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Like a proud parent, I’m enjoying showing you my “baby”–our new rural home build, which we are LOVING. We designed our spaces for the way we live (two boys and a rambunctious dog!), but of course I didn’t compromise on the creativity. Our home is beautiful, but it works hard. Speaking of work, today I’m […]

After a year of planning (and editing plans), picking finishes, and driving our contractor pretty crazy, we are finally in our new house!  Today I’d like to show you how to I decorated the boys’ bedrooms–and (a first for the Warren houses) a guestroom! We haven’t had the boxes unpacked for long, but I still […]

Being at home more than usual right now, we’ve become intensely aware of those projects we’ve never gotten around to. Kids rooms, for instance.  Kid rooms  a low priority? My client, whose previous home I’d helped with, had sold that house and built a new one. She confessed, “In the other house, I just never […]

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I’m super excited about the debut of my new YouTube design and decor channel, Real Life Design With Courtney Warren, on March 13! If you’d like an email reminder to catch it, just   Kids Room Design Tips Hold that thought!  But for today, let’s think about a topic that comes up often in consultation […]

I’ve been busy with soooo many things, including Ask a Designer Week on Facebook.  Your burning design questions ANSWERED! Did you see my Facebook post about accent walls?  If not, catch it here. (And yes, your accent wall could even be your CEILING! I promise.) I have a friend who moved into a 1970’s home […]

Did you see my recent spot on Fox 4 Good Day about decorating kids’ rooms? If not, catch it here! Got problems doing rooms for the pint-sized people in your household? It’s a challenge to decorate kids’ bedrooms because round and round we go: they want the latest cartoon series characters or superhero on every […]

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I have a friend who moved into a 1970’s home in the 90’s. Nearly every room in the house had a wallpaper accent wall.  She promptly removed every one of them, textured, and painted.  Back then, accent walls were…Just So Yesterday. That’s because they were yesterday’s accent walls. Fast forward to today, and cast your […]

My client’s daughter wanted to add some chic to her bland bedroom. She loves turquoise blue and birds. She also wanted a touch of whimsy.  In no time at all, this room went from from DRAB… …to FAB!         Highlights in this redo: -The birds she likes are subtly incorporated. Can you spot all the birds? […]