Category Archives: Design

Furniture Jackpot at Target

Have you SEEN what Target is selling in their home department lately? These ottomans look so expensive and would be amazing as a seating pair in a living room or at the foot of a bed. This sofa!  For $329! … Continue reading

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Kitchen Backsplash – Fabric as Tile Alternative

Did you see House Beautiful’s Kitchen of the Month in the March issue? Check it out! Apart from that killer, furniture-inspired island (hello, perfect shade of gray) what I really love is the backsplash. The mag says the designers mounted a piece of … Continue reading

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Reader Submission – Entry Makeover

Remember when I re-did my entry with a mudwall full of hooks? Check out Leslie’s! She had one built at the back entrance of her home, near the garage and the laundry room.  The perfect place to corral coats and … Continue reading

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DIY Wall Map

Back in November I posted about my Easy DIY Bench. So many people asked about the map on Facebook, that I promised I’d do a tutorial.  It took four months to finally post, but here you go… I’ve always loved the look … Continue reading

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Trend Alert – Painted Hardwood Floor Tiles

You guys know about FLOR, right?  (the modular, patterned carpet squares) Well, this is like FLOR and your hardwood floors got married and had the chicest little babies you’ve ever seen. Mirth Studio, based in Charleston, SC, is the genius … Continue reading

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Before and After – Built Ins

I love built-in bookcases more than any other interior design element.  Honestly. I have hundreds of images of built-ins all over my Pinterest boards and on my computer, because they totally transform a room.  Case in point: the exact same angle … Continue reading

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Gray is the New Beige

When getting your house ready to sell, what’s the #1 thing you have to do? Stage it! It’s true.  Houses that are staged spend 83% less time on the market, and sellers typically see a 586% return (whoa!) on their staging … Continue reading

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Trend Alert – Painted Trim

I’ve been seeing a TON of gorgeous rooms with painted trim and woodwork lately.  House Beautiful has an article in the February issue showcasing a Tudor in Rye, NY that is to-die-for. What jumped out at me (even more than … Continue reading

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Color of the Year – 2014

Did you hear Pantone’s announcement?  2014′s Color of the Year is Radiant Orchid. I was all ho-hum about it until I found these orchid-esque rooms on Pinterest: I had a seller once with purple wall-to-wall carpet and a floral wallpaper in … Continue reading

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Makeover Your Entry

Back in January, I posted about taking the doors off our entry closet and converting it into a mudroom/mudwall.  Everyone’s comments on Facebook were so helpful, but I still kept going back and forth about it for months. Ultimately, I … Continue reading

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