6 Ways To Step Outside Of Your Design Comfort Zone (ORC Week V)

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Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 Back at it again for the SECOND TO LAST WEEK of the One Room Challenge! This week I thought I could switch things up and instead of sharing the room progress and bore you to death, I could talk about all of the uncomfortable design decisions I’ve made … Read more6 Ways To Step Outside Of Your Design Comfort Zone (ORC Week V)

One Room Challenge, Week 4: Slow & Steady…Increases Stress?

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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 you to sit back and … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week 4: Slow & Steady…Increases Stress?

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

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

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

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

One Room Challenge, The Reveal: A Small Luxe Parisian Master Bathroom

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It feels surreal to be writing this but… our bathroom renovation is complete. So much frustration, stress, anxiety and overwhelm were accompanied by this project and what you won’t see in these photos is the blood, sweat, and (many) tears that were poured into this tiny bathroom. With a full-time job and a side biz, … Read moreOne Room Challenge, The Reveal: A Small Luxe Parisian Master Bathroom

One Room Challenge Week IV: Things Get Ugly Before They Become Pretty

You can find last week’s recap here This week’s progress: + Finished hanging cement board in the shower + Installed shower pan and membrane + Waterproofed shower + Installed shower floor marble + Started shower wall tiling (!!!!) + Sourced and purchased everything needed to complete the bathroom (listed everything at the end of this … Read moreOne Room Challenge Week IV: Things Get Ugly Before They Become Pretty

One Room Challenge, Week III: Buildin’ The Bones

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To catch you up, here’s the progress we made last week I started to take things on myself after convincing Angelo I wanted to move forward with the rest of this remodel on my own and pull him in as needed. I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not on anti-psychotics. Here’s this week’s progress: … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week III: Buildin’ The Bones

One Room Challenge, Week II: Please Send Help. And Vino.

Hey! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) about a year and a half ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this fall’s One Room Challenge™, I’m tackling our very first demo/reno with our tiny master bathroom. For the next … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week II: Please Send Help. And Vino.

One Room Challenge, Week I: The Demolition Diaries

Hi there! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) about a year and a half ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this fall’s One Room Challenge™, we’re tackling our very first demo/reno all on our own with … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week I: The Demolition Diaries