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We Bought an Airstream to Renovate!
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We have been knee deep in architectural plans, permits and everything else that goes along with remodeling a house. I will have an update on all of that soon, but one thing that has me giddy is designing a kitchen!! I barely scratched the surface with our first house, gutting a kitchen and remodeling it […]

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Customizing Cabinet Color
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You might remember we sold our last house that we remodeled and purchased a smaller cottage home on a bigger piece of land. We’re working hard to get our plans, permits and everything together to start renovating this entire property, starting with the studio/guest house first! But we’re also redoing some areas in the house […]

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HomeGoods Closet Renovation
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      Are you ready for a major splash of decor charm?! We happily pulled together the best of Soho House decor for your perusing pleasure and inspiration. Soho House has been one of my favorite, go-to design and home decor resources since I found out about it many years ago. Their book Eat, Drink, […]

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Best of Soho House Decor
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Fall is almost in the air, so we had to pull together these 12 charming fall decor items!! Although, in Southern California we still have one more month of extreme heat (yuck), but I can still feel the vibe of fall around me. Around this time of year I always get a little envious of […]

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12 Charming Fall Decor Items
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That’s right, we’ve joined the wallpaper bandwagon! Yippee for wallpaper! We gathered 33 gorgeous wallpaper designs that will add a little charm and color to your home! Goodbye all white walls!! I’m SO ready for some color and patterns in my life! It’s funny how trends recycle throughout the years right?! I literally remember ripping […]

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33 Gorgeous Wallpaper Designs
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It’s back to school time and as kids start checking off their school supply lists, I’m inspired to update my own office and desk supplies! I pulled together a few of my favorite charming office and desk supplies that will add a modern touch and chicness to your desk area. Charming products like this are getting us very […]

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Charming Office and Desk Supplies
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I love adding a few quirky decor elements throughout my home. Unique, one of a kind things that people pick up, check out and ask me about! So when Q-tips challenged us to create a craft using their versatile cotton swabs, we thought it would be such a fun idea to make a waterproof bathroom […]

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DIY Waterproof Q-tip Tray!
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We bought our house just a few months ago and although we have a good amount of outdoor space, there are only a few areas to create a charming lounge area. I’ve always wanted a hammock to relax in. But not just a plain hammock, I’m talking about a hammock oasis! An area for guests […]

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10 Must-have Items for Creating a Hammock Oasis
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As you know, we love effortless, charming entertaining ideas here at Sugar and Charm! One of the easiest ways to add a little charm to a dessert, salad, cocktail… even ice cubes is by using edible flowers. They add a pop of color and look gorgeous garnished on food and of course you can even […]

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Edible Potted Floral Garden
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GIVEAWAY CLOSED – Thank you all for entering! All of the boards were inspiring and beautiful!! A huge Congrats to Candice Denigan on your win!! I’m SUPER excited about this collaboration with Olympic Paints and Stains! First, I finally created an inspiration board for my octagon dining nook! I always start with a Pinterest board and […]

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$3,000 Giveaway to Lowe’s with Olympic Paints and Stains!
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Building a studio on our property or renting/buying a work space off site has been the most discussed topic in our house this past year. We’ve gone back and forth several times, trying to make the smartest decision financially for us now and the future. Sometimes I really don’t like making these adult decisions… mom, dad… […]

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Studio and Guest House Inspiration
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We’ve been living in our little cottage house for the past 2 months, so it’s finally time to share the before photos we took before moving in! I’ll be sharing the remodel and design process as we go through each stage. We had been looking for a house with more land so we can add […]

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Mad Sugar Ranch Before Photos
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Target just launched an adorable, very stylish  home decor line for kids and it’s SO good! It’s called Pillowfort (how sweet!), and it’s all about dreamy and comfortable rooms with fun colors and patterns! It’s truly cute enough for toddlers and cool enough for teens. Actually, there are a few items I love for myself… […]

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Pillowfort! A Charming Home Decor Line for Kids
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It’s always greatly appreciated to receive a handwritten note or thank you card from someone, especially ones that have a little humor that bring a smile and laugh to someone’s day. I’ll be honest, lately I’ve slacked immensely on sending out cards and thank you notes. I actually feel terrible about it because it’s not […]

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Put Together a Card Box
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Let’s be honest, I totally judge a bottle by its looks. I know what’s inside counts just as much, but the initial attraction is the bottle and when I see one I like, it’s love at first sight! Bottles with beautiful packaging get special treatment by me and even get to act as decor. Whether […]

