Posts Categorized: Design

Design + Life / Friday, 9 Jun 2017

Lars’ Favorite Journals

Lars' Favorite journals

Lars’ Favorite Journals and Notebooks

Are you a diligent journal writer? I was diligent up until I started this blog and it kind of took over any analog motivations. These days I’m mostly surrounded by a sea of sticky notes. It’s always handy to have a notebook on hand to jot down lists and little notes, and it’s even easier when you’ve got a cute journal to fill. So here are Lar’s favorite journals to fill with all your hopes, dreams, grocery lists, and doodles! Read on →

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Book Club + Design + Interiors + Projects / Thursday, 8 Jun 2017

DIY floral staircase from Old Home Love

I’m pleased as punch to present two special guests to Lars today. Andy and Candis Meredith, from HGTV’s Old Home Love, recently released their first book of the same title, Old Home Love, and it’s gorgeous! If you’ve seen their show or know anything about them, you know that they love old homes and this book is an ode to it. It’s part love story, DIY, and inspiration. It’s also a special book for so many other reasons (go and find out!) and one of them is because it all took place here in Utah, was photographed by Chaunte Vaughn, who also photographed our upcoming book, and styled by my good friend Meta Coleman, assisted by my own sister, Caitlin Watson Boyes. And a couple of my own pieces of furniture and plants even make a special appearance 🙂 Candis and Andy are here today to share a tutorial NOT featured in the book but I know everyone is wondering about: How did you make that floral staircase featured on the cover?! Aren’t you curious?! Let’s find out! 

Hi Friends! I am so excited to share this project with you. I have been a fan of things with big scale for a long time and I am so happy that we got to showcase these beautiful stairs for our new book. This project has such a huge impact for little effort and I think it adds a PUNCH of happiness and color to our understated white space. What’s great about this idea is that you can use almost any image that you love! Landscapes, old photographs, random patterns, portraits! The sky’s the limit. And don’t be overwhelmed by the idea of doing this–it really is SO easy and took less than an hour!

Old Home Love book

Here we go!

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Book Club + Design + Life / Thursday, 1 Jun 2017

June Book Club: In The Company of Women

June Book Club

Happy June, readers! We’re always excited to introduce a new book! Last month we celebrated women who work in the home (and what hard, all-consuming work it is!). But as you’ve most likely noticed, more and more women are running businesses and pursuing creative careers than ever before. This month, we’ll be inspired by over 100 innovative, visionary women who have embraced their entrepreneurial abilities! In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney (founder of Design*Sponge) is a compilation of exclusive interviews and inspiring messages from women business owners all over the world. These women have followed their dreams and creative pursuits, often at great costs. We hope their advice and learning experiences inspire you to dream, overcome challenges, and achieve your goals! Follow along throughout the month on our Instagram account, @larsbookclub . And if you’re reading this month’s book, feel free to snap a pic and tag us with #larsbookclub too!  We love to see who’s reading and what you have to say! We’ll have some artwork, discussion questions, and reading suggestions up later in the month. Stay tuned!

Photo by Anna Killian for The House That Lars Built  |   Lars Book Club is led by Julie Richardson

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Design + Life / Thursday, 18 May 2017

Chatbooks for the Men in your Life

Father's Day Chatbooks by The House That Lars Built Father’s Day is just around the corner and I’m solving all your worries about getting the perfect gift. It happens to be inexpensive, simple, and timeless. Lars designed a line of Chatbooks for the men in your life! Preserve all your memories with your dad, your husband, your brother, etc. in a small custom photo book with a classic cover. This is a gift that every man will appreciate no matter their interests or personality. I decided to make one for my Dad and Becca made one for her new husband! In this digital age, I think Chatbooks is such a genius way to turn digital photos into a book that can be shared and loved. Chatbooks makes it super easy to upload pictures from your social media accounts or computer, so head on over to begin creating your custom photo book!  Read on →

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Design + DIY + Home + House + Interiors / Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Lars’ Favorite wallpapers and a sneak peek of the book!

Best wallpapers

One of our top posts of all-time is our Guide to Where to Buy Wallpapers and I’m so glad because it’s a post I spent a long time creating. It’s meant to be helpful for when you’re selecting your own–personally, I cannot wait for that day! It can be rather hard to come across the good stuff. Wallpaper is one of my favorite design elements for a home and something I dream about nearly every day so when I was making preparations for our book, I focused a lot on selecting the right ones for the feeling we were going for. I thought it would be helpful once again to see where we sourced the wallpapers we chose for the book, so consider this both a #sneakpeek and a #helpfulguide.

Continue to see the full list of our top wallpaper resources! Read on →

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