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Lauren Corbyn Interiors Featured on Ava Living!

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on January 3, 2011

I got a great surprise in my inbox this first workweek of 2011.  Lauren Corbyn Interiors is featured on Ava Living this week!  This is my second feature on Ava Living, a site for both designers and clients.  Thanks Ava!


Here’s a screenshot of my featured project.  The theme on Ava this week is “rustic comfort.”  The living area I designed isn’t super rustic, but has enough texture to qualify.  The fireplace adds to the rustic look with it’s beam mantle and stacked stone facade.  The room was really inspired by Axel Vervoordt’s Belgian style.  We used a lot of linen and natural woods.  The woods can be seen in the rough coffee table (a definite rustic touch) and also the overhead beams.  The sleek dark floors help keep the rustic in check.  Overall, definitely cozy and rustic without being at all country.


Happy New Year to you!  Hopefully I won’t leave you hanging with so few blog posts.  That’s as close as I’m going to get to making any resolutions.  🙂  How about you?

January Ava Living Feature


Can We Talk About Me for a Second?

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on January 19, 2010

First off, I can’t believe I left you for almost two weeks with that crappy last post, and the ugly artwork above the copper tub.  Yeesh.  Sorry.  Here are some things I enjoy looking at in my own home.

Snuggling with Magnolia (technically this is no longer my home, but my parents').

Let’s talk about how much I love my job and why I’m good at it.  Let’s also keep in mind that I am highly medicated at the moment.  I got sick while on vacation and can’t seem to shake it.  I almost cannot hear out of my left ear–check that either ear.  No worries though.  I’m headed to the doc in the morning.  Thanks for your concern.

This is how I like to decorate for Christmas--don't judge my temporary "renters' beige" paint.

I am good at my job 1) because I like people.  2) Because I like stuff (sometimes more than I like people). 3) I obsess over the details so you don’t have to.  For example, I scour design blogs and magazines. I ask a thousand times if a curtain color is correct.  4) I like so many different styles of design it’s kind of ridiculous. 5) I respect that my projects are my clients’ homes, not mine, and they have to live in them–and love them.  6) I am hyper critical.  Now, if you ask my mother, this isn’t the best quality to have.  But in the midst of an interior design project, it’s perfection.  (Woah woah, I didn’t say I was perfection.  Just that my hypercritical nature is an asset to my clients.) 7)I have more photos of interiors saved in iPhoto than I do of friends and family, or myself.  Which is why I didn’t have a lot to choose from for these shots you’re seeing now.

A random selection from my personal collection. One is armless. Oops.

On the docket for 2010:  Take more photos of friends, family, and projects!