design ideas for laundry room

Modern Laundry Room in the Living by Design Showhouse

I’m so excited to announce that for the second year in a row, I’ve designed a space in the Living By Design Showhouse, a one-of-a-kind showhouse that’s entirely virtual! (Translation, anyone in the world can tour it from the comfort of their couch!) In fact, this year I got to design not one but two rooms: […]

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Home Office Ideas for a Modern Organic Workspace

One of the home projects I’m most excited about this year is my husband Ivan’s home office makeover! Since we moved into our house two years ago, the poor guy has been working in a shabby spare room with pet-stained carpet and dingy 1980’s wallpaper. An upgrade is long overdue—especially since a well designed workspace […]

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A Bathroom Upgrade with No Renovation and Modern Style

One of the questions I’m asked most often is how to pull off a bathroom upgrade with no renovation. It makes sense! The bathroom is often the room we most want to transform when moving into a new house, but a full bathroom renovation takes considerable planning and budget. I’ve been staring at my own […]

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Bedroom Decor Swaps for a Totally Different Look!

Every year at this time I start to itch for a decor change. Maybe it’s the long winter spent inside, or maybe it’s the feeling of Spring renewal in the air. Whatever the cause, I look around and want to transform it all! Of course, it’s not practical to redecorate completely just because a new […]

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Japandi Dining Room Decor for Warm Modern Style

Our dining room has long been overdue for an update! When we first moved into our home, we gave it new floors and a coat of white paint for a fresh slate. Our table and chairs went in immediately after so we’d have a place to eat. But I then focused my attention on other […]

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luxury vinyl plank flooring

Hewn Stoneform Flooring DIY Luxury Vinyl Plank Tutorial

When we moved into our new house, I compiled a list of rooms I knew I wanted to renovate right from the get-go. The kitchen was a top priority, and the primary bath (link to DIY faux marble blog) was a close second. (You can see how I tackled those DIY projects and more on […]

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Airy Summer Bedding from Boll & Branch

Summer Bedroom Updates: 4 Easy Breezy Ideas

  I love a cozy, layered bedroom in the cooler months. But I’m desperate for some summer bedroom updates with a lighter, brighter space when the heat is strong. Changing your bedroom decor may seem like a massive undertaking, but you don’t need to spend a fortune to make a big impact. With these four […]

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neutral home office with built in bookshelves

A Neutral Home Office Built for Sleeping on the Job

If you ask me, the best part of working from home is wearing pajamas all day. So when my client said she wanted to design a neutral home office she could take a nap in, I was all about it! As far as her workspace, she needed the basics, like a desk for her computer […]

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Neutral kitchen cabinets

Kitchen Refresh: My DIY on a Budget

My kitchen holds so many special memories for me. It originally belonged to my grandma, who designed it in 1965. It was the heart of the house, where my family always gathered, and it’s a joy to watch my kids form their own experiences in this space. But despite its sentimentality, the kitchen’s mid-century design […]

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DIY Target Cane TV Stand

Target Cane TV Stand DIY for a Custom Cabinet Look

  You may have noticed that rattan and woven materials are having a major moment right now. Over the past couple years, we’ve seen rattan shift from a boho staple to a versatile material that adds texture and blends seamlessly into a range of design styles. These days, I get so many questions about the […]

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woven midcentury chairs

Mix and Match Side Tables Like a Designer!

Finding the perfect combination of pieces for a living room is a journey! In our home, I started with timeless basics. A cream colored sofa, plush Moroccan rug, and classic midcentury chairs lay a versatile foundation. But things didn’t really start to jive until I layered in mix and match side tables. They really elevated […]

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Farrow & Ball White Paint Samples

Farrow and Ball White Paint: A Love Story

Looking for the perfect Farrow and Ball white paint? I’ve got you! It starts with the true story of a young girl who loved nothing more than to tool around town after school with her mom. They’d pop into their favorite home decor stores until it was time to go home and fix dinner.  Always […]

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