Lauren Thomann

lauren thomann freelance writer

Lauren Thomann is a freelance writer, business owner, and DIYer that is currently renovating a 1916 bungalow. As a vintage enthusiast, she approaches all her crafting and renovating projects with practicality and preservation in mind.


  • Has published 150+ articles

  • Contributing writer for Dotdash since 2014

  • Launched Ageless Heirlooms in 2006 and Heirlooms at Home in 2018

  • 13+ years experience in the antique jewelry business

  • 3+ years creating home and lifestyle content


Lauren's penchant for antiques was the driving force behind building a career buying and selling antique jewelry. In the process, she started a blog to document her business and to stretch her writing muscles. In 2014, Lauren joined the Dotdash team to write about fine jewelry.

Along with loving old things with a story, Lauren has a knack for crafting and DIY projects. She made and sold jewelry using reclaimed pieces for several years and has enjoyed painting and other creative endeavors.

Currently, she is in the process of renovating a 1916 bungalow and has taken on many home-related projects that she's excited to document. In keeping with this theme, she launched Heirlooms at Home as an extension of Ageless Heirlooms in 2018. 

Lauren has been contributing home and DIY content to The Spruce since its launch in 2017.


Lauren earned a dual bachelor's degree in English and linguistics from the University at Buffalo in 2007.

Lauren is also self-taught and taught through many apprentice-like relationships. Similarly, she completed several diamond and gemstone courses at the Gemological Institute of America in NYC.

To Lauren, learning is a never-ending process. She further develops her skills through various workshops, online courses, and reading. She enjoys a challenge and finding new ways to express herself through the written word.

Expertise: Antiques, DIY, Home renovation
Education: University at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

Read more from Lauren Thomann