Happiness is white lilacs cut from my own backyard. 💕


Furry friends remind us that extending love and grace can change the mood of our home and the trajectory of our life. Happy Monday, friends! There’s a new life lately around the house post up on the blog, come see what's new at our house! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/05/21/hanging-around-the-house/

NEW POST is up on the blog! Life Lately: Hanging Around the House >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/05/21/hanging-around-the-house/

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


How We Filled That Awkward Space Above the Kitchen Cabinets. You know, the space that isn’t really big enough to display anything. That space that makes it impossible to paint the walls above the cabinets. The space that makes your cabinets look squatty but the space that isn’t really big enough to add more cabinets to make it look normal. THAT space. Come see how we filled it in! It made a dramatic difference in our last kitchen! >>>


Love the home you have. 🏡 No matter what size, shape or state it's currently in, the ❤️ you invest will always come back to you. 📚

Grab a copy of my New York Times Bestselling Book, Love the Home You Have on Amazon: http://bit.ly/2D3bCL6 or Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/2DeslPP

You can never have too many drawers. 💙

Cookbook/tablet stand source: http://bit.ly/1Py6YIq

Kitchen and full source post >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2017/02/27/small-kitchen-remodel-reveal-before-after/

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! >> makeroomforwhatyoulove.com

10 Tips for Arranging & Styling Large Living Rooms (and other awkward spaces) >>


Photo via BHG

Jack's favorite doormat 😂 Get this Doodle Doormat here >> http://bit.ly/2z1hkLU

More doormats you'll love >> http://theinspiredroom.net/shop-doormats/

Jack >> Jack the Goldendoodle {The Official Inspired Dog}
Our family doodles >> Doodles At Home

Bedroom Decorating Ideas (what to put at the foot of the bed) >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2016/08/01/what-to-put-at-the-foot-of-the-bed

Love this idea from Serena and Lily!

NEW BLOG POST! Inspired By: Fresh Spring Decorating >>


Plus shop my latest spring decor finds >> http://theinspiredroom.net/spring-shop/

I loved this transformation of our small guest room. This was the before, come see the AFTER! >>


Are you shopping for new countertops? It can be a bit overwhelming to make a decision! I've got all the details on our countertops on the blog! What counters we chose, why, and how we've liked them >> https://bit.ly/2IIAxtp

Do you love working outside in the spring as much as I do?! 😍 I turned this awkward space outside of my kitchen into a cute herb garden with this wood cart from Ikea. 🌿 I love how functional this space is now! I’m excited to be sharing TWO of my new outdoor areas today on the blog (including one I’m calling ‘Lily’s Garden’). Come see! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/05/15/new-backyard-garden-areas/

Jack loves this new space too (see him lurking in the background there?). 😂

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Where We Got Our Dutch Doors and FAQ >>


This house 🙌 See more charming homes in this dreamy Seattle neighborhood on the blog! >>

These seven shopping and styling secrets will help you furnish the place you call home without putting a huge dent in your budget! Check out my tips on the Citibank US Benefits Hub! https://on.citi/HomeStyle #ad

NEW BLOG POST! Yesterday I got to relax with my family doing some things I LOVE to do, it was a perfect Mother’s Day! Part of our day was spent in Madison Park--one of my favorite neighborhoods in Seattle! The homes and landscaping are so beautiful and inspiring. I snapped a few photos to show you...come see! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/05/14/drive-by-madison-park-in-seattle/

It's Jack the Goldendoodle {The Official Inspired Dog}'s birthday today!!! We sure love this handsome boy!

