Before and After: Historic Blue Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen of this 1920s-era home in downtown Waco, Texas was a hot mess of piecemeal remodels that had taken place over many decades. Taking this kitchen down to the studs and completely reimagining the layout was the beginning of a complete transformation! Here’s the before and after of this historic blue kitchen remodel. First,…

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What to Ask an Interior Designer When You Hire Them

Ready to hire an interior designer for your new build, home remodel, or decorating refresh? Partnering with a designer who aligns with your needs, working style, and planned investment amount is essential for an awesome outcome. When starting a full-service interior design project, we begin the process by asking the potential client a few questions…

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5 High-End Kitchen Must-Haves

The kitchen has always been considered the heart of the home, and this is even more true after being home-bound throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. (I sometimes feel like I can’t escape my kitchen, especially when kids seem to want snacks and meals alllll day long.) Luxury kitchen remodels are in high demand as we use…

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When Should You Remodel Your Kitchen?

One of the biggest design investments in the home is your kitchen, and it’s also one of the heaviest-used spaces too. If your kitchen is looking worn, looking outdated, or leaving something to be desired, it might be time to renovate. So, when should you remodel your kitchen? Here are 5 signs it’s time: 1.…

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Shop Lesley’s Style: Teal + Chartreuse Bedroom

Nothing makes me happier than the color combo of teal and chartreuse. You may have picked up on the fact that these are my signature brand colors, spotted all over my website and social media. So what better way to kick off a new blog feature, Shop Lesley’s Style, than with a luxe chartreuse and…

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The Best Neutral Paint Colors

I know I’m known for bold and badass color, pattern, and style, but here’s a little secret. You can’t have bold and badass without neutral and normal. You actually need a lot of neutrals to let colors do their jobs. Neutrals set a great backdrop when they are chosen intentionally, so let’s talk about picking…

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How to Decorate a Long Narrow Living Room

Close your eyes for me and picture a galley kitchen. They’re long, narrow, often cramped, and very blah. They’re definitely not ideal, but it’s pretty straightforward from a design perspective, right? A long, narrow living room, however, is very different. You still want that space to feel cozy and intentional, and it’s not a one-size-fits-all…

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5 Easy Ways to Create a Hotel-Inspired Living Room

Have you ever stayed in a gorgeous boutique hotel and completely fallen in love with the vibe? I have. In fact, I’m now a convert and will opt to stay in a boutique hotel over the average chain any chance I get. Sure, they are a bit of an investment – but for a night…

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Why Closed Storage Is Best (For Most People)

We’re talking about organization this month, and I can’t ignore the hot topic of open shelving! I’ll readily admit, open shelves look ahh-mazing. We’ve all seen those kitchens on Pinterest – you know, those beautiful kitchens with glossy white tile and reclaimed wood shelves adorned with only a small stack of white ceramic bowls and…

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Home Maintenance Tips

The holidays are over, the decorations are put away, and it’s time to get your home back in order for the new year. While a deep cleaning is probably high on your to-do list, it’s also important to clean and maintain your furnishings and decor regularly throughout the year so that they look their best…

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