Creating a Charming Backyard Corner

The Inspired Room Backyard - Trex Adirondack Chair

When we first moved into our house, our backyard was a typical new construction home on barren land. No trees, no plants, no landscaping. We had weeds and rocks for soil, and that was it. After living in old homes with established landscaping to work … ** Read more **

Drive By: Queen Anne, Seattle

Gray House in Seattle - The Inspired Room Drive By

While I was on my little working vacation last week, my daughter Courtney and I had a momentary lull in the activity so we decided to drive around one of our favorite Seattle neighborhoods, Queen Anne, on our way to the next event. Queen Anne is … ** Read more **

Catching Up

The London Plane - Seattle

Hey Friends! How was your weekend? Hope you had a great Mother's Day! I actually had a great Mother's Week last week :). I took a little time off (well, really it was more like a working vacation) to spend some time my family in Seattle. You'll see … ** Read more **

Toddler Girl’s Room Reveal

Version 2

Hello friends! It's Cassie here with my monthly guest post. This month I am so excited to share with you our daughter's new bedroom! We have been doing a lot of work on the "kid" spaces in our home this year, and we finally managed to … ** Read more **

How to Eliminate Paper Clutter Forever

Organized Home Office

House Beautiful Years ago, I was drowning in papers. I didn't have a plan or a system. Every time more paper came into the house, I was too busy to deal with it, so I set it in a pile for later. When more paper entered the house, I simply started a … ** Read more **

Four Ways to Create Cozier Conversation Areas

Four Chairs BHG

BHG by Lauren Liess 1. Gather four chairs around a round ottoman. BHG 2. Nestle in a corner sectional. BHG 3. Replace a coffee table with an upholstered ottoman. BHG 4. Arrange furniture into two smaller conversation areas.  I … ** Read more **