Category Archives: Lila HOME by Lauren Nicole Designs

How to: Give the Perfect Hostess Gift

July 9, 2015
How-to-Give-the-Perfect-Hostess-Gift

With summertime comes lots of get togethers with friends and family. One question we receive a lot from customers in our store, Lauren Nicole Home, is: “What’s the best hostess gift to give?” or “I have no idea what she likes, what should I give them?” We’ve got it covered for you, don’t worry! See […]

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Accessorizing Your Built-in Shelves

June 3, 2015

One of my Mom’s favorite activities: ACCESSORIZING. She has been dubbed the Official Accessory Queen. Recently, we went to a client’s house to help accessorize her built-in shelves and mantle. As always: it was a lot of fun. AND we came out of it with a few tips to share with y’all! Before: Now, you […]

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How To: Give the Perfect Teacher Gift

May 28, 2015

It’s close to that time of year: the kids are getting out for summer break. That means: teacher gifts! Teachers are so amazing and influential on their students and giving a small token of appreciation is the least we can do. We’ve compiled our favorite teacher gifts for this year. My personal favorite? #3… 1) Caldrea Lotions […]

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A Piano Room Transformation: Before and After

May 13, 2015
A Piano Room Transformation

I love a good transformation, don’t you? I think we all do! Here’s the back story… My client worked out of this space with her team, consisting of her brother and two daughters. Like most things, it worked for a little while. But then she realized she missed using this room to entertaining her guests […]

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Our NEW Logo

April 24, 2015

Ta-da! We’ve been keeping it under wraps but we are in the process of a complete re-branding of our logos and website! Here’s what we’ve been up to: We’re changing our name. Lauren Nicole Designs is our interior design business and LILA Home is our retail store. We noticed that over the past year, it’s […]

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and a Giveaway

April 23, 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! That means: it’s time to start thinking of a gift to honor your mom (aka spoil her). Our store, Lauren Nicole Home, has a plethora of gift ideas and here are our favorites. Also: keep reading until the end of this post because there’s a sweet giveaway! Lauren […]

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Around Our Store: Vintage Inspired Finds

April 16, 2015

How are y’all doing today?  We are doing well and gearing up for Spring High Point Furniture Market this weekend.  Be expecting lots of fun updates on our Instagram and Facebook.  Make sure you are following us! Let’s chat about the latest and greatest at Lauren Nicole Home this week.  We love any and everything […]

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Around Our Store: Spring Entertaining Essentials

April 9, 2015

Our favorite time to entertain in our homes: SPRING! We just love all of the bright colors and cute patterns. It inspires us to have people over and set a beautiful table-scape. What about you? Thankfully, Lauren Nicole Home has a ton of spring entertaining essentials and we’ve taken a few photos of our favorites. […]

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Around LND Home: April 2

April 2, 2015

If you didn’t get a chance to read last week’s post about LILA Home, you missed out! We included an exciting announcement: we’re changing the name from LILA Home Designs to LND Home (Lauren Nicole Designs Home). Be expecting lots more exciting updates and news in the coming weeks! In the meantime, let me show […]

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Fashion Friday: Ombré

March 27, 2015

Ombré has no limits, y’all! Trust me on this one. Are you more into the drama or in the understated? Ombré can be BOTH. If you want something a bit more “show-stopping,” you can have a painted ombré wall in your home. Or you can add ombré to your home decor with lampshades, pillows, bedding, stools, rugs. […]

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Exciting News AND Around LILA: March 26

March 26, 2015

Happy Thursday, y’all! You’ve almost made it to the weekend. We thought it would be fun to start a weekly series called: Around LILA. Each week, we will give you a peek into what’s new and happening at LILA. With the spring season here, we’ve got some FUN merchandise. Check it out below! We love […]

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3 Quick Tips for Pet Friendly Designs

March 8, 2015

My family is the animal saving, animal loving, animal crazy kind. We’re happy to have two cats, Olivia and Elsa, and now three dogs, Zoe, Lucy and Clover. Given our new addition to my family and the Lila Home/Lauren Nicole Designs studio, Clover the 10 week old miniature Australian Shepherd, I’m now thinking again of […]

