Book Love: Habitat by Lauren Liess

I am a long time Lauren Liess fan. 

I have followed her blog and watched as she adds more little babies to her brood, expands her business, and moves multiple times.  She has a distinct style very unlike mine but, I am drawn to her use of organic textures, textiles and the calming sensibility of the spaces she creates.  Her new book released today does not disappoint.  It is a visual treat filled with the meat to really offer some great tips to design novices and experts alike.  

Go ahead add Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating to your expanding design library too. 


Lauren Liess, an interior designer and founder of the popular blog Pure Style Home, fuses her love of design and the great outdoors into all her work. In Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, her first book, Lauren invites readers to bring nature inside by mixing the textures of natural elements such as wood and stone with eclectic groupings of modern and quirky vintage pieces. Readers will be inspired by the unique style of these rooms, which include lovely framed botanical prints and Liess’s own textile patterns inspired by wildflowers and weeds.

The book is divided into three sections:

Part I focuses on the fundamental elements of design, with each chapter devoted to a particular element, such as color, lighting, and furniture;

Part II addresses the intangibles of designing a space, such as aesthetics and creating a mood;

and Part III tackles unique room-specific challenges in every part of the house.

Here are a few peeks at her stunning portfolio:


Liess Home

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The woman has it going on…love her textiles too.  

400 - Moth Wing in Antique Beige

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When does she have time to write a book, design, raise the kiddos and design a line?  I admire her spunk!

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  • October 13, 2015

    I love her style too. Some people have said she has become less accessible since she started her blog, but I continually love her style and will buy the book! Thanks for posting.

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