Home & Design Magazine: Designers to Watch

Home & Design Magazine recently came out with an article on four "Designers to Watch" in the DC area.  Thanks so much to Home & Design Magazine for including me in this group!!    Here's a cell phone picture I took of the article:


{Clockwide from left:  Marika Meyer, H.Alex Sanchez, me, and Jason Hodges}

We had a GREAT time at the photo shoot for this article last month.  Sharon Dan of Home & Design had champagne & lunch for us and it was honestly hysterical.  I loved meeting these new friends!  Jason & I worked together at the DC Design House and got along really well and Marika & Alex were so much fun too!  (We've since hung out and it's been really great getting to know them!!)   I wish I had some of the outtake photos where we're all just cracking up, but for now, the serious one will have to do.   

If you're in the area, check out the July/ August issue to read the full article, which features work from all of us.  Here's another cell phone shot of my page:



The photos on this page were by Helen Norman.

I thought I'd share the clear photos & some other photos of the project with you that Helen took.  (I've shared photos of this project before but Helen's photos are so much better.)


This belongs to the Hart family and I loooooved working with them on home.  The family uses their formal living room as more of a hangout where they can do homework, pay bills, play music and relax:


The botanicals in the background are images of leaves that the kids & I found outside in their yard.  I had them blown up onto canvas.



I also took photos of the Harts playing outside in the Fall & framed them for a large gallery wall: 



Here's a shot of the whole room:


I lvoe this close-up Helen took of the wheat grass on the coffee table:



The dining room is relaxed and natural:



I borrowed my grandmother's samovar for the shoot:


Anyway, I'm off to work again but have a great weekend!!

Thanks again to Home & Design Magazine!!


xoxo, Lauren

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

59 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow! that is awesome! congrats on a great feature! i will have to check it out.

Cottage Blue Designs said...

Congratulations! Your rooms look amazing and you look terrific on the cover!
Happy decorating & living-
Megan

http://cottagebluedesigns.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

Congratulations, Lauren! Beautiful picture of you too. xoxo

Lauren@BaylorSays... said...

Gosh I hate to be superficial because you are a great designer, but we already know that so I have to say you look GORGEOUS in that picture! Sweet pajamas, hot stuff really!

Sincerely, congrats. :-)

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Congratulations, Lauren! So well deserved.

Kathryn E. Wright said...

Congrats Lauren, you are AMAZING!!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Congratulations Lauren, beautiful!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Congrats my friend! You look gorgeous.

xo,
cristin

Windlost said...

Gorgeous Lauren - you look like a total babe and your rooms are total babes...haha. You are a serious contender for best decorator ever in my book. xo Terri

Creative Living + Wabi Sabi Style said...

Congrats from Sweden! Always good to be noticed ;-) //Lisbeth

Teresa Hatfield said...

Congratulations to you! Love the work too.
Teresa
xoxo

IAMSNOWFLAKE said...

Congratulations! Well deserved! Have a nice weekend.

redesigningsarah said...

Great feature! Congrats!!

Kristin said...

I absolutely LOVE it all. First timer her. Especially love the candle chandelier.

Nice!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Congratulations. Well deserved. You look beautiful.

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

SOOO Deserved!! Go for gold, Lauren.

and...dayum...great gams!

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Congrats on the article! Your spaces are beautiful, what a wonderful and calm place to call home. (The multi-purpose table is just perfect.)

Loretta

Miss B.e.e. said...

Congratulations! What a great photo! Not only are you very talented and deserving, but beautiful as well. Can't get a better designer than that:)

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Gorgeous picture of you Lauren. You have such a fresh, fun style, congratulations!

kayce hughes said...

Yea!!!!! YOu look beautiful!

A Perfect Gray said...

lordy. you look stunning. congratulations...donna

kim said...

Beautiful picture of you! And I remember when you were trying to locate that penshell cocktail table for the Hart family. Am I remembering correctly that it was your husband who finally located it for you on some obscure discontinued furniture site? I remember that I had it bookmarked forever!

under spanish moss said...

Love the photo of you guys. Adore what you did in the house!

Acquired Objects said...

