A New Addition to our Team

I am SO EXCITED to announce that my husband David (or Dave/ Dav) is coming to work for our design business!!  Today's his first day at Lauren Liess Interiors (which I now feel like I should have named "Liess Interiors")  and we are seriously giddy.  (Or at least I am.)

{I also just found out about Instagram pictures and am addicted.  Thanks Eddie!}

He'll be managing the implementation phase of our clients' projects / timelines etc., handling the accounting and working on product development (you know, all the fun stuff ;) ;)   For a while now, we've enjoyed going to Market together & meeting & making friends with others in the design industry, but now we'll be really freed up (schedule-wise) to travel when we need to & to get more accomplished.

Our goal is to not only have our business running smoother than ever before, but to free me up a bit more to spend more time with clients, more time designing (vs. paperworking & coordinating) and more time working on the fabric line. We've also been reading your emails about our online decorating services and are planning on bringing them back as soon as I get a bit more adjusted to the new baby/ being back at work/ etc.  (I'll be sure to post as soon as the service is available...  and thank you so much to those of you who've shown an interest!!) 

{The living room of a very stylish long-distance client of ours, Anne.  Her home was featured by Jenny on the Little Green Notebook .  Anne took with the suggestions I gave her and seriously ran with them to create a gorgeous very personal home for her family.  She's one talented mama!!!  Photo by Amy Majors Photography.)


Bringing Dave into the company is a HUGE change for our family & for our business.  I'm both nervous & excited.  It's always been a dream of ours to work together.  (We're sort of one of those annoying couples that likes to spend a ton of time together & never gets sick of being together...  But we aren't PDA-ish, I swear!!!)  It's a big step & we're hoping & praying that it works out.  (And will be working like crazy so that it does.) 

I know Dave will miss working at the highschool (where he was teaching English & was the English Department Chair) and  I've been so proud of him & all that he's accomplished there.  I hope that he loves this as much as that.

okay.. Did I say I was excited already?!!!!!  Because I am TOTALLY FREAKING OUT I'm so excited-  eeeeeek!!!  :)  
(That's me squeeling...  and yes, I really do say "eeeeeek")


So anyway, things will be changing a bit around here, but definitely for the better!!  Keep your fingers crossed for us!!


xoxo, Lauren

To view our e-design client, Anne's whole home tour, visit Little Green Notebook, here!  Thank you so much to Jenny & Anne!!

If you'd like help creating a home you absolutely love, contact me about our design services.  We are booking for early August for traditional (in-person) full-service projects.

54 comments:

pve design said...

Lauren,
Congratulations. I cannot think of anyone more vested.
pve

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Congrats!! You'll make an awesome team :-) Very cool.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

I think that's great! and adorable! You guys are the modern Ray and Charles Eames, but way better (just watched a documentary and found our Charles was a cheater...so sad!!) But congrats super lady! You are such an inspiration

Boo Hazard said...

How exciting for y'all! That's wonderful that your business is doing so well. Can't wait to see future projects!! :) -Boo

D. Bryant Archie said...

Congratulations on taking such a huge step..I dream of working with my husband too. You sharing this has inspired me to continue working toward that goal! :)

Michele @ Moonfield Lane said...

That's such exciting news! Congratulations on making this happen. You and Jenny, btw, are my absolute favorite designers, and I was excited to see her in BH&G this month.

Brooke said...

That is so awesome!!! I would be so stoked!!! I always imagine how fun it would be if my hubby and I had a business together. Maybe someday... Congrats to you guys and best of luck with all the changes- it sounds like it's going to be great for you guys!!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

awww, cute you two! way to go DAVE!

Chedva said...

Congrats, Lauren! You must be so excited.

mk square studio said...

Congrats Lauren, what a wonderful news. All the best of luck to this new chapter. enjoy every minute of it.

Marissa Heather said...

that's exciting news. so glad that your business is growing! from what i've seen, you do beautiful work!
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Miss Rubio said...

Wow...this is huge. Congrats!!! I love that you guys will be working together. And very brave of him to give up his teaching....all in support of his beautiful wife. You guys are definitely going places....very high places. Again, congrats to both. Xo

Acquired Objects said...

Congrats on Dave joining the team! I'm so totally jealous since my husband and I love spending all of our free time together but we can't work together...we're both control freaks. You'll be bale to get so much more done not worrying about the paperwork.

Happy first day of summer!
XX
Debra~

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Wow, what a move! I wish you all the success in the world :)I'm sure you two can conquer the world together. Sky's the limit!!

Maria Matiopoulou said...

Congrats! I wish you all the best , I'm sure everything's going to be running smoother from now on!

Have a lovely day!
Maria
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Pine Tree Home said...

Nothing better than working with your best friend. Congrats.

Sarah said...

Haha, I totally say "eeeeeek" too! Congrats on your latest big step!

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Wonderful news! You two will make a wonderful team and if you both want to make it work, you will!

Liz

Windlost said...

OMG - what a massive change for Dave. But he sees the writing on the wall...that you are a design shooting STAR that is only going up, up, up!! You two will be hugely successful together!!! :)

xo Terri

Cailan said...

