About Lauren

I like things simple, relaxed and natural...

Like most of us, I’m busy at work all day every day 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 four kids and a dog, I do what I can to make my own place as great 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.

My husband David- who, by the way, has a crooked smile- and I run our interior design firm and textiles company out of a studio in Great Falls, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C. With projects ranging up and down the East Coast and out to Los Angeles, I love creating a strong sense of place with architectural character in homes.  I’ve been writing my blog, Pure Style Home, since 2008, and it’s been pivotal in my self-discovery as a designer developing an aesthetic and in helping me find my voice. My first book, Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating (Abrams) has been a dream of mine for years and was released this Fall.