Bust Out of Boring

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

How much does it cost to decorate a house?

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Designers Getting Coffee Podcast – Are You Listening?

December 3, 2019
Business podcast for interior designers - Designers Getting Coffee with Lesley Myrick and Kate Bendewald

If you’re an interior designer, business owner, or are just super curious about the interior design business, you’re gonna love the Designers Getting Coffee podcast. Are you listening to it? How the Designers Getting Coffee Podcast Was Born My designer bestie Kate and I created…

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Gift Ideas for Interior Design Lovers

November 26, 2019
Gift ideas for interior design lovers

Yup, the holidays are coming – and if you’re anything like me, gift-giving isn’t what you’re best at. (I’ll stick with interior design, thankyouverymuch.) So what do you get for that fabulously creative lady in your life when you want to knock her socks off…

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Tired Of Your Gallery Wall? Try This Instead.

November 19, 2019
Tired of your gallery wall? Here's what to do instead for MAJOR visual impact.

Here’s a fresh idea for your walls. Tired of your gallery wall? If you’ve been staring at the same bunch of photo frames for a long time you might be itching for a change. (I still love a good gallery wall though – here’s one…

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What I Wish I’d Known About Removable Wallpaper

November 12, 2019
What I wish I'd known about using removable wallpaper - tips and tricks from interior designer Lesley Myrick

Just because I’m an interior designer doesn’t mean I know everything about everything when it comes to home decorating. I learn a lot (and I mean a LOT) as I go, through trial and error and making mistakes. On the Bust Out of Boring show…

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How to Choose Art for Your Home

November 5, 2019
How to Choose Art for Your Home - tips from interior designer Lesley Myrick

Whether you love abstract paintings, landscapes, large statement pieces or gallery-style collections, here’s how to choose art for your home. Actually, let’s start with how not to choose art for your home: by picking what’s popular that you’re seeing all over Pinterest. It’s so easy…

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Why Buy the More Expensive Sofa?

October 29, 2019

You know I love a beautiful, non-boring sofa. And with so many great deals on sofas out there, why buy the more expensive sofa when there’s a cheaper lookalike? Here’s a little #realtalk from your designer friend Lesley. Cheap sofas are cheaply made, and being…

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One BIG Mistake I’ve Seen Clients Make

October 22, 2019

In the 4 years I’ve been in business with Lesley Myrick Art + Design, I’ve worked with over 90 clients on everything from 2-hour Design Jumpstart sessions to full turnkey home renovations. Most of our design projects turn out awesome, and my clients are thrilled…

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Before and After: A Colorful Boy’s Bedroom with Bunk Beds

October 15, 2019

How fun is this colorful boy’s bedroom with bunk beds? I designed this space for my 5-year-old son Ford, with the intention that his little sister can crash in here too when we have houseguests. This is what the bedroom looked like before we moved…

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Before and After: A Dramatic Navy Dining Room

October 8, 2019

Whoa, Nelly! I love the before and after of this dramatic navy dining room in Atlanta, Georgia. (Especially because it’s my own home and I’m the lucky gal who gets to enjoy it every day.) Here’s what the room looked like before we moved in:…

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Our Atlanta Interior Design Office: After

October 1, 2019
Check out this before-and-after of an Atlanta interior designer's office! LOVE the teal ceiling.

I’m so excited to share the big reveal of our Atlanta interior design office! Let me tell you, I looooove working in this space. It’s not a huge room, but I’ve maximized it with plenty of storage and space to spread out and work. Here’s…

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