Lauren Nelson's Design Favorites

She designs with West Coast bohemian flair.

lauren nelson portrait
John Carney
She creates rooms that are welcoming, confident, sophisticated — with just the right dash of West Coast bohemian flair.
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lauren nelson portrait
John Carney
Meet Lauren Nelson

Lives In: San Francisco
Trained With: Erinn Valencich
Opened: Lauren Nelson Design in 2008
Website:

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bengal bazaar pillow
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Budget Decorating Tip

"Throw pillows make a big difference and don't have to cost a fortune. I search Etsy for the names of fabrics I like, then go to the vendors' sites to source pillows made from those fabrics. This one is in Kelly Wearstler's Bengal Bazaar."

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oly george side table
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Favorite Side Table

"Oly's George—the rough finish on the metal legs is great against the smooth, glossy top."

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ochre coco mirror
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Mirror of Choice

Ochre's Coco.

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cisco brothers rowan bed
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Favorite Bed

"Cisco Brothers' Rowan. Wingback headboards feel so comforting, like you're getting a hug while you sleep."

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vaughan designs hardwick lamp
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Lamp of the Moment

"Vaughan Designs' Hardwick. I'm having a love affair with brass, and it's so sculptural."

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kneedler fauchere grass cloth
Lara Robby/Studio D
Go-To Wallcovering

One of Kneedler-Fauchère's grass cloths.

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vintage n.o. møller chairs
Aaron Leitz
Vintage N.O. Møller Chairs

For a San Francisco dining room, "everything came together around the vintage N.O. Møller chairs," Nelson says. She designed the mahogany table to accompany them and chose the rug for the way its organic pattern echoed the chairs' curved backs. The wave artwork adds another playful shape to the mix.

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