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Traditional & Collected Coastal Style: Get the Look Mood Boa

See how to get the look of this cozy and collected traditional home with coastal influences, my design tips and sources are in this post! ...
22-01-2022 19:05

My Design Philosophy + The Gift of Home

A giveaway, my design philosophy, intro to me and my home, and sharing a new design book you\'ll love! ...
19-01-2022 19:08

Three Simple Updates to Make Your Bedroom Your Winter Sanctu

Come see the simple and budget-friendly changes we made to our bedroom to create a cozier sanctuary for the winter months! ...
18-01-2022 19:10

Mini Table Lamps and Accent Lighting Sources

Accent lighting is an essential element in the function and cozy mood of a home. In this post we\'re sharing some stylish accent/mini lamps that are e...
16-01-2022 19:07

Lantern Ceiling Lights (New Light for My Bedroom)

Now that the new year has arrived, I’m on a roll making design decisions so we can make our home our own! I’ve always loved the look of la...
16-01-2022 19:07

How to Get Unstuck with Decorating

Do you ever feel stumped with the direction you want to go with a room, so you just stay stuck" I sure do! So if like me you want to make progres...
13-01-2022 19:08

Beautiful Kitchen Designs + Inspiration

Looking for kitchen inspiration" Enjoy these beautiful designs I’m inspired by lately, plus find lots of inspiration posts linked below! If...
12-01-2022 19:34

4 Important First Steps to Take When Designing A Room

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with where to start when designing a room" If you want to give a room a refresh, here are the first four steps I usu...
11-01-2022 19:05

Simple Furniture Makeover + Pretty Shelf and Drawer Liners (

Hi friends, it’s Courtney (one of Melissa’s daughter’s) here! I wanted to share a simple furniture makeover project I did last night...
07-01-2022 19:06

Refresh Your Bedroom for Winter ? A Lovely January

The change of seasons can be a wonderful reason to refresh your home. With the holidays behind us and winter months still ahead, we can use this seaso...
06-01-2022 19:09

My Three Energizing Routines for Beating an Afternoon Slump

Does your energy dip in the afternoon" Here are three things I do (and things I don\'t do!) to keep my energy up for the afternoon. ...
31-12-2021 19:08

A Lovely Life: Making Pour Over Coffee with a Copper Kettle

I try to make everyday experiences a little more lovely when I can. Since I make coffee every day, this pretty kettle brings more joy to my morning ri...
29-12-2021 19:10

Introducing: The Inspired Room Style

I am a big fan of creating your own authentic style. Rather than just going with what is trendy or popular or what someone else says is in style, I ha...
29-12-2021 19:10

Our White Christmas + Winter Wonderland

Our Christmas get-together with family didn\'t go as planned, but we got an unexpected gift. A white Christmas! Welcome to a peek at our white Christm...
28-12-2021 19:10

Christmas House Tour Video 2021

Merry Christmas, friends. Welcome to a little video of our Christmas house (we will have a post of photos coming up soon too). We have only lived here...
25-12-2021 19:07

How to Uplift Your Spirits At Home (+ A New Project!)

There’s a “down and dreary” period of time between the holidays and spring that makes it a bit harder for many people to find joy at...
17-12-2021 19:05

Bedroom Design Mood Boards (4 Winter Looks)

Today I’m going to share four possible mood boards for a little bedroom project I’m going to work on for the winter months, featuring some...
17-12-2021 19:05

Pretty Gingerbread House Inspiration (and Family Activity!)

Gingerbread House by A Homemade Living – click here for recipe and tips A few years ago we had a gingerbread house decorating competition with o...
15-12-2021 19:37

Our Covered Porch Decorated for Christmas (Simple + Magical)

Hello, friends! We may not be quite to Clark Griswold’s level of festivity, but we’re on our way. For the first Christmas in our home, I t...
13-12-2021 19:08

Free Printable Gift Tags 2021 + Gift Wrap Inspiration

Around up ofadorable (and FREE!) printable gift tags from around the internet + lots of gift wrapping inspiration! ...
09-12-2021 19:08

