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7 Tips To Get Your Home Summer-Ready

Summer is just around the corner, and your home can be ready for the heat and fun of this season if you put some essential tasks on your to-do list. When it’s warm and sticky outside, you can tackle some projects to keep your home looking great and feeling cool inside. Here are the best ways you can get your house ready for the summer season this year with a little spring cleaning. Clean Your Gutters The summer season means lots of thunderstorms and occasional downpours. Before the...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Home Maintenance, Home Renovation, Homeowner, Home Life, Home Repairs, Home Owner, Home Renovations

8 Bedroom Design Trends That Will Blow You Away in 2019

The interior design space seemingly never runs out of killer design trends, if going by what’s regularly by the crème in the industry is anything to go by. It’s the apparent battle for supremacy and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Parenting, Home Decor, Uncategorized, Diy Projects

Bunny Pom Pom Wreath DIY

I thought I had my stash of Easter decorations all set for the year until I was browsing around a craft store and saw a little pom pom bunny ear wreath and thought, “Uh oh … that’s pretty cute!” The one I saw at the store was rather small and I like to do bigger wreaths on my front door, so I decided to DIY my own version to add a little more Easter flair to the front porch. Here’s what I did!  Supplies: –wire wreath frame (in whatever size you want!) –thicker white or cream yarn (I used 3 pac...
Tags: Crafts, D.I.Y. Project, Diy, Home Decor, Celebrate, Outdoor Spaces, Easter, Lola, Laura Gummerman

Tips for Reconfiguring a Closet

We have now reconfigured all three closets in our family bedrooms—our own and our two daughters. It’s one of the BEST DIY projects almost anyone with basic woodworking skills can do. I know there are so many fancy closet systems out there, and I would totally do one of those if I had a walk-in closet. But for our standard-size closets, I found it easier to do it the DIY way by moving things around and adding shelves. Each one needed to be a bit different due to our storage needs. I’ll start off ...
Tags: Organization, Home Decor, Ebay, Bedroom, Tips, Jeremy, Before/After, Nova, Elsie Larson, Collin

25+ Decor Projects for Renters (Part 2)

Today, we’re back for round two of our renter-friendly DIY series! If you missed our first roundup, click here to see over 25 project ideas and tips. This roundup is broken down into categories—specifically for each room in your home. And while these DIYs are great for renters, they’re also perfect for anyone who’s wanting to revamp their decor. Let’s start with the kitchen …Spring has finally sprung (all the praising hand emojis) and we’re feeling inspired to fill our homes with plants and star...
Tags: Crafts, D.I.Y. Project, Kacey Musgraves, Home Decor, Renter Friendly, Laura, Emma, Rachel, Elsie

The remodel of an 1890 building creates modern living and gallery spaces while maintaining the historical exterior

Architect David Hall uses artful preservation to update the interior of a La Conner building.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, David Hall, Home & Decor

Removable Star Wallpaper DIY

I am a little bit obsessed with refreshing my home right now. Since we’ve been here for almost four years, it feels like a good time to give some mini-makeovers to different areas of the house as I have time, and lately my sights have been set on our den area. I’ve always liked this room, but it started feeling a bit boring to me lately and I knew that a fun wallpaper pattern would really help. But I just never want to deal with actual real wallpaper, so we partnered with JOANN to come up with ...
Tags: Sponsored, D.I.Y. Project, Diy, Home Decor, Living Room, Statement Walls, Wall Art, Laura Gummerman, Joann, xo Laura Credits Author, Cricut

6 Advantages of Getting Artificial Christmas Trees

Each Christmas season, people plan on getting some form of a Christmas tree. While the traditional “real” Christmas tree remains a choice for many, artificial Christmas trees are becoming increasingly popular. The process of obtaining, maintaining, and disposing of a real Christmas tree is taxing. From securing the tree on your car to constant watering and cleaning fallen needles, real Christmas trees require a lot of work. Artificial trees have a slew of advantages over real Christmas tre...
Tags: Fashion, Home Decor, Christmas Tree, Christmas Trees, Ornaments, Christmas Decorations, Christmas Ornaments, Home Life, Balsam, Balsam Hill, Christmas tree ornaments, Artificial Christmas Trees, Artificial Trees

My Most Used Kitchen Utensils (and What I Got Rid of)

Lately, I have been completely obsessed with organizing every inch of my home! It started with this FREE mini e-course all about organizing your life. I organized so many different spaces that I share in that course, and it had a ripple effect on my whole house, I think. Ha. Additionally, I have become completely obsessed with the show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. We have been fans of her methods for years now, but the show has quickly become my favorite reality show. Trey has heard me say “spar...
Tags: Kitchen, Organization, Home Decor, Tips, Marie Kondo, Emma Chapman, Elsie, Trey, xo Emma Credits Author, Konmari

