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

Where to Buy Trending Door Hardware Online

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Are you curious where you can go online to order beautiful hardware? I’ve got you covered below with a list of three great places to buy trending door hardware online! I’m also answering your questions about what hardware finishes and styles are popular AND whether or not door hardware should match throughout your house. Affiliate […]

Oct

14

Design + Decorate

How to choose kitchen cabinet hardware

How to Choose Cabinet Hardware

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How to choose kitchen cabinet hardware

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When building a home, there are MANY decisions to make (as you know). Obviously choosing your cabinets is one of the big decisions, but it doesn’t stop there. You need a way to open those beautiful cabinets! If you’re struggling with what style, finish or size of cabinet hardware you need OR you’re unsure whether […]

Sep

23

Design + Decorate

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