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*This post was originally published on April 7, 2018.


I love a good bookcase. They are the most fun way to give your home a personality and house all of those little quirky things that reflect you. However, they're also the easiest way to collect junk- and no one likes a hoarder! I can say that because... well I kind of am one.


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Swapping out your shelf decor is an easy way to update your space. You'd be amazed how much a room can change just by swapping a green stack of books for a black stack; or by trading out your favorite little figurine for a framed photo. The best rule of thumb when adding to your bookcase is to add and then edit. Create a color story for each shelf and stick to it.



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Remember, you don't have to have everything on display all at once. When it comes to styling your space- less is more. Keeping things simple really allows you and your guests to see each individual item and appreciate it.


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*This post was originally published on March 30, 2016.


Are any of you sick of an all white bathroom? No? Okay... honestly, neither am I. It will always be a beautiful & classic look. However, sometimes I just get in the mood to mix things up and do something a little different. It seems like we lived through so many years of dark wood and travertine tile that we all escaped to bright white cabinets and bright white tile for a little bit of relief. Finally, I think we've reached the sweet spot. I love that we're transitioning into this time where stained woods and colorful tiles are acceptable. We get to blend our two worlds and create spaces that are both modern & timeless.



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I think the goal for any home should be to make things current without being trendy. That was my goal for this bathroom- use modern elements that don't force the room to become "modern," but rather elevate a timeless space.


The newly released tiles from Emser mixed well with hexagonal floor tile and a tall tower of subway tile. It gave the room a slight edge and added intrigue, but we still feel grounded and simple. And, of course- a little marble helps that too ;)



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Don't ever hesitate to mix metals and finishes. As long as you stick to neutrals, you can shake it up as much as you want and you'll still have a space that is both blended and cohesive.

*This post was originally published on March 30, 2016.


Who in the world would want to paint an entire room black? I know, I know. For decades, it was nearly impossible to picture painted black walls without punk rock posters taped to them and an angsty teenager sitting within them. I get it. But, I'm here to tell all of my neutral wearing, sunshine loving friends: Black paint is for you too.


It sounds scary, but this all black office is proof that a dark painted room can be bright and happy too- and this office has all the feels. I want to paint everything black now! Just like in a room that is all white, adding warm wood tones can really finish off the space and make it feel collected. The antique wedding table we used as a desk paired with a few natural colored accessories and the rattan desk chair really softens the room and helps it remain cozy.



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The paint color used here is Sherwin Williams' Tricorn Black. When choosing a color for this project I wanted to make sure to select a true black with no hints of blue or green. Mission accomplished! Now, that's not to say that green isn't black's best friend. As you can see, throwing in that green plant life can really bring life to a space and make it feel fresh and comforting.



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Now. Don't be scared, and go paint something black!



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