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I’m Mad for Plaid

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Many of you might have noticed that Target is having a bit of a plaid moment. My all-time favorite pattern has exploded all over the store, making its way onto everything from mouthwash to clothing to lamps (in collaboration with Adam Lippes). To promote this all-store concept they shot a series of national commercials which you … Continued

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Small Business Tips and Tour: Nickey Kehoe

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I will have a retail store … someday. Here’s how it will go: I’ll go shopping and buy a lot of my favorite things, then arrange them all together in cute little vignettes while we all sit in an architecturally interesting space, on a popular street, and gab about wonderful reality TV, while drinking (and … Continued

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How To Throw A Stress Free (Well Almost) Outdoor Party

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There is good stress (like worrying about what you are wearing to the Bachelorette premiere party) and bad stress (like worrying that Britt will beat out Katilyn, ugh). Throwing a party should be good stress – full of excitement and maybe some last-minute panic, but ultimately fun. I think what stresses me out about parties … Continued

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Small Business Tips and Tour: Gracias Madre

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I’m not a business expert or consultant, but I frequent a lot of small businesses in my pursuit of, well, getting out of the house and shopping and eating. We’ve all been to those restaurants that are doing a lot of things that are right, sure, but often the few small missteps (or just not … Continued

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Makeovers

Take It Outside – Target Patio Makeover

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The next Target video is up, folks and we are taking it outside. This one is more about ideas on how to make your outdoor space/furniture more fun and inviting. The basics are kinda easy, it’s that final layer that you want/need for entertaining and once it’s done everybody can enjoy it. This is why … Continued

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Blue and White Sunroom – With Target

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Most of you live in places where winter happened this year. I heard about it and even saw it on the news (and by news I mean Facebook and Instagram). At first it looked romantic, then chilly and then just terribly inconvenient what with your coat wearing and all. Well, I think that Spring is … Continued

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Weekend Makeover| Mid-century Eclectic Artist

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What do you get when you take a 3-person design team, 2 days, about 3K in funds, a living room with a ton of potential, and homeowners that have good style? A pretty satisfying weekend living and dining room makeover. This one even impressed us. When we started the project, I actually wasn’t sure how … Continued

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My Guest Room Makeover

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Alright. This is a dooooooooziiie of a design post, including ‘before’ shots, the process, an EPIC FAIL, the remedy, the ‘after’ photos, resources, ‘get the looks’ and a VIDEO. Tell your boss that you ate bad salmon and that you and that you need to go to the hospital for an emergency surgery, possibly even a … Continued

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Super Easy And Cheap Gift Wrapping Video

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Have I got a treat for you: a new video that is full of stop motion goodness and some extremely simple and cute wrapping paper ideas along with 3 JBL audio products that I use and love. It’s not a makeover video, but it might be the cutest video that I’ve ever done. If any … Continued

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My Holiday Party – Watch The Video And Get The Look

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Remember yesterday when I walked you through how to throw a super easy practically ‘effortless’ holiday cocktail party? Well, today you are going to get to watch the feature film of said party (and see the tips in action and a sneak peek into The Fig House space). Easy Breezy Holiday Party from Shark Pig … Continued

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A Shiny Happy Bedroom Makeover

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Welcome to another one of my favorite makeovers ever. A ‘before and after’ that once again makes me want to redo my bedroom and start all over. This is one of the only drawbacks to my job – I leave the makeover to proud of the space and even a little jealous. This time, guys, … Continued

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Oh Joy’s Studio: The ‘Living Room’

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I’m so jealous of this studio it’s stupid. It’s making me decide to either rent a studio or wear Joy’s skin as a coat. It’s just so happy, inspiring, colorful, but still feels so bright and airy with enough negative space to not let your little brain go insane … Resources (Left to right) Furniture: … Continued

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Oh Joy’s Studio Mini-Reveal!!

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As you know I’ve been working on designing my good friend Joy’s studio the last few months. Well, it’s all finished, folks, and we can finally post it. But of course no good/smart blogger spends 11 hours writing a 12 page long FRIDAY post, please — I know you all are just counting the minutes … Continued

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Spanish Country Makeover

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*** Congratulations JBL FLIP winners: Jessica Grove, Elana Kilkenny, and Kristin Robertshaw! Look out for information to follow!   This one is a doozy, trust me. I mean, the living room started with apple green walls and ’90s Tuscan-style tile, like so: Hideous and empty, clearly, but FULL of amazing potential. And now, folks, she … Continued

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DIY

Surprise Balloon Poppers; A Special DIY For Brian

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Life is getting more poignant every day. Pre-pregnant Emily was already “very in tune with her emotions” as Brian used to say. I was very easy to cry, but in a way that I thought was kinda normal and borderline adorable, even. Like when after watching “The Notebook” I made Brian swear to me, whilst … Continued

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Styling

How To Add Personality To Your Neutral Space

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It’s a problem riddling America. People just keep it too “safe” design-wise and end up in neutral town. That’s totally fine if that matches your personality, but it can end up looking way more boring than you are if it doesn’t. And as a person who loves color, it generally makes me sad and underwhelmed. Sure, … Continued

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Behind The Scenes Of An Installation

