Defining Your Design Style (3 Simple Steps)

defining your design style - dining room in soft neutrals

Have you ever struggled to really define your design style? And when someone asks you to put a label on it like Traditional, Modern, etc., you’re like “Uh. Well… Ummmm…”

Narrowing your design style down to a one or two-word descriptor can be difficult. And even if you can, those labels might lead in a certain direction, but still don’t give the full picture.

Here are 3 simple steps to more firmly define your design style, AND have an easy way to share it.

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Easy-Care House Plants


berkley sideboard | dining set | art | lamp | spider plant/pot

If you’ve read our decorating posts, you may have noticed that we frequently mention natural elements, like plants, and how much life they add to a room.  Some of you love the idea, and recently asked if I would do a post about easy-care house plants.

Of course, I’m always happy to accommodate, but since I’m slightly plant-challenged myself, I checked in with Christina from Lynde Greenhouse and Nursery, for ideas.  Here  are the 5 easy-care house plants she recommended, what she had to say about them, and some general tips for plant care.
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5 Simple Ways to Decorate Like a Designer

Designer rooms - white kitchen with medium stained wood island

I toured some homes on the Parade this year and, in addition to seeing the trends and creative design on display, it was fun to listen to the comments of other parade goers. There’s always oohing and aahing over designer rooms, or certain features that they admired.

Which got me thinking about designer spaces, and what tricks designers use – other than being trained in good design principles – to set their spaces apart and give them that “certain something”.

Here are some ideas:
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