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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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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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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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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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
Interior Design

My Favorite Round Mirrors

Round mirrors are having a bit of a moment. They work beautifully over a dresser in the bedroom, in combination with a great console in the entry, or in lieu of art anywhere throughout the home. They function equally well as an unexpected element in bathrooms of all shapes and styles,

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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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Go Boho with Pottery Barn

The mailman dropped off my new Pottery Barn catalog this afternoon. Usually, I just chuck it right in the recycling bin because I feel like it’s the same thing over and over every month. For whatever reason, I decided to flip through it and was pleasantly surprised by some of

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New from CB2: It’s All about the Metal

If I could pick which new stores would open in the Des Moines area, CB2 would be at the top of the list. The younger sibling of Crate and Barrel, CB2 consistently delivers fresh designs that work well in a variety of interiors from new traditional to transitional and mid-century

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Hanging Planter Roundup

Since moving into our house five years ago, I’ve become a little bit of a plant lady.  I started collecting vintage planters, so I needed plants to put in them. Then I wanted a fiddle leaf fig, which now commands an entire corner of our living room (it’s huge!). The plants

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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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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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