Reader Showcase // A Swanky Round Farmhouse Table


The Design Confidential Reader Showcase / DIY Swank Round Farmhouse Table

I have been meaning to showcase this gorgeous build for more than a year now… I know, I am horribly slow and I am behind on showcases like you would not believe! But this beauty deserves the spotlight and the mods are fantastic. A link to the plans this was built from is below, along with a link to her post that shares how she modified this beauty!

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Build Design Live


The Design Confidential x Build Design Live Design Network Once upon a time, in a far away land called the internet, a brand new design network was born.  This magnificent design network grew into a glorious creature with the magical gift of nailing that sweet spot between real life experiences and fantastic how-to’s. Many creatures to come before this, have tried and fallen short of achieving true glory in the real life realm of DIY and Design…  But not Build. Design. Live. Read More


Weekend Agenda // A Memorable Memorial Day Weekend


The Design Confidential Weekend Agenda // Memorial Day Weekend

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I hope many of you are enjoying a long weekend of family and friends – the best kind. I imagine some of you might also be enjoying the first real weekend of summer vacation. Out here in my neck of the woods (N. California) we are done for the year and I for one could not be more terrified and excited all at the same time. Last summer nearly did me in, with both my boys home and old enough to bicker and bother. Read More

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Finding the Finish Line / The Many Faces of My Interior Spaces


The Design Confidential x Schlage // Door Hardware and Hinges are the Perfect Finale For Any Home Makeover via @thedesconf

If you furnish and decorate your home yourself, how do you know when you are finished with a space? Is there a natural stopping point in your decorating process? Do you ever actually feel like a space is utterly complete or do your spaces evolve along with you, over time? For someone in my particular line of work, I suppose you can imagine that I spend a lot of time working and reworking my decor. It is the nature of the beast, so to speak… and frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. The constant flux and flow of design elements suits me.

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Entertaining / Studio

Summertime Sunset Shaved Ice


The Design Confidential x Michaels Makers Summertime Sunset Shaved Ice

It’s that time of year when the temperatures start to rise and Mother Nature starts to hint at turning up the heat. All I need is the slightest suggestion and I am on board and ready to roll with summertime fun! In honor of the lengthy stay-cation on the horizon, I am rolling out the red carpet for my favorite time of year with a few summery sweet treats. What say you, are you tired of this never ending winter too? Let’s revolt…

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Completed Circle New School Desk


The Design Confidential Builders Showcase Completed Circle New School Desk

It may be April Fool’s Day but this gorgeous build is no joke. That finish is so, so good with the two tone look and such a bright happy color for the base.


Here is what they have to say about their build:

Finally finished the kid’s desk for #arellanohomeschool. I added a storage space under the tabletop. Put in some soft close hinges so it doesn’t slam. The kids love it but now I have to build another because they’re fighting over it.

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The Pursuit of Dreaminess


The Design Confidential Pursuit of Dreaminess

This is a bit of a departure from the usual line of business here at TDC, but I figure it is high time I filled you in on the reason for my bouts of silence around these parts. There has been so much going on behind the scenes here that I have failed to stop and take a moment to compose my thoughts and give you an update.

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