Posts Categorized: Design

Design + Interiors / Tuesday, 25 Jun 2019

Top 5 favorite interior designers right now

With the algorithms changing all the time on social media, I was starting to get really bummed out. You too? Instagram was showing me stuff that I wasn’t inspired by and it was filling my eyes with things I was disinterested in, which may seem benign or petty, but even digital real estate fills up your mind and bandwidth and it was taking up too much of it.

I resolved to only follow accounts that I find inspiring or want to support and unfollowing accounts that didn’t align. It’s been about a year of this adjustment and I’ve noticed that I’m much more inspired by what I consume. I’m constantly bookmarking inspiration and ideas for projects in fashion, interior design, and more, so much so that I now share this inspiration on a weekly column on stories (tune in here to see it!) and I’m finding it really exciting. I mean, the constant algorithm changes are still SO LAME, but at least my creative juices are flowing.

I don’t know if it’s just the backlash against a decade of white walls and minimal interiors, but all of a sudden I’m starting to see rooms full of textures, colors, and shapes and I AM LOVING IT! I haven’t been this inspired in a long time so I thought I’d share some of my favorite interior designers right now as interior design is one of my favorite sources of inspiration. Read on →

Design / Friday, 21 Jun 2019

Help us select Mary’s new kitchen furniture!

Mary’s having a party and we need your help! You might remember the makeover we did on her kitchen a few weeks ago with the One Room Challenge.  Since then, it’s been begging to be shown off and what better way to celebrate then a food celebration with friends? But…we need your help!  Read on →

collaborations + Design + Life / Monday, 17 Jun 2019

Lars for Mixbook

We’ve been hinting at something special lately over on Instagram and the day has FINALLY arrived to announce The House That Lars Built x Mixbook collection!  Yay! As a mother in the digital age AND as a designer, I love sharing photos online but I also believe in a good old fashioned hard copy, because it’s always way more fun to flip something in person–it feels more real and long lasting. Mixbook offers some really wonderful book options in numerous themes, so we were thrilled to partner up to give it a special Lars touch.

We created 3 different themes for all the special moments in your life: a complete wedding suite with a guest book, travel, and a Year in Review inspired nature, color, and handmade elements! Learn about each one below!

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Design + DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019

DIY plate and cup lighting fixture

A couple of months ago, our very talented photographer Jane was flipping through the pages of Architectural Digest looking for a creative spark, and came across a classic Louis Paulsen pendant. You know the one. The setting was lovely, the colors on point, when all of a sudden she noticed that she thought they could be made out of tableware. Yes, tableware, as in all things plates, bowls, and cups. She came to me and said, “do you think we could make something like this with paper plates and bowls?” All it took was one look for me to respond with a resounding, “YES!” and we got to brainstorming a DIY plate and cup lighting fixture.We originally thought we would use paper plates, but then realized that they didn’t offer us the interesting shapes we were hoping for. We decided to take a chance, using melamine and plastic plates for our crafting, and scored BIG time! The variation of shapes is endless, not to mention inexpensive. Each one of our lamps were made for under $20. With the help of a drill, spray paint, and a glue gun, the fixtures came to life, and we’re not going to lie…we are absolutely in love with the outcome! Read on →

Design + Life / Tuesday, 4 Jun 2019

Neutral vs. default colors

The making of this article comes from years of observation, but it’s only recently that I’ve been able to assign words to it. I hinted at my discovery a couple of weeks ago on Stories and promised to share my findings with you and I’m sure you’ve been on the edges of you seats waiting for the big reveal…

Here’s the problem: Read on →