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How to Choose Lighting for a Kitchen

February 18, 2020
How to Choose Lighting for a Kitchen

Your kitchen lighting – just like your diet – needs balance to be healthy, happy, and functional. If you’re wondering how to choose lighting for a kitchen, there are 3 types of lighting your kitchen requires, and I’m going to give you the scoop on…

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The Essential Kitchen Design Checklist

February 11, 2020
The Essential Kitchen Design Checklist - FREE download from interior designer Lesley Myrick

Designing a kitchen is a TOTAL BEAST. There are soooo many details to consider, from countertops to cabinets to cooktops. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten to select grout or overlooked including undercabinet lighting when creating a kitchen design for a client.…

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Before and After: A Dark Teal Kitchen with Funky Lighting

February 4, 2020

Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after? Get ready, because all month long I’m sharing a tour of our Texas home, including the living room, master bedroom, kids bedroom, my office, my husband’s office, and the kitchen. Finally – the dark teal kitchen! Disclosure: Some of…

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Before and After: A Husband And Wife’s Home Offices

January 28, 2020

Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after? Get ready, because all month long I’m sharing a tour of our Texas home, including the living room, master bedroom, kids bedroom, my office, my husband’s office, and the kitchen. Today: our two home offices. Disclosure: Some of the…

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Before and After: A Shared Kids Bedroom

January 21, 2020
Before and After: A Shared Kids Bedroom in Waco, Texas

Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after? Get ready, because all month long I’m sharing a tour of our Texas home, including the living room, master bedroom, kids bedroom, my office, my husband’s office, and the kitchen. This week: the shared kids’ bedroom that my 5…

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Before and After: A Navy Master Bedroom That Doesn’t Feel Like a Cave

January 14, 2020
Love this before and after of a bedroom with navy walls by interior designer Lesley Myrick

Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after? Get ready, because all month long I’m sharing a tour of our Texas home, including the living room, master bedroom, kids bedroom, my office, my husband’s office, and the kitchen. Today: our navy master bedroom that doesn’t feel like…

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Before and After: A Family-Friendly Living Room with a Teal Sofa

January 7, 2020
Before and After: A Family-Friendly Living Room with a Teal Sofa by atlanta interior designer Lesley Myrick

Who doesn’t love a good before-and-after? Get ready, because all month long I’m sharing a tour of our Texas home, including the living room, master bedroom, kids bedroom, my office, my husband’s office, and the kitchen. First up: our family-friendly living room with a teal…

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5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the New Year

December 17, 2019

Let’s get your home ready for the new year! It’s worth taking a day or two in December to clear out what’s not working from 2019 and give your home a freshening up for 2020. Here’s how I do it. 1. Purge You had to…

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What Is a Design Jumpstart?

December 10, 2019
What is a Design Jumpstart? Here's how Lesley Myrick helps homeowners bust out of boring in just two hours.

What is a Design Jumpstart? You hear me talking about these two-hour power design sessions all the time. But, like, what exactly happens at a Design Jumpstart? Think of it like this. You have two hours ahead of you. You could… ….binge-watch your favorite show…

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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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