The First Step to Designing Your Dream Home

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Are you excited to build your dream home but you’re also terrified that you’ll make design decisions that you might later regret? Good news … I’m sharing the crucial first step to designing your dream home. Making sure to complete this first step will give you much more confidence in your ability to get to […]

Jan

06

Building a Home

Caroline on Design Simply Christmas Home Tour

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Welcome to the Caroline on Design Simply Christmas Home Tour! I can’t believe this is my third year to share my home all decked out for the holidays. Each year I add a few new pieces of decor (and there are some beauties this year!), but I always stick to a neutral palette with pops […]

Dec

02

Design + Decorate

Neutral textured Christmas Home Tour 2019 from Caroline on Design. Stairs with white wainscoting, faux garland, sleigh bells, and white 2" ribbon.

Neutral Textured Christmas Home Tour 2019

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Neutral textured Christmas Home Tour 2019 from Caroline on Design. Stairs with white wainscoting, faux garland, sleigh bells, and white 2" ribbon.

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I’m excited to share how my holiday home turned out this year … like, really excited! Although my Christmas decor is simple and neutral, my house feels SO cozy; the greenery and twinkly lights give me all the feels! I hope you find my neutral textured Christmas home tour inspiring as you decorate your own […]

Nov

25

Design + Decorate

Quartz vs Quartzite Counters: What’s the Difference?

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I’m not gonna lie … I decided to write this blog post because I personally didn’t know the differences between quartz vs quartzite 😉. Like you (and even some designers), I didn’t know what set these two countertop options apart. I just assumed that people called quartz two different names. Well, friend, I was wrong […]

Nov

18

Building a Home

Ultimate Paint Guide for your New Home

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Feeling overwhelmed when you think about choosing paint colors for your new home? Unsure where to even start? Don’t worry … I’ve got you covered in this ultimate paint guide for your new home! Not only does this roundup of my best paint blog posts share the most popular neutral paint colors and a list […]

Nov

04

Building a Home

Neutral yet whimsical Christmas decor

My Neutral (yet Whimsical) Christmas Decor 2018

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Neutral yet whimsical Christmas decor

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It’s almost time to decorate for the holidays, so I want to go ahead and start giving you some inspiration with my neutral yet whimsical Christmas decor home tour from 2018!   I decorate my home for the holidays the SAME way I decorate in general … very simple and neutral with little pops of […]

Oct

28

Design + Decorate

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I designed my own custom home from the ground up, inside and out. A home that is cozy, comfy, laid out perfectly for the way my family lives, and makes us happy every single day. Oh, and did I mention I did this all without blowing the budget?! 

Yep, it’s true. I’ve been there, done that, and actually lived through it … and you will too. Pinkie promise!

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I’m Carrie Barker.

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