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I have a confession: I thoroughly enjoy self-quarantine. To be clear, I’ve been enjoying the heck out of self-quarantine. Except for the occasional grocery store (read: Home Depot) run and walks with my dog, I’ve been locked in the house and freaking loving it. I’m very, very, very, very lucky and blessed to be employed […]

Apr 7, 2020

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Hey friends! Today, I want to talk to you about the three reasons you should seriously consider hiring an interior designer. Saves You Time How is it going to save you time? If you’re anything like me, you’re extra type A. Buying a sofa isn’t as easy as just going to West Elm and picking […]

Janelle, Principal of HJN Design Studio and creator of the Hey J. Nicole platform sitting on white bedding explaining why you should hire an interior designer

Apr 4, 2020

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I love following interior design accounts online and watching design shows on TV, but I always have one major complaint: they never show how to make homes livable. Have you noticed that not one “after” home on HGTV includes a TV mounted on the wall?! I can’t speak for you, but I have a TV […]

Dec 18, 2019

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The dust is finally starting to settle on my big move into my first place as a homeowner (jk – dust is still flying everywhere because renovations are def still happening), but thankfully the master bathroom is actually done done, folks. And by “done done,” I mean not a single thing is hung on the […]

Nov 20, 2019

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This week, we experienced our first major condo renovation blip. Let me set the scene: we’re in the final stretch. Movers come next week. The cabinets and countertop are all scheduled to be installed this weekend. And then yesterday, I get a call from the cabinet provider (who shall remain nameless…) that my dream countertop […]

Sep 26, 2019

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I’m moving in two weeks, so all hopeful projects have come to a screeching halt. But before the move was in motion, public enemy number one in my apartment was my second bedroom. Second Bedroom: Before I use my second bedroom as an office and guest room. The furniture in my second bedroom was purely […]

Sep 19, 2019

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There are a handful of rules I stick to when decorating rooms: (i) spaces should be visually interesting with different textures and textiles, (ii) the more light the better, and (iii) comfort and function always come first. I rarely have issue convincing clients to lead with comfort…except when it comes to outdoor space. For whatever […]

Jun 29, 2019

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When folks approach me about decorating a drab room in their home, their biggest fear is always the same: the cost. Very rarely do people wanna pony up the cash for brand new, big ticket furniture like sofas or TV stands. But the truth? In most instances, all a room needs is a little refresh […]

Jun 28, 2019

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