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  1. Choosing the right headboard is a critical decision when designing a bedroom. The advice I always give to people on where to start with a bedroom overhaul is with the bed. It’s the natural focal point of the space and is also the most important piece of furniture in the room, and possibly your entire house. …

  2. Many Minneapolis natives may be familiar with Colleen Eversman of 2ndTruth Photography. She has been working side-by-side with Kate at Wit & Delight to create innovative content and dynamic photography for the past several years, as well as working closely with hundreds of families and companies to produce top-notch imagery around the Twin Cities and all over …

  3. Wife, mama of two, and LA-based designer, Sarah Sherman Samuel, sets herself apart in the design world with her clean and modern style that always includes a touch of something unique or unexpected. You may have seen her design work on Pinterest or while scrolling through inspirational interior pics on IG. Sarah previously worked as a creative …

  4. One of the best things to happen to the decor scene is the return of the statement couch. What is a statement couch, you ask? Here at WD, that means any sofa that totally and utterly commands a room. Lately, my favorite kind of statement couch is that of the colorful variety. A colorful couch is …

  5. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Maiden Home

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    There are a few things in life I’ve recently realized are nearly impossible to find. 1.) the perfect wedding dress. 2.) a kitchen table that feels like home and 3.) my dream sofa. My fiancé and I spent months, actually years, looking for our dream sofa. And we ironically found it on a lazy weekend afternoon …

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  7. What is it about bathrooms? For some reason, these small spaces make the interior designer in all of us feel like we can really push the decorating barrier and channel our inner Picasso. The biggest design risks I took in my own house happened to be in our powder room (pink ceiling!) and basement bath (hello, turquoise). …

  8. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for new ways to reinvent the personal space that is my bedroom. It’s my favorite reading spot every night where I line my nightstand with scented candles and set the lighting just right so the ambiance allows me to relax. It’s the place where I spend my sleepy …

  9. Have you ever wondered how to decorate your home for the holidays while maintaining a sense of simplicity and modernism? Don’t get me wrong, I love the over-the-top quality of the holidays and the nostalgic magic of Christmas because deep down it makes my 12-year-old heart very happy. But as I get older and work toward curating …

  10. Amanda Jane Jones, be still our design-devoted hearts. You likely know Amanda from her work with Kinfolk, where as the founding art director, her minimalist and sharp approach to layout changed the game of modern magazines. Or perhaps you recognize her kind smile and cute kids from Instagram, where she’s gained a sizeable flock of followers. …

  11. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SAMSUNG

    PHOTOS AND VIDEO COURTESY OF ALCHEMY X AND BARBARIAN

    I’m so excited to reveal one of my favorite decor projects of 2017! Way back in August, Samsung reached out to see if we’d be interested in designing a space inspired by what they called “the most beautiful TV you’ve never seen.” Naturally, I was dubious, but I soon found out this client was not kidding. …

  12. Whether it’s a full-fledged mudroom or a makeshift entryway, decorating these spaces is almost always tricky. There’s a lot to consider when planning the first space that everyone sees when they enter your home and sometimes you need to be crafty and creative in order to marry style and functionality. First, there’s the storage situation. How much …

  13. I’m excited to introduce you all to Rebecca Atwood. Her work caught my eye on Instagram a couple years ago and I’ve been watching her career blossom ever since. Multiple fabrics lines, throws, pillows, and a best-selling book later, it’s clear Rebecca has a knack for taking her art and breathing new life into it. It …

  14. We thought we’d be the type of parents who would be extremely thoughtful about the amount of toys we brought into our home. All they need is a wooden spoon and some boxes, right? Yeah, right. Turns out, Joe and I both love playing with toys as much as August does, and within the first year …

  15. WRITTEN FOR ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST

    I find myself lusting after perfectly tiled, open-shelf kitchens on Pinterest and Instagram far too often. Like multiple times a day. No matter how many kitchens I design, I just can’t get enough! Why is it that the heart of a home always seems to reside in the kitchen where the food is made, heart-to-hearts are had, and …

  16. Watching someone’s career unfold in real time has been a fascinating aspect of “growing up” alongside fellow bloggers and entrepreneurs. Many of the women I’ve watched closely embody traits and styles foreign to my own. I’ve often wondered why that is, and I think it’s because you learn more about yourself not by comparing your work …

  17. With the news of a baby girl on the way, I couldn’t help but think of how this might affect our entire family’s daily life in every way. I thought of things like – Do we have enough space in our home? How can I redesign the living room to make it more comfortable and functional? Will …

  18. After the initial stage of daydreaming and planning, accessorizing a room is by far my favorite part of the process. It’s like a puzzle that needs to be solved– one throw pillow or rug at a time. The decor is what really adds life and personality to a room. It’s what turns a house into a …

  19. I can hardly believe that a little over a year ago, I was just getting settled into my new studio. I had one W&D employee, one intern and one freelance photographer sharing the studio space with us. I had recently given birth to August and moved right from labor with the baby into a different kind …

  20. written for Architectural Digest

    Sometimes small living room spaces or corners provide you with just the right amount of room to work with to make it feel truly unique. And although my current home isn’t quite as spacious as I’d like it to be, over the past couple of years I’ve found ways to make it feel cozy, inviting and …

  21. Have you ever been cruising along Instagram when suddenly you see a product that makes your thumb stop in its tracks? That was me with Pampa. I simply HAD TO HAVE that perfect round pillow. I immediately started following them on Instagram and enjoyed learning more about their design influence, product lines, and collaborations with artists …

