design tips

Drawing Inspiration from the Golden Globes

I'm not usually one who has to watch awards shows. Apart from seeing what everyone is wearing, the percentage of time spent on boring thank yous far overwhelms the interesting moments. But since Tina Fey and Amy Poehler were hosting [...]

Prepping for Guests: Last Minute Holiday Decorating Tips

Christmas is eight days away. Most holiday guests will arrive on Christmas Eve, and if that's the case for your guests, you have seven days to prepare for the onslaught. Really, you have six days, because you're probably going to [...]

Simple Christmas Centerpiece Idea

Love this pic from the Crate & Barrel catalog of a modern and understated floral arrangement in a simple white platter. I suppose it would be easy to replant the succulents after your event? The same idea could be applied [...]

Interview with Eco Designer Danny Seo

Photo by Shelly Strazis. In honor of my interview with sustainability expert Danny Seo at Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace, I thought I’d assemble a list of recycling resources for everything from old granite countertops and textiles to furnishings. Don’t [...]

Quick Holiday Decor Fixes for Under $50, via PushPenny

  Wanna deck your halls for the holidays for less? As this is my wheelhouse, I was happy to share some tips with Chie Davis for her PushPenny article, "Quick Holiday Decor Fixes for Under $50." If you have champagne tastes [...]

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Celeb Designer Interview + Portfolio Tips for Interior Design Students

Two of my articles have gone live recently on other websites: 1. Interview with HGTV & DIY Network designer, Krista Watterworth You know her and love her from TV shows like Splurge and Save, Save My Bath, and The Vanilla [...]

How to Fix Paint Drips on Carpet

Let's say, for the sake of argument, that Jeb doesn't use a drop cloth and I use two. Which one of us do you think added a drip pattern to the carpet while we were painting Phoebe's room recently? Yeah. [...]

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DIY Cheap Art You Can’t Mess Up

Here's a great idea for that big, empty wall in your house that would be perfect for a huge piece of art--especially if you can't afford a huge piece of art. Time investment: 15-20 minutes Cost: Approximately $12 SUPPLIES 1. [...]

Avoiding a Tile-tastrophe

You might assume that when I work with clients on a bathroom or kitchen remodeling project, that I am working hand-in-hand with their contractors every step of the way, but that is not always the case. Due to the overwhelming [...]

Interesting Links

I would love to write some amazing piece of home decor blog greatness, but my mind is a gaping maw of breezy, breezy air today. I went without my usual coffee this morning because my Paleo-mentor-slash-sister-in-law and I are going [...]

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