March 16, 2017

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It's been a while since I've posted here, but don't think I'm not obsessed with all things decorating still. I'm thrilled to share that I contribute lifestyle content to I've written about everything from the top decorating trends to look out for this year (you bet green and tropical prints are on the list) to tips on decorating with plants. Writing for has been a dream for so long, so to see my byline on the site is truly unbelievable.

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November 20, 2016

Top 5 Decorating Tips for Renters

1. Breathe some new life into your plain walls. Often, rentals will come with blank white walls, and landlords will request that you paint them back when you’re leaving. If you’re up for two paint jobs, go for it. Otherwise, hang up some unique artwork and mirrors to bring some interest to your walls.

2. Temporary wallpaper is a great alternative to a paint job. If you’re in a rental or just wanting to be able to change up your d├ęcor frequently, temporary wallpaper is a great option for you.

3. Have large windows like the picture above? Installing blinds is a pretty big investment, especially for a rental, so spice up your window treatments with some fun curtains. Ikea is a great place to start for affordable ones, or if you’re up to the task, make them yourself.

4. Customize your furniture – when you can’t customize much else in a rental, you can always DIY some updates onto your existing pieces. It’s as simple as replacing knobs if you’re not up to a paint job.

5. Switch up your lighting fixtures. Big box stores like Target and Ikea have gorgeous lighting options, for some pretty great prices. Adding a chandelier in your main room will instantly bring a touch of class to the area. Be sure to keep the old lighting fixtures – if you want to take your new ones with you when you go, you’ll need to leave lighting fixtures up for the next tenant.

Picture: Renters Pages Ottawa

October 12, 2016

Bathroom Decorating: 5 Tips

Bathrooms are often overlooked when it comes to decorating, but a few simple tips can make all the difference in the space.

1. I never liked the look of shower doors, especially in a small bathroom. Instead, go for a pretty curtain like this one from West Elm (pictured above). Curtains are a super easy way to change the mood in a bathroom.

2. Apothecary jars are a great option for displaying pretty soaps. I like to have a few in different sizes on my bathroom shelf. Pottery Barn carries simple glass jars that work well.

3. It's not a comfy bathroom without a candle or two in the mix. I am forever buying pretty candles and have my eye on this unscented H&M one for just $6.

4. There's nothing better than stepping out of the shower and wrapping yourself in a luxurious towel. Try the Matouk Esperenza towels.

5. And have a little fun with your wastebasket. I'm loving this brushed nickel design from Wayfair.

Photo: West Elm

May 2, 2015

Beauty Meets Decor: The Makeup Show

If you enjoy decorating, you know inspiration can hit you from so many places. There have been many times when I've noticed a makeup trend and instantly thought about how it can be translated to my pad. That's the beauty of decorating.

With that said, I'm excited to check out The Makeup Show again this weekend. It runs from May 3 - 4 in NYC and a few other dates are coming up in Dallas, Chicago and Orlando. It's the 10th year of the event (wooohooo!) and brands like MAKE UP FOR EVER and Inglot, which are known for products with unique colors, will be on-hand with their latest items. I'm sure the show won't disappoint. 

Photo: Mehron

April 28, 2015

How to Choose the Perfect Sofa

Choosing the perfect sofa for your home depends on a number of factors. Here are a few tips to consider to make shopping for a sofa a breeze.

There's a design for every aesthetic. Whether you're more modern or live for a boho-chic style, you can find a sofa that suits your taste. Do you like a chesterfield chair? Are you more laid back and love the idea of a chaise? Whatever you prefer, there's an option for you.

Think about how you live. Pets and children should be considered when decorating your home, especially when it comes to shopping for a sofa. Think about the material you choose for your sofa, because you need to make sure it's easy to clean and still looks presentable over time.

Have fun with it. The best thing you can do is not to take the process of shopping for a sofa so seriously. It requires a great deal of patience to find the best design for your home. Once you find the style of your dreams, get creative with pillows and throws to make it as stylish as it can be.

Photo: Distinctive Chesterfields

April 22, 2015

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I'm having a blast sharing my home decorating thoughts with I started writing for the site recently and have been covering so many fun home topics.

Check my 5 tips to make your home way more chic, how to get through the moving process without losing your mind (ha),  and the best advice on decorating with Pantone's Spring 2015 color palette. Be sure to follow all the fun over on Porch. There's a new article posted pretty much every week.

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January 30, 2015

My Article: The 6 Rules of Controlling Clutter for Good

Head on over to for my article, "The 6 Rules of Controlling Clutter for Good." It's the perfect time to rid your home of unnecessary clutter and get more organized. It's the only way to fully enjoy your living space.