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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Bedroom, Inspiration, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Vintage

One room, three ways

I mentioned I was helping someone decorate her space? Well, my client has downsized from a 1900s two-story to a 1950s one-story rancher. She has worlds of beautiful french antiques but so many of them are so big and out of character for her new digs. But we love them and we have to make them work in the new space!! You can’t get rid of French antiques! She has…

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Bedroom, Closets, Inspiration, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Uncategorized, Vintage

My Dream Dressing Room

Don’t you wish our homes still had separate hers and his dressing rooms? I’m content to dress myself  without the help of a ladies’ maid (I wonder if Jim would like a valet?) but the idea of your own little oasis, surrounded by luxurious fabrics and all your lovely possessions sounds nice, doesn’t it? Maybe only to fashionistas and clothes horses but as someone with a growing collection of dresses…

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Inspiration

Inspiration

I am so bad about logging where I save photos from (I don’t do Pinterest) so if you know the sources of any of these, do tell! I’ve been thinking about dining room plans but until then, here’s some pretty pictures to inspire you. When I saw this living room, with the tuxedo sofa and the round mirrors I knew my living room plans were rice krispies (I heard a…

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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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Bedroom, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Vintage

Imagining My Next Space: the Bedroom

I’ve got another Art of the Mix for you! We’re still residing in the little garage apartment, which I wrote about here. It has me lusting after rentals and dreaming up my own room plans and decor ideas. So much so I decided to design a bedroom that might work in an apartment with the living room I recently laid out here. I keep looking at the living room, getting lost…

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E-design

Heeey you guys! A friend of mine who lives a million and one miles away asked me about decorating his space which prompted me to think…well, why can’t I offer virtual design? I mean it’s dang 2017 and everyone else is doing it! I kid. But I don’t know…maybe someone like you will click and utilize the service 🙂 It’s there now. YAY! 🙂 And it’s no different from what…

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Happy New Year!

I am glad 2016 is over. While people gripe about losing beloved musicians and actors, I was more concerned with my own existence not going according to plan. 2016 was a tough one, full of depression and disappointments. I did travel to LA in March which was wonderful but aside from that? See ya ’16. This new year is bittersweet for me. Another year of life over. Since my year…

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