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Style your Bookshelves in 10 Easy Steps

I have many clients who call me to come over and style their bookshelves because they aren’t sure where to start. I love to do it because it feels like a puzzle and in the end it makes a family room feel warm and inviting. Here are the 10 steps I use: Step One Gather …

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Choosing a Marble Countertop

We bought a new house! And it needed a lot of work. But that never scares me. The kitchen cabinets and countertops were over 20 years old and not in good shape so we gutted the kitchen and started over. I knew I wanted white shaker style cabinets and a white backsplash. I also really …

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Marble Countertop

Modern Remodel Part II

Just wanted to share a few more photos from the modern remodel we just finished with Weisen Builders. I hope you were able to see Modern Remodel Part I. If not, see it here. But in this post I will share the process to turn the formerly Tuscan style home into a modern magnificent mansion! …

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Modern Remodel with Navy And Gold

We just completed a very large, gorgeous modern remodel using a lot of navy and gold accents. I am so excited to show you the before and after photos! Let’s start with the entry. Entry We brought in a console table and a large mirror and alabaster lamps. I found these great cowhide boxes to …

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Fireplace Remodel

Fireplaces. They are usually the focal point of the room, but are often overlooked. If you are building or remodeling, what do you do with them? There are so many options for a fireplace remodel. First assess your style. Not sure what your style is? Read Diagnose your Design Style. Modern If your style is …

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Lighten Your Mood with Paint

Is your home living up to its potential? Could it look better with a new coat of paint? Painting is a quick and inexpensive project that you could do in a weekend or maybe a day. Lighter walls in an open floor plan can lighten your mood. Take this room, for example. The family room …

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Custom Canvas Art for Bare Walls

A lot of us are now working from home and video conferencing most of the day. Do you find yourself looking at your screen and thinking about how blah your walls look? Maybe you need some art to fill that bare wall with some custom framed canvas art. Or maybe before Covid-19 happened, you treated …

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Blue: 2020 Interior Design Color of the Year

Every year Pantone announces it’s color of the year. It is usually a prediction of what color will be most popular in home decor and fashion. Sometimes they get it right and sometimes they get it wrong. But for 2020 Pantone says “Classic Blue” is the one and I think they got it right. This …

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A Flocked Christmas Tree

My house is decorated for Christmas. And for the first Christmas in the four years I have been in our house, I can say I really like it. The color palette for my home is navy blue, teal and a little bit of turquoise. My walls are a warm white and I have silver accessories. …

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Thanksgiving Table

Thanksgiving is not just about the food. Change up your Thanksgiving table by bringing in some pumpkins, gold accessories and natural eucalyptus.

Free Neutral Paint Color Guide

Tips for choosing the perfect neutral paint color based on your undertones