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And The Winning Outdoor Sofa is…

The beige couch! It was delivered this morning and here it is in its happy new home:

 
photo: Laurie March @hgtvcounselor Instagram

You guys are hired permanently, by the way.  You gave me so many great things to consider – and it was a tight race! In the end, I think as @Millie and @KateM said – the neutral option will give me a chance to play around with pops of color. @NancyGraham also made a good point – the bold green is beautiful, but isn’t as restful, which is the feeling I was hoping to create in this outdoor living room. Although I’m already loving these punchy and fun chevron pillows, I’m also looking forward to changing the look around from time to time. Check out some looks I’ve been considering:


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You know I love a flamingo, am I right @flamingogirl?  I love the idea of adding a little whimsy and a lot of fun to my entertaining space. Especially before a party, adding some unexpected pieces can get people talking. I also appreciate the way designer Cassie Freeman mixed and matched pillows of differing sizes. Sometimes I like symmetry and sometimes it’s nice to add some variety instead. Read Post…

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
Photo: AmandaLHoyle.com

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…

Best of Etsy: 7 Throw Pillows for under $40


Photo: Etsy.com, FestiveHomeDecor

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…

Bold Bathroom Backsplashes

I think most of us love to drool over unique kitchen backsplashes, but what about splashing a little bit of style in the bath? I’ve been combing through some truly distinctive bathroom backsplashes, trying to decide which I like best. Take a look and tell me what you think!


The warm, woodsy backsplash is an unexpected treat in this bathroom. The designers are Everitt & Schilling - a company known for their gorgeous recycled wood tiles. The result is a welcoming powder room, sure to make guests feel right at home. Read Post…

So Jaded: A Glance at Jade Green

When it comes to playing favorites, green is the second most popular color in the world (after blue). But word green can be used to describe so many different tones: sage, mint, moss, kelly, emerald and one of my favorites: Jade.

Photo: HouseAndGarden.co.ok

While I love the insanely current color, teal, I’ve been missing some other greens lately. I, for one, am ready for jade to make a comeback. In the room above, the wall has such a stunning depth and a richness to it, all thanks to this beautiful hue. Here are some other examples of jade doing its job very well. Read Post…

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