Habitat (Hardcover)

The Field Guide to Decorating

By Lauren Liess

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419717857, 272pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2015

List Price: 35.00*
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About the Author

Lauren Liess is a decorator, textile designer, and founder of the popular design blog Pure Style Home. She lives in Northern Virginia.


Praise For Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating

“In her first book, famed DC-based interior designer and blogger of Pure Style Home brings readers back to the basics by breaking down room essentials (color, texture, lighting) and incorporating natural components into the home (cue backyard greenery). Stunningly simple, this field guide is a survival book for any budding decorator.”


 “In her new book Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating, designer Lauren Liess shares her favorite, not-always-conventional ideas for livening up any space with art.”


“Lauren Liess’s Habitat has tons of tips, advice and sources. . . . Simple vignettes throughout inspire me to simplify and add more vintage and antique items to my house. This will be one I reference for a long time!”


“Liess proves an ability to mix natural elements composed of stone and wood with decidedly modern and vintage items (some of which can be rather eccentric). Figuring into many of the interiors we see in the book are some of Liess’s textile patterns, the sources for which often originate with wildflowers and other foliage. Liess is as methodical in her design work as she is in the organization of the book.”


If you’re a nature lover, this book by interior designer and Pure Style Home blogger Lauren Liess may be a fall read to add to your list. Habitat looks at incorporating natural textures such as wood into your decorating scheme, along with florals, nature inspired textiles and vintage décor.”


“Liess’s design approach is family and pet friendly, with an earthy neutral palette and an eclectic touch. Design is always personal, but no matter your design style, Habitat is a comprehensive guide to her step-by-step design process and decision making.”


“Rich with thoughtful advice on how to create livable, comfortable rooms that bring the beauty of the outdoors inside.”