  22. PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH

    Joe and I used to have fun. Yes, yes, we are still having fun, but it’s different. It requires much more orchestration and patience. We aren’t as spontaneous as we used to be— is probably a better way to frame it. Before baby (and before all this responsibility) we would go to happy hours or long brunches and …

  23. Let me tell you what ten days in the country will do to a city gal. It will change you. If you would have told me five years ago I would be craving a tiny home surrounded by woods or sitting along a lake, I would have laughed in your face! But life has a way …

  24. If you’re a decor fanatic like I am, chances are you’re a huge fan of following all of Studio McGee’s endeavors. The married design duo that started their business out of a spare bedroom in 2014 has rapidly grown to 30 employees, over half a million Instagram followers, and a rapidly growing Youtube channel. They’ve now …

  25. There’s something very magical about filling a home with greenery. No matter the space or size, it seems lush, and happy houseplants always know the way to livening up any room. These little guys do everything in their might to lift our spirits, and yet why do so many of us fall short when keeping them …

  26. BROUGHT TO YOU BY HGTV HOME™ by Sherwin-Williams

    PHOTOS BY 2ND TRUTH & BLK WLF

    More often than I care to admit, I’ve stared at the walls in my home wondering if I can live with my decisions. Not the introspective, life-changing decisions one ruminates on in the middle of the night, but staring at the walls and wondering if I’ve made a horrible mistake. It’s not that I’m indecisive, I’m …

  27. There’s something going on in the southern hemisphere that’s got the design community talking. One of the many benefits of this vast internet of ours is the close proximity to people and businesses thousands of miles away, and this fact has undoubtedly changed the way all of us make and consume things. Our team noticed an …

  28. With a one-year-old in the house, our kitchen can get messy. I’m talking messy here people. Things get left out, baby food gets spilled, and Joe and I can be a bit clumsy in a rush. Our kitchen doesn’t stay messy for long (thanks to Joe and his willingness to pick up after August and myself). Even if …

  29. If a good rug can really make a room, then two just might be able to transform it! Layered rugs popped on my radar this year and I’ve been playing around with them in the studio. Putting two or three on top of one another in your living room or bedroom really has a way of adding …

  30. If you’ve been following along with our studio remodel and my basement renovation, then you know how much we love Article. Not only is it Kate and Joe approved, it’s August and Winnie approved, too. The reason we keep coming back to Article for our projects is that they make furniture that’s even more stylish than it is affordable. …

  31. Since this time last summer, we’ve renovated not one but two of the bathrooms in our house and even added a powder room to our main floor. You could say I’m a little bathroom crazy (and in case you missed it you can find recaps of the playful patterning in our basement bathroom and the more subdued upstairs bathroom on the blog). It’s a …

  32. BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE Citizenry

    Photography by 2ndTruth

    Our house is really starting to look like home. That was the thought I had while looking around our living room last weekend. I had found a moment of quiet to capture for myself while August took a morning nap. There were no e-mails to respond to, and no Winnie hair to vacuum up– a very, …

  33. Reform has more up their sleeve! The brand that brings designer flair to IKEA kitchen and bathroom pieces that are otherwise a bit bland released a new line of furniture yesterday for your living room. And it is stunning. The pieces are a collaboration between the brand and noteworthy Swedish design houses– Note Design Studio and Afteroom. I …

  34. Photography by 2ndTruth

    As Wit & Delight opens its doors a little wider this year to host more contributors and bigger stories on our platform, we’ve been putting our heads together and thinking really hard about all the different ways we can give back to our community. With these broader stories in mind, Kate and I recently reached out …

  35. Wicker, straw, cane, rattan whatever you choose to call it, it’s back and I’m not mad about it. I’ve been eyeing anything cane, rattan, or woven for about a year now, and it’s pretty clear it’s here to stay for a while. What’s more exciting with older trends coming back around again is hunting for these …

  36. I recently caught up with Brianna Heiligenthal who, upon first meeting, is a total sweetheart. I’ve followed her on Instagram for a while now and couldn’t wait to meet her and see her home in person. Her rich red hair and contagious smile were the first things I noticed about Bri. That and her two cats and …

  37. BROUGHT TO YOU BY Scotch™ Brand

    When visiting our studio, my desk is the easiest to spot. While my team has clean, organized workspaces, mine is overflowing with props, notebooks, photos, sketches and coffee cups. This is not a new phenomenon. Over the years, in just about every position I’ve held, I’ve enjoyed the process of personalizing my desk. I figure if …

  38. It’s been so cool to see Studio 125 evolve. I knew when I got pregnant that I would need to have a place to separate work and life, but what I didn’t expect was building a space that would be a creative haven for not only myself, but for the creative community. It’s always a work in progress …

  39. Most of our renovation projects didn’t involve much drama. I was beginning to think all those HGTV shows were designed to freak people into thinking they would open the walls of a new home and subsequently empty their bank account. We found McDonald Remodeling and felt so much more at ease. I should have remembered this when …

  40. Ladies celebrating ladies. That’s what it’s all about on February 13th – Galentine’s Day! Showing your lady friends some love. We’re all for celebrating the women in your life, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend all your time, money and energy on putting together the perfect party. Keeping the focus on your friendships and spending …

  41. I love small spaces and this tiny studio apartment from sweden is no exception. I especially love the contrast of the shiny navy kitchen against the white washed woodwork. via mustard and sage via desire to inspire