Ask The Designer “How Do You Decorate on a Budget?”

Ask The Designer

“How Do You Decorate on a Budget?” 

 I had the privilege to work with 16 brilliant bloggers, to share their home decorating style ideas with you. These ladies are all experts in their fields, and come from all walks of life around the world. Be sure to check out the entire “Home Decor- 29 Day Challenge Event”,  where each week we will focus on a topic from each of our guest bloggers. 

This week we are Featuring a Question from:

Susanne Stewart @ Pearl Street Designs


Decorating your home can be challenging, even more so when you have a small budget!  I asked 15 of my design/decor blogging buddies to join me to share our advice and give you our best budget decorating tips. Pull up a seat, grab your favorite beverage, and take notes! Pssst…there is not a quiz at the end, but there are more design questions answered over on their blogs, so be sure to visit each of them!

Click here for Susanne’s blog to find out how our experts decorate on a budget:

  Decorating on a Budget, 16 Design Bloggers Tell You How

Be sure to check out, JENRON DESIGNS answer located at position #10.  


Jessica Devlin Expert Bloggers Top Home Decorating Ideas

Sam Hay Expert Bloggers 16 Best Decorating Tips

Susanne Stewart Decorating on a Budget, 16 Design Bloggers Tell You How

Sarah Foote Making those Teeny-Tiny Spaces Look & Feel Larger; 16 Bloggers Share their Best Advice

Pam List Expert Bloggers Top 3 Decorating Items

Sam Franklin Home Decor Style & Trends; Design Experts Favorites

Denise Bryant Decorating With Thrift Store and Flea Market Finds

Susan Kuc Small Home Design; 16 Bloggers Tell All

Yami Platero How to Keep a Stylish and Organized Home with Small Children

Nicole Corr Design Experts Tell Us What Their Dream Outside Relaxation Space Looks Like

Emy Flint How 16 Bloggers Use Color In Their Homes

Jennifer Gainer Ask the Designer-What is Your Style?

Christy Harper Grey Paint Colors – Top Bloggers Favorites

Tina Bousu Top Tips for Decorating Tough Spaces from Expert Bloggers

Kimm Boes Ask the Experts:Favorite Paint Colors for Furniture

Liz Elliott Design Bloggers Top Design Tips



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  38. Great advice, I need to budget decorate, because my house needs a upgrade and I just don’t have the extra money to make it what I really want, these tips will help me to navigate between going broke and living in a pretty home.

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  43. I do have a hard time with decorating and a budget, but I feel like mine is because I do not have enough time to plan things out. I just throw money at a problem and hope it gets fixed. I wish there was a easier way to make my home more trend and fashionable with less time on my part. Thanks from a haggard mommy.

  44. I love following your posts, and you home is absolutely beautiful. Would you be able to design a few room options that would meet these budget based ideas?

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  47. This is some much needed advice, thank you for sharing. I have trouble pulling rooms together and I alway suffer from buyer remorse.

  48. Ladies thank you for such good budget advice. I much appreciate.

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  53. You have a great site! It is easy to navigate and has a lovely newspaper style design. Very classy and elegant. Good job!

  54. Thank you for providing such great advice with such and astut panel of designers. I feel like I am getting this best decorating advice possible.

  55. I am regular blog reader and I stumbled upon yours today. I really like the layout and how it is easy to read. Nice work blogger!

  56. Great post my friend, love this blog hop let me know about the next you plan 🙂

  57. I know I commented before but wholly cow look at all these new comments, you site is growing girl.

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  59. This is fun forum, lots people with lots of ideas, Thanks for hosting.

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  62. Great advice thanks for sharing, I will check the rest of your site too!

  63. Great post I really like Tiny Spaces with here little house. So cool.

  64. Like all of your tips for budget decorating now time to put them to use.

  65. I do really like this group of ladies, it has a wide variety of ideas and designer thoughts. Hope to see more of you all soon!

  66. Great advice for budget decorating. Thanks for sharing.

  67. Great Post, with very valuable tips and tricks for cheap design. Thanks for sharing.

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  72. You have a nice variety of topics on you blog. I like to see bloggers that stretch their boundary’s.

