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7 decorating essentials to have in every room

I have been a lifelong lover of home decorating. I remember watching decorating shows with my mom as a little girl, visiting our local Street of Dreams, studying my favorite rooms in old issues of House Beautiful, Country Living, Better Homes + Gardens, Blueprint and (my personal favorite) Cottage Living. I’ve learned from my mom, my […]

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Put a bird on it … an inexpensive art option

I know birds might be a little cliche, but I actually really do like them. I am always drawn to art with birds, fabric with birds (especially this!), these chairs – oh how I want them in my house, and even clothes (like this dress for me and this adorable sweater for Audrey). Years and […]

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Fall touches in the studio

I told myself I wasn’t going to get into Fall mode until after last weekend. Audrey had her first soccer game, we celebrated Brady’s 12th birthday (what?!) and the Seahawks played (sad loss, but I’m trying to forget it). I saw my first falling leaf of the season and our hydrangeas have changed into the […]

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The Best Gold And Brass Picture Frames

The right frame puts the finishing touch on art. Brass and gold has been trending for a while, but until recently, it’s been hard to find a good minimal brass metal frame. I have gathered six of my favorite frame options at varying quality and price points to help narrow down the perfect picture frame […]

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From 90’s to Now: Guest Bathroom Makeover Before + After

Before and afters are the very best, aren’t they?! Our little guest bathroom has undergone a great transformation that I can’t wait to show you. Here’s a sneak peek of the after (because I just can’t handle leading the post with one of the before pictures!). Isn’t it pretty? Let’s start at the beginning. Our […]

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A free source for great photo artwork

Last week I hung the first artwork in our oldest son’s room. You might remember when we shared the design board he and I created for his room. Poor kid has been waiting (rather patiently) for his mother to step up her decorating-a-teen’s-room game and pull it all together. This artwork was a move in […]

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Updates to the Studio just in time for summer

The last time I showed you the studio, the desks had just been finished and it was styled with hints of pink for spring. Since then, I have added a few new pieces of furniture and switched out the pink for summery blues so it felt like a good time to do an updated studio […]

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The Moody Living Room Makeover Reveal

As you enter our house from the front door, to the left sits a formal living room with fireplace and three big windows. We’ve never had a formal living room before – never wanted one, actually – until this house. Now that the kids are older, I very much like the idea of having a quiet room separate […]

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Reveal day! The kids’ third floor casual hangout space

If you remember from a couple of previous posts, we’ve been turning an open third floor bonus room into a functional space for our growing kids. Since moving in, we walled in a bedroom and closet, painted the walls, changed out the lighting, updated the trim and replaced the carpet (read all about the updates here). […]

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Organization made easy in the studio desk drawers

One of the reasons I went with three dressers as the base of the desk in the studio was for the ample storage the nine drawers would provide. My mom has a great desk setup in her house using filing cabinets as the base. I was tempted to go that direction until I remembered I don’t […]

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