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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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*This post is part of our Real Design Series. It’s all about DIY home projects and ideas that actually work in real life, with a real family… not just ones that look pretty for the camera.  I’ve spent the last 2 years doing countless makeovers for other families on TV, but this series is all about the Mangin Family (that’s me) and how we’re working room by room to renovate our own home! Check out all the past series posts here

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Thanks so much for all of your kind words about my breakfast nook makeover.  If you missed the reveal post, you can check it out here.  Today I’m sharing all the product sources, paint colors, etc. and Thursday I’ll get started with DIY project tutorials.

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Paint Color:  Provincial Peach HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams for Lowe’s

It’s the perfect pinky/peach for someone that doesn’t usually love pink!

Provincial Peach HGTV Sherwin Williams Paint

 Farmhouse Dining Chairs

Modern Dining Room Chairs

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Artwork from Minted

Top print | Bottom Print

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Place Settings: Ikea

Bowls | Plates | Lg Plates | Cups

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Planters |  Cacti | Wall Brackets 

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Area Rug – It’s much lighter in real life than the image from the website (below)

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Tomorrow I’ll begin sharing the tutorials for the DIY projects, starting off with the DIY Wood Block Instagram Art

DIY WALL ART INSTAGRAM PRINTS INSTAGRAM ART

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In the meantime, you might want to check out this post… you’ll need the intel to print your Instagram pics for the wood block project.

How to Print Instagram Prints Cheaply

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Oh, and don’t forget…throughout the series, I want to see your Real Life Designs.  The rooms in your house that are both functional for you and feel like home- rooms that are just your style!  Use the hashtag #reallifedesign and I’ll be featuring many of your rooms on Instagram and here on the blog!

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