  73. I love to read the comments clearly you reach a large array of people.

  74. Greatest post I have seen in a while. Lots of lovely ladies with good ideas and advice. Thanks!

  75. No sure how I got here but it seems like a lot people really like your post. I will check it out.

  76. my budget goes directly to my husbands beer fund. unfortunate but true maybe i could decorate with beer cans.

  77. Great tips and tricks, I love this group of ladies your are the new designing women!

  78. I was doing some budget research and your post showed up pretty high in my SEO, had to check out it.

  79. You have a very nice blog with many nice followers, it’s very nice here.

  80. Don’t fret Ellen, I think it is just a part of decorating or home improvements in general. It always takes us 3 trips to Home depot and twice as much money as we planned.

  81. Decorating on a budget is very difficult. I actually set a budget and it never fails, some random issue crops up, derails the entire project and bam we are 3x’s over the original budget. I applaud anyone that can set one and actual keep it.

  82. This is a fun site, lots of people to interact with lots of advice, and stories. Some are funny, some are not… know who you are

  83. Hey I am a Gaynor too, spelled differently but still. Just want to say have signed up to follow your posts, gotta keep up with the Gainer’s or is it the Gaynor’s?

  84. Did I already comment on this post? I can’t remember. If so I apologize. I just wanted to say how entertaining your blog is and keep up the good work.

  85. I have read a few of the other designers ideas and I like yours best.

  86. I have enjoyed the blog hop for this set of blogger questions, I just wanted to thank all the ladies that participated.

  87. Budgets are our friends we have to ahead to them in order to create a better world.

  88. Budgets are very important and these ladies have provided us some great advice. Thanks ladies.

  89. I hope to marry rich so I do not have to have a budget or worry about one.

  90. Michael, I think a lot of that is defined by your discretionary income, verse what the scope of your project looks like. Bigger projects will need bigger budgets, but you don’t want to wipe out your vacation fund just to refinish the basement. It is all about a reasonable balance that works for you.

  91. I find this post to be the it place right now, lots of hot people talking about charming things. Your on fleek Jenron!

  92. My husband said he would like you to explain keeping a budget to me, hahaha so I smacked him.

  93. We just purchased our first home and have scouring the internet for ideas, inspirations and budget saving tips. Your site is a wealth of knowledge.Thanks from the house of the Curringtons.

  94. I like your style girl, and all this free advice is even better.

  95. I need to set a budget next time I decorate, it seems like I just go to Homegoods and fill my cart, the have buyer remorse before I even reach the car. Not sure there is much help for me, but I love reading your blog. Wink..

  96. Great budget tips, of course I am a sale shopper too but I never thought about repurposing things I already have. The idea of shopping your own home is so smart.

  97. As a new home owner the validity of this topic is now so apparent to me. So, I am reading it all, and taking all in. Good advice and it’s not falling on deaf ears.

  98. Hello friend while I was seeking this short article, I learned that lots of people decide to purchase houses in the opportunity to flip them. Have you ever done this? I know GHTV has people in town right now doing this. Are you joining up with them? If not you should, I think you bring a lot to the table in the design field.

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  100. I like that you have such easy to do advice because we all have tough spaces.

  101. I have a hard time with decoding and budgets. It seem what I want is not in budget and what is, well its ugly.

  102. Budget design is a good thing to know, you all want the best but finding it at a deal is best. Maybe you site should have deals section for all the great buys out there.

  103. We are looking at doing a piece like this on our site, how did you find your designers? And would you be interested in ours?

  104. Good post and great advice this topic needs more decorating tips. Thank You.

  105. LOL this is a funny steam on comments you have a broad following of people that is for sure. As for the blog great job, and fun content 🙂

  106. You have a wonderful tribe of ladies, with infinite knowledge and though processes. Glad you all found one another, what a great place this internet is.

  107. You have a great blog, and these people need to read your other stuff!!!!!!! People click on her other stuff it is fantastic you are missing out by only reading this post.

  108. Good advice for all those youngsters out there. Embrace the rustic feel of today but revealing you cans and jars to make other things like I did as a girl.

  109. Nice post and it ranks very high on Bing. Lots of comments and user that just love you, I must check out the rest of your work to get a feel for what I have been missing.

