Posts Categorized: Design

Design + Life + Products / Thursday, 15 Aug 2019

Our favorite pieces from Drew Barrymore’s new home collection

Just in case you needed another reason to love Drew Barrymore, she’s gone and given us another reason to kiss the ground she walks on. Drew recently launched her home goods line, Flower Home, and wow is it something. She’s serving up all kinds of colorful and whimsical pieces for your home, with everything from an abstract layered table to an adorable pet bed. As a whole, the line makes for a beautifully eclectic collection, as if someone traveled the world and picked out their favorite pieces from each country. Think Anthropologie or West Elm, but with a price point that’s about half that. It might be her best performance since Never Been Kissed.

Flower Home offers a fresh perspective on so many of the exciting trends we’ve seen float through 2019. Ms. Barrymore has, in our humble opinion, successfully taken one of our favorite tones of the year, blush, and pushed it into an entirely new realm. She offers up a little bit of this and a little bit of that to make her collection fit just about anyone’s needs, and make our homes feel like a wonderfully curated, one-of-a-kind space. AND, she even has a great collection for kids, because all you moms out there know how hard it is to find great children’s stuff that is cute and not a bad price.

Her line is available not only at Walmart, but also and Below are a few of our favorite items you can shop right now.

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Design + Projects / Thursday, 8 Aug 2019

14 Tips and trick to hang Spoonflower wallpaper

I won’t try and hide my mission in life right now–get as many people to hang up wallpaper in their homes as possible. There’s just no better way to add color and pattern and really customize a space to your own taste. It’s such a part of my current repertoire that I have it all over my rental apartment. In fact, when I presented the idea to my landlords, I made a slide show presentation complete with mood boards and a top ten list as to why wallpaper belongs in their investment. I won’t bore you with the list for now…(ha, you’re safe!), but here’s the deal: Wallpaper is now made to come off like buttah. It ain’t your 80s paper, which you can never get rid of. 

In my living  room (see here), I had a professional install it. He did an amazing job. And for my bedroom (see here), we decided to take a stab and do it ourselves. And when I say “we”, I mean I watched from the sidelines as my team impressively went to town. They did a fantastic job, so I decided that we needed to share our tips and tricks on how to hang wallpaper, and in this case, Spoonflower wallpaper, since that’s what we used here. 

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Design + Life / Wednesday, 7 Aug 2019

Before and After: Blush pink master bedroom

Speaking of neutrals and default colors (please read), my dear friend, Merrilee Liddiard of Mer Mag and doll shop, recently redid her bedroom and her transformation is stunning. I begged her to let me share it here on Lars. THIS is a wonderful example of neutral done right. She did an all over very blush pink and added in some rust orange, warm woods, and a dollop of black and white. Isn’t it lovely?! Today she’s taking you through the process of the makeover and sharing all the deets.

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Design + downloads / Thursday, 1 Aug 2019

August desktop calendar downloads

Did you catch my bedroom reveal last week? Monica is always so plugged in and used it as inspiration for this month’s calendar desktop. And now I want to frame it and put it in my room. Too meta? I found these two fiberglass yellow rose plaques at the Brooklyn Flea about 6 years ago. I knew I loved them but they hadn’t really found a home…until now. They’re perfectly happy. And now they have been memorialized. Thanks, Monica!

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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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