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diy half moon handles — make this modern barn door hardware for under $10

I was looking for some sleek modern hardware for these fluted barn doors I made, and found some brass half moon handles on etsy that I loved the look of — the only problem was the largest ones I could find were 6" tall, and they were listed for almost $200. I decided to DIY the hardware I was ... READ the POST

spring refresh + purple mattress review — is it the best online mattress?

I freshened up my guest bedroom with a new mattress from purple — it finally allowed me to get rid of my old college mattress and replace it with a new one that's more supportive. I have purchased 3 different mattresses touting similar features — from support levels to memory foam and Purple is ... READ the POST

#050: thrifting magic + creating a cohesive home that expresses your style with anthony rodriguez of @136home

In this episode, Cara sits down with Anthony Rodriquez from 136home to share tips for uncovering your personal style when it comes to your home and how to strategically thrift pieces to curate a home with a cohesive style. We dive deep into strategies for intentionally curating your space over time ... READ the POST

#049 — furniture strategies: trying trends + investing in staple pieces that aren’t boring [with tov founder + ceo chaya krinsky]

In this episode, Cara sits down with TOV Founder + CEO Chaya Krinsky to chat furniture strategies. They cover everything from selecting furniture pieces, how to be bold with trying trends, furniture care, and a peak inside the furniture industry in terms of trends and design. Chaya also discusses ... READ the POST

diy patio makeover before and after: patio refresh with world market

patio makeover This patio refresh pepped up my sad patio with added functionality, some subtle pops of color, and amazing texture. I started by swapping the cushioned loveseat out for two adirondack chairs — since these dry faster there would be no more soggy cushions ruining the party. I then added ... READ the POST

peel and stick wood wall diy: make a modern wood plank wall with no studs or power tools

    How gorgeous is this accent wall?! You can make a modern wood plank wall super easily using peel & stick vinyl plank flooring. For this project, I cut the vinyl planks using just scissors and because they stick directly to the wall, you can diy this project with no studs or power ... READ the POST

diy small home office makeover — transforming a nook space to work from home space

We transformed this awkward bedroom nook into a home office workspace by adding color, fluted texture, built-ins and some amazing decor pieces. This diy small home office makeover took less than 2 days and is part of the space we transformed for our friend Kelsey after a burst pipe caused her ... READ the POST

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