Bust Out of Boring

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Mission Waco x Lesley Myrick

December 11, 2018

Residential interior design is my jam (and my bread and butter! #PunIntended) but sometimes an offbeat exterior project comes my way and it’s such a cool opportunity I’ll put aside sourcing sofas and pillows. Since 2016 I’ve been partnering with Mission Waco, an awesome local…

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What Does the Interior Design Process Look Like?

December 4, 2018
Hey - what does the interior design process look like when you hire a designer? Lesley Myrick de-mystifies it for you.

Get ready to nerd out with me – I’m gonna show you what the interior design process looks like. This is a question I get asked a lot, as the process can seem a bit mysterious if you’ve never worked with a designer before. There’s…

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How To Make a Small Room Look Big and Sexy

November 27, 2018
How to make a small room look big and sexy! 4 tips from interior designer Lesley Myrick.

There’s a lot of misconception out there about how to make a small room look big, and people usually default to this idea that white paint cures all. “White paint! White paint! Everything looks bigger and brighter with white!” You can probably figure out where…

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Waco Family-Friendly Kitchen Remodel: After

November 20, 2018

I looooove me a good project reveal! This Waco family-friendly kitchen remodel was such a blast to work on, and any time a client gives the go-ahead for a bright blue island you just KNOW the end result is going to be smashing. If you…

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Do You Need Performance Fabric for a Sofa?

November 13, 2018
Do you REALLY need performance fabric for a sofa? Get the basics on performance fabrics from interior designer Lesley Myrick.

If you’ve recently shopped for a sofa, I can bet you got pretty overwhelmed with all the decision-making. Sofa, or sectional? A tight upholstered back, or loose cushions? Do you need a matching ottoman? Leather, or fabric? Do you need performance fabric for a sofa?…

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Barstools

November 6, 2018
10 awesome barstool and counter stool picks from interior designer Lesley Myrick (orange velvet! fur! brass!)

Guys, usually sourcing barstools puts me to sleep. I had planned the topic of this post last year (yup, I plan out a year’s worth of editorial content at at time!) and when I saw ’10 Best Barstools’ on the calendar I almost threw up…

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The 6 Best Paint Colors for Walls, Trim, Cabinets, and All-Around Awesomeness

October 30, 2018

Now, don’t die of shock: 4 of the 6 best paint colors for walls, trim, and cabinets I’ve chosen are neutrals. That’s right. Your color-loving designer pal has chosen white, greys, and even BEIGE as her favorites! There is a method to my madness, I…

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A To-Die-For Blush + Grey Girls Bedroom

October 23, 2018

I’m not usually into pastels, but I’m bonkers in love with this blush and grey girls’ bedroom moodboard. (I mean, seriously, that tufted velvet sofa is amazeballs!) This moodboard was part of a Design Kit for a fave client’s tween daughter and stepdaughter. You might…

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5 Tips for Styling a Bookshelf

October 16, 2018

No more boring bookshelves for you, my friend! It can feel intimidating to try to recreate an expertly-styled bookshelf, but it’s actually pretty easy to pull of with a few badass tips from your designer pal Lesley. Here’s 5 tips for styling a bookshelf so…

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New! Weekly Show: Bust Out Of Boring

October 9, 2018

I’ve been dreaming and scheming about hosting a weekly Facebook live show for a while, and now, IT. IS. HAPPENING. Let’s hang out every week on Facebook and talk about how to banish boring and create a kickass home you love. You might have noticed this is…

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