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Chambord as Decor!
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 Would you be scared to paint an entire room black?! We have one black wall in our dining room and I love the look and contrast of a black wall when it comes to interior design! In honor of Halloween, we’ve rounded up 13 very chic and classic black rooms! From walls, to cabinets and […]

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13 Chic Black Rooms
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I finally spruced up a room in our house, that was the office / junk room / room with one bed for the overnight guest, into a warm and inviting guest bedroom! It was my goal to get this done before the holidays for the many guests staying with us over the next few months! […]

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Enhance a Guest Bedroom with Lighting!
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I finally finished our living room makeover! I asked Sarah, from Smitten Studio, to help me pull together a modern, rustic living room. I needed someone to help bring my vision to life! There are SO many choices, styles and aesthetics I love, it was a real challenge to just choose a theme! Sarah helped […]

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My Living Room Before and After
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I’ve always been smitten with country cottages that have a bit of a modern farmhouse vibe. We spotted this cottage on The Design Files and it’s nothing short of charming! It’s nestled in green, rolling hills about an hour away from Melbourne, in a town called Gordon, which looks totally idyllic! We just started looking to […]

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Charming Home: Cottage Living in Gordon
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I’m over-the-moon excited to be featured on my go-to place for all things charming today – Anthropologie’s blog! Anthro has been an enormous source of my inspiration for countless years. I was so honored by their kind words in the write-up. I was absolutely thrilled when they asked if I would share some of my favorite […]

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Summer Reads with Anthropologie
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We’ve been hard at work creating a water conservation-friendly, grassless backyard! When you live in a desert climate, it only makes sense to use as little water as possible for the landscape. Of course I would love endless acres of green grass, but it’s just not our reality here in Los Angeles. Luckily there are […]

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10 Grassless Backyards
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It’s been one month in dream land with our Custom Comfort KING mattress and it’s been AMAZING! Zan and I make jokes because we sleep so far away that we can’t even feel the other person moving, which in our case is kind of perfect, haha!! The bed is large, high and looks so luxurious in […]

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DIY Marble Pillows
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After cooking and prepping for a party, the house is usually a mess! I leave myself about 20 minutes to straighten up, do a quick cleaning, light a fragrant candle and prepare for my guests’ arrival. Over the years, I’ve learned some tricks for easy cleaning that allows you to do it quickly and efficiently! […]

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10 Quick Tips for Cleaning Before a Party!
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Anyone have an old chair sitting in the garage? On this episode of our Inspired By Travel series I’m sharing how I gave this really cool, modern chair an easy DIY makeover with faux fur! This is actually the second chair I’ve given a makeover. The first was one I pulled from the street and […]

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DIY Faux Fur Modern Chair with The Design Network
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Every day, we spend an average of 7 hours sleeping, but so many of us underestimate the power of what a truly goodnight sleep can do for our health! Zan and I have been sleeping on a fairly cheap, 10 year old mattress. The middle is now sunken in and we usually wake up, lumped together […]

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Shopping For the Right Mattress
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I’ve been a fan of Mark and Graham since they opened their charming monogram shop several years ago! They have the perfect gifts, from home goods to jewelry, and it can all be monogrammed! Dream! I’ve always adored the personal touch a monogram adds to an item. I wear my cotton robe from Mark and Graham […]

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MY Favorite Mark and Graham Items
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We’re already 3 episodes into our series, Inspired by Travel, with The Design Network! This latest video, creating an art gallery wall was really fun to pull together and it’s inspired by my home state of California! Check it out and see how I incorporated Zan’s photography work with a few other Cali-inspired art options too! Hope you enjoy!

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Art Gallery Wall on The Design Network
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While we renovate the backyard (we’re removing 18 sprinklers and 1200 feet of grass!), we participated in a little Home Depot patio style challenge! I wanted to create a living room atmosphere outside where we could have dinner, relax and enjoy the sun and our giant oak tree! Home Depot sent us the Mill Valley Sectional […]

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Home Depot Patio Style Challenge
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Gone are the days of carpeted bathrooms! No seriously, my grandmother had pink carpet in the bathroom and a tub that went into the ground, not above. When I was 5, I thought it was pretty cool, but could you imagine that now?! They say trends rotate throughout the years, but I hope the carpet […]

