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Mid-Renovation Updates

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Renovations are definitely a rollercoaster.

Your weekly emotional state can swing wildly depending on a number of factors (progress, project hiccups, finances, deadlines, etc.). It’s not uncommon to feel feelings of excitement, trepidation, frustration and joy simultaneously.

To be blunt: it’s one hell of a ride.

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The Great Coffee Table Challenge

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When it comes to renovation and home design, some decisions come very quickly — “Uhhh, YES please make my closet as large as possible with a bright window!“, while others can take a bit more time to process.

In the case of my family room coffee table, even 2 months after starting this home renovation project, I’m still in the “processing” phase.

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Renovation Wishlist // 01

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As we move along with our renovation — 7 more weeks to go! — I’m starting to really dig into the nitty gritty of the furnishings and accessories required once the finishes finally go in.

Man, it’s a doozy.

If I could give anyone willing to undertake a whole house renovation some advice, it would be this:

While the majority of your budget should be allocated towards the renovation itself, add another 15-20% for those often overlooked, yet very important details.

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The Easiest Way to Cool Down Your Warm Interior Decor (Without Repainting Your Walls!)

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Regardless of your specific home decor style, everyone wants to feel warm, cozy and comfortable when they’re in their personal space.

Sometimes, you’re lucky enough to start from scratch and create the interior of your dreams as you envision it. Other times, you’ve got to work with what you’ve got. If you happen to be watching the budget, dealing with a rental, or simply not ready to commit to making any drastic changes I highly recommend you keep reading!

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Guest Bedroom Design Plan

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Still on your post-Halloween sugar high!?

I’m coming down slowly… 2 days later.

My kids made sure to give their mom all of their candy rejects — specifically, their Almond Joys which also happen to be my favorite. I know coconut can be polarizing, but I’m a sucker for those little coconut-almond bites of deliciousness. Don’t yuck the yum until you give it a fair chance — or just give all your coconut candy to me!

Now, onto less-caloric business — a renovation house design update!

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How To Design A Kid’s Bedroom (That Even YOU Will Love!)

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Perhaps, I should rename this post, “How To Design Kid’s Bedroom WITHOUT Any Terrible Movie/Cartoon/Video Game Characters + Colors That You Despise!

What do you think?

When creating a personal space for both kids and adults alike, it’s important to consider the individual’s personality, tastes and preferences. You want the room to feel like an extension of that person, rather than a hodge-podge of things that are thrown together because they look nice. While children may not always have a say in the way things are done (at least that’s the case in my house!), when it comes to their bedrooms you want them to be a part of the design process.

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Master Bedroom Design Plan

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Shall we chat about the master bedroom design?

The room where all the best night’s sleep goes down.

Is it just me, or do all of the most restful, deep sleeps happen in your own bed!? I could be in a penthouse suite of a 5 star hotel, sleeping on 1000 ct. Frette linen, with some magical self-adjusting mattress, but I still won’t sleep as well as I do in my own bed.

So, in case you were wondering, YES, my master bedroom design plan is fairly important to me!

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A Bold + Modern Living Room Design

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Question of the day: Is the formal living room officially dead?!

When we went through the process of finding and ultimately buying a house, one of the biggest questions that was thrown around was, do we really need a living room? I’m talking about that more formal sitting space that people used to use a lot back in the day. That is, before open design plans and oversized family rooms with comfy couches and giant 4D flat screen TVS (with surround sound) reigned supreme.

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