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New natural bamboo shades for a growing boy’s bedroom!

You know sometimes you decide to do something one way, and then it turns out totally different than you planned? Well, that is my husband and me with our second baby. You see, we live in a two-story house, but the only room upstairs is our master bedroom. When we found out we were expecting […]

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Refresh your home for spring

By now it seems like everyone is so over winter. The overcast skies, the cold, snow, and sleet may say “Merry Christmas” in December, but by February, the dreary days just say “stay inside.” So it is with a happy heart that I decorate for spring this time of year. In this room added a […]

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Give your windows a spring makeover

I wrote a post earlier about updating your house for spring, but I thought it would be fun to dive into some specific ideas for giving your windows a spring makeover. After a long winter, it always feels so good to let the light back in! And with these fun ideas, it’s easy to spruce […]

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5 brilliant window treatment ideas for the bathroom

Everyone loves natural light, but when it comes to bathrooms, window treatments can be tough to figure out. Privacy is obviously an issue and sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to have a private space while letting in light. Other times, it’s a moisture issue—folds of fabric in the bathroom don’t always sound like […]

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How to make a beautiful DIY reclaimed wood mirror

Scott and I have been meaning to hang a mirror in our entryway for, oh, a good year. After we completed our staircase makeover, it was bound to be that finishing touch for that last hair check as you run out the door, right? We put the task off for a while, never finding a […]

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The case for decluttering your home

I admit it. I really don’t like too much stuff sitting out. The weird part is that I love to collect. Ironic, don’t you think? So how do you strike a balance between the two? I suppose one option would be to keep a large storage unit with lots of boxes, but that sounds tedious […]

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Easy DIY feather wall hanging

Do you ever see something in a store or online that just excites you so much that you want ten of them right now? That is how I felt when I first saw Kristen Baker’s feather art. I knew I loved it and knew I wanted it. But there was simply no way that I […]

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The best window treatments for your style

Window treatments can make a big impact on the overall style of a room. They can be the workhorses of your design, subtle supporters, or dramatic accents. From drapes to blinds, shutters, and shades, when it comes to dressing up your windows there is something for every style. Photo Minimal In a minimal space, drapes […]

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Simple ways to update your home for spring

It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Seattle! And I am so ready for it. Winter is my least favorite season—not just the cold and the rain, it’s the darkness…I hate it. So I’m always eager for spring—flowers blooming, brighter colors, and more light (hallelujah!). In that spirit, I love updating my home a […]