OH. MY. GOSH.

 
We spent the weekend moving & it was crazy.  Really really crazy.
 
We moved into this:

(Well, minus the boxes...  We threw them there in an attempt to get some normalcy happening upstairs.)
 
Our new house is pretty much down to the studs. 

{You can spy our kitchen through the dining room in this pic.  We're expanding the kitchen 2 feet closer into the dining room & a wall will be going back up.}
 
There's a lot of this (below) going on because we're trying to live here through the construction.
 

(our foyer, quarantined ;)
 
We live up here now:
 
{The upstairs loft living room.  There are 2 bedrooms & a bathroom off of the living room.  Dave & I are squatting in baby Luke's nursery for now.   We're eating most meals outside or at the little table on the left.  }
 
We still have a few things at our old house to do & touch-ups there of course, but we're almost completely done.  It's pretty surreal.  I haven't really had a minute to think about all of the design decisions I need to make for the new place.  There are sooooo many coming up that I'm really excited about but I've got too much other stuff on my plate to even really go there right now.  I'm trying not to delay anything constuction-wise!!
 
And....
 we have a new office! 
 
Check it out:

(The Garage = stylin' new digs for Lauren Liess Interiors ;) ;)
 
rigggggght.
 
Although I'm kind of in love with working basically-outside.
 
Here's my new spot:

 
We epoxy'd the floors last week before moving everything in.  
My job was to sprinkle the sparkles. 
(I had waaaaaaay too much fun with that.)

Have a great week!!! I'll keep you posted!




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38 comments:

Pine Tree Home said...

Exciting fresh start! I laughed about the sprinkles..so funny.

Lindsay Dugan said...

Wow you didnt waste any time! I can't wait to see how it all turns out. Also your leather couch is amazing.

mbbr26 said...

Hi Lauren - So exciting! I'm wondering, how hard was it to do the epoxy?

katiedid said...

Wishing you all the bet with your move! Can't wait to see the magic you will create here....and it is only fitting that the magic begin with sparkles!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, so much going on. I am sure it will be stunning when you are done. Can't wait to see it as it happens. Hugs, Marty

katie gavigan said...

great update - so many exciting things going on for you! can't wait to see the project unfold :)

Dagny Thurmann-Hoelseth said...

Weeee!!! SO excited for you!! Hopefully we're in the exact same place in about six months.

xx
dagny

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Oh man, living through construction can be tough but it seems like you guys have the right attitude. PS I Love that leather sofa of yours so much!!

vignette design said...

I don't envy you living with such chaos with three little boys too! But, it is going to be worth it! Can't wait to see the final reveal! ~Delores

ArchitectDesign™ said...

yes, moving is so much work!! Nearly 4 months for me and I'm still not totally' there' but it's all a process, you don't have to do it ALL overnight! congrats, guys!

Liz said...

I can't wait to see how you put it all together, I love your work (and that Danish mod sofa, Anthropologie?).

Diane said...

Wow! What you guys do to a house! ;)
That demolition job sure went fast -- it looks like a tornado went through! I hope you were able to get all the moving done around that storm, which actually did produce a tornado in our area over the weekend! Anyway, the fun part starts, and your upstairs is starting to look like home! Best wishes in the new house!

decoratica said...

Woaw, I don't have kids, so I can't imagine how is like to move and go through a renovation with three of them in the house! I'm curious about it...
I've been latelly thinking of how I'm going to accomodate one -once I decide to get to the task anytime soon-, so thinking of three, a renovation and a business to run seems like a superwoman job to me... :)
Your loft room looks sooo pretty! Is it the first time I see that leather coach in your home? (sorry if I missed something...) It looks great!
Can't wait to see how your space evolves!
XO
D.

Brooke said...

Oh wow!! Ahhh, I can't imagine living in a house that was so under construction; it must be crazy town. But sooo exciting too!!! I can't wait to watch as you guys make it gorgeous! congrats on your new place!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh lauren - its looking GREAT! i cannot BELIEVE that new leather sofa. WHERE oh WHERE did you find such an amazing thing?! looks pretty darn expensive. :)


looking great!!!!

Kristy @ I Design Love said...

How exciting!!

mikky said...

Like your quarantining job! Looks like you have alot of work on your hands, but I`m sure it will be stunning after.
Great sprinkling job :)
:)
mikky
www.todaloos.com

eLIZabeth Floyd said...

Wow, you are a bundle of energy! It looks like you have adapted well to living in a construction zone. Temporary living arrangements can be so much fun, because everyday something new is getting made.

I cannot wait to see everything as it comes to completion. Good luck!
Liz

sylvieauthor said...

Having lived through remodeling more than a few times (my contractor says I'm a serial remodeler), it's awful, but the result is ALWAYS worth it!

Lauren said...

It's a whirlwind but too new to be sick of it .. YET ;) ;)


I found the sofa at Anthro. Got a nice discount. (It was the floor model & we have a lovely "65" scratched into it but that 65 saved me some cash!! ;) ;)

xoxo,
lauren

Tiffany Leigh Interior Design said...

LOL Lauren! I can't believe the state of that living space, you sure are ambitious, I commend you and can't wait to see how it all comes together! And working in the garage is actually super cool, I'm jealous.
xo
Tiffany

Elements said...

I love seeing this, its how we all do it......the craziness, the living out of small rooms...it makes the final result that much sweeter.

Darija said...

Exciting! Thanks for updating us. I hope when you have more time you will give more details about the epoxy floor. That's what I'd like to do in our basement.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Lauren,

Good luck! I am sure it is exciting Nd a pain but it is going to be worth getting it done. Looking forward to seeing the evolution.

Elizabeth

Lumen Drops said...

From the looks of it, the transformation is moving quickly and you've got it under control, Lauren. Congratulations!

e.horn said...

LOVE that leather couch

Almamira said...

Lauren, you are always my favorite blogger. Such chaos! And 3 kids plus hubs. You are amazing woman. May you be very happy in this home and may your business flourish immensely.

Jen Gilday said...

I can't wait to watch your new home evolve!!

Jen
athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- Yeaaaa! Wow, you are camping out in your own home! But you make it look so GOOD! (But it can't be too easy...)

And the office looks really cool, actually - can you open the garage door and work outside?

Can't wait to see more progress downstairs!

Loretta

jenrick1 said...

I feel your pain except I dont have three young boys to take care of in the midst of it. We are coming to the end of living in the house during a remodel and it has not been fun but the end result just might be worth it. Cant wait to see what you do with the new space.

heyhomeslice said...

Yay!! Glad you guys are in! Good luck with everything.. how are the kids doing with all the mess? My son would be in everything!

Carla Aston said...

How exciting for you and your family! Congratulations on your new home. I'm with the comment from e.horn above...love that leather couch of yours!

Nancy said...

Best of luck with the move and the construction! I love that hammered silver desk in the office. Hope you can finish with the old house soon, so you're free and clear to design the new one. We can't wait to see what you do, and know it'll be fantastic.
So cool you're hubby didn't have to go back this school year! Mine is a retired teacher, and still gets excited over snow days...
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

figtreesundays said...

When I got to the picture of the upper living room, I though it was a joke for a minute and you were going to be all, Ha ha I wish. But no, you really are all styled and arranged in that room! I guess that's living proof of how you're a real designer ;-)

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Loved the sneak peak! Keep keeping it real Lauren

Ruthie

Jamie said...

Liked the nature box or plant displays.Very natural and unique.

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Laura Lynn said...

Can't wait to see this come together!