I ran out to cut some lilacs from the yard this evening, just as it started to rain! Pure delight, I’ll tell ya! I’m pretty sure this is what heaven must smell like. <3

Kitchen details >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2017/03/06/galley-kitchen-remodel-sources/

A Cute & Organized 'Laundry Room' in a Closet! - The Inspired Room

NEW POST up on the blog! My daughter Courtney's cute and organized 'laundry room' in a closet! >>

Raise your hand if you're in need of a little spring cleaning and clutter clearing! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♀️

My brand new book Simple Organizing has TONS of tips, photos, and inspiration to help you bring order and purpose to every room of your home! Grab your copy here >> theinspiredroom.net/books

Inspired by: Round Mirrors >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2016/11/02/inspired-round-mirrors/

Gahhh, this is why I threw out my toxic cleaning products! >>

"Regular use of cleaning sprays can have as much of an impact on health as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, according to a new study." -- Newsweek Article

If you haven't read my health story, I explained many of the things that happened to me as a result of toxins that were in our home food and products. It's for real not cool to have toxins in your home! Read my health story here >> http://theinspiredroom.net/healthy-home-matters-story/

(If you want to read the full Newsweek article, you can read that here >> http://www.newsweek.com/impact-cleaning-products-lung-health-bad-20-day-cigarette-habit-study-810277 )

Timeline Photos

Looking for a new rug? Come see some of my favorites, just added to the shop! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/rug-shop

Keep dreaming, Jack the Goldendoodle {The Official Inspired Dog} 😂 (And don’t worry, he didn’t touch the table, he just sat there and looked at everything, ha!)

Did you catch my dining room updates last week on the blog? Come see! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/24/dining-room-mothers-day-brunch/

This is what my bedroom looked like BEFORE...come see the AFTER! We love how it turned out! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/05/master-bedroom-before-after/

NEW POST! My Mirrored Bedroom Closet Doors >>


NEW POST! Delighting in Decorating: Spring Mug Rack >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/25/decorating-spring-mug-rack/

NEW BLOG POST! Who loves brunch? Ever since my kids were little we’ve celebrated everything from holidays to ordinary Saturdays by gathering for brunch. ♥️ Last Saturday we gathered here for waffles, smoothie bowls, pretty dishes and family time! We’ll do the same on Mother’s Day, 👏🏻 There’s a new post up on the blog with all the tablesetting and pillow sources, details on my new dishes and the dining room. Come on over! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/24/dining-room-mothers-day-brunch/

Inspired By: 8 Charming Banquettes >>


Image via: House and Home

“May our home be a safe, refreshing haven ... a place where everyone is welcome, yet may I never wait until I’m ready to swing those doors wide open, because if I wait, it will never happen.” Jen Schmidt, Just Open the Door 🙌🏻💕👌🏻💕

When I first found out my good friend Jen Balancing Beauty and Bedlam was writing a book on hospitality I was so excited! I’m always so inspired by her gracious way of welcoming everyone into her life! She’s a gem of a friend and a blessing to everyone who crosses her path. 💗 I love the perspective and message in this book of making a connection with others a priority, to open the door to make people feel invited, welcome, seen and valued. 🌷

Grab a copy of Just Open the Door here! >>

Last day for 20% off all bedding today! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/05/master-bedroom-before-after/

Designers refer to the ceiling as the fifth wall. Look up in the room you are in right now, you’ll see the ceiling contributes to a significant portion of the visual surfaces! But beyond the safe choice of white or even a more daring color statement with paint, the ceiling also presents an interesting architectural opportunity in many rooms. Come get inspired by these pretty ceilings! >>


Photo: Style At Home

Looking for a new rug? Check out some of my favorite finds in my rug shop! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/rug-shop/

My bedding is still on a 20% off sale today! Come see! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/05/master-bedroom-before-after/

Have you entered the $250 Container Store Giveaway yet? Just 12 hours left and SUPER easy to enter! Go here! >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/03/clutter-simple-organizing/

(If you win, you'll also get a copy of my brand new book Simple Organizing! Yay!)

Our master bedroom has a new look! The progress in our room makes me so happy, it feels like we’re really at home now.

Come on over to see the new bed, rug, bedding, paint color, and even a peek at our new shutters and more in my new post >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/05/master-bedroom-before-after/

Plus you’ll want to get in on the amazing 20% off bed and bath sale, my favorites from the sale and bedroom sources are in the post!

