NEW POST! How to Have a Happier Winter Home: Hygge-Style >>

You won't believe how adorable this basic Duktig IKEA play kitchen turned out after a little IKEA hack renovation!
See the amazing AFTER here >>

This was our side porch BEFORE when we first moved into our Seattle home...I can't even believe how different it looks now with our new Dutch door! Come see the AFTER >>

Oh how I love clawfoot tubs. Come on over to see 8 of my favorites!

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Photo : House Beautiful

This was the front entry in my old house BEFORE when we first moved in...come see the dramatic AFTER transformation! >>

5 Navy and White Bathrooms >>

Photo: New England Home

9 Ways Window Coverings Will Completely Transform Your Home >>

(Find a huge discount code in the post, too!)

Photo via Better Homes and Gardens

This was our basement BEFORE, come see the transformation with new flooring and added style!! >>

Inspired By: Bunk Beds for a Guest Room >>

Photo: Architectural Digest

Inspired By: Grasscloth >>

Photo: Schloegel Design Remodel

New Post! Masculine and Moody Rooms: Get the Look >>

Photo / Design: Emily Henderson

Inspired By: Lake House Style >>

Photo: Style At Home

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Modern Coastal Farmhouse Style: Get the Look >>

Isn't this pantry from Heather Bullard a dream? <3 Come see more slide out pantry inspiration photos and ideas on the blog! >>

I say YES to this sink. Come check out my round up of adorable bathrooms with trough sinks in all colors, and a great tip for updating new or old sinks! >>

(Sources for these types of sinks in the post!)

Image via Better Homes & Gardens

Looking back on the improvements we’ve made in the past two years on this house really helps with perspective (see this video for a before and after of my kitchen!). I sometimes feel like we’re going at a snails pace or even stalled, but when I look back I can really see how much has changed.

I think that’s true of so much in life, we want to see instant improvement, immediate completion, or want the next thing on our list. We don’t take the time to stop and feel grateful or satisfied with what we already have. Looking back helps us appreciate how far we’ve come. 💗

See more of this kitchen on my blog with a full source list! >>

7th Annual Best DIY Contest! | Stacy Risenmay

Did you complete a DIY project in 2017? You should enter this contest with great PRIZES! You don’t have to have a blog to enter. ♥️

NEW POST! 7 Essentials for the Coziest Winter Home >>

Photo: House Beautiful

These bedrooms are all sooo cozy! What word would you use to describe your bedroom right now? >>

Photo via House Beautiful

NEW POST! Garage Studio Space Inspiration & The Upcoming Year >>

Photo: House and Home

Raise your hand if you love Anthropologie​ as much as I do! I love to analyze what is so inspiring about it. Come see my 4 decorating lessons from Anthropologie! >>

If you're a fellow "house on the water type girl" (even if your house isn't actually on the water 😎), this post is for you! (And how about this room by Lauren Liess?!)

Inspired By: Lake House Style >>

5 Things Every Small Bedroom Needs (plus lots of great sources for affordable furniture and accessories!) >>

Room Sources:
Curtains >
Light >
Mudcloth blanket >

My Favorite DIY Natural Daily Shower Spray >>

I love the look of wallpaper in a bedroom. Isn't this lovely from Serena and Lily? I have a round up of some beautiful bedrooms with wallpaper inspiration on the blog! >>

(Sources for the wallpaper and the headboard are also in the post).

Solutions for a Small Entry (or a non-existent entry!) >>

Photo and Design via The Wicker House​

I love botanical art! I get a lot of questions about the botanicals I have hung around my house and sadly most of mine are out of stock. But not to worry! I have a HUGE roundup of botanical art sources on the blog for you! >>

This is what our old house fireplace looked like BEFORE its makeover! Come see the AFTER, you won't believe the transformation! >>

9 Ways to Decorate Above a Bed >>

Photo: Design Sponge

NEW POST! Decorating with a TV in the Living Room >>
Photo and Design: Muskoka Living

How to declutter when too much sparks joy. (Design chaos syndrome is a thing. Do you have it?) >>

Tips and advice for choosing kitchen cabinet paint colors (with some great gray & white kitchen inspiration photos!) >>

Kitchen design by Sarah Richardson​, via HGTV​

How to Declutter Your Home: 5 Daily Habits for a Clean House >>

Get inspired with my decorating, organizing, and homemaking books >>

Did you see my blog post answering some of the most FAQ on items I have in my house? I couldn't get to all of them in one post, but I covered quite a few! :) >>

A Home that Makes You Happy Long Beyond The Trends - The Inspired Room

A Home That Makes You Happy Long Beyond the Trends. My decorating advice from last year still rings true for me this year! What do you think? >>

NEW POST! 5 Ways to Organize Your Home for a Happy New Year >>

Photo: House and Home

"Clutter is a stealer of joy and contentment. Your home should breathe happiness into your family's story, not slowly suck the life out of you."

- quote from my bestselling organizing book Make Room for What You Love (only about $8.50 on Amazon right now!) >>

I will forever love this dreamy white farmhouse! Come take a tour with me and be prepared to fall in love! >>

Design by: Wendy Posard

Is "getting more organized" one of your resolutions for 2018? Come find out the 10 habits of people with organized houses! >>

Share in the comments, do these habits describe you? Or not so much? ;)

Reader question: "Hi! I love your blog and your design style! I have a question about how you decide to decorate the walls in your home. How do you decide which walls need something and which ones to leave blank? Your rooms seem to have the perfect balance. Is there a trick?" I put together a new post with 10 of my own helpful guidelines for decorating walls, read my answer here! >>

7 Ways to Transform Your Bedroom on a Budget (design ideas and bedroom decor sources) >>

Photo: Country Living

This adorable room is tiny, but it's packed with great ideas for maximizing style and function with organizing and space saving tips for small spaces. Come take a tour! >>

I wanted my home to be my sanctuary, but so much “stuff” was in the way. If you are feeling the craziness of a disorganized home, here are 9 simple ways to get organized now. >>

And check out my book, Make Room for What You Love, for inspiration on organizing and simplifying! >>

The Inspired Room's cover photo

My decorating and homemaking books >>

Do you have trouble getting organized? This is likely the problem (it was mine, too!) ...