Bust Out of Boring

a blog by lesley myrick | create a kickass home you love

How much does it cost to decorate a house?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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