HomeGoods Blogger: Susan
Interior Stylist

What's Susan's story?

I currently live in Connecticut with my two daughters and pups. I have a knack for being thrifty, and believe that your home should be the place where you can relax, be yourself and cut loose. I believe that decorating is FUN and that anyone can do it. I love writing about practical design tips that bring form and function together.
If my decorating style was a song, it would be:
Sarah Vaughn’s “What a difference a day makes”—you can do a lot in 24 little hours with some positive thinking and love.
Three things that make my home happy:
  • My dining room table, because it’s fun to create tablescapes.
  • The leather recliner in the corner of the living room where I drink my coffee.
  • The old, used credenza in my office.

Also by Susan:

A Modern Vintage Tablescape

November 15, 2016
Modern Vintage Tablescape

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My parents recently gifted me their beloved wedding china, circa 1950s, which carries with it fond memories of holidays past. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas we enjoyed countless turkey and ham dinners as a family. Photo by Your … Continue reading

Make (rental) home yours

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Where you live is your home. While it doesn’t matter if you rent or own, there are indeed a few limitations when renting. No worries, here are 5 decor solutions to help you add a … Continue reading


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Two years back I helped surprise a friend who was going through a difficult time with a new bedroom. Why? To give her a sanctuary from which she could regroup and create her best life. … Continue reading


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I’m a lucky girl. I got to attend the Northwest Flower & Garden Show again with the editors and art director for Fine Gardening magazine. The event takes place in Seattle and includes everything from … Continue reading

A Home Office That Works

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  Whether you have a dedicated home office or a corner you’ve staked claim to, maintaining your home work space can be very difficult. It can easily become a dumping ground and create a huge … Continue reading

Can a tidy bathroom bring you joy?

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  I’m getting ready to move again, this time to smaller place. At first I thought I would just purge more stuff than usual before downsizing, but then it struck me: the only difference between … Continue reading

Spread a little holiday happiness

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I read a quote somewhere that truly strong women pull others up even when they themselves are struggling. No matter what our struggles might be, there are ways we can spread a little happiness to … Continue reading


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Everyone’s familiar with that childhood staple: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. But what if you could make your own peanut butter and jelly cookies? It’s time to switch up a lunchbox favorite by adding … Continue reading

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There’s a crisp chill in the air, so it’s time to have a little fun with all things soft and cozy! After a quick trip to the store, I was able to warm up my … Continue reading

How to Fake a Mud Room

September 9, 2015
Faking a Mud Room

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Our home was not blessed with a mud room (sigh). Because we’ll soon be enjoying coat season, not to mention the tossing of backpacks on the floor after school, it’s time to find an outerwear … Continue reading