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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

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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What’s the Best Finish for Bathroom Fixtures?

June 26, 2018

Chrome? Oil-rubbed bronze? Brass? Satin nickel? Polished nickel? White? Black? What’s the best finish for bathroom fixtures? I know, there are like a ZILLION options out there. But it doesn’t have to be that complicated. Here’s a handy guide to choosing finishes in your bathroom:…

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5 Ideas to Upgrade Your Master Bathroom

May 15, 2018

When is it a good idea to upgrade your master bathroom with some cosmetic touches, and when is it time for a total bathroom renovation? If your bathroom totally sucks – both functionally and aesthetically – it’s worth thinking about the value a remodel a…

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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Finds from High Point Market Spring 2018

May 1, 2018

I must have a horseshoe up my butt or something, because last month I WON a trip to High Point Market. (Thanks again Ivy and Soft Design Lab for this amazing opportunity!) It’s been on my bucket list for years to make the trek to North…

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5 Ideas to Upgrade Your Living Room

April 24, 2018

If your living room has good bones – great basic furniture pieces you love – but is lacking in personality and style, I’ve got your back. There are a few things you can do to build off your solid foundation and create an awesome living…

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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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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Accent Pillows

April 3, 2018

I’m kind of obsessed with accent pillows. You have NO IDEA of the self-control I display by not having a home full of pillows! (Although my husband would argue with you that we do, in fact, have a home full of pillows.) I think they’re…

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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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