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Home Design & Styling

DIY Upgraded Door Trim

Before we jump into the delights of upgraded door trim (which I'm beyond excited about), we need to take a walk down memory lane. You will remember we are slooowwwlllyy updating our downstairs Family Room into a fun-loving, kid-focused, Rustic Boho space. And you will remember the dilemma of a ...

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Four Steps for Styling Bookshelves

Do you remember Pottery Barn catalogs? When Fireman and I moved into our first little 900 sf home in the late '90s, I spent hours pouring over their glossy pages. I pined over the nubby textures and warm colors of the living rooms, the cozy quilted beds I longed to climb into, the dining ...

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Home Ideas during Downtime

This morning I am sipping my coffee in a still-quiet house, knowing in one hour kids will rise and plans for the day will unfold as we face another Tuesday of uncertainty and unfamiliar territory. Hearty breakfasts are beautiful soul therapy, by the way. We are making history, you and I. ...

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A Blue Master Vanity

Sometimes the reason we procrastinate when it comes to home design is our inability to make a decision. This was certainly the case with our Master Bath Vanity. (I'll admit, though: 10 years is far too long for decision debt.) **This post contains affiliate links; however, all recommendations ...

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Decorating Dilemma 101: Start with Art

In my last post, you learned my secret for launching a new room design often begins with an area rug (Where Do I Start?). I explained how beginning the decorating process with a rug is like discovering a secret set of instructions which guides all other decisions for a space: furniture, curtain ...

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Decorating Dilemma 101: Where Do I Start?

One of my highlights this January was conducting free 30 minute home design and styling consultations for clients who signed up at my booth during the December Winter Market hosted by Lily & Mae. As I drove through our snow-covered town, ear tuned to my map app so I could find your homes, I ...

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Our Rustic Boho Family Room

The other day I walked through a friend's house for the first time. I was blown away. No, it's not what you think. Her walls are not painted Sherwin Williams Color of the Year (which happens to be Naval 6244 by the way). Her furniture is a collection of hand-me-downs, yard sale finds, old ...

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Decorating a TV Wall for Christmas

Decorating a wall for Christmas which holds a fireplace, tv, two mantels, and several built-in shelves can be daunting. There is a lot going on here! Another day I will discuss the simplistic magic of decorating with white dishes (my fave!), but today let's stay on track and walk through ...

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Painted Bookshelves Reveal

**This post contains an affiliate link; recommendations are wholeheartedly my own. One of the benefits of tackling a huge painting project is the tremendous reward. A few weeks ago I dove in to paint this three-piece bookshelf inherited from my sister. A massive unit with lots of ...

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