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As a recent buyer of my first home (eek!), I’ve naturally become much more involved in this category as I venture into the world of decorating. I also did a couple of posts on what to expect when buying a house – documenting just about everything I learned along the way. I also share my home-decor updates and room reveal in this category as well as buying decisions and styling tips!

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Basement Closet

When we bought our Denver home, one area we weren’t sure how to utilize was the basement (especially coming from Texas!). It has a couple of rooms that work well as guest rooms, but there’s also a large hangout space and then a room that the builder intended on as a workout room… aka a big blank room with lots of plugs (ha!). At first we thought that might be…

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Home Decor that Guys & Girls Would Both Like

I had so much fun putting this week’s shopping collage together because I think it’s a cool topic! Duncan is the first guy I’ve lived with, other than my dad and brother, and it’s definitely the first time I’m having to keep a guy in mind while decorating. I pulled together some items that we currently have in our house – and some that I’m eyeing – that we both…

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Denver Dining Room Progress Update

I’ve been putting this post off for months because, quite frankly, the dining room has taken me forever! And it’s still not done! But I know several of you said you like the see progress images and want to hear about the process, so I definitely wanted to honor those requests. It’s hard for me to share things without them being *DONE* but I’m working on getting better at that!…

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What to Purge BEFORE You Move

Hey friends! Today’s post is all about purging – something that has completely taken over my life lately. You see, when I moved from Dallas to Denver I was in the middle of planning our wedding and felt like I was completely maxed out on time. So if something had to give it was going to be spending time purging my entire life before packing it up and moving. I’m…

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The Aesthetic I Want in Our Denver Home

I’ve been wanting to update y’all on my plans for decorating the house for weeks now, and I’m so glad I’m finally sitting down to gather my thoughts and write this post. If you’ve been following along, then you already know that I moved from Dallas to Denver in the middle of October. I left a house that I absolutely ADORED and spent the last 3 years decorating and getting…

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All About My Dallas Home

Hi guys! I’ve been compiling this post for a few weeks now and I gotta tell you, looking through all the photos certainly feels a bit nostalgic. But at the same time, this chapter of my life truly does feel over. Like, if I was offered the opportunity to switch everything back to how things were (back in my Dallas bubble living in this home with Duncan of course!), I…

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Best of Fall Decor For All Budgets

I showed y’all some of my fall decor a couple of weeks ago on Instagram, but between the move and all the things, it’s pretty much as far as I got. Oh! And I did put some pumpkins on my porch :) While I’m not going full out for fall decor, it’s one of my favorite times to decorate and add little pops of Autumn to the house. Since we’re moving right in the middle of the season, I didn’t think it was smart to buy too much, but if I were…here’s what I’d be buying! I do actually have a few of these items that I’ve used year after year and still LOVE!

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4 Quick Ways to Prep For Your Labor Day Party

I know I sound like a broken record but how the heck is it Labor Day?! LIKE WHAT? Between my trip to Portugal, some wedding weekends, getting engaged (still on a high from that omg), and just life, summer is flying by and I honestly can’t believe we’re already onto Labor Day. While Labor Day technically means the end of the season, it still feels like summer in Dallas until…

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How to Detox Your Life: Home

I hope y’all are loving my new mini-series “How to Detox Your Life”! In the first post, I covered everything self-care and called out all the skincare products I’m loving right now. But for today, we’re switching gears and I’m diving into detoxing your home! When I came home from Portugal (I know I keep mentioning that in these posts, but it’s when I realized I needed to detox my…

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How to *Actually* Keep Your House Clean

Hi Friends! Today I want to tackle a BIG topic – keeping your house clean. We’re deep into spring cleaning season at this point and I’ve spent quite a bit of time thinking about ways to *actually* keep my house in order for more than a day after a deep cleaning sesh. Because isn’t it the worst when you spend an entire day (or even an entire weekend) cleaning your…

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My Spring Cleaning Faves from Amazon

I think we can all relate to how AMAZING (and cathartic!) it feels to get organized and have a clean home, RIGHT? I mean with all this Marie Kondo-ing going around social media who isn’t jumping into their closets and pantries to get rid of items that don’t ‘spark joy’?! Also, with it being officially March, the spring season is upon us and we know that means the spring cleaning…

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How to Make Spring Cleaning Way Freaking Easier

We’re officially in the Spring Cleaning Season, which I personally kinda love. (I even wrote a whole post on how to clean up your ENTIRE LIFE, which I love thinking about in terms of more than items.) Anyways, it’s funny how it takes a certain season to make us all motivated to finally clean out our closets, but hey, I’m OK with that! My problem most years, though, is that…

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Home Decor Items I’m Loving Right Now

I don’t know about you, but with the new year I always end up wanting to change some things up in my house! I feel like a few new items around the house make your space feel a little updated and fresh! And changing a few smaller items is an easy and relatively affordable way to freshen up your decor. Speaking of fresh, I am really ALL about greenery right now.…

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A Guide to Christmas Tablescapes

Christmas in Color And cue…”It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..” Ok y’all, were finally here, if you’re anything like me.. (don’t sue me those of you who disagree)… I like to wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas and turning on my spotify Christmas playlist! But… IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE! And I am all here for it now! Thanks to those of you who voted in…

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Tips for Making an Inspiration Board

Inspiration boards…love to have them, but making them is an undertaking. Thinking about what the vibe of the board will be plus finding all the images THEN printing them off, taping or tacking them up — can take more time than expected and leaves me with NO inspiration, lol.

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A Fall-Themed Dinner Party

Hey y’all, Katie here! With my first ever blog post, so cut me a little slack if it’s not the best thing you’ve ever read, I’m not as slick with the words like Brighton! But if you got a chance to learn about me here, you know I am passionate about any and all things creative. So why not start my first post with how to host the perfect, fall…

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My Laundry Room Reveal

My excitement level is at a solid 1000% right now because I am over the moon pumped to finally share my laundry room reveal with y’all! If you’ve been following along on IG stories, then you know this has been a long time comin’! It just took me a minute to get all my ducks in a row! But finally, here we go! And I can’t stop looking at these…

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How to Style a Coffee Table

If you’ve been following along on Insta stories recently, y’all know that I had to delay writing this blog post because I couldn’t decide how I wanted to style my coffee table (classic Brighton!). So yeah, I get it might seem kinda funny that I’m here giving you advice on coffee table styling but there’s always trial and error with interior design stuff. And I don’t want to be over here pretending I’m perfect and that it’s always a smooth and easy process (especially since I change my mind about what I like EVERY TWO SECONDS).