Bring Personality to Any Room with a Gallery Wall

June 5, 2017

Do you have boring blank walls because you just don’t know where to start? That’s how I felt when I moved in. Then, I began to think of it like a blank canvas to create … Continue reading

5 Tips for a Cozy Guest Bedroom

April 19, 2017
5 Tips to Create a Cozy Guest Bedroom - guest bedroom decorating ideas

Two years ago, I repainted a guest bedroom in my house. I then added basic decor items: a rug, bed linens, lighting, curtains, and so on. The room was usable, but never felt completely finished … Continue reading

5 Ways to Add Unique Style to Your Walls

January 20, 2017

Within our homes, it’s the walls that give us the biggest opportunity to express our (and our home’s) style. However, decorating walls is not always the easiest task. Given that many walls are large, it … Continue reading

Turn Back the Clocks in Your Own Slumber Sanctuary

November 1, 2016

Sunday is the end of Daylight Saving Time — it’s also a good time to make some changes in the bedroom, as you turn back the clocks to enjoy that extra hour of sleep! The … Continue reading

6 Tips for Keeping the Chic in Your Spooky

August 18, 2016

Fall is almost here, and with it come thoughts of Halloween. While I’m not a big fan of the gory side of the holiday, I think it can be a fun excuse to stretch your … Continue reading

Get a Timeless Look with Monochrome Decor

August 12, 2016

I’m going monochrome with my home. I’ve recently adopted naturals, from makeup to clothing, and now I’m bringing it into my home. I have a white couch (well, bone) and a black rug at home, and … Continue reading

Turquoise Teen Room

May 22, 2015

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

Transform Your Bedroom into the Room of Your Dreams

January 27, 2015

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

3 Ideas for a Post-Holiday Mantel Makeover

January 5, 2015

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 … Continue reading

5 Ways to Light up Candlemania Season

December 16, 2014
Get lit - it's Candlemania Season! #DesignHappy @HomeGoods

Shorter days may be inconvenient, but what a great excuse to get lit — literally. If ever there was a time when we need the calming effect of candlelight, it’s now! There are so many … Continue reading