Extra Extra- Thanks!!

January is always a little crazy in this business.  (Ok, let's be honest, what months aren't in anyone's life??)  But anyway, we've been busy shooting projects, working on new ones, and thinking about & planning for the the Springtime which brings on design showhouses to visit, more projects and.. a baby!!! (due in May:)


{Yes, I know how scary this 3D pic of our Baby Liess looks...  All of that tissue looks like hair!!  My 4 year-old looked at it and said, "Oh... it's a girl because she has all that hair!"}  Ah vell. 

We've also had some really nice mentions & magazine features lately.

Thanks so much to Victoria Magazine for including me in their Special Entrepreneur Issue!!



The article I was featured in focuses on women who have created businesses out of their passions.  (I'm honored to be included among them.)  I'm feel so lucky to be working in a field I love so much, but owning your own business puts you not only in your field of work, but also into the "entrepreneur" category.  It's a hat you sort of put on without realizing, and it was really interesting to look back for this article & talk about how I got my start & the business going. 



Before the article, I was unfamiliar with Victoria Magazine, but I was BLOWN AWAY by some of the homes featured in this month's issue.  (and flowers!!)  Serious eye candy & I'm hooked.

I was also thrilled to be included in Washingtonian Magazine's new blog column of before & afters by DC area designers.  (click on the link aboce to view it.)  I can't wait to check out the next ones!

And thank you so much to Cassandra Lavalle for including a snippet of my bedroom in this month's issue of Rue Magazine!!  It's a great little page that shows unique ways to store your magazines.


{I keep my current ones in this massive old bowl}

So be sure to check out Rue --- I am in love with a photo collage one of the rooms in there this month!


And finally...  we've been working on our back office some more.  Our desks & chairs came in- yay!!

{Don't you love my Christian Patrick Liess originals hanging on the wall  above my computer?? - left}

We're doing inspiration boards along the entire wall above our desks & my assistant, Meghan, has been gathering hers up for a while now.  The other walls are full of shelving which is making life soooo much easier. 

Anyway, I'm off for the day but have a great one!!

xoxo, Lauren

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35 comments:

Kristin F. said...

I don't think I've ever commented before, but I'm a daily reader. I couldn't help but write a little note after reading this post -- my sister is a photographer for Victoria magazine! Small world :).

Debby said...

Congratulations. How exciting. I actually think the babies picture is interesting. It kinda looks like twins. The detail on the face is incredible. Ultra sounds wern't around when mybabies were born. I would have loved that.

allumer * decor said...

Congratulations on your new May arrival... how exciting! All of the mentions and features are so great too. Its hard to do it all but you make it look easy! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs. Limestone said...

How wonderful on all fronts! Big Congratulations on your expanding family.

suzanne said...

You really did a beautiful and unique job on the house featured in the Washingtonian. I love that you think outside the box and truly personalize your spaces for the clients. I also love the rug in the living area. Would you mind sharing who makes it?

AnneHH said...

Did you find out what you are having or are you still waiting for the surprise? Baby looks great!! So exciting!! Thinking of you and so happy about all of the wonderful notice you are getting--so deserving!!
xoxoxo, Anne

Lindsey said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. How exciting! Your office also is looking so cool. Can't wait to see how this comes together.

HOOTENANNY...Jennifer Jacks said...

Congrats on your new arrival coming soon and your mentions! I just had a baby a month ago and we had the 4D done this time...it really freaked me out how detailed all the features were...the technology they have now days is great! My little girl actually opened her eyes during mine...didn't know they opened their eyes in the womb!

Laurie Jones said...

Congrats on all your news! I never tire of seeing your bedroom & your office is looking seriously beautiful! I love your design aesthetic!

Acquired Objects said...

Baby Leiss looks wonderful and how exciting I know we're all looking foward to that little one making his/her debut. Congraatulations on your Victoria mention I love that magazine. Love your desks and you're becoming so oraganized. So many exciting things going on in your life and I'm happy for you. I wish everyone the very best for this New Year!

XX
Debra~

Annie @ House on Rene said...

Sounds like 2012 is going to be banner year for you! Congrats! Love the baby Leiss picture!

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

Congrats! I love you new office by the way. The desks are amazing :)

www.idesignlove.com

Gaidig said...

Congratulations!

LiveLikeYou said...

Adorable maybe a girl...excited for all the well deserved mention and your new cool looking office!! You and Meghan will work in style!

Noemi said...

Congrats, congrats! :)

Leslie said...

Wow! Those are some amazing places to be featured in. Congratulations. :)

Ann said...

I'm like Kristin, the silent type, pun intended - ha, bad joke. Anyways, I had to say something today - congratulations on the baby, that's wonderful!!

Velvet and Linen said...

So many wonderful things happening to one of my favorite people :)
Love seeing baby Liess.

xo

Brooke

heyhomeslice said...

beautiful chairs, are the restoration hardware... and CONGRATULATIONS on the baby! on all the magazine mentions! on everything! I'm off to check them all out- this post was full of good news.

Jenna

traci zeller designs said...

Yay! Congrats!! And I love, love, love the sneak peek of baby Liess! Sooo excited!!!

pretty pink tulips said...

Congratulations all around.....baby! Victoria! Rue!!! You are definitely starting off the Year of the Dragon with a bang!!

Go Lauren!!
xo Ellizabeth

Morgan S. said...

Can't wait for a new addition to the family! I was so excited as soon as I saw the picture. May i going to take forever! Congrats!
Love ya,
Morgan

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Victoria magazine used my jewelry for a photo shoot in a Spring issue! What an inspirational magazine... I will have to pick up a copy and read your article. Congrats!

Your new office is looking fantastic!

Loretta

Allison said...

Congratulations, Lauren on your new little one on the way! Congratulations also on all your features. I just discovered your blog last week and admire all of your work. I will have to pick up a copy of Victoria magazine.

Laurie Blaswich said...

Congrat's on your new baby, and business growth!!! Love your dog under the covers, too cute!!!

Fondly,
Laurie

Claudine said...

A big congratulations on the new arrival!!

Claudine
DC Metro Mom

sotow said...

I love your office desks! Where did you get them?

Kathysue said...

Congratulations Lauren!!! How exciting, You have been a very busy girl indeed!! Also congratulations on all your mentions in magazines. So well deserved!! Kathysue

Miss Rubio said...

WOW...what exciting news. Congrats for everything sweet in your life. xx

p.s. OMG what is up with the above comment ???

threeacres said...

Congrats! I love the picture of your bedroom. So inviting!

Staci@asaltbox said...

Just came across your blog and wanted to tell you congrats on baby and also on your feature in Victoria magazine. I love learning from talented people like you. Your bedroom and office are both gorgeous!

STYLE'N said...

Congrats on your new arrival..I love that your daughter is 4 and your are expecting another. (We will hopefully be in the same situation this year!) I just found our blog from Expresso and I love it. Great home office space and bedroom.

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prima said...

Hi,

I just found your blog and have been pouring over it today. I must say I am in love with your hammered metal office desks. Would you mind telling me where you got them? Hubby and I desperately need joint office space & these are perfect. Thanks!

Anushka Panday said...

Congrats! I love you bed so much and I am looking for a similar style head board/frame! Any thoughts?