  110. Just moved into my first dorm and budget is a big deal. I want cute stuff but the rent’s won’t buy me anything nice, because of the dorm situation. So everything thing I get I have to purchase myself of buy it from the gas station since I only have my parents gas card. Any thoughts?

  111. I appreciate, because I found what I was looking for, free designer tips. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you and have a nice day. Bye

  112. My wife and I stumbledupon you by accident. I like your site it’s exactly what I envision for a design site. Look forward to following along.

  113. Great site it is well laid and looks nice. Not sure how often you post but I will check out more of your content.

  114. Great blog with fantastic articles and a great following too! You are going places for sure. See you on the flip side when you arrive.

  115. I got this web site from my friend who shared with me on the topic of this site and at the moment this time I am visiting this site and reading very informative articles or reviews at this place.

  116. You have a great site with useful design topics and information. Thanks for putting together this talent forum of designers.

  117. Fun site, great layout and nice chat forum. You have a winning combo here!

  118. Do you realize you have 200 comments on this post? OMG that is crazy, I was scrolling your site and notice the number and though I got to see what this buzz is about. I mean it’s a good post but you have better offering on your site than just this one. People check out the rest of site!!!!

  119. If you are interested in a collaboration please direct all inquires to my email link on the main page of my blog. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to working with you soon!!

  120. Simply wish to say your article is as amazing. The clearness for your q &a post is just excellent, and I think you’re an expert in home decorating. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  121. Novel idea to create a design forum like this, great topic and fun commentary! I will check back for you latest ASK THE DESIGNER segment.

  122. Spot on with this writeup, I actually believe this website needs a great deal more attention. I’ll be returning to read through more posts to get some great ideas this fall. Thanks for the info!

  123. I usually do not drop a comment, but I read a few other comments and felt very open to the idea to write here. You have a great site, friendly people and grate home design ideas. I have checked out a few of you DIY posts, and they are all perfection.

  124. This is good information mo matter who you are. I just got my first apartment, so I need all the help I can get. Currently it looks like a arcade, but that it all my gaming systems.

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  126. Over the course of reading I found so much useful knowledge that I have been missing as i decorate a room. Thank you for the post, glad I found you on blog lover.

  127. It’s like you are in my mind, and answered all my design budget questions. I see so few blogs with fresh new content, it all regurgitated rubbish to promote a brand. Nice site and useful content.

  128. Great post I love a good piece on keeping a budget, heck don’t we all?

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  131. Thank you, I have recently been searching for information on decor budget for ages and yours is the best I’ve came upon so far. However, what is the real answer in regards to the bottom line? Good luck with your fabulous blog, I am now an official fan!

  132. Really informative blog article. Thank you! I want more. I will be back 🙂

  133. Great read, I love all the commentary too! You have some funny followers for sure, it keeps you post fresh and always interesting. Cheerio

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  135. Hello! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good friends in school. You have a similar personalality.

  136. Fun post and lots of advice here. The comments are hilarious, some people sheesh

  137. Outstanding post, with enriching information for designer wanna be’s like me. Thanks so much for sharing trade secrets.

  138. This is a fun site with lots of things to read up on for the home. We recently purchased out first home so budget is now a huge concern for decorating. Thanks!

  139. This is a topic that is close to my heart…Many thanks! Exactly where are your contact details though?

  140. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I’m impressed! Extremely useful info specially the your part 🙂 I care about this information a lot. I was looking for this decor budget details for a very long time. Thank you and best of luck.

  141. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and the rest of the website is also very good.

  142. Good answer back, in return of this matter with genuine arguments and describing all concerning their budgets.

  143. It’s really a cool and useful piece of information. I am happy that you just shared this useful information with us.Please stay us informed like this. Thank you for sharing.

  144. Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article!
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  145. Stumbled upon your site, I will check out a few other articles as it has peeked my interest.

  146. What’s up friends, how is everything, and is this article everything that you wish for concerning this design, in my view its truly remarkable for me.

  147. It’s going to be end of my day soon, but before ending I am reading this fantastic piece of writing to improve my know-how.

  148. I love stumbling on to post with great advice like this. I mean who doesn’t want to save money decorating this time of year!

  149. Well, my best advice is buy a year ahead, at the end of season, for budget purposes. I do actually plan my projects out that far in advance. Somethings are classic and can be used year to year while other air on the side of trendy and will have a single season lifespan.

