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Tour continued…

Living room:












Playroom :



Downstairs bath:




Basement nook (the only part that is finished):



And now, a shorter and sweeter look upstairs…


Shabby chic guest room:



Rustic/coastal guest room and bath:




Nursery and Jack and Jill bath:






Master bedroom and a glimpse at the master bath:







Our home is a collection of old and new. Things treasured and things to be treasured, but the most important part of it for me are the people I share it with.

Thanks for stopping by!

Finally… A Home Tour

Well, it has been a really long time since I have had a minute to sit down and blog. While I am incredibly grateful to have a job that I am so passionate about, running a design business and keeping up an 18 month old is quite exhasuting.

We have been in our home for almost a year now, and I think I am finally ready to give a tour of what Jeff and I have done in the home. Our bathroom is not quite finished, and I plan to do something unique with the fireplace to add some height to the large expanse of wall in the family room, but other than that…we have come a loooong way!

I love our neighborhood, but there are several homes in it with the same floor plan as ours. I wanted to find ways to make my home unique and to reflect OUR style. I asked Sharp not to do any lighting, no bathroom mirrors that look like giant slabs of glass please, and the built ins would be done after we moved in. My hand husband installed all cabinet hardware after we moved in, and I painted all of the bathroom vanities to get rid of the builder grade oak. We changed bathroom fixtures as well. I tried to do a unique paint scheme…white or oyster bar walls with gray trim. Some stripes here and there, and a couple of spots for some European wallpaper that I had ben eyeing for a year! Custom curtains and pillows helped too. We used all we could from our old home, and added some new pieces as well. I desperately tried to find a good deal on fabrics and accessories for the home. I shopped antique stores for art, lighting, and architectural elements. Homegoods has been my second home. I am excited to share our labor of love, and I hope you enjoy it. As always, thank you for reading!:)

Here are some photos of the home just after closed…

























Here are the afters. We will start downstairs…






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My office (including the shelves that my husband graciously built for me)







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I will continue the tour in a second post to follow…

Lately in Photos….

Life has been incredibly busy, but that is a good thing! Sweet baby girl is growing so fast, and I have several big projects that I am working on. While I feel the sting of midnight bed time in my eyes, it is a little less painful when I know that I am truly in love with my work. It is no small feat having Emma Rose home with me and designing, but I would not have it any other way. I get to spend my days doing what I love, with the best design assistant around…She may be 10 months, but she has great taste:) I have a few big projects that are coming to an end. The big pieces are in, and I am waiting to get all of the styling done as our pieces come in. With that said…here are some recent photos. Please excuse the quality as the I phone is just a bit easier to lug around than our big old camera!

Loving this living room. Classy, cozy, soft….ahhhhh. A real treat for a mom of three boys who works very hard taking care of her adorable family! Twiggy floral arrangements will flank the fireplace and a botanical print gallery wall with beautiful sconces to come!

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Notice the church pugh in the room. This is from a church that was in the owner’s family in south Ga. I love using pieces with meaning.

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I laid this rug down in a space for a young bachelor who has excellent taste!

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I am so excited to have a client who loves creams, blues, linen, and french design. I am in love, and it is with two benches for their dining area that is not yet complete. What a treat to design for this great couple with fabulous taste:) A lot more photos to come from this project!

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Somehow, Jeff and I have found time to work on our house as well. We are not done yet, but it is coming together slowly but surely. It is finally starting to feel like home. Here is a little peek into what is shaping up around here.

The kitchen is one of the few spaces that I can surely say is done. Good thing, because a lot of time spent in this space! I am really enjoyg the patterns, textures, and layers in this space.

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I have to admit that I love a good plate on the wall. I picked up the floral plates from an antiques shop in the area. They are from England. I had the white plates just tucked away in a cabinet.

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This wall separates the dining room from the kitchen. I think I will add some tone on tone flocked wall paper to give it a little pop since we have white walls.

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There is a small powder room in the back that is surely becoming one of my favorite spaces. I did a shower curtain with a cornice to the ceiling to give some height to a small room. The architectural prints are my absolute favorite, and I also love the mirror in the space. As always, the lighting in here completes the look. Nothing changes a space like a new light fixture.

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One of the things that Jeff and I really liked about this floor plan, was the open staircase to the basement. The builder finishes out a small portion that you can see from the stairwell. I wanted to make this space a nook for guests to sleep and relax in when we had a lot of company. I have wanted a day bed for years now, and I got this one from the LAG booth at Queen Of Hearts! I LOVE it! The prints above it belonged to my Nana and Papa, who have bothed passed away. I remember them hanging on their living room wall as I was growing up, and it is very special to me to have a piece of them in our home.
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Emma Rose’s play room:

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We have several things we still need to do in our room, but we did get a bed. It is my dream bed. We will have this FOREVER!

