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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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Hey Guys! Today I’m revealing a peek of my Lowe’s Holiday Makeover as part of Jenn Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk 2015.  Basically a huge group of bloggers are bringing you awesome holiday inspiration – it’s one of my favorite series to follow along with. There’s so much holiday goodness to see! Make sure after checking out my makeover that you click the link to see the next home on the tour!

If you’re coming over from The Yellow Cape Cod, Welcome!

Today I’m just going to share the a peek at the before and afters with lots of holiday eye candy.  To see my entire makeover with all the product information, and DIY projects- CLICK HERE

This family room is amazing- it has two fireplaces and kind of 3 separate areas within it.   Here’s where we started before the makeover…

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And how it looks now…

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I couldn’t love this space any more than I do.  I my goal for the space was to create a Christmas wonderland that respected the amazing character of the home and try to seamlessly combine brand new items from Lowe’s with the homeowner’s collection of thrifted and picked goods.  That had rooms piled with amazing vintage finds and it was am amazing honor and responsibility to try and bring those pieces to life and make them work cohesively in this makeover.

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Now let me show you the other side of the room… it’s basically a full second room to design and I went with a style that totally works with the first, but is a little more casual.  Here’s where we started…

Before 1

And where we ended up…

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And the 3rd little area…



I loved every single second of this makeover… The homeowners were awesome and I brought my BFF Jess along to help.  I’d love to know what you think of this peek, but you definitely should check out the entire makeover in by CLICKING HERE.


Now- there’s so much more holiday goodness to see! Click the button below to go visit the next house on the tour- The Golden Sycamore! 

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Photography Credit: Laura Olivia Photography

The comments +

  1. Lisa Mothersead says:

    Heading to Lowe’s today for a fresh (under $10!) wreath!! Merry Christmas!

  2. love this so much, monica! it’s cozy and rustic and a little but modern. a great mix- those chairs are phenomenal! 🙂 oh and the stacked trunks!

  3. Thank you for sharing the awesome holiday goodness!!! I am so glad you are a part of the tour!

  4. Kym says:

    I love every thing about the room – it is just beautiful and you guys did a great job. Looking forward to seeing the house tour and hearing about its story.

  5. Mindy says:

    Oh my GOSH, what an AMAZING house!!!!! I need to see the rest of it! 😉

  6. Cami says:

    That home is just bursting with beauty! The doors, walls, floors – sigh! Well done on making it lovely for Christmas!

  7. Vanessa says:

    It’s all amazing Monica!!! It reminds me of a cozy chalet in the mountains and every detail is just amazing!

  8. Kristy Jones says:

    Everything about the house looks perfect! There are four words I wanted to say- you guys are amazing! This is truly a perfect makeover. Can’t wait to see the rest of the house.

  9. what an amazing space. thanks for sharing! happy holidays.

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