CHILDREN'S BOOKS AND ART
Need instant art to liven up a room? Designer Lauren Liess of Herndon’s Lauren Liess Interiors suggests digging out some colorful children’s books, as she did here for her son’s room. She ripped out illustrated pages from The Saggy Baggy Elephant and put them in inexpensive frames bought at Michaels, making for a striking art installation. She also likes picking interesting plants or flowers and scanning them—the color copies can make easy, free botanical prints.
This article first appeared in the August 2010 issue of The Washingtonian.