Creative + Budget-Friendly Artwork and Gift Idea (Change Art

A great budget-friendly idea for beautiful artwork you can change through the seasons (this would make a wonderful gift too!). ...
08-12-2021 19:26

Simple Festivity: Whimsical Cedar Garland on the Staircase

We officially closed on the sale of our previous home and moved here a little over seven weeks ago. I’m so glad we are here and got somewhat set...
07-12-2021 19:07

Light Up a Dark Corner with a Wall Sconce (No Wiring Necessa

The built-in bench and bookcase in this room are so charming! But without a light source here, it felt a bit dreary, especially on a winter\'s night. ...
07-12-2021 19:07

Updating a Doorbell Cover for a More Stylish Look

If you have a boring plastic or just ugly doorbell cover that has been bugging you, here\'s a solution! ...
07-12-2021 19:07

Festive Drink Toppers and Winter Mugs for Hot Chocolate and

It\'s fun to embrace the simple and unique joys of every season. A festive mug of hot chocolate with fun shaped marshmallows or a little gingerbread h...
06-12-2021 19:38

Inspired: Christmas Decorating in the Kitchen

Recently on the blog I mentioned that we are going to be remodeling our kitchen! While I haven’t shared all of the details yet (I’ll for s...
30-11-2021 19:29

Simple Christmas Mantel Decor + Letting Your Personality Shi

One way I let my personality shine in our home is to bring in a bit of the unexpected to our seasonal decor in subtle ways. I\'ve long been a fan of q...
29-11-2021 19:03

10 Thrifty Tips for Thieves Household Cleaner (and My Christ

With Christmas on its way and winter wellness on all of our minds, we’re doing a lot of extra cleaning! Whether we’re getting the house re...
29-11-2021 19:03

Thanksgiving at Kylee?s House (+ Favorite Sales)

We had such a special Thanksgiving with our family! Kylee hosted us all at her new home in Portland. Everything was just lovely! It was good to all be...
27-11-2021 19:05

How to Simplify Hosting (Simple Cider and Donuts Gathering)

Thank you Walmart for partnering with me to bring you this post! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just a few days away! Are you hosting any holid...
23-11-2021 19:09

The Essential Oils You Need for Winter (+Diffuser Blends, Fr

I love to make our house smell cozy and festive (with essential oils) this time of year, but I also do proactive things like restock my wellness cabin...
22-11-2021 19:04

A Simple Winter Front Porch (+ My Method for Christmas Decor

Lighted Birch Trees (set of 3 in varying sizes) // Blue Plaid Throw Blanket // Knit Christmas Tree Pillow (multiple color options) Thank you Walmart f...
19-11-2021 19:05

Will I Remodel My New Kitchen"

They say kitchens are the heart of the home. They definitely have my heart! I\'m excited to dream about them again :)! ...
18-11-2021 19:08

My Cozy and Festive Guest Room + Gifts (from Walmart!)

What a wild couple of years we’ve all had, but I think this holiday season is an opportunity to bring back some of our favorite traditions and r...
16-11-2021 19:30

Gift Ideas for Babies & Kids 2021

We have so much fun each year looking all over the internet for great gift ideas! We love sharing what we find here so you can stay home in your jammi...
11-11-2021 19:07

Kylee?s House Updates (Sharing Some Hand-Me-Downs!)

Kylee here with some house updates to share! As you know, my parents’ recently downsized and moved into their new home with my grandparents, whi...
10-11-2021 19:09

Introducing My New Book: A Lovely Life

Throughout 2019 and 2020, during some rather challenging seasons, I wrote and photographed a new book, A Lovely Life. It has occurred to me that every...
09-11-2021 19:11

Pretty Pies, Baking Tools and Cookbooks (+ Video)

With Thanksgiving coming so soon, we are thinking about our Thanksgiving menu! One thing we know for sure…this gluten-free vegan apple pie will ...
08-11-2021 19:08

Gift Ideas For Him 2021

Looking for gifts for the guys in your life" We gathered up some great ideas! Turn on your JavaScript to view content Sources below: Pendleton Ro...
07-11-2021 19:10

