Bust Out of Boring

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What’s Better…Dark or Light Paint Colors?

May 2, 2017

It’s tricky knowing whether you should play it safe with paint colors (or even sofa colors), or be more bold with your walls. What’s better…dark or light paint colors? Well, it depends on the room. And lighting. And some other stuff. Here are my thoughts…

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Chic and Badass Realtor’s Office in Waco, TX

April 4, 2017

I am SO excited to finally be able to share these photos with you. If I counted the number of times my junior designer asked about sharing these photos, it would literally be in the hundreds. (She’s mega-enthusiastic and I dig her.) Thank goodness today…

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A Colorful and Luxe Master Bedroom in Austin, Texas

March 27, 2017

When I started designing this luxe master bedroom for a client in Austin, Texas, I planned to stick with a very neutral color palette –  lots of layers of tan, cream, white and gold. After all, the client already had French grey walls, a pretty upholstered linen…

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To Follow – Or Not To Follow – Design Trends?

February 28, 2017

Remember that time that design trend from 10 years ago was still cool 10 years later? Me neither. And that’s why I’m not one to follow design trends. I’ve got some thoughts on this topic in my latest video: Can’t view the embedded video above?…

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5 Things to Get Rid of to Refresh Your Living Room

December 13, 2016

Sometimes, when a room just isn’t looking its best, it’s not about what needs to be added, but what needs to be taken away. You know I’m a huge fan of decluttering, and (spoiler alert) and that’s always the first place to start – but there…

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What Does It Look Like to Work with a Virtual Interior Designer?

November 22, 2016

It’s one of those mysterious phrases: “Virtual interior design”. What does that even mean? What does it look like to work with a virtual interior designer? I answered a few frequently asked questions from clients in this blog post, and I’m diving a little deeper…

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Accent Walls, I Love You

November 8, 2016

I’ve written about accent walls before (right here) and while others are kinda over them, I’m still in love. You heard me: ACCENT WALLS, I LOVE YOU. I’m not one to jump on a trend just because it’s a trend, and I’m not one to…

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A French-Meets-Mid-Century Living Room (Why Not?)

November 1, 2016

Mixing design styles is totally my jam. So when my cool new clients came to me with a style challenge, I readily accepted. The great room in their 1960s bungalow had a seriously Mid-Century vibe, but their aesthetic preferences leaned more towards French country. My task? Design…

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An Eclectic Bathroom Design (With Totally Awesome Tiles)

October 18, 2016

Seriously. Can we talk about those hand-painted Moroccan terra cotta tiles for the vanity backsplash wall? I’m in love. This eclectic bathroom design (with totally awesome tiles) was recently completed for a cool client here in Waco, Texas. Her burning desires were for a freestanding pedestal…

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A Dreamy Teal, Aqua, and Coral Living Room

August 30, 2016

When your client tells you, “I love teal, aqua, and coral” you listen. Because you love those colors too. And then you create a dreamy living room moodboard that makes you want to move in and curl up on a peacock-blue wing chair with a…

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