The Link Up: The BEST Casual Pant, Why A 6-Second Kiss Is Magic And The Only Met Gala Recap You’ll Need

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photo source | design by sarah lavoine

Our little team might be on both coasts (Los Angeles and Atlanta) but fear not because we are still all together in spirit on today’s Link Up.

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The Link Up: The Beauty Buy That Changed Emily’s Skin, Three AMAZING Tours and The End of Instagram Likes??

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image source | design by annie sloan

We made it to May in one piece, the sun is kinda shining (“Gray May” as us Southern Californians call it) but here are all the things we have been chatting, DMing and emailing about this week.

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Mountain House Monday: An Update on the Dining Banquette + Ask the Audience

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There is a new name for me that I read in a self-help book—I’M SORRY I GUESS WE SAY “SELF-IMPROVEMENT” BOOK—a “pre-crastinator.” I pull triggers almost too fast, making seemingly rapid decisions perhaps without all the information.

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Decorating Can Be So Wasteful. Here’s One BIG Thing You Can Do To Help (+ a Ton of Good Resources)

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photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp for EHD | from: Michael’s Living Room Reveal

I’ve been buying used or thrifted since I was born and I generally prefer at least 1/2 of my pieces to be vintage (which is just a fancy form of second hand).

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A Basement-Turned-Office Reveal (+ 7 Steps For How to Pull Off “Edgy Neutral”)

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You might remember this space from our “staging to sell with soul” post from earlier this month where we gave you a sneak peek into a seriously cool house that, along with local staging company The Platform Experiment, Emily and our wonderful style team outfitted to shoot for book #2 and the blog.

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Design Mistakes: 5 Lessons From the Portland Project (i.e. How We Could Have Saved A LOT OF MONEY)

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The Portland project, which we recently wrapped all the reveals for, was meant to be an investment property (okay fine, a “flip”) that we would renovate, design, sell and then, well, I didn’t go to business school but I think the idea was to profit.

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Ripped & Distressed Jeans Roundup + A Genius Shopping Hack for Affordable Denim

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Shirt (similar) | Jeans (similar) | Shoes | Hat

I wear a lot of ripped jeans, and anytime I’m in some and you see me (on stories, in photos on the blog), “Where did you get those?!?” is always one of the most asked questions from you guys.

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Your Pre-Weekend Dose of Serious Eye Candy: 10 Reader Before & After DIY Kitchens

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When I hear the words “kitchen renovation,” my first thought is always, “my god that’s a lot of work…and money.” But when I hear “DIY kitchen renovation,” I basically want to immediately take a nap because that my friends is A LOT of work and makes me tired simply just imaging it.

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An Exclusive House Tour From (Design Girl Crush) Leanne Ford

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I don’t have cable so I didn’t see last night’s episode of Restored by the Fords on HGTV (yet…I plan on watching online tonight), but I did get a sneak peek a few weeks back (and by sneak, I mean like…WHOLE peek, full on look) into this Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, home designed by the kick-butt Leanne Ford and renovated by her brother, Steve Ford.

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How We Staged a House (To Sell) With Soul + Some Sneak Peeks

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The EHD team just wrapped a staging/styling project in Eagle Rock (goes on the market tomorrow) that we are so proud of and today we are giving you sneak peeks and talking about how to give a house some soul, even while trying to sell it to the masses (though they can absolutely apply to any house that needs a little styling love).

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