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Style

THE FUN PART

Style questions?

All of our favorite style tips, tricks, sources, and courses in one place!

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LET ME GUESS

You're sometimes stumped trying to pull your home together. What if instead you had confidence in making style decisions for your home?

Check out this free course where I share the 4 simple steps to defining YOUR signature style, how you can use it to avoid the "trend trap", and a bonus resource that will let you take your
Signature Style Statement with you every time you shop.  It's a total game changer!

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MIX IT UP

It’s a question we get all the time, on nearly every single project we take on:

“My design style is X, but my husband’s style is Y. We’ve tried to mix them over the years but it just winds up looking like a hodge-podge mess. HELP!”

Mixing styles can be tricky, but luckily we've got some great tips to help you navigate sharing a design vision!

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A WHOLE HOUSE COLOR PALETTE

Bar none, the number 1 problem that most clients have when they knock on our door is that they’ve struggled to create a Cohesive Home. They’ve picked away at individual spaces over time, but things just aren’t pulled together.

 

One of the very best things you can do to work towards making your home feel Cohesive is to create a Whole House Color Palette. This involves choosing a fairly narrow set of colors as your palette, and using them all throughout your home.

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THE WHITE STUFF

You might think that white is white is white, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Walk down any paint aisle at the 48451 white paints and you’ll find that out real quick.

 

Here are a few tips on how we choose the right white paint colors for our client's homes (and our own!). Bonus, we've included our Tried and True white paint colors AND the combinations that work every time!

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GET ON THE SAME PAGE

7 questions to ask your spouse to get on the same page about design decisions.  

AKA how I got my husband to agree on a pink bathroom!

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LEVEL UP

Do you ever feel like your house is almost coming together, but you can't quite get it to that next level!?

 

It can be overwhelming as you scroll through Pinterest or Insta and see these homes that look so elegant and pulled together. Like, does everyone else know something that I don’t?!?!

 

Here's the 5 secrets to elevating your home.

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NOT AN OXYMORON!

A beautiful home with children actively living inside...it's possible!

 

Here are 6 ways to create a livable beautiful home that the whole family can enjoy (and not destroy). These tips are also great for pets as well!

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TIMELESS OR TRENDY?!

It’s the age-old question: how do you know if something you’re digging right now is going to be something you love for years to come, or whether it will just be the latest trend that dates your home?
 
Here are a few things to keep in mind as you suss out what is timeless vs. trendy.

Renovation

HOLD THOSE SLEDGHAMMERS

Planning a Renovation?

If you're about to undertake a home renovation, we've got lots of tips and tricks to help you prepare!

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GET LIT

It's the biggest mistake most people make in their home...but good news, its one of the fastest, easiest, and cheapest changes you can make: lighting! 

Our professional lighting hacks to make your space look better!

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MIXING METALS

If you;re wondering if you can mix metal finishes in a room, we’re here to tell you not only is the answer, YES YOU CAN but also YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD.

But there is an art to it. There’s a few metals that really do not play well together, and some that look better together than on their own. Let’s break ‘em down!

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WOOD FLOORING QUESTIONS?

We drool over them in every real estate listing, and it's the one thing that nearly everyone wants on their project, but most people don't totally understand all of the different options out there.

Which is the right fit for you?

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CHOOSING COUNTERTOPS

If you are thinking of any sort of kitchen or bathroom upgrade, you'll want to keep reading our guide to choosing the right countertops for you.

 

We're sharing our favorites and how to know whether they're right for your application.

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RENOVATE OR WAIT?!

On our blog we're breaking down 2 types of renovations: a Phase 1 Refresh and a Phase 2 Renovation. 

Decide which is right for you!

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HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE??

You’ve been dreaming up a big change for your home – maybe it’s a renovation or furnishing or adding on – and you’re finally ready to pull the trigger! So exciting.

 

Naturally your next question is: How long will this project take?  Here we're breaking down a typical timeline looks like, from the Kick Off meeting to styling your bookshelves, for small, medium, and large projects.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A DESIGNER

If you're embarking on a home project,  you’re going to be spending a lot of time with your Design Team and investing your hard earned resources. You want to be sure you’re choosing the right partner so you can enjoy the process as much as the end result.

Here's our 9 things to look for when hiring a designer.

 

Financing

DOLLARS AND CENTS

Financing questions?

If you're planning a home project, the financial investment is a crucial piece of the puzzle.  Here are our best resources on financing a home project, from the small bathroom refreshes to the mega construction projects.

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HOME RENOVATION LOANS

If you're considering a renovation, chances are you've done some asking around of friends, neighbors, and probably Google to try and understand how construction loans work.

Navigating the options can be confusing if you've never been through it before, so we asked our local friend Ryan Miles, a loan originator, to help us shed some light on the options available to help understand which might be right for different project sizes and types.

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PROJECT PLANNING GUIDE

Do you have a project idea brewing but aren't sure where to start?

Here's everything you need to get started if a home project is on the horizon.  Included is a cost estimator for various projects. 

 

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SHOULD I ADD ON OR BUY BIGGER?

With interest rates still hanging out high and home prices not really coming down, we are getting asked this question more than ever before.
 
Is it better to renovate and/or add-on to my current house, or should we just move?

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