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Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

Is there a big brown cow in your family room? It seems we all have them — those large, brown, leather sectional sofas that sit like overstuffed, worn in, comfy friends in our family rooms. We … Continue reading




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Photo by styleMBA

Need some decor inspiration for your new (or old) space? My new “Get The Look” series is the perfect place to visit for when you need some new design inspiration for your own home. First … Continue reading




Combining rough textures like the ones used in sea ropes or on monkey fist ball with soft aquas and sand colors, can create an interesting sea inspired atmosphere. Try incorporating elements that resemble those found in the beach like the silver coral in the tea candle holder or the ceramic seashell flower pot to emphasize the sea/coastal theme.

Photo by Gloribell Lebron

You don’t need to live near the beach or in a warm, sunny place to update your bathroom now that summer is here. With some basic elements and accents (and perhaps a handful of paint) … Continue reading




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Photo by HGTV

The hand-me-down dresser in your kid’s room is perfect. That coat of paint and touch of personalization were just what you wanted. But now you can’t think of a way to add a headboard that … Continue reading




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Photo by A Thoughtful Place

This week’s guest blogger is Courtney of A Thoughtful Place. She is also a regular contributor to our Happy by Design Pinterest page. Today is the day! I am crazy excited to share Dave and Jenny’s new master bedroom … Continue reading




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Photo by A Soft Place to Land

Now that school has finished and teachers are sending home all of the work our kids made throughout the year, papers can begin to pile. And if you have more than one child, it can … Continue reading




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Photo by French Country Cottage

  You know how you stop in to shop at HomeGoods, without having anything specific in mind that you are looking for, and are mostly just waiting for that inspiration? (Which you know will pretty much … Continue reading




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Photo by French Country Cottage

  One of my favorite places to gather inspiration for furniture design and new trends that I had the opportunity to go recently is the High Point Furniture Market in North Carolina. It’s the perfect … Continue reading




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Photo by Sand and Sisal

Sometimes the budget doesn’t allow you to afford the artwork you’d love to have in your home right now, but that doesn’t mean you need to live with those blank walls. Why not fill them … Continue reading




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Photo by Gloribell Lebron

More often than not, at the end of the day we look for ways to relax and feel more at peace. Sometimes we just want to throw ourselves onto a beautiful bed and fall asleep … Continue reading