Brittany Jepsen

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Brittany Watson Jepsen is an American designer and crafter who just returned to America after 2 1/2 years in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark. Her motto is "a creative mess is better than tidy idleness" and she lives each day accordingly. During graduate school for interior design she spent one summer working for designers Jonathan Adler and Celerie Kemble and another summer studying textile design at the Danish Design School. She created her blog, The House That Lars Built, as a way to keep her designing and crafting. She currently runs her blog and her etsy shop, where she sells her home accessories and paper flowers.

Recent Posts by Brittany Jepsen

6 Cribs for a Sophisticated Bedroom

Once kids come along, it’s easy for your whole house to get turned into a playpen. The one place that should really stay your own is your bedroom. Even when your baby is just a newborn and is sleeping in your room, you can still keep the place your own. Here are six ways to  Continue Reading »

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6 Color Schemes Based on Animals

Nature is a great place to find color inspiration. It’s full of unique combinations no matter where you look. From trees to plants to water, there’s no shortage of beautiful blends of shades, textures and hues. But the true color stars of the natural world? Animals. Here are six rooms that took their color inspiration  Continue Reading »

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Beautiful Ideas for Your Staircase

(Via Raandyou) Many homes have staircases, but I think they are far too often overlooked. Sure, a staircases main purpose is to get you to a different floor of your home, but they have the potential to be more. They can easily transform into a great accent piece in your home. Here are four ways to add some  Continue Reading »

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Fun Back to School Projects

A new school year means new projects. A fun way to get in the mood to go back to school is to make your own back to school supplies. There are so many fun and very do-able projects that will make your school supplies stand out. Here are five DIY ways to get excited to  Continue Reading »

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Jungle Inspired Interiors

When florals circled back into the trend cycle, I was ecstatic! I love me some florals. And now jungle/greenery trends have circled around again and I’m as pleased as punch. Greenery, in both prints, products, and actual plants, is great for adding depth and soul into a space. Once you have a living organism, it  Continue Reading »

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Whimsical Children’s Rooms

Via Blog.Umbrale Every child imagines a magical room. Whether the theme is fantasy or dinosaurs, a child’s room needs to feel out of this world. Here are some ways to make your child’s room feel whimsical. Kids rooms need furniture too. Instead of just using a normal, boring chair, find one that will make a  Continue Reading »

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Displaying Inspiring Quotes in a Non-Cheesy Way

I have many quotes that really inspire me, as I’m sure many people do, and I’ve noticed that sometimes I have to read them everyday to allow them to positively affect my life. The problem with this though, is that there are so many ways to display quotes that I find far too cheesy to  Continue Reading »

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Modern Homes Inspired by Countries Around the World

Everybody has a different background and a fun way to show it is through their home decor. But you don’t have to completely disregard modern styles in order to have a home inspired by your favorite country. Here are eight homes that have let different countries inspire their decor. France (Photo via This is Glamorous)  Continue Reading »

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Not Your Typical Home Accessories

We all have an image we think of when we think about home accessories. When you think about curtains, they’re just that–curtains, fabric covering the wall. One of my favorite things to do is use something unique for these everyday items. Here are some of my favorite ideas. Bed Canopy: (Photo via Traditional Home) This  Continue Reading »

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Comfortable Beautiful Bedding

Beds are meant to be comfortable. But I know I’ve been in some beds that I thought I may as well have slept on the floor. Beds can even be an eyesore on any room if you let them. Here are five ways I use to make sure my bed stays comfortable and beautiful. A  Continue Reading »

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