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Designer Calling Card: Tracking Tom Scheerer’s Thonet Obsession

Tom Scheerer has been one of my favorite designers for going on 5 years now. I find his interiors to be so unexpected and improvisational, but grounded in pieces that have classic lines that he uses in new ways. However distinctive his style may be, it is still SO flexible, as his varied projects in the …

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Custom Couture: 2 Amazing Etsy Sources for Heirloom Bespoke Lampshades

  Every great outfit needs fabulous accessories to make it really feel finished. Consider gorgeous custom lamp shades to be the “jewelry” of a room then — with great shades, a room can go from “good” to runway-worthy. I have 2 wonderful Etsy sources for beautiful bespoke shades and a discount code at the end, so stick around for …

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Convince Your S.O. to Paint Your Room Any Color You Want!

It’s the last week of the One Room Challenge, and my Artfully Fresh Foyer is all ready; I’m just waiting to get the photographs!!! So two more quick design inspiration posts for the Saturday blog. Today — fresh, classic rooms in every color. Where can you find them? On Home Glow’s Pinterest page. Home Glow’s Pinterest …

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ORC Week 5: Stairway to My Design Heaven, or An Online Source for Stair Runners

Hello All! Week 5 of my Artfully Fresh Foyer for the One Room Challenge, here! The foyer is done (as of 2 nights ago) and I just had it photographed yesterday. I can’t wait to show you the final reveal next week, but today I’ll be talking stair runners and throw rugs, with a great online …

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Designer Spotlight: Meredith Ellis for Happy, Traditional-with-a-Twist Style

I’m in the One Room Challenge homestretch, so I’m back this Saturday with another quick style spotlight — designer Meredith Ellis. Austin-based Meredith Ellis caught my eye more than any other designer in 2016. Her style resonates with me deeply. I first noticed her while thumbing through a copy of the March issue of Better Homes and …

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ORC Week4: If These Walls Could Speak — Silhouettes for Custom Wall Decor

For week 4 of my Artfully Fresh Foyer One Room Challenge, I hit a wall — literally and figuratively. As I was thinking through the whole project in my head — foyer, up the stairs, second floor landing — I realized that I had a whole lot of wall space to fill. BTW, if you’re …

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ORC Week 3: Let Your Light Shine (or, How to Create a Lighting Plan that Flows without Boring Yourself to Death)

Welcome to Week 3 of Home Glow Design’s One Room Challenge: My Artfully Fresh Foyer. Today I’m tackling lighting. In case you missed them, feel free to check out weeks 1 (inspiration) and 2 (paint color and the myth of mega framing sales). And now…. Lighting: Going with the Flow Unlike someone with an open …

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Bailey McCarthy’s Texas Country House Exudes the Essence of Home

“I don’t want to own anything until I know I’ve found the place where me and things belong together.” (Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote) “Home is the nicest word there is.” (Laura Ingalls Wilder) A Perfectly Homey Home Did anyone catch Bailey McCarthy’s Texas home tour on One King’s Lane? I first saw this …

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Historically Inspired: Just How Fresh Can an Old House Get?

By American standards, I live in an old, OLD house. It isn’t First Period or anything, but 1790 is about as early as it gets in most parts. Luckily, being built late in the 18th century, our house doesn’t have the low ceilings of earlier saltboxes or Georgians, and the windows are pretty big compared to …

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The Knotty Pine Problem: 3 Alternatives to Painting It All

  Knotty pine paneling has long been a staple of summer cottage/cabin construction and, the 1950s-1970s, was completely ubiquitous in even primary residences. Look around the web, and you’ll find tons of blog posts about why and how to paint over pine, but today we’ll go through when it’s appropriate to keep it and 3 …

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