TV Host and Designer of HGTV's Secrets from A Stylist, Season 5 Design Star winner
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The Link Up: Em’s “Ugly” Christmas Sweaters She Bought, Jess’ New $15 Everyday Bra, And What Caitlin Considers Life-Changing Sweatpants

December is here! If you celebrate Christmas, we hope all decorating is done so you can now just enjoy the fruits of your labor. If you don’t celebrate, we also hope you are enjoying your home and getting cozy. It’s chilly in Portland and it’s slightly chilly in LA so “cozy” is our current top priority. Ok, let’s get into these links! ...

Sun Dec 3, 2023 11:46
15 Design-Forward Gift Ideas For Pets And Pet Lovers

This post is for two groups of people: those who love their pets (same here, hi!) and those who are totally stumped on what to get their pet-loving friend or family member (I can relate). Below, you’ll find a list of 15 fun ideas and tried-and-true recommendations for everything from hamster sofas (not a joke) to design-forward toy storage...

Sat Dec 2, 2023 11:23
9 Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas For Renters (AKA Easy To Store And Damage Free Decor)

On our Monday Zoom call, I was showing the team all of the Christmas decorating I did the day before, boasting about a couple of new and really EASY things I tried and thought turned out great. Em pretty quickly suggested that a post about Christmas decorating for renters would be fun! DONE. Of course, nothing I do or have done in the past...

Fri Dec 1, 2023 11:12
RENOVATION WARNING! A PSA About The “Standard” But Too Big Junction Box (Also HELP)

We are full speed ahead on my brother’s River house project (finally in the “fun to show you” stage which is happening SOON) and it’s bringing up more things for me to tell you. This time it’s not about mistakes you can avoid or preventing problems from contractor, it’s just that sometimes the design world moves forward with new things, but...

Thu Nov 30, 2023 11:07
Relief Is Here! Our Official Boomer Dad Gift Guide From A Beloved (And Trusted) Source, Jess’ Dad

From Jess: I thought I’d give you all a holiday gift this year…one more Les Bunge post! When I asked him if he had time to write a gift guide he graciously said, “No problem, gotta keep my fans happy.” LOL and eye roll. So I hope this post will bring you a fraction of the joy it brings him:) I’d also like to state for the record that HE got...

Wed Nov 29, 2023 11:59
It’s (Finally) Time For An Update On Arlyn’s Rental Kitchen: Here’s Her *Actual* Design Plan

What do you get when you mix five months with some elbow grease, snafus, design pivots, and a lot of interruptions from a very cute toddler? Well, my cherry rental kitchen redo, that’s what! That’s right, I’m back with an update…the final update because SURPRISE! The space is actually done and I LOVE IT. It truly makes me so happy. Stay tuned...

Tue Nov 28, 2023 11:42

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