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10 Chic Bathroom Tiles
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March is all about green and we’re loving this simple white space with green accent chairs and the beautiful natural wood table! Below is our buying guide to this one charming room. Touch of Minty Green Vienna Chair – Crate & Barrel Hoyne Pendent – Crate & Barrel Crystalline Decanter – Anthropologie Glass Candlestick – […]

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One Charming Room: Touch of Minty Green
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The first step to a backyard makeover is to meet with a professional! I’ve admired Molly of Molly Wood Garden Design for sometime now! Her work is absolutely stunning and has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Luxe, Coastal Living and many more! So I’ve kept her in mind for when we were […]

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The First Step to a Backyard Makeover
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We can’t help but love these charming watercolor inspired walls! We never knew this look existed until we stumbled upon a few photos and then we were hooked! Such a unique and artistic way to add a little fun into interior design. These bold, colorful watercolor walls would be great for studios, bedrooms or even large events. […]

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7 Watercolor Inspired Walls
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Ojai is a very short drive from where we live in LA. We have a secret back road that takes us there (shhh!)… there’s no traffic and we take full advantage of it. We often drive through neighborhoods admiring the charming houses in this laid back city nestled in a valley of oranges! So when […]

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Serene Country Home in Ojai
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It’s hard to resist pink in the month of February. Everywhere we look, shades of pink pop up for Valentine’s Day! Pink is a pretty charming color and is the perfect shade of color to brighten up a neutral room. Here are 15 creative ways to add pink to your home! We especially love the […]

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15 Creative Ways to Add Pink to Your Home
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Pink is in the air with Valentine’s Day just around the corner! How romantic and girly is this beautiful room? Everything from the dusty pink walls to the light blue couch. The color scheme is gorgeous and we’re loving the charm that the pink adds. All together, it’s extremely cozy! Inspiring for sure. Below is our […]

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One Charming Room: Touch of Dusty Pink
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We’re totally charmin’ over Canadian photographer Angus Fergusson! The colors, styling and just overall aesthetic of his photos are stunning. AND when Sugar and Charm has a studio it would probably look a little something like these pictures. Classic decor mixed with colorful design! Also, we’re definitely going to try making that paper party garland […]

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Inspired by Angus Fergusson
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We fell in love with the charm of this tiny house. The idea of living a mortgage-free (or very low mortgage) lifestyle on wheels is pretty relieving and for some it’s the only way to go! Heirloom is a company in Portland that specializes in these hand-crafted tiny homes. The quality and details are just […]

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A Charming Tiny House
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The simplicity, charm and overall color scheme that flows throughout it has me dreaming of this beautiful cottage in the Swedish countryside. I find decor inspiration in so many homes and this one is definitely a favorite. The gold lights hanging over the bed are stunning and I love the feminine purples and masculine maroon […]

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A Swedish Countryside Cottage
Holidays

I can’t believe we’re only a week away from Christmas! We envision Santa’s workshop looking a little like this cozy room! Gingerbread cookies hung, a bag full of presents and a charming Christmas tree!! Oh what holiday fun! Below is a little inspiration guide to this one festive and charming room! Santa’s Kitchen Workshop Cake […]

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One Charming Room: Santa’s Kitchen Workshop
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Baby it’s getting cold outside and this one charming room is looking pretty cozy right now! We’re loving all of the festive, but simple holiday decor like the wreath, garland and silver candle sticks. And of course I love the warm, rustic feel with some modern accents! Below is our buying guide for this charmer! […]

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One Charming Room: Faux Fur Details
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If there’s one thing we need in our house it’s a place to keep all of our books! I’ve always thought floor to ceiling bookshelves were so charming. They add a cozy feeling to a home and a plethora of color. My favorite shelves are the ones with thick molding, brass details and an attached ladder. […]

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10 Charming Built-in Bookshelves
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I’ve slowly started to like the mid-century look and feel in a home. Even though my style is more classic, I really like the modern look mixed with classic design! When I saw this photo and that amazing chair, I knew it would make a great post for One Charming Room! The lamp is so unique too […]

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One Charming Room: A Little Mid-Century
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We’re in the process of working on a living room revamp that I’ll share in a few months, yay!! While scouring the internet to send our designer things I like, I stumbled upon these really cool turquoise, wood and gold modern chairs. Oh my gosh!! We ended up not going with them because it would […]

