Bust Out of Boring

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How much does it cost to decorate a house?

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How to Conquer the Comparison Trap

June 25, 2019

Conquering the comparison trap of interior design Back when I was first getting into interior design, looking for inspiration meant rifling through dozens of magazines, snapping pics of inspiring spaces (that’s if I remembered to bring a disposable camera with me!), and watching all the…

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In Design Overwhelm? Here’s How to Get Out.

June 18, 2019

When I was in high school, I had a procrastination problem. I’d consider getting my homework done but then subconsciously delay it until the very last moment. I always told myself it was because my classes were a total bore and that things would get…

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DIY vs. Interior Designers

June 11, 2019
DIY vs. Interior Designers - is it worth hiring an interior designer for your decorating project?

DIY vs. Interior Designers With HGTV, Pinterest, Houzz and alllll the design inspiration and ideas out there, it feels a lot like it’s DIY vs. interior designers. Interior design looks easy, and I can totally understand why people try to DIY when it comes to…

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How Much Does it Cost to Decorate a Living Room?

June 4, 2019

How much does it cost to decorate a living room? It seems like one of those well-guarded secrets: how much does it cost to decorate a living room? Whenever I have a consultation call with a potential new client, I always ask what they’ve set…

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Before and After: Mid-Century Master Bedroom

May 28, 2019

Mustard and mint? Florals and geometrics? BRING IT ON. You know I love a little unexpected mix. And this Mid-Century master bedroom was just screaming for some personality and a little sex appeal. The home, built in 1961, had some funky features like a built-in…

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5 Painting Mistakes to Avoid

May 21, 2019

You know you’ve done it at some paint – made a mistake when painting your home. Whether it’s skimping on the required prep, choosing paint colors before anything else, or skipping painting a sample area first, you’ve probably made one of these mistakes. (I sure…

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

May 14, 2019

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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All About That Beige

May 7, 2019

It’s true – I may have gone on record stating that my mission is “to banish beige from Waco.” I’ve been pretty verbal about my distaste for ubiquitous neutrals that have taken over this town, along with fake farmhouse style and faux shiplap. I see…

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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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