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Ariel’s Top Sustainable Picks

Ariel’s Top Sustainable Picks

Click Each Image to Learn More!Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. Read our full affiliate disclosure and privacy policy.Outdoor Sonoma Two Seat Sofa TerrainSierra Antique Oak Re-Jute Rug RuggableHanging Hammock Chair TerrainFollow Me Light MarsetGraph Small Throw Pillow...

Design Hacks: Bedroom for Rest and Rejuvenation

Design Hacks: Bedroom for Rest and Rejuvenation

Bedroom? I just sleep in there. Who cares! Exactly. You sleep in there. So who cares? YOU should care! Let’s make your bedroom feel like the cozy retreat it should be so you can relax and get that beauty sleep. Check out these hacks to design your bedroom of your dreams. Sleep tight! Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional...

Redesign Your Patio with These Memorial Day Sales

Redesign Your Patio with These Memorial Day Sales

It’s May and that means it’s almost Summer! And even better, that means it’s just about time for some of the best sales of the year on Memorial Day Weekend! Take advantage of some of these great sales to make your outdoor space ready to entertain or just relax. Whether it’s outdoor dining, seating, or decorating - these sales are sure to fit your needs! And hey, if you find a couple of other nice things for yourself, you might just have to jump...

Five Places to Look for Your Outdoor Furniture This Summer

Five Places to Look for Your Outdoor Furniture This Summer

Summer is almost here and it’s time to get outside and enjoy fresh air! And this year it’s definitely time to make your outdoor space inviting and cozy. I don’t know about you, but last year we practically lived outdoors so we could actually see people during the pandemic. This summer, we’re ready to enjoy some great barbeques and cocktails (maybe some s’mores too; yumm!) Get your outdoor space ready for guests or lounging in peace and quiet –...

Design Hacks: Area Rugs

Design Hacks: Area Rugs

Okay, please listen. Get an area rug for your room. Get an area rug for most of your rooms. Area rugs define the room. They’re so necessary! I know, I know. You’re worried about how to pick the right rug and lay it out. Don’t worry. I got you.  Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small...

Does Color Affect our Mood?

Does Color Affect our Mood?

The short answer is, YES - absolutely color affects our mood! Think of it this way: McDonalds purposely uses the color Red throughout their locations to encourage us to feel happy & energized. Although, what you probably never realized is that these colors are distinctly linked to making humans hungry. Genius I know, but also slightly creepy. So, now let me ask you this - do you feel different depending on what space you're in during the...

DIY vs. The Experts – What’s the difference?

DIY vs. The Experts – What’s the difference?

The DIY movement changed the world of design as we knew it. Seriously, it did! We have so many imaginative individuals creating all kinds of unique goods & sharing how to do it with the world. It’s really incredible to see! So what is the actual difference between DIY and the Experts? DIY - Do It Yourself The DIY movement was actually born in the 1970’s out of the punk movement! Musicians took a new approach to reach their audience rather...

Real Life vs. Staged Home

Real Life vs. Staged Home

Let’s get real for a moment, most of us have set unrealistic expectations of how our home “should” or “shouldn’t” look! So drop the word should, and put in “can” or “will”. I’m not the cleanest person on the planet, and I’m happy to admit - most of my clients AREN’T either! The trick is designing for real life.  We see pictures online all the time that look perfect and effortless, but in reality - they aren’t effortless! Checkout...

Why is Design so Expensive?

Why is Design so Expensive?

Why is design so expensive? It’s not a simple or straightforward answer, but I’ll break it down for you! All designers offer specialty services that reflect their best abilities to meet a clients needs. You’re probably used to seeing designers specialize in various types of design, levels of luxury, and even specific aesthetics. There are no set fees and it can be really difficult to navigate or find a designer who meets your needs -...