Bust Out of Boring™

a blog by lesley myrick | create a kickass home you love

How High to Hang Curtains

February 23, 2021

When I first started my design career in Toronto I spent a couple of years as a project manager at a couture drapery workroom, and I learned firsthand the art of crafting a beautiful pair of curtains. This insider information opened my eyes to the…

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3 Small Living Room Design Ideas That Have a Big Impact

February 16, 2021

Small Living Room Design Ideas Once upon a time, I lived in a 450 square-foot studio apartment. And I made the most of every square inch! The sofa was also a sofa-bed, which pretty much opened up into the (non-working) fireplace. The console table behind…

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What to Splurge On (And What to Save On) In A Living Room

February 9, 2021

If you’ve never done the math to figure out how much it actually costs to design an entire living room, I want you to take a minute and mentally add up how much you spent designing that space. Of course, there are the obvious large…

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What to Look for When Buying a Sofa

February 2, 2021

A sofa is a big freakin’ deal to invest in, and there’s so much more to a sofa than meets the eye. Not all sofas are created equal, and what’s on the inside matters as much – or even more – than what’s on the…

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5 Mistakes People Make Buying Furniture Online

January 26, 2021

There has been a huge shift in the past few years towards online shopping for everything, and last year cemented this as our new reality. With social distancing, online shopping means we can get all the cool stuff delivered! Without getting COVID! Online furniture shopping…

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