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Here’s the crazy thing about me and inspiration: If you were to go into my bathroom inspiration board on Pinterest, there are bathrooms for sure, but there are also kitchens, there are closets, there are mudrooms, and there are hallways of houses! I’m not looking to copy and paste an inspirational image. I’m taking notes […]

Peer Review: Inspiration for Styling a Bedroom

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This week we’re talking all things bedrooms! In yesterday’s post, How to Style a Bedroom, I talked about the surfaces that are available to layer onto, including the bed, dresser, and nightstand. Today we will layer on the styling tools that will make the room feel more put together. This is the room to think […]

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Ever since we launched the first collection of Chris Loves Julia x Loloi rugs, I’ve been in love with their style, durability, and softness. Even with their accessible price points, I’m always excited to see any of our rugs on sale — and Amazon Prime Day delivered! Scroll down for the best savings on CLJ x […]

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Happy Amazon Prime Day! Forget endlessly scrolling through Amazon – we’ve got your back. We’ll be dishing out the best Prime Day finds in real-time, from the must-have gadgets we use every day to the home decor pieces we’ve been obsessing over. Over the next few days, we’ll share the most up-to-date finds and curated […]

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Shop The Primary Bedroom Welcome to a new week of summer school as we continue our Home Styling 101 course! Last week we talked about how to style entryways — from front porches to mudrooms — and now we’re going to tackle one of the most “inward-facing” rooms of the house: the bedroom. I want […]

Design

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I have a thing for tacos. They’re just everything you could want in a tasty little handheld package. I’ve done smash burger tacos, chicharron de ribeye tacos, al pastor tacos, and grilled steak tacos. But when I want to serve tacos to some of my vegan friends and family members, I put mushroom tacos on […]

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Here’s the crazy thing about me and inspiration: If you were to go into my bathroom inspiration board on Pinterest, there are bathrooms for sure, but there are also kitchens, there are closets, there are mudrooms, and there are hallways of houses! I’m not looking to copy and paste an inspirational image. I’m taking notes […]

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