Seeing your face on TV can be an exciting and surreal experience — but if you're an artist, seeing your work on TV might possibly be even more exciting. Apartment Therapy reader Lauren Williams is a textile designer and artist, and she recently had the honor of seeing her artwork featured on HGTV's most popular show, Fixer Upper.
Here's how it all happened: Back in August 2017, Lauren was doing a little networking. She contacted a set designer who was a friend of a friend, saying she'd love to meet and find a way to work together. "I'm always looking to meet designers, photographers, stylists, and editors as a way to expand my network of creatives. I sent an email to make the connection and to introduce myself and my art," says Lauren.
It paid off when, a couple weeks later, Lauren received a reply, asking if she had any pieces available for a project the designer was working on, which was described as a "fixer upper house." Turns out Lauren's new contact had just accepted a job as the lead staging coordinator for THE Fixer Upper, of HGTV fame, and her job was to help style the newly renovated houses before their big television reveals.
FREDA GIRL: LAUREN WILLIAMS
Lauren Williams is a self taught artist based in Austin, Texas by way of Los Angeles. Lauren creates large scale fiber art and calls her one of a kind pieces #CANVASWITHMOVEMENT – They are formed by around 400-600 hand dyed fiber strands. Lauren and her team launch monthly collections of art which sell out within minutes. We are so impressed by and inspired by this mother, wife, designer, and businesswoman.
Fixer upper: EPISODE 06
THE SAFE GAMBLE HOUSE
Lauren Williams is proud to be featured in the Parachute Hotel, a one-of-a-kind destination located in the heart of Venice Beach.
Made in Texas Gift Guide 2017
Enterprising Texans of all stripes are dreaming up and creating everything from better bicycles and baseball bats to stunning furniture and fashion. Texas Monthly scoured the state to round up 100 Made in Texas gifts (for everyone on your list) that represent the current heyday of Texas creativity.
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Lauren Williams of BOHO by LAUREN
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Spotlight on Lauren Williams Art
I recently bought a velvet thrown from Lauren Williams in the most lovely green colour (you can see it in my master bedroom) and I actually sent her an email afterwards congratulating her on the most amazing customer service. Her products are beautifully designed and she takes a lot of care to keep the customer happy, from emailing updates, to packaging, personal notes, it all helps you feel "cared for". And that's before we get to her extraordinary art, so popular it sells out within hours of each collection launching.