Amazing, amazing, amazing. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Rick said...

Lauren...the room is beautiful and your fabric line is wonderful as well. While the lamp is certainly unique I don't think I would undress in front of it...it looks like it probably has a brain!

Enjoy all the excitement.

Rick said...

that last comment from Rick is actually diane from onlinefabricstore. I forgot to sign out of his account...believe me you do not want his design advice!

under spanish moss said...

Looks great!! You must be sooooo pleased. Can't wait to see more.

a lovely mess. said...

omgosh! i love love love it!

Windlost said...

Love all of it - need to see more!! I told David next time you do a Design show house we are coming to see it. Would love to see in person. You are launching into the stratosphere darling! Love the new fabrics and chair so much.


xo Terri

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Lauren - your room is stunning. Well done for pulling everything together - looks super xx

Simple Dwellings said...

Wow- amazing space. Cannot wait to see the rest. Congratulations! You must be so excited and proud that it's complete. Kudos to you for the Elle Decor mention! :)

SHERRY HART said...

You must be so proud! Step back and take it all in because your star is shining bright right now!

Love Where You LIve said...

Love that chair.
Congrats!!

Ms. Manor said...

Simply, WOW!

AnneHH said...

Ha, ha, what a happy day!! The room is oh, so gorgeous and how about getting your room featured in the Elle Decor Showhouse Round-up!!
SOOOOOO happy for you!!!
xoxo, Anne
ps Can't wait for the Preview PARTY!!!

karen said...

Lauren, Really, it's awesome. I love the mix of pattern and the use of texture. It's a unique and inviting space. Bask in the glory!

traci zeller designs said...

Yay, Lauren! I wish I could see it in person, but I'll have to settle for the photos!! Text me so we can figure out getting together in High Point!

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

So wonderful!!! I can't wait to hear about the table :)
Have a blast at the opening :-D

xoxo
Edyta

The Sister Sophisticate said...

I want Happikat fabric! This is to die for!

Gypsy Heart said...

I want the drapes! Absolutely love them.

The room is fabulous...anxious to see more.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

GREAT space...and so you! The chair the curtains and that wonky personality filled lamp. Win win win!

jvw home said...

Love the chair, rug and new fabric!
Also, Steve's painting was the perfect extra splash of color for the vignette.
Please let us know the grasscloth wallpaper resource too.
xxoo

Jenny B. said...

Gorgeous and so you! You're definitely in the big time now! Love your pieces (chair, curtain fabric), but I have to say I have a weird LONGING for that lamp - and it really takes your room to the next level. Congratulations!

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love, love, love that chair! And that floor lamp very very great. It's so Steampunk and I love Steampunk. Wish I could see the room in person. Will be anxious to see professional photos. Are you going to show the rest of the house? I hope so.

Al said...

This small sneak peek photo looks stunning! I just found your blog, it is a beautiful place to visit! Good luck at your installation show. Check out my blog when you have a moment. www.skylarkmanor.com

Mariette said...

Dearest Lauren,]

You created a very lovely room with a nice ambiance! Congratulations on being featured in Elle Decor Magazine.

Enjoy a nice Sunday.

With love,

Mariette

simply objekts said...

i love that floor lamp! you have a beautiful blog :)

stephanie said...

Hi this actually is unrelated to your recent post (gorgeous btw) but what I was wondering is where did you get your fabulous brown leather bag....the one that is next to your bed in your home tour? If you would consider selling it...you definitely have a buyer:)
Thanks,
Stephanie
Owens19@cox.net

Kathysue said...

Lauren what I love about the way you design is it looks as if it was a process, not a room that was stamped out of a design magazine and yet it is soooo magazine worthy. Just this small section of your design look as if it has always been like this and it invites you in to experience what the room has to offer, Congratulations sweetie! It looks as if you have gone through a wonderul new door in your life, Kathysue

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Fabulous chair and I love your curtain fabric! That lamp is truly an art piece. Looks like you nailed it!

My Notting Hill said...

Lauren, LOVED, LOVED your room. Will be posting about the upstairs later this week but wanted to say Congratulations! See you Friday. Michele

Kayla McKelvey said...

Just saw your room on the Fox 5 morning news!! It is gorgeous!! You did a great job and I love your chair! It makes you want to curl up with a soft blanket and read a book!

Megan said...

I am seriously loving the chair - great piece!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

This is gorgeous, Lauren! The char, drapes, art, lamp, everything! Congratulations! xo

Rachael said...

Loved seeing a peak of your room and how beautifully everything has come together. I am hoping for more details on the chair fabric; it is perfection. Is there a specific fabric name? Congratulations on a beautiful space! Can't wait to see the rest.

Rachael
putterblog@gmail.com

Pink Wallpaper said...

way to go lauren!! looks amazing!

VictoriaArt said...

Totally awesome! You can be so proud of yourself!
It is not just going to make your day! This is great!
LOve your eclectic room already!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Can't wait to see it all. It looks fabulous. You should be really proud of yourself. It's stressful for sure, so I know your glad to be finished.

simply seleta said...

Lauren, I am SO EXCITED for you!!!! It looks gorgeous and you definitely deserve the Elle Decor feature. Wow!!! xoxo

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Gorgeous! I love all the layers. Which I could see it in person. Congrats on all the great press too.

xo,
cristin

abby jenkins said...

Oh it is magical! I just want to curl up in that chair and peruse a whole stack of Elle Decors.....fabulous!

hana said...

WOW, to both! the room looks amazing. your madhatter chair is the star! xo

pretty pink tulips said...

Just amazing!!! The floor lamp caught my eye immediately! Love the layering you did for the window treatments and on the walls.

It looks like someone lives there!!!

Hope Press day was a huge success. I know it was!
xo Elizabeth

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