Monday, December 14, 2015

Brunching with my favorites

Some of my very favorite people in this design business are Lauren Liess and Eddie Ross, both of whom I had the honor of spending a good part of the day with when Eddie came to town last week for a book signing of his fabulous book Modern Mix.  In the lovely setting of Lauren's Great Falls, VA studio, we lunched, networked and visited with local design friends, sipping champagne and talking for hours.

The food was impeccable and the company even better. I loved perusing her studio and touching her textiles up close and personal. The studio blew me away, so let me share it with you.

Eddie Ross is such a breath of fresh air.  His energy and magnetism are infectious.  His book is filled with so many great ideas.  This, along with Lauren's book Habitat, are serious guides for professionals and novices alike.

Thank you Lauren and Dave for hosting this wonderful event and for being so genuine and generous. It was a wonderfully inspiring day.  

Happy Holidays to all!


  1. Wow! So fun! Lauren's studio looks just amazing. Thanks for sharing!

  2. You lucky duck!!! I love her textiles! I bet that was such a fun day.

  3. Nancy, what a great experience! I have not met Lauren yet; however had a day with Eddie and Jaithan here in Kansas City a few years back! You will cherish this forever!

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  4. Thanks for bringing us along. I have followed Lauren since she started her blog...I think with only 2 children at that time;) Nancy, in my very humble opinion your work equals the best out there. You are generous of spirit and heart towards others, be they be mere enthusiasts or professionals. I am in awe of your artwork and vision! Keep track of those sketches you make for your clients.... ICAD be damned;)! xob

    1. Brenda, I am floored by your compliments and I truly am grateful for your support and for inspiring me to keep on doing what we do here at PBI-I want to hug you! Wishing you the best holiday ever. Xo Nancy

  5. Two of my favs! Lauren's studio looks amazing - beautifully curated. Speaking of beautiful, I can't get enough of the homes and projects in Habitat! I keep referring to them. Merry Christmas, Nancy and Bethany. Stay fabulous, my friends. xoxo, L

  6. Love them both and pored over each and every page of their books...gorgeous! Wishing you and your family the merriest Christmas!! xoxo

  7. What fun this looks like Nancy! I am coveting both books!! I am afraid if I don't get them for Christmas I will just have to buy them!!


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