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I recently tackled my first decorating task for a person outside my family…you see, I’ve helped with my sisters’ room here and there but I don’t know if that fully counts (they kind of have to like what I do, right?!). I’ve mentioned this before but if you’re new to the blog, it might be new information for you, my day job is a specialty hairstylist for a special event and wedding company. This room belongs to one of my hair clients turned home décor client. It was my first go at re-doing a room start to finish and let me tell you, homes are much, MUCH different than heads of hair. When I style someone’s hair, I immensely care about their level of satisfaction but at the end of the day, it’s a hairstyle that they can wash out. When it comes to a room in someone’s home, there’s really no quick fix in getting things back to the way they were before I stepped in.

So, even though my nerves were definitely setting in while putting this room together, I think the result came out even better than I expected. My client wanted to lighten up the space and take it from dark and bare to light and homey…hope you enjoy!

Below is the before and after…

before and after, room makeover, dining roomAnd some details in between…







(chairs, buffet table, woven placemats, linen napkins: World Market; lamps, faux flowers, baskets, frames, candlesticks, three tiered centerpiece: HomeGoods; window mirror: Kirkland’s; clock: Tuesday Morning)

xoxo Candice


  • Gwen - Great job! Keep up the good work :)ReplyCancel

  • Kylee - This is so LEGIT. You are amazing Candice, this looks professional. I just love your taste and style.ReplyCancel

I may or may not have taken off the doors of our guest room closet in order to DIY the most perfect craft room/closet/area ever. Okay….I did do it. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a shopper. And I don’t mean just the occasional “oh yeah, I like to shop”, I mean full fledged, I commit to it. And because I’m such a shopper for sale items, off season deals, or just great finds, I’ve always devoted an area of my room/closet to items that are on deck, and just not quite ready to be used. Our guest room closet has become that room in our house and I decided to make it a completely functional (and pretty!) craft room for me to store gifts and décor, wrap presents from, and brew my latest creative project. I hope you enjoy!

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(baskets, chevron temporary wallpaper, wire hamper, various Christmas décor: Target; chalkboard paint: Hobby Lobby; reclaimed wood snowflake: Altar’d designs; cotton branches: Kirklands; chalkboard tags: Sur La Table; vases and flowers: Marshall’s)



  • Kylee B - Candice!

    I am just loving this. Thank you for the inspiration. Excellent pinning materialReplyCancel

My big sis recently got a new place and I jumped at the first opportunity I could to tell her wait on decorating, I’ll do it! I thought it would be a fun little project and I have to say, both shopping for it and putting everything together did not disappoint…I loved it! Considering my house is CLEARLY made up of the five neutral colors: cream, beige, tan, white, and cream?…I thought it would be a challenge to add actual color in a room. Here are the results. Enjoy!

Here is the bedroom before…


And the after!


And the bookcase before…


And the after!


Now for some pretty details shots…

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(curtains, curtain rod, pillows, “A”, owl: Marshall’s; blanket, navy globe, temporary wallpaper, navy and white vase, assorted picture frames: Target; flowers, cork board: HomeGoods)

xoxo Candice

  • Amber - Love it! Thanks for all your help!ReplyCancel

  • Kylee B - I love that pattern. where did you get the paper from? How did you do it!?ReplyCancel