Bust Out of Boring

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How to Pick the Perfect Paint Color

September 29, 2015

Choosing a paint color can be tooootally overwhelming. I mean, there are 4,563,109 choices out there (I checked) and the right one will look SO GOOD and the wrong ones will look SOOOO WRONG. But why, you ask? How can a super subtle difference between paint colors make…

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My Eclectic Living Room Makeover – After

September 22, 2015

Drumroll please…my eclectic living room makeover is complete! Remember what this room looked like before? (Hint: PEACH.) Yeahhhhh. We’ve come a long way, baby. I’m psyched to show you around! To kick off my new YouTube channel, here’s a little video tour of the space: …

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My Texas Living Room Makeover – Before

September 9, 2015

We’re making major decorating progress on our new home, and it’s time to share my Texas living room makeover – or at least, the “before” photos. FYI – “before” photos are totally code for “set your expectations low, people”. So yeah. Do that. Since I haven’t shared the…

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10 Best Chandeliers

September 2, 2015

Oh, hey there chandelier. You sexy thing. You’re like a gigantic engagement ring that stops people in their tracks to say “HOLY CRAP THAT THING IS GORRRRGEOUS OMG YOU MUST BE SO HAPPY TOGETHER!” I think what I’m saying is that a chandelier is like…

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5 Tips to Design a Clean and Colorful Living Room

July 20, 2015

Even though I LOVE color and pattern, I’m a big fan of interiors that feel clean, spacious, and uncluttered. (Physical clutter stresses me out. Seriously.) After posting this photo of my living room on Instagram recently I was asked to give some tips on how to achieve this clean look. What…

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How to Mix Design Styles Like a Pro

May 26, 2015

Because I can’t pick just one style to design with (I’m all about mixing and matching as you probably know), this eclectic bedroom design recently completed for a client is a gorgeous mashup of Luxe, Moroccan, and Bohemian styles. I’m guessing those are three things you’ve…

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Coffee Tables

May 13, 2015

Coffee tables are one of my favorite furniture pieces to shop for because you can get a great looking one for almost nothing (I’m looking at you, $59 Ikea nesting tables!) or you can really splurge on something crafted from extraordinary materials like marble and hammered…

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Accent Chairs

April 29, 2015

Great furniture doesn’t have to cost a fortune – but there is a difference in quality, styling, materials, and craftmanship with higher-priced investment pieces. I believe in buying the best you can afford. So if the best accent chair you can afford is from Ikea,…

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Ford’s Nursery Tour: A Fresh and Fun Baby Boy’s Room

May 4, 2014

Welcome to the first (of many) peeks into my home! Here’s a look at Ford’s room. We wanted a nursery that felt young, fresh, and fun – without being typically “baby boy”. (No blue walls. PLEASE.) I kept things light and bright, with punches of…

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