Modern White Kitchen Remodel West Des Moines Jillian Lare Interior Design
Interior Design

Modern White Kitchen Remodel Project Reveal

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Interior Design

Personal and Thoughtful Gift Ideas: Custom Map Art Prints

I have been fascinated by maps my entire life. I was a huge reader from an early age, and I particularly loved the types of books that had maps of the characters’ world printed onto the endpapers. Growing up in a small town founded in the late eighteenth century, our

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Interior Design

New Des Moines West Elm + My Favorites for Fall 2017

Just over a week ago, Des Moines enthusiastically welcomed its newest retail destination. The Des Moines West Elm opened its first Iowa store on Grand Avenue in the East Village. I didn’t make it to the grand opening party, but I did stop in a few days later, and the place

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Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Irwin Builds
Interior Design

Modern Farmhouse Bathroom Inspiration

I was recently hired by new clients to redesign their tired master bathroom. They relocated to a rural property south of Des Moines from Alabama and are beginning the process of personalizing the house, which is dated (probably to the 90s) and a little grandma. When we sat down to

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Our House

Baby Boy Nursery Design Concept

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Jillian Lare Interior Design Our New House Before Photos
Our House

Our New House Before Photos

It’s been a crazy few weeks, but we are finally moved into our new house. We closed on August 17th and scheduled painters to start immediately, knowing my parents were coming to visit the following Thursday. The tight schedule made for some interesting moments and a long day last Wednesday

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Baby Boy Nursery R. Cartwright Design
Our House

Baby Boy Nursery Inspiration

As soon as it began to sink in that we were really having a baby, I began to think about the nursery and what type of space I wanted to create for our baby’s first few years. We initially thought we wouldn’t find out the sex but after trying to

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Watercolor rendering chair
Life

What I’m Into – July Edition

Watching Downward Dog. Ok, this show is a little goofy (and already canceled) but I am totally obsessed. It’s set in Pittsburgh, and any show based in PA is already cool in my book. The main human character Nan is played by Allison Tolman whom you might know from the

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My Favorite Natural Beauty Products
Life

My Favorite Natural Beauty Products

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Our InFertility Journey
Motherhood

Our Infertility Journey

Warning: This post is very long and incredibly personal. I have wanted to write this post for a very long time. Mostly because I wanted to explain why I haven’t been posting. Every time I tried to write a blog post about design, or books, or even my dogs, it

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shiplap fireplace, slate floor, white IKEA kitchen remodel
Kitchen Design

Historic Fells Point Row House IKEA Kitchen Remodel

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Life

Five Binge Worthy TV Series to Watch This Winter

This is my first post of the New Year and the first in almost four months. A health challenge and then the election distracted me for most of the Fall. I just didn’t have the heart for blogging or doing much of anything. Then the holidays rolled around. We flew

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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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