Posts Categorized: Design

Design + downloads + Life / Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019

July Bookclub Artwork and giveaway!

Are you as enamored with Joyful by Ingrid Fettell Lee as I am?! I’m LOVING IT! Her explorations into the theme of what brings you joy has been one that I’ve been thinking about for awhile and it’s wonderful to see the why and how behind the ideas. Her  thoughts about color and the wonderful effects it can have on your well being, if done right, were exactly what I’ve been thinking about for awhile (remember my post about neutral colors? You’re in for even more fun discoveries. Just read it! I promise you!

I reached out to artist, Alli Stocco, of Of Things Real and Imagined, to add her artistic touch by creating a poster and bookmark inspired by Joyful. The quote she chose was one by Mae West as quoted in the book: “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful” when talking about the concept of abundance. You’ll learn more about her in an upcoming interview.

You can print off the poster and bookmark below! And learn how you can enter to win a copy of Craft the Rainbow and Joyful!

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Design + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 23 Jul 2019

Brittany’s Master Bedroom Makeover with Spoonflower

I am SO relieved to reveal our master bedroom FINALLY! I’ve been talking about doing something to it, well, ever since we moved in. But I have this thing where if I can’t do it right, then I don’t want to do it at all. Do you suffer from the same disease? Needless to say, when Spoonflower asked if I wanted to partner on their new bedding launch, I didn’t even bat an eye. Yes please! 

We partnered with them earlier this year on some new pillows for my living room and some custom fabric to make a lampshade (see here) so I was already familiar with their great quality and options. And, because I had already done a lot of research on artists and fabrics, I knew exactly where to look. Their marketplace can be overwhelming because of the sheer amount of designers and products, so I spent a good deal of time making collections for each room. That was the easy part. Narrowing down the favorites list was the tricky part. You know the feeling, right? You can take the design so many different directions so you don’t know where to start???

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Design + garden + Projects / Monday, 8 Jul 2019

DIY Colorful Summer Pots

Summer is in full swing here at The House Lars Built we’ve been working not only sprucing up the inside of our white house but the outside as well. Since we have such a lovely blank canvas to work with, you all know my feelings on neutrals vs default colors, we thought it would be nice to throw some color into the palette. Goal: work some color into our main entryway. Plan: use flowers, terra cotta pots, white paint and thoughtfully selected colors that help us work any colors our hearts might desire into our outside decor. Outcome: A lovely colorful entryway! These pots are easy, beautiful and a quick fix to spruce up any entryway not to mention inexpensive!

Painted garden pots

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Design + downloads / Monday, 1 Jul 2019

July desktop calendar

Nothing says patriotism more than red, white, and blu crayfish, no?! Let these little guys from illustrator, Monca Dorazewski spread some summer cheer on your desktop and phone wallpapers. Download below!

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Design + Life / Thursday, 27 Jun 2019

June Book Club artwork

Hi readers! How have you enjoyed Daily Rituals: Women at Work? We wish we could’ve featured more women—there just aren’t enough days in the month! It’s interesting and inspiring to see the way certain women were wholly devoted to their work, but could only be so without any family demands. Others could do both, but had to have certain limitations and not combine their two “jobs”. What did you think?? Check out our discussion questions below, book suggestions for further reading, and of course this month’s illustration by featured artist, Kendra Dandy of Bouffants and Broken Hearts, who will be interviewing tomorrow so stay tuned!

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