Brilliant Solution for Hiding A Flat Screen TV

Roll Up Map to Cover Flat Screen

Years ago I featured a room with a pulldown vintage map installed to hide a flat screen TV. I was smitten and vowed I too would one day try that brilliant idea in my own home. So far, I haven't had the opportunity since we don't have a TV hanging on … ** Read more **

The Inspired Room {Book Cover Reveal and Behind the Scenes}

The Inspired Room - New Book by New York Times Best Selling Author Melissa Michaels - Releasing November First

Today I'm so excited to officially reveal the cover for The Inspired Room book! I've been a busy little bee behind the scenes working on my second book, The Inspired Room, due out on November 1! It is finally FINISHED! My first book, Love The Home … ** Read more **

{For the Love of Kitchens} Gray & White Kitchen

Gray White Wood and Brass Kitchen

I stumbled upon the House Beautiful July "Kitchen of the Month" this week. Isn't it lovely? While it's larger and fancier than my own kitchen, the overall layout, style, and colors reminded me a bit of mine! I have enjoyed my kitchen so much over the … ** Read more **

New Plantation Shutters

The Inspired Room Dining Room - Copper Lantern Plantation Shutters and Ikat Curtains

I've always been in love with classic plantation shutters. I had them installed in my last two houses in Portland and they were always one of my favorite features. They make me feel like I'm living on a coastal plantation, with the ocean breezes … ** Read more **

{Inspiration} Summer Style

White Kitchen with Copper Barstools - Summer Cottage in Sweden

Lonny Lonny Style At Home Lonny Lonny I thought you might want to ease into the week with some lovely summer inspiration rooms! It's been ridiculously HOT here so I need a little distraction from sweating, so naturally, I was on … ** Read more **

Master Bathroom: A Simple Refresh {update}

The Inspired Room Simple Bathroom Paint Refresh - Before and After

This post is in partnership with Homewerks. A couple of weeks ago I shared that I was ready to paint my master bathroom. We've lived in this house for six and a half years and hadn't painted our walls in the bathroom at all. They were still the same … ** Read more **



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