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How to choose a paint color in three easy steps

Four Steps to Choose a Paint Color

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How to choose a paint color in three easy steps

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I think we can ALL agree that it’s HARD to choose a paint color! It can be (very) confusing and overwhelming because there are literally thousands of choices and the samples are so microscopic! I have four EASY steps for you to get a much better idea of what a paint color will look like […]

Feb

26

Design + Decorate

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My Top Pinterest Boards (+ Why You’ll Want to Follow Me)

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Woman looking at social media on phone as example of Caroline on Design Top Pinterest Boards

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Raise your hand if you LOVE going to Pinterest for inspiration. My hand is raised … I get ideas from Pinterest ALL. THE. TIME. Pinterest is a FABULOUS place to get inspired and I think my top Pinterest boards are a GREAT place for you to get ideas for your home build or decorating projects! […]

Feb

19

Building a Home

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12 Go-To Sources to Buy Light Fixtures Online

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Are you in the midst of looking for lighting for your new (or current) home and you aren’t exactly excited about what is offered at the local lighting or big box stores? I totally get it! This is precisely why I’m sharing with you my 12 go-to sources to buy light fixtures online! You have […]

Feb

05

Building a Home

Home Design Trend Predictions for 2020 FI

Home Design Trend Predictions for 2020

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Home Design Trend Predictions for 2020 FI

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Are you building a home or planning to update your decor this year and you’re curious what the home design trend predictions for 2020 are?! I know I was curious, so I gathered all the goodies and now I’m sharing with you an overview of all the trending home designs in 2020! Below are many […]

Jan

08

Building a Home

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My 10 Most Popular Blog Posts in 2019

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Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2020?! WTH?! I feel like we were all just bracing for Y2K … and that was TWENTY years ago! Anyhoo, I’m super excited about 2020. It’s going to be a great year and I can’t wait to see what it holds … but first, let’s look back at […]

Jan

01

Building a Home

Your Guide to Staircase Parts

Your Guide to Staircase Parts: Diagram + Photos

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Your Guide to Staircase Parts

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If you are building (or renovating) a two-story home, you will obviously need to communicate with your contractor about your stair design. Knowing common stair terms will be very helpful in your conversations with your contractor. This is exactly why I created this guide to staircase parts for you! We’ll cover the most common terms […]

Oct

09

Selecting Design Finishes

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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!

a.k.a. Caroline on Design

I’m Carrie Barker.

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