Lauren Thomann is a freelance writer and business owner who is currently renovating a 1916 bungalow. As a vintage enthusiast, she approaches her DIY projects with practicality and preservation in mind.
Lauren's penchant for antiques shaped her career buying and selling antique jewelry. In 2014, Lauren joined Dotdash as an expert writer, focused on fine jewelry topics.
Along with loving old things with a story, Lauren has a knack for crafting. She makes jewelry using reclaimed pieces and enjoys painting and other creative endeavors.
Currently, she is renovating a 1916 bungalow and is tackling many home-related DIY projects. Lauren 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.
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.