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 Brighten Your Space with Gold

8 Ways to Brighten Your Space with Gold

To me, the return of metallic gold means a return to luxury and patina. I love the feel gold accents make on a space. It takes a boring space and adds in brightness and depth to create a refined and pulled together look. To achieve the look you don’t need a lot of gold, you just need a few strategic pieces that will go a long way. Here are some of my favorite ways to do it.

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9 Festive New Year’s Eve Décor Ideas

9 Festive New Year’s Eve Décor Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I pay so much attention to Christmas décor that I don’t think much about New Year’s. I prefer something easy and quick. One of my favorite tricks is to stick with a simple color palette and go from there. In this instance I go for a metallic theme: gold or silver. Here are some easy and quick décor ideas in silver and gold!

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10 Best Monogrammed Gifts for the Holidays

10 Best Monogrammed Gifts for the Holidays

One of my favorite gifts to give is one with a monogram. It automatically creates a personalized, thoughtful gesture that will always fit in with the décor of any home. And who doesn’t love receiving something with their name on it?! Here are some of my favorite home products that are easy to get monogrammed.

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6 Great Space-Saving Ideas for the Bedroom

6 Great Space-Saving Ideas For the Bedroom

The bedroom is one room in the house that requires maximum efficiency. There are so many storage needs like shoes, clothing, books, and trinkets that it could become one massive mess if left unorganized. But with just a few easy additions or creative thinking, the bedroom can go from chaos to organized. Here are some simple organizational tricks that will help you maximize the space in your bedroom.

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8 Non-Traditional Christmas Trees

8 Non-Traditional Christmas Trees

To me part of the thrill of decorating for the holidays is the chance to do something different. If I can find a way to make traditional décor new, then I consider my work done. The Christmas tree is one of those traditional elements that when it is refreshed, it can bring a new sense of style and design to your home. Here are some non-traditional tree ideas to get your decorating juices flowing.

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9 Herringbone Floors to Inspire Your Home Renovation

9 Herringbone Floors to Inspire Your Home Renovation

In my dreams I’m renovating a charming cottage complete with gorgeous herringbone floors. Few flooring options spell elegance and European sophistication more than a beautiful herringbone floor. There are a number of ways to customize herringbone floors to fit the style of your home. Here are some beautiful options.

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7 Unique Shelving Ideas

7 Unique Shelving Ideas

The way you organize a room can greatly affect the mood and efficiency of a space. Though any type of shelving unit can greatly organize a space, there are some that can add an elevated feel and become a statement piece more than a simple tool for stacking books. Here are some unique shelving units to create allure in your space.

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9 Inspiring Window Coverings

9 Inspiring Window Coverings

It’s become trendy to do away with window coverings, but a good window treatment brings such beauty to a space. It feels homey, layered, and put together. There are endless amounts of treatments and looks to try out depending on your needs, style, and desires. Here are some of my favorite looks and why they work.

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9 Natural Holiday Décor Ideas

9 Natural Holiday Décor Ideas

My style can be characterized as fun, colorful, and whimsical, and holiday decorating is no exception. That said, I love the idea of doing an all-natural color palette using nature as the décor provider. There’s something so lovely about the beauty of the earth, no? Here are some natural décor ideas to inspire your holiday decorating.

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7 Gorgeous Purple Interiors

7 Gorgeous Purple Interiors

Confession: purple is my least favorite color. I don’t know why, but the color strikes me wrong. That said, I’ve been spotting a number of gorgeous purple interiors lately that have started to change my mind. Here are some of my favorite ways to tastefully incorporate purple into your space.

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