October 9, 2019

1. PEEL & STICK... ANYTHING 

Wallpaper, tiles, faux marble contact paper. The possibilities are endless with anything peel and stick. Double check before installing that it will come off without any residue, and get to it! 

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2. USE STUFF YOU ACTUALLY WANT 

I think the reasons rentals can end up feeling less than cozy, is that a lot of us view them as temporary. That means we pop in some second hand furniture and call it a day....

October 7, 2019

It can be frustrating enough to try to take a good picture inside, let alone to try to do that with a phone. While we have a decent DSLR, I'm still learning how to use it and let's face it, our phones take pretty great pictures and are significantly more convenient! 

It's not difficult to take a good picture with your phone. Here are my top tips. (BTW, these tips translate to all amateur phone photography, not just interiors!)

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July 1, 2019

STEP 1: FINDING YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE 

STEP 2: DECORATING WITH A PARTNER

STEP 3: UNCOVERING YOUR FAMILY'S NEEDS

STEP 4: SETTING THE DESIGN FOUNDATION 

We talked last about the foundations of your room plans, the "bread" if you will. You can read all about that here, but the cliff notes version is that you want to choose a rug and curtains first. These two sandwich the room, and I've found it's easier to design a room after th...

June 26, 2019

The thought of leaving our house made me cringe at first. I absolutely love our home, and truly imagined us growing old here. It's modest and charming, with enough history to make it interesting, and I didn't think we'd ever leave. 

But plans change, and now that I've had time to settle with everything, I'm truly excited for what the future holds! If you've got no clue what I'm talking about, We're Moving! 

Because we head out i...

June 19, 2019

We're finally going to be laying down the framework for our room and purchasing some items! I know this was a fairly intensive process to get here, but I promise a space always turns out better when you take your time!

If you missed the first three steps, you can find them here! 

STEP 1: HOW TO FIND YOUR INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE 

STEP 2: HOW TO DECORATE WITH A PARTNER 

STEP 3: UNCOVERING YOUR FAMILY'S NEEDS 

The foundation for me is a...

May 28, 2019

Ask them to create a board and pin anything house-wise that they love. Then take a little time investigating and find common themes, just like you did last week. I have you do this, because you can’t effectively combine styles and make a cohesive home with two partners, if you don’t truly understand your partner’s style! You should each have a joy list at this point!

May 9, 2019

Knowing what you prefer about a style can be helpful, but I want you to find specific elements you love first, before trying to adhere to a style, like Mid mod, traditional, boho, contemporary etc.

May 4, 2019

 🎶 "We are the champions my frieeend.."

You guys, it's done! Well, at least for now. You know I can't sit still for long! 

Adding the crown jewels of this beauty was such a great reward for pushing through and getting that B&B up in week 3. 

Part of me is day-dreaming about painting those floors and replacing that boob light, but in the meantime, I'm going to enjoy where this room is right now! 

Look how far we've come! Remember...

April 24, 2019

I'll have it noted that while I don't own a console table at the moment, I've studied extensively, the art of styling one. Extensively might not be the best word. But trust me, I've studied it more than I'm proud of. 

In my Instagram stories the other day, I ran through three of my top tips and that really was just the tip of the ice burg. 

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of styling, lets talk about the difference between a...

April 3, 2019

Remember when my plans for the dining room looked something like this?

Well, not surprisingly she ended up looking nothing like that mood board. The first and largest change, was of course, the built-in. Stripping and sanding the paint didn't go as planned, so we had to course-correct and ended up painting it a warm charcoal color. You can read all about that process here

(Our light fixture is on sale now!)

As far as the curtai...

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