Last Weekend for Showhouse!

For anyone in the DC area who was interested in going to the DC Design House to support Children's Hospital, this is the last weekend to do it!

{the desk view of room I designed.  Painting in the photo by John Matthew Moore, desk by Edelman Leather, Chair from John Rosselli Antiques, lamp by Stray Dog Designs, sisal rug by Stark, and grasscloth wallpaper by Seabrooke.}

I've had such an amazing time getting to know the other designers & the supporters of Children's Hospital,  making some wonderful new friends!  I'll never forget this experience.  The stories I've heard about children whose lives have been saved by Children's Hospital are incredible & moving.  So if you do have the chance today or tomorrow, head on over!!

I won't be there today (I have pink eye from my 3 year old- arrggg!!) but am hoping it clears up by tomorrow so that I can be there on the final day.

Also,  Better Homes & Gardens Magazine is coming to shoot the room on Monday!  I'll be sure to take some behind-the-scenes pictures to post this week. 

xoxo, Lauren

If you'd like help creating a home you absolutely love, contact me about our design services.

Again, thank you to the amazing team of people who donated their services to help create the showroom:
 I use these businesses & people on most of my projects and stand by their work & appreciate being able to do business with them. I cannot say enough good things. They're THE BEST so if you need any local recommendations, here are mine:

Carpet Installation & Custom Carpet fabrication: The Carpet Customizer: (410)299-4380

They can really do anything & are adept with installing/ working with natural fiber rugs & do beautiful seagrass installations. They are on top of their jobs, are super-friendly, and keep in great contact with you.

Workroom for curtains & pillows & other soft goods: Paul David Designs
Paul & Nancy will take care of you and are amazing to work with. Their work is beautiful & fast.

Builder/ Contractor/ Electrical: CarrMichael Construction: They do it all from building beautiful homes to managing smaller projects & electrical work. Mike at CarrMichael Construction is friendly, dependable, organized and does exactly what he says he will do.

Wallpaper Installation: Michael DiGuiseppe. Everyone says he's the best in the area and after this insane segrass install, I definitely agree!

Painters: Blue Door Painters They're on-time, dependable and fair. (And I went to high school with the owner! :)


Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- I so wish I could see it in person! How exciting it will be shot For Better Homes and Gardens!

I'm working on my post mentioning windowseats right now (including your stunner of course!)


p.s I've got a giveaway on APPLESandRUBIES, come enter!

Ann said...

My compliments to you on your stunning room! I am sure it is even more so in person.

And yes, I agree, Michael is an expert wallpaper installer! Whew!

Macarena - Chic et Posh said...

Stunning Design! Congrats Lauren! XoXo

Carla@DesignintheWoods said...

Your room came off beautifully! Wish I could have seen it in person. I love the greens and all the texture. Fabulous!

Whitney said...

Beautiful room and I love how the the pop of green gives life to the space! I have a I know just what to do with it! Great job!

Valerie Wills Interiors said...

Love your room Lauren and I take my hat off to you for mentioning all of the people who helped you behind the scenes. Not many designers do that and I think it's so nice that they also get credit. Well done!

Matthews House and Garden said...

I did not get a chance to go to the Design House this year, but it was a treat to see your room on the blogs. You room is beautiful and cozy. Good job!

Maria said...

love your room! looks simply wonderful! Happy Mother's Day for tomorrow!

VictoriaArt said...

So lovely! Wish I could have seen it personally! It was a huge success!
Happy Mother's Day, Lauren!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I was there on Friday, the 29th. Two women came into your room while I was in it and they both said it was their favorite room. :)

Bonus: John Matthew Moore was there when I came through. I bought the print in my living room from him after seeing the original at the house two years ago. I loved the piece he did for your space!

Windlost said...

So glad it was a success Lauren! I still want that John Matthew Moore drawing - do you have a very large photocopier?? haha. Loved that room!!!!!

Hope you are well and happy belated mom day! xo Terri

Wendy said...

I was there on the 30th, and it was my favorite room! I hope you were able to sell most of the items :-)

Brian and Staci said...

I soooooo wish I could see your spectacular room in person!!! Absolutely lovely!! I LOVE the way the real plant in the room lines up with the one in the painting...GENIUS!!!!!!!! It's like it takes you right into the painting :) Still talking to the hubby about what "The Accountant Nazi" is going to say when I ask her if we can have your help with the house ;) I'll keep you posted ;)

arrielle_p said...

Very impressive! The clean, warm, uncluttered designs makes the place look so welcoming!

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