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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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A Colorful and Cozy Boston Living Room

August 16, 2016

Boston. Home of clam chowder, Fenway Park, and this colorful and cozy living room for a rad music-loving couple. Their Colonial Revival home built in 1910 is seriously East Coast cute – but seriously lacking storage. And that just will not do! Plus, a gorgeous black…

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DIY Bookshelf Built-In

July 5, 2016

Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy is a devastatingly handsome rockstar academic with, like, a million books. Girl is a clever designer who creates a DIY bookshelf built-in spanning an entire 14′ wall to house her handsome hubby’s ever-growing library. Boy and girl live…

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My Home Office Makeover – After

June 28, 2016

Sometimes you’ve just gotta wait for the perfect piece to complete a space. For my home office that I share with my PhD student husband, that piece was a mounted deer head. His name is Hector, he sits above my husband’s desk, and this room is definitely…

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Chic and Badass Realtor’s Office – Before

May 31, 2016

OMG. You guys are gonna die when you see this chic and badass realtor’s office totally finished. With two walls made up almost entirely of windows and a panoramic view, it’s the perfect spot for one of Waco’s top real estate agents to woo her…

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Silverlake Modern Bohemian Living Room

May 24, 2016

“Bohemian” isn’t typically a word I gravitate to in the interior design sense. Full-on Bohemian-style rooms tend to be a little too earthy-crunchy for my taste. But blend some Boho elements with a dreamy tailored cognac leather sofa, an Art Deco-inspired accent chair, and a vintage…

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