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how to care for a fiddle leaf fig tree when you have a black thumb

How to Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig – Black Thumb’s Guide

If you read my post last week, you might recall I mentioned how attention to certain details is what distinguishes a well-designed interior from a mediocre space. I know it sounds so damn cliche, but it is so true. Fiddle leaf fig trees, or indoor plants in general, are a great example of this point. If you haven't noticed, just about every swoon-worthy  space within the past few years includes one of these exotic beauties. I wanted one for the…

custom lighting without an electrician- how to

Custom Lighting on a Budget – How To

The more I immerse myself in interior design, the more I become aware of what distinguishes a well-designed home from an average one. In particular,  I have noticed that most mediocre interiors skimp on lighting. Not only do I see many homes with boring, builder-grade  light fixtures. I also notice, from a practical perspective, many rooms are insufficiently lit. When renovating our 1980's rancher, I was sure to swap outdated, ugly-ass chandeliers and pendants for more updated statement pieces. However…

boho chic comforter

4th of July Weekend Sales

Hope all of you are having a fabulous holiday weekend so far.  I plan on relaxing by the pool with my family and enjoying my fair share of tequila this weekend, but I wanted to share some fabulous July 4th sales that caught my attention before I embark on all of the holiday debauchery. For your shopping convenience , I have included affiliate links. Be sure to hover and click on the image to be directed to the sale page.…

where to buy Moroccan poufs

How to Makeover Your Fireplace on the Cheap

I know it has been a little quiet around here the past week, but today I am back to share how I completely transformed my outdated, 1980's fireplace for around $100. So, I've played hooky from the blog for the past few days, but I have a relatively decent excuse. Excuse numero uno is that my one-year-old has really kicked my a$$ lately. You see, he is now a skilled biped who can no longer be contained (I really cannot…

boho chic summer decor

Summer Eclectic Home Tour

I've said it before and I will say it again- I am not much of a seasonal decorator.  With my obsessive tendencies, particularly as it relates to my own home,  I tend to have a hard time getting it just the way I want it and when I finally do achieve a desirable balance, I am not all that  eager to tamper with the mix  as it  could very well could set me off on an unnecessary shopping spree-sort of a domino…

mother's day gifts for all budgets

Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Budget

With Mother's Day just a week away, I wanted to round up some gift ideas for you guys. Given all of the special occasions in May (graduations, proms, vacations), I did not want any of you to forget about that special lady in your life. Below are some gift ideas for moms, at every price point. From quirky to luxurious, classic to bohemian, every type of mother deserves to be honored for all of the hard work and sacrifices she has…

how to get real leather Moroccan poufs for cheap

How to Buy Leather Moroccan Poufs on the Cheap

In case you haven't noticed, Moroccan poufs have taken the world of interior design by storm, and I can totally see why. These functional yet decorative pieces instantly provide a cozy, global feel when added to a living room, and I have been quite obsessed with finding the perfect ones lately.   For your convenience, I have included affiliate links. That simply means if you click on one of the links and buy something, I receive a small commission, but don’t…

boho chic kitchen

How I Renovated My 1980’s Kitchen on a Crazy Low Budget

One of the driving forces of my blog, since its inception, has been to empower women. I want to inspire all of my awesome readers to  live fulfilling, inspired lives in beautiful surroundings..... regardless of financial inhibitions (believe me, the struggle is real). For many, the kitchen is the soul of the home where we domestic goddesses spend countless hours preparing meals for our families and entertaining guests. Today, I want to share with you how I was able to renovate my kitchen on…

diy no sew stamped pillow cover

DIY No Sew Stamped Pillow

Aside from mud cloth and shibori, one of my favorite new trends in the textile realm right now is hand-blocked printed fabric. In fact, some of my favorite designers are incorporating this centuries-old tradition into their design schemes, and I cannot stop swooning over it. Today, I am going to show you how I made a hand-blocked (or stamped) pillow cover. Even better..there is no sewing required!   For those of you unfamiliar with the term "hand-blocked" , let me give…

boho rugs under $100

Affordable Boho Rugs for $100

For the past few months, I have been on a vintage rug hunt of sorts. You see, I have fallen hard for kilim and vintage inspired rugs...the types often included in  boho chic design schemes. Not only are they a great way to add a worldly and eclectic interest to a space, but most designs are also great at hiding dirt ( awesome if you have pets or kiddos). In my quest for the perfect yet affordable boho rug, I have…