Down-to-earth and free-spirited, decorator Lauren Liess embraces imperfection and the general mayhem of life with a laid back approach to design and living. Her style feels relaxed, natural and collected. Lauren recently launched a textile collection inspired by common weeds and wildflowers, and writes the popular design blog "Pure Style Home." She lives in Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C, with her husband, David, and their three boys.
Hand-painted porcelain tray with a whimsical monkey hanging
from a tall palm tree against a background of calligraphy. Exuberant colorful yellow, green and turquoise border decoration "frames" the central image. Marked John Derian New York Peint a la Main.
Arts & Crafts movement hand-hammered copper tray. Made
by the Dryad Handicrafts and Metal Work Company, set up in Leicester England by Harry Hardy Peach, in 1912. Impressed maker's mark on underside. Light wear, oxidation spots.
Handcrafted mixed metal tray by the renowned metalsmiths
of Los Castillo in brass and copper with inlaid silver figures. Modernist style depicting hunter and deer both front and back. Tray has been professionally polished. Signed: Hecho en Mexico, Los Castillo, ...