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Before looking ahead to our goals and ideas for this year I always like to take a look back. Reflecting on last year’s goals, achievements, and projects always puts everything in perspective. Here’s a look at last year’s post – our 2021 project list. Adding a baby to the family limited my usual project list, but […]

BEST OF 2021 – OUR YEAR IN REVIEW

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Before looking ahead to our goals and ideas for this year I always like to take a look back. Reflecting on last year’s goals, achievements, and projects always puts everything in perspective. Here’s a look at last year’s post – our 2021 project list. Adding a baby to the family limited my usual project list, but […]

BEST OF 2021 – OUR YEAR IN REVIEW

LIFESTYLE

so excited to share part two of our holiday home tour. If you missed part one catch up HERE. I’ve shared all the sources in each space, and a little about my holiday styling this season. I hope it brings you inspiration. The holidays are the coziest time for our homes, and everything just feels so […]

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR PART II

DESIGN & STYLING

My favorite post of the year- my holiday home tour. This year I’m breaking it up into two posts and starting with the heart of the home. Come on in… I always dress up the porch for the holidays to welcome our guests and the near daily deliveries we get. It’s such a nice way to […]

HOLIDAY HOME TOUR PART I

DESIGN & STYLING

A little over four years ago with nothing more than a laptop, a hell of a lot of determination, and copious amounts of iced coffee I set out to work for myself, from my home, with two toddlers on my hips. Wow. It’s been such a ride and I know it’s only going to get […]

HOME OFFICE REVEAL

DESIGN & STYLING

When I design a space, I consider the overall basis for a neutral, classic and timeless look. One that won’t go out of style quickly. Then, I’m able to incorporate more stylish or trendy accents in the decor, lighting, paint and finishes that are easier to swap as time passes or style shifts. The key […]

MODERN ORGANIC KITCHEN, MINI KITCHEN REFRESH REVEAL

DESIGN & STYLING

I’m so excited to share a look at our finished guest bathroom renovation. This renovation wasn’t a full gut job, but we took a lot of it apart and started fresh, and on a budget! I’ve heard countless times bathrooms are scary to renovate because many fear DIY skills aren’t up to par, too much […]

GUEST BATH REVEAL

PROJECTS & DIY

I always feel nervous and even a little silly on reveal days – that aren’t from a major refresh or design makeover standpoint. I do know for so many of us though and in my experience, the little changes can make such a difference. So, while this reveal is nothing compared to the work we […]

SPRING REFRESH PATIO & DECK REVEAL

PROJECTS & DIY

I wanted to wait to write this post until now to really give a full review after a couple months of use, even as a third time mama so many products change over the years. It’s important to remember every baby is different, and so much really depends on your lifestyle. Here’s a look at […]

NEWBORN FAVORITES & POSTPARTUM ESSENTIALS

LIFESTYLE

Our sweet boy’s nursery is done! Aside from a few switches my design plan came to life and I couldn’t be happier. He’s been here for four weeks and after living in the space I can say it’s better than I had even hoped. A calm, serene, neutral space perfect to grow into. I like […]

NEUTRAL MINIMAL NURSERY REVEAL

DESIGN & STYLING

The first project of the year – a refresh in our newly updated living room including built-ins. When we did the fireplace a few months ago I hadn’t fully committed to the idea yet. I’m glad we waited on it to get it just right, but now that it’s done a new coffee table design […]

POTTERY BARN DUPE COFFEE TABLE

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I created Grace Oaks Designs based on a need for attainable design. I kept coming back to my signature style time after time and realized, this is it! We bridge the gap creating attainable design for the modern family. Home tells our stories. It's the cornerstone of where we're going and where we've been. Where beautiful style meets comfort and functionality. For an elevated everyday. It's our safe haven. Which is why I'm so passionate about creating refined casual interiors. Elevated yet livable. Because I want you to love coming home. 

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Grace Oaks Designs is an interiors and lifestyle brand located in Central IL. We offer inspiration and design services to help you elevate your everyday.