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5 Reasons to Consider Renovating Your Outdoor Living Spaces

Photo by Marion Michele on Unsplash A lot of us spend time thinking about indoor renovations such as new wallpaper, new interior painting, new furniture and so on. While it’s never a bad idea to give your home a little makeover (especially if it’s within your budget) you can’t forget that there’s another component to your home that should also be renovated; the outdoors. Be it landscaping, adding trees, planting new flowers, replacing windows or getting new siding, it’s never a bad idea to also consider renovating your exterior to make your home stand out from the neighbors. In fact, smart outdoor renovations …

Modern Neutral Nursery

Styling Tips for a Modern Nursery

As the mom of two sons, home stylist Debbie from Dasp Creative Co., knows a thing or two about designing a baby boy’s nursery. Conscience of the fine line that exists (or should we say, Instagram vs. reality) Debbie focuses on creating a beautiful yet functional space. When Debbie worked with healthy lifestyle blogger Maria, from Spinach for Breakfast, she knew Maria wanted soft neutrals but also needed to incorporate her husband’s desire for color. Maria wanted the space to feel like a little boy’s room, but without it needing to be overtly obvious or too stereotypically cliche. The foundation …

Home & Design: Georgia Farmhouse

Home & Design: Georgia Farmhouse

Guest Writer: Shayna Chapman A southern creative from Georgia and owner of S. Chapman Designs. Visit her website here. This farmhouse built in 1910 is probably one of my favorite interior design projects to date! The home located on a farm in west Georgia and sits quietly between cow fields and Georgia pines. I always love old homes- after all, I grew up in one that was over 100 years old that my parents renovated and made their own, so when I was asked to design this one, I was jubilant! When I first saw this home in January of …

Farmhouse Renovation

Colonial Home gets a Farmhouse Makeover

Guest Writer: Jenn Sollitto Jenn is the talented photographer behind Designs Hobby Photography. Visit her website here for more information. This outdated Colonial home received a beautiful “Farmhouse-style” makeover. Family owned since 1927 this Colonial home had seen some updates over the decades. The kitchen had been last updated in 1968 and the exterior was stained brown at some point, so it was definitely time for a change. The owners first inspiration was to restore the house to its original color… white. Before: After: The second inspiration was for the home to have a welcoming farmhouse look. For the outside …

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Can’t Relax At Home? 5 Causes Of Stress In Your House

Photo courtesy of Erika Wittlieb from Pixelbay. This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. A house truly becomes a home when you see it as your sanctuary. When the rest of the world seems intent on stressing you out, your home is the one place you should be able to feel safe, relaxed, and generally happy. However, for many of us out there, this, unfortunately, isn’t the case. If your home isn’t giving you the comfort that you need, so much so that you try to avoid being there, then something needs to change. Here …

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Should You Make Upgrades To Your Home When You’re Planning To Move?

This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. Many homeowners find themselves facing a tough conundrum when considering whether to make upgrades to their home: They very much want the upgrades, and feel that their home will be significantly improved by renovation work, but… … they are planning to sell their home in the relatively near future. If you experience this problem for yourself, you’ll likely find yourself trapped between two thoughts in particular. On the one hand, you could make your preferred upgrades, allowing you to enjoy the property until you reach a point where …

American Gothic Formal Dining - Bethany Melvin Photography

American Gothic: Formal Dining’s Hottest Trend

Guest Writer: Bethany Melvin The ridiculously talented photographer behind Bethany Melvin Photography gives us insight into an up-and-coming design trend. Visit her site here! This styled shoot features all things non-traditional. Our goal was to do everything opposite of tradition. A winter wedding, a tattooed bride in a black dress, a groom without a formal suit and the unassuming beauty of unkept farm structures aren’t typically the first things you think of as a dream wedding, but there is so much beauty in the unfamiliar.  Alyssa from Walker Her Down The Aisle put the table together for this shoot. We …

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Home & Design: 5 Ways To Maximize Relaxation In Your Home

Photo by Daria Shevtsova from Pexels. This post was written by a contributing writer and features sponsored links. A house becomes a home once you can depend on it as your sanctuary to revitalize and restore the energy, willpower, and motivation you’ve lost throughout the day. If your abode isn’t entirely giving you the comfort you need, there are a few ways you can change this, 5 in fact! So, follow the below tips, to make your house into a home that’s comfortable, inviting and relaxing all rolled into one. Soft Furnishings Soft textured fabrics are essential when you need to step up …