  150. That’s a great question Petricia, I am inspired by the season and current design trends. Although I do like to pave the way for new ideas and be just ahead of the curve. You know I have not posted a ASK THE DESIGNER segment in a while so I will actually do a post on this topic and feature your question. 🙂 Thanks for being a fan, and I welcome you comments or questions anytime 🙂

  151. How fun is this a forum for designers I must book make to check back on progress!

  152. Hello friends! This article is all over the net ranking very high, and I am interested in joining this great group of designers. Please let me know how to sign up 🙂

  153. Good ideas and nice group of ladies, I checked out all the links and left some love in the comments!!!!

  154. Hey all! Seems like a great place to chat on how you hire interior designers? If that in the budget or are most of you all interior designers/ DIYer’s?

  155. Happiness is find a place where the article feel as if they written just for you! I love you ASK THE DESIGNER segment, how do you come up with your topics? Can I just list a question here? Oh my gosh it would be cool if you chose to feature my little question. I want to know how you decide what table themes you are going to feature? Thanks…. a fan 🙂

  156. My new blog project is focused solely on fall decor right now. Any advice on a keeping that in budget?

  157. I found the information on budget decorating very enlightening. Most bloggers are trying to get you to click a link to make money. Your site is not that way! Thanks for being a reference tool instead of a opportunist.

  158. Ha ha ha these comments are cracking me up. You have the richest of the rich and poorest of the poor and none of them can stay in a decorating budget. What the heck?

  159. Wow I am overwhelmed with decoding budget advice after reading all the posts and comments, this was a one stop shop.

  160. My friend and I went camping the other day. I actually started talk ing about budget decor by using found items out in the woods, like sticks, pinecones etc. Just wanted to add our two cents to the great convo.

  161. Such a nice topic most people do not talk about. No body wants to admit to buying things for there home on the cheap, but hey it’s life right? The more you save the more your have.

  162. I really like you site and the comments. I will check back in for your new stuff.

  163. We just moved to our first apartment and it seem like we have nothing and need everything. This post was very inspirational to navigate our way thought this transition. Thanks for sharing such great advice.

  164. It was a group of designers I met through the ORC challenge, which will happing again this fall, Oct. 3rd & 4th are the launch dates. Check out Calling It Home and House Beautiful for more details.

  165. How did you choose your designer to be involved in this post? I would be interested in joining your group. This is a fresh idea for blogging.

  166. I popped over to the post in this section from your Great Outdoor Summer Edition article. This seems like a fun forum of chat feed on design. The comments along are hilarious.

  167. Magnificent site. A lot of useful info here. I am sending it to several bff’s to share in your design knowledge, and naturally, thank you on your efforts!

  168. My brother recommended this website to me, and he was right I love it. Keep up the good work, you seem to have quite a following.

  169. Hi, I do think this is a great site. I stumbledupon it 😉 Great design budget information. I will come back once again since I book marked it.

  170. Great Post….. I will be dealing with a few of these budget issues soon.

  171. Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where I could get a captcha plugin for my comment form? I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having problems finding one? Thanks a lot!

  172. May I simply say what a relief to discover somebody who really knows what they’re discussing on the internet. You certainly understand how to bring a design problem to light and make it important. It’s surprising you are not more popular given that you surely have the blogger gift. I will share with everyone I know 🙂

  173. Great advice and very nice blog. It is easy to navigate and use, also nice that you do not have all those ads flashing at me, much less distracting and easier to read. Thanks!

  174. Nice forum of people fun chats and comments. I will be back for sure!

  175. I like the one that posted they are expensive! All women should be so honest!

  176. I like this post very much, good budget information for designing in the home. Thanks!

  177. Ha, as if I could stay on any kind for budget! Great site, nice articles, with a wide assortment to keep me occupied.

  178. I am loving these comments how funny, as if you asked people to cut off a limb or stay in budget! Nice blog site I will be back for your fall decor!

