Growing up I was obsessed with home decorating shows, like the original Trading Spaces. I loved a good before and after and seeing it all happen in 30 minutes through the magic of TV. I dreamed of owning a home and doing similar dramatic makeovers all the time. I didn’t realize how sensationalized decorating before [...]
Because I never went to design school, I am certain I missed a very important class on what not to say about design. But I don’t care. After decorating three homes of my own and helping hundreds with their rooms and decorating styles, I am comfortable saying things like this:
“I don’t believe in trends.” [...]
Have you ever bought something that you loved, then got it home and liked it a little less because you weren’t sure how to use it?
For me it happens with clothes and accessories all the time. I bought a pretty scarf in a gorgeous color. I get it home and try wearing it a [...]
Do you ever wish there was an “easy button” for decorating? Would you like an easy button when you move into a new house and you’re overwhelmed by everything on your to-do list? Or after twenty years when you look around, don’t like what you see, and wish you could start all over? Or every [...]
WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS BEFORE PICTURES, AS IN BEFORE PINTEREST-EXISTED PICTURES. THESE PICTURES WOULD NEVER BE RE-PINNED, BUT THEY ARE PART OF MY DECORATING STORY. THEY HELP ILLUSTRATE HOW DRASTICALLY MY CHANGE IN APPROACH IMPACTED MY DECORATING AND HELPED ME CREATE A HOME I LOVE (THAT ALSO HAPPENS TO BE PIN-WORTHY).
Before I owned my [...]
Let’s be honest, half the time decorating feels more frustrating than fulfilling. It feels like one big guessing game. Sometimes you’d rather give up and flip through a magazine instead.
All of that makes you feel even less creative. You wonder what you’re missing. Was the decorating gene left out of your DNA? Are the [...]
How long did it take you to find the last piece of furniture you bought? What if you could cut that time in half (at least)?
This post will show you how.
Before I started interior decorating professionally, it felt like I was on always on an endless search for whatever I envisioned in my [...]
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