the-inspired-room
How to Clean Your House When You?re Too Busy

How to Clean Your House When You?re Too Busy

One question that has come up around here a lot over the years is this: How do you get a house clean when you’re just too busy (or worn out!) to clean it" I feel your pain on that one. Even if you have a free day, who wants to spend that...
general decoration - 2018-02-20 19:06:13
Spring Doormats You?ll Love

Spring Doormats You?ll Love

Yay It’s You Doormat House Doormat Hey Good Lookin Doormat Hello Doormat You’re Like Really Pretty Doormat I Hope You Like Dogs Doormat Come As You Are Doormat Love Grows Here Doormat Raise your hand if you’re ready for spring to...
general decoration - 2018-02-16 19:05:23
How to Create a Spa-Like Ambience at Home

How to Create a Spa-Like Ambience at Home

This post is in partnership with World Market  Have you ever been pampered at a spa" I’ve stayed at spa resorts and I’ve been to spa-inspired salons, but the only time I’ve had an actual “spa” experience was at an...
general decoration - 2018-02-13 19:05:07


Pink Rooms & Blogging

Pink Rooms & Blogging

House Beautiful Greetings, sweet friends! Who doesn’t love a little pink these days" Everyone seems to be into pink! It has always been one of my favorite accent colors, even though I don’t use it a lot. But I do love a pop of pink...
general decoration - 2018-02-12 19:04:07
Charming Exteriors

Charming Exteriors

This post is sponsored by James Hardie A well-designed house should make you happy when you see it. James Hardie‘s commitment to artistry and innovation allows for beautiful, timeless designs and uncompromising performance to elevate everyday...
general decoration - 2018-02-08 19:03:36
Gather: Valentine?s Gift Ideas

Gather: Valentine?s Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Gift Ideas Hey there! It’s Courtney here today (Melissa’s daughter). With Valentine’s Day coming next week, I’ve been gathering up some lovely gift ideas around the web that caught my eye! Valentine’s...
general decoration - 2018-02-07 19:04:00
How to Clean Your House

How to Clean Your House

Since the very first time I mentioned my daily housekeeping routines many years ago on the blog, I’ve realized that many people have similar curiosities, questions and issues. It makes sense that one of the most common subjects I’m asked...
general decoration - 2018-02-01 19:06:38
Getting Settled with Shutters

Getting Settled with Shutters

My Living Room To order any window coverings from Select Blinds, be sure you use my special link HERE for the best possible discount! Plus if you also put in my code INSP1RE5 , you?ll receive an *additional* 5% off the very best price offered...
general decoration - 2018-01-31 19:06:18


Inspired By: Lovely Lighting

Inspired By: Lovely Lighting

House and Home House Beautiful House and Home House and Home House and Home My favorite thing about these rooms" All the pretty lighting! I’ve added some great lighting finds to my Lighting Shop this week. Check out what’s new here...
general decoration - 2018-01-24 19:06:02
Creating a Cozy Sanctuary: My Master Bedroom

Creating a Cozy Sanctuary: My Master Bedroom

This post is in partnership with World Market A master bedroom should be a retreat, a space that draws you in to rest and relax at the end of the day. Our little room didn’t feel like a sanctuary at all when we first moved in, but it sure does...
general decoration - 2018-01-22 19:05:55
How to Have a Happier Winter Home: Hygge-Style

How to Have a Happier Winter Home: Hygge-Style

Anne Chessin Designs When it’s chilly outside, there’s no cozier place than inside. Am I right" Yes, I miss the sunshine as much as anyone. But I don’t seem to mind the weather as long as I can stay home. :). You may have...
general decoration - 2018-01-19 19:08:07
Masculine and Moody Rooms: Get the Look

Masculine and Moody Rooms: Get the Look

Emma Collins Interiors Hello, friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend. I sure did! My family and I spent some time on the ferry traveling across the water this weekend. We had the most glorious weather in Seattle…it almost felt like...
general decoration - 2018-01-15 19:05:52
7 Essentials for the Coziest Winter Home

7 Essentials for the Coziest Winter Home

House Beautiful Just because the Christmas decor is put away and the festive mood of the holidays is over doesn?t mean we have to stop creating a snug and cozy home. It?s a good time to embrace winter Hygge! If you aren’t familiar with Hygge,...
general decoration - 2018-01-10 19:05:55


Garage Studio Space Inspiration & The Upcoming Year

Garage Studio Space Inspiration & The Upcoming Year

House and Home – Garage Studio Inspiration One thing we liked about our house when we were house hunting in Seattle was that it offered us a lot of flexibility. Even though it is a fairly modest house (1500 square feet of main floor living...
general decoration - 2018-01-08 19:06:08
Decorating with a Television In the Living Room

Decorating with a Television In the Living Room

Muskoka Living If you saw my last Life Lately post, you may have noticed that over Christmas break we had our TV on a console table in front of our living room fireplace. I got a few questions about that, so this post is inspired by those questions....
general decoration - 2018-01-05 19:07:09
5 Ways to Organize Your Home for a Happy New Year

5 Ways to Organize Your Home for a Happy New Year

House and Home Hello, friends! As we are beginning a new year, many of us are ready to start working on personal goals or dreams. Those of us with “house-shaped hearts” know that our home plays a big role in how we feel and the life we...
general decoration - 2018-01-03 19:06:32
Merry Merry Snow Day & Dutch Babies

Merry Merry Snow Day & Dutch Babies

Happy day after Christmas! Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on our Christmas house tour. My Christmas dreams came true and we ended up with a white Christmas Eve and Christmas day! Can you believe it" That’s such a rare gift...
general decoration - 2017-12-27 19:08:00
Merry Merry Family Times & Dutch Babies

Merry Merry Family Times & Dutch Babies

Happy day after Christmas! Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on our Christmas house tour. My Christmas dreams came true and we ended up with a white Christmas Eve and Christmas day! Can you believe it" That’s such a rare gift...
general decoration - 2017-12-26 19:06:00
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