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

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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9 Cabin Interiors to Inspire Your Winter Getaway

9 Cabin Interiors to Inspire Your Winter Getaway

The winter seasons make me want to curl up in some comfy clothes and read in a cozy cabin in the middle of the woods. Creating that perfect winter retreat can be done in just a few simple steps. Here’s how to achieve it!

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8 Floor Lamps to Brighten Your Space

8 Floor Lamps to Brighten Your Space

One of my favorite design elements is lighting. It can do so much for your space as far as how it lights a room and affects your mood and daily tasks. Lighting can also add visual interest by accessorizing it the right way. Floor lamps are a great form of lighting that stand independently and don’t need to be hard wired into the room. For this reason they are great for rentals. If you don’t have the ability to change it out, then add it in! Here are some of my favorite floor lamps and how they can fit into your space.

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6 Inspiring Fall Tablescapes

6 Inspiring Fall Tablescapes

This time of the year allows for many get-togethers with those we love. It’s the perfect opportunity to set a beautiful table; one that inspires the simplicity of the seasons. Think gorgeous natural elements like those from the harvest: fruits, vegetables, and pumpkins. There’s so much to work with! Here are some of my favorite tablescapes and how you can get the look for your next gathering.

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6 Stylish Ways to Organize Your Firewood

6 Stylish Ways to Organize Your Firewood

Burrr! I don’t know about you, but it got chilly fast here in the Rockies. Admittedly, I don’t do well in cold weather, but I can appreciate the wonderful things about it like cozy indoor activities and nights beside the fireplace. Thus, it’s time to start thinking about how to organize it so it looks presentable and functional in your space. Here are some of my favorite ways to achieve the look.

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5 Autumn Color Palettes

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I like to think of the fall and winter seasons as a time to get creative with my home décor. It allows me to get outside of my instinctual comfort zone and try out some new ideas and color palettes. Naturally, I’m inclined to warmer palettes like pinks, reds, and yellows, but the fall allows me to explore the moodier sides I’m also attracted to but rarely explore. Now is the time to focus on the darker tones with rich textures. Here are some color palettes to consider in your interiors.

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9 Ways to Brighten Your Space With Yellow Chairs

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Sometimes you just need a dose of happiness in your space, right? A fun and low-commitment way to achieve that is by painting some chairs yellow. It’s instant brightness without breaking the bank. Here are some of my favorite environments to place yellow chairs and why they work so well.

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5 Creative Ways to Hang Your Lamps

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One of my favorite interior design elements is lighting. Lighting can make a big difference in the way one feels and interacts in a space. I think it’s one of the most underused and underutilized elements when designing a room because it can be tricky to set up and know what the best configurations are. However, if lighting was more fun looking and accessorized the space well, I think we would be more apt to focus on it. One of my favorite ways to do this is through a hanging light source. Hanging lamps draw focus to a space and add another accessory that can play with the rest of the room. There are many ways to display a hanging lamp so that it feels fun and thoughtful, here are some of my favorites:

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7 Clever Ways to Color Block Your Home

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I love a bright and cheery home! It’s welcoming as a guest and delightful to live in. One of my favorite ways to achieve a colorful home is the color blocking technique where you work with bright patches of color. This can be achieved in a number of ways, but here are some of my favorite ways to do it.

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