How to Decorate {Starting with What You Have}

The Inspired Room Fall Rhythms

One of the things I miss about my old house was how "put together" and finished it felt to us when we lived here. Not in a perfect way at all, just a homey way. We could relax because the house had just the right stuff to make us feel comfortable. … ** Read more **

My Backyard Tour {Pea Gravel Patios, Flagstone & Secret Garden}

Backyard Tour - Pea Gravel Patio - The Inspired Room

If you are just catching up in blogland after summer vacation, here’s the scoop: our family is in the process of moving and trying to get our new life and son's school started in a new home in Seattle! We are very excited to be here, but logistics ar … ** Read more **

Glidden Paint {Review & Giveaway} Now closed

The Inspired Room Coffee Station

Paint color: Glidden Polished Grey For those of you have have followed along with my blog over the years, you know we did a lot of wall painting in our old home. Even though it was a brand new house when we bought it, the paint the builder used was n … ** Read more **

BIG NEWS!

The Inspired Room Big News

It's been a whirlwind couple of weeks around our house. You might have noticed I went radio silent for a few days there, but things started to get a little crazy. We had a bit of a life-altering but exciting situation take place just before I headed o … ** Read more **

Chasing Dream Houses

The Inspired Room blog - Family Room and Kitchen

I love going to open houses and being invited in to snoop around :). Ya'll probably love to do that too, right? Does your area still host a "Street of Dreams"? That was my favorite house-related yearly tradition for years and years (we moved so I … ** 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 **

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