• The One Question You Need to ask Yourself to Have a Happy Home
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    The One Question You Need to Ask to Have a Happy Home

    If you’re reading this, it’s probably because your home has a problem – it’s depressed.  It’s sad and gloomy, maybe it’s a little beaten up and run down.  Or maybe it looks good on the outside, but it doesn’t feel right on your inside.  You want to have a happy home.  But to do that you have to ask yourself one very important question:  “How do you want your home to feel?”   It’s a simple question and one that most designers will ask when they start a project.  Why?  Because we know that there is more to home than just how it looks.  We know there is an intimate connection between…

  • Modern Industrial Kitchen Design | Modern Kitchen Ideas | Midcentury Modern Kitchen Design
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    How to Design a Modern Industrial Kitchen

    Design overwhelm, indecisiveness, plagued by too many options – this is what can happen when you (a non-designer) try to take on a design project.  Sure, blogs and TV shows make it look easy.  They make you think you can rip out your old kitchen cabinets and renovate your kitchen in a weekend.  But as you start a DIY kitchen renovation – or even a kitchen design – you may quickly realize that it can be a daunting task.  You’ve narrowed down your style on Pinterest, but now how do you accomplish it in real life.  How do you design a modern industrial kitchen?  Let me show you how!  …

  • How To Fix Paint Bleed on Stripes | Tape Bleed | DIY Painted Stripe Wall
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    How to Fix Paint Bleed to get a Perfect Striped Wall

    Maybe it’s just me, but DIY-ing your home into a thing of beauty is tough work.  Everyone online makes it look like so much fun.  And don’t get me wrong, it is!  But it’s also a lot of blood, sweat, and tears – especially when you paint stripes on your wall and end up with tape bleed.  (Don’t worry, I’m going to show you how to fix paint bleed on stripes!)  Maybe I’m just too much of a perfectionist.  Maybe I put too much of my personal identity in my home and the way it looks.  Maybe I just rush into things too fast with grand expectations.  Whatever the case,…

  • Painted Stripe Entryway Wall
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    How to Paint Perfect Stripes on Your Wall

    My 90s-cat-mom-chic house is both my torture chamber and my playground.  As a Designer, new wife, and woman, I’m caught between wanting everything in my home to be instantly beautiful and living with the embarrassment of a home with wallpaper and carpet in the bathroom.  Although I felt trapped and helpless to change anything when I first moved in with my husband, I quickly realized I had the ability and right to update my home.  Which is exactly what I did when I painted a striped focal wall in my entry! Now, the 90s-cat-mom-chic house is a great playground for me as a Designer.  As my husband says, “this is…

  • Interior Design Mood Board
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    How to Create a Design Mood Board for your Space

    So you’ve finally decided to tackle the next design project in your home?  You’re itching to do something about that stale, lifeless, uncomfortable, and disfunctional space.  You’ve spent months, maybe even years saving and budgeting for your remodel.  And you’ve spent hours gathering ideas on Pinterest for your room’s makeover.  Now what?  How do you take a bunch of random ideas, furniture pieces, colors, and patterns and transform them into a cohesive look in your space.  The answer is to create an Interior Design Mood Board that will act as your guide while designing your space! Every designer does this.  Yes, we go on Pinterest and Houzz to gather ideas…