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Travel : Views From LA's Most Exclusive Homes

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Whether you're sitting at a desk at work or lounging with your morning cup of tea, you may just want to be transported somewhere else. So, travel with us to Los Angeles, the city of dreams, to tour some of the most beautiful backyards and views from our favorite exquisite homes. 

How to: Backyard Summer Lighting

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Whether you are going for a relaxing evening by yourself or a get together of 20, you will want your backyard to look its absolute best. Incorporating lighting that fits your backyard is important. You want you, and your guests to be a comfortable and impressed as possible. So, we will help you formulate some ideas you can bring home to your own personal backyard getaway.   

Light Up the Patriotism at Your Fourth of July Party!

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Whether you are throwing a get together with your friends and family, or going to attend, make sure you are prepared with fun fourth of July decorations. We searched the web to find the most bang for your buck ideas for a party this coming 4th of July! 

Happy Independence Day! 






Fourth of July Pastries You Will Want to Try!

by The Laura Swearingen Team

The fourth is approaching quickly, a fun and festive holiday full of Barbeque, Lake Days, and Fireworks. So, if you are (or even if you aren't) having guests, try to recreate any of these fun pastries for your special patriotic day. 

Indulge & Enjoy!


Tie-Dye Fudge 


Yogurt & Sprinkle Dipped Strawberries 


Cake Pops 




Spiral Cake 

Blueberry, Strawberry and Banana Kabobs 


Chocolate Dipped Rice Cereal Firecracker Bars 


Red White & Blue Candied Popcorn 


Raspberry & Blueberry Slushies 



Tie-Dye Cookies


Patriotic Milkshake 


Fourth of July Jello Cups 



How to: Create the Perfect Beach Bathroom

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Sometimes, we all just want to be transported away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and creating a beach bathroom can do that for you. Our team has collaborated to create what we feel like are the most essential pieces of a beach themed get-away, in your bathroom of course. 

1. Pastel Blue and Sandy Browns - Nothing says the beach like sand and a clear blue ocean. So, for your bathroom try to implement those two colors with some white features here and there. This way, the white will neutralize and balance the browns and blues. 

2. Accents - Starfish, coral, pictures of starfish and coral, or pretty much anything you feel like you'd see at the beach, bring inside your bathroom. (With no coral or starfish harmed in the process of course). 

3. Candles - Many candle companies have created an abundance of beach-themed scents. So, grab your favorite and let your eyes and nose take a nice little walk down the shore in your own bathroom. Plus, you can even try decorating your own! 

4. Lighting - Harsh bright lighting does not go for that relaxing ocean vibe at all. So, we recommend soft manila type lighting that is easy on the eyes and accentuates the hues of your perfectly crafted beach bathroom. 

5 Ways to Make Your Bedroom Your Happy Place

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Happy Bedroom, Happy Life is the saying right? Well, close enough. But, we have come to understand that when your bedroom is happier so are you! This is a place where you relax and decompress so why not make it the best room of all? We are here to give you 5 tips to easily boost the mood in your room! 

1. Clean!!! - Okay, so this is kind of a given. But, who knew that the first and free step to creating a bedroom that has an overall better feel is one that has no clutter. So, clear off that bed side table and invest in some extra storage if you need to. You'll thank yourself later, trust us. 

2. Always Make Your Bed! - Again, a free given but, we all need a reminder sometimes. You won't believe how good it will feel to walk into your room after a long day of work to see a freshly made bed with pristine, tucked in sheets. This is a super mood booster. 

3. Personalize & Accessorize - Adding a touch of your favorite things can really make a space feel like your own. Consider your favorite candles, bedside lamps, monogrammed pieces, anything to make your space feel special to you. 

4. Pay Special Attention to Your Bedding - Not only do you want something that is themed to the interior of your room but bedding that is comfortable is essential. When you crawl into bed you want to feel embraced, right? We recommend a duvet comforter with a cover that fits your room. 

5. Clean Out Your Closet - Seriously. We know this isn't your bedroom but, most likely your closet is connected or relatively close to your bedroom. You may have followed the previous 4 steps but what happens when you have clothes and shoes draped all over your closet and your fresh lively bedroom doesn't feel so fresh anymore. (Sad Face). So, keep your clothes space clutter-free and your room and closet will flow nicely in mood-boosting unison. 



How to: Florida Room Anywhere in the US

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Ahh, Florida, where the air is warm, the water is cool and the beaches are beautiful. You may or may not have heard the trend "Florida Room" in peoples home. Where they may have an indoor pool, lounge chairs, etc. But, overall, the whole room is exposed to complete sunlight. Sounds like paradise, even for those of you living up north. This may take a little renovation but it will add great value to your home and really be worth it, especially when its 40 degrees outside but you're soaking up the sunlight. Enjoy these beautiful sun rooms to see how you may want to create your own, no matter where you live! 


15 Highrise Condos That Will Make You Want to Buy!

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Some of us are perfectly content on rolling acres of land, others absolutely love being in the suburbs, but if you have never thought about living in the city, these condos may make you consider it. Our team has picked our favorite luxury high rises that make us want to live in the city. So, travel around the U.S. with us and visit these 15 beautiful condos all from the convenience of your desktop. 

Dallas, TX

San Diego, CA


Miami, FL 


New York, NY 


Las Vegas, NV 


New York, NY 


San Francisco, CA


Atlanta, GA 


Chicago, IL 


Los Angeles, CA 

Miami, FL 


New York, NY 


Los Angeles, CA 


Dallas, TX

Las Vegas, NV


10 Marble Interiors You Will Fall In Love With

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Marble is of the most fine and elegant features in regards to flooring, countertops, sometimes even walls! We have set out to find the most beautiful ways marble was incorporated in homes to share with you for design-spiration! 



5 Ways to Make Your Home More Summer(y)!

by The Laura Swearingen Team

Okay, so we know summery really isn't a word but, fitting for this post. The official beginning of summer is almost here (June 21st) and we are so ready for cold lemonade, cool pools, and warm weather. Our team has come together to figure out the best things you can do to bring summer inside your home! 

1. Greenery 


2. Summer Candles


3. Spawater 


3. Pineapple Accents 


5. Vibrant Throw Pillows 



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