TV Bookshelf Wall: 15 Genius Hidden TV Ideas for a Living Room!

Looking for hidden TV ideas such as how to hide a TV in your living room, or how to hide a TV on the wall? Do you do a TV bookshelf wall unit or hide it another way? If you have a fireplace, should you do it above or to the side of that? Today I'll help you figure out the direction that's best for you! 😊 I'll also answer popular questions such as "How…

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5 Genius Steps to Organize Kitchen Utensils (Both In a Drawer or Without Drawers)!

This is our quick "5 Step" guide on how to organize kitchen utensils—whether in a drawer or without drawers! We'll also address some of the most common questions we get about how to organize kitchen utensils, like "Can you teach me how to organize cooking utensils in a drawer?" "What about how to organize kitchen utensils without drawers?" "Where should kitchen utensils be stored?" "How to organize kitchen utensils in a deep drawer?" "What are…

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White Wood Paneling: 7 Genius Plank Ceiling & Wall Ideas!

Today I've scoured the internet for you while analyzing whether to do white wood paneling—from plank ceilings and wall planks!—for our beach house design! As always, I'm analyzing the smartest way to go about this! I've narrowed it down to 7 ceiling & wall examples to show you! With all the client project work lately, it's a treat to work on my own personal design project. As much as I enjoy helping other people design…

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Laundry Cabinet Plans: Can You Make It? Yes, You Can! (Download)

We've told the story about how we ripped out our original laundry room and turned it into an uber-functional mudroom entryway! We then found space for it on the other side of the original wall, and I shared my 7 wildest laundry room fantasies come to life in a relatively small spot! (By no means do we have an entire room dedicated to laundry--it's basically just a laundry wall with every inch maximized!) I then…

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How to Make a Fake Tree: 3 Faux-Real Simple Steps to a DIY Artificial Tree!

Want to know how to make a fake tree? We're sharing exact, simple steps (with photos!) showing how to make a large, life-size DIY artificial tree! I needed a specifically-shaped GINORMOUS PLANT in a corner of my living room, so you know what had to happen. I first had to drag my children with me to 178 different nurseries in search of the perfect one.🤣 While we found some "live" options that fit with what…

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Kitchen Appliance Cabinet Storage: 3 “Hidden” Benefits!

Everyone these days seems to be about transparency and "getting things out in the open"—but we're not convinced that's always a good idea! We're huge fans of kitchen appliance cabinet storage and believe this is one of the most brilliant solutions ever! Why? We're sharing three of our favorite reasons here (plus the cabinet style we did, not the garage style!). We'll also tell you how to plan out the exact details of your own…

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Porcelain Slab Shower Walls: The Genius Hack No One Tells You About!

I always loved the marble shower look—but I didn't love the price tag. If that's you as well, read on! Matt and I figured out a solution (spoiler alert: it's porcelain slab shower walls!). This solved ALL the problems we came up against while creating the perfect "marble lookalike" shower during our bathroom remodel. And I didn't just want a large format porcelain tile shower—I wanted ZERO grout lines. So what I wanted was large…

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The Best Faux Olive Tree (Plus 3 Tricks to Style It Realistically!)

This post is about a popular faux olive tree I've seen in hundreds of homes—but all left styled incorrectly! So this is like my PSA to all faux-olive tree owners! 😄 I've been wanting to share these faux olive tree styling tips foooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Seriously, I've been dying to get to this one! It's so simple, sometimes I forget why I haven't gotten there yet, but then again, I know what life has been like around…

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To the Clients Who Don’t Know “What Style Am I?”

I recently had a client who didn't know "what style" she liked. And she had a very unique, challenging space because of a number of factors I won't get into right now. She started out saying she was traditional and didn't like modern. Yet, when I showed her some traditional designs in line with what she said she liked, she didn't actually like them. And she literally could not find any pictures on the internet…

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Some Thoughts on Social Media for Business Owners.

A friend posted about Instagram’s recommendations to optimize engagement with this posting schedule: “3 IGTVs per week to grow. In addition to 5-7 reels per week. 3-4 posts per week. 7-10 stories.” Oh, my sweet people people people.  Do NOT let social media take over your life!  Keep your mental health!? This platform is a tool.  A tool to achieve your goals. Yes, I’ve seen The Social Dilemma.  I’ve heard them say that our time,…

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