Where do you start when EVERYTHING needs to be done?

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

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

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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Painted Floors

Painted Floors

I don't know if I would ever have the guts to paint or stain my wood floors. However, after looking at a lot of examples of some incredible designs, maybe I would. There are reasons why this trend is taking off and I'm going to share with you why it is as well as what question you should ask yourself before picking up your paint brush. 

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A Floral Moment Series: Floral Lighting

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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Why do you hire an interior designer?

Why do you hire an interior designer?

You hire an interior designer because you are frustrated with not being able to make a decision. You hire a designer because you are overwhelmed with the process of figuring out where to start.

But why don't you hire a designer? 

As a designer, I think it's fair that I talk about the reasons why it may be better to not hire me (even though you think that may be crazy for me to talk about!). I go over the reasons why not to hire a designer as well as explain the other name for a designer- your therapist

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When do you pick out paint colors?

When do you pick out paint colors?

When do you pick out paint colors? Before you move in? After? What happens if you already live in your home- is there a good time to pick out your colors? There aren't any rules to the madness but I've figured out a pro/con list so that it's easy for you to paint when the best time is for you

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A new sofa and all that goes with it

A new sofa and all that goes with it

I'm revealing which sofa we picked for my friend's room (that we talked about here) and showing all the different reasons why. However, once you get a new sofa you usually need accessories to make it go with the rest of the room. To help with your hunting process, I'm giving you 5 categories to have when you're looking for accessories. They make up the guidelines you need for helping you narrow down what you're really looking for--because picking accessories should be fun!

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Creating a Gallery Wall Part 2

Creating a Gallery Wall Part 2

Gallery walls can really be so much fun to have in your home. You can make an arrangement with what you have now and you can make plans for later. I'm discussing the freedom of buying pieces you love to incorporate in your gallery wall later. It's also called the Later Plan- and it doesn't ever have to end! 

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Creating a Gallery Wall Part 1

Creating a Gallery Wall Part 1

There are many how to guides on creating gallery walls. However, there isn't a lot of talk about the Now Plan and Later Plan. What to do right now to make sure you stop having blank walls and what to do later on when you find other pieces you like. I'm discussing the Now Plan and why it's important. Stay tuned for how to create the Later Plan!

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Celebrating African American Interior Designers

Celebrating African American Interior Designers

In the interior design world, there aren't a ton of African American Interior Designers. To celebrate Black History Month, I wanted to highlight ten different designs from some talented designers in the industry who are expanding the diversity of the industry is a beautiful way. 

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