How to Repot Your Plants

Despite what Instagram would have you believe, plant parenting is hard. There are so many questions to answer. Are you watering too much? Not enough? Is the light in your space bright, indirect, or low? What is soil rot? Why is everything dying?Read more...
Tags: Gardening, Instagram, Home Decor, Plants, Lifehacks, Container Plants

A new home on Lake Sammamish represents a process of give-and-take — and a huge win for compromise

There were 2 architects involved in this sparkling design — including one of the homeowners.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Home & Decor, Lake Sammamish

Wooden Eye Mirror

I love having mirrors around the house. Sure, they are great for checking to see if you have food in your teeth before heading out the door or helping you see while you attempt that new hairstyle you’ve been seeing all over Pinterest. But they also are great for making rooms feel bigger and bouncing more light around a space as well (you can see our top 5 spots for mirror placement here). They just kind of open up a room in a magical way that a print or wall art can’t. All that being said, “reg...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Diy, Home Decor, Living Room, Wall Art, Dining Room, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author

In this top-to-bottom remodel, you will not see THIS top coming — which is the whole idea

A classic Queen Anne home holds stunning surprises on every level.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Anne, Home & Decor

Collage Shadow Box Project

Hello friends! Today, I am here to share an easy to do project that displays family photos and memories together! Ever since our crazy fortune cookie experience, I have been wanting to find a way to display that little fortune as it is such a big and special part of our story! This post is sponsored by our longtime friends at Canon USA. I am loving the PIXMA TS9521C that I began using recently! It can print up to 12×12 and is a multi-function printer, so it can be used for office and paper work ...
Tags: Sponsored, D.I.Y. Project, Video, Diy, Home Decor, Renter Friendly, Elsie Larson, Canon USA, Jeremy Larson

A new modern home in the Issaquah Highlands has room for everyone — but not necessarily every single thing

Homeowners with architectural backgrounds work with BUILD LLC to create a place of maximum minimalism.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Home & Decor, Issaquah Highlands, BUILD LLC

Marigold’s Nursery Tour

Well, it’s been a month since we were matched with our little lady, and to be honest, it’s still sinking in that in a few short months we’ll be parents to a 1-year-old girl! This room is a combination of what we have loved and used in Nova’s nursery, a few hand-me-downs, and a couple new pieces. The result is pretty simple and, most importantly, a room I cannot wait to live a new chapter of our lives in!  For several months, I checked vintage shops, flea markets and Craigslist for a vintage dres...
Tags: Craigslist, Home Decor, Kiddo, Nashville, Kids Room, Room Tour, Home Tour: Elsie, Rachel, Elsie Larson, Mara, Collin, Sherwin Williams, Blabla, Collin DuPree Photos, Xinh

Paneled Ceiling Project

For the past few years, I have been feeling like this room wasn’t complete, but I could never nail down what it was. It’s one of those fairly tall rooms (where it looks enormous in photos but is not that big in real life). I knew I wanted to keep the white walls, ceiling, and beams, but it felt like it was too much white at a time or like it needed texture. The lightbulb moment was when I saw Brittany’s paneled ceiling and I knew it was the perfect solution for our room. Fast forward a few month...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Living Room, Brittany, Elsie Larson, Collin, Collin DuPree

The Cutest Rugs Under $500

Picture your living room. You have the perfect sofa and coffee table, and maybe even the cool light fixture you’ve always wanted. But you’re still looking for a rug that pulls it all together. It can be so overwhelming (and expensive) to shop for rugs, so we created a little wishlist to give you some shopping inspiration. We included different styles to choose from, like bohemian, abstract, modern, Turkish, Moroccan, and more. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 And, if yo...
Tags: Home Decor, Window Shopping, Elsie

How I Organized My Hall Closet in One Afternoon!

OK, let me start by saying that of all the spots in my house, this one is tied with my guest bathroom closet for driving me the most insane on a daily basis. However, after finishing this hall closet, having it be done so quickly, and being over the top thrilled with the results, I can’t wait to tackle that guest bathroom one next! I’ll show you what I did and how you can organize your messy closet in one afternoon too. Can you believe the before/after photo below? I would say that’s quite a b...
Tags: Organization, Home Decor, Tips, Before/After, Don, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author

Ikea Hack: Star Toddler Learning Tower DIY

OK, OK, so I remember the first time I saw one of these “learning towers” a few months ago and my parent brain just about exploded with the thought of “that’s exactly what we need!!” At 21 months, Lola is like most toddlers in that she mentally and emotionally starts to deteriorate around 4 p.m., so making dinner can be super difficult since she either wants you to hold her the whole time or hangs out right between my legs pulling on me as I try to cook—not the easiest way to made dinner, for s...
Tags: Kitchen, D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Kiddo, Ikea, Wood Working, Lola, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author, Collin DuPree Photos

5 ideas for cool coffee bar carts for your home, whatever your decorating style. Barista not included.

