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My Favorite Home Decor Shopping Websites

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woman on pink bed with computer and coffee

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Are you feeling overwhelmed because you’ve just built a house and now it’s time to decorate your new home? Or possibly you simply want to refresh your current home because you’re a little bored with your home decor? Either way, decorating a home (new or existing) can be daunting. However, it’s much easier if you […]

Mar

30

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 […]

Mar

02

Design + Decorate

Tips for Designing a Functional Kitchen Layout

9 Tips for Designing a Functional Kitchen

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Tips for Designing a Functional Kitchen Layout

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Building a home is overwhelming (been there, done that!) … and one of the hardest parts is designing your kitchen layout. The kitchen is the most utilized room in the house and the top place for friends and family to gather … so you want it to be FUNCTIONAL for both entertaining as well as […]

Feb

23

Building a Home

Shop Fixtures for Bathroom (in One Spot!)

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Whether you are in the midst of building your dream home or you’re doing a much-needed renovation to your outdated bathrooms, I’ve got you covered with an easy way to find fixtures for your bathrooms in one spot (below, that is!). Not only have I curated (and categorized) trending bathroom fixtures for you in this […]

Feb

09

Design + Decorate

Popular Paint Colors for House 2022

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It’s a new year (hello, 2022 👋) and that means new design trends … including new paint colors for house trends. In this blog post, I’ll share the trending colors for my two (favorite) go-to paint brands, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore. Spoiler alert … subtle green is VERY popular this year as evidenced in […]

Jan

12

Design + Decorate

How to choose timeless design finishes vs trendy featured

Timeless Interior Design vs. Trendy

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How to choose timeless design finishes vs trendy featured

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Are you building or renovating a house and you find yourself thinking … ‘there are so many decisions and I’m afraid I’ll make the wrong one!’ OR ‘what if I make a trendy decision and end up hating it in two years?’ ??!! Girl, you are NOT alone! If YOU are nervous that you’ll make the *wrong* choices, […]

Jan

05

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?! 

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I’m Carrie Barker.

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