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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Dress up your furniture with DIY slipcovers

  Have you ever priced custom slipcovers? They are often very expensive. I always make my own, not only to save money, but because I have very definite ideas about how they should look. So why not make your own? If you decide to take the plunge, here are a few tips to make the […]


Stuck on the fridge – DIY photo booth magnets

Scott and I are wrapping up a kitchen renovation that just keeps going and going (and going!), and while we are waiting for some of the final pieces to fall into place, I’m taking time to dive into the details. We’ve selected art for the walls and a vintage runner for the floor, and I’ve […]


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 […]


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 […]


Freshen up your home with greenery

I love having fresh flowers and greenery in my home. It gives the rooms a feeling of freshness and puts a smile on my face. Of course, having fresh flowers in your home all of the time can be expensive, so I’ve moved toward using the trimmings from my shrubs instead of store bought flowers. […]