Happy Monday!
Today my home and studio are featured on Design Sponge!
I am just bursting with excitement!

I decided to post some of the outtakes here. There were just so many great shots that didn't make it in their post, and I had to share them all. 
A huge thank you to the ladies of Design Sponge, and another huge thank you to my dear friend Kate,
 who is an amazing photographer, she shot and edited all of this for me! Thank you, Thank you!


There is a moment in the afternoon when my home is full of rainbows. I love it. 

Healing Stoned belonged to my mum and The Human Aura to my grandmother. It obviously runs in the family!

When I was little I always wore red clogs. They are sitting on two volumes of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time, and a Frank Loyd Wright autobiography, both were my grandfathers. He was an architect and sent the book to Wright to have him sign it. I treasure this book. 

My grandfather always smoked a pipe, this is one of them. Smelling it makes me feel near to him.

I can't get enough books!

My apartment was built in the 1920s and still has all of these amazing Deco details, old tile, beautiful door knobs, a lilac bathtub! One of my favorite things is this old ice box, that I now use as a pantry. 

The salt container was my great grandmothers. When I lived in Paris I would treat myself to lunch at Laduree {too often really}. I was lucky enough to get the cookbook from my Aunt. And I love Mariage Freres tea! I would also spend the afternoon in their tea house in the Marais much too frequently. My sweet friends got me their sugar dish for my birthday when I was living there. the sugar spoon is made by my mum. Studio mug from Heath, and the plate is a vintage Eva Zeisel

Fridge curation. 

This is my favorite photo of my mum. I think she is in her mid to late twenties, in her studio, with all of her African amber. She was so beautiful. Ceramic planters from Tortoise General Store.

I love my cozy bedroom. The etching on the left is a Goya, a bullfight, my mum and grandmother got it on a trip to Spain in the early 70s. Under it hangs a large strand of African amber that was my mum's, this necklace is really important to me, it's one of my most treasured belongings. The mirror hanging on the right has been in my family for generations. (you can see a close up of the table in the design sponge post)

In my bedroom I have a whole wall full of my mum's jewelry! I love having a selection of it out. Some of these are necklaces she collected during her travels around the world, but most of them are ones she made. I love being able to look at them every day. 

I adore this little I love you dish, it was my grandmother Audrey's. The turquoise hair clip was my mum's, and the Victorian hair pic was my grandmothers, my mum's mum. 

When I first went to Florence years ago I feel in love with Santa Maria Novella, I love the smells and the packaging and that for generations they have been made by monks in an old apothecary. Amazing. The two bowls, and the star plate above are from one of my favorite stores in Paris, every time I visit I pick a piece to add to my collection. The little flower sculpture I found while in a small village in the south of France. An older gentleman had a tiny shop of his pottery in a cave! It was so amazing. I scooped up a few very special pieces (see another one in the design sponge post)


I am super lucky that my studio has a huge window that lets in amazing light. 
Ring painting is from my thesis show. 

Paper sculpture, and glass and mirror leaning against the wall. I have had that leaning for months now... sometimes this happens in the studio where a piece just kind of makes itself. I'm still thinking on it!

Malachite studies.

Thanks for hanging out at home with me!

L & Ava

see more photos here


  1. Congratulations Lauren! You have such a beautiful home and approach to life!

  2. Ahhh, congratulations!!! These photos are just Beyond...!!

  3. I love your home. It's so relaxed and surrounded by things that you cherish and everything seems to have a story behind it. I love that.

  4. CONGRATS!!!! such a wonderful post into your magical world. it always is filled with light and you carry that with you wherever you go. i am so happy for you!


  5. your home is truly beautiful. thanks for sharing your hoola story.

  6. Love your home and studio! So personal, so special.

  7. Yay so exciting! Your place is so unique and beautiful. Love the photos!


  8. gorgeous and so touching! I hope you don't mind if I pass it on. Your home is just so lovely and full of meaningful treasures.

  9. This is all so, so lovely! Congrats, Lauren!

    I'm dying over that tassel piece on your wall!
    xo Joanna

  10. Lauren, this is all so stunning in every way! Felicitations! xoxo

  11. these pictures are beautiful - projects you perfectly, aannnnd the design sponge coverage is amazing btw !!!

  12. You have a beautiful home...the light you receive in your home is amazing. Congratulations!

  13. What a beautiful home you have! Such a great sneak peek - thank you for sharing.

  14. You have a wonderful home and studio, Thank you for sharing!!

  15. So bright and calm and wonderful. Thank you for sharing the outtakes.

  16. Love it!! So light and beautiful!

  17. hooooozah, wow! your home is a dream space. studio too! thanks so much for sharing.

  18. So lovely ! thanks for sharing these pictures , so beautiful x

  19. So great! I love that you have so many wonderful books. I haven't seen them all, but I think I can say your place is officially my favorite sneak peak ever. And your malachite studies are fantastic! Nice going!!

  20. I am just....speechless. I came over via the awesome "Prettiness" quote you put up the other day and found these shots of your home. Just so incredibly beautiful, detailed, filled with love and light. And to top it off, you have a dog. :) Sold! I love seeing all of the beautiful details in your home and love hearing the stories behind them. So very lovely and special. Thanks for letting us visit!