Goodbye, House! You?ve Been Good to Us

Well, two weeks ago we officially said goodbye to our Seattle home where we lived for the past six years. This house was good to us. It was a gatherin...
04-11-2021 19:10

How to Find Your Style + Favorite Design Books (Video)

While I love finding style inspiration in the online community, one of my FAVORITE ways to expand and grow more confident in my own style is to study ...
03-11-2021 19:11

Big News: Courtney?s Engaged! Telling the Story

Hi friends! It’s Courtney (Melissa’s daughter) here today to share some big news! I know many of you have been following along with The In...
02-11-2021 19:10

Christmas Decor Shop 2021

How can it be November already" Before we know it we’ll be eating turkey, mashed potatoes and even trimming the tree. We are so looking for...
02-11-2021 19:10

A Guide to Savoring the Holidays

Can you believe the holidays are almost here" If you want to feel not only prepared but more excited to savor this season, I have something so fu...
26-10-2021 19:09

Gifts Ideas for Her 2021

Do you ever find it hard to shop for anyone on your list" Every year on The Inspired Room we scour the interwebs to find the most adorable and wo...
24-10-2021 19:11

How to Decorate When Your Front Door Opens Into Living Room

If you have a small or non-existent entry (or a front door that enters into your living room!), check out these helpful tips from Kylee! ...
21-10-2021 19:11

Fall: The Most Wonderful Season to Be at Home

We’ve lived in quite a few houses over the years (this is our eighth home since we’ve been married!)! Some homes you move into and you kno...
20-10-2021 19:13

Our New Dining Room + Simple Cozy Fall Tablescape

The chill in the air and the turning of the leaves signals it’s time for one of my favorite rituals of fall nesting. EATING SOUP! We eat a lot o...
19-10-2021 19:10

Simple Halloween Porch + Small Space Seasonal Decorating Tip

Come see the Halloween banner on our porch! Decorate for the seasons with two small space friendly ideas. ...
19-10-2021 19:10

7 Cozy Fall Porches

One thing I\'m extra excited about at our new house is our covered porch and balcony. We\'ve been enjoying these spaces this summer, but I see us usin...
02-10-2021 19:09

5 Clever Ways to Make a Small Space Cozy and Inviting (Court

Hi friends! Courtney (Melissa’s daughter) here today. I’ve lived in several small spaces and rentals over the years. From shared rooms in ...
01-10-2021 19:12

5 Fall Diffuser Blends that are Even Better Than Candles!

Happy fall! Years ago I decided to no longer burn candles regularly and instead diffuse essential oils to scent my home. Not only do these blends smel...
28-09-2021 19:14

How to Get Art on Your TV with an Amazon Fire Stick Or Fire

Hello! Kylee here today to share a fun hack I discovered recently! When we moved in to our new house, my husband and I had a running debate about whet...
23-09-2021 19:10

Rattan Daybed in Our Guest Room

Yesterday was the official first day of fall! But it’s been fall in my mind for weeks now… :) We have been deep in packing mode at house i...
23-09-2021 19:10

Inspired By: A Cozy Island Home on Martha?s Vineyard

Before I begin decorating a new space, I consider how I want our home to feel in every season. I picture our new home feeling like the most inviting c...
22-09-2021 19:07

Fall Nesting: Our Cozy Coffee Routine + Live Video

Now that we have our new home, I’m so looking forward to getting into my fall nesting rhythms! We are sad to be saying good-bye to our old home,...
20-09-2021 19:10

We?re Moving: Part Three (First Peek At Our New Home!)

This home is finally ours! What a journey it’s been! I’m actually in shock that we are here and this is our home, but it really feels mean...
16-09-2021 19:11

Decorating Our New Front Porch and Entry for Fall

This post is created in partnership with Walmart Hi friends! First of all, I wanted to thank you again for all your sweet messages lately. It means so...
15-09-2021 19:10

We?re Moving: Part 3 (First Peek At Our New Home!)

This home is finally ours! What a journey it’s been! I’m actually in shock that we are here and this is our home, but it really feels mean...
14-09-2021 19:11

New Minted Art in Kylee?s Entry (+ a 20% off code!)

