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We have a small non-working fireplace in our master bedroom that I positively hated. Here's the before picture, below. Even adding this great mirror from HomeGoods could not detract from its unattractiveness. It's a mottled brown, ceramic tile ...Continue reading

Photo by French Country Cottage

I will readily admit that I have a little bit of a love for vintage. Those charming original details on a piece like a dresser or chair are something that catch my eye immediately every … Continue reading


Photo by Ivy Deleon

I hope all of you on the East Coast stayed warm during Winter Storm Juno! Although the winter season is here, it’s not deterring our family from getting outside. When the sun is shining and the winds are … Continue reading


Photo by Joan Kosmachuk


We’re in the process of transforming our boring boxy bedroom into a restful, romantic retreat. Like the rest of our house, this makeover is happening in stages, but I thought I’d share with you the … Continue reading

8 super bowl party ideas

Photo by Hostess with the Mostess

Are you ready for some football? I know we are! The Big Game will be here before you know it and today, I am sharing eight football party ideas that will knock your socks off! For … Continue reading

Simple Bathroom Styling Ideas 6

Photo by Gloribell Lebron

A space as small as a bathroom can sometimes feel cluttered and out-of-date. Accessories will always enhance this area, but I try to think of them as organizing tools that will help conceal what I don’t … Continue reading


Photo by D Magazine


Trends are a good thing, if you don’t take them too seriously or invest too heavily. Why? Because a trend is like a temporary vacation at a permanent destination. We all love a change of … Continue reading

Change a Rug, Change a Room

January 21, 2015
Change a rug, change room @HomeGoods #DesignHappy Blog

Photo by Your Home Only Better

No time to paint? No worries — changing a rug is actually faster and less messy! We’ve been in our home for over two years now and decided not to repaint the freshly painted beige walls. We’ve … Continue reading


Photo by Style MBA

I like to think that I have a HomeGoods influence on my friends. They come over, they see my blog, they shop with me at the HomeGoods store and ask me for decorating advice. I … Continue reading

Popcorn 8

Photo by Deb Wolf

January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Are you a popcorn lover? Personally, I don’t need an excuse to eat popcorn. You can make it a fast, healthy and inexpensive snack by avoiding prepackaged microwave bags. It’s … Continue reading

easy kitchen storage ideas

Photo by Four Generations One Roof

Our kitchen is the heart of our home. We use it to eat, use our laptops, do homework, sit around and chat and drop all of our stuff on the counter! Our kitchen isn’t that … Continue reading