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A Spunky Boys Bedroom in Waco, Texas

April 26, 2016

You know what’s the funnest? Designing bedrooms for kids. Saturated color? Sure. Offbeat pattern mixing? Why not! Quirky lighting and decor? Bring it on.  I designed this bedroom space for an 8 year-old boy in Waco with the intention of having it transition him into his teenage…

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An Awkward Room Gets Awesome in California

February 16, 2016

So, new homes. What’s the deal with the super awkward spaces some of them have? Like, too-large foyers or weirdly-shaped living rooms or a “den” that’s too small to be a real living space but too large not to furnish? I recently wrapped a project in…

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The Worst Design Advice I’ve Ever Received

February 1, 2016

Let’s talk about the worst design advice I’ve ever received. It’s story time, folks, and we’re going all the way back to the early 90s. Picture this: 7-year-old Lesley and her neighborhood pals on a summer afternoon, gathered on a neighbor’s front porch to make crafts…

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My Home Office Makeover – Before

January 7, 2016

The living room is done, the foyer is done – and in case you’re wondering, I haven’t gotten tired of those spotted walls – and it’s time to tackle the home office. I share this space with my PhD student husband Nate, so the design…

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5 Signs You Should Invest in an Interior Designer

December 9, 2015

With all the free design resources out there like Pinterest, Houzz, and design blogs, it’s easy to wonder why someone would invest in an interior designer. I mean, we’re not cheap. And it’s easy for anyone to go shopping and pick a couple of paint colors…

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An Eclectic Foyer Design

October 29, 2015

As a designer, owning a house is THE FUNNEST. I get to decorate my own space without fear of repercussions from a landlord! Or even worse, fear of the work required to paint everything back to beige before moving out (ugh.) Since moving to Waco, Texas in…

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My Favorite Interior Styling Secret

October 23, 2015

Every designer has their favorite interior styling secret when finishing a room – fresh flowers, candles, a decorative tray – and it’s these little details that make a room feel complete and make a photograph look stellar. Want to know what my favorite styling secret is? (Also,…

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My Eclectic Living Room Makeover – After

September 22, 2015

Drumroll please…my eclectic living room makeover is complete! Remember what this room looked like before? (Hint: PEACH.) Yeahhhhh. We’ve come a long way, baby. I’m psyched to show you around! To kick off my new YouTube channel, here’s a little video tour of the space: …

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My Texas Living Room Makeover – Before

September 9, 2015

We’re making major decorating progress on our new home, and it’s time to share my Texas living room makeover – or at least, the “before” photos. FYI – “before” photos are totally code for “set your expectations low, people”. So yeah. Do that. Since I haven’t shared the…

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