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5 brilliant window treatment ideas for the bathroom

Everyone loves natural light, but when it comes to bathrooms, window treatments can be tough to figure out. Privacy is obviously an issue and sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to have a private space while letting in light. Other times, it’s a moisture issue—folds of fabric in the bathroom don’t always sound like […]

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How to make a beautiful DIY reclaimed wood mirror

Scott and I have been meaning to hang a mirror in our entryway for, oh, a good year. After we completed our staircase makeover, it was bound to be that finishing touch for that last hair check as you run out the door, right? We put the task off for a while, never finding a […]

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The case for decluttering your home

I admit it. I really don’t like too much stuff sitting out. The weird part is that I love to collect. Ironic, don’t you think? So how do you strike a balance between the two? I suppose one option would be to keep a large storage unit with lots of boxes, but that sounds tedious […]

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Easy DIY feather wall hanging

Do you ever see something in a store or online that just excites you so much that you want ten of them right now? That is how I felt when I first saw Kristen Baker’s feather art. I knew I loved it and knew I wanted it. But there was simply no way that I […]

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The best window treatments for your style

Window treatments can make a big impact on the overall style of a room. They can be the workhorses of your design, subtle supporters, or dramatic accents. From drapes to blinds, shutters, and shades, when it comes to dressing up your windows there is something for every style. Photo Minimal In a minimal space, drapes […]

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Simple ways to update your home for spring

It’s finally starting to feel like spring in Seattle! And I am so ready for it. Winter is my least favorite season—not just the cold and the rain, it’s the darkness…I hate it. So I’m always eager for spring—flowers blooming, brighter colors, and more light (hallelujah!). In that spirit, I love updating my home a […]

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The best vintage items to collect for your home

We hear a lot about decorating our homes with vintage items, but sometimes the term “vintage” leaves more questions than answers. Which ones are the best to buy? Which are a good value, and not overpriced? Where do you find them? Collect something meaningful There are thousands of vintage items you could potentially include in […]

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How to add character to a cookie-cutter space

Transforming the look of your home doesn’t have to be expensive. I’m all about home décor hacks and tricks that can help cut costs. I’ve done a few makeovers where the homeowners loved ideas that were way over budget, but lucky for them, I discovered a few ways to achieve the look they wanted without […]

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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. […]