One Room Challenge, Week 3: Now We’re Getting Somewhere

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Hi there! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) almost two years ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this spring’s One Room Challenge™, I’m tackling our master bedroom. For the next six weeks, I encourage … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week 3: Now We’re Getting Somewhere

One Room Challenge, Week 2: Third Time’s A Charm

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Hi there! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) almost two years ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this spring’s One Room Challenge™, I’m tackling our master bedroom. For the next six weeks, I encourage … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week 2: Third Time’s A Charm

Before & After: A Classic Glamour Living Room Reveal

Reveal posts are probably my favorite types of posts to write, because I love recapping all of the details that I’ve invested so much time into for the last few months and sharing all of the before and after photos of a fresh new space. This reveal is particularly special because after *wishing upon a star* for years, … Read moreBefore & After: A Classic Glamour Living Room Reveal

The Journey To Finding My Interior Design Style & 5 Ways To Find Yours Too

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This is the second part in a two-part series about defining your decorating style. The goal of this 2-part series is not just about figuring out your style, but to create a home that you love to live in.  The second goal of this series is to finally determine your style once and for all, … Read moreThe Journey To Finding My Interior Design Style & 5 Ways To Find Yours Too

How To Define Your Decorating Style: Looking Within Instead of Looking To Pinterest

This is the second part in a two-part series about defining your decor. The goal of this 2-part series is not just about figuring out your decorating style, but to create a home that you love to live in.  The second goal of this series is to finally determine your style once and for all, … Read moreHow To Define Your Decorating Style: Looking Within Instead of Looking To Pinterest

Style Your Space With These Chic Decor Finds (For Under $99)

After the reveal of our master bathroom, I immediately looked to the living room as my next victim, which is the design I’ve been focusing on for the last few months. So far I’ve ordered a green Anthropologie chesterfield sofa (after presenting a “Why I Need a Green Chesterfield” PowerPoint to my anti-green-chesterfield husband), snagged a marble Versailles coffee … Read moreStyle Your Space With These Chic Decor Finds (For Under $99)

Mistakes I Made During A DIY Bathroom Renovation

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It’s been a few weeks since the reveal of our master bathroom and I’ve had some time to digest the chaotic whirlwind of the 8-week transformation. Many lessons were learned mostly through my mistakes, so what good would those lessons be if I didn’t share the wealth of unfortunate happenings with you? Most of the mistakes … Read moreMistakes I Made During A DIY Bathroom Renovation

1-Year Blog Anniversary | 6 Valuable Lessons Learned During My First Year Blogging

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I vividly recall registering this domain 366 days ago after spending an afternoon at my friend Judi ‘s house where she encouraged me to start the blog I’ve always wanted to pursue but never had the courage to start. “WTF am I even going to write about?? No one’s going to read it except my mom.” … Read more1-Year Blog Anniversary | 6 Valuable Lessons Learned During My First Year Blogging

All About Interior Trends: 7 Tips For Knowing When To Cave & When To Save

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It’s interesting to observe the ebb and flow of what’s in and what’s out in the world of interiors over the years. It can drive you crazy, cause you to think “why the eff is this popular right now” or make you want to buy something the second it’s a thing. The key to knowing when to cave or save … Read moreAll About Interior Trends: 7 Tips For Knowing When To Cave & When To Save

E-Designing My Dream Living Room: A Traditional Glam Escape

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*UPDATE* Since writing this post a few weeks ago, my hopes, prayers, and dreams were answered by the green sofa gods, and this custom Anthropologie Forest Green Velvet CHESTERFIELD will be arriving around mid-March!!! _________________________________ It’s been a few weeks since finishing our bathroom and even though they’re just about healed from the abundance of tiny deep … Read moreE-Designing My Dream Living Room: A Traditional Glam Escape

A Gift Guide for The Design Lover In Your Life

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The other day I stumbled upon a fact that I felt the need to share, especially if you’re planning your holiday shopping: the most returned holiday gifts are clothing items. I’ll admit I wasn’t that shocked, but it was just the push I needed to steer me away from even thinking about buying clothes as … Read moreA Gift Guide for The Design Lover In Your Life