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Reasons to watch this video: A. I’m without makeup again, and dressed like a ’60s flight attendant. Again. B. You get to see the family room from Monday’s post in action. C. Orlando’s big biceps make an appearance. D. There are sneak peeks into a dining room and office makeover that I’m very excited about. … Continued

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Tips to Choosing the Right Rug Size

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Buying a rug is like buying a dress for your grandma  –  it can be kinda overwhelming, there are a lot of factors to consider, and if you buy one that is too small she just might wear it out of obligation and then you’ll have to live with yourself as the weird guy that … Continued

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How To Mix Masculine And Feminine Styles Together

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    Sometimes I’m convinced that the world would just function so much better every day if we all lived in same-sex houses. Besides the fact that Brian and I only agree on like, two TV shows to watch, design-wise he is not impressed with my “throw pillows that hurt my face, ” or he … Continued

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Sunrise Video, The Makeover In Action

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I can’t believe all the amazing comments from yesterday. Thank you so so so much for reading, engaging, caring, commenting, and overall just being so supportive. Orlando and I loved every minute of it and it just gets more rewarding every second. So in case you didn’t get enough and want to see it in … Continued

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How To Create A Focal Wall

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So, the other day at Orlando’s place you got to see his lovely gallery wall, and while, yes, a lot of us are over these when they are done wrong, when they are done RIGHT they are still pretty awesome in my book. So we thought we’d make a video on what do do with … Continued

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Sneak Peek And Behind-The-Scenes…

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We designed one more bedroom (the parents’ master) at the house where we redesigned Grace and Graham’s rooms (the kids’ rooms), which I’ll post on Monday. But meanwhile here’s another behind-the-scenes of a photo shoot video with the wonderful David Tsay, and a sneak peek into said master bedroom. Thank you very much Tessa, for … Continued

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Because Family Musicals Die Hard

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Oh you guys. You are in for a treat today, and by treat I mean a little bit of torture — less like physical pain, more the awkwardness that can only be associated with family videos … but it’s for a good cause. You’ve all seen “Waiting for Guffman, ” the docu-reality movie about community … Continued

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Styling

How To Design A Kids Room

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I have a new awesome photo/video intern/assistant, Tessa, and so after David and I finished shooting Graham’s room, we did a little styling video for your viewing pleasure.  Still trying to figure out what these videos should ultimately feel like (fun, casual and loose? or polished, pulled together and professional? or both?), and watching this … Continued

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Styling An Indoor Garden

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House plants are like overalls — you can’t just throw them on and expect them to look super chic, in fact you run the risk very easily of looking kinda cheap and messy. But put a teeny bit of time into it, follow some simple guidelines, and you can walk away looking like this lady: … Continued

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Studio City Home Makeover, Part 2

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Thank you all so much for the wonderful comments on Monday’s post. After reading them all I made Orlando tell me how untalented, ugly, and annoying I was, over and over again, in order for my head to get back to a normal size. It’s almost like he enjoyed it. Meanwhile, let’s go into the … Continued

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Nightstand Styling Contest

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That’s right, friends. It’s another styling contest, like the mantel contest here, except this time instead of winning a brass trunk side table you are going to win a PAIR of nightstands of your choice (between the two you see above) from Serena and Lily. I’ve been wanting to work with Serena and Lily for … Continued

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Shopping

How To Shop The Wholesale Flower Market

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Oh, you mean the most wonderful place on the planet? Look how happy I am. It’s almost like you just told me that I could freeze Bearcat’s eggs and modify the genes so I could make ten miniature Bearcats and run away with them to Bali. I’m THAT happy at the flower market. So today’s … Continued

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Bedroom and Nightstand Styling: 1 Room, 3 Different Looks

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OK, folks. I styled my bedroom with three different night stands (that I’ve been hoarding) three different ways, but using the same styling rules and elements. Now you choose which one you liked most — and watch the video at the end. 1. Cooky Vintage Hollywood: This one is definitely the most feminine, but it’s also the … Continued

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DIY

How To Plant a Succulent Garden

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I’ve been playing around with this new video app, Montaj, where you can make videos 100 percent on your phone. It’s pretty addictive and totally easy. Technically it’s not released yet, but my friend invented it so they are letting me play around with it. So I made a little Succulent garden tutorial for you. … Continued

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And To All A Good Night

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Wishing all of you and yours the merriest of days. Here’s a video from our holiday dinner party  we had a while ago. It’s never too soon to relive some fun. Video by Kasandra Baruch. Thank you soooo much! Don’t forget that you have ’til New Year’s Eve to enter the mantel styling contest to … Continued

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Makeovers

Japanese Inspired Outdoor Dining Room

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  Another outdoor makeover, folks.  So here was the challenge:  1 day and $1000 to turn this space below into something inviting and fun. Not gonna lie, these parameters are tough.  I’m good with $1000 and 1 week or $5000 and 1 day but you can’t have quality, cheap, and fast at the same time … Continued

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How To Mix Patterns: Styling 101

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Mixing patterns is trending, folks, in fashion and home style. But there are tricks and tips to styling them right so you don’t look like a crazy person and instead look like a super interesting, well traveled, uber chic person. Because THAT is what you want. Thank you so much for all the mantel styling … Continued

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