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How much does it cost to decorate a house?

Get ready to kickstart your interior design project and plan your budget like a boss! Download our super helpful guide with room-by-room furnishing budgets and printable worksheets.

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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Cheat Sheet: 7 Designer Styling Secrets

March 5, 2019

I know, I know – interior designers make styling look easy! But if you’ve ever tried to accessorize your living room, arrange a bookshelf, or style your kitchen countertop, you know it’s not as easy as it looks. That’s why I’m sharing my cheat sheet…

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Before and After: A Fresh + Cozy Waco Living Room

February 26, 2019
Before and After: A Fresh + Cozy Waco Living Room designed by Lesley Myrick with a custom curved sectional and colorful pillows in teal, chartreuse, and red.

I’ve been so excited to share this before and after of a fresh and cozy Waco living room with you! This client loves farmhouse vibes but wanted more color, pattern, and energy than just white, grey, and shiplap can bring to a space. This living…

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What I Wish I’d Known About Painting Kitchen Cabinets

February 5, 2019
What I wish I'd known about painting kitchen cabinets BEFORE I tried to DIY! Design tips (and hard-earned wisdom) from interior designer Lesley Myrick.

This story about what I wish I’d known about painting kitchen cabinets has a happy ending…because I finally invested in paying someone to paint them after royally screwing up the paint job myself. There are a lot of awesome tutorials out there about how to…

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What Are Your Core Values?

January 29, 2019

Before we jump into all things interior design this year, I wanted to take the month of January to give you a peek behind the scenes at Lesley Myrick Art + Design with the story of how I got started as an interior designer, and…

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How to Become an Interior Designer

January 22, 2019
Ever wondered how to become an interior designer?

Ever wondered how to become an interior designer? (No? Just me?) I don’t have a definitive guide or handy-dandy checklist for you, but I do have my story about how I became an interior designer, including what was the most useful part along the way…

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Mission Waco x Lesley Myrick

December 11, 2018

Residential interior design is my jam (and my bread and butter! #PunIntended) but sometimes an offbeat exterior project comes my way and it’s such a cool opportunity I’ll put aside sourcing sofas and pillows. Since 2016 I’ve been partnering with Mission Waco, an awesome local…

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What Does the Interior Design Process Look Like?

December 4, 2018
Hey - what does the interior design process look like when you hire a designer? Lesley Myrick de-mystifies it for you.

Get ready to nerd out with me – I’m gonna show you what the interior design process looks like. This is a question I get asked a lot, as the process can seem a bit mysterious if you’ve never worked with a designer before. There’s…

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