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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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House of Smiths DIY Chevron RugIf you read home blogs at all, you will not be able to avoid the very popular trend of using chevron in decorating. What is chevron, you ask? Chevron is a zig-zag line pattern, sort of like a simplified herringbone. It is absolutely popping up everywhere- from curtains to rugs, to desktops and backspashes! It’s a very bold choice and makes a big statement in design.

Bethesda Renovation Kitchen 2 traditional kitchen


Blount Design eclectic dining room

Even my absolute favorite home decor store, Pottery Barn, has jumped on the chevron bandwagon!

DIY Chevron Art

I, for one (and I may be the ONLY one), am not a fan of chevron. {Gulp} I confess that you will not find many geometric, modern patterns in my home. Mostly you’ll see paisley or stripes- a little bit more classic in my humble opinion. But if you are digging the chevron, there is no shortage of DIY projects out there in blogland!

What’s your opinion?
Are you a Chevron Lover or Hater like me?

The comments +

  1. Jessica says:

    I enjoy reading your blog. I will say that the ‘chevron’ is NOT my style *but* I still think it’s beautiful and sharp:)

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hate it, but I’m old.

    Aunt Lynn

  3. I guess that makes me old too, Aunt Lynn! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your opinions!


  4. I guess that makes me old too, Aunt Lynn! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing your opinions!


  5. David says:

    It wouldn’t really go with my type of decor, a little too ‘modern’ for me. I say modern but then it also reminds me of the 80s for some reason, especially in the kitchen! definitely not something that I would make a permanent part of my house.

  6. David says:

    oops, that post was from Lori – I was logged in as Dave 🙂 don’t worry he’s not following home decor blogs! at least not that I know of.

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