News flash! Faux plants are OKAY now. Yes. You read that right. Not just okay, they're making a huge style comeback, and it's my opinion that every room needs at least 3 indoor plants. Real plants are great, but not everyone wants to care for them. I use plants, occasionally real, but usually fake, in just about every space I design- even bathrooms and kids' rooms!. You can check out my tips for decorating with plants HERE. The key to choosing real-looking faux plants is ... Read More about My Favorite Artificial Plants
This post was sponsored by Blue Ridge Tools. All opinions are my own. It originally appeared on Hometalk.com. Raise your hand if you have an old Ikea Expedit or Kallax bookshelf somewhere in your house! You know the ones with the cubes… I think it’s safe to say just about everyone has owned at least one… or maybe three. These units are great and very versatile, but the one in our TV room had seen better days. And it was giving off a bit of a dorm room/bachelor pad vibe. See what ... Read More about TV Console Makeover Ikea Hack
These affordable and stylish outdoor rugs will refresh your patio, deck or porch! Bring color and pattern to your outdoor living space! An outdoor rug is a great way to pull together and define a seating area. It's also great for covering an ugly deck or patio! I love how rugs have transformed my own patios and porch, and I know you will too! Here's my patio makeover: Most of us don't want to drop $500 on a nice outdoor rug, since it's going to be outside and exposed to the ... Read More about 70 Outdoor Rugs Under $150: Colorful, Modern, & Stylish!
Build a simple DIY vertical garden for decorative succulents or modify it for vegetables, herbs, or flowers. It's the perfect addition to any outdoor space. Last year for my birthday, I asked for a patio makeover. And as part of that, Peter built me an awesome vertical garden. He even installed irrigation tubes! I wrote about the patio makeover last Spring, and everyone wanted to know how we made the vertical garden. So here you go! The back side of our house is pretty boring ... Read More about DIY Vertical Garden
This design studio makeover is full of simple Ikea home office furniture ideas to inspire you! It features the Kallax bookshelf as a room divider. Ikea Home Office Ideas... As my design business and blog have grown, I've realized that I need a larger dedicated workspace, as well as some storage for files and camera equipment, backdrops, art supplies, etc. Today I'm excited to show you my brand new home design studio/workspace! The best part about this makeover was the price tag- about ... Read More about Ikea Home Office Ideas: My New Design Studio Reveal!
This outdoor living room on a budget is a romantic spot for drinks by the fire. Cozy patio furniture and curtains complete the outdoor living space. I finally got around to taking photos of my all-time favorite space: my outdoor living room, and I can't wait to share them with you! A few years ago we stayed at a resort in Mexico, and they had these gorgeous beach beds, complete with curtains. I was in love. And that's what inspired my outdoor living room. I realized how ... Read More about Outdoor Living Room Reveal!
We're still a couple of months from Summer here in Seattle, but as soon as I see the first glimmer of sun and the temp goes above 60, we want to eat outside- even if we have to wear our coats. So today I'm rounding up some stylish and affordable outdoor dining sets for you. Picnic tables are awesome because they tend to be more affordable than other outdoor dining options, they're compact, and you can usually squeeze more butts (especially kids) onto benches than individual chairs. You can also ... Read More about 10 Best Picnic Tables for 2020- Available on Amazon!
Install easy, removable string light poles over your patio or backyard fire pit to create beautiful ambiance! They're quick, inexpensive, and very simple! Watch the NEW Video Tutorial! https://youtu.be/iypSQ8Slbs8 I asked for a patio makeover for my birthday this year, and one of the top things on my wishlist was string lights. The problem? Nothing to hang them from. Here's a tutorial for the quick and easy (unless you have really hard dirt) removable string light poles we put ... Read More about Easy DIY String Light Poles Tutorial
Many people treat lighting as an afterthought when they're designing and decorating their bedrooms. After all, there's usually a light fixture mounted smack in the middle of the ceiling. What more could you need? A lot, as it turns out! Lighting a bedroom (or any room) is part art, part science. But never fear! We're going to walk through the whole process together. And there may be some trial and error involved... and that's totally fine! Bedroom Lighting Sets the Mood First and ... Read More about How To Choose Nightstand Lamps for Your Bedroom
Outdoor string lights are wildly popular, and for good reason! They feel magical and bring a warm, intimate ambiance to any party or outdoor living space. Inexpensive, simple for the average person to DIY, relatively easy to put up and take down with the seasons, and the list goes on... And if you're still not sure what kind of lighting is best for your outdoor living space, I walk through more backyard lighting options in this post. What's the Best Way to Hang Outdoor String ... Read More about How to Hang String Lights: 10 Different Ways