BLUE AND GREEN LIVING ROOM DESIGN

Today I'm sharing a recent design board I put together for a client hoping to make her living room a comfortable space for her family of 5 (including three rambunctious little boys), but also with a slightly formal feel to encourage more hang out in other Read More
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A LIVING ROOM E-DESIGN

Happy Tuesday!  I sort of wish it was Friday with a jam-packed week ahead, but alas it is just Tuesday.  But Tuesdays are good for one thing around here: it's the day I share a design I'm working on or some of my favorite design elements. I recently Read More
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FRIDAY FAVORITES: LIVING ROOM RUGS

A rug is kind of a big commitment.  They're usually pricy, and they're a huge focal point in a room.  When buying a rug, there's a lot to consider: color, pile, size, pattern, material, shape, and the list goes on.  When I was selecting a rug for Read More
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DIY MARBLE TOP COFFEE TABLE

It's a new week, a new month, and today I'm sharing a new project-- my DIY Marble Top Coffee Table. Something about the living room said marble coffee table to me.  Like "hey!  It's me-- living room!  I need some marble, mmmkay?"  It's like I couldn't Read More
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MID-CENTURY CLUB CHAIRS FINISHED (and winner announced!)

Now that the living room is complete, I'm getting nitty gritty with the details.  Let's talk club chairs, shall we?  Yep, these club chairs: As you may recall, I found these gorgeous mid-century club chairs at a thrift store called DI.  They Read More
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LIVING ROOM REVEAL (WITH KENROY HOME)

There are many ways you can fill a room.  Anyone can fill it up with furniture, a piece of art or two, and call it good.  But when you go the extra mile and really think about the details and how each one flows with the rest, it takes your room from Read More
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LIVING ROOM CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

When we first started discussing plans to renovate our living room, it didn't seem like a major project.  Right before we moved in, we did quite a bit of work (remember what it looked like on the day we closed?).  We had already replaced the carpeting, Read More
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LIVING ROOM PLANS

It's embarrassing, really.  It's the first room people see when they enter our home, and essentially since we moved in, it's been either completely empty, or had a hodgepodge collection of furniture in it.  Our living room isn't at all suitable for Read More
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A SOFA WITH POTENTIAL

Sometimes when I see a piece of old furniture, I turn into Cher.  Not that Cher.  The Cher from my favorite Jr. High School movie, Clueless, who looked around  and saw sweet, poor, fashion victims-- or shall we say "ensembly challenged."  Except my Read More
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CONDO LIVING: CLOSE QUARTERS & PENNY PINCHING

Few of us buy our dream home the first time around.  Usually there are a few fillers-- apartments, rentals, and condos before we get to single family home status.  Fillers can be frustrating.  Of course, you want to make your house a home, but either Read More
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