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My #1 Home Organization Tip

March 31, 2020

My #1 home organization tip actually has nothing to do with organization. It’s not about what bins or boxes to buy (although, that’s coming next week) and I’m not going to talk about color-coding your files or share some clever lifehack you’ve never heard before.…

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The Best Design Advice for DIY-ers

March 24, 2020

The best design advice for DIY-ers It’s a strange time in the world right now – we’re all staying home in a much-needed effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. “Normal” life is on pause for a while, and as the working mom of kids…

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How To Get a Designer Look with Accessories

March 17, 2020

This is a weird tip, but it totally works! Here’s how to get a designer look with accessories: Buy accessories at least big as your head. Wait, what? When you look at a design mag or gorgeous interior photos on Pinterest, one of the things…

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An Easy Designer Styling Trick for a Photo-Worthy Room

March 10, 2020

Want to know an easy designer styling trick for a photo-worthy room? Group your accessories in odd numbers. Weird, right? But it totally works. But in order to do it successfully, you need to understand balance, and the difference between formal and informal balance. Here…

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What Is Accent Lighting, and How Do You Use It?

March 3, 2020
What Is Accent Lighting, and How Do You Use It? Answers from interior designer Lesley Myrick

We’ve talked before about the three types of lighting: ambient, task, and accent as used in a kitchen. While that info is a great starting point, it’s pretty kitchen-specific (obviously). So let’s dive into what is accent lighting and how do you use it in…

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