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My Charming Farmhouse Kitchen Nook Makeover Reveal + Ideas

When I moved to my current house 2 years ago, there were lots of things that needed updating but that had major potential! In this house, there are little oddities and things that might make you go, “what was that used for?”. Its an older house so it has it’s quirks.

One thing I loved about this house was that it already had a formal dining room and such but in addition, it had a cozy breakfast nook right by the kitchen. I knew when I saw it when touring the house that it was going to be the first thing I updated.


A Clean Slate: How To Refresh My Home After The Holidays

Wow, I can’t believe it but Christmas and new years are officially over and now it feels like we are back to normal routines. With the holiday season gone, are you team “bummed that the holidays are over” or team “ready to move things along to the new year already”?

No matter what team you find yourself in this year, we all have sometimes found ourselves thinking, “I’m ready to refresh my home” in one way or another.

If this is you, here are some great ideas on how to work with a clean slate in your home and maybe that “my house is empty” feeling we all sometimes get.


Which Wall Should Be My Accent Wall? 10 Tips You Need To Know For The Best Choice.

Well heya! I’m excited to share with you something that I’ve been working on lately that ACTUALLY got finished in a reasonable amount of time. Who else understands starting one too many projects and not finishing them for ages for a while? I did an accent wall project in the dining room and wanted to share some things with you that might help if you decide to take a crack at making one for your home. Let’s look at some of the ways you can make the best choices such as choosing which wall will be the accent wall, and so on.


14 Best Decorations That Hang From Your Ceiling

The wall is a pretty popular place to hang art, pictures, decorative plates, shelves, and the list goes on. But what about decorations that hang from your CEILING?

Unless you are striving to be a minimalist, your walls can sure get crowded in a hurry. 

One thing that I used to do was fill every spot on the wall but still feel like something was off and even maybe… empty. 

Well, what I started realizing and noticing on places like Pinterest, was that I could lessen the load on my walls, and start using some other prime real estate.


Should I Paint My Cabinets Black?: High Contrast Kitchens Done Right.

Hey! It’s Rachel.

Today on Rae Elizabeth Design, I’m giving you a special post from a good friend and design blogger, Lauren Ashley. Lauren is the blogger and designer behind Lauren Ashley Design, she works with 3-D renderings to bring a beautiful space to life, and I’ve gotta say, she is great at what she does!

Let’s see what Lauren has to say about taking the leap on high contrast kitchens…

Within Modern farmhouse design, black is the neutral. Some might be a little scared to apply the high contrast color all over their cabinets or buy large light fixtures matted in dark charcoal. Today we are going over why black, and shades of it are nothing to be scared of. This simplistic and modern design trend is taking the design world by storm as people move towards a more minimalist look to the popular farmhouse trend. Today, we are going to look at ways you can incorporate this trend and update or redo your kitchen! Don’t be scared! Black and white is the classiest pair of them all!


6 Reasons Why Your Home Isn’t Cohesive

Ever wonder what’s missing in your home? Or maybe there’s just something that just isn’t quite right even though you thought that you’ve tried your absolute best? Maybe even poured your heart and soul into it? Been there! Most likely, what you are lacking is just some cohesive flow. But how do you know how to get this “flow” or “cohesiveness”? Let’s dive in and look at some very easy-to-change reasons why your home doesn’t have that cohesive design in the first place, shall we?

Let’s explore the secrets to achieving a cohesive home by some mistakes that might have been made. Hopefully they will leave you feeling inspired and excited to embark on your own design adventure! 

Let’s get started!

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