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New obsession: Bali Natural Shades

Other than room service, what do you think is one of the nicest things about sleeping in a hotel room? My hubby and I love the darkness.. You see, the master bedroom in our house has three awesome windows that let in so much beautiful light. While I love nothing more than a bright and […]

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Before & After: Bachelor Pad Basement Redesign

Today is the last stop on our bachelor pad redesign tour! We’re finishing up with the basement—an area that is very manly and I wanted to keep it that way. The basement is a place for gaming and hanging out—more of a bonus room than the upstairs living area. The need for almost black-out conditions […]

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How to Make a Room Cohesive

I recently surveyed my readers to find out their biggest decorating problems. Want to guess what they said? Making a room look cohesive was one of the top problems, which makes sense. Selecting one thing you like is fairly easy, but finding a room full of things you like that work together is much more […]

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Desk Organizing 101

August always makes me think of back to school. Even though it has been years since I was a student, I still get the urge to buy some new office supplies, get organized, and give myself a fresh start! So I thought this would be the perfect month to talk about desks. Whether yours is […]

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Changing the view for a special cause

Scott and I spent the majority of our summer volunteering for a cause that always has been near and dear to our hearts—pet rescue. When Chicago-based dog rescue One Tail at a Time asked us if we could help with the design of their new Adoption Center, we couldn’t say “yes!” fast enough! With four […]

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Back to School Organization

With school coming back in session for kids all over, now is the time for us parents to organize our lives! We all know just how quickly kids’ stuff can take over our homes, especially when they are bringing home a million and one projects from school daily. Papers to be signed, crafts to be […]

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Before & After: Bachelor pad bedroom

We’re back for another installment in the bachelor pad redesign that I completed this summer. I continued into the bedroom with the same goals and theme I had for the downstairs: add more colors to an all-gray palette, and softness, dimension, and style to this bachelor’s pad. It’s really easy for bedrooms to be too […]

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10 Things you can add to your porch to make it cozy

I love living on my porch at the farm. Feeling the soft breezes,enjoying the smell of fresh-cut hay, and seeing the deer at dusk is my idea of heaven. Since I spend so much time on my porch, I have really tried to make it an extension of our home. Here are 10 things you […]

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Color crush: Purple and gold

It’s funny that I’m doing this palette as my “color crush,” because when I was considering different colleges to go to, I almost didn’t choose the University of Washington because I thought purple and gold was just the worrrrsssst. I know, that’s the dumbest reason to base an important decision on—and, in the end, I […]