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  • January 1, 2014

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    Happy New Year!

    I hope all of you have the best 2014 imaginable. It’s always nice to turn a corner and get a fresh new start on January 1st.

    Kind of a clean slate.

    Today is the perfect day to Thank You for checking in and reading this blog. You are awesome. I love all the e-mails I have received from you and your uplifting interesting comments mean a lot to me. My plan for 2014 is to create a more fun, daily interactive experience here on the blog that hopefully can be helpful in your life, still sharing lots of design, but not just design.  If you have never commented or written before I hope you do so in 2014.   I always love to hear about your life, questions or things you would like me to write about.

    Anyway – hope your holiday week was great. Here are some pictures from mine.

    Frosty morning view from the breakfast room.

    Among the many barns.

    The sun is only up for a few hours this time of year, so it’s so low on the horizon.

    Who doesn’t love a $ 5 “trasmatta” cheap woven vintage Swedish rug.

    Rush hour in Torp.

    Luke is biking, this NEVER happens in December.

    It’s been a weird warm  snow less Christmas.

    Karlstad town square. This is the nearest big city. And also the city I grew up in.

    Funny how I find it so beautiful now, when I was growing up I always wanted to go somewhere else.

    I was sersiously needing some snow days. So we drove north one day, close to Norway and skied Branas mountain.

    It’s pitch black on the mountain at 2.30pm so it’s like night skiing.

    Awesome day with family and the freshest coldest air.

    Until we see you again dear house….

    All pics from INSTAGRAM@JILLSORENSEN.COM. Join me there for daily pics.

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  • August 23, 2013

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    Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!  Just wanted to quickly share this article…

    Since Luke and I still feel like we’re out here in LA on vacation, it was a surreal feeling when I picked up the latest issue of Coastal Living and read “California designer Jill Sorensen…” in Santa Monica.

    What perfect timing and welcome!

    I’m not sure what your design reads are, but Coastal Living is one of my personal favorites. You can pick up the September issue of the magazine or read some of my design tips and (pet peeves)  here.

    Coastal Living.

    There is a big bedding and carpet sale going on on LiveLikeYou so in case you need some you might not want to miss it.

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  • June 21, 2013


    Happy Friday!

    In case you are local, pick up an issue of Arlington Magazine. Some cool screened in porches in the summer issue.  Even though half packed up, we styled our porch for the shoot.

    Arlington Magazine

    And don’t miss the LAST TWO DAYS OF THE BEDDING SALE this weekend!

    Have a great weekend!

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  • May 30, 2013


    In case you’re stuck in line at Safeway this weekend — grab this magazine.

    A lot of my home makeovers are in it.

    Seeing the “before” pictures reminds me how dull and depressing our home looked.  It really reminds me how much I love living with color.

    Here are a few pages in case you miss the real thing…

    Better Homes and Garden’s new publication.

    Yes my living room looked like that. Hard to believe! In case you read the text, no, I never had a corporate job (but I probably would have  quit it.) . But the colorful makeover was started to cheer Luke up when his dad got brain cancer.

    So glad we did it.

    Some living room “before pics”

    The funny thing is Dan and Luke fought me all the way, asking me not to change the house.

    Only to 100% agree with me now!

    Luke’s chair was put in the hallway for shoot.

    Omar you made the magazine spread!!!

    The advice above I stand by fully. It’s an absolute MUST to start there when attempting to do you house.

    Thank You to Better Homes and Garden, writer Jennifer for sharing my tips in such a fun way, and lovely Bonnie and Gordon.

    Oh, and my name is Sorensen with an “e”! Oh well.

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