Bust Out of Boring

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

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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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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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