E-Design, Inspiration, Make-over, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Vintage

Services Pricing and E-Design Example

Hi guys. I have updated my services page to list my pricing. Over the years I’ve noticed some designers are transparent with pricing on their website and others are not. Well, this gal’s letting you know upfront — So the breakdown is as such: By the Hour $100/hr Full Design $700 per room + fees (email for details) E-Design $350 per room Send yo money to mirandarodgers@ymail.com on Paypal. 😀 Now…

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Bedroom, Budget rooms, Infertility, Make-over, The Art of the Mix, Vintage

Garage Makeover: Finishing Up the Space

It’s always been my belief that if your home is beautiful, in one way or another your life will be too. What’s that Martha Stewart quote on my About page? “Your home should be a reflection of how you want to live right now and for the next phase of your life.” I briefly blogged (like seriously glazed over) my 2 year depression since 2015 when I found out I…

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Inspiration, Living Room, Make-over, Vintage

Staging to sell: the living room

I admit I have not staged a house before but hey there’s a first time for everything! I don’t really see what the difference is from styling. Just use less stuff. What I do know is, you want to show off your home’s true potential… make it look good so buyers can see themselves living there. The first time my client listed her home, her realtor took some pretty crappy…

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Budget rooms, Inspiration, Make-over, Removable Wallpaper, Shopping

What’s That About Temporary Wallpaper?

Everywhere I look I see wallpaper making a big splash, with removable wallpaper being a major player. Genevieve Gorder has a line for Tempaper. Chasing Paper, a brand I found in a google search, has popped up on Emily Henderson and on the Today Show with Architectural Digest. Wallpaper in one shape or form will always be with us. Here are 18 removable papers I fancied and hope you do too…

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Budget rooms, Inspiration, Living Room, Make-over, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Vintage

Neutral Living Room Makeover

In my previous post I ended with a drab photo my mother sent me from some kids she knows on facebook. I may have been too harsh (naaah) and decided it would be better as a post all its own! Let’s imagine everything I’m about to say to you actually happened. Haley and her fiance Josh recently purchased a home in Tennessee. Through the glorious wonders of the internet, they…

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Inspiration, Living Room, Make-over, The Art of the Mix, Vintage

a confession/ Tiny spaces; a vignette

Oh my gosh, you guys. I apologize for the lack of content. I want to be transparent on this blog like so many wonderful bloggers that I admire but then I don’t want to break my lovely little veil of internet anonymity. I will say that this has been a very rough year for me. I briefly posted that I left my graphic design job in December 2015. 2015 was…

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Budget rooms, Inspiration, Living Room, Make-over, Vintage

Hughes living room refresh (but not a redesign)

I like to think of this as a step along the way to a makeover/living room redesign. A few weeks ago I surprised my mother by rearranging her living room. She loved it. Whew! When you have 0 dollars to buy new furniture you can definitely breathe new life into a space by moving your current furniture into a better flowing/more logical floor plan! I also wanted mother to get a…

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Living Room, Make-over

Built-in Bookshelf Makeover

I really never paid much attention to my mother’s bookshelves until recently. I admit I am not very observant when it comes to things that do not interest me, such as her collection of blue and white china, her annoying love for my horrible teenage years family photos, and tattered family bibles. When I photographed the living room for “before” shots for the makeover I’m working on I was appalled…

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Inspiration, Make-over

Refining and the chaise

Mother has mentioned numerous times that she would like a sectional for the living room. I have personally never liked a sectional. I think of bulky, cheaply made hunks of tacky junk people throw in front of televisions. You know, those ugly things people buy for $599 at discount stores? Then I came across this beauty from Dwell Studio. It has a left or right facing chaise. $1,800 is not…

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