The living room curtains are made from a textile of Lauren Liess’s own design
Designer Lauren Liess invites us into her family’s Virginia home, where nature and simplicity rule.
An antique hall tree adds a timeworn touch to the newly renovated foyer
While browsing the real estate section of her local newspaper in July 2012, designer Lauren Liess happened upon a house that she knew, at once, would be perfect for her growing family.
In the kitchen, Lauren mixed metals—brass, iron, chrome, galvanized steel, and stainless steel—to achieve a “collected and casual look.
The designer displays a grouping of her favorite oil paintings, scored at flea markets and garage sales, above the kitchen sink.
In the breakfast room, an oversize harvest table combines style and function for this growing family.
The hutch is stocked with serving pieces Lauren has collected over the years.
“My favorite part of the renovation was picking out the different architectural pieces,” says Lauren, who enlisted a local ironworker to help her design the stair railing
The loft serves as a library, Lauren’s evening work area, and a media room
A vintage dresser stands in for a bathroom vanity.
“My husband found the brass bed on the side of the road a few years ago,” says Lauren. “It’s probably my favorite thing in the house.”