About Me

I'm a decorator who loves things simple, relaxed and natural...  "perfectly imperfect" if you will.  My husband, (and college sweetheart) David, and I run an interior design studio and a textile company, Lauren Liess Textiles, in Virginia (just outside of Washington, DC) where we live with our three boys- Christian, Justin and one-year-old Luke.

"Home" is really important to me and I'm constantly thinking about how it affects our quality of life. It's the little details that make a home feel loved and easier to live in that I'm interested in.  Details that make you smile or go "aahh" (that's a sigh not a scream ;) when you walk through the door or sit down to eat at a table.  These moments are different for all of us, and I love figuring out what's right for my home and for my clients' homes.   

Perfection doesn't interest me.  Reality and charm do.  Fresh floppy flowers from the garden over long-stemmed roses any day, I love it when things are slightly off and tell a story.     

I hope you'll come along with me as I share my random thoughts on "home," my clients' projects and what's going on at our house.   Not always smooth, but always something!

To check out my design services & portfolio go to http://www.thepurestyle.com/

{I've gotten lots of questions & emails about virtual interior design & we're in the process of making this service available and will be taking clients for the waiting list very soon!}

To view or shop my new line of textiles, click here

blockprinted fabric
{my fabrics}

Feel free to email me at lauren@thepurestyle.com  

***Also, I hope you can understand that I don't do solicited blog posts about people or companies & products I don't personally use.  Due to time (or lack therof) I'm unfortunately unable to respond to email inquiries of this nature & hope you can understand!  Please keep me off your media lists.  I mean this with no disrespect & wish you the best of luck!  Thank you!!

*umarked photos by Helen Norman