I had a totally different post planned (and half-written!) but when I was cruising twitter last night I dropped everything when I clicked over to this post. I'd been following designer Lauren Liess's room makeover for a design showhouse in Washington DC and she just posted the final after pictures. I am not kidding you that my jaw hit. the. floor. Lauren, can I come intern this summer? Carry your swatches, polish your paintbrushes? Just to let a little of this magic rub off... Ladies and (a few) gentlemen, I give you the before (brace yourselves):
Can you believe she turned it into this?????:
Ridiculous. In the best possible way.
Some of my favorite details: The most amazing, comfy looking window seat I ever did see, llama sconces (oh yes), the mad hatter chairs have floral print backs (the chairs are from Lauren's own line), the fabric of the drapes, the mix of textiles, and the art.
Photos by Lauren Liess and Helen Norman for Pure Style.