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Client Profile: Bright, Sunny Playroom

My mission: create a bright, sunny, and organized playroom for two young kids.  In other words, a dream project!

I’ve worked with these clients before and they’re super fun to work with. They had a vision for a brightly colored playroom for their two kids, and had drawn inspiration for Houzz and Pinterest. The space was completely a blank slate, as they had just claimed extra space in their home by extending a main floor guest bedroom into the overhead dead space in their garage. (They also added a mudroom & workshop!) So we were starting from scratch.

The room is large, so we divided it into zones. Even if you don’t have a huge space, I highly recommend creating zones in your child’s play area. It helps you keep the room organized, and makes clean up time so much easier – for you and the kids.

Let’s take a tour!

Front: Toy storage, play kitchen area, trampoline & Lego Station (hidden).

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Client Profile: Making a Magnolia House Feel Like Home

This client had been living in her house for a couple years. She wanted it to feel more like home, and to be a place where she wanted to spend more time. It was a blank slate, which made it a bit overwhelming for her to begin, but a fun challenge for me! Together, we tackled her living room, dining room and bedroom.

Check out the before & after photos below!

Living Room

Before I meet with a new client, I ask them to find photos of spaces they love or are inspired by. This particular client loved a living room with a brick wall in it, but she doesn’t have a brick wall in her home.  It did give me an idea, though!  A great option to add texture and warmth to a wall is with stikwood!  I LOVE this product.  It’s 100% real wood, with built-in adhesive so you can peel and stick it onto the wall. There are so many possibilities with this product.  In this living room, the blank wall becomes a statement piece.

What’s new: stikwood wall, paint, FLOR rug, window treatments, lighting & coffee table

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Summer Living: Creating Sane, Organized Space at Home or on the Road

Here in the Northwest, it often doesn’t feel like summer arrives until things heat up later in July. But this year, there is no doubt summer has arrived!

Whether you’re chilling at home or hitting the road this summer, chances are good you will have lots of family time. Here are some tips to make your summer more fun, relaxing, and colorful. And more organized to keep you sane!

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End-of-Year Art Overwhelm: Tips for storing, displaying, and making keepsakes of your child’s art.

Another school year has ended, and that means another mound of artwork and school projects has likely landed on the kitchen counter. While it’s fun to look back over the year and see the progression in their work, what on earth are you supposed to do you do with it all?

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Photo Source: Art-ful Kids

After you set aside the pieces you want to save (and you do NOT have to save it all), here are some ideas for storing, displaying, and making keepsakes out of your child’s art.

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