Bust Out of Boring

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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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Our Atlanta Interior Design Office: Before

September 24, 2019
Our Atlanta Interior Design Office: Before! Take a tour of interior designer Lesley Myrick's new office space and see how she's transforming a boxing grey box into a kickass home office.

While moving across the country brings plenty of logistical challenges (including moving a business, two young kids, and one brand new kitten!) it also brings A NEW ATLANTA INTERIOR DESIGN OFFICE for Lesley Myrick Art + Design. Cue alllll the angels singing. You probably remember…

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5 Questions to Ask an Interior Designer Before You Hire Them

September 17, 2019
5 Questions to Ask an Interior Designer Before You Hire Them

Thinking it’s time to bring in a kickass interior designer to help you bust out of a boring home? It’s crucial that you totally jive with your designer, share similar values, and that you trust her to push you a bit outside of your comfort…

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How to Work With a Virtual Interior Designer

September 10, 2019

Even though Lesley Myrick Art + Design is based in Atlanta, Georgia, we have rad clients all over the US and Canada including California, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Ontario. I love to travel to be hands-on with my design projects, but when budget or time doesn’t…

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The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Working with an Interior Designer

September 3, 2019
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Working with an Interior Designer! Take a look at what really goes into a design project.

Unless you’ve previously worked with an interior designer, you might not have any idea what the process looks like. So, here’s the complete beginner’s guide to working with an interior designer. I totally understand when people are hesitant to invest in a design pro –…

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