Lisa Leonard Designs

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April 18th | decorating

i have been in full cleaning and organizing mode and it’s a wonderful feeling! to tell the truth, i’d lost my rhythm after david’s heart surgery and the piles of stuff i needed to deal with, were really getting me down. enough was finally enough! over the weekend i tackled some piles and cleaned and i’m on my way to making our home feel peaceful again.

above is our entryway. the black buffet was a craigslist find. all the other pieces are mostly treasures picked up from thrift stores. you can see the DIY hand-painted love sign here.

this is the other wall in our entryway. the arched mirror and bench were both hand-me-downs from my generous mom. the ruffle pillow is from tj maxx.

in front of the fireplace is my happy aqua chair. you can see the chair before and after pics here. it was a serious transformation! that adorable quilt? made by my sweet friend, camille roskelley. it’s a treasure and so special to me! more pics about the spring mantle here.

this is a collage made up of thrifted frames and paintings. my most recent addition is the orange poppy painting–a gift from my twin sister. i love it. seriously love it {and her}. i’m on the hunt for more paintings for this space.

here’s a close-up of a couple paintings and our pewter heart wall hanging.

on our kitchen table is a wire basket with found treasures from the ocean and a napkin holder.

it might be time to re-do this nook again, but i’m still loving it. you can watch a little video about the nook re-do here.

a little cleaning and organizing and i am really falling in love with our home again. some of the areas i wanted to avoid before feel peaceful now. what’s your favorite spot in your home?

107 Responses

  1. Shelley says:

    Your style is incredible!!! Stopping by from LMM 😀

  2. kalanicut says:

    Doesn’t it feel good to get home back to the way you like it. It seems to spin out of control so quickly and easily. Looks beautiful and I am sure you are enjoying your newfound peace and enjoyment. Now I’m off to do some tidying up myself.

  3. Rachel says:

    Love your necklaces! I’m stopping by from LMM.

  4. Stopping by to say hi from Little Miss Momma! I love your store! You are so amazingly talented! I can’t wait to buy some things!!!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Heather Mullin

  5. Megan says:

    I read your blog all the time in my reader but I’m stopping by for reals today from LMM. :) I LOVE your happy aqua chair!

  6. Your home is lovely Lisa! Love your style!

  7. I love the frames within a frame! Clever and beautiful.

  8. kristi says:

    I love your neckalces…stopping by from LMM

  9. Rhaissa says:

    sending my hellos from Little Miss Momma! i’m a huge huge fan of your work. currently rocking the thin sterling cuff with my three bebes’ names. best $$$ ever spent on jewelry <3 on every list that i make for christmas a LL design is always #1 :)

  10. Kelly says:

    Love it! Especially the arched mirror from your mom and the sand dollar banner…what a great idea for summer!

  11. Paige says:

    My favorite spot in my home is realzing on a super comfy love seat in my enlcosed front porch with the sun beating on me :)

  12. Tyler Flinders says:

    stopping by from LMM! LOVE your products! and love your decor ideas…..will be checking back in :)

  13. Kerri F says:

    I’m stopping by from LLM…

    Your designs are beautiful! I love your style as well! I wish my house looked have as great as yours does! I love the frame wall!! So unique & beautiful.

  14. Stephanie says:

    Love the LOVE sign!

    LMM sent me to comment. :)

  15. Meg says:

    I found you through Little Miss Momma and I’m so glad that I did! I love your pewter heart wall hanging and your magic wand is a MUST-HAVE for my niece!

  16. Molly B says:

    visiting from LMM–but I am also a long time reader! love ya

  17. Nancy Lefko says:

    Love all the beautiful vignettes.

    I just visited LMM..thanks for the opportunity to win!

  18. JoEllen says:

    Stopping by from LMM…I LOVE your stuff! Thanks for sharing your talents with us =)

  19. linda says:

    Hi Lisa,

    Gosh…I just love your entry way ‘bureau’.
    The idea of framed pieces within a larger frame is something I’ve never seen, but will be ‘stealing’ from you!

    Your home is lovely and welcoming.
    Thank you for sharing and encouraging me in the process!


  20. Lis says:

    Stopping by from LMM!

    I put in a Mother’s Day gift request to my husband to purchase something from your site. *here’s hoping!* :]

  21. laura says:

    MY favorite spot is our living room! I am SO wishy washy when it comes to decorating. Right now we have a huge sofa… like a bed, and a huge chair w/ an ottoman. Black furniture. It’s nice, but looking around at other blogs I’m starting to think I want more white and pastel colors… uh oh! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Ashley Downs says:

    Love your Necklaces!! Stopped by from LMM

  23. Haley Nicole says:

    VERY CUTE BLOG! from LMM :) thanks for the giveaway

  24. Megan says:

    Love your designs! Stopping by from by LMM!

  25. brooke says:

    visiting from LLM. you are talented!

