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When we started this renovation at the end of April I really thought it’d be a 6 week quick in and out, done. Clearly like most projects that wasn’t the case. They always tend to take just a little longer than we think and somehow cost a little more than we anticipate too. I’m sharing […]

ORGANIC MODERN KITCHEN RENOVATION REVEAL

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When we started this renovation at the end of April I really thought it’d be a 6 week quick in and out, done. Clearly like most projects that wasn’t the case. They always tend to take just a little longer than we think and somehow cost a little more than we anticipate too. I’m sharing […]

ORGANIC MODERN KITCHEN RENOVATION REVEAL

DESIGN & STYLING

The main piece to our kitchen renovation I was set on in the design was a show stopping tile that would become the focal of our entire space. I love handcrafted zellige tile for it’s raw, natural beauty, but it was out of budget for this project. I really wanted to take the tile floor […]

ZELLIGE TILE LOOK FOR LESS ORGANIC MODERN KITCHEN RENOVATION

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A quick refresh as the seasons change always brightens a space, and I especially like doing this in the bedrooms with new linens. I still LOVE the look of a layered bed in spring and summer, but once the warmer months hit I take thinner linens to get the same cozy, layered look I love. […]

PRIMARY BEDROOM SUMMER REFRESH

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Trend or Timeless. Here’s what we have to say on the most popular wall treatment styles.First, keep in mind if you love it that’s all that matters. Home should be a reflection of you and your style not what’s trending, or even timeless if that doesn’t fit you. *click the photo to go to the […]

2022 WALL TREATMENT TRENDS & TIMELESS WALL DESIGN IDEAS

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I’ve talked about this for years… you should love where you live. Whether that’s an in-between season of life you’re living, your dream home, or a project filled fixer upper. We all have different lives, lifestyles, and needs. But one thing I will always passionately say LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE no matter what, no matter […]

LOVING WHERE YOU LIVE & OUR NEXT BIG PROJECT REVEAL

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Joss & Main’s biggest sale of the year is here! From furniture to lighting and decor there’s beautiful pieces at the best prices. I love Joss & Main for their stylish furniture and decor at an affordable price. Plus, now it’s up to 50% off sitewide for the next TWO days! Here’s our favorites we’ve […]

OUR FAVORITE FURNITURE SALE OF THE YEAR

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A question I hear all the time as a designer is regarding paint. What paint colors we use, what brand, what sheen, how to know undertones…. I get it. Paint is HARD! And no-one wants to repaint an entire room after realizing it isn’t working in the space. So, here’s the 411 on ALL THINGS […]

OUR FAVORITE NEUTRAL PAINT COLORS & A PAINT GUIDE

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Have you ever thought much about the ceiling? More and more it’s becoming known as the fifth wall. And for good reason… adding treatments to it just like a wall can make a huge impact on a space. Depending on the region typically a ceiling will have texture or be smooth. But what about adding […]

THE FIFTH WALL CEILING DESIGN IDEAS AND TIPS

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After a furniture layout swap in our living room I realized we desperately needed a larger, more substantial and different style coffee table to fill the space better. It’s always something, right? One thing leads to another. Insert our new DIY coffee table… we needed a square, but you could customize this to a rectangular […]

DIY CHUNKY LEG COFFEE TABLE

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Spring is here and in the Midwest that usually just means a couple sunny days with a TON of rain and mud. But the hope for sunshine and warmer days is there! You too? I cannot wait for spring blooms, planting flower pots, and getting our outdoor spaces ready for the season. We have quite […]

THE OUTDOOR EDIT, BEST OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE RUGS & DECOR

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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.