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Baby Boy Nursery Design Concept

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Jillian Lare Interior Design Our New House Before Photos
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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
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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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Master Bathroom Remodel - Photo by Cassandra Monroe
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My Master Bathroom Before and After

I’m very excited to finally share our master bathroom before and after photos. We have enjoyed every minute of using the new space for the past year. It was a tough decision to pull the trigger on such a big project because we’ve put quite a bit of money into our

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Master Bath Remodel Part 2 – Inspiration & Concept

Today I’m going to share my inspiration for our master bathroom and the style plan that I eventually developed. I focus primarily on kitchen and bathroom designs when I take on clients, so I tend to collect a lot of images of those rooms on Pinterest. When I was ready

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Master Bath Remodel Part 1

After over four years of living with our outdated, decaying, moldy master bathroom, we’ve decided to take the plunge and do a full remodel. I have done absolutely nothing to this space since we moved in because, in my mind, it was always a hopeless situation. There is bad tile on

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Guest Bathroom Mini-Makeover: It’s Finished!

We successfully completed about 95% of our guest bathroom makeover last week before we had guests arrive to spend the week-end. The plan was  to give this room a cosmetic face lift and keep the budget under $2000. You can read more about the project in these posts: Guest Bathroom

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Guest Bathroom Mini-Makeover Part 4: Design & Budget

It took me a little bit longer than I thought it would, but I finally came up with a specific budget and plan for the Guest Bathroom Mini-Makeover. I decided to go with the Anthropologie shower curtain because its color scheme connects well with the adjacent hallway and dining room

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Guest Bathroom Mini-Makeover Part 3: Defining the Concept

The next step in my guest bathroom’s mini-makeover is selecting a shower curtain to start as the jumping off point for the overall color scheme and concept. You can see in the before photos that the shower curtain takes up most of one wall. By choosing a colorful curtain with

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Guest Bathroom Mini-Makeover Part 2: The Inspiration

So, now that we’ve actually committed to giving the guest bathroom a makeover this summer, it’s time to come up with a plan. I have to be honest. When it comes to clients, this is my favorite part. Search for inspirational images, find a jumping off point, layer in all

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Guest Bathroom Mini-Makeover Part 1: Deciding to Do It

We’ve decided that it’s time to give our guest bathroom a mini-makeover. It’s definitely my least favorite room on the main floor of our house and frankly a little embarrassing. It’s in semi-original condition, which unfortunately does not mean “charming” or “vintage” but mostly just ugly and somewhat dysfunctional. It

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Vintage Ceramic Planters

Last summer, I developed a little addiction to collecting vintage ceramic planters. I added three new pieces to my collection on Friday and planted the two smaller ones with baby begonias purchased at Seed. That yellow hue makes me happy every time I catch a glimpse of it. As much

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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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