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What’s In My Styling Toolbox?

March 19, 2019

Every designer has their go-to styling kit – those must-have accessories to finish off a room and add the final decorative touches. So what’s in my styling toolbox at Lesley Myrick Art + Design? Here are the accessories that I use regularly to style a…

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How to Style Your Room for an Online Video Meeting

March 12, 2019

Have you ever thought about how to style your room for an online video meeting? If you’ve ever virtually met with someone on FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, GoToMeeting, Google Hangouts, or other video conferencing software, you know that what’s seen behind you matters. Everything in the…

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Cheat Sheet: 7 Designer Styling Secrets

March 5, 2019

I know, I know – interior designers make styling look easy! But if you’ve ever tried to accessorize your living room, arrange a bookshelf, or style your kitchen countertop, you know it’s not as easy as it looks. That’s why I’m sharing my cheat sheet…

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Before and After: A Fresh + Cozy Waco Living Room

February 26, 2019
Before and After: A Fresh + Cozy Waco Living Room designed by Lesley Myrick with a custom curved sectional and colorful pillows in teal, chartreuse, and red.

I’ve been so excited to share this before and after of a fresh and cozy Waco living room with you! This client loves farmhouse vibes but wanted more color, pattern, and energy than just white, grey, and shiplap can bring to a space. This living…

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How High to Hang a Chandelier Over a Table

February 19, 2019

It’s not as tricky as you might think to figure out how high to hang a chandelier over a table! Whether it’s a kitchen table, dining table, or kitchen island, there’s a simple guideline to keep in mind: Can’t view the embedded video above? Click…

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What’s The Best Material for Kitchen Countertops?

February 12, 2019

What’s the best material for kitchen countertops? Marble? Granite? Concrete? Laminate? I’ve tried a bunch, and here’s what I’ve learned: Can’t view the embedded video above? Click here. Prefer to read? Edited transcript is below. Hey everyone, Lesley Myrick here, and I’m here to help…

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What I Wish I’d Known About Painting Kitchen Cabinets

February 5, 2019
What I wish I'd known about painting kitchen cabinets BEFORE I tried to DIY! Design tips (and hard-earned wisdom) from interior designer Lesley Myrick.

This story about what I wish I’d known about painting kitchen cabinets has a happy ending…because I finally invested in paying someone to paint them after royally screwing up the paint job myself. There are a lot of awesome tutorials out there about how to…

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What Are Your Core Values?

January 29, 2019

Before we jump into all things interior design this year, I wanted to take the month of January to give you a peek behind the scenes at Lesley Myrick Art + Design with the story of how I got started as an interior designer, and…

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How to Become an Interior Designer

January 22, 2019
Ever wondered how to become an interior designer?

Ever wondered how to become an interior designer? (No? Just me?) I don’t have a definitive guide or handy-dandy checklist for you, but I do have my story about how I became an interior designer, including what was the most useful part along the way…

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The Best Home Decorating Advice of 2018

December 18, 2018

Guys, thank you so much for following along on the Bust Out of Boring blog! As we wrap up this year at Lesley Myrick Art + Design and get ready to jet to the cold, white north for the holidays, I wanted to leave you…

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