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My office is coming along, but we are still missing the most important piece…a desk! I should get it in the next few weeks, and Jeff has promised to build some shelves. Everything in time.

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I have always wanted a “grown up” dining room. I can remember loving the dining room as a child at our home in Texas. It had pink damask wallpaper (sounds scary, but it really was beautiful), silk drapes, and an ornately carved fireplace. I am so thrilled to have a dining room to decorate. This is another space that is done, except for a table centerpiece full of fresh flowers!

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The dupioni silk I used has great slub, which is such a weird word to describe silk, but it just means that it is full of texture. I used it on the panels and pillows. I had some linen slipcovers made for the chairs for a pop of color, and I trimmed the host and hostess chair to let them stand out. I also trimmed the curtains with the same thing.

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The chandelier is over 100 years old. The bead work is so intricate. It is my favorite piece of lighting in the house.

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They foyer is close to being done as well. I would love to find an old archtitectural piece to hang just above the door frame, but I have not found the right thing yet.

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I found this authentic olive jar at Queen of Hearts as well. It brings so much character and texture to this space.
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As always, thank you so much for stopping by to read the blog! Please contact me for any design needs you may have! Lauren Harris Interiors, 404-274-1223, Have a great rest of the week!


Rachel Ashwell Inspired

Rachel Ashwell is one of my favorite designers. She is considered a “shabby chic” expert, but what I love about her is that she is mostly chic, and a bit shabby. She never clutters her spaces, and each piece of furniture and accessory must be fabulous and unique, or it is not coming in that room! She does not use a lot of pattern, and her walls are white, more often than not. She is a master at bringing in rich fabrics, texture, and color to every space she designs. Every piece must be imperfectly perfect; chippy paint, layers of linens, chandeliers dripping in crystals, but never too shiny, luxurious silk, luscious velvet….and do not forget the fabulous, faded rugs she loves to place under or at the end of the bed; often the only piece in the room that has a pattern.

Here are a couple examples of her work…

1) This is her bedroom at her beach house. It is elegant, yet airy. I just want to jump into that bed!

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2) This is Jessica Simpson’s bedroom that Rachel designed for her. I love the rug, and the rich velvet bench and panels. The textures in this room are to die for!

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She was my inspiration for a lot of design elements in the new house, and I wanted to have one room that was my own take on Rachel ( on my own non Rachel budget). The bedroom is carpet, so bringing pattern in on a rug was not an option. I decided for a pop of pattern on the throw pillows instead. The bed is layered in white linens, and the curtain panels are dupioni silk, thus bringing in the rich color and texture. The walls are white, so that the pieces in the room (linens, art, and silk panels) can be the focal points. I still need some lamps for the nighstands, and I am refinishing a highboy dresser for the other corner of the room. All of the pieces in the room have been collected over time. The portrait of the woman in the blue dress was my 8th grade graduation present (yes, I even loved “vintage design” back then). I love when a room can come together with pieces that were bought over a period of years from many different places. I hope you enjoy my take on Rachel. Please excuse my amateur photography. I am still trying to figure out this camera, and how to tone down that yellow glare the artificial light gives to the room. The walls are white…not yellow:)








I am finishing up some big projects for clients that I cannot wait to share. Pictures to come…have a great week!


Looking Back and Ahead

As 2013 comes to an end, I realize I have so very much to be thankful for. Our sweet baby girl was born this year, which has been the most amazing blessing in my life. I never knew I could love so much. With that said, I decided to start a new interior design business about a month after she was born….which all moms would agree is a certifiably insane idea! While it has been busy, stressful, and exhausting, it is also a dream come true to be doing something that I truly enjoy and still getting to spend most of my days with my Emma Rose. I am so blessed to have a family that helps me take care of Emma Rose, and to have a baby who is nothing short of a trooper on all of our fabric store and design center excursions.

I am very grateful to all of my clients that gave me the opportunity to help them design their home, and make their dream spaces a reality. It is so wonderful to know that I am creating spaces that families will play in, relax in, grow in, and love in for years to come.

As 2014 approaches, I leave you with a look back at some of the 2013 design projects by Lauren Harris Interiors through Instagram.
Please contact Lauren Harris Interiors for a design dilemma free 2014! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

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Design Help from Afar

Technology has made communication easier in so many ways. Now-a-days it can be used for designers to help clients design their homes from afar! That is exactly what I have done for a friend from college that wanted some design help, but lives in Florida.

First, she sent me photos of the areas of her home that she wanted help with, as well as the other areas of her home so that I had a good understanding of her design aesthetic. I spent a good hour inspecting each photo so that we could work with what she had, and add some new pieces to tie it all together. We worked it out so that I sent her the mood boards for each room, as well as links to the products, where to find it all, and where to place it all. Once all of the info was there, she was in charge of purchasing the pieces. We also did a pair of custom curtains a custom pillow that I will mail to her to complete the look! It took a lot of team work and communication, but it has been a very fun project, and she is doing a fabulous job of putting it all together!

