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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 […]

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Taking the plunge with bold window treatments! Blue Roman shades reveal.

Awhile back I chatted with y’all about taking the plunge with bold colors! We were super hesitant to add in a bold color with window treatments. My hubby and I always default to whites, grays, and other neutrals. Bold colors? Well that’s for something tiny and easily replaceable, you know—like a pillow! Ha. With our […]

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Color crush: Deep teal

As the weather gets hot, we often gravitate towards lighter colors, like sky blue, lemon yellow, or pale peach. But pastels can be a little too airy and soft on their own—a room full of pastels tends to look like a nursery if it’s not balanced with something a little more rich. This gorgeous shade […]

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A little window design inspiration, from Europe!

I recently returned from a fabulous trip to Europe for my fifth wedding anniversary, and I can’t believe all of the beauty that I saw there.  I realized that I have a “thing” for pretty doors and windows…the more colorful the better! I thought that this was so fitting to share with you all and […]

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Finding inspiration in contrasting shades

In the last few weeks, Scott and I have made a lot of progress tying up the loose ends in our living room. Together, this is where we spend the majority of our time, and with this in mind, it was one of the first spaces we tackled upon move-in. After dealing with a lot of […]

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Color crush: Pink & Gray

A couple weeks ago, I checked out the swatches from the refreshed line of Bali Cellular Shades, and I have to say, I’m impressed! These cellular shades, available in an array of new colors and styles, are the most energy efficient part of the Bali line. They’ll keep your house warm in winter and cool […]

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DIY colander pendant light & trending kitchen window treatments

Have you ever been in a beautiful space that felt lifeless? Yeah, me too. I make it my design goal to bring each room to life and make sure it’s going to inspire the people living in it. It turns out, when you add a quirky, unique piece to a room, like this awesome DIY colander […]

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5 reasons to decorate with metallics

It’s no secret that I love anything metallic. I’m a copper and gold addict when it comes to decorating my house. To justify all the gold, I’ve actually developed five reasons why metallic finishes are necessary in my decor. I think that having some intention and purpose to my decorating has definitely helped the overall […]

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What’s trending in today’s kitchen designs?

Your kitchen gets a workout every day. It’s the place for family meals (sometimes on the run!), a communications center (appointment calendars, notes on the chalkboard, and post-it notes), a studyhall for homework (from algebra to coupon clipping) and a haven for cooking and entertaining (pizza night, book club night, try-a-new-recipe night). It’s also a […]