Bust Out of Boring

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Table Lamps

December 1, 2015

Table lamps are such a versatile, sexy accent piece. Need to set the mood? Add a table lamp. Have a dark corner that needs some love? Add a table lamp. Does an accent table feel a little…lonely…on its own? Add a table lamp. You get the…

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DIY Dalmatian Print Wall

November 24, 2015

Okay seriously, how much do you LOVE the black and white dalmatian print wall from my foyer makeover? I don’t mean to humblebrag here, but a wall entirely outfitted in animal print pretty much rocks my world. This was actually a DIY project that I…

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An Eclectic Foyer Design

October 29, 2015

As a designer, owning a house is THE FUNNEST. I get to decorate my own space without fear of repercussions from a landlord! Or even worse, fear of the work required to paint everything back to beige before moving out (ugh.) Since moving to Waco, Texas in…

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My Favorite Interior Styling Secret

October 23, 2015

Every designer has their favorite interior styling secret when finishing a room – fresh flowers, candles, a decorative tray – and it’s these little details that make a room feel complete and make a photograph look stellar. Want to know what my favorite styling secret is? (Also,…

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How to Hang a Gallery Wall (The Cheater Way)

October 21, 2015

It doesn’t have to be so hard to design and hang a gallery wall – I promise! Check out the easy way I hang gallery walls, and you’ll also get to hear a little song about tucking in my pants that you won’t be able…

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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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