my favorite design books to inspire your next makeover

While our bedroom makeover is on hold a bit as my leg heals, I’m still brainstorming what other renovations we can tackle this year! Homeownership… the work never ends, ha. While Pinterest is obviously my favorite place to find inspiration, nothing quite beats the timeless, classic inspiration that so often comes from books. I have a fairly large collection, so now that I’m essentially on couch-rest all the time, I’ve been digging back into some old favorites and wanted to share my favorite design books to inspire your next makeover!

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small space entertaining // moody blue marbling for spring

small space entertaining inspiration. moody blue marbling for spring. white and blue dinnerware with matte black cutlery. smoky quartz as a gift for guests. get more entertaining inspiration on jojotastic.com

Before all of the drama of last week and my broken leg (and surgery), I wanted to launch a new series — meet Small Space Entertaining! As the proud owner of #mytinybungalow, I find that I entertain way more than I ever did when I lived in a larger space. I think it’s probably because I own my home and love showing it off to people, even though it’s still in major fixer upper mode. But entertaining in a small space has it’s challenges. To kick off this new series, I decided to set my table for a springtime brunch for 4 and share my inspiration.

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lessons learned + updating our deck for summer with Article

This post is sponsored by Article. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

This won’t be news to long-time homeowners, but it’s a lesson I keep learning over and over and over again: house stuff is never actually finished. Case in point, our deck. Being a new homeowner, I thought I could simply put waterproof covers over our outdoor stuff during the winter months and everything would be ok… except it wasn’t, not at all. It turns out that someone had set up a home there in the winter months. Several someones, actually. I don’t even want to think about what they were, to be honest, but everything was destroyed. Lesson learned — the hard way.  Thankfully, Article reached out with their new outdoor furniture line — wanna see our deck makeover??

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bedroom makeover // my search for small space friendly nightstands

my search for white small space friendly nightstands for my tiny house bedroom renovation / makeover. get all of the shopping resources on jojotastic.com

The bedroom makeover has sort of stalled… don’t get me wrong, we’ve made some EPIC progress, but at the same time there are a few big impact pieces that are still missing from the room. One in particular is a nightstand. I scored these lovely vintage Lane pieces on Craigslist for a song, but as soon as the wallpaper went up, they suddenly didn’t feel right. There’s something about the scale and the tone of the wood grain that isn’t jiving with my vision. It’s actually been really hard for me to figure out why they aren’t quite right! And thus began my search for a white nightstand that is also small space friendly…

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spring cleaning tips for small spaces (all under $100, too!)

Small space storage tips with big impact for pantries and closets. Spring cleaning inspiration #eBayGiftCards #eBaySpringCleaning #Ad #eBayGiftCards #eBaySpringStore

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When I bought #mytinybungalow, I knew I’d have to get creative with my small space storage solutions. After all, this house doesn’t have a single closet! I’m in the process of installing one in the bedroom, but until then, I’ve had to get really creative. A few simple hacks have made a really big impact on our day-to-day here, and thanks to eBay and their Spring Hub, it felt like the perfect time to share my tips with you guys!

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The Candle Creative + a giveaway

My household is definitely one where I always have at least one candle burning. I love the ambiance that fragrance creates in my home, along with the soft, flicking glow. It’s just… magical. I have many favorite candle brands, but recently one of my favorites, Candelles, launched a new sister-brand, The Candle Creative. The signature fragrances and service are the same, but the focus of the packaging is on collaborations with independent artists.

Keep reading to learn more about these candles + learn about the details of our giveaway!

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please buy this so I don’t // mod lucite lamps

please buy this so I don't. vintage mod lucite lamps from etsy. more interior design inspiration on jojotastic.com

Sometimes I go on these tangents where I type something into Etsy and look at every single option and then desperately want to buy them all. Recently, I did this with vintage lucite lamps and the results sort of blew my mind. I knew I had to share all of these gorgeous pieces with you guys. I think this just might be a new series…

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