  26. Marianne says:

    I am visiting from LMM, I love all your work and your home is beautiful.

  27. Margaret Scott says:

    You have a lovely home Lisa. Seeing your picture of your printer’s tray has reminded me: I bought an old one and it needs some tlc, must get to work so I can display it. Have a happy week x

  28. Caity says:

    Stopping by from LMM……….. loving your blog!!!…

  29. Stacey says:

    Your things are amazing! You are so talented!! Stopping by from LLM! Thanks!

  30. Leigh says:

    I’m just loving all of the blue in your hallway! It’s just soothing and lovely. I’m stoping by from Little Miss Momma. :))

  31. Jen says:

    Love your open circle bracelet, I would put my daughter’s name in it and then have to get another piece in October for #2!

    Stopping by LMM :)

  32. Jill Wurth says:

    Sent from LMM. You are such an inspiration!

  33. Courtney says:

    I am here, sent by LMM! LOVE your jewelry!

  34. aimee says:

    Stopping by from LMM…. Beautiful home!

  35. Sarah M. says:

    Just enjoyed reading through your blog…send my LMM. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it! I already love your jewelery, so this was a great added bonus!

    I’m also craving that side table for our hall upstairs. Yum!!!

  36. Erin says:

    Your store is adorable! And I love your frame collage! Stopping by from LMM

  37. Jodi says:

    I love your decor; I love the arched mirror and bench! I just found a wire basket that is like the one under your bench; I was SO excited; I can’t wait to find a place for it!


  38. meg says:

    just found me a new blog to follow…courtesy of LMM

  39. oh my stars….LOVE that buffet of yours! my favorite spot in my house has got to be my craftroom!

  40. Barbara says:

    I’m visiting from LMM…your home is beautiful.

  41. JB says:

    Stopping in from LMM

  42. courtney says:

    Stopping in from LMM I love your jewelry!

  43. Sandy A says:

    Came over from Lorie @ B D A say Hi–and tell you your home are blog are just lovely…

  44. Came over from LMM to visit your sight and found some really cute must haves..

    As a single mom with a rough year behind us I know just what I am going to have to order for myself for mother’s day! <3

  45. Oh how I’ve missed this blog and its eye candy! Been offline for 2 weeks due to some personal issues, but I’m also stopping by from the LMM giveaway to say HI! :)

  46. Joani says:

    Love your work, and your style. I aspire to get control of my “stuff” as in clutter. If I had to pick a favorite piece, I guess it would be Wish.

  47. michelle riebeek says:

    that quilt is adorable!

  48. Christiana says:

    You have such a natural, earth-embracing sense of style. I love it. My favorite space in my home is sitting at my desk in my office. It overlooks the backyard and I love to sit there and watch my boys play.

    Stopping over today for the LMM giveaway!

  49. Angela says:

    Stopping by today for the LMM giveaway! Everything is so beautiful!

  50. Megan says:

    Stopping by from LMM…I love the faith hope love necklace. All your stuff is amazing!

  51. kait says:

    sent here from LMM and loving your house tour! especially the use of frames within frames – how clever!


  52. Stephanie says:

    Love all the great ideas. So fun. Got your blog address from B D A N

  53. CaryManda says:

    Headed over from Lorie @ Be Different Act Normal.
    I love your jewelry. I love your creativity!
    Thank you for sponsoring a generous giveaway! :)

  54. Becky says:

    Hi Lisa!

    Your designs are beautiful, and so is your blog!

  55. Randee Mecham says:

    Came over from Lorie @ B D A N
    LOVE your designs!

  56. amie says:

    Great jewelry and designs! I’m visiting from Lorie’s Be Different Act Normal in hopes of winning the giveaway!

  57. Amanda says:

    stopping by from LMM… and i think i may love your home as much (if not more) than i love your stunning jewelry creations.

    although i am dying to win the “whoo do you love? necklace.” wondering why that one… i explained it in a comment on LMM’s blog. 😉

    seriously… GORGEOUS home.

  58. Tamarra says:

    Stopping by from LLM. Love all that you do in your home and your necklaces are great so jealous when i see people with them, want one so bad!

  59. Monica says:

    Also sent here from LMM.

    Love your jewelry…keep up the gorgeous work!

  60. Renee says:

    Love your designs. Sent from LMM

  61. Jennifer G says:

    Saw your site on LMM, but I already read your blog every day…love it and love the house pics today!

  62. Karen says:

    Your home is beautiful and I love your jewelery style! I’m here from LMM!
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

  63. Liz says:

    I love your necklaces!! I’m here from LMM.

  64. Amy says:

    I ADORE that chair! Stopping by from LMM.

  65. Shirley L says:

    You have a beautiful home! I wouldn’t mind an invite 😉 Stopping in from LMM

  66. sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Beautiful home, love that buffet!

