Posts Categorized: Design

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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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 →