gryffindor inspired bedroom

Gryffindor-Inspired Bedroom

Today, I am sharing the another bedroom from the upstairs of our Harry Potter-inspired bnb—the Gryffindor bedroom! This is probably the least dramatic before and after the internet has ever…

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Wooden Cleaning Set DIY for Kids

I love, love, love wooden toys for kids that are mini versions of grownup things (like this wooden princess phone I made for Lola last year). My toddler is super…

ravenclaw inspired bedroom

Ravenclaw-Inspired Bedroom

Today, I’m sharing a very special Harry Potter-inspired bedroom—our Ravenclaw-inspired room. According to the “official” online quiz, my house is Ravenclaw, so that’s why it’s special to me. 🙂 This…

Hufflepuff-Inspired Bedroom

Today, I wanted to give you a tour of the Hufflepuff-inspired bedroom in our Florida Airbnb. If you missed the first bedroom tour (Slytherin!), you can see that here. I…

Slytherin-Inspired Bedroom

Our Harry Potter-inspired bnb house has five bedrooms. So, of course I had to make four of the bedrooms themed after each of the houses of Hogwarts. This master bedroom…

Easy DIY Living Wall Art

If you have ever wanted to make your own DIY living wall art from artificial plants, then you are in luck because I am pretty sure this has to be…

Keely’s Bedroom Makeover (Before + After!)

Since the last time I checked in house-wise, we had a pretty big change: we moved! At the end of last summer, we very unexpectedly found a house that we felt…

Harry Potter-Inspired Dining Room Tour

Today, I’m sharing a before and after tour of the dining room from my Harry Potter-inspired house. Here are the living room and kitchen tours. I love this dining room!…

Emma’s Home Office Refresh

I am super excited to share my home office refresh with you all today! I think an alternative title to this post could be something like, “The Power of Paint,”…

DIY Trim Accent Wall

It’s been a few years since I shared anything from my master bedroom, but I recently completed a super fun and (shockingly) simple accent wall I wanted to share with…

Spring Cleaning Checklist

Hi friends! I have to admit I am one of “those” people who gets a bit emotional taking down all my holiday decor. We did it this past week and…

Elsie’s Forever Home Q+A

Hi everyone! When we shared our new home with you, I knew you would have a lot of questions, so I figured it was easiest to round them up into one…

Harry Potter-Inspired Bnb Kitchen Tour

In case you missed the announcement, Elsie and I are both working on a short-term rental property just outside Orlando, Florida (about 20 minutes from the parks). They both have…

Rainbow Corner Accent Wall DIY

There are some rooms that just ooze charm even when the room is completely empty—tall ceilings, large windows, details in woodwork or molding are all things that can give a…

Punch Needle Embroidery Pillow Tutorial

If you’ve been itching to try your hand at punch needling but need something less intimidating to start with than a WHOLE pillow, this is the project for you! We…

How to Build a DIY Dollhouse

If you follow us on IG (stories!) you may have already caught a sneak peek of our BIG holiday DIY of 2019. Last year, we made this play kitchen for Nova’s…

Emma’s Laundry Room Makeover

I am beyond excited to share our laundry room makeover today! This has turned out to be one of my favorite room transformations in my house to date. In partnership…

At Home with Natalie Ensor in Nashville, Tennessee

Today, we’re beyond thrilled to share Natalie Ensor’s Nashville home with you. The hardest part about putting this post together was picking out which photos to use—every room is so creative…

Rainbow Nursery Before + After

Friends, we have been SOOOOOO excited to share this room and new project with you! Elsie and I have been talking about new project ideas for 2020 and one thing…

Pampas Grass Wreath DIY

Have you jumped on board the dried grasses trend yet? I’m 100% here for it and couldn’t wait to make my own pampas grass wreath for this fall season. It’s…

Holiday House Bedroom Tours (Before & After)

Excited to finally share the bedrooms at the holiday house! This house has three bedrooms (other than the playroom which has a trundle bed), which includes a master bedroom downstairs…

Before + After Video Home Tour!

