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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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Lesley’s Picks: 10 Best Office Chairs

July 31, 2018

Guys. You know what’s challenging? Choosing the 10 best office chairs. Because it’s slim pickings out there. Office chairs tend to be really plain and uninspiring. I like to seek out options with some sort of special detail, whether it be on-trend channel tufting, hardware…

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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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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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