chairs

DIY chair upholstery – Dining room chair makeover!

When you’re working with a small budget, but desperately need new chairs for your dining room table, what do you do? Well, you go thrift shopping of course! Odds are you’ll find beautiful mismatched chairs that will fit well together—after a quick little makeover. The before . . . . . . and the sleek, modern after! It […]

vertical-space

Making the most of a small space

People often get caught up in thinking that bigger is better…but that’s not always the case when it comes to decorating! In fact, there are quite a few advantages to having a small home. With less space to fill, you need to be more intentional about what you bring in…and since you don’t have to […]

marblefireplace

Decorating with marble accents

Oh marble, you are a beauty. A sometimes expensive beauty, but a beauty none-the-less. Think of all of the beautiful kitchens you have seen on Pinterest and other interior design sites. What do they have in common? A lot of them have marble countertops. Bright and beautiful, it is clearly a winning choice for well […]

kitchen after logo

Before & After: Bachelor pad kitchen redesign with sliding panels

We’re back today with more photos from my bachelor pad redesign project! You can read about our decision making about what blinds and shades to go with here. Today we’re moving on to the kitchen, which was a hard room to change. Since it isn’t an eat-in kitchen, we kept it really natural, neutral, and […]

5-embroidered-picnic-blanket

10 DIY projects for this summer!

Summer is my favorite season for DIY projects. The sunny and dry weather is perfect for painting, sanding, and working on things outside. (Spray painting is a real challenge during the winter in Seattle!) Plus there’s more daylight, so you can keep working on projects in the evening. And if you’re a mom with kids […]

bali front door mat 4

A new way to say welcome with an easy DIY doormat!

When someone walks up to your front door your doormat makes an impression even before your beautiful home does. For a long time we have had the world’s ugliest front doormat. No exaggeration! I am pretty sure it came with our house, and other than switching it out for holiday doormats, it has been there […]

DIY-Nursery-Ideas-East-Coast-Creative-5-620x414

Nursery makeover with cellular shades, plus a fun DIY wood slice garland!

A nursery can be one of the most exciting rooms to decorate!  I had the pleasure of helping a couple plan and design a nursery in anticipation of their son Austin’s arrival. The best part about this room makeover is that I didn’t have to do any of the actual work. As a DIY TV […]

picture 4

Finding the focal points in your room

So what’s a focal point? It is an area of interest or emphasis. This is where your eye is drawn. Typically it is that place you see as you walk into a room, that immediately catches your attention. Hopefully the focal point is a lovely painting rather than a crack in the wall. Will visitors […]

YBH10

Black fringe for drama and flair: Using curtains to revitalize your space

There are certain rooms in our home (and I assume most peoples’ homes) that inevitably get put on the back burner, design-wise. For us, this is the studio; the place where I write, paint, and create, day in and day out. That’s not to say it hasn’t come a long way since we moved in; […]