Here to help you live a more artful life, every day
Launched in 2008 as a blog by founder Brittany Watson Jepsen, The House That Lars Built has become an award-winning lifestyle brand and design company that includes various licensed product lines, sponsored content with brands, and daily editorial content with a focus on colorful design, decor, crafting, and joyful moments from everyday life.
Started a Blog!
Brittany started a blog for a house she designed in an interior design class. She created a fictitious family to live in the house and named the dad Lars as a nod to her real dad (well, his name is Bob. It’s a long story. Read more about it here). It took on a life of its own after that!
Brittany’s DIY wedding went bananas on a new platform called Pinterest because of these infamous paper flowers. She hasn’t stopped making paper flowers and has promised to go to the grave with crepe paper and scissors in her hands.
Attended the Royal Wedding
After realizing she wasn’t going to marry Prince William, Brittany designed souvenirs in honor of his wedding. She flew to London for the wedding and sold her products on Portobello Road. While sporting a huge paper flower on her head, she was featured on Vogue, CNN, Le Monde and on many news outlets around the world.
Moved back to the US
After living in Denmark, Brittany and Paul decided to move to Provo, Utah to grow The House That Lars Built and be closer to friends and family.
Moved into a studio
After working out of her home for two years, Brittany moved The House That Lars Built into a large studio space on a cow farm overlooking a horse pasture. It was as smelly as you would think it would be, but allowed Lars to flourish! Some of Lars’ best hits are from this time period.
Craft The Rainbow
After a successful hashtag called #CrafttheRainbow, Brittany published a book featuring craft projects in every shade of the rainbow with Abrams along with a guided journal called My Life in Color and series of notebooks.
New partnerships & adventures
This year was marked with several new ventures. We became a member of the Nest advisory board, launched our phone case collaboration with Casetify and hosted the #LarsCraftAlong to raise money for Nest.
Fiskars Scissors Launch
A dream come true for Brittany (a bonafide scissors lover), the Fiskars x Lars scissors were sold in Michael’s, Joann, our shop, all over!
Home renovation show
Brittany and Paul tracked the renovations of their gutted house on an episode of In With the Old on Magnolia Network. You can see more here.