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The Coolest Modern Chairs
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This post is sponsored by Honeywell. I received a Lyric thermostat and compensation in exchange for coverage. All opinions and thoughts about this product are my own. Buying an old house means it’s our responsibility to slowly update everything even down to the smallest details like the thermostat. The thermostat we had was ancient, so […]

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Turning the Heat Up with Honeywell Lyric
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This room is from one of my favorite renovations of a 1907 schoolhouse featured in Country Living. I love the rustic charm mixed in with modern touches. See the products inspired by this One Charming Room below! 1. Chalkboard – Pottery Barn 2. Glass Bottle – Crate and Barrel 3. Wall Storage Unit – World Market […]

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One Charming Room: Schoolhouse Delight
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This next year the plan is to completely renovate our master bathroom. When we moved into our house, we knew we were taking on a large task and agreed that we would try to do one room at a time, slowly. Itʼs now been about a year since weʼve renovated anything so itʼs time to […]

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Bathroom Remodel Inspiration
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Halloween is only 10 days away! Around this time I start adding a little more spookiness to our decor.  I’ll add a little something to the front door, hang some garland and paper bats and set out pumpkins! We loved the Halloween decor in this One Charming Room as the details and spookiness are perfect! One Charming […]

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One Charming Room: Getting Spooky
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I fell in love with Ali’s home after seeing it on Domino and Brittany Ambridge’s site. It has to be one of the chicest, most beautifully decorated homes I’ve seen! I adore everything about it from the super stylish home office to the incredible details in the kitchen. And those yellow couches!! All such wonderful […]

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LOVE Ali Cayne’s Charming Home
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We fell for this airy and light rustic dining area. It’s the subtle elegance and laid back style that I love. It’s just simple and sometimes simple is best. Light Rustic Dining  Ceramic Serving Bowl – Heath Ceramics Metal Candle Tree – H&M Cotton Table Runner – H&M Glass Jars – World Market Metal Wire Basket – H&M […]

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One Charming Room: Light Rustic Dining
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For me, the ultimate way to relax during the crazy holiday season is sitting down with a glass of wine by my fireplace reading a book or catching up on monthly magazines. But in order to fully disconnect and escape into my own world (which is something I need after 8pm, otherwise I keep working!), […]

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7 Must-Haves for Creating a Reading Nook
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Always love sharing charming shops, cafes and restaurants for home inspiration! I find that I’m inspired by their beautifully designed spaces and they spike new ideas for my own home. I fell in love with the decor of Egg Shop NYC after seeing the photos on Est. Magazine. I adore the light wood, mixed with a […]

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Charming Decor from Egg Shop NYC
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I stumbled upon Lulie’s (of Lulie and Wallace) adorable and very charming paintings of table escapes from Look Linger Love and I was smitten! Not surprised to find out she lives in Charleston… talk about Southern Charm at its finest! I love that these paintings are centered around entertaining, food and hospitality… just a few of my […]

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Charming Table Escape Paintings
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As much as I adore gourmet kitchens, I love charming, cozy, cottage kitchens just as much! I’m enamored with the stacks of bowls, plates and cups that are placed on open shelving, the wooden elements, colors, art and details of these cozy kitchens. It makes me want to make a few adjustments to my own kitchen to make […]

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15 Cozy Kitchens to Fall in Love with!
Holidays

For every new season we like to add simple touches to our home that welcome the season’s scents, colors and overall decor. Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for because it’s the beginning of crisp weather and the holiday season. Most of the fall decor can stay around until November, just adding a […]

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10 Easy Ways to Bring Fall Into Your Home
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Happy Friday charmers! Today we’re bringing you a little home inspiration since we’re dreaming of an adventure! Love the rustic, neutral decor of this bedroom loft. Looks like a traveler’s dream room! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay charming! Dream of Adventure Tea light holder – H&M Twill Cushion Cover – H&M […]

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One Charming Room: Dream of Adventure
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With baking season upon us, I thought it would be helpful to have a charming “cheat sheet” or conversion chart, as it’s called, lying around for convenience! So today we’re pleased to share our kitchen conversion chart with you all! Super handy for quick baking and cooking conversions. You can print it, frame it, place […]

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Charming Printable Kitchen Conversion Chart
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There really is nothing better than a cozy home with charming rooms filled with beautiful and simplistic decor. We’re loving this natural light-filled cottage kitchenette and all of the lovely details. It’s a mix of classic and modern decor and really just perfect. See our product inspiration for this charming room, all under $35!! Cottage […]

