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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Shopping for Vintage and Antique Furniture at The HighBoy

I have always had a great love for vintage and antique furniture and home decor. Growing up, we didn’t have a huge collection of vintage in our home, but we did have a wonderful antique desk as well as a barrister bookcase that belonged to my grandfather. These were my favorite

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Amber Interiors - Dining Nooks
Interior Design

Dining Nooks

I have been obsessed with the idea of built-in dining nooks ever since I first read The Not So Big House by Sarah Susanka many years ago now. There’s no space for such a nook in our current house, but that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about incorporating one into

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Mixing it up in the Living Room

Deer Head | Art Print | Book End | Table | Chair | Lamp | Pillow | Bin | Desk | Side Chair Lately I’ve been dreaming about redecorating our living room to create a lighter feel. Somehow we’ve managed to collect two brown leather sofas, and three black and wood mid-century chairs.

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My Top Picks from the IKEA Catalog 2016

The IKEA Catalog for 2016 was just released (request yours), and I was curious to see what new products they would be introducing. Although I don’t shop at IKEA as frequently as I used to, I found several items that I would be interested to check out the next time we

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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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