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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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

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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Our House

Baby Boy Nursery Design Concept

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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Etsy Finds and Favorites – August Edition

Over the last year, I’ve had a particular desire to get rid of all our stuff and replace it with only what we really need. I’ve already purged my closet and significantly reduced my book collection and have plans for the kitchen and basement next. But, while I find the idea

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Master Bathroom Remodel - Photo by Cassandra Monroe
Our House

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 Bedroom & Bathroom Refresher

I recently completed a concept for a transitional and neutral master bedroom and bathroom refresh. My clients wanted to replace their hand-me-down furniture and update the look to their current taste but were torn between investing in this home or starting from scratch with a new-build. When we met, they

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Interior Design

IKEA VIKTIGT Collection

The new IKEA VIKTIGT collection is delighting bloggers and designers all over the web. Designed by Ingegerd Råman, the collection of minimalist pieces is all about finding beauty in simplicity. The items are unified through a restrained palette of black, white and natural wood or fiber. They demonstrate an emphasis

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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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