How to paint kitchen cabinets like a pro

A DIY GUIDE FOR PAINTING KITCHEN CABINETS…The good, the bad, and the ugly.

First, let’s start with the bad news…

Unless you have a tiny-house or an insanely small kitchen, painting your kitchen cabinets is a project that can not be done in a weekend. That said, the good news is that with some hard work and a lot of patience (dry faster, paint!) you can totally transform your kitchen on a budget.

All in, we spent about $400 on paint and materials (including parts to make DIY saw horses).

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Mood Board | Interior Design | Nautical | August

Mood Board of the month

This month’s mood board was inspired by that gorgeous blue rug below. With summer in full swing, I am in vacation mode. Which means I can’t get enough nautical and beach decor.

So, naturally, I was browsing through all my favorite “resort living” home decor stores and I stumbled across that guy and knew I needed to curate a design around it. Luckily these same stores offer plenty of other beachy accents like the limed mahogany accent chair, blue and white pillows, are more. This mood board of the month might just be one of my favorites.

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Home Staging Tips

10 Home Staging tips that are sure to drive offers

When your’re selling your home, It’s important to remember you have to appeal to a wide variety of potential buyer(s). Depersonalizing and decluttering are essential!  Staging is for selling not dwelling.  Your personal style may be awesome and unique.  However, it may not be your potential buyer’s style.  Appealing to the widest range of buyers possible will get your home sold fast and for top dollar.

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Know who you are marketing to.  Millennials dominate the market right now and they want a move in ready space that’s already updated. The new generation of homeowners is less likely to want a fixer upper or projects. They’re busy and want to be able to move right in.

Get your home sold with these 10 Home Staging Tips.

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The best online shopping sites for your home

Our favorite home decor resources

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Online shopping can easily lead you down the rabbit hole. There are a million options and each store offers a wide range of products. So, it can be overwhelming to know where to start or even remember what you liked from which store.

We’re dishing on our go-to online shopping sites.
Not only are we going to share which stores are our favorites, we’re spilling exactly what types of products for your home are the best deals on each site. Next time you’re in the market for a specific product, make sure to check out our list below…
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Farmhouse table and chairs

how to mix & match chairs with your farmhouse table

Who loves the look of a farmhouse table? We do!

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If you’ve ever browsed Pinterest for some dining room inspiration I’m sure you’ve come across lots of gorgeous farmhouse tables. Farmhouse tables are simple and classic, and they effortlessly coordinate with almost any design aesthetic.

To show you just how versatile farmhouse tables can be we’ve created 5 completely different looks by simply swapping out the chairs, rug, and lighting in each.

Ready to see which style best fits your personality?
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Fake Flower Arrangements – DIY

If you follow interior design trends or are sucked into the Wayfair and flash website phenomenon then I’m sure you’ve noticed the trend with fake flower arrangements. They’re everywhere!

We use fake flower arrangements all the time for our interior design and home staging business. Since we are always on the hunt for them we decided why not try our hand at making them?

4 inexpensive ways to make your own fake flower arrangements

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Interior Design Mood Board | July 4th | Outdoor Decor

mood board of the month

Happy Fourth of July! What better way to celebrate this holiday than by hosting an outdoor BBQ with family and friends while enjoying good food, fireworks, and laughs. Nothing says America quite like red, white, and blue. So, we’ve created a patriotic “mood board of the month” with the perfect outdoor decor to inspire your July 4th gatherings.

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CHAIRS | RUG | DRINK STAKES | PILLOWS | STRING LIGHTS | BURLAP FLAGS | TWIST STOOL | CERAMIC LANTERNS | CORNHOLE | BEVERAGE TUB

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Favorite Instagrams of the week

Where would we be if we didn’t draw inspiration from others?

Scrolling through other designer’s beautifully curated Instagram pages is one of my favorite things to do. It keeps me inspired and it helps get my own creativity flowing.

Check out our top 5 favorite Instagram posts of the week! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

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Summer Decor | Interior Design

Favorite finds for your home this Summer

Create an outdoor oasis and host your friends in style this year with some new summer decor.

There is nothing better than spending Summer nights grilling out and drinking cocktails on the deck with your favorite people. Make your house the go-to hangout spot by dressing up your patio with a few cute accessories.

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Indoor/Outdoor Rug | Lumbar Pillow | String Lights | Serving Bowl | Garden Stool
Drink Towels | Copper Drink Tub | Wood Lanterns

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Mood Board | Coastal Interior Design | June

Mood Board of the Month

Nothing says Summer more so than a calming blue color scheme and coastal decor.

We are spoiled living right on the coast in New England. Luckily as a designer, I get to indulge in lots of nautical design schemes. This is especially true in the summer when our clients are always looking to spruce up their beach homes and rentals.

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