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One Charming Room: Cottage Kitchenette
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I finally finished the DIY stenciled wall in Romeo’s room! I literally did a small amount (like sometimes one block) at a time until I was pulled in another direction. So this past weekend Zan left for a shoot in Tahoe and I decided that no matter what, I’m finishing that freaking wall! After contemplating […]

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Tips for DIY Stenciling a Wall
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Bringing you all a little decor inspiration today with this super chic Sydney hotel, the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel. Oh how I want to be sipping a piña at that bar! I adore the tile, mint green color theme, rustic wood and the overall tropical, laid back style of this beautiful hotel. And who doesn’t want […]

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Decor Inspiration: Watsons Bay Hotel
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We had such a blast creating three different ways to use one desk from Target’s revamped Home Essentials line. This desk is versatile, affordable, stylish and can fit into many different interior decor setups. It’s also great because it has drawers for storage — something we can always use more of! Below are the ways we […]

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One Desk Three Ways with Target
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After buying our house last year, I focused more on the renovations than decorations.Now that the major renos are done, Iʼm excited to be pulling the interior together. To keep myself from getting overwhelmed (because decorating an entire house is overwhelming!) Iʼm going to start with one room at a time. Romeo is graduating to […]

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Room Essentials Makeover with Target
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I’ve always been attracted to the charm a dining nook or small cafe-style table and chairs add to a kitchen. Especially if there is already a formal dining room, a kitchen nook is a great space to gather for breakfast or lunch. The nooks surrounded by large windows and comfortable bench seating are my favorite! […]

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15 Charming Kitchen Nooks
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I wanted to use my leftover leather to make some  throw pillows for our room, so I added a strip of leather in the center of the pillow to create a unique detail. I’m loving how they turned out.  This project requires some hand stitching and machine sewing. I used a leather needle to sew […]

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DIY Leather Striped Pillows
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There are several easy and creative ways to transform a bland backyard into a mini-oasis. Below are 10 simple ways to add a little charm to your backyard, without any major renovations! These tips for a minor backyard makeover will help create a more serene environment. And what’s better than starting the morning off outside with […]

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10 Simple Ways to Add Charm to a Backyard
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I’ve been seeing half painted (or 3/4 painted) rooms lately on Pinterest and I’m really inspired by them! It’s a cheaper option to wainscoting, but gives a similar and colorful look. And I kind of love the color on the bottom of the wall and then white on the top. I’ve been thinking about doing […]

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11 Chic Half Painted Rooms
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I get the top! Growing up, I always remember fighting over privileges for the top or bottom bunk bed. My childhood love of bunk beds has carried on into my adult life… I adore them. My favorite ones are the cozy built-in bunk beds so we collected 8 amazing built-in bunk beds for inspiration. They […]

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8 Amazing Built-In Bunk Beds
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Last Friday we were honored to share an exclusive home tour on Emma and Elsie’s incredible blog A Beautiful Mess! So now it’s time to finally post photos of our before and after kitchen renovation! Warning — the before photos are frightening. I mean, I literally cried (not tears of happiness) when we closed on this […]

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Before & After Kitchen Renovation
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Do you ever consider the meaning of colors when decorating or dressing? I think it’s so interesting how every color has a meaning, symbolizes something and can affect your mood. Gray can be calming but too much of it can leave you feeling depressed, which makes sense — think of constant cloudy weather! If you’re […]

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The Meaning of Color Chart
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I’ve been thinking about buying (or building!) a chicken coop since we moved into our home last summer. The only reason I’ve been holding off is because we’re wanting to revamp our backyard, so I want to do everything at the same time. But I’ve been pinning and looking at chicken coops this past year… […]

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5 Awesome Chicken Coops
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When summer hits, many of us will be dusting off our outdoor furniture and stocking up on some new items to refresh our backyards! I had a goal to have our backyard somewhat finished by the middle of May… and that’s absolutely not happening! I’m actually at a loss as to which privacy trees and other greenery […]

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10 Beautiful Small Backyards
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I was never really one for black doors inside a house, but after seeing these pictures I have completely flipped! I love how the contrast of a black door and white walls create an impactful and unique look. I’m realizing that bold interior design ideas are the ones I end up liking the most. We […]

