The #1 Place in Your Home That Needs Organized

It is the start of a new year and you desperately want to get your space organized. It’s time to clean up, toss out, donate and feel more calm at home. Organization & decluttering in your home is the key to a calm, welcoming space. It is more important than the most beautiful design. If…

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Farmhouse Style is Not for Everyone

farmhouse style example with coat hooks, photo by jonny caspari from unsplash.com

Everywhere you look you will see rustic farmhouse style. In the magazines, in the home stores and on TV, it is the hot trend. But let’s be honest, farmhouse style is not for everyone and it does not work in every home.  I am not a hater by any means, it just doesn’t always work…

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Top 5 Ways to Update Your Curb Appeal

Top Five Tips to Update Your Curb Appeal

  This is a great time to make some changes outside and create the curb appeal you’ve always wanted.  Whether you are selling your home or just need a refresh, there are so many simple ways to make some updates to your exterior space.  Here are my top five ways to update your curb appeal.   Shrubs &…

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Home Build Update: Where Have I Been??

Home Build Update

A home build update…It is finally finished!  Building our home was quite an adventure but I could not be happier with the finished product.  Most of last year we were eyeball deep in the details of the build.  Then October arrived and we were moving in.  Then two major holidays.  Wow what a crazy year!…

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Metallics are Everywhere

Metallics are Everywhere

Metallics are everywhere.  Metallic finishes can be found in everything from decor, to furniture, to paint and beyond. And metallic trends continue to be all the rage.  Everywhere you look you can find items for your home in every metallic tone – at every price point. Gold, iron, bronze and yes, even brass are in…

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House Under Construction: Beware of the Budget

House Under Construction: Beware of the Budget

Building a home is an exciting, thrilling, scary adventure. As a designer I really love the whole process. With some background in construction it is thrilling to see this home come together and share the experience with my family. But this process has it’s pitfalls. One big one is always the budget. Before the house…

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Parade of Homes Provide Design Inspirations

Parade of Homes Provide Design Inspiration

Are you in need of design inspiration?  Tired of looking at all the magazines and watching every DIY show?  Maybe it’s time to check out your local parade of homes.  Each year local home builders’ associations will host a parade of homes to showcase their latest homes and they often include the latest design trends. …

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Top 5 Staging Tips

Top 5 Staging Tips for Resale

Spring has finally arrived and it is the perfect time to sell your house.  The market is ready and is swarming with buyers.  So you look around your house and know it needs a little refresh.  But no one wants to spend lots of money on big renovations when trying to sell your house.  Here…

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