Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Favorite Room Feature: Pure Style Home

My loveliest of lovelies. Today we have a very special guest. Very, very special. Lauren from one of my favorite blogs, Pure Style Home is sharing one of her favorite designs she has implemented for a client. I love a finished product. Lemmetellyariiightnow. This project includes black trim, exposed brick and super clean lines. Like everything Lauren is and does, she nailed it. Naturally. Lauren has an earthy eclectic yet modern aesthetic and I cannot help but want to reside in each and every one of her spaces. You'll see what I mean!

I am Lauren Leiss from Pure Style Home I was so excited when Lindsay asked me to be a part of of her Favorite Room Feature & have to thank her for being so patient with me as I sloooowly put it together. (!!)

One of my favorite rooms is a living room I did in a client's home this past year:
It's a light-filled two-story great room with the most amazing (& MASSIVE!) Bradford pear tree growing outside behind it.  Honestly, it was beautiful before I even touched it.

My clients wanted the space to feel natural & light and airy with a modern vibe.  They love to entertain (and throw huge parties!) so there needed be enough floor space as well as seating.  One of the first things we did was paint:  The doors went black and the walls went a soft ivory.   We thought the black doors would really pull out the blacks throughout the rest of the room & frame the views outside.

One of my favorite elements in the room is the exposed brick wall...
{Dark brown & white pillow fabric & ottoman fabric by Raoul Textiles, and center paisley pillow is one of mine, "live paisley."} 

The bricks add patina & history and the mix of boho-esque fabric makes the room feel a bit more fun.
We flanked the existing sofa with two large iron & cement tables to hold loads of books & magazines.  (And to stash toys!! ;) ;)

Even though the room looks big, it's actually pretty small, so we had to make the most of the space with things like the Mies Van der Rohe daybed, upright wing chairs (way less deep than the typical upholstered chair) and a glass table:
The photographs on the wall were taken from the oversized German Magazine, The Manipulator.  I wanted them hung so that they intersected slightly with the wing chairs for a more layered, relaxed look.  I love how the little kitty is peeking out from between the two chairs. 

In the pic above you can spy a little corner of my clients' tiny living room workspace:
{It's the tiniest spot but gets the job done...  We kept the furniture light & airy so it wouldn't feel crowded.  I COVET the vintage BRNO chair we had covered in a hairy cowhide ;)}

And finally, here's the view of the living room from the loft bedroom above, which I really love. The wood floors transition to the deck floors just outside & you really get a feel for the space:
Thank you so much for checking out one of my favorite rooms & I hope you enjoyed!!
Lindsay-  Thank you so much for including me in your series & I'm honored!!


  1. Great feature! I love Lauren and her style. This room is just perfect. I love every single detail, seriously not one corner of the room do I not like- gorgeous!

  2. This is INSANE good!! Love it! you and your fab. guest posters! over to visit her now.

  3. Wow, wow, wow. What a great job. I love all the tiny details. That ottoman fabric is my new favorite.

  4. This is one of my all time favorite rooms also! Lauren has the magic touch for sure. Love her injection of earthy, eclectic, modern and cozy layering of fabrics.
    She's the best.
    Xo Nancy

  5. oohhh, yummy. I love that you provided so much seating!

  6. Stunning!! So airy yet so many fabulous pieces and it definitely is inviting. Love the black doors!

  7. What a beautiful space! That wall color works perfectly in the small, but lofty space! GENIUS, Lauren Leiss!! Do you happen to remember what color it is exactly?

  8. Wow. Just wow. That kicks my living room right outta the water!! Love everything.

  9. this is definitely one of my favorites too Lauren. You've done some amazing ones, but this is so far, your best in my opinion.:-)

  10. so many gorgeous details! she just has the best taste.

  11. Hi Lindsay,

    Beautiful blog! wow... Pure Style Home sent me your way! Your guys are all very very talented!

    I would love to follow your beautiful blog, though the subscribe email link does not seem to be working?

    Much thanks,

  12. Wow seriously love everything about this space! Headed to her blog now.

  13. this room is so lovely! she certainly accomplished her goal of keeping it light and airy.

  14. Gorgeous! I could analyze that space for hours, love her work!

  15. so fun to see that room again. I adore all the great "lauren" touches... that crazy floor lamp and the framed photos...just right!

  16. Wow! Gorgeous living room! The exposed brick adds so much charm and character to the light and airy space. Love her style. Thanks for the introduction!


  17. Sooo beautiful!! So much to love! Pinned the heck out of this ;)

  18. I don't think "wow" does it justice but it's the first thing I thought! I particularly love the proportions of the room and there are so many beautiful pieces that I want to steal for my own living room (floor lamp, sunburst mirror, fabulous armchairs). Yep, I think I could be very comfortable here!

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