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5 Beautiful Black Doors
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Yellow adds warmth and a splash of cheerfulness  to a home while capturing attention more than any other color. It also symbolizes happiness, but can be overwhelming if overused, although those two yellow couches in the 4th pic are incredible! I’ve always been drawn to the color yellow in design and my weakness for vintage-inspired (pale) […]

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Adding Yellow into Your Home
Charming Friday Links

This year I mentioned that Charming Friday Links would be themed because I think it makes them a little more interesting. I choose the themes by what I’m inspired by during the week. There’s no doubt this past week I was swooning over all of the gorgeous wallpaper I’ve been seeing! How is a girl to […]

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Charming Friday Links: Wallpaper Edition
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After spotting these gorgeous floral spaces I’m on a mission to complete a beautiful home floral studio.  Finding a small space that can be transformed into a creative environment is something that can easily be achieved! Even if it’s a garage, an area in a washroom or a small shed outside. You don’t need a lot […]

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Creating the Perfect Home Floral Studio
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This post is on behalf of Trulia, but the views expressed here are solely mine. To learn more, visit: http://on.trulia.com/postcards. When Zan and I were looking for the perfect house for our family, our number one priority was the neighborhood and surrounding area. We wanted excellent public schools as well as a safe, welcoming and thriving […]

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Home Buying Moment: Choosing the Right Neighborhood
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I’ve had my eye on the Ranch at Live Oak in Malibu ever since I stumbled upon it last year. It’s tucked away in the hills of Malibu and if you follow Sugar and Charm, you know how much we love Malibu! In many ways the decor of this stunning fitness retreat   is exactly […]

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Home Inspiration: The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu
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A picture is worth a thousand words and I was sad to see these tiny, vintage photos of our grandparents stuffed into a folder and rarely looked at. These photos boast the history and character of our family’s past. That’s my grandfather, who we lost last year, sitting on the edge of a classic car, […]

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DIY: Restoring Vintage Photos
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Are you ready for the easiest Ikea hack bookshelf you’ve ever seen? I seem to have gone a little spray painting crazy in my house, but I can’t contain my excitement for this effortless transformation. I was looking for a brass bookshelf and I found a black metal one at Ikea for $70! With some […]

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Ikea Hack Bookshelf
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When I come across a home I absolutely love I feel like it’s my duty to share it with you all! Who doesn’t want to be inspired to spruce up their home? Even if it’s the smallest detail like a silver lighting fixture, charming home decor never ceases to inspire. This renovated house in Norway […]

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Home Inspiration: Renovated House in Norway
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You’re going to love these DIY twig antler plaques! Using wooden plaques and twigs gathered from a nature walk, we made this cool wall decor that adds a creative, rustic feel to my office space. We made 5 DIY twig antlers to hang together, but one or two would look great hanging above a bar […]

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DIY Twig Antler Plaques
Charming Friday Links

We’re getting ready for our Sugar and Charm Cookies and Cocktail holiday party and toy drive tomorrow benefitting Baby2Baby! Since, I’m behind from a crazy week there’s only one Charming Friday Link today, haha! For some odd reason, when our house was built in the 50’s they put the water spout and gas meter smack […]

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Charming Friday Links… I mean Link
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Not sure I can even classify this as a DIY since it took all of 10 minutes, but I wanted to post a picture because it always amazes me how a little spray paint can transform an old piece of furniture. Most of us have done it before, but it’s such an easy way to […]

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Never Underestimate the Power of Spray Paint
Charming Friday Links

Besides my beloved Martha Stewart Magazine, which will always be top of my list, Country Living is one of my all time faves. The rustic yet chic interiors, easy recipes and beautiful DIY projects have won my heart. One of my favorite renovations they featured, that has inspired some of my home decor, was of […]

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Charming Friday Links
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Alright, I might be brave for writing this, but I’m over the whole “fox” phase. I heard that freaking song “What’s The Fox Say…” one time (JUST ONCE) and it’s played in my mind ever since. So to be honest, I’m over the fox. In my opinion horses take the cake, being the timeless, classic […]

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Home Inspiration – Equestrian Style
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Let’s just call this throw back Thursday and take a moment to swoon over our beloved Jenna Lyons’s old brownstone. I believe she has since moved, but oh these decor photos are too good, especially as I’m constantly looking for home decor inspiration. That’s how I stumbled across these photos from the 2009 issue of […]

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Jenna Lyons’s Brownstone
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Not only was our house a fixer-upper, but our landscaping was and still is in need of some massive tlc too! When we bought this house, I slightly overlooked the fact that we were going to have to do everything. I often wish the house came with something (besides location and a lavender plant), like […]

