January 27, 2014

January is always the gloomiest month of the year for me and with all the Christmas decorations boxed back up, the house has a tendency to look, well…empty.  Anytime I’m looking to spruce up a room for a client or even myself, one of the first things I always turn to is swapping out throw…

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5 favorite budget-friendly etsy artists

December 3, 2013

When it comes to gifting, I always try to find something personal and unique for my friends and family members, but, it usually ends up adding more pressure to find the perfect item!  It doesn’t get much more personal than a beautiful piece of art, but finding something that won’t necessarily break your piggy bank…

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affordable art: kai samuels-davis

November 7, 2013

Searching for art on Etsy can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack; you have to sort through an awful lot of crap to get to the good stuff, but once you find an amazing piece, it’s so worth the time and effort! This is especially true of artist Kai Samuels-Davis of…

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3 great Etsy sources for throw pillows

July 23, 2013

When it comes to giving your living room, bedroom, porch or patio a quick pick-me-up without dropping a ton of dough, throw pillows are a decorator’s best friend!  I’m super fortunate to have THE BEST seamstress right around the corner for me (who not only bumps my client’s projects to the top of her mile-long…

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clare elsaesser

June 4, 2013

I’m FINALLY getting around to some projects around my own house and decided the gallery wall I’ve been coveting in my master bedroom was at the top of the list.  I want the perfect mix of photographs and art, so the first thing I did was hop over to artist Clare Elsaesser’s etsy shop, Tastes…

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February 1, 2013

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and since I’ve never really been the overly sappy/sentimental type, I was thrilled when I found these cheeky cards by Sweet Perversion on etsy!  One of these is definitely going in my handsome hubby’s next care package!  Given the fact that it has been a while since we’ve…

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rock a (nursery) rhyme

January 18, 2013

While searching for some inexpensive art for a gallery wall in a client’s nursery the other night, I stumbled upon these ADORABLE nursery rhyme prints on Etsy and they were too cute not to share!  Never thought I’d be posting quotes from Snoop and Dr. Dre for a nursery, no less, but these prints are…

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December 22, 2012

There’s nothing like a few throw pillows to brighten up your space – when working on a tight budget, it’s one of the first things I suggest to freshen a room and add a pop of color.  CCDeuxVie is one of my favorite online sources for custom pillow covers.  Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, etsy…

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laura amiss

October 5, 2012

It seems like everyone is having babies these days and while it’s super exciting, it’s also incredibly nerve wracking when the guys are deployed!  Yesterday, we had a false alarm when a friend who is expecting twin baby girls thought she was going into labor…I walked into the nursery to grab the baby bag and…

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