Like many others, I first became aware of Lauren Liess and her laid-back and accessible approach to design through her blog, Pure Style Home. I’ve enjoyed watching, over the years, as she has honed her relaxed aesthetic into homes for herself and others that are infused with natural elements and truly livable. Lots of people do “pretty” rooms and I certainly love a “pretty” room, but there is an aspect to Lauren’s work that invites the homeowner (or reader) in to grab a soft throw, put their feet up and get comfortable.
And, now that you’re comfortable…you’ll want to savor flipping through her “field guide to decorating”, Habitat!Divided into 3 main parts: Fundamental Elements of Design, Intangible Elements of Design and a Room-by-Room Guide, this is a book that will appeal to the those just starting out and those who are looking for new ideas. Filled with inspirational photos, as well as resources and checklists, it truly is a Field Guide. But, I must say, the section that appealed the most to me was Part 2: The Intangible Elements of Design or Je Ne Sais Quoi. Topics such as authenticity, juxtaposition, comfort, luxury and charm are all discussed in a way that demystifies and encourages. Whether you just love design and are always looking for the latest approach or if you are desiring a more livable, comfortable home for yourself, this is a book that will satisfy.
Definitely one to add to your library!
The Buzz Blog says
We love Lauren’s style and can’t wait to see what she does at Maison de Luxe next month. She’s one of the many talented designers tapped to do the show house at Greystone this year. Have a wonderful weekend!
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Patricia (pve) says
Love Lauren and have really admired watching her grow, her family and her business. I have Habitat and have enjoyed reading her words. Her voice and her designs are such a reflection of her. I love that.
The Enchanted Home says
Great style…laid back but elegant and inviting. Hope you are enjoying this fabulous fall weekend!