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Dorm Design Time

Just yesterday we were starting our summers and it’s back-to-school time already! Whether you’re a student, parent or helpful friend, organizing and decorating an on-campus cubby can feel really overwhelming. But if you make a few decisions ahead of time, (after consulting with roommates, of course) you’ll have a crash pad worthy of the honor roll.

Dorm Room Design HGTV Laurie March Blog

Defining your room’s style, mood and tone can help to make a look cohesive. Modern, minimalist or shabby-chic? Is there a certain color scheme you’d like to stick with? Also, what is the preferred lighting scheme? White lights are a fantastic and affordable way to create instant ambience and might also resolve a common dilemma: when one roomie is ready to sleep, but the other one still has work to do, these twinkly lights might keep the peace between both parties. Read Post…

Go Fish: Salmon Kitchens and Bathrooms

Salmon tones are often featured in home accessories and accents, but that doesn’t mean the color can’t play a starring role in your kitchen or bathroom. This striking shade could be an interesting and unusual choice if you’re looking to mix things up.

Salmon Kitchen Laurie March Blog HGTV

The kitchen above is brightened up by its bold tones. The stark white and lively salmon create a modern feel to the space, without seeming cold or stark. Now, if only you could absorb omega-3s visually…

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Bathroom Chandeliers: Yay or Nay?

Shaving, applying make-up, styling hair and brushing your teeth would be really hard to do in the dark, so it’s safe to say that bathroom lighting is fairly important.  But I’ve been thinking about one trend this week that’s a little more fun than functional: the bathroom chandelier.


A chandelier is often seen as a symbol of luxury and elegance and can often be found in dining rooms. If you love to host dinner parties, you might agree that the clinking of glasses is perfectly complemented by the twinkling of crystal light. But what about installing one of those lavish beauties in the loo? Read Post…

Best of Etsy: 7 Throw Pillows for under $40

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I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’ve logged quite a few Etsy hours in my day. I am so inspired by the vintage items on the site and I am seriously in awe of some of the homemade craftsmanship I’ve come across, too. So I thought I’d start compiling some of my favorite finds to share with you – starting with one of my favorite things: Throw Pillows. So here are 7 five star pillow providers for you to peruse. Read Post…

Colorful Crown Molding – Yay or Nay?

Crown molding can be a polarizing personal preference. Some people love the character it adds, while others long for clean lines and clear corners. For those that do have homes with molding, however, I’ve got another debate for you: Do you like colorful crown molding or prefer traditional white?

laurie march blog colorful crown moulding


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