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.

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8 Ways to Decorate with Garlands

8 Ways to Decorate with Garlands

No longer just for parties, garlands can add polish, sophistication, whimsy and fun to your home. But it’s all in the application! Some garlands read temporary while others may stay for the long haul, depending on the materials and purpose. Some of my favorite garland applications are a temporary floral piece on a doorway like the top image, or a more long-term garland like the ones below. Read on to see some beautiful and inspiring garland ideas for your home.

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Trend Tracker: Mint Green Interior Accents

Trend Tracker: Mint Green Interior Accents

When I lived in Copenhagen, I fell in love with the minimalist, mid-century modern interior style, though it often felt a bit too colorless for me. I need tons of color in my life. A bit after I moved there I started to notice a fun trend that helped alleviate the lack of color: mint floors. These new mint floors still kept to the minimal aesthetic, while warming up the space and creating a refreshing palette. The color mint has been en vogue for a few years now but I’d gladly have it stay for a very long time. Here are some of my favorite interiors that use mint green as a focal point.

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Back to School Projects to Make for the Home

6 Back to School Projects

Sadly, back to school time is approaching, which means… back to school shopping! Hooray! In addition to an updated wardrobe, back to school preparation should consist of anticipating your needs within your living space to best fit your academic necessities. This might consist of a special writing station or electronic dock to charge your electronics. There are a number of projects that you can make yourself to fulfill your organizing and studying needs. Here is a collection of some of my favorites, from the simplest of projects to the more complex.

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The Best of Caesarstone’s Blizzard in the Kitchen

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The Best of Caesarstone’s Blizzard in the Kitchen

If you’ve been following along on my articles over the past year and a half, you will have noticed my frequent proclamation that white is the color for today’s kitchen. And this is coming from a girl who loves excessive patterns and colors! To me, nothing feels more refreshing and hygienic than white details with the cupboards and countertops. It’s like it’s begging for food to be placed on it. Plus, I find that white acts as a beautiful canvas for the food, especially if you’re into presenting the food to guests. Caesarstone has one of my favorite shades of white for countertops: Blizzard. It’s not stark and has a touch of warmness to it (despite the name) that evades throughout the space. Here are some of my favorite kitchens that use Caesarstone’s Blizzard.

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7 Projects to Make from Your Travels

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If you’re anything like me then you love taking pictures and saving mementos while traveling. True? Are you also the type to leave them on your phone or camera and never do anything about them? Yes? Then listen up. There are a ton of cute and simple projects to help you commemorate your travels including some fantastic companies that help you to easily transfer those photos into a tangible form so you can remember them for years to come. Some are super easy and others are for the more craft-minded.

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7 Beautiful Barn Doors

7 Beautiful Barn Doors

Once upon a time the rustic style applied to only rustic interiors—interiors set in rural areas. Nowadays, the style can be applied to a variety of interiors from industrial to minimal to modern. My favorite way to add a dash of rustic is with a bold barn door. The barn door gives a hint of the country, while providing an element of the unexpected and practical. Some barn doors are real, actually from a barn, while others are made to look like a barn, and others are a makeshift barn feel. Any way you put it, I’m a fan of the sliding door feel and the ability the door has to enlarge a space with its floor-to-ceiling scale. Here are some of my favorite barn door applications in the home.

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How to Decorate with a Flat Screen TV

How to Decorate with a Flat Screen TV

For the first time in my adult life I have a TV in the house. We bought it so that I can use it to exercise, because heavens know I wasn’t being as productive in the great outdoors. Part of the reason I’ve been hesitant to get one is because, although flat screens are much more nimble than the old clunkers, I still find them super awkward and so, so black. In my dreams, it’s in a part of the house that is not so front and center, but we don’t have that luxury in our current apartment. Alternatively, it’s in a cupboard that can be raised and lowered like an elevator. But sadly, that’s not in the cards still. So, here are some inoffensive ways to display your flat screen TV.

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Trend Tracker: Pineapple Print

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Have you noticed the raging pineapple print trend? It’s everywhere! It’s been going strong for about a year and doesn’t show signs of slowing down anytime soon. But that’s just fine with me. Pineapples add a nice dosage of quirk and fun to any room and they say, “I’m not super serious.” I think everyone could use a nice helping of non-edible pineapple in their home. Here are some of my favorite ways to do it in the home.

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9 Gorgeous Upholstered Headboards

9 Gorgeous Upholstered Headboards

To me, decorating the bedroom is one of the toughest design challenges. I find the proportions of the furniture tough to work with. That said, I also think it’s one of the most fun rooms to design for because there are so many wonderful design companies out there with really fun products, like bed linens, artwork and dressers. One of my favorite elements is the upholstered headboard. It has the potential to add a ton of pizzazz to the room, through a fun pattern and color. It also adds softness to a room that should be considered a refuge. Here are some of the most gorgeous head frame inspirations out there.

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13 Beautiful Screens for Your Home

13 Beautiful Screens for Your Home

Screens can be a beautiful addition to a room. They provide both a practical and aesthetic function. Practically speaking, they can function as a divider to a space, thus separating rooms with a moveable wall. They can hide messes or act as an impromptu changing area. Aesthetically, they can add visual interest with how they are designed and decorated. Here are some clever ways to divide and decorate a space with screens.

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