Modern kitchen, marble backsplash, brass hardware, IKEA kitchen
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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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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Interior Design

Samsung Frame TV Review: Finally a TV I Don’t Want to Hide

This Samsung Frame TV  review is honest and unsponsored. We paid full price for our television on Amazon. However, this post does contain affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission if you purchase something after clicking on one of them. 65″ Samsung Frame Television When we moved into our

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

Modern White Kitchen Remodel Project Reveal

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive a small commission. This helps me to support my blog and allows me to continue to make free content. I only recommend products that I

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

Historic Fells Point Row House IKEA Kitchen Remodel

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive a small commission. This helps me to support my blog and allows me to continue to make free content. I only recommend products that I

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R. Cartwright Design Bathroom Remodel Project
Bathroom Design

R. Cartwright Design Bathroom Remodel Project

A fun bathroom remodel that I worked on the better part of last year is live on the R. Cartwright Design blog today. I love how this room turned out so much. More photos and before and after floor plans in the post.

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Vintage Mud Cloth Planter Covers
Interior Design

Vintage Mud Cloth Planter Covers

I spotted these vintage mud cloth planter covers by Boho Pillow over on Etsy this morning and was instantly in love. What a great idea! You can use these pretty little covers to disguise your basic, inexpensive terracotta planters. I love their boho vibe and how they can add small

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Jillian Lare Des Moines Interior Designer

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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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