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Backyard Inspiration
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For years, I’ve told Zan that I wanted a beautifully framed vintage flag to hang in my “future” dining room. Last year for Christmas, before we even closed on our house, he surprised me with the most gorgeous 48 star, handwoven and stitched vintage flag that was “floating” in a stunning frame. There it was […]

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Patriotic Art for The Home
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I know it will be a long process to gather beautiful pieces of art, framed photos and decor to hang on my walls. I’ve been finding a lot of inspiration in magazines, books and of course Pinterest! One idea I’ve been drawn to is decorating with hats. Kind of like the hanging chair, I’m not […]

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Hats off to Decorating
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In our home we have a seating area between the dining room and the kitchen. It’s a cozy area by the window and it’s screaming for a chair and a side table. I want to create a place where friends can sit and chat while we’re cooking. I’ve been searching for the perfect chair and […]

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Hanging Chairs
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I thought I’d share a few before and after photos of what we’ve done so far with our new home. We still have a lot to do, but we’ve made a pretty good dent within the past four weeks! Here’s a list of what we’ve accomplished with the help of our amazing contractor, Jerry Siefert, […]

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The Ranch House Renovation Pictures
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As we renovate our new home, I’ve been pulling inspiration from all over the web. My main resources are, of course, Pinterest and Houzz. I get lost looking at beautiful homes! I’m finding it hard to make a decision on the main things like floors, lighting, countertops and paint because I like so many designs […]

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A Little Home Inspiration
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Exciting news! We finally closed on a house after looking for years! We took the advice of many people and looked for the crappiest house in a nice area we’ve been eyeing for a long time. So pretty much we overpaid for a fixer upper, ha! That’s California real estate for ya. But we’re happy […]

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We Bought a House!
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After having this on my table for the past few days,  I’ve decided it’s going to be my new way of giving flowers. This dazzling floral garden can be created in a short amount of time and is a unique way to display your florals! I’ve always been a fan of the succulent gardens, planted […]

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How to make a Floral Garden
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I think I already mentioned this before, but we’re on the search once again for a little house. I know it will be a long process, and may even take a year, but it will be worth it when we find the perfect place to fix up like the photos to the right ; ) […]

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Home Inspiration: Neutrals
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I’ve been dreaming about a lake house. Probably because we usually go to Big Bear a few times every summer and we didn’t go this year. I absolutely adore the atmosphere of lake houses. I love the simplicity of the calm water, fresh air, bright stars, camp fires and the abundance of trees. I’ve always […]

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lake house entertaining
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I was recently perusing my Pinterest boards and wanted to share some of my “for the home” pins. It’s funny how your style shows through your boards. I realize my home board has a very earthy, neutral color scheme to it. Zan and I have gone back and forth on the idea of buying a […]

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home sweet home
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I wanted to share a new site with you that I absolutely adore! It’s called The Glow and it’s a blog that features fashionable and empowering mamas, amazing finds, good tips and beautiful photographs… I was hooked on it yesterday and went through every single mom! So inspiring! So far it seems like they’re all in New […]

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a little bit of yellow
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Baby stuff is on my mind lately : ) I’ve been planning baby boy’s room and scouring the internet and boutiques looking for inspiration. I’ve decided to go with neutral colors with a few modern touches and some vintage items as well. I’m pretty sure I’ll paint the walls a very light gray called Dolphin […]

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nursery inspiration for baby boy
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Hi Charmers!! I’m so sorry for my sporadic posting! I am traveling up and down California until the end of the week 😉  S&C has a birthday coming up on July 10th so come back for an exciting giveaway! For now check out these beautiful, handmade vases from Jill Rosenwald. These would look gorgeous filled with […]

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jill rosenwald handmade vases
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One of my favorites stores is Anthropologie. I can spend hours browsing their kitchen items, books, clothes and especially the furniture!! AMAZING! Here are a few of my top picks for items under $50 that would make great gifts this year, including a holiday book drive… how neat is that? For the baker: Pie plate, […]

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Anthropolgie for under $50
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I just wanted to share this little gem with my charmers! I found this intriguing book at Barnes and Noble and thought it was the coolest coffee table book ever… and of course, I had to buy it! The cover alone sums up Southern California with the colors and the retro beach vibes. Inside, the […]

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