The Myth of a Perfect Home

The Myth of a Perfect HomeThere’s something you should know about me…I am a recovering perfectionist. In my early twenties, I channeled that unhealthy tendency into dieting and working out.

But I haven’t seen the inside of a gym in years. (#stretchypants)

I’ve shared my ex-perfectionist ways with my Instagram friends a time or two but never really delved into it on the blog. I decided to really spill the beans on my messy journey from the pursuit of perfect to embracing what I call intentional decorating and a lot of “been there, done that, avoid this” type advice for any of you who might be feeling like your home will just never measure up.[Read More]

Darling Small Space Nursery

Precious Girl Nursery in a Small SpaceIf this room had a soundtrack I’m pretty sure it would be French, there would be a xylophone solo, and after hearing it you’d have a sudden urge to wear ballet flats and eat macarons.

A bit much?

Today’s post is proof that lots of square footage is not required for a gorgeous space. This room tour is such a special one because I got to lend a hand in the early stages as my dear friend Hannah pulled together all the pieces in this darling nursery for her baby girl Mazie.

By the way, this room is less than 100 square feet![Read More]

One Thing That Will Transform Your Home

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Home Do you ever wish you could just start over from scratch with the things in your home? Do you have a room that stresses you out just thinking about it? I’ve definitely felt that way. (Even as a designer!) I want to share something that’s completely transformed how I approach my own home and those of my clients.  It may seem counterintuitive, but I really think it’s the most important thing you can do for your home.

And it doesn’t cost a dime.

Let me back up a bit…After several years in our fist home, I finally felt pretty good about furnishing each room. But I constantly had this nagging sense that things still weren’t right. I always felt like a room just wasn’t quite “there yet”. I kept adding new things only to like a room less.

My basement and attic became the receptacles for things that I didn’t want to look at but wasn’t ready to give up. Stuff spilled out from my kitchen cabinets… gadgets and dishes that I never used. But I held on to them for that “one day I might need this” reason. I had a closet full of clothes and “nothing to wear”.

My life was cluttered, and my home felt heavy.[Read More]

How to Curate a Gallery Wall

How to Curate a Gallery WallCurating a gallery wall is kind of like putting together a band. So many things have to be considered, and the strength of the individual is only important if it works within the context of the group. Even with an overall idea, the right grouping can take time. I do this for a living, and every time I approach a new project it still takes lots of “back to the drawing board” moments before something really good happens on a wall.

Last week I showed you guys my method for how to hang a gallery wall, but this week I’m breaking down the process I use to actually and pick and pair art. (I know…totally backwards. I should have shared this first.)

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