  179. Great ideas I will try to implement them on my new decorating project. The hobby lobby coupon is one I love to use.

  180. I like everything expensive…. budget is a foreign concept for me.

  181. I agree with the last comment it is funny how apparently no one uses a budget, no wonder our nation is in debt, I am horrified to think of there bank accounts 😐

  182. Fun topic, I am laughing at the comments apparently no one stays in a designs budget. LOL

  183. Fun topic for discussion, budget are always hard no matter they are for. Great tips and advice for the forum.

  184. Budget and decorating works well for me, and you have some great tips to try out as a DIYer I love to try new project all the time…lol Great site love the decorating posts.

  185. I used to be a newspaper and magazine reader, and now I am a user of internet thus from now I am using net for content, thanks to your web I am finding interesting things to read.

  186. You have the perfect blog here. A little bit of this and that, but it all still flows and makes sense. Also it does not seem like your are blatantly trying to sell me anything. I like that you don’t have a lot of flashing ads and stuff which is very distracting at other sites. In fact sometimes I never finish reading the post because my ODC kicks in and click something else,Ha Ha! Great job!

  187. Great post, good budget advice for those of us struggling to create a pretty house without draining the account.

  188. Hello there! Quick question that’s completely off topic. Do you know how to make your own curtains? You seem so talented in other areas so i wondered if you could do a diy on curtain making? Please share. Many thanks!

  189. Wooo I spent to much money even when I set a budget, any suggestions for developing more self control? Just kidding you have a great blog I enjoy reading it a lot!

  190. We would be interested in have a guest post on your site, do you offer pricing for this? Your site is a very up and coming blog and traffic around our office has been all a buzz about your page. Guest chat blog with all your designers if a fantastic site driver, good work!

  191. A budget is the hardest thing to keep up with when decorating. I always end up with buyer remorse, and want to take everything back.

  192. Margaret it really depend on the project. I usually have an idea of a big end budget I do not want to exceed, but as with any design sometime the perfect pieces is not on sale or brand new so no discounts. Sometime I will try to wait the item out and see if I can it on sale, but since I am a designer/influencer you have to be ahead of the curve on that which means very few discounts.

  193. Hi! Quick question do you set a budget and stick to it or just use a round about figure, or buy on stuff on sale? I am redoing my dinning room so if you have any suggestions, please share. Thanks!

  194. This is a lot of good information I am book marking this for later.

  195. I think it is great you have a set up designers to answer the burning decor question on everyones mind.

  196. I am always looking for advice on how to decorate my home, and on a budget is even better. I will pin for later, and I must get back to read all the monthly topics on this post.

  197. Girl I love this group of ladies and all the advice they bring! Great post, can’t wait for more.

  198. I really appreciate the information and will implement these tips next time I work on dressing up a room in my home. Thanks!

  199. Out here in the middle, hahaha I have always wanted to say that, budget is a big deal. However most of stuff has to ordered online as we do not have a large shopping selection. This post has great ideas on bidet friendly designs as does you whole site. Glad I stumbled upon you!

  200. Budget, I wish I could stay in a budget I keep getting in trouble with the hubs every time I go shopping. I love you blog 🙂

  201. You have a wonderful blog, and a gorgeous home. I really enjoy reading it over the coffee on the weekends. I can appreciate the budget design topic as most people are so busy and can barely stay a float in the budget department. Thanks for addressing the common people, out here, we need all the help we can get.

  202. Budget and design? Is there such a thing I blow mine all the time…LOL Good information for others even if I can’t comply.

  203. I love your blog lots of great things and interesting reads. You have a lot of content and can’t believe this is my first time here. Subscribing so I don’t miss a thing!

  204. Great ideas and tips. I will save a lot of money by utilizing this content.

  205. I am amazed at these tips, I must really learn to follow them because me and budgets are a no fly zone. I can’t seem to keep in any kind of budget if the mood strikes me rights and I just buy and buy and buy. Can’t take it with us right?

  206. I love reading all things about home decorating, this is a fun forum with all the designer you have involved. So I have really enjoyed reading it.

  207. It is hard to keep in budget when decorating. I want to to do it all at one time then I have buyers remorse. Any advice for that? 🙂 Just kidding, great post!

  208. ooooweee that a lot of good advice in one spot! Thank you.

