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5 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...

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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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Christmas Decorating: Perfection or Making Memories?

I learned an important lesson this year while decorating my home, and felt compelled to go live on facebook to share my heart with you and hopefully take the pressure off. First of all, with my type A personality, I tend to go for the magazine-worthy Christmas...

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Grown up Harry Potter Decor!

🔮⚡️Have you been searching for Harry Potter Decor For Grownups?  Or perhaps looking for the perfect Harry Potter gift for a friend or your child? Well search no further! ⚡️🔮  Anyone who knows me knows that I am an avid Harry Potter fan, so when I found out that...

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Top 10 Shops for Black Friday 2017

Ready to stuff yourself silly and shop black friday deals till you drop? That's right, it's that time of year again but the big question is - who's going to have the best sale and where should I look? That's why I've compiled a list of my favorite stores for Black...

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The Prettiest Restaurant I Ever Did See

I recently spent some time in South Africa and we stumbled across this gorgeous restaurant on our last day in #CapeTown, South Africa.  It was so gorgeous that I simply had to share it with you! Life Grand Cafe was designed by a husband and wife team, John & Maira...

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Fall & Halloween Decor Roundups!

Holiday decorating is already here, can you believe it?  Seems like we just sent the kiddos off to school and we're all already thinking about Christmas, thanks to those crazy retailers....#amiright?   So I thought I would make it a bit easier on you to get your Fall...

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My Dunn Edwards Blog Feature!

Dunn Edwards has always been my paint company of choice ever since my step mom gave me a Pro kit, full of mini 3 ring binders filled with 4x6 color cards.  It made choosing colors so stinking easy for a Designer, not to mention the quality of their paint....

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How to Get Started With Color In Your Decor

Are You Afraid of Color? At one time, we were all afraid of color in our decor, weren't we? First of all, admit it, using color can be a little intimidating. With a few helpful hints, I can show you how to dip your toe into the pool of color. Sometimes you see a...

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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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