serena and lily neutral family room

Serena & Lily Look for Less: Family Room Redo

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serena and lily neutral family room

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I love (LOVE) the look of this calming neutral family room, but it’s just a little out of my price range (ok, a lot out of my price range)! The good news … I created a similar Serena & Lily look for less than half the cost. A low decor budget does NOT mean your […]

Jun

08

Design + Decorate

10 White Paint Colors that Designers Love

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Selecting a paint color (in general) is overwhelming. Selecting a white paint can be even more intimidating because there are literally hundreds (possibly thousands) of options to choose from. Honestly, it can be one of the hardest ‘colors’ to choose from … SO, I’ve narrowed the vast amount of choices down to 10 white paint […]

Jun

01

Design + Decorate

Serena & Lily Counter Stools: Look for Less

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Serena & Lily’s coastal-style counter stools are gorgeous, but some of them are pretty pricey. Thankfully, they have great sales periodically and this is a fabulous time to buy the stools OR you have a second option … you can buy Serena & Lily counter stools: Look for Less dupes. I’ve scoured the internet to […]

May

25

Design + Decorate

5 Home Design Trends to Freshen Up Your Home

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Written by Guest Author: Laura Leavitt (Homelight) Here’s a common theme when you decide to remodel or otherwise update your space … you just want a small project that won’t break the bank but will still have a big impact on your home design and value when you go to sell it. Small spruces (that […]

Apr

27

Design + Decorate

woman on pink bed with computer and coffee

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

wallpaper sources

Where to Buy Wallpaper Online: 12 Great Sources

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wallpaper sources

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Are you intrigued by the thought of adding wallpaper to your home but you have no idea where to even start looking for it?! Did you know that you can simply order it online?! Below, I’m sharing a list of 12 of my FAV go-to sources of where to buy wallpaper online. Not only will […]

Dec

01

Decorating Home

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