Making Myself at Home {& The New Reading Corner!}

The Inspired Room Reading Corner - Entry

Our front room is always changing. It started out as a living room, but we realized a living room with a bigger sofa and chairs was not necessary since we had a family room and a TV room. So then we decided that what we really needed was more … ** Read more **

New Indoor/Outdoor Rug in the Entry

The Inspired Room Entry - Jack the Goldendoodle and Lily the Australian Labradoodle

I can't believe all the kids are going back to school already! My son doesn't go back until next week, but I'm already starting my fall nesting rituals. This time of year I love to add a few new layers and textures.  It's fun to bring out a few fall- … ** Read more **

A Little Fall in the Entry

The Inspired Room Striped Entry Wall and DIY Map Wallpaper

It is that time of year. (Don't panic if you are prone to hysteria at the ending of summer--I promise, summer is still here.) I look forward to this very moment every year. It has become like its own pre-Fall ritual for us. Can you see them? Sitting t … ** Read more **

When Fiddle Leaf Figs Thrive

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree in the Entry - The Inspired Room

Do you remember the unfortunate tale of my fiddle leaf fig tree? Well, I must like to live life on the edge. We have a new fiddle leaf fig in the family! This happy guy is from Ikea. Fiddle leaf figs have a reputation for being pretty fussy plants, … ** Read more **

My Home Office: More Progress!

The Inspired Room Office Progress

So this spring I mentioned some updates I was working on in my home office. Well, as always, things are slow going (as anyone who has a life and a normal budget will probably understand, those overnight TV makeovers take months in real life heheheh). … ** Read more **

Front Door Refresh

Cozy Fall Entry Decorating

A few weeks ago we noticed our door needed a fresh coat of paint. Between the dogs and all the traffic in and out, the paint was getting a little beat up. For the past year or so, we had been entertaining the idea of softening the front door color. … ** Read more **

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