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The Christmas season has finally arrived and I couldn’t be more excited! I just love to look at homes while I drive through a neighborhood and see such adorable and beautifully decorated front porches. Don’t you? From sparkling lights to naturalistic garlands to fanciful decor, there is a sprinkle of joy and delight to melt your heart and make you feel welcome. Right before Thanksgiving I worked on a client’s front porch to decorate it for the Christmas season. It was so much fun pulling ideas together and filling the space with a bit of sparkle, whimsically shapes, and a bit of farmhouse decor. Much of what you see was found at my favorite locals stores, which are HomeGoods, Marshall’s, Michael’s, and Hobby Lobby. Before Thanksgiving they tend to have a really good selection of Christmas decor so I took the liberty to shop early and snag some of the…

Fall is here and it’s not too late to decorate for the season! If you haven’t had the motivation or don’t know what to do, let me give you some inspiration. Recently I worked on a fun project for a client who was looking for a simple fall front porch with a slight modern twist. She loves the black and white modern styles right now so we knew it was time to update her front porch with a new mat plus all the other fall goodies. Her porch is fairly large, but we kept this space to a minimum. I tried to focus on styling around the front door so that we didn’t have to buy a lot of pumpkins and things to spread out around the porch. I mainly concentrated on filling the area with the smallest of details to the largest of finds. I was important to me…

I’m back to share with you more of my client’s mid-century modern project and this time we’re talking about their dining room and cozy breakfast nook. Last week I shared with you about my client’s love and appreciation for all things mid-century modern and how they enjoy clean lines and the amazing artwork that their daughter and her friend had created several years ago. Well, we brought together all the elements to make the spaces a fantastic place for eating and entertaining. The dining room and breakfast nook open up to the living room, which I revealed last week in my post Project Reveal – Oklahoma City Mid-century Modern Living Room. In the living room we chose to work with the colors of blue, orange, black, and white based on the artwork displayed in the home. So it was important to spread those colors into the adjoining spaces so that…

I love mid-century modern for so many reasons and I love when I get the chance to work with clients who appreciate the more organic form than the traditional style. My clients are sweet empty nesters who recently downsized into a smaller home and they wanted to start fresh with new furnishings in their main living area. Lucky for them, their new home had recently been updated and so the walls were a fresh white color and the floors were a warm grey wood tile, suitable to go in whatever direction we’d like. Their home was literally the perfect blanket canvas for our project.   A navy, white, and black midcentury modern design | Sherree Murray, Designer & Photographer #midcenturymodern #midcenturymodernlivingroom Our goal was to create a mid-century modern design that would be comfortable for relaxing after a long day at work and for hosting friends and family. So it…

Working on a renovation project is such an exciting experience. Lots of anticipation comes with the job because as a designer, you can see the finished product in your head and you can’t wait to see the end result. I do try to make as many of my decisions up front so I can create a plan and visualize the entire space as a whole. However, it’s not rare that we change directions in the middle of a project. Recently, I had all intentions of giving the painters the paint colors for the walls and cabinets that I had already chosen earlier on, but after further discussions with my clients, we decided to tweak our plan just before started painting. A year ago, my client really loved the farmhouse style so we painted some of the walls Magnolia Yarn, which is a light greige color. It’s a beautiful light grey…

Have you been thinking to give your kid’s room a fresh new look? Love a good industrial modern style? I’ve pull together two great options both with a similar looks, yet at two different price points–HIGH & LOW. HIGH BUDGET This grouping is definitely stunning and can give you that extra special look you may be looking for.METAL BED – The bed is made of wrought iron with a unique geometric design and an easily compliment any accents and bedding. It’s a great take on hospital beds of the late 19th century, feeling airy, clean lined, and modern. Definitely a spectacular statement piece for any kid’s bedroom. Twin size available.WOOD NIGHTSTAND – I love the look of this three drawer dresser would make a wonderful night stand and store clothes and/or toys. This set is a little pricier than the set below, but if you love the design and the…

For the past two or three months, I’ve been gearing up for a three bedroom renovation project for some clients with quite the anticipation. My clients have been looking forward to updating and changing out the brown tile in all three bathrooms and making each bathroom a little unique than the other. They are very modern and clean in their style so I’m giving them a modern vibe in each space. Before In this post, I’m sharing with you the first phase of the boy’s bathroom renovation project. For this space, I wanted it to feel bright and cheerful since they have two little boys, but with modern farmhouse flare. Initially, as I was coming up with a design board, I drew inspiration from other bathroom photos on the Internet then came up with my modern design plan for the bathroom. Since blue is a common color for boys, I…

This year I am planning to do something fun that will allow me to serve clients in the Oklahoma City area by helping you update and spark joy in one room in your home, but maybe on a small budget. Many of you probably have a good foundation for a room, but for some reason, it lacks the pizazz or cohesion you’re wanting for a well styled space. You may have the main furniture of a room such as a bed and dresser or a sofa and media console, but it’s the finishing touches like wall art, pillows, vases, rugs, etc. that may be lacking or maybe you’re “over” the old accessories and you want something new and fresh. No matter what your story is, I want to help you. This year I am putting together the Let’s Decorate Shopping Trips where either a group or an individual can go…

When you want to sell your home quick and for the best price, I always recommend staging it. Home staging is an essential key to making the best first impression on buyers. Buyers usually start their home search online so a photo of a home that is well staged will get more attention than a home that isn’t staged or is vacant. Buyers usually make their decision about a home within the first 3 to 5 seconds so if your home doesn’t catch their attention, they are going to move on quickly to the next listing. Home staging can mean the difference of your home selling for the highest price or sitting on the market for too long and having to reduce the price after 30 days or more. Typically, price drops are higher than the cost of home staging. The estimate of home staging costs can vary between 0.03%…

One of my favorite rooms in my North Carolina project was the entryway. I just loved the long wide open hallway and the grandness of the space because of the wood paneling wrapping the hallway. It is beautiful and simple and only needed a few simple elements to style the space and make it feel more welcoming. [This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link.] At the front of the entryway, I placed a small rug at the doorway just to capture the dirt that someone might have on their shoes as they walked into the home. Since the hallway was really long, I thought it would be better to add a longer running to the middle of it to help balance the space and draw more attention to the center where the entry table rests.…