#FixItFriday – Girl’s Dream Bedroom

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Working on numerous family homes over the years has led me to discover a common denominator with many kids/preteens. They hate doll houses and Mickey Mouse decals and LOVE bright colors and polka dots. This specific tween daughter of one of our clients wanted a bright and energetic room with a serious update in decor. What are 5 things you would have changed in this room? Take a look at the 5 things I changed for her room below: 5 Changes I Made... Painted the walls an energizing lime green and deep turquoise color Added an abstract piece of wall art above the bed with ... >> Read More...

#FixItFriday – Kitchen Remodel

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Today's #FixItFriday is all about the KITCHEN! I think kitchens are one of the most remodeled rooms in the house - its just one of those rooms that everyone in the family ends up hanging out in! Today I wanted to share one of our kitchen remodels from a project a few years back. This was a traditional tract home that we worked on, and actually remodeled the whole house (I will link the other before and after images from some of the other rooms below as well!) If you're new to #FixItFriday, this is a post that we encourage all of you to give your two cents on what YOU would have done to make ... >> Read More...

HOW TO: DIY Gold Leaf Frames (West Elm HACK!)

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Get this look for less! Check out our newest DIY tutorial on HOW TO make these beautiful gold leaf gallery frames! (View the tutorial here!)  . . List of Materials for Frames: Frames Gold Leaf Size Paint Brush Gold Spray Paint Imitation Gold Leaf Sheets Gold Leaf Satin Sealer List of Materials for Linen Matting: 1 Yd of Linen 3M 77 Spray Adhesive Scissors   ... >> Read More...

#FixItFriday Bathroom Makeover

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Happy Friday everyone! This week's #FixItFriday is focused on the bathroom! Who doesn't love remodeling their bathroom? Here we have an average tract home bathroom with LOTS of the same yellowy beige color... and purple carpet. What are the design flaws that stand out to you? Leave them in the comments below! Here is how this master bathroom turned out after I changed a few things: 5 Changes I Made: Removed the existing tile and broke up the solid chunk into varied heights, covered with beautiful limestone of course ;) Added a free standing tub with a glamorous sparkle ... >> Read More...

Super Bowl Football Mason Jars

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What You Need: Mason jars Straws White electrical tape Scissors String Flag cut outs Cut out several mini flags to use for name tags on your drinks (download free printable here)Cut a thin strip of white electrical tape to place vertically on the mason jar.   TO watch this DIY video clock here! For more Super Bowl DIY's click here! ... >> Read More...

Super Bowl Football Chocolate Covered Strawberries!

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What You Need: Strawberries White chocolate chips Bakers dipping chocolate 1 Microwave safe mug Scissors 1 Piping bag Parchment paper Melt the dipping chocolate in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is almost completely melted.Dip each strawberry into the chocolate, swirling until the entire strawberry is covered.Hold the strawberry above the chocolate for a few seconds until it stops dripping. Place the chocolate covered strawberry on a plate with parchment paper and push it forward to cover up any chocolate puddles that may from at the tip of the strawberry.Melt a ... >> Read More...

#FixItFriday: Master Bedroom Expansion

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We're taking Fix it Friday to the bedroom! Here is the before picture of my client's muted aqua master bedroom. The clients wanted an updated bedroom while still keeping their bedroom furniture and their bedding. As you can see, they had symmetry with their matching night stands and lamps, but still something was off with the space. What 5 things would you do to fix this space?   5 Changes I Made: Painted the room a warm grey color and added white crown molding to the perimeter Brought symmetry to the room by adding a window to the right and hanging floor to ceiling window ... >> Read More...

#FixItFriday: Updated Transitional

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Happy Friday! Today's focus is on one of my older projects. It was a tract home with an incredibly disproportionate and awkward built-in in the family room. I don't know why home builders ALWAYS build built ins that aren't symmetrical. It drives me NUTS! SO-- what are the different things you would fix in this room?     Here is what we ended up with: 5 Changes I made: Closed off the doorway to center the fireplace and bring some symmetry to the built-in Added some texture to the fireplace with our favorite Eldorado Stone, lined with modern molding Removed the yellow color on the ... >> Read More...

#FixItFriday: From Drab to Fab

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Happy Friday everyone! We have been soooo overwhelmed with this Christmas season that we haven't had time to post as many #FIF posts as we wanted. Now that its a new year (CRAZY, I still keep writing 2014!) we are coming in hot with lots of great content for the blog that will inspire you and encourage you to make your own house a beautiful home for you and your loved ones! As I have mentioned before, Fix it Fridays are a fun and engaging way for all of us who enjoy interior design to join in on a discussion on how to improve and beautiful different spaces each week. Some photos will be of my ... >> Read More...

12 DIY’s of Christmas

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1st DIY of Christmas:  A Red Spoon Mirror 2nd DIY of Christmas:  A 5ft Star Light 3rd DIY of Christmas: Coffee Filter Snowflakes 4th DIY of Christmas: Peppermint Striped Candles 5th DIY of Christmas: A Candy Cane Wreath 6th DIY of Christmas: Bottle Brights 7th DIY of Christmas: A Cinnamon Stick Candle 8th DIY of Christmas: A Scarf Wreath 9th DIY of Christmas: Hot Coco & Metallic Mug Gift Set  10th DIY of Christmas: Mason Jar Snow Globes 11th DIY of Christmas: How to Wrap a Gift for a Girl 12th DIY of Christmas: How to Wrap a  Gift for a Guy ... >> Read More...