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Do It Yourself

If you want to refresh your home but prefer to do it yourself, here are some blog posts to inspire you through your DIY journey.

Revamp Your Home Without Adding to Your Anxiety

pink tray with candle, matchbox, and potted plant

Anyone else been thinking of revamping their homes? You too, huh? The pandemic definitely got us all looking around the rooms in our house in despair, but even when the world has somewhat gone back to normal (has it really?), I still sense that feeling of dissatisfaction with our homes. Why is there so much […]

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How to decorate a blank wall

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One of the most common questions asked of me in my Instagram DMs is: “How do I style or decorate a blank wall?” I have been to many homes where they leave their walls bare because they have no idea how to dress them up. While I do recommend a bit of white space to […]

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4 simple ways to refresh your home on a budget

framed family photos in condo wall

If you’ve been wanting to refresh your home on a budget, you’re in luck! More than mere shelter and comfort, we look to our homes to calm us, inspire us, and bring us joy. Here are four inexpensive ways to breathe new life into your living space. Say it with flowers. I talk a lot […]

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How to personalize your room to make it feel more you

Visionary home office

Refreshing your space is not just about decluttering and organizing; it’s also knowing how to personalize your room so that it feels more familiar, more comforting, more “you.” But how do we know if our space needs a bit more personality? The most tell-tale sign that your room doesn’t reflect your personality or preferences is […]

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5 ways to refresh and decorate your rental condo

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If you’ve been wanting to learn how to decorate and refresh your rental condo, read this post.  When we live in a particular space that we are simply just making do with, it robs us of the joy of actually being able to feel happy and content with our homes.  But sometimes, it takes an […]

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How to make your home look warm and cozy

teal bed with pink sheets and a pink throw blanket

One thing that I always notice in most of my client projects and online consults is that people generally want a home that feels warm and cozy. What does that even mean? “Warm” as in summertime warm, like being in a heat wave? Or warm, as in welcoming and approachable, like a home that embraces […]

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Essential items for the home entryway in 2020

home entryway furniture pieces for small condo units

It’s funny how stepping onto your home entryway has become such an important act in 2020. Last year, I and many other interior designers, decorators, and home bloggers were just mostly concerned about making our and your entryways pretty. Now that we’re all in the middle of a full-blown pandemic, how you fix up your […]

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How to set up an office at home

how to set up an office at home

More and more people are figuring out how to set up an office at home nowadays. I’ve been working from home since 2015, and haven’t looked back since. Of course, I feel fortunate that we have an extra room in the house from which I could find some semblance of an office. But through the […]

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Tips to stay healthy and virus-free

tips to stay virus free and healthy from deborah dimare

Today, I’m sharing with you a video from Deborah DiMare of DiMare Design about 14 doctor-vetted tips on how to stay healthy and virus-free (her original post is here). She is a designer who focuses on “humane interiors“—which means she creates designs that are cruelty-free, and sustainable. As I am a member of her email […]

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