  67. Edwina says:

    My favorite spot in my home is wherever my husband is! :) I am here from Be Different, Act Normal-hoping to win the gift certificate she’s offering. I love the “Be Still” piece most of all.

  68. Valerie says:

    Stopped by from Be Different, Act Normal @lorieblogs you have amazing style and I love your shop. Crossing my fingers for something for mother’s day!

  69. Kim says:

    I adore your work! Visiting from LMM!

  70. Ricki Duke says:

    Love your designs. The heartstring necklace is very cute.

  71. Caitlin Towse says:

    Love your stuff!!! Glad I could find you on LMM :) :)

  72. mekei says:

    hey! that’s cool with frames inside of frames and the sand dollar banner. i live in miami and never thought of that. anyway, came over from be different act normal. glad she sent me your way.

  73. Jamie says:

    I just wanted to say that I just found your jewelry and I think it’s beautiful. LMM turned me on to it!

  74. Kim says:

    Stopping by from Be Different, Act Normal. You need to advertise in Sports Illustrated or ESPN because my loud hints are not working! I LOVE LOVE LOVE you necklaces!

  75. Laura says:

    I just stoped by to give you some love. I love your designs.

  76. Allegra says:

    I was just drooling over your home. We may need to shop together sometime :) I’m inspired!

  77. Jami says:

    I love the frame wall! Sooo pretty!

  78. Lacey says:

    I love your style!! Dropping by to say hello from LMM!!

  79. Alli says:

    LOVE your products and style!! Stopping by from LMM :)

  80. sandy johnson says:

    stopping by from Be Different Act Normal. Love your designs!

  81. Shannon says:

    Just stopping by from LMM!!! Love your stuff!

  82. Nelly B. says:

    visiting from LMM! thanks for the giveaway!

  83. Andrea says:

    LOVE your blog… stopping by from LMM

  84. Susan says:

    The money you spent on the chair was well spent – you have repurposed something and made it your own!

  85. So you DO have a twin! I couldnt believe how similar you two girls looked in one of your posts last week but I didnt know you were twins for sure. Just thought you were sisters.:)
    I LOVE your home. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  86. Karen Hayes says:

    I wish you could come to COLD MI and decorate my house! It is a CLEAN slate!!! NOTHING hanging on the living room or diningroom walls! You are an inspiration for sure!

  87. Jane says:

    Stopping by from LMM…love your designs…the mason jars, hearts, little birds…OMW…they are too cute!!

  88. Paige says:

    You have such great style! Where did you find your napkin holder?

  89. EG says:

    A quilt just makes everything cozy, doesn’t it?

  90. Tabitha Blue says:

    Ohhhh, it truly is a peaceful and serene home!! Thanks for taking us on a tour. The photos made me smile… and feel like I was getting closer to the beach and father away from Michigan where it SNOWED yesterday! Great post, beautiful home, and I’m believing for a quick recovery for your husband :)


  91. Carmen says:

    Just stopping by from LMM to say that you do beautiful work!

  92. Raina says:

    I stopped by from LMM! Once my family completes our adoption, (I have three biological and am on the waiting list for Bulgaria) I am TOTALLY getting a new mommy necklace! Love your home decor, too!

  93. Alice C. says:

    I’m stopping by from LMM. I love that frame collage! How fun!

  94. Jennifer L. says:

    Your decor is wonderful! I esp. love the nook with the bird flying. Inspirational! I love birds.

    I have been cleaning & organizing my house too. It’s small and there are 4 of us and I was so sick of the “hot-spots” and overabundance of junk.

    It’s gradually getting much more serene around here. Ahhhhh….

  95. I love all your decor, it is absolutely beautiful! Stopping by via BeDifferentActNormal!!!

  96. JannyJan says:

    Lisa, I love your style. We are alot alike! Why spend tons of money on new furniture when you can take an old piece and bring life back into it! When you tire of your aqua chair, I’ll take it off your hands. (big grin) I have a wall where I am incorporating aqua in picture frames and a pretty aqua rustic cross just to get some of that color in my bedroom. Thanks for the tour of your home and can’t wait to see more sometime. All the Best from Texas, Jan

  97. Mrs. White says:

    Your home is charming! I love that aqua chair. Your pictures are inspiring!

    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

  98. Lisa,
    I love the frames in the hall and the bench with the basket. Simple and lovely…

  99. Camille says:

    This makes my heart so happy!

  100. Marcy says:

    Stopped by from LMM

  101. Thanks so much for sharing your cozy home pics! I’m inspired ~ Theresa

  102. Heather T says:

    I love everything you make, your designs are so unique and one of a kind! I am visiting from Little Miss Momma

  103. LACIE ROWELL says:

    I love everything you make! You are so talented. I am stopping by from Little Miss Momma!

  104. Beth says:

    Love everything you do! Beautiful family! Stopping over from LMM!

  105. Sarah-Anne says:

    love it! so bright and springy. :)

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