Bust Out of Boring

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

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5 Tips to Totally Upgrade Your Office

August 21, 2018

I’ve been there, guys – cubicle hell. Working in an office that was bland, uninspiring, and uncomfortable. If you’ve got the office blues, I’ve got 5 tips to totally upgrade your office today. You ready? Can’t view the embedded video above? Click here. Prefer to…

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The Coolest Kids Playroom that Puts My First Apartment to Shame

August 14, 2018

My first apartment boasted a hand-me-down beige plaid sofa from my grandparents, a structurally unstable bed purchased from IKEA, and was shared with my suuuuper messy ex-boyfriend. As an interior designer and neat-freak, let’s just say these were not my ideal living conditions. I never…

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The Truth About How to Keep an Interior Design Project in Budget

August 7, 2018

Hands up if you’ve ever redecorated a room – and it ended up being waaaaay more that you had hoped to spend. You’re not alone! Here’s the truth about how to keep an interior design project in budget. You may not like to hear it…

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Should You Reupholster – Or Not?

July 24, 2018

Should you reupholster – or not? A couple of years ago I chose to reupholster a loveseat for my master bedroom, thinking it would be a delightfully inexpensive way to transform a basic piece of furniture into something badass. Well, that loveseat definitely got a…

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Waco Family-Friendly Kitchen Remodel: Before

July 17, 2018

This Waco family-friendly kitchen remodel is in full swing – we’re about four weeks in to an eight-week renovation. I love designing projects of this scope. A full-scale renovation means there will be an UHHHMAZING reveal at the end and I can’t wait to see…

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What’s the One Thing Every Room Needs?

July 10, 2018

I’m totally breaking my own rule here by asking the question “what’s the one thing that every room needs?” because I hate those listicles that tell you you must have something! My girl Tina Fey said it best in her rad book Bossypants: “When people…

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Books That Changed My Life

July 3, 2018
Ever wondered how to become an interior designer?

I had originally planned this post to be a roundup of 10 of my favorite design books. But as I was thinking about what books to include, I realized that it’s not just beautiful hardcovers about interior design that have had the biggest impact. These…

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A Colorful Kids Craft Room in Waco, Texas: After

April 17, 2018

There’s nothing better than a satisfying “after” photo, and I’ve been dying to share this colorful kids craft room with you! You may remember the “before” photos from this space in Waco, Texas: Yup. Snooooooozefest. But don’t worry – some funky wallpaper, chic furnishings, and…

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Design Project Tour: Chic and Badass Realtor’s Office

March 27, 2018

Some weeks, you spend more waking hours in your office than at home. Shouldn’t your office totally rock and be a space that supports and inspires your awesome work? I love designing offices because I’m a nerd who is obsessed with office supplies, plus I…

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What I Wish I’d Known About Choosing Dark Paint Colors

March 6, 2018

In the last What I Wish I’d Known post I shared my experience (and hard-earned knowledge) about choosing white paint colors. But what about the other end of the spectrum – choosing dark paint colors? I’m so psyched to see dark wall colors gaining popularity.…

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