I’ve taken a very noticeable hiatus from this space and I apologize. As an entrepreneur, building a business foundation on a hobby takes time and is mostly funded by my “day job”, which has demanded a lot from me lately. Along with family obligations and travel, this creative space has been neglected. I hope to make these posts more frequent as summer comes to a close. I appreciate you following along!
Lately we’ve been immersed in the local real estate market. I was pretty shocked when I learned that Washington DC textile and interior designer, Lauren Liess, was selling the home she and her husband bought just only a year ago in the suburbs of the city! I’ve been following her personal renovations via Instagram and was really impressed, particularly, with her kitchen remodel. When her home came to market last weekend. I poured over her ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos. The exterior of the home looks like it belongs in a Nancy Meyer movie! And her kitchen was more delicious than I imagined! But what really made me swoon were the beautifully styled foyer and living rooms. I’m blown away by her crisp, clean, utilitarian interiors and her ability to make them feel relaxed, warm and unpretentious. Nothing exemplifies this more than her current home remodel:
I’ve recently taken on a new client who has a very old-english style. She loves dark-painted trim, antique furniture and heavy window treatments. I love how each project I work on has a particular element of taste. As I explore the design goals of the space, I tend to take away characteristics of my clients’ style and file them away for my own personal home projects. As I dive through Lauren’s current home renovations, I wonder how many of her own clients had the same lasting impressions on her personal taste.