I like things simple, relaxed and natural…
Like most of us, I’m busy at work most days and love to come home to my haven. I live a sort of indoor-outdoor barefoot type of life at home, with good food, music and fresh flowers being some of my favorite things. With five kids and a bunch of pets (three big dogs & six chickens!) I do what I can to make my own place as magical and functional as possible but have found that a relaxed attitude towards “perfection” has led me to some serious contentment. A crooked smile, wildflowers from the side of the road, a chip in the good china; I love it when things are slightly off and tell a story, because to me, that’s real life. And it’s beautiful.
I absolutely love working with clients who trust us to create real, laid-back, down-to-earth homes that they can really live in and slow down in… Homes filled with natural materials and meaningful art and objects where the emphasis is on the people not the things.
My husband David- who, by the way, has a crooked smile- and I run our interior design firm in Great Falls, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. We believe in following your dreams to where they take you and are constantly expanding our business avenues whether it’s hosting our own show on HGTV, Best House on the Block, opening an online home shop Lauren Liess & Co., developing product collections, sharing the “HOMEWORK” series on IGTV or venturing into real estate with our real estate brokerage, Property Collective where we sell rehabbed Northern Virginia properties and have teams of agents who help clients buy and sell properties.
I started writing my blog, Pure Style Home, in 2008 and discovered I love the process of writing about design and figuring out how to live simply and beautifully at home. Since then, I’ve written three best-selling books, Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating (Abrams 2015) Down to Earth (Abrams 2019) and Feels Like Home, (Abrams 2021.)
Having lived in six Lauren Liess Homes, I consider myself a connoisseur. And I can tell you from experience there is nothing like coming home to one. The peace and beauty that surrounds you will elevate your spirits, even on the toughest of days. The thoughtful considerations of every detail down to texture and even smell create a nuanced experience that I love. The organized simplicity and durable materials leave your mind free to enjoy the people and activities in the home. I never had a passion for homes until I met Lauren but now there is nothing better than executing her ideas and creating the products and lifestyle she envisions.
I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!