Posts Categorized: Design

Design + DIY + Interiors / Monday, 16 Sep 2019

DIY Rainbow Headboard

Rainbow season is back in session (let’s be honest, did it ever really go away?). If you know Lars, you know know we love rainbows. The colors, the shape, its joyous nature and the inevitable fact that it’s going to put a smile on your face when you see one pop up in the sky. In fact, we are so inspired by the rainbow that it became the theme of our crafting book, Craft The RainbowIf you haven’t already, check it out here!  Anyway, you get it, we love rainbows.  They make us smile and inspire us. They inspire us so much so that we decided our content editor and designer, Sammy, could really use a constant source of inspiration.  So we went ahead and painted a big old beautiful rainbow headboard in her room to make sure her creative juices will forever be flowing!

This painted rainbow headboard is easy-peasy and doesn’t break the bank like most of the headboards we tend to fall head over heels for. We’re positive this rainbow is going to bring sweet dreams and even sweeter ideas.

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Design / Tuesday, 10 Sep 2019

In the mood for: Anne of Green Gables

Based on your interest and definitely ours, we’re going to start sharing more interior design posts with you. Think mood boards, shop the looks, home tours, tips, round ups, renovation projects, the whole she-bang. Interior design is my background and you have responded really well to our renovations and before/after posts from One Room Challenge and my home posts so it only makes sense! We’re starting with a new column called In the Mood For, where we will be sharing some curated mood boards of famous characters and people that we love. There are few people we love more than Anne Shirely, aka: Anne with an E so thus, here’s how we envision her life.

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collaborations + Design + furniture + Interiors / Monday, 9 Sep 2019

Back-To-School: Designing Multifunctional Small Spaces before and after

Back-to-school has us thinking about the infamous “dorm room.”  Such a small space with generic and mismatched furniture. Decorating your first “space” is a coming-of-age ritual: looking for inspiration for bedding, wall art, plants, etc…  However, keeping a small space functional and cute can always be a little tricky. This got us thinking about Mary’s small space guest room (about 86 sq. ft.). We teamed up with DHP furniture once again (you can see previous posts here!) to create a multifunctional room that’s perfect for students and young professionals alike with the help of some of our favorite pieces.  With names like “Brittany” and “Jasper” (a happy coincidence!) we couldn’t help BUT snatch them up for our Back-to-School inspired room. Check out the before and after of Mary’s new space!
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Design + downloads / Thursday, 29 Aug 2019

September Desktop Calendar Download

We’re willing cooler temperatures and fall colors with these magnificent purple green beans. Let these little green beans from Monca Dorazewski spread some fall excitement on your desktop and phone wallpapers. Download below!

You can download them for your desktop calendar and phone!

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Design + Life + Shop / Monday, 19 Aug 2019

The new Lars Print Shop and flash sale!

We’ve been hustling behind the scenes on a special project and today we finally get to introduce you to our latest addition to The House That Lars Built shop, our Print Shop! Cue the confetti! In it you’ll find a collection of some of our favorite prints from our Book Club series featuring a host of awesome illustrators from around the world as well as some of our favorites from our long-time desktop calendar contributor, Monica Dorazewski.

While we’ve been offering our Book Club posters and bookmarks and desktop calendars as free downloads since we started both series 3 years ago, we’ve had a lot of people over the years request that we take it a step further and take out the hassle of the printing process altogether. We get it! Printing can get tricky! From actually getting it done, to finding a good printer, to putting it in a frame, then finally getting it up. How many of you have had good intentions but still blank walls?!

We heard you! And not only did we hear you, but we have given you the option to get it FRAMED and MATTED! Is your heart beating yet?  Read on →