Posts Categorized: Design

Design + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

One room Challenge Week 4: The details

We are four weeks into our One Room Challenge and the sprint to the finish line has begun.  With a tight timeline, sequencing and scheduling are significant factors, and this week we tackled four large components:

We’re going into a LOT of detail here and it’s all to help you know what to avoid and what to do in your own renovations. Let’s go!

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Design + Interiors + Life + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 17 Apr 2019

One Room Challenge Week 3: Demo and Installation

We’re three weeks in and things are starting to come together.  Literally! This week we share everything you ever wanted to know about 1) Kitchen demo and CliqStudios cabinet installation, 2) Bertazzoni range and oven selection and tips for a seamless installation 3) GE refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave selection. There’s a lot here so make sure you bookmark for your next reno!
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Design + Life + One Room Challenge / Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019

One Room Challenge Week 2: Furniture and Accessories

Ye haw! Things are swimming along with Mary’s 6 week kitchen renovation (gah!). As you may know, any renovation is challenging to complete in 6 weeks, but kitchens are particularly tricky as there are more elements than normal: electrical, HVAC, windows, appliances, you get the drift. And because Mary has bigger plans, this also included moving walls and windows. Ain’t no thang! 

Last week we showed you our vision for this round’s One Room Challenge and this week we’re talking about what exactly is going IN the space as far as decor and furniture goes. Let’s take a look! Read on →

City guides + Design + Life + Style + travel / Monday, 8 Apr 2019

Copenhagen city guide

I’ve been wanting to share my favorite Copenhagen tips for years now and I don’t know how it’s taken 9 years to do so. Wait, yes, I do! Consider it one of those “never a tourist in your own city” moments, meaning, I experienced it all, just never wrote it all down in one concise list. Well, thanks for your patience! I’ve received numerous emails over the years asking for my recommendations and I’ve given them out, but I always thought that I needed an extra “oomph” to get it out into the world. That extra oomph was our recent trip to Denmark visiting family and revisiting some of my favorite haunts. Guess what? They still hold up! And they’re amazing.

If you’re planning a trip to Denmark, here’s what you MUST do:

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Design + Projects / Thursday, 4 Apr 2019

Colorblock guest room makeover with Behr

This post is sponsored by Behr. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow Lars to create unique and inspired content for you.

We love partnering with our friends at Behr and this time we have a dramatic makeover to reveal. As you read in yesterday’s announcement, our business director, Mary, recently bought a blank canvas house ready for some Lars loving. We decided to go CRAZY with it with a color blocked pattern based on my recent trip to Mexico City (see post here).

For this assignment, we knew we wanted to tackle her tiny guest room. Mary always has guests coming into town so we wanted it to be a conversation starter. The room was pretty standard: beige and carpeted so we knew we needed to add some PIZZAZZ.

Before in all its beige glory: Read on →