Spring Home Tour: Dining Room Styling and Updates

Spring Home Tour: Dining Room Styling and Updates

Hey there! How are you guys doing right now? Things out there are crazy and I’ve been trying to move past it and live my life, but boy are there changes happening every day. But, this post isn’t about that. This post is about returning to normal and thinking about everyday things!

I’m participating in something super fun today, that I’ve never done before — a spring home tour with lots of other lovely ladies. If you’re new to Land of Laurel: welcome, and come dive in!

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A Lovely Little Oakland Hills Cottage Packed Full of Inspiration

A Lovely Little Oakland Hills Cottage Packed Full of Inspiration

My Aunt Chrisy’s cottage has inspired me since I was a small child. Nestled in the busy city of Oakland, but tucked into the hillside it feels entirely private in its urban setting and I am in love with this sweet home! My aunt worked in the art world in her twenties and thirties and gathered a collection of painting and antiques that would make anyone envious. Her home gives me Kate Winslet’s cottage in the Holiday meets House Beautiful’s Bee Cottage vibes and I am majorly into it. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

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Office Inspiration

Office Inspiration

This summer I realized I needed a true office space to get stuff done. I’ve been working at the dining room table, on the sofa, and in my bed for 20 years. It was time for a true space to go into to actually get work done without distraction. By work I mean everything from writing this blog to paying taxes to actually opening my mail to freelance interior design work to working from home on my full time job. You know, the big things and the little things.

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How to Build a DIY Shelf With Copper Hanging Bar

How to Build a DIY Shelf With Copper Hanging Bar

One of my favorite corners of my newly refreshed kitchen is this awkward little one in the corner! Before my kitchen renovation the corner was looking really rough with chaotic 70’s wallpaper, a musty cabinet, and flaking vinyl floors. The stove needed to go below the windows in the appliance outlet and I planned to add cabinets on either side. But you know this already!

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2020 Design Trends that Just Might Define this Year (and this Decade!)

2020 Design Trends that Just Might Define this Year (and this Decade!)

Design is definitely focused on where you live and Portland loves to be an exception to the rule! But as I’ve kept track on the pulse from other designers around the country I’ve been noting a few of the same things pop up time and time again. I thought I’d round it all up and check in at the end of the year to see whether these predictions really did make a splash in 2020!

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How to Paint 1980s Cabinets: Transforming My Pantry Cabinet

How to Paint 1980s Cabinets: Transforming My Pantry Cabinet

Ages ago, I bought china hutch on Craigslist to use as extra pantry storage. I had ever intention to paint it at the time, but then… I didn’t. Flash forward three years and I finally got around to it! You probably saw it in my kitchen reveal, but I wanted to check in and share the whole process with you!

I’m getting ahead of myself though, let’s throw back, now. Remember when the hutch looked like this back when I lived at the Duplex?

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