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Photo by Joan Kosmachuk

A few months ago I received these two hurricane candle holders along with a note that said, “Thought of you and your love for coastal decor.” As much as I appreciated the thought behind the … Continue reading




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Photo by Wicks Nest

This week’s guest blogger is Kristy of Wicks Nest.  Those who know me know how much I love color. When I began blogging and posting on Instagram, my home was filled with blue and green — from wall color … Continue reading




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Photo by I Don't Know How She Does It

Accessories are the key elements that will give any room its characteristic look. I recently had the opportunity of working with a client’s kitchen/living room area after a big design transformation. The final touches were … Continue reading




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Photo by Style MBA

When I think of lighting for our home, I immediately think of HomeGoods’ lighting section. They have a wide array of lighting options, from table top lamps to large statement floor lamps. Photo by Style … Continue reading




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Photo by Four Generations One Roof

The summer weather is here! I love to create extensions of the inside of our home, outside. I know that sounds crazy but if you think about it, why not have your living room be outside too? … Continue reading




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Photo by French Country Cottage

You know, if you think about it, style is an interesting thing — and it isn’t always so easy to put a name on exactly what fits you or your style perfectly. When people ask … Continue reading




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Photo by Meme Hill Studio

This week’s guest blogger is Amie Freling-Brown of Meme Hill Studio. She is also a regular contributor to our Happy by Design Pinterest page. Over the past 7 years, I have been fortunate to have a wonderful working relationship with two … Continue reading




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Photo by HomeGoods

Are you excited for summer? I am! Let’s get busy sprucing up our bedding and welcome summer inside our homes. Whenever I create a bedding theme, I try to start with a neutral duvet or blanket. That … Continue reading




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Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

“Home is how you make it,” and part of home is that wonderful outdoor space that makes home even better. Outdoor living is here and making it ours is how we like to live. How … Continue reading




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Photo by Four Generations One Roof

Living with four generations under one roof can be challenging on a variety of levels, one being space. We are going on seven years of our insane living arrangement and one of our keys to success … Continue reading