valance returns wood blinds

4 simple steps on how to order valance returns for wood blinds

It’s important to visualize how your blinds will be mounted before they are installed. How is this related to valance returns? Well, which style you choose will not only have a visual impact on your room, but also on the size of the valance returns you need to order to properly finish off your look. […]

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5 easy tips to simplify your home in 2015

If you’ve been looking around the web these past couple months, you already know that 2015 is the year of simplification. Lots of people are looking to minimalize and declutter this year, and I am no different. I already know that I keep stuff for reasons that I can’t explain. Notebooks, mugs, travel toiletries, and […]

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Decorating for a growing boy’s bedroom. Hint: It involves new Roman shades!

Have you ever had a room in your home that was done to perfection? Every detail thought out and executed well? That was our son’s nursery. It was carefully planned for months, and I loved the room the second we started on it. And then something crazy happened…he got older! (Go figure, a baby that […]

what to look for when buying vintage

Know what to look for when buying vintage

We recently purchased a Mid-Century dresser from one of our favorite secondhand stores, which we’ll be implementing into our overall kitchen design. Yes, the kitchen. You say dresser, we say kitchen island! After we strapped it to our car and brought it home, Scott pointed out that a large majority of the furniture in our […]

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Our new window treatments are up!

In my last post, I showed you guys the fabric and style that I picked out for my new window treatments, and how I made my decision. Now I’m excited to show you how they turned out! I’ve been patiently (or not so patiently) waiting ever since I placed the order, and the day my […]


Recipe for a romantic Valentine’s Day

I don’t think you need a lot of Valentine’s Day décor to make the occasion perfect. It’s really about the people in your life that are special to you, and spending time with them. Still, it’s nice to just add a few touches to your home to make the day feel celebratory. I like to […]

great design books for every style

Great design books for every style

I love beautiful design books for those afternoons where a little mindless browsing through pages of inspiration is necessary. Aside from the style guidance they provide, I also love decorating with them. Although my style is pretty specific, cruising a wide variety of books has always been a great way for me to get new […]

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Roller shades 101: Making the rounds during award season

Simple and straight forward. Versatile, and sometimes surprising. Hardworking and extraordinarily capable. Are these accolades for your favorite actress in that indie movie that’s getting all the buzz this Oscar season? Or are they describing something more approachable, more accessible. . . . like Bali Roller Shades? Roller shades do have a clean, classic style […]

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5 Tips for styling your fireplace

Decorating the fireplace used to be a lot easier before flat panel TVs. It seems that almost all televisions go above the fireplace now, so that limits what you can put on the mantle. And now mantles seem to be even more narrow. So… what should you do? Even if your TV is hidden behind […]