Happy Monday! Kylee here today to continue with my entry updates and I wanted to share this new art I got from Minted! Adding a little color through a...
13-09-2021 19:12

A Cozy Throw Blanket for Fall (+ Giveaway)

It wouldn’t be fall without a cozy throw blanket! I?m sooo in love with these gorgeous handcrafted Scrunchy Throws made by my talented and sweet...
12-09-2021 19:10

Transitioning Our Entry Porch for Fall {Painted Concrete!}

Welcome, friends! Can you believe it’s time for all things cozy" Fall is a lovely season to enjoy our homes, so I’m thrilled to join ...
08-09-2021 19:12

Taking the Stress Out of Refinancing a Home

This post is created in partnership with Refily, a new home refinance lender comparison tool with the goal to take the stress out of home refinance Ta...
07-09-2021 19:14

We?re Moving: Part Two

If you missed part one of the post on our decision to move, you can catch up HERE! We are SO excited! It’s been an incredibly busy few weeks as ...
06-09-2021 19:12

Kylee?s Empty House Tour

Hello! It’s Kylee here to show you some more of our new home! Just a few weeks ago we moved into our new Cape Cod style home (or just a cape dep...
24-08-2021 19:10

Fall Decor from Target

Okay, show of hands…who is ready for fall nesting" Who wants summer to stick around longer" :) I have mixed feelings. I’ve been ...
15-08-2021 19:11

My Favorite Blue and White Dishes

A few years ago I got these beautiful blue and white dishes and I absolutely love them. They are timeless, so versatile for any season and can easily ...
14-08-2021 19:21

Beautiful & Affordable Amazon Lighting

Lighting is one of the best ways to add personality and character to your home. It\'s one of the first improvements I\'ve always made when moving into...
09-08-2021 19:09

5 Take Away Tips from A Charming Cape Cod Home

New England Home I love most styles of homes, but my heart is drawn to the architecture in the Cape Cod style. I love to analyze the photos of rooms, ...
04-08-2021 19:15

Styling Glass Kitchen Cabinets (Kylee?s House Update)

Brass Faucet Source // Farmhouse Sink // Similar Glass Light Hello! Kylee here! We are one week into the new house and starting to feel more and more ...
03-08-2021 19:14

Kylee?s Cape Cod Style House

Hi friends, Kylee here with a house update! You may have already seen my little video tour if you follow along on Instagram but I wanted to share that...
27-07-2021 19:09

A Big Dream Coming True for Us (+ Get the First Peek at Kyle

Hey friend, are you one of my newsletter subscribers" You will want to be subscribed to stay in the loop on some really fun news and to be the fi...
24-07-2021 19:10

Six Favorite Tips for Decorating a Summer Bedroom

One of the most enjoyable things for me in decorating is to focus on enjoying the season we\'re in! Why keep your spaces the same all the time when yo...
22-07-2021 19:09

Garden Inspiration: Arbors, Trellises & Gates

I‘ve always been fascinated by gardens…particularly garden entrances! I love how arbors or gates can add such an inviting and intriguing t...
17-07-2021 19:10

Changes & Empty Nester Life

It feels like summer is flying by here. I’m trying to slow things down as best I can and just enjoy every moment of this season. We have some cu...
15-07-2021 19:18

My Top 10 Must-Have Toxin-Free Products From Young Living

I’ve been a fan of Young Living’s toxin-free products for seven or eight years now! We use MANY of them DAILY. They really have transforme...
14-07-2021 19:12

Tiny Bouquets in Small Repurposed Vases

I accidentally cut a small small hydrangea from our bush the other day. I was so sad, it wasn’t intentional! But I brought the little flowers in...
13-07-2021 19:15

How We Make Our Coffee in a Stovetop Espresso Maker

Every morning, we make what is known as “Italian coffee” using a stovetop espresso maker (also referred to as a Moka Pot). This is a new v...
10-07-2021 19:11

Coastal Decorating Inspiration: Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily is one place that never fails to bring me decorating inspiration. They have a Summer Tent Sale going on right now with pieces avail...
09-07-2021 19:12

