Bust Out of Boring

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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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5 Tips for Styling a Kickass Coffee Table

October 2, 2018

You know you’ve seen those beautifully styled coffee tables in magazines: the ones with stacks of books, and a tray, and some flowers, and a few cool knickknacks, and some more books, but absolutely NOWHERE TO PUT YOUR DAMN COFFEE CUP, right? A coffee table…

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A Warm and Modern Home Office (With Dark Teal Walls!)

September 25, 2018

It’s a good thing I really love my home office. Because if I weren’t so crazy about it, I would totally be stealing every single design element in this warm and modern home office with dark teal walls. Yes. You heard me. DARK. TEAL. WALLS.…

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Bookcases

September 18, 2018

Call it a bookcase, bookshelf, or etagere if you’re feeling French and fancy – I love a good shelf to display books and other goodies on. From the cheap and cheerful classic IKEA Billy bookcase (I have 6 of ’em in my office!) to the…

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What an Interior Designer Does That You Never Know About

September 11, 2018

Interior designers are a sneaky bunch. I mean, there are all sorts of things that an interior designer does that you never know about. Wait…whaaa? Don’t worry – I’m not talking about bad stuff. I’m actually talking about really good things! Specifically, handling a whole…

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What’s Your Design Style?

September 4, 2018

What’s your design style? Loaded question, right? HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU NARROW IT DOWN TO JUST ONE STYLE? What if you like a whole bunch of styles? A little Mid-Century Modern, a little rustic farmhouse, a little French country, a little transitional, a little…

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5 Tips to Totally Upgrade Your Office

August 21, 2018

I’ve been there, guys – cubicle hell. Working in an office that was bland, uninspiring, and uncomfortable. If you’ve got the office blues, I’ve got 5 tips to totally upgrade your office today. You ready? Can’t view the embedded video above? Click here. Prefer to…

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The Coolest Kids Playroom that Puts My First Apartment to Shame

August 14, 2018

My first apartment boasted a hand-me-down beige plaid sofa from my grandparents, a structurally unstable bed purchased from IKEA, and was shared with my suuuuper messy ex-boyfriend. As an interior designer and neat-freak, let’s just say these were not my ideal living conditions. I never…

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The Truth About How to Keep an Interior Design Project in Budget

August 7, 2018

Hands up if you’ve ever redecorated a room – and it ended up being waaaaay more that you had hoped to spend. You’re not alone! Here’s the truth about how to keep an interior design project in budget. You may not like to hear it…

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