Where to Splurge and Where to Save When Decorating on a Budget


Yesterday I was quoted in an article in the New York Times about where to splurge and where to save when decorating on a budget. Check it out here!

Happy decorating!


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James’ Birth Story

Well well well. James is 3 months old this week so I guess I'm due for an update! Blogging has understandably taken a back seat with the craziness of raising two small boys but I wanted to quickly share his birth story. Our sweet baby James Kerr was born on Friday, May 20th at 9:36pm weighing … Read More

Laurel & Wolf - Mastering your Decor Budget

Tips for staying within your decor budget

Since I'm a big fan of antiquing and DIY, I love a good budget success story. To me, nothing feels better than creating the look for less, without looking like you skimped! My friends over at Laurel & Wolf, an online interior design company, created this graphic to help design lovers master … Read More


My Favorite Sources for Vintage Rugs

Lately I have been sourcing a lot of vintage Persian rugs for client projects. With the culture of Instagram and etsy these days, it seems like everyone and their mother is opening up their own vintage rug shop and every vendor has their own unique "taste" so you really have to keep your eyes peeled … Read More


Entryway Revamp

A few weeks ago I showed you some before pictures and plans for our entryway revamp. Happy to report that the space is in much better shape and we are already getting comments from guests that the space is 100 times more welcoming. That combined with the fact that we only spent a few hundred dollars … Read More


Favorites from Around the Web

A roundup of the items from around the web that I'm currently craving... 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 P.S. The Minted Anniversary Event is here! March 29th - April 4th. Take 15% off sitewide with code EIGHT.   … Read More


Entryway Revamp Plans

My husband and I moved into our house two years ago, and we've finally gotten around to tackling our entryway. Previously, the walls and trim in the entryway were butter yellow and brick red, with honey-stained doors and a speckled red and beige tile with pink grout (I didn't even know they made … Read More

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Craving Yellow

If you know me you'll know that I have love affairs with various colors, which is both a blessing and a curse. I struggle to commit to one color palette in my home because I have a love affair with so many! (Why can't I have ALL the colors in my home??) With spring around the corner, I'm crushing on … Read More

Affordable Coastal Art Prints by Megan Opel Interiors

My Favorite Affordable Coastal Art Prints

Lately I've been working on a lot of e-design projects on a budget, and in each project there's always a huge wall to fill. I always lean toward one piece of oversize art over a gallery wall because gallery walls can get really expensive and I think they are better when they are curated over time … Read More

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Boys’ Room Inspiration with AFK Furniture

I can't believe how fast this pregnancy is going. People ask me how many weeks along I am, and I seriously have to look at my iPhone calendar to tell you. When I was pregnant with Oliver, I was like, "I'm 18 weeks 5 days!" And now, I'm like, "uhh?? Twenty-six, wait no, twenty-seven weeks? Let me … Read More

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An Honestly Perfect Home

I literally started drooling when I came across the cover of the new Better Homes & Garden Magazine with Jessica Alba of The Honest Company on the cover. I follow Jessica on SnapChat and am pretty much in love with everything about this cool California mom. Designed by Mat Sanders of … Read More

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White Walls with Blue Ceilings

Lately I've come across a ton of spaces with white walls and blue ceilings, and I'm just obsessed! In drywall, beadboard, planks, and grasscloth, a ceiling in a contrasting color has major impact on a space. Most people forget to think about their ceilings, opting for standard flat white paint … Read More

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Office Pinboard Inspiration

Hello again! Sorry I've been MIA! I took the holidays off from blogging to focus on my (growing) little family! But ready to get back into the game! One of my resolutions for the new year was to create an oversize inspiration pinboard for above my desk. I've been feeling less than inspired recently … Read More