Lauren Thomann

Lauren Thomann

Lauren Thomann is a home projects and DIY expert and business owner. She is currently in the process of renovating a 1916 bungalow. As a vintage enthusiast, she approaches her DIY projects with practicality and preservation in mind.


  • 13+ years experience in the antique jewelry business
  • Launched Ageless Heirlooms in 2006 and Heirlooms at Home in 2018
  • 3+ years writing on home and lifestyle topics related to home DIY, antiques, and renovations


Lauren's penchant for antiques shaped her career buying and selling antique jewelry. In 2014, Lauren joined The Spruce and The Spruce Pets 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. She has been contributing home and DIY content to The Spruce and The Spruce Pets 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 Pets

The Spruce Pets, a Dotdash Meredith brand, is a new kind of pets website offering practical, real-life tips and training advice to help you care for your pet. The Spruce Pets reaches 10 million people each month. Learn more about us, our editorial process, and our commitment to ensuring we are providing you with the most trustworthy veterinarian advice.

More from Lauren Thomann