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Down to Earth: Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living (Hardcover)
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“In her new book, Down to Earth: Laid-back Interiors for Modern Living, designer Lauren Liess shares how she imbues any space with warmth and energy.” ―Martha Stewart Living
Let Lauren Liess, star of HGTV’s Best House on the Block, walk you through her decorating process step-by-step.
Lauren takes you beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. She wants to help you create a home where humble materials and found objects are celebrated, a home in which both style and soul might endure throughout the years.
With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Chapters here include Point of View; Timelessness; Something Old, Something New; Nature; and Simplicity. Lauren believes that creating a home means creating the lifestyle you want—relaxed, unplugged, natural, and full of beauty. Here she shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes:
- A new farmhouse
- A classic American historical home
- A lakeside contemporary house
- A modern villa
- A turn-of-the-century American foursquare
- A cedar and glass house on a bluff
About the Author
Lauren Liess is a decorator, textile and furniture designer, and founder of the popular design blog Pure Style Home. She and her husband now star in the new HGTV show, Best House on the Block, which features the design, renovation, and decorating of clients’ homes. Liess lives in Virginia.
“In her new book, Down to Earth: Laid Back Interiors for Modern Living, designer Lauren Liess shares how she imbues any space with warmth and energy. She walks us through an arts-and-crafts charmer in Washington, D.C., that she renovated into an action-packed family home”
— Martha Stewart Living