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Looking to make your space a little hip just like you? I thought I would piece together a collection of oh-so-fabulous decor and furniture that would make your space super attractive. Lots of texture, patterns and color to liven up your mood. Links to products below. Throw Pillow: Oversized Zigzag Shag Lumbar Pillow: World Market /  2. Throw Pillow: cotton kilim pillow vintage kilim pillow No. 2445: Esty.com / 3. Chair: Sebastian Chair Twill/Teal: West Elm / 4. Console: Mid-Century Media Console (57″) – Acorn: West Elm / 5. Vases: Half-Dipped Stoneware Vases: West Elm / 6. Faux Plant: Faux Zamiifolia Plant: World Market / 7. Wall Art: Morning Walk  Limited Edition Print by Alison Jerry Designs: Minted.com / 8 Rug: LGA Gray Area Rug: Wayfair.com / 8. Side Table:  Turned Wood Side Table: West Elm / 9. Dacia 78″ Arched Floor Lamp: Wayfair.com

Early August I got to fly out to my cousin and her partner’s home to decorate their new home in North Carolina. I was elated about decorating their home because 1) they have such great taste and 2) I could get away for a mini-vacation with some ladies and 3) I got to do exactly what I love to do–design.  Upon my arrival my cousin gave me tour of their home and saw the room where I would be staying, aka the guest room. It was a lovely space with tall ceilings, beautiful plantation shutters, and soft Agreeable Gray walls. The room was already staged with a comfy bed, two night stands and glass lamps that worked well together. But, while the duvet cover was super soft and nice, it didn’t coordinated well with the furniture in the room. So I made it my mission to find new bedding and…

Hey friends! If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you may have heard I went on a trip to North Carolina to help my cousin and her partner decorate their beautiful home near Lake Norman recently. They bought a two-story home a few months ago and needed my help to fill the empty spaces with decor and furnishings like I previously did for them when they had a smaller lake home. I didn’t have to think twice about making the trip to their home because I always have such a wonderful time with them and, of course, I get to do what I absolutely love to do for them—designing! Their living room opens up to the kitchen area and has a huge and beautiful fireplace. The main issue was how to design for a large niche in the living room that would serve as the TV wall. BEFORE SHOT Their…

When my cousin in North Carolina messaged me on Facebook asking if I would like to come back out for a second time to decorate her and her partner’s house, I didn’t even give it a second thought. I was over the moon and feeling so blessed because this would be the second time they have flown me out to decorate their home. The first time was when they bought an adorable lake house off of Lake Norman a couple of years ago, but since then, they sold that one and bought a home double the size of their first home. So as you can imagine, there were many more spaces to fill in their new home. I was so excited to make the trip a little over a week ago. My cousin and her partner were so gracious to me and gave me free reign to do whatever I…

I’ve always had a love for interior design and homes since I was a young girl. My dad was a home builder and  I remember walking the homes he built and dreaming of what the home might look like when it was done. As I grew older, I drew floor plans and dreamt of a life in the homes I drew. I took drafting classes in high school and worked for an wallpaper and window treatment company  when I was 16 years old. At that time, I thought I would become an architect and/or an interior designer until I became intimidated by one thought that came from someone I barely knew. The young man’s father was an architect and he said to me that if a beam is in the wrong place, you’re going to have to tell “them” to move it. I don’t know why this intimated me at the time,…

Moving is expensive so finding things for free is a great benefit. Boxes for instance are easy to find if you look in the right place. Not only will it save you money but you will also be helping the environment by reusing boxes. Here’s several places to find free moving boxes that will save on the budget. 1. Work Businesses order supplies and products all the time that often comes in boxes such as printing paper, books, office supplies, equipment and more. What a convenient place to get boxes when they are right in your own building. Ask your boss or fellow worker if you can snag the free boxes that would otherwise go to recycling or the trash. 2. Retailers Shipments to retailers such as a grocery store or retailer happen every week and sometimes twice a week. From small to oversized boxes, you can find just about…

Moving presents a lot of challenges and one of those is packing all your belongings. The traditional way to pack boxes has always been to carefully place several items into a box and label its room location and sometimes the contents with a black marker on the outside of the box. The problem with labeling every box with a black marker is that every box looks the same, making it more challenging to scour the boxes to find exactly what you are looking for. Color-coding boxes has become the next big thing with moving. People are using colored labels and colored tape to differentiate between the boxes going to different rooms in a home. For example, each room in the home gets labeled a certain color then every box intended for that room is labeled or taped with the coordinating color. Thus, people know exactly where to deliver the box…