Posts in Client Spotlight
Client Spotlight: Q&A with Audrey Scheck
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Audrey is a native Texan living in Los Angeles with her husband Matt, their 2 year old son, Huxley, and their dog, Shadow. They're expecting a little girl in September, which everyone is really excited about! Audrey studied advertising at the University of Texas in Austin and worked in the ad industry for 10 years before leaving to spend more time at home earlier this year. She has always been passionate about home decor and has been selling vintage decor online for several years. Audrey is currently helping a few friends design their homes here in L.A., which she has found to be rewarding and fun!

I got the chance to chat with Audrey and wanted to feature her beautiful home for my Client Spotlight series.

Where do you live? Tell us about your city! 
I was born and raised in a very small farming town in south Texas before moving to Austin for college. Once I graduated, I was yearning for an even bigger city. I moved to Los Angeles 10 years ago, and I still really love it here. Looking back, I am so glad that I had the guts to pick up and move across the country on my own at age 23. I have developed a deep appreciation for everything that a big city has to offer, and although I loved growing-up in a small town, I am excited to raise my children in a sprawling city!

How would you describe your style & aesthetic?
My style is always changing which makes interiors so much fun for me! I love to discover a new artist or vendor that I can support by incorporating their work into my home. Three years ago, we purchased a Spanish style home that was built in 1925. Since then, my style has mostly been focused on honoring the heritage of the home. If I had to pick one style, my favorite would definitely be bohemian. I have incorporated bits of boho design into spaces throughout our house, and I am having a lot of fun doing the same with the nursery for our daughter!

How did you first discover Lauren’s art?
I discovered Lauren on Instagram, and I think I had an email out to her within the hour. I had been craving something different above our sofa in the living room, and I knew immediately that I wanted one of her tapestries to fill the space. 

How did you utilize them in your space?
The tapestry is the focal point of our living room. It hangs above our sofa and is the first thing you see when you walk into our home. I love that it's different and that it moves! It brings so much life to our space, and it is the most complimented piece in our home. 

What surprised you about your new art piece?
When I first commissioned Lauren to create the tapestry for us, we agreed on a 36" circle. We worked together o finalize the dye colors, and I was so excited to finally get it on our wall. As soon as I hung it, I sent Lauren a picture. She replied saying, "I love it... I just wish it was bigger!" I agreed, and she quickly sent me a 45" circle to replace it. The 45" tapestry is huge and fills the space in a way that makes the room feel even larger than it is. 

Any future home projects you have in mind?
I am currently finalizing a nursery for our daughter, which has been a really fun project for me. I grew-up with three brothers and thought for sure that our second child would be another boy. I knew exactly what I was going to do with his nursery, and I was thrown for a loop when the doctor called to tell us that it's a girl. For her nursery, I've stuck to one rule: I am only filling it with things that I love. There's no color pallet, no specific style... just things that bring me joy!

Make sure and follow Audrey and her adventures on her instagram @audreyscheck

Client Spotlight: Q&A with Carly Kuhn

Carly Kuhn aka The Cartorialist is an amazingly talented artist from Los Angeles who recently purchased the "Shades of Blue" Tapestry (size medium 72" across and hangs approximately 28" long). Carly and I met on Instagram a couple years ago and got together last summer while I was in LA for work. We hung out at her apartment and chatted all things art, Instagram business and life. When she redecorated her bedroom a few months ago, she called me about a tapestry and we both knew she needed the "Shades of Blue" piece hanging in her home. I hope to have one of her beautiful pieces hanging in my own home very soon! She is a gem and I truly enjoy her art and design aesthetic.   

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am an artist, born and raised New Yorker - and my past life I worked in television comedy! 

Where's home for you?
I live in an apartment in Larchmont, Los Angeles. The neighborhood is a little gem in Los Angeles that feels almost like a suburb on the east coast (which I love as I grew up in New York!)

How would you describe your style/aesthetic? 
My style is very airy, open, with lots of natural light and a neutral color palette. The space is a blend of Californian, with hints of mid-century modern and Scandinavian. 