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Rugs That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet

February 26, 2015

The interior design business is all about forming meaningful relationships with clients, fellow designers, and vendors. I’m happy to say that my design circle grew a little larger yesterday after a meeting with the fabulous team of Couture Knots, who specialize in hand-knotted luxury rugs. Lila Home Designs and I were introduced to the owner of […]

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Perk Up Your Space with Pillows

February 17, 2015

There is not doubt that this freezing weather is keeping everyone indoors. If you have a space that needs some excitement and overall re-vamp, pillows are the solution! Pillows are a super quick and easy way to bring in that needed pop of bright color, pattern and texture in order to completely transform the look […]

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Decorator’s Dictionary, L – N

February 5, 2015

L Lauren Nicole Designs – In our opinion, the BEST interior designer with a sophisticated style, and just a touch of southern flair, helping you love your home since 2006. Lacquer – A hard, protective varnish that is applied as a topcoat to furniture. Visit Lila Home Designs to purchase these Amy Howard lacquer paints! Ladder-Back – […]

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Our New Series, Design 101

January 29, 2015

That’s a wrap! I am so excited to announce that filming for our new series on The Design Network is complete. Design 101 is a fun and upbeat show which gives an inside look into tricks of the interior design trade! Wondering how to properly accessorize a bed that matches the work of a designer? Looking […]

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The Decorator’s Dictionary F – H

January 27, 2015

F Faux Iron – Imitates the look of wrought iron but made from durable wood composite material. Is suitable for both indoor and outdoor and lends itself to custom intricate designs. Finial – A decorative finish hardware of any material, used to cap drapery rods, newel posts, furnishings; used as a crowning ornament for furniture/ architecture […]

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2015, The Year to Love Your Home

January 3, 2015

Happy 2015! A new year brings a fresh start and opportunities for enhancement. Lila Home and I have decided that 2015 is the year to love your home! Over the next twelve months we will be bringing you new design tips and ways to rediscover your home’s greatness. Our first dedication to this year’s mantra is brought […]

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Accessorizing with Artwork

December 18, 2014

So they say bigger is always better, right? My design opinion is 100 percent dependent upon the space you’re decorating. This week’s challenge was accessorizing a family’s living room with a lot of blank wall space and extremely tall ceilings and mantel. We obviously needed a large, tall piece of art to fill the white […]

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Family Playroom Redesignd

December 16, 2014

I’m so excited to share today’s blog because it’s all about the latest weekend project at my home! As my girls get older we’ve changed their bedroom decor to a “big girl” space and have now transformed our bonus room into the perfect big girl playroom where they can grow and enjoy it for many years […]

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Inside My Home for the Holidays

December 1, 2014

Welcome, December! It really is the most wonderful time of year. Christmas officially began in our home as soon as the Thanksgiving dishes were cleaned and put away. After decorating a few of our client’s homes for the holidays, I couldn’t wait to decorate our home for Christmas! Here is an inside look at what […]

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Introducing Our Show, Family Redesigned

November 21, 2014

Are you a fan of any major home and garden network television shows? How would you like to customize what you watch and have access to shows whenever you want, with the click of a button? We are thrilled to announce that we are officially part of The Design Network family as Family Redesigned! For […]

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A Holly Jolly Home

November 19, 2014

If you’re familiar with my previous blogs and facebook posts, it’s quite apparent that Lauren Nicole Designs and Lila Home are in full-out Christmas mode! Balsam and cedar scent candles, ornaments, and Christmas wreaths have taken over our retail store for weeks now. This week, team LND is traveling to Greensboro, NC to help prepare a […]

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Cost Friendly Holiday Home Decor

November 14, 2014

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving is soon upon us and in the blink of an eye, Christmas will be too! Many families will be putting up their Christmas trees after their Thanksgiving meals and decorating the rest of their homes to welcome this beautiful season. Watch my video, here, to learn some tips and tricks […]

