Where do you start when EVERYTHING needs to be done?

Green shag carpet (check), damaged floors (check), lack of lighting (check)...everything else- check! When you have to renovate a lot of spaces, it's hard to know where to start. It's really overwhelming.

I'm going to talk about the latest project I'm doing and what we decided to do first after a flood damaged many of main spaces. 

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Color Trend: Peach Tones

Peach is on the rise...but what do you do with it? How do you avoid it looking like something that your great grandmother used? I'm showing just a sampling of accent color combinations that look beautiful with this pretty shade. As well as ways to add it into your space without it looking super feminine or committing to painting your whole room. 

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In the mood: How NOT to create a depressing room

The last think you want to think when you walk into your room is that it's depressing. I'm not talking necessarily talking about a room that is half empty. I'm talking about a room that has all the furniture you need in it, but still feels...well, depressing. 

I'm listing a few ways that might be the issue and how you can fix it. My favorite way to make your house feel less depressing, is to live in it :) 

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In the mood: How to create a relaxed room?

Relaxing is the word we all want to use to describe our home. We want it to feel comfortable, like we can immediately feel at ease. Everyone relaxes differently, but there are a few ways that you can incorporate relaxing elements into any space.

I'm giving you some examples of them as well as some important questions to ask yourself before you buy something new (to help you know if it's going to add the chill vibe to the space). 

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Who do you trust?- Secrets to finding the best contractors

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt. I don't automatically discount what they tell me when they tell me they can do something. But when it has to do with doing work on my house...I'm not as trusting. Why? Because I don't want them to mess it up! I'm discussing ways to find people who are going to do a good job and then how to know if they are trustworthy with 3 Trust Factor qualifications.

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A Floral Moment Series: Floral Lighting

What is "floral lighting"? Anything that has a flower like shape or pattern to it...basically. It's a style of light that is becoming more and more popular (thus increasing the reasons why we are having a "floral moment" in design). I've selected 10 floral lights that I think show the different ways they can look in a space- and my favorite might be the last one!

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A Floral Moment Series: Floral wallpaper

Florals are having a big moment in design right now (and I love it!). I'm going to start a looking at all the different ways to incorporate them into your space- starting with the "scariest" one....floral wallpaper! Wallpaper can be intimidating, but I highlight 5 places that are excellent choices for adding floral wallpaper. 

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