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

8 Ways to Embrace the New Boho


Boho refers to a style represented by people who reject traditional trends and embrace a nomadic and artistic lifestyle. It can be reflected through both clothing and the home. Though it dates back to the 1800s, it became widely popular in the ‘60s and ‘70s, then again in the mid 2000s. The style has evolved to an elevated class, taking on a combination of ethnic and modern elements. Here’s how to achieve the new boho look in your home.

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Decorating with Quirky Accesories

Decorating with Quirky Accesories

To me, a perfectly designed space means nothing if there’s no demonstration of personality. Showing your personality in a room can be done in a number of ways, but my favorite way is through accessories—it’s what takes a plain, boring space and makes it shine. By identifying the types of things that make you happy you can discover how to create a space that reflects you.

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13 Metallic Accessories to Bling Your Home With

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Hooray! Metallics are still dominating the trends! I hope it never ends because they’re the perfect neutral with a touch of glamour and pop. Metallics are chameleons in that they are very versatile and can be used in a variety of styles and paired with various colors. The perfect way to get in on the trend is to add some accessories into your space. They will freshen it up without breaking the bank. Here’s how to do it.

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How to Choose the Right Countertops for You

How to Choose the Right Countertops for You on the Interior Collective 1

Kitchen countertops were created for purely functional reasons, but why is it that it’s so tough to choose the right type? Because there are some that are visually appealing but not functional, and there are others that work well but aren’t very stunning. What if you found one that was both beautiful and functional, and thus perfect for the style of your home? Let’s discuss how to find the right countertop for your needs and style.

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8 Ways to Create a Beautiful Courtyard

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As the weather improves, my desire to be inside wanes. If there’s any chance to be outside I’ll take it—and I’m sure I’m not alone! Why not go with the moment and create living spaces outside? Take the same elements of an interior living room and transform them into a great outdoor courtyard with a few simple adjustments. Let’s take a look at how to do so.

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6 DIY Projects to Try out for Spring

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Ahhh! Spring is upon us! There’s nothing as invigorating for the soul than the rebirth of nature. With that comes the inherent need to plant, clean, redecorate, create, and spruce up. Naturally, the do-it-yourself projects of the spring season tend to focus on endeavors that are geared towards these needs. Here’s a list of some of my favorite DIY spring projects.

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5 Mistakes the Interior Design Novice Makes

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Learning the basics of interior design can often prove difficult when you’re first starting out. In my experience, it takes awhile to learn certain fundamentals that only come with time and experimenting. You can try to read and research all you want, but you do have to get down and dirty with actual experience to know how to make everyday solutions. Here are a few pieces of advice that I would give to the novice interior designer.

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How to Decorate with Velvet

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Velvet is a woven, tufted fabric with evenly distributed cut threads. Because of this even distribution, the feel becomes very soft and is traditionally used for nobility. Today this luxurious fabric has become much more accessible. Here’s how to decorate with it.

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7 Ways to Update Your Home for Spring

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I love the arrival of spring. It’s a new birth of sorts, a fresh start. And there are a lot of ways to usher it in: a new color palette, a new piece of furniture, spring cleaning, planting a garden. Sometimes even the littlest of things can signify the new season and celebrate the return of sunshine and flowers. Here are some of my favorite ways to update your home for spring.

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5 Reasons to Add Graphic Artwork into Your Home

5 Reasons to Add Graphic Artwork into Your Home on the Interior Collective 1

There’s nothing like art to enhance a space and infuse it with energy. A carefully selected painting in an otherwise boring and drab environment can bring it to life and add a much-needed conversation piece. Here are some ways to incorporate graphic artwork into your space.

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