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How To Fix a Tear in an Oil Painting

Do you have a favorite painting with a tear in it so it's hiding out?  Don't throw it out!  Fix it yourself!   You can fix a tear in a painting yourself. It's a lot easier than you think, even if it's not perfect, no one will notice. And, it will be FABulous! I...

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How to Hang an Art Wall

Have you ever wondered how to get an art wall to look so perfect? Planning, my friend, planning.  I am at our Capo Beach Project and thought I would take this opportunity to show you my technique to hang an art wall.  Throughout my career in design I have hung many an...

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A Boho Teen Bedroom

The boho teen bedroom is finally complete!  Earlier this year, we decided to play musical rooms and move everything around and we are finally settling in to all of our new spaces.  Logen turned 14 in October and started high school and it was time to move her out of...

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Dark & Moody Office | Shop The Room

  I recently designed and decorated my very own amazing retreat of an office for the One Room Challenge™ Spring 2018.  I still pinch myself every time I go in there because seriously friends, the photos don't do it justice.  I wanted to create a room that...

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OFFICE PROJECT | BEHIND THE SCENES | ORC FINAL WEEK

  MY OFFICE PROJECT IS FINISHED!  BUT NOT WITHOUT PERIL I have to say that I am thrilled to be on this side of my office project for the One Room Challenge™.    It was a ton of fun and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out, but boy did it put me through the...

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ONE WEEK CHALLENGE™ | REVEAL | A DARK & MOODY OFFICE

INTRODUCING MY DARK & MOODY OFFICE! I cannot believe how fast this day came, and I truly can't believe that I actually finished this space in 6 weeks, considering that I literally decided to join this challenge at about 9pm the night before the Spring 2018 One Room...

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WK 5 | A DARK & MOODY OFFICE

I'M IN THE HOME STRETCH!   And OMG I have so much to do still for my Spring 2018 One Room Challenge ™ office makeover project!  So many decisions hinged on the wallpaper being here and I bow down to Murals Wallpaper for getting it to me so fast from the UK!  It...

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WK 4 | A DARK & MOODY OFFICE

  SOMETIMES....REAL LIFE. This week in my office makeover project for Spring 2018 One Room Challenge ™ not a whole heck of a lot got done.  I'm just gonna be honest with you.   So many things came up that I just couldn't get to all of the things I needed to get to...

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ONE ROOM CHALLENGE | WK 3 | A DARK & MOODY OFFICE

THE CHALLENGE CONTINUES! From what I can tell by looking at the progress some other designers have made on their projects, I can tell that they planned ahead for the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge ™.   Well, not this girl!  lol!  I literally found out about it the day...

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One Room Challenge | Wk 2 | A Dark & Moody Office

Okay, so, 1 week down and 5 to go in the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge ™!!   Since I literally started this office makeover the day before week 1, I have spent most of this week planning and sourcing sponsors and products and on that note, I'm super happy to announce...

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One Room Challenge | Wk 1 | A Dark & Moody Office

  I am so proud to announce that I am participating in the Spring 2018 One Room Challenge ™!!   Over the years, I had seen so many designers participating in this and always thought it was by invite only.  So, yesterday I stumbled upon one of the featured designer's...

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E Design Consulting – House Flip Edition

VIRTUAL DESIGN CONSULTING- CASE STUDY Is it possible to design from a distance? You betcha! I interviewed Aaron and Tara, a husband and wife duo from Salt Lake City who just completed a house flip. We chatted about their experience remodeling a house for resale while...

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Gray or Brown in Decor? Choosing your neutral

I am often asked whether to use gray or brown as the neutral in decor, and the answer to that is relative.  There are a few things to consider when making that decision, and you may not have to decide at all!  Enticed?  Good.  Watch and read on....

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How to Avoid Burnout in Your Decor

Let's talk about decor burnout. Because it's real. This can be one of two things.....either you have had the same decor for years, and are totally burned out on what you have, or you are overwhelmed by all of the design ideas out there.  We are inundated with design...

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My Top 3 Instagram Posts of 2017

2018? Are you kidding me? How did another year come and go so fast? Well welcome to the new year! Before we dive in to 2018, I want to reflect fondly back to the top 3 posts on Instagram.  These are a tribute to my followers, who let me know what you want to see more...

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Marilynn Taylor

Hi! I'm Marilynn and I love all things design, especially if it means fancy interiors for less than you would expect to pay. This is where I'll share my expertise, tips, inspriation as well as a bit of my heart, all with the goal of helping you DIY the heck out of your project and do it like a pro. Let's do this!

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