A Guide to the Best Vintage Home Goods Stores in Chicago and Beyond

September 19, 2021 Interior Design, Tips + Resources

Vintage home décor and furniture add so much depth and character to a home. Rather than filling up a space with…

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An Interior Designer’s Guide to Nursery Design, 2 Ways

With our leader Claire expecting baby No. 2 later this year, we’re abuzz with talk about nursery decorating ideas these days….

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Evanston Kitchen Reveal: Making the Most of a Small Footprint

Designing kitchens is one of my absolute favorite parts of the interior design process. It’s the heart of the home and…

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Bar Styling Inspiration

Centered by Design worked on quite a few home bars in the last year. I wanted to update this old post…

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Outfit to Room: February Edition

It’s time for a monthly does of fashion with guest contributor, Alyssa Doorhy, of CoChic Styling. Alyssa and I both love…

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One Part Plant Book Release & Prop Styling Secrets

February 14, 2017 Styling Lessons, Tips + Resources

You guys!! I have a friend who is now a published cookbook author and I’m making her recipes in my kitchen….

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Party Made Easy

February 8, 2017 DIY Projects, Styling Lessons

You know how everyone has that one holiday they are wild about? Well, for whatever reason I’ve always had a soft…

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Women Who MAKE: Ashley Mary Art

February 6, 2017 Interviews, Styling Lessons

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching I cannot think of a better month than February to arrive at an artist’s studio, and…

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Fashion and Interiors with CoChic Styling

Hey there, I’m excited to share a new monthly post concept and my latest collaborator! Alyssa Doorhy is a Chicago-based stylist…

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The Warwick Reno: Kitchen Sneak Peek

November 18, 2016 Interior Design, Warwick

Ahh! I am so excited to share a few little peeks at our black and white kitchen renovation with you. Carolina…

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The Warwick Reno: Entryway Reveal

With the One Room Challenge in full swing, I’ve gotten a little distracted with my other posts. I realized I never…

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The Warwick Reno: A Chic Entryway

One of my favorite spots to decorate in a home is the entryway. This often overlooked space has tons of potential,…

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CBD on Style Me Pretty Living: Gray Living Room Decor

It’s always exciting to see your designs shared online, and my favorite part is reading the article titles and headlines the…

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Creating A Home Office You’ll Love

February 22, 2016 Interior Design, Styling Lessons

*This post first appeared as a guest post on Wandeleur.com where I occasionally write interiors focused articles for their Nest column. When…

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Styling Black Jeans Three Ways for Fall

If you caught last weeks Women Who MAKE interview post, you’ll know I featured local womenswear designer Sophia Reyes. During our…

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Styling Lesson: Designer Tips for Decorating with Books

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have fabulous built-in bookcases (how about this entryway) or miles of wall space to install custom…

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The Art of Layering Rugs

Layering rugs isn’t exactly a new trend, but with the recent explosion of bohemian decorating options for the masses, my pinterest…

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The Art of Styling with Baskets

June 8, 2015 Styling Lessons, Trend Love

True confession: I have a compulsive basket buying habitat. So many shapes, sizes, colors and uses baskets are where it’s at…

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Style Your Dresser Three Ways: Boho, Romantic or Glam

June 2, 2015 Styling Lessons

If you caught Monday’s blog post, you probably saw the gorgeous photos of custom painted furniture at MegMade. I couldn’t resist…

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Design Ideas for a Stylish Entryway

The entryway to our homes can often get overlooked. Like a sturdy handshake or friendly smile upon meeting someone, your entry…

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