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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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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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Laundry room organizing tips and tricks!

Ooh laundry—everyone’s favorite thing to do in their free time, right? Personally, I am not a fan of spending any free moments washing, drying, or folding clothes. It’s bad enough that we have to do the task in general, but what makes matters worse is that most people’s laundry rooms aren’t exactly a pretty sight. […]

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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 […]

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Before & After: Bachelor pad living room

Back in April I shared some “before” photos of the bachelor pad design project that I took on. It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally got some photos to share of the finished design. Before, this bachelor pad living room was sparse. It had some basic pieces of furniture, but nothing else. There […]