Four years ago, we purchased our 1970s fixer-upper and began a several-years-long renovation. I learned SO much during this renovation—it was the learning experience of a lifetime. It was my…

Our Favorite Furniture Hacks

Do you remember our Project Restyle series from back in the day? Many of the posts were clothing related (like how to restyle a vintage top) and we even gave…

Haunted House Tour

Happy Halloween, everyone! We’re going to give you a little tour of our haunted house we created for our neighborhood to enjoy this year. If you live in Springfield, Missouri…

Treehouse + Cabin Tour

“Hi! We are Tristan + Lynne Knowlton, a mother/daughter team fueled by coffee and kindness. We love styling and cozying up home spaces and sharing on our blog, Design The Life…

Wooden Height Chart DIY

I have a height chart in our home that I show pretty frequently and always get so many questions about (I’ll show it below). The shop I got it from…

5 Ways to Decorate with Skeletons

We went a little crazy with the Halloween decorations this year in preparation for our neighborhood (kid-friendly) haunted house that we are hosting. I especially went a little crazy with…

Elsie’s Adjusted Coffee Setup

As soon as we got home from China with Marigold, I knew it was time to adjust some of our daily routines and simplify as much as possible. For the…

Holiday House Living Room Before & After

We are SO excited to give you a tour of the holiday house living room today! As I mentioned in this post, the holiday house has two living rooms—one in…

Easy Halloween Window Decor

Here is a super easy Halloween window decor idea that we did over at the holiday house this year. It’s seriously one of the most simple (and cheap!) big impact…

Painted Pumpkin DIY

This year, I decided to add some faux pumpkins to our porch (mixed with real ones) just because they will be reusable year after year. At this point in my…

DIY Full Moon Photo Backdrop

You may have already heard (if you follow us on IG) that we are making a walk-through “haunted house” for the neighborhood kiddos families at our holiday house for Halloween…

Our Spooky Village

I’m so excited to share our Spooky Village with you again this year (here’s last year’s). We decided to add one house to it this year, which I’ll share below!…

Holiday House Playroom Before & After

I’m back sharing another space from our holiday house: the playroom. When we originally bought this home, this room was an open (no door) room. So although it has a…

Elsie’s Halloween Home Tour

Hello friends. Welcome to our spooky home tour! It fills me with pure joy to decorate our home for the seasons for our family. Our daughter, Nova, is hyper aware…

Modern Farmhouse Table DIY

I am SO excited to share today’s post with you! Almost seven years ago, we made our first DIY dining room table and have loved it so much through multiple homes…

Elise’s Open Concept Kitchen Transformation

Hi, Elise here and I am so excited to share my kitchen before and after with you today! In December 2018, my family bought a new house in our same neighborhood…

Easy Sensory Bin Table Setup for Kids!

If you’ve searched for anything kid-related on Pinterest even once, you’ve probably had your feed instantly flooded with “sensory bin” ideas all of a sudden and there’s a good reason…

Cast Iron Skillet Handle Cover DIY

We partnered with JOANN on this post, and if you’ve ever cooked with cast iron before then you know two things: First, it can take a little bit to get…

Vintage Finds Around My Home

I have always loved vintage, but I haven’t always been super proud of the things I bought. In high school, I started to thrift shop (immediately after getting my driver’s…

Modern Dartboard Cabinet DIY

So, my husband is pretty into almost any kind of game—video games, sports, yard games, board games … he loves them all! When we were planning our porch makeover, I…

How to Make Mirrored Side Tables

I love the glamorous touch that mirrored tables can add to an interior! For a while, Leanne Ford had me convinced that I needed one for a coffee table. Grubby…

How to Make a Soap Dispenser from a Vase

As an avid vase collector, I’ve been trying to think of interesting ways to repurpose some of my favorite small vases. When the bar soap in my powder room began…

20+ of The Cutest Yarn and Textile DIYs

Today, we’re rounding up our favorite craft projects using textiles like yarn, fabric, wool roving, pom poms … all the things! If you’re just starting out and want to learn…

My Vinyl Collection

Hello friends! Today, I want to share my number one favorite collection with you—my vinyl collection. When we moved into our home, I saved up for a record player setup…

Easy Stenciled Outdoor Rug

We have been working hard to finish our outdoor porch projects this summer, and I was almost done with decorating when I realized that I was in need of a…

The Russell in Nashville, Tennessee

We are so honored to feature this space on the blog today! Elsie and Emma recently attended the grand opening of The Russell, a gorgeous new boutique hotel in Nashville….

Sprinkled Clay Ring Tower DIY

So, I think this is such a fun DIY to make on a night in, or gather up a few gal pals for an afternoon of crafting and a cocktail….

Mermaid Birthday Party

One of my favorite (self-imposed) duties of motherhood has got to be party planning! My kids and I have such a fun time dreaming up their ultimate party themes and…

Emma’s BNB Tour (Part Two)

Sharing a tour of the bedrooms and bathrooms in my Nashville house today. If you missed it I recently shared about all the living spaces in this home as well….

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