  209. I like being able to read all the designer advice for budget decor! Thanks for organizing this blog hop 🙂

  210. Great question David, I think there are some ladies that will just take you situation for what it is. Clearly, if you are single and decorating is not your thing, they will understand. In fact, some ladies may really appreciate the idea of helping you to nest your home. However if you are dating a ladies that expect your home to be decorated, then maybe you would consider hiring a interior designer, to better express yourself through design. Honestly if you just store away your bachelor items, and keep your home tidy, meaning laundry done and refrigerator stocked of actual food, you will probably do fine on a girls radar, and most of that stuff if just being an adult.

  211. I really like all the designer advise on this column thank you for rounding them up!!

  212. Budget decorating is great topic for discussion, who isn’t looking for a deal when it comes to decorating?

  213. I have a question for your next ask the designer round. I have an old antique sofa that I need to recover. So do you recommend reupholstery, DIY, or just leave it as is? We are on a tight budget not a lot of extras for decorating. Just thought I would ask the experts. Thanks.

  214. I love reading tips from designers, they have great advice. Glad it was an easy one stop shop to get them for all 16 of your guys at once.

  215. Colby this is a great question, I personally think the idea of farmhouse has been around forever and actually has a classic feel that has evolved over time. In the 80’s it was country, in the 90’s French country, Millennium they called it Shabby Chic. If you really look at the roots of farmhouse design, it is all of these decades combined with the trendiest items weeded out and replaced with a most relevant replacement. Examples: Country-plaid (usually cornflower blue) everywhere, oak cabinets, sunflowers, apples, milk cans, roosters and cows. French Country- white distressed furniture/cabinets, colors of red, yellow or green, with heavy traditional curtains, light fixtures, and furniture. Shabby Chic white distressed furniture, white cabinets, white slip covered sack sofas, just lots of white and muted pastels tones. A lot of these thing are still current used in the proper application. Now look at Farmhouse- distressed furniture usually white or gray, burlap sack pillows with more refined sofa shapes, pops of color here and there but mainly accented with gray or black, lots of iron and wood. It seems to me the constant seems to distressed white furniture, and what ever the current color trends are at the time which is an very inexpensive way to decorate.

  216. Ask the Designer, what a great concept. I would like to know how long do you think the farmhouse trend will last? I really want to embrace it but I am afraid it is just a matter of time, and don’t want to get stuck.

  217. This is a great idea for a reoccurring post, Brilliant!

  218. Answering all those questions us basic Joe’s have, thanks for all the tips.

  219. Great delivery of content. Great information for keeping a budget while designing. I enjoy the commentary from other designers, it makes your blog more interesting than one person’s opinion all the time. Keep up the amazing spirit of this unique blog.

  220. I am so glad you are finding so much enjoyment in my posts. Sometimes my humor is hard to get across in a blog post. My husband says I am an absolute riot…. but he is obligated to say that 😉

  221. This design segment is wicked! You certainly know how to keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your pictures, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Wonderful job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  222. I am genuinely thankful to JENRON DESIGNS for sharing this wonderful selection of writing, I look forward to seeing more updates soon.

  223. I am so happy to hear you are a fan. I must admit you have a pretty good grasp on how I want to live all the time. Yes, Resort Lifestyle all day every day. Please join us every weekend with a cocktail in hand and escape your busy week 🙂

  224. I am so glad you found this post informative. It is a very globally diverse group, and we have designers from around the world, taking part in the Q&A topics. It is a great group of ladies, I am lucky to work with them.

  225. Some of the best advice I have seen on decorating on a budget!!! I want to thank you for linking in with the other designers to bring us such brilliant advice. Keep up the good work.

  226. Hello there, just became aware of your blog. I found that it’s really informative. Lots of people will benefit from your writing and the answers from these designers. It has a very global feel not just your basic answers. Cheers!

  227. Every weekend I visit this web site, because I want enjoyment, the material makes me feel as if I am on a vacation from life. I really love the new Ask The Designer Q&A post. It covers a lot of information for a variety of sources. Bravo.

  228. Susanne you are so welcome. I love our little tribe of bloggers and look forward to featuring each of them over the next 29 days!!! Very excited to see what our next collaboration will be 🙂 Have a great Memorial Day and we will chat soon!!!!

  229. Thank you for featuring me Jennifer!! How wonderful 🙂 I hope your readers enjoy all the answers from all of the great bloggers! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

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