Posts Categorized: Life

Design + Interiors + Life + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 8 May 2019

One Room Challenge: Week 6 final reveal

We made it, you guys! The final week of One Room Challenge! Are you still with us? Well, if there’s ever a time to tune back in it’s NOW! Sit back and enjoy an absurd amount of “before and afters”–it’s going be good!

If you’re just joining in, we focused our attention on this 6 week challenge with 20 other bloggers and a handful of generous vendors on Mary, our business director here at Lars, and the new house she bought a few months ago. It was in nice condition, just lacked…finesse and style. And I do believe that we BROUGHT IT!

What do you think?! 

Read more about the vendors we worked with, what lessons Mary learned along the way, and the three things she’d recommend for an equally dramatic kitchen transformation.

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 7 May 2019

May Book Club: Encore

Imagine you’re at your peak of health and young adulthood, a promising opera career just ahead of you…and then you’re diagnosed with a fatal disease and given only five years to live. The Encore: A Memoir in Three Acts is about the life of Charity Tillemann-Dick, a soprano singer who performed in opera houses all over the world, all while enduring the immense complications of Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension and two (yes, TWO) double lung transplants.

My friend, Charity, passed away last two weeks ago on April 23, at age 35, but her story and tenacity to live and pursue what she loved despite her disease still inspires many. In homage to the beautiful person she was and the light she still shines, we are reading her beautiful memoir. We hope you’ll join us as we honor her this month and read about Charity’s perseverance and experiences of living close to death through her own candid, honest words.

Stay tuned for artwork later this month, and follow along with @larsbookclub.

Life / Monday, 6 May 2019

Keeping close with Portal from Facebook

When you have a little one, living away from family can be so lame. You want your children to get to know their grandparents, but you can’t be making epic long road trips all the time because #shortattentionspans and #sleepschedules and such and it gets pricey booking flights so often. My parents are in Southern California so it’s not too bad, but there are those moments where you just need your mom around. You know what I mean? For this reason, I was stoked to partner with the new Portal from Facebook this Mother’s Day.

I haven’t spent a Mother’s Day with my mom in MANY years, but after trying out the new Portal from Facebook, we definitely won’t feel so far away this year. Here’s why! Read on →

Design + Life / Thursday, 2 May 2019

How to Mix Patterns

How to Mix Patterns with Lenox Global TapestrySomething about spring makes everything bright, doesn’t it?  The rising temperatures don’t just change the weather but also my need for bright color and pattern! And I’m talking multiple patterns, GIVE ME ALL OF THEM.  We’ve outlined some great tips for mixing patterns to keep in mind when you also want ALL the patterns.

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Design + downloads + Life / Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

May desktop calendar download

May desktop 2019 calendar

We’re still hard core in the “April Flowers…” mode and really hoping that this new desktop calendar from Monica does the trick. May flowers, where are you?! This desktop calendar for May is really hitting the spot! Learn how to download it below! May desktop 2019 calendar

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