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Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

I know you’ve had it, too — a tune stuck in your head that just won’t go away. I was in HomeGoods looking for inspiration to do some Christmas decorating and the song “It’s the Most … Continue reading




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Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

The holidays are here and company’s coming… to stay with you! Is your guest bathroom welcoming and “wow” worthy? Since bathrooms are usually small, it doesn’t take much to take them from so-so to so … Continue reading




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Photo by Charles Faudree Home

One of my favorite designers is the amazing Charles Faudree. His French Country designs have inspired so much in my own: Transferware, red buffalo checks, dark woods mingling with painted furniture. You can definitely see … Continue reading




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Photo by Four Generations One Roof

Do you decorate for Halloween? Living with four generations under one roof, we tend to have loads of decor around the holidays. My mom likes more of the spooky halloween decor and I tend to … Continue reading




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Photo by styleMBA

Whether on or off the runway, grid print patterns are huge this season. From Milan to London, it’s hit the catwalk in full force. I am a huge fan of grid prints, as you can see … Continue reading




Warm up the Guest Room for Fall Company #DesignHappy @HomeGoods

Photo by Your Home Only Better

I love the beach. In fact, the guest room in my last two homes reflects that beachy love with playful pillows and crisp curtains. (Note the use-what-you-have strategy from the New Jersey house to the Connecticut house.) But … Continue reading




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Photo by Elle Decor

Now that my fiancé and I are moving in together, there are a few minor renovations we will be doing to his place, especially updating the bathrooms. We are not going to do a full … Continue reading




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Photo by Cathy Mortensen Design

We all enjoy rooms with architectural details like fireplaces, picture windows or built-ins. These are focal points in a room to arrange furnishings around. But how do you design a room without these architectural aesthetics, … Continue reading




The joy of basement laundry @HomeGoods #DesignHappy

Photo by Your Home Only Better

Your basement laundry doesn’t have to feel like a dungeon! In fact, basements are the perfect spot because: 1. You get exercise going up and down the stairs. 2. You typically have more space (especially … Continue reading




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Photo by styleMBA

Now that New York Fashion Week has wrapped up, I am excited to bring one of my favorite runway trends straight to your living room: neutral tones. This year, neutral tones, paired with black and … Continue reading