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the best fake fiddle leaf fig tree

The Best Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

  If you can't tell by now, I am pretty obsessed with fiddle leaf fig trees and while I have been pretty darn successful at taking care of the live one in my living room, I ventured into the artificial territory with this one in my dining room. I may feel a little icky about using faux greenery, but isn't this faux fiddle leaf so deceptively realistic? Well, I am going to show you where you can get it (and…

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Boho Chic Fall Home Tour and Decor Tips

Can you believe fall is almost officially upon us? If you are looking to find some fall home decor inspiration, I have got plenty for you! Today , I have teamed up with a fabulous group of bloggers to share our fall home tours. If you are joining me from Alyse Warren's gorgeous tour, I am so glad you are here. For your shopping convenience, I have included some affiliate links. [show_shopthepost_widget id="2820328"] For those of you new to my…

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Simple & Easy Boho Fall Decor Ideas

Now that labor day has passed, it is time to start gathering inspiration for fall decor. As I have lamented before, trying to find boho fall decor ideas can be quite the challenge in a world full of farmhouse fanatics. Lucky for you, I have rounded up some simple ways to inject touches of autumnal styling into your home while also remaining true to your bohemian aesthetic. Velvet Pumpkins [caption id="attachment_4296" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Up to Date Interiors[/caption] As demonstrated by…

diy boho basket gallery wall on the cheap and easy

Boho Basket Gallery Wall on the Cheap and Easy

In the realm of boho decor, basket gallery walls are, without a doubt,  the happening craze. Even if you are not particularly into boho style, I have noticed basket wall decor making its way into coastal and farmhouse design.   Given there is basically no escaping this trend (which I completely dig),  I want to show you the easiest and cheapest way to create a DIY basket gallery wall. I am so proud to say that I made this bad…

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…

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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…

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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…

Designing Vibes in Better Homes and Gardens

How I got featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

For those of you who haven't heard the news, I was recently bestowed the incredible honor of being featured in the June issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. For the most part, I try not to obnoxiously flaunt my accomplishments for the world to see as I believe humility is the best approach. BUT...when something this surreal happens, I definitely feel compelled to share it and celebrate it with my readers.To be quite honest, on the day in/day out…

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…