modern neutral bedroom

Bedroom Decor Update to Elevate Your Space

Sometimes rooms evolve over time and get better with age. And sometimes, they become a mishmash of pieces that are individually nice but that don’t work particularly well as a group. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what had happened to our bedroom in the past year. It was feeling flat, boring, and blah—so it was time for […]

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Modern Entryway Decor with Earthy, Organic Accents

We’re back with another deep dive into my designs for the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse! I had so much fun selecting modern entryway decor for a mudroom that feels both utilitarian and stylish—and small decor accents played a huge roll in striking the balance between those two essential characteristics! Elements like lighting and wall accents […]

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Durable Flooring for High Traffic Areas Like a Mudroom

I had so much fun earlier this year designing two rooms in the Living By Design Virtual Showhouse! The resulting interiors were so inspiring that I’m excited to dive a little deeper into some of the materials I used—by starting from the ground up and taking a closer look at the floors. Because I was […]

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Modern Holiday Table Ideas for Festive Entertaining

Who’s ready for holiday hosting? I don’t know about you, but I can hardly wait for the festive season to begin. In the past few years, we’ve become the house where everyone gathers to celebrate—and I love the excuse to set a modern holiday table that’s warm and welcoming for our guests! Of course, entertaining […]

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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

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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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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