This App Will Rock Your World: Pocket

Download pocket and easily save all of the great blog posts and articles you come across online to read later. You know how your mom would tell you to do something when you were five, and you’d obnoxiously spit back “BUT WHYYYYY.” And then she’d say “cause I told you so!” and then you’d roll your eyes so hard and just storm off in a huff? Well samsies…right now.

Cause you need to just listen to me and not ask questions and just go download pocket right now (and add it to your browser too).  [CLICK FOR INFO ON THE APP THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE]

10 Must Follow Interior Designers on Instagram

interior Designers To Follow on InstagramLet me guess: you are looking for the 10 coolest, most fab, most talented, inspiring interior designers to follow on Instagram? OHMYGOD, that works out so well, cause I just made a list of them! Read my post over on HGTV DESIGN HAPPENS BLOG to get all the inside scoop.

Also, whoa: I’m blogging for HGTV now! You can ready my stuff there every Thursday, so go there every Thursday, and also every day in between cause you should be reading their blog every day along with mine. And whoa, HGTV. Oh wait. I said that already.

One Quick Design Tip: Leave Your Sheepskin Rugs Out In The Sun

Quick design tip: leave your faux sheepskin rugs outside to make them  look more realSo here’s some weird advice, but I promise it works: if you have any of those Ikea (or other big boxy) faux sheepskins for $19.95 laying around your joint, and they are looking just a *smidge* too perfect, leave them out in the sun for a couple of days! This sort of “cures” the sheepskin so they look all rough and tumbled and well…more real.

Depending on where you live, I find that usually 2 or 3 days does the trick, though if you want to you can certainly leave them out longer. Check on them often and adjust according to how rough you like em’ looking.

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How To Mix Art: 6 Designer Tricks You Need To Know

how to mix artWhether you’re looking to create a gallery wall, or simply to cover up that hole you punched after watching the last episode of Bachelor in Paradise, getting good at mixing art needs to be tops on your todo list. And trust me: all it takes is a little bit of practice.

What goes with what? Can you mix photography with drawings? Is buffalo art an official genre? I want to answer all these questions and more by giving you the MOST IMPORTANT designer tricks you need for figuring out how the hell to mix art on your own walls. Well, at least six of them.

*I tapped Minted.com for all the beautiful pieces of artwork in this post. 

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