Founder + Principal Designer of Lauren Liess Interiors
I live a sort of indoor-outdoor barefoot type of life at home with homegrown food, good music and fresh flowers being some of my favorite things. My husband (and business partner!) David, and I have five kids, three dogs, a flock of chickens, an interior design studio, a textile company, a retail shop, a real estate brokerage, a property development business, and a lifestyle brand (each of which feels slightly like a kid!) and we do what we can to make our own home and life as great as we possibly can, but have found that a relaxed attitude towards “perfection” has led 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.
LaurenLiess.com was created with one purpose in mind: documenting the things that inspire me and my team in hopes that they’ll inspire you, too. It’s a celebration of living each day intentionally, savoring the little things in life: a homemade meal, a bouquet of foraged flowers, a freshly made bed, or dancing in the kitchen. It’s a place that reminds me to slow down, let go, and be.
On the site, you’ll find videos and tutorials for all things home, some of our favorite before-and -after room reveals, lots of flower arranging, recipes for what we’re cooking at home, stories of my foraging adventures, and constantly updated playlists for every mood. Whether we’re chatting food, family, or finds for home, you’ll find a common thread—it’s all about seeking and creating contentment in everyday life.
Our interior design firm, Lauren Liess Interiors, is located in the small town of Great Falls, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC, though about half of our design projects are in other areas of the country. I started Lauren Liess Interiors with the idea of keeping it small and personal so that I could have a hand in the design of every single project at the firm and connect deeply with my clients, and – all these years later- I’m proud to say that I am still personally involved in every single project going out our door.
I’ve been designing homes since 2007 and I started my original blog, Pure Style Home, in 2008. I was designing for others and figuring out how to live beautifully in my own home, and -unable to get published as a brand-new designer at the time- I wanted to share my clients’ projects and bits of my own home and life so I began blogging. Since then, I’ve gone on to write three books (with more on the way!) about designing and living intentionally at home. Writing became intertwined with my work and has helped define and propel our business into new territories such as product design, real estate, and hosting our own HGTV show, Best House on the Block.
I’m so thankful you’re here and hope you’ll enjoy following along!