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Trending: Your Kitchen Counter Space

At this same time last year, we were finishing our kitchen remodel (above). For close to 10 months (including the initial planning phase), our daily conversations revolved around all things kitchen, and, with several road bumps along the way, we were so thrilled when we could call the project complete! Over the course of the renovation, we […]

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A Scrapbook of Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

I’ve written about our new mountain house before—we are redoing it because, although we love where it is, we aren’t crazy about the finishes. Ready for the before photo of the kitchen? It’s not very big, so we need to make sure it has adequate storage, but we also want it to feel open. I’ve […]

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Barn Inspiration For Your Home

Sheds and barns are all the rage right now, including farmhouse décor. At our Texas farm, we have a shed but no barn. Our shed is not a place to hang out; it’s a place where we store equipment, including our lawn mower. So I’m not going to show you any photos of the inside—I […]

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How Does a Room Make You Feel?

It’s no secret that around here we’re big fans of blinds, shades, and draperies (sometimes together!) to spice up a naked window. Recently, I shared with you the window fabrics of our home, ranging from casual Roman shades to long and flowing curtains. Friends have asked, “How do you decide which treatment to put into which room?“ […]

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7 Patio Décor Must-Have Pieces

We take our patio décor pretty seriously around here. As soon as the weather starts to cooperate, most evenings are spent outdoors eating, chatting, or just relaxing. Over the past few years, I’ve managed to come to the perfect little mix of patio must-haves that make our outdoor space just as comfy as it is […]

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Color Trends & Ordering Free Swatches

Keeping up with trends can make your head spin. It’s my full-time job to focus on interior design and I find that sometimes it can be maddening. The good news is that design seems to be more and more about creating your own individual style rather than making your home look exactly like a designer’s […]

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Five Fashion Week Trends You Can Wear This Spring

Fashion week always kicks off style trends for the rest of the year. Other designers in fashion, home decor, print and pattern, and art tend to follow trends set early in the year at fashion week. As someone who spent a decade working in fashion design, I’m always so excited to see the new ways designers […]

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How to Decorate with Pastel Colors Year Round

Easter is just around the corner… time to bust out the pastel decor for its yearly moment of glory, right? Or not! I say pastels aren’t just for spring—you can decorate with them all year long. If you change the colors paired with them, they’ll feel appropriate for every season! In fact, pastels can work beautifully […]

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Enjoying Spring with Favorite Flowers

People from all over the state of Texas drive to the country every March and April to see the amazing Texas bluebonnets. I, too, am fascinated by them. Each spring we would drive to the country to see them. Thanks to Lady Bird Johnson, you can find them along the road many places throughout the state. […]