The centerpiece of our kitchen πŸ’₯
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 Also deer 🦌 πŸ’–
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Over on the blog I'm talking about E-design! From how the process works to what you can expect.
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Link in my bio to check it out πŸ₯°
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The centerpiece of our kitchen...

Look who I found taking naps! 🐢
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2 of our pups are snoozing in here as it's nice and cool, thanks to @tiltsmarthome blinds. #sponsored -
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It used to get SO hot with the afternoon sun just heating up the house, but with these blinds I have been able to #getsmart by setting them to temperature sensitive settings!
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They close when the temperature hits the level I selected in the app, which not only helps keep the bedrooms cooler but also my energy bill down.
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Definitely check out @tiltsmarthome blinds if you are in the market for super easy to use, smart solar blinds!
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And make sure to check out my stories to see the temp control settings in the app + watch how easy they are to use! -
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I am thrilled with these so far and am loving them as are the younger human and furry members of the fam! #tilt
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Look who I found taking...

P.S.A. Joke in stories loves! 😘
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New week new look! πŸ‘€
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This cost me $0. Yep, I simply played ring around the rugs.πŸŽͺ (pretend that's a merry go round)
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It's way down on color but a massive punch of pattern and I luurrvvee it. (Picture me karate chopping mixed with cha-cha-cha'ing πŸ’ƒ)
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You can mix patterns while still work work workin it!  I'll be talking more about this in a blog post tomorrow! πŸ₯°
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Happy Monday beautiful peeps! πŸ’–
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P.S.A. Joke in stories loves!...

This view looks a bit different. πŸ‘€
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My sweet friend Sharlene @skaynedesigns succumbed to my charms and wit (aka barrage of peer pressure) and let me purchase her Birth of Venus piece! 😱😍
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And why I never thought of putting plants up there, it only took me 8 years πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ
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I've been nominated by some awesome readers for Best Home Styling Blog over at the @amaraibas!! Huge thank you lovelies for the honor of nomination! 😘😘 -
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I'll share a link in stories as soon as voting is open! ❀
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AND I'm having a bit of a mom sad-summer-is-over-and-my-kids-are-growing-up moment over on the blog. πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ Feel free to join the party and pop over to check it out. I'd love to hear how all of you other mom's are dealing! -
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This view looks a bit...

Can you spot the newbie?! 🧐
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Check out the blog for a 5 minute update on the new piece...totaling less than $35! πŸ’΅
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Linked up in my pro-file! πŸ’«
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Can you spot the newbie?!...

What do you call a near sighted dinosaur?
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Do-you-think-he-saur-us πŸ¦•
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When you are rockin a fresh 'do courtesy of the badass ladies from @overtonecolor and come upon some rad murals...πŸ“Έ
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I did a quick color pop using their Plumberry kit. #overtonecolor #partner I stopped going to salons last November as my hair was fried but I seriously missed colors. Thanks to #overtone I am back baby!  Plus, it's great for my hair, I can do it at home and it's loads cheaper.  A match made in heaven. πŸ’–
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And since it's been a hot minute and I'm inspired by the ladies sharing #GirlShowYoFace, it's a perfect time to share!
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I'm the peep behind the feed! πŸ‘‹ The crazy, mom-joke telling, pushing the boundaries, outside the box DIY'er with a heavy dose of 'tude. 😜
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I've got 4 kiddles, a lead foot and a thrift obsession. 😁
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My kids think my fave food is salad, I swear a lot, and I hate feeling closed in. 🎢 wide open spaces 🎢
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I struggle with anxiety, am an avid CBD'er, suck terribly at Math and have an irrational fear of food poisoning. πŸ₯©
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Whew! Now you know probably way more about me than you wanted to! πŸ˜‚ Let's celebrate each other, I'd love to know more about you and your bad self! 😘
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#communityovercompetition #real #thisisme #reallife #pullbackthecurtain #truth #beingreal #lifeisshort #anthropologie #mural #loveyourself #youarebeautiful #youareenough

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Man: I've been taking Viagra...

Do You Actually Live Here…with Kids? Q & A on Our Home, Design Style and Process

We had a big rendezvous here this last weekend and I gave a few house tours.Β  It got me thinking that it would be fun to address a few of the most common questions I get!

Do you actually live here….with kids?

