Posts Categorized: Design

Design + garden + gardening + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My garden reveal

As you know, I may not be an official green thumb–I’m more of a “green gambler” in that I plant a bunch of stuff and hope that something sticks. It’s a risk, but every year I take it and somehow I have a number of plants that have survived my plant collecting addiction. Every year that is, except for last year, when I had a 3 month old. I just didn’t have it in me. But this year….this year folks, we’re going BIG! We went crazy this weekend in creating a container garden in our little patio.

Jasper has relatively early mornings so I thought it would be fun to head out into the garden before work each morning and do some watering (aka: run around in the sprinklers) and get it back into full gear. This spring I’m teaming up with Fiskars to showcase their range of garden tools in my attempt at perhaps one day becoming a successful green thumb. I can’t wait to show you–here we go! Read on →

Design + Interiors + Life + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 8 May 2019

One Room Challenge: Week 6 final reveal

We made it, you guys! The final week of One Room Challenge! Are you still with us? Well, if there’s ever a time to tune back in it’s NOW! Sit back and enjoy an absurd amount of “before and afters”–it’s going be good!

If you’re just joining in, we focused our attention on this 6 week challenge with 20 other bloggers and a handful of generous vendors on Mary, our business director here at Lars, and the new house she bought a few months ago. It was in nice condition, just lacked…finesse and style. And I do believe that we BROUGHT IT!

What do you think?! 

Read more about the vendors we worked with, what lessons Mary learned along the way, and the three things she’d recommend for an equally dramatic kitchen transformation.

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Design + Life / Thursday, 2 May 2019

How to Mix Patterns

How to Mix Patterns with Lenox Global TapestrySomething about spring makes everything bright, doesn’t it?  The rising temperatures don’t just change the weather but also my need for bright color and pattern! And I’m talking multiple patterns, GIVE ME ALL OF THEM.  We’ve outlined some great tips for mixing patterns to keep in mind when you also want ALL the patterns.

Let’s go! Read on →

Design + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 1 May 2019

One Room Challenge week 5 — How to work with contractors

It’s WEEK 5, and even in its unfinished state, the room doesn’t look a thing like it did when we began!  The new windows are transformative (see WEEK 4).  And the new cabinets have somehow made the kitchen bigger (see WEEK 1 and WEEK 3).  With the final coat of paint checked off the list, we are ready to install the counter and backsplash, the kitchen sink and faucet, and all the hardware.   Read on →

Design + downloads + Life / Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

May desktop calendar download

May desktop 2019 calendar

We’re still hard core in the “April Flowers…” mode and really hoping that this new desktop calendar from Monica does the trick. May flowers, where are you?! This desktop calendar for May is really hitting the spot! Learn how to download it below! May desktop 2019 calendar

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