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2017 Fall/Winter Decor Trends Part 2

There were so many things happening this season, I had to split this post in two. Check out the rest of what’s in style this cozy season. Read More »

Beautiful on the Outside,Decor

2017 Fall/Winter Decor Trends Part 1

Through my extensive trend research as a professional designer, traveling to showrooms, sitting in on design lectures in Chicago and seeing future decor products that haven’t hit the market yet, here are the fall decor design trends for 2017. Read More »

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DIY Wall Paper

If you don’t want to invest in wallpaper or deal with the sticky mess of putting it up, I have an idea to share with you for a child’s room… Read More »

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A Welcoming Front Door

If you don’t know it by now, I LOVE color! It draws me in like a moth to a flame. It can say a lot about a person, as you well know from my “Meaning of Color” posts.

No matter the time of year, colorful front doors can make such a statement for your home. Even better, it’s an expression of you and your family dynamic and makes people want to come in and learn more. Read More »

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True Blue

I hope everyone had a happy and safe 4th of July!

Now, let’s talk about the color blue!

Fun Fact: Because blue is such a stable color, women love seeing men in this color. Who doesn’t love having a stable partner?  Blue is also very calming. Read More »

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Gabe’s Room

Decorating and designing elements for our own homes can feel overwhelming and complex at times.  For me, it’s my creative outlet.  It’s also one of my ways of mentally escaping and relaxing.  I don’t know if that makes sense to you, but it works well for me.  You know how some people are extremely sensitive to fingernails on a chalkboard, or hearing people chewing food?  That’s how I am when it comes to having balance in my personal environment.  It doesn’t need to be perfect and not at all high end.  Those things aren’t important to me.  I realize that the decorating process isn’t going to be perfect regardless of the room or person.  I feel I do the most growing when things are a challenge.  I learn way more when I have to adapt, vs having a fixed, unchanging mindset.  Your environment had an enormous impact on your mood.  So. today’s post is about my youngest son’s room and how it makes him feel.  Read More »

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Design Tip: Hanging Art on Walls

Image above via Luxe

Hanging artwork at the wrong height is one of the most common mistakes folks make when decorating their homes.  I hear all the time, “You should hang artwork so the center of the picture is at eye level…”  Wrong!  We are all built differently. If we all hung artwork at our personal eye level artwork would be all over the place.  What if your partner was 6’4″ and you were 5 feet tall?  Where do you put it then?  Read More »

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Window Boxes To Die For

Image via Pinterest

I know, right?!  Window boxes are amazing and magical.  I’m normally a very decisive person!  It’s true.  But there are two things in the whole world that make me very indecisive… desserts and flowers.  I pretty much love all desserts and sweets, but this post isn’t about sweets.  Today’s post is about flowers!  I love flowers and plants so much and I am always looking for ways to add more to my house and yard each summer.  So I need your help!  I’m trying to convince my hubby (Nate) to put up window boxes on the front of our house.  If I get a ton of comments and support, maybe that will help him say yes to the idea…   😉   so keep reading… Read More »

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String Wall Art

Are you tired of just putting photos or prints up in your home?  Why not take string to a new level and do something funky on your walls?!? Read More »

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