NEW POST! My master bedroom makeover is up on the blog today! This is the BEFORE...I'm so happy with how the 'after' turned out! Come see! >>


Did you see my embarrassing "clutter confessions" in today's blog post? 🙈 Eeek! This week in honor of the launch of my book Simple Organizing, me and a few blogging friends are sharing the “behind the scenes” clutter spots we want to organize this spring.

Come see our confessions (and enter the $250 Container Store Giveaway!) >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/03/clutter-simple-organizing/

's cover photo

Order on Amazon > http://bit.ly/2IoZ8zw
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💕 Simple Organizing offers practical ways to create a sanctuary for your family! 🏡

💕 We all love to look at drool-worthy organized spaces, but the fact of the matter is, a standard of perfection in our own home can paralyze us from making progress at all. So I’m all about simple systems, tips (and grace, ha) when it comes to organizing a home. 🙌🏻

Today’s the day, friends! 🎉 My newest little buddy Simple Organizing is launched into the world! Yay! 🎊 We've got lots of festivities on the blog this week to celebrate (see below!).

Order on Amazon > http://bit.ly/2IoZ8zw
Order on B&N > http://bit.ly/2sN2B8a

💕 Simple Organizing offers practical ways to create a sanctuary for your family! 🏡

💕 We all love to look at drool-worthy organized spaces, but the fact of the matter is, a standard of perfection in our own home can paralyze us from making progress at all. So I’m all about simple systems, tips (and grace, ha) when it comes to organizing a home. 🙌🏻

💕There’s a fun Container Store gift card giveaway and a Simple Organizing Clutter Confessions blog tour linked in my profile! Come on over! I hope you’ll enjoy my own clutter confession 🙈 on the blog today! NEW POST! Come on over >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2018/04/03/clutter-simple-organizing/

I'm giving away a signed copy of my new book Simple Organizing on the blog today! Come on over! >>


Hey friends! What are you up today? 🐣 We have family in town so we have a full house. Sunday after church we’ll have brunch here. Everyone’s asking for Dutch babies, so they’re for sure on the menu!! 🌸 And then next week my book Simple Organizing releases, I’m so excited for this book to get into everyone’s hands! 🙌🏻 I have a great group of ladies who will be posting in our Simple Organizing “Clutter Confessions” blog tour next week so it’s going to be a super fun and inspiring week!

Preorder Simple Organizing (and enter the giveaway!) >> simpleorganizing.net

Kitchen Sources >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2017/03/06/galley-kitchen-remodel-sources/

NEW BLOG POST! Catching Up: Lately >>


NEW BLOG POST! Last week on my bedroom post, a reader asked how to create a more cohesive style in a home. When you have several different styles or even a few colors you like, your home can go through some awkward phases, can’t it?

Come on over to the blog today for "How to Create Continuity in Your Style" >>


Photo: House and Home

Timeline Photos

My new book Simple Organizing launches next week! 🎉 Have you preordered and entered the dreamy giveaway yet? Enter here! >> simpleorganizing.net

To celebrate the launch, over the next week I’m going to be doing a little series in my Instagram Stories called “Spring Clean and Organize”!

I’ll be periodically sharing organizing tips and challenges, spring cleaning ideas for your home, sneak peeks of my book Simple Organizing, and I’ll have fun giveaways, too. 🙂 I hope you enjoy! https://www.instagram.com/theinspiredroom/

PS...there is a really fun deal right now on my favorite ever non-toxic household cleaner and essential oil kit over on my other page Pure & Lovely
😍 It ends tonight, so be sure to check it out! 💚 >> pureandlovely.com/bundle

Y’all! Remember when you guys voted for our rug designs in the Dash & Albert / Annie Selke rug contest? 😃 The sample of winning rug number two is finally here! 😍 yay!!!!! I’m soooo grateful for your support, this is such a dream come true.

PS. Excuse the rolled edge, I was so excited to see it in my kitchen I didn’t want to wait until it relaxed.

I’ll let you know when the rugs are available to purchase!!

Kitchen Sources, FAQ and Details >> http://theinspiredroom.net/2017/03/06/galley-kitchen-remodel-sources/