Our Favorite Forest-Inspired Wallcoverings for Winter & Fall

Forest-inspired wallcoverings. Forest wallpaper in a nursery by Morris Lare

As you may have noticed in our portfolio of work, we love using botanical and forest-inspired wallcoverings. At Morris Lare, we are big fans of the depth and richness they can add to a space, the pop of color and texture they can provide, and how they can bring a touch of nature to an […]

Creating a Snug Sanctuary: 10 Styling Tips for a Cozy Winter Home

cozy neutral living room styled for autumn with cozy knitted throw blankets

The days are growing shorter, the air is crisp, and we’re feeling the urge to transform our homes into cozy refuges from the dark and cold outside. In this post, we’re rounding up our favorite winter home styling tips to infuse your space with warmth and texture. From the tactile pleasure of curling up with […]

Designing a Gender-Neutral Nursery for a Traditional Modern Home

gender neutral nursery with sheepskin rug, daybed, white walls, forest mural

As part of our Glenwood new construction home, we were lucky enough to help our clients design the perfect gender-neutral nursery for their first-born, who was on the way while the house was being built. The concept for the nursery was to create a calm and peaceful space, in the modern traditional style of the […]

How We Created a Dreamy Home Library Retreat from an Unused Dining Room

home library, Lewis and Wood wallpaper, styled shelves, game table, white linen upholstered chaise lounge, lilac, white, blue, by Morris Lare, Des Moines Iowa Interior Designers

Have you ever dreamed about having your very own space devoted to the quiet luxury of reading your favorite novel, playing a game, or working a puzzle without the distractions of television? As book lovers, we know the feeling! When you are an avid collector of books, they tend to accumulate throughout your home, piling […]

Our Best Coffee Bar Ideas for Your Kitchen Renovation

cup of coffee on wood table

Get ready for mornings to become infinitely more enjoyable with a stylish coffee bar in your home. Whether you have a dedicated nook or just a corner of counter space, these nine inspiring ideas will help you create the perfect spot to brew and sip your favorite caffeinated beverage.

The Top Benefits of Working with a Full Service Interior Design Firm

modern mountain living room designed by Morris Lare, Des Moines, Iowa. Concrete fireplace mantle, open shelves.

Working with a full service interior design firm can bring your dream home to life. From selecting furniture and lighting to creating the perfect color palette and style, an experienced designer can help you create a space that suits your unique lifestyle and needs. Find out about the amazing benefits of working with a professional interior design firm here.

The Best Dark and Moody Paint Colors for Cabinets

One of the best ways to bring depth, dimension, and color to a home is through color. Darker hues can work beautifully on cabinetry and trim work and balance out lighter colored or white walls. In this post, we’re sharing our favorite dark and moody paint colors for cabinets as well as for trim work […]

Winterset Kitchen, Laundry & Mudroom Renovation Before & After

windsor dining chair with white oak dining table green cabinetry

In this post, we’re sharing all of the details and before and after  photos of our Winterset kitchen, laundry, and mudroom renovation. Their home is 30 minutes southwest of the Des Moines metro area in a rural area of Winterset (Madison County). It sits on a beautiful piece of property with expansive views of tree […]