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Interior Design

Des Moines Home Show Expo 2018 Project Reveal

Last Fall, which now seems like a lifetime ago, I heard from a previous client that they were thinking of selling the house I helped them update and building a new home in the northwest corner of Clive, Iowa. In our early conversations, the plan was to sell their house,

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Interior Design

Easy Ways to Update Your Home Decor for Spring

This post contains affiliate links. If you click on one of the links in this post, I may earn a tiny commission at no additional cost to you. I don’t know about you, but I am dying for warm sunshine, long walks that don’t involve boots or overcoats, a shiny

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Interior Design

Twelve Must Read Tips for Building Your New House

Are you thinking about building a new house? Read this post first! I’ve compiled my best tips for building a house so that you can avoid costly and time consuming mistakes and get the home of you’ve been dreaming of. I love working on new construction homes. It is incredibly

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Kitchen Design

Five Simple Ways to Make IKEA Cabinets Look Expensive

It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of IKEA kitchen cabinets. I’ve used them in three of my own houses and specified them for several clients over the years. They are incredibly affordable for what you get, which includes some of the bells and whistles you’ll find in

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Life

What I’m Into – January 2018

There are definitely pros and cons to having a new baby during the coldest months of the year. Two of the pros are rarely needing to leave the house and wearing pajamas or leggings 24/7. I have found that my favorite time of day is in the very early morning

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Interior Design

Masculine Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Floor Plan

Our masculine and modern, farmhouse bathroom remodel is starting in about two weeks, and I am so excited to see this space transformed. Today I want to talk about the bathroom floor plan and design. I knew as soon as I saw it that the space had a ton of

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Jillian Lare Des Moines Interior Designer

About Jillian

Welcome! I’m a Des Moines based interior designer, boy mom to one, avid reader and always aspiring artist. I started this blog when I moved to Iowa in 2008. Currently, I write about life in Iowa, personal development, and my creative journey.

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