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A Very Special Makeover

September 4, 2014

I have very exciting news to share!  I was recently contacted by the CBS TV show, The Doctors, to makeover a very special little girl’s nursery. The Hall family is a local Charlotte family who has been through a lot. 2 years ago their daughter, Amy, was born and since  a few days later, she […]

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Drop Zone Makeover

September 1, 2014

Just in time for school to start, our drop zone got an easy peasy new look! Here is the before~ And the after~ Everything about this area stayed the same functionally but I used Amy Howard’s One Step Paint in color Bauhaus Buff to give it a brighter and happier look. It took 1.5 days […]

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How to Accessorize a Wall of Shelves

August 27, 2014

This before and after is by far one of my favorites. My client used this conservatory area of her home as her office, where her and her team (made up of her family members) worked on a daily basis. The space is light and bright and very rectangular, so it was the perfect place to […]

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Create an Oasis in Your Bathroom TV spot!

August 24, 2014

I recently did a post, How to Create an Oasis in Your Bathroom, and I am thrilled to share with you how that topic looks through the eyes of a morning talk show! I was recently asked to appear on The Joy Sutton Show as the interior design expert to share with her awesome viewers […]

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Pretty Picture Frames!

June 9, 2014

This Sunday I spent some awesome quality time with my girlies! And the fact that it was raining and I had more than one hour at home was the perfect reason to cross off some items on my to do list. The two frames below have sat on a chest in our back hall for […]

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Tea Towel CONTEST!!

February 17, 2014

Calling all creative minds out there! It’s CONTEST TIME – and this one is going to be FUN! Many of you are familiar with our great Flour Sack Tea Towels with the great sayings on them (examples below). Well it’s your turn to DESIGN the next best tea towel. Submit the saying or quote you would like […]

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New Furniture Arriving at Lila HOME Today!

February 5, 2014

We really do count our blessings each and every day as we are lucky enough to experience the feeling of Christmas morning many times a month and all throughout the year. And today is one of those days! Look what has come through the doors at Lila HOME! We are excited to announce our Custom Select […]

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Show Your Home the Love

February 2, 2014

February is here! I’m not quite sure how that has happened but I am going to make the most of this LOVEly month! February brings Valentine’s Day, an exciting holiday that celebrates the love we have for one another. Whether you are enjoying this day with your significant other, children, pets, friends or family, demonstrating […]

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Lauren Nicole Designs and MORE!

February 1, 2014

Have y’all seen all of the great things that are happening at Lauren Nicole Designs? We are offering so many different services to help with all elements of the design world. And hopefully one of these categories will fit your needs! My clients are keeping me very busy working to make their houses into their […]

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Busy Bee Designer!

January 18, 2014

2014 has gotten off to a busy start for the Lauren Nicole Designs team! Here is what we have been up to lately! Studying exciting new spaces~ Working on new design boards~ Freezing just a tad~ Launching Finley and Belle by Lauren Nicole Designs on Project Nursery Lila HOME is stepping into spring one FABULOUS […]

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Holiday Ladies Night Out in Charlotte, NC!

November 18, 2013

There is no place like Lila HOME for the Holidays! Stop by our Ladies Night Out event in Charlotte, NC! Join us as we celebrate our Grand Opening in the Toringdon Shopping Center and prepare for a fabulous holiday season with chic home decor, amazing fashion accessories and unique gifts for everyone on your shopping […]

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Family Room Bookshelf Makeover

November 16, 2013

I am so excited to share this before and after transformation with you! Often times the accessories, or jewelry of the room, can be the most difficult to do. It takes precision, matching up scale, texture and color as well as placing things so they do not actually look like they were planned but they […]

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Lila HOME by Lauren Nicole Designs is coming to Charlotte!

September 29, 2013

That’s right y’all! You read that title correctly! Lila HOME by Lauren Nicole Designs will be opening it’s doors in Charlotte, NC in very early November. (stay tuned for the exact date as construction is still underway!) After a very thorough site search we are proud to announce our new address in the Toringdon Circle […]

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