Posts Categorized: Life

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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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 6 Aug 2019

August Book Club: Fashion Climbing

Happy August! We love an occasional book about fashion, so this month’s book is a good one, and easy summer read too. When the Irish Catholic family of young Bill Cunningham realized he was enamored with fashion, they were horrified. But Bill thrived on fancy clothing, designing hats, and making people and things beautiful! Fashion Climbing: A Memoir in Photographs is Cunningham’s posthumous memoir, detailing his interests as a boy, and big breaks as a young man. Eventually, his career led him to years of covering fashion for several publications as well as photographing for the New York Times.

Relax in your hammock and join us on @larsbookclub as we discuss Fashion Climbing!

Artist Feature + Artist Interview + Life / Friday, 2 Aug 2019

Artist interview: Alli Stocco

Alli Stocco is the artist behind our Book Club poster of the month for Joyful. I fell in love with her work when I got my hands on her beautiful zine, Of Things Real and Imagined, a bi-annual publication devoted to the art of print design.  Over her career, she has worked as a designer for Whole Foods Market and Martha Stewart, and she holds an M.F.A. in textile design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).  A native of Minnesota, she currently resides with her husband in Beaverton, Oregon. fell in love with her beautiful color usage and handmade touch. I can’t wait for you to get to know her more!

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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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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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