Custom Upholstered Furniture + Caroline Cecil Textiles at Consort

We moved into a new house last November, but looking at our living room you’d think we just signed our lease yesterday. The decorating process has been slow as molasses, largely because of the footprint of the room. It’s not small per se, but it’s a funny L-shape, and the furniture we already had doesn’t […]

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Our Days of Hiding the TV Are Over!

When I’m decorating a space, I take it as a given that I’m going to have to work around obstacles. Poorly lit rooms, tight oddly proportioned floor plans, and lackluster architecture are all just par for the course when you’re designing for real life—and the most sanest course of action is to accept them so […]

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Found: The Perfect Sofa from The TRNK Collection!

Just this morning I was chatting with someone about the very real struggle of sofa shopping. The parameters for the perfect sofa are so narrow! Finding one with just the right dimensions, just the right style, just the right comfort level, and just the right price…well…it’s like hunting a unicorn! So when I heard that the guys […]

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Summertime Tabletop Inspiration with Skinny Cow Salt-Kissed Caramel Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars

One question I get asked a lot is, “Where do you find your inspiration?” The answer I always give may not be the most useful, but it’s definitely the most honest: “Everywhere!” Because the truth is, even the most unexpected source can provide a wealth of ideas for any project, from decor makeovers to entertaining […]

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Minimalist Modern Decor + Fashion Picks from The Line’s Summer Sale

I recently made my first purchase at The Line, and it will probably be my downfall. You see, I’m now on their email list and have been getting their sale updates. Ordinarily I ignore promotional materials, but The Line has me figured out so completely, so thoroughly from the inside out, that I’m basically theirs […]

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Custom Roller Shades by Nate Berkus for The Shade Store

When designing a room, the decision I hate making the most is what window treatments to choose. Most of the time, I just default to sheer white linen curtains. Hard to go wrong, right? But when the question of function comes into play—in the bathroom, where you don’t want to flash your neighbors, or in […]

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Gorgeous IKEA Hacks from Vancouver Interior Designer Laura Melling

Isn’t it so lovely to reconnect with an old friend and learn that they’re simply killing it? I had that pleasure recently when the good graces of the Internet put me back in touch with Laura Melling, a pal from my college days who is now Vancouver interior designer and creative director. I remember Laura […]

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Fine Art Travel Photography Prints by Carley Rudd

As someone who likes to travel but also needs a significant dose of downtime at home to recover from each trip, I’m in awe of nomadic types who spend more time on the road than anywhere else. Their thirst for adventure is insatiable, and they make it their mission to see as much of the […]

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Lightweight Neutral Throw Blankets for Summer

Remember the bedroom makeover for Kim of eat.sleep.wear that I’ve been going on about these past few weeks? Well, we shot it yesterday and it is BEE-YOO-TI-FULL, if I do say so myself! I can hardly wait to share it here with you guys! In the meantime, I may as well keep the resource reports […]

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Minimalist Modern Bedroom Lighting from High Fashion Home

It feels so darn good to be wrapping up the design projects I’ve had on my plate the last little while. (Did you see the bachelor pad living room makeover I shared last week?) The next one on the docket is Kim’s neutral modern bedroom, which we’re scheduled to shoot next week. It’s just a […]

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