Bust Out of Boring

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5 Tips for Your First Meeting with an Interior Designer

October 17, 2017

Once you’ve taken the plunge and hired and interior designer (yay for you!) it can seem intimidating. What do you need to know to get ready for your first session together? Prepping in advance is important and makes the most of your limited time together.…

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A Colorful Kids Craft Room in Waco, Texas: Before

August 29, 2017

I can’t tell you how much I love getting inquiries like this from new clients: “I have a playroom that I would LOVE to transform into a super bright (pinks, golds, oranges), super functional craft/art/office area.” HELLS TO THE YES. Bright color, bold pattern, and…

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No More Matching Furniture Sets

August 1, 2017

Remember those matching furniture sets from the 80s and 90s that came with an identical sofa, loveseat, and chair? I wish I could forget them too. It’s time for a breakup – no more matching furniture sets! Here’s what to do with a matching furniture…

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Romantic Industrial Master Bedroom Moodboard

July 25, 2017

“Romantic” and “industrial” aren’t typically two design styles that go together – but then again, I’m not your typical designer. I’m all about a quirky but livable mix of vintage and modern, rustic and polished, color and neutrals, masculine and feminine. Matchy-matchy is boring. Let’s have some…

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Design Project Tour: A Colorful Family-Friendly Great Room

June 27, 2017

First things first, since I know you’re gonna notice as soon as you watch the video – I cut my hair! Bye bye, bun. 💇 Now, let’s get to the good stuff: a design project tour of the colorful, family-friendly great room I recently completed here…

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Project Reveal: A Colorful Mid Century Modern Living Room

May 16, 2017

Woohoo for a new project reveal! I’m digging how this colorful Mid-Century Modern living room with a touch of French flair turned out. The main goal for this room was to keep the room true to the home’s 1960s architecture while incorporating French-traditional inspired decor that the homeowners love.…

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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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