I’m thinking of taking my coffee obsession to the next level, with one of these cool coffee bar carts. Kind of like bar carts, only…for coffee. I’m seeing them absolutely everywhere, and I love the idea of a dedicated space for my coffee supplies — but one that’s easily moveable so that it can be […]
Tags: Coffee, Diy, Shopping, Home Decor, Furniture, Interior Design, Home Appliances, Home Design, Art + Decor

Easy Magnetic Photo Puzzle Tutorial

Need to keep kids out of the fridge while you’re busy making dinner? I can’t guarantee this will buy you anymore than four minutes, but sometimes that’s all you need! Surprise them with a scrambled magnetic photo puzzle to put back together while you drain the pasta. It’s one of those instantly gratifying projects and you can make it super simple or more advanced depending on the person’s age. Even if the only person raiding your fridge is your roommate, it’s a really fun way to display more pho...
Tags: Kitchen, Crafts, Sponsored, D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Kiddo, Paper Crafts, Canon, Canon USA, Rachel Denbow

Simple Macrame Table Runner DIY

When I’m decorating any space, I think in terms of layers that coordinate and contrast. Whether it’s color, texture, or size, those three elements can make a room feel less basic. My fourth guideline is versatility! This macrame table runner checks all of the boxes and made this compact breakfast nook even more special with its simple but interesting design. All you need to know are three simple knots and you’ve got a layer of charm that works in any season. Once you’re familiar with the knots s...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Diy, Home Decor, Weekend Project, Dining Room, Small Spaces, Renter Friendly, Rachel Denbow, Rachel Need

Home decor inspiration: How to hang fabric on your walls instead of wallpaper

It’s that time a year that I start to get a little stir crazy at home and have this major urge to redecorate. The newest home decor trend that caught my eye: fabric walls instead of wallpaper. Okay, so it kind of hit the internets about six or seven years ago, but it’s back with […]
Tags: Diy, Shopping, Home Decor, Home Office, Home Design, Nursery Decor, Art + Decor

Brass Plate Wall Planter DIY

So, I’ve been looking for a long brass vertical planter for a while now for my dining room and just haven’t been able to find exactly what I was looking for. At the same time, I’ve been passing those brass kick plates in the home improvement stores for years thinking, “Oh man, I have to find some DIY to use those for!” Finally, my brain connected the two ideas a few weeks ago and I realized that a brass wall planter was the perfect way to incorporate the kick plate into a project! Here’s what I...
Tags: D.I.Y. Project, Home Decor, Living Room, Dining Room, Indoor Plants, Laura Gummerman, xo Laura Credits Author

Mandi’s Entryway Makeover

It feels so good to finally finish this entryway makeover that I had been planning for close to two years! When we first moved in a year and a half ago, we ripped up all of the flooring on the first floor of the house and replaced it with engineered maple. I had purchased enough to use in our entryway too, thinking I wanted a consistent flow through the entire house. But then I thought: Nah, let’s do something fun in here! After about a year of postponing this project over and over, so many of m...
Tags: Home Decor, Ohio, Entryway, Before/After, Room Tour, St Lucia, Interior Styling, Anthropologie, Benjamin Moore, Mandi, Mandi Johnson Photos, Zinsser, Yay, Etsy Mirror, Emtek, Home Tour: Mandi

Interior designer Michelle Dirkse creates one-of-a-kind textiles from local artists’ work

THE CREATORS: In a longtime pattern of collaboration, Dirkse develops a new line of wallpapers, fabrics and area rugs.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Home & Decor, Michelle Dirkse

Jeremy’s Studio Tour (Part Two)

Hello hello! I’m so excited to share Jeremy’s studio (well, half of it!) with you today. We have put SO much love and hard work into this space. It was originally a garage, which you can see below. This renovation is a bit of a mind bender—you can see full before photos here. You can also see a progress report we shared here, and I’m kind of freaking out because have I not shared the bathroom we added down there!! What?? Here’s a peek!  Before + after! It was a risky move, but we’re so happy wit...
Tags: Home Decor, Missouri, Jeremy, Before/After, Room Tour, Home Tour: Elsie, LaCroix, Amazon Vega, Elsie Larson Photography Amber Ulmer Photos

A historical Denny-Blaine home shifts into a more-contemporary aesthetic — and onto a new foundation 5 feet away

With a new addition and a thorough remodel, this 1903 home undergoes a moving experience.
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Home & Decor, Denny Blaine

4 Small Home or Dorm Room Revamping Projects That You'll Love

Your room deserves a makeover for the new year, too.Just like many college students out there, I inhabit in a tiny room with very limited space. However, it doesn't mean that I don't love the little space that I call mine! Therefore, I made it a priority this year that I wanted my space to reflect who I truly am; so every day, I will be coming home to a space that is uniquely mine. However, home decor can be quite expensive at times; and with a busy school/work schedule, a major home project can...
Tags: Diy, Home Decor, College, Nasa, Dorm, Dormspiration, Diana Chamomile