7 Dreamy Bathroom Before and Afters

We spent a good almost four years dreaming up our master bathroom renovation in Los Angeles before finally pulling the trigger. It wasn’t that it took us all of that time to make tile decisions, but in a house that was built in 1941, way-less-fun-but-more-practical projects kept taking the place of the bathroom project in our renovation budget… When it comes to bathrooms, they might be my favorite spaces to design! I love playing with color palettes and tile scale combinations, plus lighting in bathrooms is so fun! (I’ve …

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Before and After || Jen’s Mega Kitchen Overhaul

Today I’m so excited to introduce you guys to Sara Barney.  She’s an austin-native who spent time in LA before coming back here 8 years ago, so we have similar stories in that respect.  She is also an incredible interior designer and I’m so excited for her to share her expertise with us!  So without further ado, I’ll let her take it away!  I hope you enjoy her as much as I do! Hi everyone! Let me just start by saying I am so thrilled to hanging out over here at The Effortless Chic! As an interior designer (and a …

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DIY Candle Holder (Outdoor)

This easy DIY Candle Holder will add some sparkle to any outdoor setting! Perfect for summer parties, weddings or just for relaxing in your garden. Feel free to customize the candle holder, get creative! (This post originally went live in 2015.) As summer begins to wind down, I’m soaking up every last bit of time with Aaron while he is on hiatus and Miss Parker, of course.  We are revamping our editorial calendar with some really exciting things coming up this fall and in the meantime taking a stroll down memory lane with some of our …

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7 Dreamy Kitchen Before and Afters

It’s easy to brush off design and styling as trivial, an unnecessary expense of time and money.  After all, laminate countertops from the eighties function much in the same way as our favorite quartz ones.  But I beg to differ.  Whether it’s a simple coat of paint, an updated backsplash, or a major overhaul like these projects, being surrounded in your daily life by colors, textures, and objects that make you happy has an actual physical effect on you.  Science has shown that homes with more natural light help combat …

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