Meet My Muse

After the great response we got from our house feature in Cottages and Gardens magazine, I wanted to share some more of Lauren Muse’s work.  A lot of people have asked me how I found Muse Interiors, and I’m happy to share the answer.  It was this November, 2008, atHome magazine feature that first led me to Lauren.  At the time, Lauren was working with her former business partner and current close personal friend, Christina Murphy.  I flipped through this article and loved everything.  Some of the items, like the chandelier in the dining room, I already owned.  I can remember thinking to myself that was a very good sign.  Lucky for me, I was right!

Images via: MuseInteriors

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  1. Love these rooms. Stylish but very livable. Lately it seems to me that a lot of rooms being published are all about the decorating and nothing about comfort.
    But not muse interiors. They have it all!
    Lynn from Decor Arts Now

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  2. Lauren is indeed a very talented lady…what elegant rooms she does…i'm really loving the living room with the grey and gold coffee table!! thanks for sharing Susan! xx meenal

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  3. Her work is absolutely stunning!

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  4. Karena wrote:

    Sue, so glad you and Lauren found each other, your home is stunning!! That pedestal table, wow!! Everything is perfec and very much a home!!

    Come and enter my luscious Giveaway for Bath & Body!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  5. Heather wrote:

    Beautiful. i like the chocolate room, too.

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  6. Lili wrote:

    wow! gorgeous spaces!

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  7. Little Rus wrote:

    She makes interior design job seem effortless! I actually love every single room, which is not me at all as I am very hard to please. 🙂 She is so talented and has amazing taste! x

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  8. I can see why you were so drawn to her work….agree that it looks both beautiful but completely liveable which is key with a young family. I look forward to seeing more of her work!

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  9. Wow, she does amazing work. Her designs are beautiful!

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  10. A match made in Heaven!! XO, Kelly

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  11. Such beautiful and clean design. Is your chandelier Oly Studio? I have loved that chandelier for forever!

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  12. gorgeous designs…so relaxed and pretty…
    maureen

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  13. What pretty rooms, sophisticated without being too stiff.

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  14. Amazing!! Just like your house!

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  15. I Dream Of wrote:

    Wonderful that you found someone who matched your style so well. Love her work — just the right amount of color and polish, but not overdone. Looks like places where people really live!

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  16. Their work is so beautiful! It's no wonder that you were immediately drawn into it. The rooms all look so chic but comfy too. 🙂

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  17. So gorgeous. That asuka plastered dining room is beyond pretty.

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  18. Beautiful work and clearly you two were made to work together!

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  19. I can see why you were drawn to her work–all the spaces look beautiful yet liveable. There are interesting details in each one that just draw the eye.

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  20. No wonder you picked your "Muse." Simply elegant and beautiful!

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  21. Wow, beautiful! I can see why you were drawn to her work.. it's very timeless and has serious appeal! xo

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  22. Ashley wrote:

    Beautiful, relaxed, and timeless! Lovely, lovely!

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  23. Tabitha wrote:

    How lovely of you to highlight her,I so agree with that comment about investing in well made furniture and then updating by recovering, my husband was aghast at what I would pay for chairs when I was single, on my own and we were dating but now he's still sitting happy on them.

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  24. love, love every single photo!

    joan

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  25. As a designer myself, I can attest to the importance of a great client/designer relationship. When the designer really understands your personality and style, the results are timeless!

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  26. Beautiful! Love her work. Just had a blast going through her portfolio and seeing all of those lovely shots of your home.

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  27. Her work is drop dead gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it here.

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  28. I can certainly see what drew you in, sophisticated and elegant.

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  29. I love her eye and her interiors! Happy Monday! xx

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  30. Chic Coles wrote:

    Wow how exciting to have your beautiful home featured in Connecticut Cottage and Gardens.We are so excited for you.Lauren did amazing job.Every room is just perfect.One question is that an Amanda Talley.We are so in love with her work and it looks great in your fabulous living room.Great job.Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Her name is so perfect, ha! I love everything here and I can tell she appeals to so many people. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. Stephanie wrote:

    Lovely work! And between your great taste and her terrific eye, I can see why your home came out so wonderfully!

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  33. Stitchfork wrote:

    Can see why you love her work and chose her as your muse!
    xo Cathy

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  34. I love all of those spaces!! Especially the chocolate brown and orange…but I kind of have a soft spot for that combo since it's the same as my son's!

    It's no wonder you two created your gorgeous home!!!!!

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  35. Josie wrote:

    I love how she uses color — the bedroom with pops of orange is my favorite!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  36. Kathysue wrote:

    You were a very wise lady for hiring her, she does beautiful timeless decors. I love the touch of traditional with clean lines and fresh pops of color. Just beautiful, Kathysue

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  37. le sigh…the wallpaper in the first and last pics is saved in my "dream" file. SO gorgeous!

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  38. CDS wrote:

    Seriously gorgeous! Kudos! 🙂

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  39. The Buzz wrote:

    We remember this spread well and have loved Lauren's aesthetic ever since! She is indeed a muse…
    xxoo

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  40. She is oh-so fabulous! LOVE everything about her home…it makes me just want to plop down on the couch and read a book…it's that kind of comfy/welcoming/gorgeousness…(c;

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  41. Loved the post! Come visit us at Dovecote Decor to see our fabulous French Basketeer Giveaway!

    Best,
    Liz

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  42. i think i'm going to come visit, ok? maybe stay a weekend at your lovely home? haha, just kidding, but i do LOVE how fresh and bright your home is! thanks for you comments, i'm new to blogging, so all the support is very much appreciated!

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  43. Can't decide what I'm in love with more the brown and orange or the lovely blue bedroom! Ugh I love it all!

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  44. Sue,
    I see why she is your muse…super lovely work! She and I design with similar sensibilities…beauty and function are always paramount in creating the perfect space! I still look at my magazine to see your lovely home…can't wait to see it in person!

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  45. The two of you worked together beautifully to create the gorgeous style in your home. Her work is amazing, and your taste as always- is spot on! Thanks for sharing her work. 🙂

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  46. Her name is so fitting! Love how she creates a hip, updated, livable decor. Perfect for the Zhush family!!

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  47. Thanks for sharing this Sue. I can see the relationship clearly though the images and love the clean lines and timeless yet warm elegance.

    Big hugs

    xx Charlotta

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  48. Her work is stunning! And what she has done in your home is just fantastic. I had no idea she was once partnered with Christina Murphy! I love her work as well!!
    Nancy xo

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  49. Sue,
    It was the perfect pairing, her work is beautiful! A really fresh take on tradtional interiors.
    ~R

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  50. She really knows how to mix materials. Love it!!

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  51. such lovely interior spaces!! great post 🙂 xoxo jcd:: cornflake dreams

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  52. Roxy Te wrote:

    The living room picture stopped me dead in my tracks. LOVE!

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  53. Yahnay wrote:

    I gushed over these pictures. So lovely. I am heading over to her website now? I want to see more.

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  54. beautiful bedroom ideas!

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