Congratulations Lauren and of course you look absolutely fabulous in the picture. Love what you did with that home.

Have a terrific weekend!

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the Frugal Ecologist said...

wow, you look gorgeous!! congratulations on the feature!

pve design said...

Lauren,
Congrats, you are a beautiful light on the cover.
I love how it has a sort of vintage feel to the cover.
Best wishes to you and your lovely career!
pve

Velvet and Linen said...

Congratulations Lauren! I always love seeing your projects. They make me feel happy. Helen did a wonderful job capturing the relaxed beauty of your clients' home.

xo
Brooke

5th and state said...

YEAH!!!
girlfriend they are calling you a HOT talent, your on the cover (hot mama too!) your "home" is fresh and original (those leaves).
hold on lauren and enjoy the journey....up!
xx
debra

Maureen@CheekyinBlue said...

Congrats indeed! Love your work...

Tawna said...

Congrats Lauren! You look stunning! I hope this wonderful success continues for you...you deserve every bit of it!

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Lauren, You look beautiful and your room looks fantastic. Congrats!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Congratulations Lauren. I've been watching for a long time and really like what I see. You deserve the accolades. a beautiful picture of you too. Mona

Love Where You LIve said...

Congratulations, Lauren.
What a wonderful and well-deserved spread!

Low Tide High Style said...

Congratulations! I'll have to pick up a copy this week!

Kat :)

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Happy for you!!! You deserve lots of success! I'm sure your family and kiddos are proud of you! I love to see someone as genuine as you being showcased in the design world! Way to go Lauren!
Ruthie

My Little Bungalow said...

Firstly, Lauren, congratulations on being recognized in such an exciting way! That's awesome!! Secondly, I love the feel of your clients' home. It's perfect. Love the colors, the casual feel of it, but it's still elegant. And the canvas prints of leaves -- brilliant and beautiful. You are very creative and talented.

Claudia

Beth said...

Congratulations!

Diane said...

Congrats Lauren....well deserved

Haven and Home said...

Look at chic you look! LOVE the outfit!!! BIG congrats sweet friend!!!

In the Tweeds said...

Congrats Lauren! You totally deserve it. And you look beautiful in the article!

LiveLikeYou said...

Congratulations Lauren!! You so deserve it!! Your interiors are absolutely beautiful!!

Rickey said...

Awesome. Really awesome pictures and I must say that the taste of beauty is showing everywhere, each and everything is matching, I really enjoying to see those pictures and thinks if I have a same..
Fantastic.
I am appreciating all of your effort

Kristy said...

Congrats! You deserve it. I hope my interior design business will become as succesfull as yours :)

jennibell said...

So exciting!! Thanks for sharing :)

Diane James Home said...

Congratulations on the article and spread - you so deserve it! I absolutely love the family room - gorgeousity!

Jennifer said...

congrats Lauren! well-deserved!

paula said...

so well deserved Lauren! congrats

pretty pink tulips said...

Congratulations, Lauren!!! That is just fantastic!!

xo Elizabeth

swheat said...

Congratulations!! You look beautiful btw!!

a cozy canvas said...

Congratulations Lauren! Such an honor!

Natasha @ Northern Light Blog said...

Congratulations!
Just found your blog, looking forward to reading more :)

EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Yay! that's so wonderful Lauren, Congrats! You look beautiful in the photo!!! :) xo Edyta

Leah Moss said...

unstoppable! Lauren, that's so wonderful and so well deserved!

I spotted your tips in the latest BHG today too. Rockstar!

Sherri Cassara said...

Just saw this ... congratulations! It has been fun watching your career blossom over the last year (of reading your blog) - so happy for you ;)

Tessa said...

look at you, hot mama!! what a STUNNING picture of you. congrats on the accolades, so very well deserved!!

xo,
Tessa

www.thewowie.com said...

Congrats! You look so pretty in the pic too!!

Kathysue said...

Lauren, Congratulations on a wonderful recognition of your talent. Love the picture of you. How exciting, you my dear are going to take flight in your career, Get ready for a wonderful and exciting ride, Kathysue

pennermag said...

Where oh where did you get that tall table with the bookcase. That would be perfect for my kitchen!