Posts Categorized: Design

Design + Life + Party + Projects / Monday, 3 Apr 2017

Lars for Chatbooks

Graduation covers by The House That Lars Built for Chatbooks

I’m thrilled to announce our partnership with Chatbooks on some limited edition special occasion covers! Chatbooks makes photojournaling/scrapbooking a cinch by adding your Instagram photos (or any photos you’d like!) and printing them in a perfectly-sized book. And they’re so cheap! You now you have the option to add on a custom cover and we’ve created a range of them for all sorts of occasions starting with our special graduation book that come in years 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017! We’re covering all our bases!

Find out how to get 10% off your entire order below!  Read on →

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Design + Life / Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

How to find your dream home

How to find your dream home This year, Paul and I made a goal to buy a house. This comes with much sadness because we LOVE being renters. Ha! The idea of being responsible for so many things sounds terribly stressful and time consuming. At this moment in my life with my work, family, and church responsibilities, I’m really enjoying not being in charge of something, anything! That said, the idea of having a place where I can go to town decorating in whatever way I want really floats my boat. Imagine all the floral wallpapers I’d get to put up! The thought is almost too much to bear.

Realtor.com asked if I wanted to partner to talk about their site and app and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. I’m already on their site all the time so there was no stretch in trying to figure out if it was a good partnership. Authentic? You got it! I already dig their site and use it nearly every day so I can tell you some things I love about it and what I’ve been doing in my search. As you might know, the home buying market is competitive and overwhelming, especially around here where housing prices have gone up a ton recently. It’s a seller’s market for sure. I’ll take all the help/advice I can get and this app is a great place to start.

If you’re also thinking about buying a home here are a few suggestions I have when you’re starting out. Read on →

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Book Club + Design + Life + printable / Monday, 27 Mar 2017

Living Danishly: Book Club Questions and Printable

Living Danishly: Book Club Questions and Printable

Every month, in addition to our featured book, we feature an illustrator who creates an original print with a quote from the book and a bookmark, free to download. I was excited for this month’s book, about an English couple’s move to Denmark, because I would get to choose a Danish illustrator.  Sabine Brandt, of Sister Brandt, was one of the first Danish graphic artists I ever came across and I was so thrilled when she said yes! 

Have you enjoyed The Year of Living Danishly? Would you ever make a big transition like this couple and live somewhere new for a year? (Sounds wonderful to me, actually…) Here are a couple of questions and some further reading suggestions for you. Feel free to continue to read along with us, and share your thoughts! Comment on our daily Instagram posts @larsbookclub, which continually highlight a section or quote from the book, along with sharing a lovely picture of Denmark (there are too many to share, really)!

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Design + DIY + Life + Wedding / Thursday, 23 Mar 2017

Make a wedding inspiration board

Wedding Inspiration Board

Rebecca here with a wedding update (see part one here) ! We’re nearing the big day and luckily I feel cool as a cucumber! The major decisions have been made and I’m enjoying the process of seeing all the details and components come together. There is still plenty to be done, but I feel like I have a handle on things. How is that possible?! I’m just as floored as you are! I am fully aware of the stress and anxiety that many brides-to-be often feel while engaged. Trust me, I’m no stranger to these feelings. I was anticipating being overwhelmed, even expecting it. Worrywart is my middle name.  However, I’ve realized that taking a few initiatives in the very beginning of the wedding planning process have made a BIG difference. My number 1 suggestion? Make a wedding inspiration board! This is extremely helpful for a number of reasons…

Continue reading for all the tips!

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Design + Life + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017

Paper plant tablescape

Paper plant tablescape

Tropical plants have been quite the rage in party and home decor. I’ve seen them sprinkled in balloon arches and as patterns on cushions for sofas. Then when these gorgeous tropical foliage melamine plates came out from Terrain I knew I had to try out the trend. They were too beautiful to pass up. Plus, I’ve been wanting to do a monthly tabletop series; a tabletop of the month if you will because I love all things tabletop so I thought this Paper Plant Tablescape would be a great place to start. And the great news is that we are offering all the shapes as free patterns to download!
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