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12 Stylish Stools to Complete Your Kitchen Island

When we moved into our home, it took us two months to decide on stools for our kitchen island. Who thought stool shopping was so tough? Being chair-less for 8 weeks was no fun, but I was determined to find just the right fit for our space, and eventually we did (the winner). In the same design dilemma? Peruse these stylish finds that were some of our contenders!

12 Stylish Stools to Complete Your Kitchen Island
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12 Stylish Stools to Complete Your Kitchen Island
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This Organizer’s Home will Give You Maje Motivation to Clear the Clutter

If the pantry is any indication, there is not a junk drawer or jam packed closet to be found in Clea Shearer of The Home Edit’s gorgeous abode. Instead it’s all classic black and white details and modern accessories mixed with really amazing art photography. Find motivation to clear the clutter with even more of this chic and insanely organized home in the VAULT.


When our house was being built, I had a very simple, but very specific vision. I wanted a white brick house, with a high gloss black door on both the inside and the outside. And that really set the tone for the whole house. White walls, white molding, black light fixtures, back dining room table, black and white photography, and so on.

Dining Room

The dining room is to the left when you walk in through the front door, so it was really important that it coordinated with the entry. We found our black dining room table and chairs at Pottery Barn, and adorned the top with succulents from FLWR Shop – one of our favorite local spots!


I’m such a sucker for a good kitchen.. And I was really excited to make this the all white kitchen of my dreams. With black counters of course. I added a bunch of great canisters from White’s Mercantile, and all white kitchen tools from Williams Sonoma to round it out. My FAVORITE part though is our sitting area with our Jim Marshall photographs hanging above.

Living Room

The living room is open to the kitchen so I wanted all the colors to work together. The couch and chairs are shades of gray, and I allowed little pops of color in the Coral and Tusk pillows (also from White’s Mercantile), and the “Nashville” and “Los Angeles” prints from West Elm.


Mud Room

The mud room is a less formal version of our front entry. The interior black door was the focal point, and the white shiplap walls and chrome hooks were designed as a compliment. And because I never miss an opportunity to organize things, the top cubbies hold baskets of all our on-the-go essentials.

Laundry Room

I know… it’s not white! But it’s the one room where I decided to live a little. My business partner, Joanna, came over and helped me organize all the baskets and cleaning supplies. The perks of being an organizer!

Master Bedroom

I wanted to create a room that was extremely minimal but also really comfortable. The color palette is in grayscale, which I find particularly soothing. And I opted to leave the walls blank and clean to keep the room bright and white. My favorite piece is the lucite rolling cart that has all my important memories and trinkets: The table number from our wedding, the book after which I was named, Bob Dylan lyrics (my favorite!), and a silver box of treasures.


Master Bathroom

There’s nothing like a white bathroom with carrera marble counters. It feels like a spa without even trying! Add in a free-standing tub, and you never need to leave the house.

Master Closet

Moving into this house was the best thing ever… Except I had to downsize my closet. Not the best thing ever. Thankfully I was able to pull off a few organizing tricks to maximize the space. The shelving was transitioned into a shoe wall, and I added our signature script on the shoebox for easy identification. The racks were all categorized and separated by color, and I added an additional standing rack from West Elm to hold my long dresses.



Playrooms are one of my favorite rooms to decorate and one of our favorite spaces to organize for The Home Edit clients. It’s also one of the only rooms in my house where I let the rainbow colors run wild, and it’s a fun to just ROYGBIV every square inch. From an organizational point of view, it’s also really practical because it helps kids navigate their toys better, helps parents clean-up at the end of the day, and always makes the room like polished.

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Photography: Clea Shearer | Organization and Styling: The Home Edit

Craft the Ultimate Cookie Decorating Bar with these Simple Tips

Cookies are a universal love language and a welcome treat at any and all parties. Why not kick that classic up a notch with a super cute cookie decorating bar? Milou & Olin just showed us how insanely stylish a tropical infused party can be and now they’re offering up tips for recreating this sure to be loved party activity. Learn how to craft the ultimate dessert bar below!

Pre-ice baked sugar cookies with white, or light colored, icing. This will give your guests a clean and blank canvas.

Fondant is a great alternative to royal icing on cookies. You can simply roll and cut out shapes with cookie cutters. Fondant typically gets a bad reputation for tasting horribly, but now there are actually a lot of great tasting options. There are many brands available at local craft stores! Find one that you like– they all have their own unique flavors.

Provide new/unused nylon brushes to use for your decorating station. Alternatively, use any set of brushes that are solely used for dessert decorating.

Make cookie paint by combining edible food coloring, gels, or powders with a few drops of clear liquor or lemon juice. The less liquor or lemon juice you add, the more concentrated your cookie paint will be.

Create cookie “stickers” by printing out edible images. Ask your local bakery or cake supply store if they can print a digital image for you on frosting sheets. Once you have your printed images, simply cut out pieces and shapes for your guests to attach to their pre-frosted cookies.


Make a fun drying station for your guests’ cookies. Edible paint can take 1-2 hours to dry– the thicker the coat of paint, the longer it will take.

Don’t forget to provide labels so everyone can keep track of which cookies belong to whom!

Party DIY's For Your Next Girly Get-together
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Party DIY's For Your Next Girly Get-together
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Photography: Milou & Olin | Event Design: Milou & Olin | Event Design: Paper Heart Patisserie | Event Design: Scarlett & Grace | Event Design: Milklegs Co. | Floral Design: Scarlett & Grace | Reception Venue:Studio 817 | Cake Design & Desserts: Paper Heart Patisserie

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