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What’s The Best Material for Kitchen Countertops?

February 12, 2019

What’s the best material for kitchen countertops? Marble? Granite? Concrete? Laminate? I’ve tried a bunch, and here’s what I’ve learned: Can’t view the embedded video above? Click here. Prefer to read? Edited transcript is below. Hey everyone, Lesley Myrick here, and I’m here to help…

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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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The Best Home Decorating Advice of 2018

December 18, 2018

Guys, thank you so much for following along on the Bust Out of Boring blog! As we wrap up this year at Lesley Myrick Art + Design and get ready to jet to the cold, white north for the holidays, I wanted to leave you…

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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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How To Make a Small Room Look Big and Sexy

November 27, 2018
How to make a small room look big and sexy! 4 tips from interior designer Lesley Myrick.

There’s a lot of misconception out there about how to make a small room look big, and people usually default to this idea that white paint cures all. “White paint! White paint! Everything looks bigger and brighter with white!” You can probably figure out where…

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Waco Family-Friendly Kitchen Remodel: After

November 20, 2018

I looooove me a good project reveal! This Waco family-friendly kitchen remodel was such a blast to work on, and any time a client gives the go-ahead for a bright blue island you just KNOW the end result is going to be smashing. If you…

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Do You Need Performance Fabric for a Sofa?

November 13, 2018
Do you REALLY need performance fabric for a sofa? Get the basics on performance fabrics from interior designer Lesley Myrick.

If you’ve recently shopped for a sofa, I can bet you got pretty overwhelmed with all the decision-making. Sofa, or sectional? A tight upholstered back, or loose cushions? Do you need a matching ottoman? Leather, or fabric? Do you need performance fabric for a sofa?…

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