Family room makeover Reveal / $100 Room Challenge

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It’s time for the family room makeover reveal! Check out the result that I’ve been working on for the past month as part of the $100 Room Challenge.

It’s the 3rd time I participate in the $100 Room Challenge which consists of updating a room, for $100 USD (It will be 125 $ for me!!) in 1 month. The first time, I took on the bathroom and in September, it was the turn of my daughter’s bedroom.

The family room

We can’t say otherwise, this challenge hasn’t gone as planned at all! But do you know what? I’m sooooo happy with the final result of my family room! You can visit the other weeks of the challenge by following these links:

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 (you’re here!)


Apart from cleaning the room, the plans for the family room

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3 Designers Reveal the Home Decor Items Worth Splurging On

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In partnership with New York School of Interior Design

Any savvy shopper knows that your space doesn’t have to be filled with expensive items to look expensive. However, there are some home decor categories where the splurge is well worth it. A nice design piece can set the look, feel, and tone of a room, adding substance and detail that you can both see and feel and improving your overall mood. But how do you know when to spend vs when to save?

To answer that, we turned to some of the sharpest design eyes we know: alumni from New York School of Interior Design (NYSID). Offering everything from traditional undergraduate and graduate degrees to professional certifications, NYSID is home to some of the brightest minds in the industry. We asked three graduates what design items they think are pricey, but worth the splurge — and what design items you

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How To Design A Pass-Through Room – REVEAL – The Portland Family Room

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A “pass-through room” with lots of doors is a layout nightmare for anyone, including this designer. Welcome to the family room reveal of the Portland Project – otherwise known as the hardest room in this house to design, where we spent HOURS upon HOURS laying out, deciding on scale and location of furniture – until all of a sudden … it worked. This room needed to function as the family hang out room – fine, easy, we know how to do that. The kids can hang out while dinner is being prepped, with the option for a TV (wired above the fireplace but here is hidden by art), and yet it is a pass-through room between the kitchen and the dining room, smack dab in the middle of the house with 3 doors that had the annoying task of ‘swinging’ which takes up even more real estate. Sure we could

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Jordan Project Reveal: Exterior and Entryway

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Part One of the Jordan Whole-Home Renovation & Addition

This past fall, we completed an incredible whole-home renovation project (including all furniture, textiles, window treatments, and styling) in Jordan, Minnesota. No detail went unnoticed and we couldn’t love the final result more. 

We’ll be sharing out different areas of the home as part of our project reveal series, so be sure to stay tuned for that. In the meantime, we’re kicking off our renovation reveal with the start of the home tour: the exterior and entryway. So, without further ado, let’s jump right in.



As much as we all adore interior shots, the truth is that the exterior of a home matters just as much, and if we’re being honest, perhaps a bit more. First impressions of a property carry immense value, so striking the right visual balance on this gorgeous estate was essential.

Because this home had beautiful

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The Design Milk Family Room Reveal + Get The Look

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Approximately nine years ago … bc …  Jaime Derringer, founder of Design-Milk (and my friend) reached out, asking me to help her with her family room. I didn’t want to say ‘NO’ because 1.) She is great and I love her. 2.) It would get great press as it would be on her blog and, 3.) It’s just a room! How long could it possibly take?! HA. Well today, we finally have for you (almost one year later) the reveal of Jaime’s cozy, modern, and fresh family room. It took a while but we did it.

Let’s backup. About two weeks after she approached me I realized that I was simply far too busy to actually do this by myself, so Ginny and Mel (the lovely design team that used to work for me and are now on their own … hire them!) took over the execution. Read the full

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Client Project Reveal: A Sophisticated Family Room Makeover

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This post is from our Stagg Design project archives and originally posted in February 2015. We hope it gives you inspiration and some tips for tackling that next project! xx- Team Stagg

Nothing gives me more satisfaction than completely transforming a space.  Give me beige walls, furnishings opposite of my style, and I’m brimming with ideas for how to give the space new life.  Enter a recent client project: The Farmington Project.

My clients are a young, hip couple expecting their first child.  They wanted to update their family room with a neutral, soothing, sophisticated palette.  Here is what it looked like during our initial consultation.

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The only piece of furniture they wanted to keep was the couch.  The chair was too big for the space, the coffee table was the wrong style for the look they wanted to accomplish, and the console and shelves just didn’t work in the

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