Here is an example of a mood board that I sent her for a play area off of the family room for their adorable son! Please click on the underlined word to view:


We also moved some accessories around the house for a cleaner feel:


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More pictures to follow when we are all done!

Contact me with any design needs you may have, near or far!

Photos of the Latest Project

I just finished a project that I have been working on for the passed few months, and I am so thrilled that my clients now have a cozy room to relax in! The fireplace was my inspiration for this room. I wanted to pull out the gray and gold tones. I love the wall color and beautiful patterns that we incorporated into the space. I also love that we were able to use Marti’s grandmother’s spindle back chair as a little corner accent. It just gives a little nostalgia to the mostly “new” space. We still have a few things to do…waiting for our rug to come in, we are going to get some natural woven window shades and some wrapped canvas family photos will adorn the wall around the televsion, but red walls and dark furniture are out, and the light, airy feel is in!

It has been such a pleasure to work with this family, and they have three of the most adorable boys! I am wondering if they have been allowed to sit on the couches yet:) We are now working on the formal living space, and I cannot wait to see how it turns out! Here are some photos of the family room and breakfast nook…











I am working on another formal living space near the neighborhood we will be moving to in one week! I can hardly wait for this project completion, as I love this home and the color scheme. These custom pillows are just a little sneak peek into the project…

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Thanks for stopping by!

A Night in France

Dreaming of staying in a French Country cottage full of soft hues, beautiful lighting, and romance? Me too!!!…but I cannot keep this furniture:)

These are beautiful pieces…1920s era, solid walnut, in amazing shape.

Dresser with matching mirror for 550.00, and matching nightstand for 150.00






What would a romantic bedroom be without a chandelier? This one is brand new…not even out of the box. Bought it and cannot use it. For sale for less than retail at 325.00.

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…and I still have this great chair. Comfy, stylish, and shabby chic…250.00

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More…a lot more….furniture for sale!!

I have a lot more pieces for sale. Let me know if you’re interested!

1) Just refinished this beautiful 1920s era bedroom set. It is so unique and has so much character. Solid walnut and in great condition. Very heavy!

Dresser and mirror combo priced at 550.00. Nighstand is 150.00.






I bought this French inspired chandelier for the new house, and then realized I needed a bigger size. Perfect for the dining room or master bedroom. Selling it for 325.00

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I also have the vintage cane back chair that I recovered still available. The cane is in amazing shape. Beautiful tufting and the fabric give this chair a vintage, cozy feel that is hard to resist! Priced at 265.00



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I have this console table that is perfect for any entryway or behind a sofa. Priced at 155.00
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This shelf is handmade with old barn shutters. It has a lot of character and is full of shabby cottage flair. Would be great in a child’s playroom or bedroom, or as shelving in a bathroom for extra towels, etc. Priced at 275.00






I love this vintage Anthropologie Bohemian inspired green buffet, I just do not have the right spot for it in the house. It is so unique and a great color! Lots of storage! Priced at 325.00

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I also still have the corner cabinet, desk and coffee table previously posted.

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Please email or FB message me if interested! Thanks!

Big move=Big Furniture Sale

We finally got a closing date on the new house (Nov 25th), and packing around here has ensued! I will surely miss this home. It is the first home that Jeff and I lived in together, and where Emma Rose came home to. Almost every piece in the home is something I labored over, and I put so much thought into decorating every little space. With that said, the time has come to move on. I am taking most things from the house with me, but there are some pieces that need to go. All of the pieces have been in the home for under three years and are in great condition. With the holidays coming, you may need a little something to spruce up the place for family dinners and holiday parties. I am pricing everything very affordably! Please let me know if you are interested, as I would like to move the pieces out sooner than later. I am making a trip to JAcksonville in the next week, if anyone there would like anything. Either shoot me an email at, or message me on FB! I am also painting a beautiful dresser, nightstand, and chair that I will post after the weekend. I hope my treasures can find a new, cozy home! Happy shopping!:)

1) This pair of chairs for 325.00 for the pair.Great for some extra seating for holiday guests. Comfy and perfect condition:

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This corner TV cabinet is perfect for your holiday guests so they can watch tv in their room. This was one of the very first pieces I finished, and it is hard to give away, but we do not have a need for it. Super cottagey and lots of space for storage. Selling for 250.00

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I am selling this gorgeous hutch. I love this piece, but not the right fit for the new house. It is in great condition, and a fabulous addition to any dining room to display your China for the holidays or year round! Selling for 395.00


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Need a spot for homework or paying bills. I am selling this desk…nice storage space and full of vintage character with new hardware. Selling for 155.00

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This coffee table for 35.00. Has a couple little marks, but still in great condition.

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Message me if interested! Stay tuned for some unique vintage pieces coming this weekend…a dresser, nightstand. and 2 chairs soon to be given new life!