Bedroom Area Rug Options {Reader Question}

Blue and Orange Bedroom with Sisal Area Rug

A couple weeks ago, I opened up the Satori Facebook page for another round of reader questions. I'm always curious to see what decorating dilemmas are on your mind. As in the past, I won’t be able to answer all of the questions today, but will try my best to get to as many of them as possible in upcoming blog posts. Today, I'm focusing on bedroom area rugs... Small or Large Area Rug? Hi Shauna, I have a question about master bedroom a … [Read more...]

Lake House Window Treatments {Reader Question}

Hunter Douglas Designer Roller Shades

A couple of weeks ago, I opened up the Satori Facebook page for another round of reader questions. I'm always curious to see what decorating dilemmas are on your mind. As usual, I won’t be able to answer all of the questions today, but I will try my best to address the issues you brought up in upcoming blog posts. Today, I'm focusing on lake house window treatments (a problem most of us wish we had!). Window Treatment Help! Hi Shauna, I … [Read more...]

Front Door Paint Colors and Adding Curb Appeal {Reader Question}

Reader Design Question- How do I add curb appeal?

It's Friday! Let's get to another reader question from Satori's Facebook page, shall we? Although our weather has dipped down again today (please, please let this be the end!), it's time to start talking about freshening our exteriors with outdoor paint and adding more curb appeal. I received photos of two different houses with two very different looks asking many of the same design questions. Today I'm starting with Nicole's two-story suburban h … [Read more...]

Small Laundry Room Ideas {Reader Question}

LG Washer and Dryer

It's time for another reader question from Satori's Facebook page, and this time it's all about small laundry room organization. I admit Heather's subject line "Please Help My Laundry Room!" immediately caught my attention. It's one of my favorite rooms to organize and make pretty, and needless to say, I jumped at this chance. Please Help My Laundry Room! Hello Shauna, I hope this question is getting to you on time. I have a fairly … [Read more...]

Bang for Your Buck Kitchen Updates {Reader Question}

kitchen_before_and_after1

Last week I opened up the Satori Facebook wall to reader questions and was pleasantly surprised at how many were posted or sent in. Unfortunately I won't be able to answer all of the questions today, but I will try my best to address each topic in upcoming blog posts. To kick things off, I'm starting with the first question sent in by Amber.   Need Kitchen Help! Shauna, I'm crossing my fingers you choose my question to … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Outdoor Seating? {Reader Edition}

Olioboard Pro

If you remember about a month ago, with the suggestion of one of my readers, I opened up the Designer Challenge to Satori Readers. Fortunately, Olioboard wanted to join in and offered to award our top three picks a 6-month upgrade to their Pro version. How fun! Readers were given three outdoor seating options, including the Catalina Lounge Chair, Geometric Pouf and Nantucket Chair. They were asked to create a mood board using one of … [Read more...]

Calling All Readers: Be Part of the Designer Challenge!

Designer Challenge Collage

A while back, I received an email from Carmen, a reader who looks forward to the Designer Challenge every month. I started this series back in November and it has been one of the most popular reads on the blog. Basically, I select three furniture or decor items within the same category, say mirrors, and the guest designers create a room or vignette around the item of their choice. Up to this point, design bloggers have been the participants of … [Read more...]

Front Entrance Freshening

Mini Mud Room

Two weeks ago I wrote about all the problems I have with my front entrance and many of you could relate. In fact, after sharing my front entrance woes, I received an email asking if I would share some tips for organizing and beautifying a front entrance. Since I'm currently working on the plans and sourcing for my own transformation, I thought I'd share the process I'm going through and break it down into 6 steps. {via Kellee on … [Read more...]