Sarah’s Fireside Room

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas, Room Makeovers

Do you remember Sarah’s wood stove decorating dilemma that I posted about this summer?  Well, I received an update from Sarah on her progress and her plan, so I thought I would share it with you. Here is the inspiration board Sarah sent me… Here’s how the room looked when I shared it back in August… And here is how … Read More

decorating dilemma | which comes first?

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas

A few weeks ago, I received a question from Jan and figured I would answer it in a post.  Especially since I’ve learned a lot about this over the past few years. “I have a question….picture me waving my hand in the air…..oh oh Miss Marian!!!! Do you pick your wall color or fabric first?  My walls need to be a … Read More

Leigha’s Bedroom Update

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas, Tips and Tricks

Do you remember Leigha’s decorating delimma?  She was the one with the room that looked heavy and dark.  I put a plan together with some ideas for her space, based on what she told me she liked… Here’s how the room looked before… Here is how it looked after a reset and she painted the walls in a creamy white (she’s still … Read More

room reset challenge | part 2 | time to play

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas

In part one of the room reset challenge, we took everything out of the room except for large pieces of furniture, rugs and curtains that are definitely staying.  If you were on the fence about something, it came out of the room. While the walls are bare and the room is mostly empty, it’s a good time to paint the walls, … Read More

room reset challenge | part 1 | everything out

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas

I’ve talked about doing a “room reset” often on my blog, in my book, and in our Design Ramblings on YouTube.  If a room is feeling busy, boring or it’s just not “right”, a room reset is my go-to way to either get back on track or give the space a fresh look. I first introduced the “room reset” five … Read More

decorating dilemma | massive, masculine furniture

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas

Leigha has been a thrifter her entire life.  The talent to find a good deal was used to furnish her home and she eventually sold her finds out of two booths at antique malls.  She’s recently been honing her style and realizes that “her home no longer speaks to her.”  While Leigha’s ready to sell it all and start over, the … Read More

decorating dilemma | wonky windows & neutral blahs

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas

In this decorating dilemma post, we’re actually dealing with two issues… I know the first one is very common…  getting stuck in the world of neutral blahs.  We’ll circle back to that one in a minute. The second dilemma is a less common, but I’m sure many of you can still relate.  I know I can! You look at a … Read More

decorating dilemma | a wood stove

Marian ParsonsDecorating, decorating dilemmas

Once I wrote about working on Megan’s office, I started getting e-mails from readers who weren’t local, but really wanted some help with their spaces.  Sadly, I’ve had to tell them that’s not really my forte.  I once tried to do a virtual consultation and ended up throwing in the towel before I really got going. I feel like I need to … Read More