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DIY + Home + Life + Projects + sewing / Thursday, 15 Feb 2018

DIY Rainbow Floor Pouf

Did you catch my announcement of the arrival of Jasper Bradshaw? He arrived two weeks ago and we couldn’t be more over the moon. He’s a total dream boat. He sleeps and eats well. We’re just working on things like “how to like being outside”. You know, the usual.

I’ve been spending some serious time in his nursery (check out the tour here), as many new moms do, and I feel so lucky to have such a beautiful space for such a beautiful little soul. The glider from Serena and Lily arrived last week and as soon as it was delivered, I sat down and and never got up. In fact, I’m here right now. It’s absolutely perfect. Thank you to all my Instagram friends who helped me settle on the fabric–it was a tough decision! Ultimately I went with “storm”, which was perfect for the rest of the color palette of the room. I added in one of their orange Avery throw, made of the softest alpaca, as well as their Astoria pillow cover, which complements the orange tree corner so well. My dear friend Merrilee, made him one of her famous bunny dolls, which I won’t let him touch until he’s a grown adult. I knew I wanted to bring in a bit more color into the space and when I stumbled on this DIY floor pouf, I thought it would be a great way to bring in the rest of the color palette of the room since it was leaning heavy on the blues. We made our own version of a rainbow floor pouf by adding in the palette from my original inspiration board (see here). Plus, the rainbow theme adds in another dose of whimsy, which I thought it needed because the room was becoming a little too serious.

This pincushion inspired DIY Rainbow Floor Pouf works as an ottoman, a chair, a footrest, or even a coffee table substitute. You can customize the color palette to fit your space. The total cost of this project is between $50-$100 depending on the fabric, so I found it to be much cheaper than options I was finding elsewhere.

Check out the full tutorial and a template!

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Life + Projects / Friday, 12 May 2017

National Women Build Week

National Women Build Week

I had the wonderful privilege to join Lowe’s and their local Lowe’s Heroes volunteers to participate in a local build with Habitat for Humanity for National Women Build Week for their 10th year, right here in Provo, Utah on Saturday. I didn’t know just how much of an honor it was until I arrived and realized how sought after these participant slots were! People have been involved for years and look forward to this all-women build for months!  Read on →

DIY + holiday + printable + Projects / Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017

Valentine’s Day Printable Crowns

Valentine's Day Crown Printables

If you haven’t noticed by now, we have a thing for crowns. A few of us in the studio have been watching The Crown on Netflix and aside from the fascinating life of Queen Elizabeth, the crowns are breathtaking! Yesterday, England celebrated the Sapphire Jubilee, which marks the milestone of Queen Elizabeth II becoming the first British Monarch to reign for 65 years. 65 years! CNN created a slideshow of pictures documenting her life and it is so fascinating! Have you noticed that she does not shy aways from color, even in her older years? That is my kind of woman! I am all about bright colors and crowns, so I think Queen Elizabeth II and I would get along quite well.

Valentine's Day Printable Crowns

But, I diverge. There just seems to never not be an occasion for wearing a crown! Mind you, we’re talking paper crowns here, so it’s a bit more acceptable to the critical eye. This Valentine’s day we would strongly encourage you to channel your inner Queen Elizabeth and proudly dawn a crown of florals and swans. These Valentine’s Day printable crowns are just the thing to complete your red and pink ensemble!

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31 Day Drawing Challenge / Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Day Four: how to draw a peony


We hope your drawing book is becoming a bouquet of blooms. We’re going to add to that paper bouquet today with learning to draw the peony, one of my favorites, and one of the flowers of the moment.

It’s been so fun to see what you are creating. Thanks for sharing them to the tag, #LarsFlowerChallenge. You have been using your own mediums to create all the various blooms and they look FANTASTIC! There’s Cindy doing her amazing paper cuts, someone doing frosting, watercolor, etc. You’re knocking it out of the park! Please keep tagging it and sharing it with your friends!

Photo by Anna Killian  |  Video by Modern Atelier

Design + DIY + Projects / Thursday, 23 Apr 2015

Using plants in your home & DIY planter

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

I’m pleased to be a stop on the blogging book tour of Justina Blakeney’s newly released, The New Bohemians, a book about cool and collected homes for Bohemian living. I’ve been following Justina’s work for awhile now and am utter amazement of the things and quantity of work she produces. If you follow her on Instagram you’ll be familiar with the Face the Foliage series she started (it’s GORGEOUS!), or the patterns she paints, and the interiors she creates. Everything encapsulates her effortless “Jungalow” style.

Now, add to that author and interiors editor and you’ve got one gorgeous book. She’s categorized the book into different types of Bohemian living. I have a slight Boho edge to my style and could categorize myself into a few of them like the earthy or folksy or romantic Bohemian. What I love most about the Boho style is the inclusion of greenery and flowers in all shapes and forms. It brings so much life and energy into a space. Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate greenery and flowers into a home:
The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

Even just one stem alone in a vase is gorgeous and elegant.

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

I’m becoming a bit potted plant obsessed , and these are beautiful accent marks, all in white.

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

This is Justina’s own home. I love love love the colored glass.

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

Add plants in unexpected places, like this cubby. They don’t always have to be in traditional pots!

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

Ah! The fiddle leaf fig. Everyone’s favorite. I’ve found them to be finnicky, but still a favorite of mine.

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

And if you can’t do fresh plants, try adding in dried flowers. Perfect for those with a black thumb 🙂 How much do you love this patterned wallpaper?! I’m in love!

So, I decided to follow suit and add more plants to my place as inspired by the book. Plants everywhere intermixed with Justina’s new book in this vignette:
The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeneynew bohemians justina blakeney tripod planter

Today, Justina is sharing a tutorial from her book, The New Bohemians. It’s the tripod planter DIY that is one part mid-century and one part boho. I’m going to make some of these for my new studio! See below for the full instructions.

Photos by Dabito

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

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