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, Removable Wallpaper, Shopping, The Art of the Mix, Tuxedo Sofa, Vintage

Imagining my next space

I’m sort of obsessed with wallpaper now. I’ve always liked it but rediscovered my interest in it when I was searching for wallpapers for Mom’s living room. It’s funny how tastes change. 5-6 years ago I really wanted a damask wallpapered bedroom with an aubergine upholstered headboard (I wouldn’t be caught dead with that now! :P). At the time I started this blog in 2014 I was really into giant floral…

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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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Budget rooms, Inspiration, Shopping, The Art of the Mix

Budget rooms: Walmart vs. Target. Living Room Price Comparison

  I went to Walmart over the weekend to get batteries. As I was walking through, I passed by a bunch of canisters and Tupperware storage items and thought “I bet I could blog about this.” It’s so easy to walk into Target and ooh and aah over all the cute Threshold or Nate Berkus merchandise. Target has been under fire recently for its new trans-inclusive bathroom policy and many…

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Inspiration, ROY G BIV Series

ROY G BIV: Red kitchens

I’d like to introduce a new series, ROY G BIV. I’ll go through the colors, discussing how to use them in a particular room. Or maybe I’ll show a bunch of rooms using that color. To start, of course is red. Red is one of those colors that can bring so much warmth to a space, but at the same time, can make it down right tacky and tawdry. Like…

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Budget rooms, The Art of the Mix

Mixing Styles on a budget

I was curious how cheap I could make a room, in the mid-century eclectic taste we know and love. So, I set out to find the cheapest sofa possible, keeping in mind the sort of furniture you may find in your local thrift, consignment, or on Craigslist. I give you the Bohemian Mid-Century Eclectic space. Just add more plants and textiles. If I were to buy a brand new sofa,…

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Inspiration, Shopping, Tuxedo Sofa

Dream sofa: Tuxedo

These are 2 of my all time favorite living rooms, belonging to Cameron Diaz and Marisa Tomei. Kelly Wearstler, who designed Cameron’s apartment, can do no wrong. In fact, I purchased my vintage swivel chairs based on lust I have for Milo Baughman. Sadly his designs are out of my price range. These rooms are 2 different designers but look how similar they are: Tuxedo sofa, large cocktail table, vintage…

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Inspiration

Grey Gardens design inspiration

A year or some months ago, I attempted to watch Grey Gardens, the documentary by Albert and David Maysles  about fallen socialites Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter of the same name. I had no idea what the film was about at the time and after a few boring minutes of watching this strange scarfed woman yelling at her half-naked mother in a house of squalor I turned it off. Last night…

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