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  • Finding Your Personal Design Style – Step 1

    Finding Your Personal Design Style – Step 1

    Figuring out your personal design style can be tough. Here’s the first step to create a home that is so you!

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  • Choosing The Right Throw Pillows for a Gray Couch

    Choosing The Right Throw Pillows for a Gray Couch

    I recently got a new gray couch and was at a loss as to what pillows to use on it. Here are some of the pillows I’m considering…

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  • Finding the Perfect White Paint Color for the Office

    Finding the Perfect White Paint Color for the Office

    Happy Friday, I hope everyone is having a great week!! Before we sign-off for the weekend, I’m excited to check-in with some office progress. For those of you who are just joining us, you can get caught up on our plans to transition our current guest room into an office here. The Plan Long storyKeep…

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  • Tips For Decorating Christmas Shelves For The Holidays

    Tips For Decorating Christmas Shelves For The Holidays

    Changing up our shelves is one of the quickest and easiest ways that we welcome each of the seasons. It’s not that we have new home decor for each season (our small homes have absolutely NO room to store this seasonal decor) but we do add a few touches or at least rearrange the shelves whenever weKeep…

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  • Our Favorite Indulgence? Fresh Flowers!

    Our Favorite Indulgence? Fresh Flowers!

    [Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Bloomsybox.com. All opinions are our own and are not influenced by Bloomsybox] As we’ve mentioned before, both Bridget & I are not the best in the kitchen. Okay, that statement is actually pretty generous. We’re AWFUL when it comes to cooking. Many of our friends love whippingKeep…

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  • Tips for a Small Home Work Space

    Tips for a Small Home Work Space

    If you’ve been around The DIY Playbook for some time now, then you might remember earlier this year when we added a slim desk area to our master bedroom. Now I know what some of you may be thinking…a desk in your bedroom? Isn’t that NOT a good idea?! Shouldn’t your bedroom be a calmingKeep…

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  • 7 Ways to Cozy up your Home for Fall

    7 Ways to Cozy up your Home for Fall

    October is officially over (say what?!) and we’re now onto November. It’s crazy how this time of year just flies by! Here in Chicago, we’ve had an unseasonably warm fall so far. We’re talking temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s for a large chunk of September & October. Soooo weird. While we’re certainly not readyKeep…

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  • Decorating with your Spouse: Design Compromise

    Decorating with your Spouse: Design Compromise

    We’ve written almost 1,000 blog posts (say what?!!) and there’s one topic we really haven’t covered around here… DESIGN COMPROMISE! As 2 married gals, we get asked how we get our husbands on board with our home decorating plans ALL THE TIME. It is definitely a FAQ around here, and for some reason, we’ve neverKeep…

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  • Updates on Our Family Room Built-Ins

    Updates on Our Family Room Built-Ins

    I can without a doubt say that the best money we spent in our condo was installing our built-ins. I mean just look at this before & after… These babies were not cheap, but they are the main focal point of our entire condo. They definitely upped the value of our home, they have lotsKeep…

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  • Honing in on your Design Style

    Honing in on your Design Style

    Disclaimer: We have partnered with Lowe’s Home Improvement to bring you this post. All opinions and photography are our own and are not influenced by Lowe’s. Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog! Million Dollar Question: What’s your design style? <– We get asked this question a lot and to be perfectly honest, weKeep…

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  • Guest Room Gallery Wall

    Guest Room Gallery Wall

    Disclaimer: We have partnered with Minted to bring you this post. All opinions are our own and are not influenced by Minted. Thank you for supporting the brands that help support this blog! I love a good gallery wall. Especially ones chock full of gorgeous art, sentimental pieces, and frames that add a dash ofKeep…

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  • We Heart Hidden Storage

    We Heart Hidden Storage

    As you guys very well know, we both live in small homes. But we’re still living very BIG lives, even though each of our spaces is only about 1,200 square feet. We don’t have “stuff” all over the place, we keep our homes organized, and while we’d love a few more closets…we’re really doing a-okayKeep…

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