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that everyone deserves to live in a beautiful home.

Educator, blogger, designer, ravenclaw, and home decor obsessed lamp collector.

I'm Marie Huang (pronounced wong)

 A joyful wow-pinch-me-this-is-actually-my-house moment shouldn't have to wait until you buy your forever home, win the lottery, or send your kids off to college... I want to help you design a beautiful home (no matter where you live) that looks polished, expensive, and positively screams with that "Fabulously You" kind of style. The wait is over!

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Are you making these critical design mistakes?

Discover the 3 interior design mistakes that are absolutely crucial to avoid when decorating your own home. 

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Know what you love, and why you love it.

The most important part of the entire design process is the visionary stage. If you don't know what you love and why you love it, it becomes really hard to design a room that feels like a true expression of your unique personality.  Collect 25-30 pictures of rooms you love. Choose your top 3. Make a detailed list about each specific thing that you love about that room: the texture, the color, the hardware, that crazy lamp, the natural light, etc. Use that list to guide every design decision.

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Hang your curtains from floor to ceiling.

Without question, my number one design pet peeve is when people hang their curtains directly above the top of their window. This popular design mistake makes the room look shorter, blocks natural light, and cheapens the overall look of the room. Instead, mount your curtain rod as close to the ceiling as you can get it, directly under the crown moulding if you have it. Get curtains that just barely touch the ground, and position them so that they hang on the wall next to the window, not covering the window glass itself.

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Create little moments in your home.

Little nooks and crannies often get overlooked in the design process. Create a wow moment in an unassuming area by adding an accent chair, some art, a cocktail table, a pedestal with a cool sculpture, a plant in a pretty bowl, etc. Get creative and play around with different combinations! You might be surprised how much an overlooked corner can add to the overall look and feel of a space.

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Showcase your collections.

Do you love to collect match books, small wooden shoes, russian nesting dolls, blue and white pottery, brass animals, antique silver? Find a creative way to show case your unique collections and work them into the design of your space. I personally love show casing my match book collection in pretty dishes, piling my massive coffee table book collection high on tables throughout my house, and plan on showing off my Rick and Morty Pops Figurine collection (yes you read that correctly) on a bookcase or shelf in my fiancée's future office. 

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Small space solutions with big style.

This beautiful bedroom by Stacie Flinner in her former Gramercy Park, Manhattan bedroom just makes me swoon every time I see it. I love how creative she got with her floor plan. This room is incredibly small and long, almost like a hallway. She pushed their bed in the farthest corner and placed it right against the window. She added hung curtain panels from the ceiling to create a canopy which made this space saving solution look incredibly glamorous!

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This is where I share my best design tips, tricks, and trainings on how to design a beautiful, expensive looking home on a budget, fashion inspiration and outfits, craft cocktails and tasty recipes, and behind-the-scene looks into my personal life. 

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how to make any room
feel larger

2.1.21

how to create a color palette in your home

8.22.20

my new living room inspiration

8.19.20

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how to style personal photos in your home

8.17.20

how to create a color
palette in your home

8.22.20

design crush: Beds in nooks

7.6.20

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the looks that I'm loving lately

8.17.20

rebuilding my wardrobe from the ground up

1.16.21

how to dress like olivia palermo

2.3.21

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a few things on my wishlist

2.1.21

7 beauty products i want to try

1.21.21

cozy loungewear to do absolutely nothing in

1.3.21

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18 ways to get more organized and simplify your life

2.1.21

dallas travel guide for locals and tourists

2.3.21

my february 2021 playlist

8.19.20

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7 healthy habits i'm working on this year

1.7.21

making a statement in pink ruffles

8.22.20

5 healthy, but yummy recipes i'm trying this month

2.4.21

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my absolute favorite books of 2020

2.3.21

101 Things to do in 1001 days

8.22.20

creative ways to spend quality time with your partner

8.19.20

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my weightloss journey:
month one

2.3.21

my 2021 goals, intentions, and vision board

1.22.21

my 2021 reading bucket list (and checklist)

8.19.20

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allows her to effortlessly elevate the look of a space and add polish to every project. I love my home so much more now that it truly represents my personality."

Hailey B.

"Marie's unique eye for design

since I first discovered her blog years ago. When my wife and I needed a design expert to help us with our new house, it took me like .5 seconds to decide who I was going to hire! We loved working with Marie every step of the way, and can't wait to enlist her help with future projects.

Erin M.

"I'VE BEEN OBSESSED WITH MARIE'S STYLE

Words can't even describe how much I love my new home office space. Marie nailed the look I was going for and came up with creative ideas that I never would have even thought of trying."

Hana P.

"TO SAY I'M IMPRESSED WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

So naturally, I wanted to create my own book club...

am i A complete book nerd? Yes. Yes i am.

If you're anything like me and love nothing more than curling up with a cocktail and a good book, then the Progression By Design book club was made for you. Each month I choose an exciting new read for us all to dive into and a fun new cocktail to make at home. At the end of every month join me and your fellow book lovers for a virtual Happy Hour where we get to talk about what we loved, what we hated, and "omg did you see that twist coming" while we sip our drinks!

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What if I told you that there are simple and cost effective ways to give your home an expensive looking polish with no design experience required? I'm giving away my favorite design secrets that I use with my own paid clients for FREE. 

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I'm pulling back the curtain and revealing my favorite sources for home decor and fashion. Shop my favorite lamps, rugs, this-is-so beautiful-how-is-less-than-$300 furniture, fashionable finds, art, and so much more! 

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Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. Fashion is to please your eye. Shapes and proportions are for your intellect. Fashion never stops. There is always the new project, the new opportunity. Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good. Attention to detail is of utmost importance when you want to look good.

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I'm Marie!

I'm Marie!

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i'm obsessed with interior design

and pretty much all books

I'm a design loving Dallas girl that got fed up with waiting for her dream home and figured out how to turn her one bedroom apartment into a polished looking sanctuary. Now I'm teaching you all of my tips, tricks, and design secrets so that you can create your own dream home no matter where you live.

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& pretty much all books

i'm obsessed with interior Design

full disclosure

I'm a design loving Dallas girl that got fed up with waiting for her dream home and figured out how to turn her one bedroom apartment into a polished looking sanctuary. Now I'm teaching you all of my tips, tricks, and design secrets so that you can create your own dream home no matter where you live.

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