What drew you to the "Shades of Blue" Tapestry?
I tend to have a lot of neutrals in my space- whites, beige, wood - but wanted to bring in color. The blues of the piece brought that color to my bedroom in an organic way. Also, blues are very calming to my eye and that felt very fitting for the bedroom!

How did you utilize it in your room?
The piece sits above my bed frame perfectly. The wooden base also matches the frame of my platform bed perfectly. Also, I live in California- and was always told not to have a framed picture above your bed in case of earthquakes! Lauren's piece allowed me to have something beautiful and functional - aka won't knock me out in my sleep if it falls in the middle of the night unexpectedly! :) 

Were you happy with how it turned out? 
BEYOND.

Carly, thank you so much for sharing with us! I'm so happy that you have included my art in your beautiful home!  xx, L

Follow Carly on Instagram: @thecartorialist

Client Spotlight: Lara Cerreta in Los Angeles

Lara Cerreta recently purchased the "Ascension" Canvas With Movement® tapestry and shared the photos with us! I love her styling and wanted to share a little bit about Lara and some photos of her beautiful family and home. 

Lara is is a mother of two boys, and has been an elementary school teacher for 15 years. She has been recently enjoying the process of transforming four of her own homes for pleasure and profit and loves the challenge that comes with renovating and designing serene spaces. She's currently working on a new Mid Century Modern home in the hills of Encino, CA. 

Lara's style is a mix of Mid Century clean lines layered with Scandinavian and 70's glam. It was the blues and gold coloring that first caught her eye with the "Ascension" tapestry and has it hanging in the dining room although she admits she's probably going to move it around because of how versatile it is! 

You can follow Lara on instagram: @lacerreta

Thank you, Lara for including my art in your home!

xx, Lauren

Client Spotlight: Cheyenne & Holden's Nursery Project
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I absolutely love to meet and hear about my client's and how they utilize my work in their homes. Cheyenne recently purchased the "Zen" tapestry (size small, 36" across, hangs 48" long) to compliment their nursery project and I thought it would be fun to have a little spotlight Q&A with her and her husband. They just welcomed their son Hendrix and invited a friend of mine, photographer Adrian Faubel for a newborn photoshoot.  Check it all out below!

Cheyenne, thanks so much for sharing with me and my readers! Tell us a little bit about yourself and your family! 

We've been together for five years, married just over two and just welcomed a baby boy into our lives. Each epic moment in our relationship was marked with a different destination — started dating in Austin, got engaged in Montauk, married in San Miguel de Allende, pregnant in either Tahoe or Santa Fe (who really knows?) Travel is a big part of who we are and what we want to foster in our family. Adventure makes you get outside yourself and learn something new. 

Where's home for you?

Dallas has always been home to Holden and became home to me in 2006. We live in the heart of the city off Henderson and Lower Greenville. We love the energy and walk-ability of our neighborhood, we also love the eclectic crowd that it attracts. We hope to always be in an urban city as we're anything but home bodies. 

How would you describe your aesthetic? 

Modern, but comfortable. We love minimalism, clean lines, bright whites with touches of mid-century modern and southwestern chic. Our home is full of neutral furniture so that the art and textiles can bring life into our space.

What drew you to choose the Zen tapestry design? 

I loved the versatility of it. It's clean with a bold visual that worked well with our black and white Moroccan nursery theme. Then once our son outgrows it we can hang it anywhere within our home and it would vibe with our style.

I love that! How did you utilize it in the nursery? 

 It's the focal point of our nursery hanging just above our crib.

Were you happy with how it turned out? 

Elated! It makes for the perfect statement piece. We wanted his room to be zen and less "nursery-like", so having this wall hanging helped give it some maturity. 

I'm so excited to hear that! Are there any other home projects in your future?

We have several! Next up is a big outdoor project, but then we want to focus on having a big open indoor space for entertaining large parties. We want people to feel relaxed when they come over - so lots of natural light, comfortable seating, greenery and thought-provoking art. 

What a gorgeous family and sweet nursery- Thank you so much to Cheyenne and Holden for sharing these beautiful images with us!

Check out even more adorable photos from this shoot by Adrian Faubel (www.adrianfaubelphoto.com) below: