Bust Out of Boring

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Barstools

November 6, 2018
10 awesome barstool and counter stool picks from interior designer Lesley Myrick (orange velvet! fur! brass!)

Guys, usually sourcing barstools puts me to sleep. I had planned the topic of this post last year (yup, I plan out a year’s worth of editorial content at at time!) and when I saw ’10 Best Barstools’ on the calendar I almost threw up…

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

October 30, 2018

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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A To-Die-For Blush + Grey Girls Bedroom

October 23, 2018

I’m not usually into pastels, but I’m bonkers in love with this blush and grey girls’ bedroom moodboard. (I mean, seriously, that tufted velvet sofa is amazeballs!) This moodboard was part of a Design Kit for a fave client’s tween daughter and stepdaughter. You might…

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5 Tips for Styling a Bookshelf

October 16, 2018

No more boring bookshelves for you, my friend! It can feel intimidating to try to recreate an expertly-styled bookshelf, but it’s actually pretty easy to pull of with a few badass tips from your designer pal Lesley. Here’s 5 tips for styling a bookshelf so…

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New! Weekly Show: Bust Out Of Boring

October 9, 2018

I’ve been dreaming and scheming about hosting a weekly Facebook live show for a while, and now, IT. IS. HAPPENING. Let’s hang out every week on Facebook and talk about how to banish boring and create a kickass home you love. You might have noticed this is…

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5 Tips for Styling a Kickass Coffee Table

October 2, 2018

You know you’ve seen those beautifully styled coffee tables in magazines: the ones with stacks of books, and a tray, and some flowers, and a few cool knickknacks, and some more books, but absolutely NOWHERE TO PUT YOUR DAMN COFFEE CUP, right? A coffee table…

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A Warm and Modern Home Office (With Dark Teal Walls!)

September 25, 2018

It’s a good thing I really love my home office. Because if I weren’t so crazy about it, I would totally be stealing every single design element in this warm and modern home office with dark teal walls. Yes. You heard me. DARK. TEAL. WALLS.…

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Bookcases

September 18, 2018

Call it a bookcase, bookshelf, or etagere if you’re feeling French and fancy – I love a good shelf to display books and other goodies on. From the cheap and cheerful classic IKEA Billy bookcase (I have 6 of ’em in my office!) to the…

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What an Interior Designer Does That You Never Know About

September 11, 2018

Interior designers are a sneaky bunch. I mean, there are all sorts of things that an interior designer does that you never know about. Wait…whaaa? Don’t worry – I’m not talking about bad stuff. I’m actually talking about really good things! Specifically, handling a whole…

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What’s Your Design Style?

September 4, 2018

What’s your design style? Loaded question, right? HOW ON EARTH CAN YOU NARROW IT DOWN TO JUST ONE STYLE? What if you like a whole bunch of styles? A little Mid-Century Modern, a little rustic farmhouse, a little French country, a little transitional, a little…

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