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Design Style Guide: Boho

This month’s Design Style Guide is all about the decor of the modern-day hippie: Boho. This relaxed style focuses on a spiritual connection with nature through patterns, fabrics, and calming colorways. Read on to learn all about this free-spirited look:

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Material Guide: Flooring

Picking the right materials for your space can be a challenge. There are so many decisions to make! Real wood or laminate? Paint or wallpaper? Stone counters or solid surface? In the “Material Guides” series, I’ll be sharing all of the various options with you to help make the selection process a breeze easier. 

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Spring Cleaning Challenge: The Definitive Checklist for People Who Hate Spring Cleaning

This post was originally published in Spring of 2018. With many people now home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to share this again both as a way to help disinfect your home and as a way to pass the time. Feel free to follow it as the original 12 week challenge, or do it in 12 days. Or if you feel extra ambitious, do it in a weekend! But whatever way you choose to tackle the challenge, if you ever get stuck along the way, leave me a comment and I’ll be happy to help out! Happy cleaning! – KM.
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Seasonal Style Guide: Refresh Your Home for Spring

Can you all believe that spring officially starts this week? I for one welcome the new season with open arms! Fresh blooms, birds singing, and the sun is slowly beginning to warm things back up. It’s the perfect time to give your home a bit of a refresh. Clear out those winter cobwebs and check out these tips to bring in some spring.

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Insider Tips for Hiring an Interior Designer

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Spring is right around the corner and that means it’s time for rejuvenation. The flowers will be blooming, the sun is shining brighter and longer – it’s no wonder that after suffering through the long, dark winter people get the redecorating bug.  We’re desperate to liven up our spaces with a fresh new look.

Are you toying with the idea of hiring a professional interior designer to help revitalize your home but the process feels a little intimidating? I’m sharing my tips for how to go about finding, and hiring, the right designer for you. Read More

Design 101: A Quick Guide to the Most Popular Interior Design Styles

One of the things my clients struggle with most is putting a name to their personal design style. Why does this matter? Having a clear vision of your personal style before beginning a project will result in a smoother process. It’s easier to Google “Farmhouse Chic kitchen” and get inspiration instantly rather than having to scroll through thousands of generic “kitchen inspiration” photos.

Every month I’ll be delving deeper into each design style to bring you a comprehensive guide that includes details about furniture, patterns, colors, and where to shop to get the look you want.  Read More

Defining Design Terms: Vision Boards vs Mood Boards vs Concept Boards

For the first installment of Defining Design Terms, I’m covering “boards”. You hear the terms vision boards, mood boards, concept boards, material boards… clearly interior designers love boards! But what does each one mean? Read More

Inspiring Interiors: Creating an Urban Garden Oasis

Have you ever been in a room and thought “I wish I could have this for my own home”? It happens to me all of the time! I’m constantly finding design inspiration everywhere I go. From a fabric pattern on a dress, to the sleek lines of a cool car, I always find myself daydreaming about how I can incorporate different looks into my space.

A recent stay at the boutique Library Hotel in New York had me swooning so hard. Their lounge was everything I wanted for my balcony back home. Here’s how I was able to take inspiration from the Writer’s Den and turn it into my own personal urban garden oasis. Read More

Getting Organized: Why KonMari Doesn’t Work for Everyone

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If you are even remotely interested in organizing, you’ve heard of Marie Kondo and her amazing organizing technique: KonMari. The book (and now a Netflix show) is a smash hit among the chronically disorganized who are looking for a quick fix to their big mess. But this system doesn’t work for everyone. Here’s why:

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Design Style Guide: Transitional

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This month’s Design Style Guide is focusing on Transitional – my personal favorite and the one I use in my own home. Read on for all the details: Read More