Summer Diffuser Blends for Your Home

Our emotions are impacted by so many things, including our senses! The sense of smell is very powerful. My own well-being is one reason I love to use ...
08-07-2021 19:13

How to Be Patient with Home Projects

It?s hard to be patient with the pace of home projects, let alone be realistic with our own expectations. The internet plays games with our minds. Eve...
07-07-2021 19:13

Happy Independence Day (+ my fave things on sale this weeken

I noticed there were some great sales this weekend and a few of my favorite home decor pieces are on sale, too! Yay! I put my faves in the links below...
04-07-2021 19:11

Summer Bouquet in a Lantern

Happy July, friends! Thank you so much for all of your kind words in my post about our new door color. We love it, it’s making us happy every da...
03-07-2021 19:18

Iced Maple Oat Milk Shaken Espresso Recipe (Starbucks Copyca

Have you tried the Starbucks iced brown sugar oat milk latte" It’s so yummy! We made our own similar version at home and it’s delicio...
01-07-2021 19:15

How to Set a Cheerful Summer Table

This post is in partnership with Walmart. Summer officially arrived and along with it, fresh decorating opportunities and resuming outdoor gatherings....
30-06-2021 19:16

Six Simple Secrets for a Shiny Sink

Today I\'m sharing more of my favorite kitchen cleaning tips, with six simple secrets to keep your sink shiny! ...
27-06-2021 19:16

Thieves Kitchen and Bath Scrub: My New Favorite Cleaning Scr

I am so excited to have a brand new favorite toxin-free product to share today that is incredible for cleaning sinks! ...
27-06-2021 19:16

Brick Ranch to Cottage: Blue Dutch Door Before & After

We bought our orange brick 1950s ranch style house in Seattle six years ago. I know when I first showed the “before photos” of this home, ...
24-06-2021 19:10

Favorite Amazon Home Decor + Household Gadgets

In addition to supporting our local favorites, I?m a big fan of online shopping for our home and business, it saves time and money and keeps me organi...
22-06-2021 19:11

Kylee?s Home Buying Story

Hiiii! Melissa?s daughter Kylee here :) It?s been awhile since I?ve written a blog post! I know my mom has shared here that I am moving so I thought I...
17-06-2021 19:11

Summer Quilt + Pattern Mixing Tips

I gave our tiny guest room a quick summer refresh last week. It’s nice to be back to having guests in the house, although most of our guests are...
12-06-2021 19:10

Father?s Day Gift Guides 2021

Hi friends! With Father’s Day right around the corner I wanted to share some great gift ideas for the guys in your life. Enjoy our gift guides b...
10-06-2021 19:10

A New Paint Color for Our Dutch Door (+ Summer Doormats)

To kick off the summer season which is quickly approaching, we are giving our front door and porch a little refresh! I think it’s a great time o...
05-06-2021 19:12

Lilacs at Home

Rug Source // How to Hang plates on the Wall We had one home years ago that had lilacs in the yard, but they rarely bloomed. When we moved into this h...
02-06-2021 19:13

Flags in Decor + Memorial Day Weekend

I\'ve been saving images of flags in beautiful settings for awhile now, they are so inspiring to me! I thought you might enjoy seeing them as much as ...
30-05-2021 19:07

Favorite Memorial Day Sales

Hi friends! I wanted to let you know about some Memorial Day weekend sales happening now, as well as collages of some of my favorite finds on sale! En...
28-05-2021 19:12

A House That Feels Like Home + New Indoor Outdoor Rug

It’s definitely feeling like spring around our house, but even more so, it feels like HOME! We’ve lived in this house for *almost* six yea...
26-05-2021 19:11

Life Lately: Scenes From Around Our House

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Life Lately post, so I thought I’d catch up before this season gets away from us. Time sure flies...
25-05-2021 19:12

The Best Secrets for How to Mix Patterns in Your Home

Do you ever wonder how to mix and match patterns in your home" I know it can be tricky to figure out what “goes” with what! In today&...
22-05-2021 19:13

Patterned Curtains in My Home + Similar Sources

A fresh and often unexpected way to add color and pattern to a room is with curtain panels. You can easily change patterned curtains out for the seaso...
19-05-2021 19:16

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