DC Design House Bare Bones Tour!

If you’re free tomorrow, I’d love to see you at the DC Design House Bare Bones Day!  You can view the “before” of the empty house and view designers design boards for their spaces & talk to them about their plans.  I’ll be there bright & early in my updtairs bedroom at 10.  (10 is […]

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February 26, 2011

Newest Textile Design- Magnolia

I wanted to share another little peek of my new textile line…  This design is called Magnolia and my friend (and super-talented artist), Kat Wright, painted it for me.  It will be available in several colorways and here’s a quick look at two of them, both on linen. Here’s the blue colorway: {“Magnolia” in blue by Lauren Liess Textiles} […]

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February 24, 2011

Design House Progress

First I just want to say THANK YOU to all of the amazing comments you left on the last post.  We’re definitely not alone and it’s nice to know that.  I nodded, laughed and even teared up at some of your comments from yesterday’s post.  Each & every piece of advice is awesome so if […]

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February 18, 2011

Brooke & Steve’s Gilt Showhouse Room!

I’m so in love with this room by Brooke & Steve Giannetti for the Gilt Home/ Ashton Kutcher Showhouse.  The online sale of a select number of pieces from each room are on sale though tomorrow.  A portion of the proceeds will be donated to DNA, a charity started by Ashton Kutcher and his wife Demi […]

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February 13, 2011

DC Design House Room Before

{My DC Design House Room, Before} Yesterday was a long crazy day in the city (I’m pretty much a total suburban girl) and I have before photos to show you of our room!  My assistant, Meghan Short, has been invaluable.  (Meghan graduated last Spring with an interior design degree from JMU- go dukes!- and I’m […]

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February 11, 2011

The natural element

When examining rooms that I really love (both in photos & in life) I’ve noticed there there almost always needs to be some natural elements in a room for me to really love it.  By natural elements, I mean wood (either stained or raw), textured materials such as natural woven shades, baskets or natural fiber rugs […]

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February 9, 2011

Happikat by LL Textiles

{‘Happikat’ by Lauren Liess Textiles– eeeek} I definitely squeeled when I received our very first fabric strike-off in the mail today.  I’m sooooo excited and it’s amazing to see the designs we’ve been working on for so long on a beautiful linen.  I can’t wait to get my hot mitts on the others.  I named this overscaled ikat […]

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{My dad in Italy, 1964} I can’t help thinking of Spring these days.  February’s definitely the longest month of the year in my book. I’m so ready to be outside and to feel the sun!!  And to pick flowers, be barefoot and sing in the mountains and feed goats and really big bulls!!   (Little […]

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February 6, 2011



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