I'm so excited for you! What a fantastic change and great timing with the new baby. I do hope this will be the start of a beautiful working relationship - so lovely that you love being together : ) Happy for you!!

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BaileyWife said...

What a dream, Lauren!! I can only dream that Baileyhusband and I could work together everyday! We, too, are kind of addicted to each other and cherish togetherness....kind of crazy sappy, but that's a good thing, right? Can't wait to see what your new-found partnership creates!! ~Kim

Devon said...

It has been so fun to watch you and your family's journey on this blog. Congratulations to you both. I'm wildly envious that you will work together--what a dream come true for you and the boys! Best, Devon

Jenny Castle Design said...

That's awesome Lauren, congrats on making it a family business! I'm sure it will be a great dynamic with your husband helping. Hope your littlest one is doing well!

avadfan.com said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes. I've loved watching your design business bloom via your blog and Dave will no doubt be a fabulous addition. It will be fun to watch your company's continued growth.

Diane said...

I work with my husband three days a week in his law office and we spend a lot of time together. IT must work since we just celebrated 25 years of marriage in April. Have fun and enjoy your success.

I have followed you for a few years now both as a designer and a writer for others i.e. martin pierce hardware, onlinefabricstore etc. I now have my own blog journaling our passage into empty nest and a remodel of our 2000 sf townhouse that has been a rental for 15 years. Would love to have you check it out.

http://jenrick1.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/intro-to-the-remodel-not-from-hell/

Tawna said...

How wonderful (and challenging) the next step will be. My hubby and I have separate businesses, yet we're working together a ton (he's a contractor and I do designing). He's such a huge supporter, and he has helped me work through so many different situations that come up with the structure of buildings. We love hanging out together as well....but sometimes you have to brush the building talk away and be the loving couple you are. So excited for you....love watching your success and hope one day to cross paths!
Tawna

traci zeller designs said...

Lauren, that is so awesome! I am beyond excited for you two. There couldn't be a better team ... I just wish I got to see it in action more often!

xoxo,
Traci

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Oh, how exciting! You will be building your business bigger and stronger together!

Now, can I convince my high-school-math-teacher husband to join me full time? I wish!

Loretta

Marianne said...

So thrilled for you Lauren! What a great team!

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Kim said...

¡Felicitaciones!
Wonderful news and I'm sure y'all will enjoy working together a LOT :) Total win/win situation!

Sarah MacMillan {Prairie Perch} said...

That's fantastic! What a treat to get to work together every day. I would love that. All the best settling into the new arrangement of things.

EDYTA & CO. INTERIOR DESIGN said...

Yay! so exciting! So glad you are both happy :) It will be the Liess empire soon!!!
Love your e-design project it looks fab!! I actually JUST introduced e-design on my site.
Have a beautiful weekend!

xoxo
Edyta
http://www.edytaandco.com/blog-4/

kayce hughes said...

Yea!!!!!! I am so excited for both of you!

Pat said...

What a great big step. You are true partners. No wonder you are excited.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Congratulations! This is very exciting! I cannot wait to see your business grow with the to of you!

Elizabeth

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Congratulations! Hopefully it will mean more time with the little ones, too. Keep on going strong!

5th and State said...

WOW this is huge and this also tells me that you are doing so well, yeah!!!!!

you two will be perfect as a team, true life partners.

i predict major success lauren. as an aside i was on a blog looking at decorators rooms in a showcase today and thought "lauren should be in more of these, her room was amazing"
big big hugs!
debra

classic • casual • home said...

So great about Dave! What a great team! Unstoppable :)

classic • casual • home said...

So great about Dave! What a great team! Unstoppable :)

Melissa @ Lived In said...

That is awesome Lauren! I used to work with my husband and to this day, he was my favorite person to work with! You will LOVE it! And, I caught this client's living room and dining room on Little Green Notebook and absolutely fell in love with it and THEN realized it was your work! Of course!!! Duh....her dining room is one of my favorites ever.

Sandra said...

I think Dave will be an incredible addition to the business. Congrats!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Congrats Lauren!! I think this will be a great move and I have no doubt he will add a lot to the business. As someone who works with her father, I'm all for family businesses.

Laurie Jones said...

This is such exciting news! I hope you'll share with us this new journey! I have a feeling you guys will be completely successful!!!!

Amber B (Simple Dwellings) said...

Congratulations, what a great duo! I'm a bit jealous, as I would LOVE to be alongside my hubby working too! I wish you guys the best. You will do amazing things. :)

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Congratulations to the two of you! Here's to continued success for Liess Interiors! :) xo

Reagan McClellan said...

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Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

Congrats to team Leiss. So very exciting. And the home you collaborated on is just stunning. Love the mix of high low and those lamps on the buffet are perfect.

Mrs. Chic said...

Very exciting!! Congrats to you and your husband :)

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LindsB said...

CONGRATS! That is so so exciting!! It will be so nice to have him working with you I'm sure and I cant wait to see all the amazing things Leiss Interiors will do in the future!

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Karen said...

Congratulations! As a retired teacher, I know what a loss it will be for the students. Good teachers and coaches are hard to find. But I am happy for the new adventure you both will share. Bes of luck!