Yes, yes we do.Β  We have 4 in fact and 4 dogs on top of it!Β  Every space I design and every piece I put in here is with the knowledge that there will more than likely be bodily fluids, every food / drink imaginable, and some unknown something on it.

I make a point of trying to stay on top of cleaning up said messes and I vacuum….a LOT.Β  One of our 4 dogs is a Newfoundland and they shed all the time.Β  So I vacuum the main level areas every couple of days, because if I don’t it looks like something was viciously murdered with no sign of a carcass.

Our outdoor patio space!

How do you make a room look totally different all the time?

This is a combination of small to large changes.Β  Most of the time I just swap around art, move furniture and swap around pillows.Β  That being said I definitely do bigger changes like painting a space or adding wallpaper.

I actually see it as a challenge to create a fresh feeling space without spending any money.Β  It keeps my brain sharp and creativity rockin.

Check out my Refresher tips category for lots of ways I change spaces!

Our fun basement hangout space

Β Is it ever sensory overload?

Nope.Β  This more of a style question and personal preference.Β  That’s the cool thing about design and decor.Β  It is all about what reflects your personality and creativity.

That’s why I talk so much about making a space yours.Β  You live there after all, you should love it!Β  That doesn’t mean your mom or neighbor has too.Β  Β I personally love the risk takers, show me somethin I haven’t seen before.

See more about boho and maximalism.

Our teen son’s room….alas almost no color. (cue the whaaattt?!)

Β Since you’ve done almost every room are you done with your house now?

Nope, I will ALWAYS be changing, adapting and evolving my style.Β  With that comes doing it all to our home too.Β  I get antsy and push myself to try something new.

I have a few bathrooms in desperate need of updating as well as the big kitchen painting project on the brain.Β  And I’m sure in there somewhere I will come up with a few changes in other areas, even something as simple as swapping drapes and pillows.

The Jewel Box Bedroom

 

How did you get brave enough to take such big risks?

One of the most common things I hear is “You’re brave, I would be so afraid of doing it and hating it later.”Β  You gotta have a level of understanding that everything you try isn’t going to be awesome.Β  There are times when it’s a total “OMG what was I thinking” moment.Β  But that’s how you grow and really learn your style!

This is also why I encourage you all to try peel and stick wallpapers, easy DIY’s, and adding some color in somewhere. They are all quick, easy, and relatively painless to change.Β  If you don’t try it you’ll never know right?!

I also know that if I hate it later, I can just change it.Β  What does it cost me but a little bit of time and effort to paint or remove wallpaper. (unless it’s a permanent, built in change)Β  I weigh that against the potential awesome-ness that trying something could bring.Β  And yep, I always just go for it.

My Office Space

Β Where do you come up with all of your ideas?Β 

I just think about what I want the room to feel like.Β  After nailing that down, comes the function.Β  Then it’s a run-with-it kind of brainstorm.Β  Once I figure out the first three I start looking for whatever elements or pieces I know I want to incorporate.Β  For example a focal wall element or a big furniture statement like a sofa. It’s a matter ofΒ  building from there.

My office is a perfect example of this, check out the link above for more.Β  Although sometimes it’s the opposite, like our powder bath.Β  I saw the wallpaper and came up with the sink and DIY base from there.Β  (Still working on a fixture though)

I talk more about my process here!

 

And I think that covers some of the most common questions!Β  Do you have a question you would like me to answer?Β  Hit me up in the comments and I will be happy to share.

Who knows what’s comin up next so make sure to subscribe!

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2 Comments
  • PJ NEWMAN
    July 31, 2019

    I just love your blog because it’s so unique and creative! I’m a color-loving risk-taking, DIYing maximalist and a retired designer, but I’m 74 yrs old now so I don’t have your energy anymore. My changes now have to be limited by what I can manage. But the ideas never stop coming (and I KNOW you can relate). I am so bored with this whole gray, black and white cliche that everyone seems to have embraced.. I’ll be glad when that trend is over. It’s depressing.
    Thanks for keeping me inspired, Tina!
    P.J.
    p.s. Can you give me a source for the wooden hand chair that you have in your office?

    • Tina Bousu
      August 4, 2019

      Hi PJ, thank you so very much! We sound very similar in our creative brain wavelengths and I can definitely relate that the ideas never stop coming. The wooden hand chair is a vintage piece I found at a local consignment shop, maybe try 1st dibs or Chairish! (Etsy might have one too!)

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