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Mary’s Picks

  • How pretty is this kitchen space with its delicate wallpaper detail, white cabinets, and yellow accents? Can you believe that this is a teacher’s lounge makeover? It’s so beautiful. As a student I remember the elusive space and as an adult I can recall visiting my mother in the drab teacher’s lounge that held little promise. So major kudos to Brian Patrick Flynn of Decor Demon, this space is fantastic. Click on over and check out all the images.
  • Here in Austin, it’s hot. We broke our record of days over 100 degrees and rain hasn’t decided to grace us with it’s presence lately. It’s not a complaint just a fact. So, I set to researching some of the best tips for energy efficiency (since our A/C is hard at work). I came across this list of Energy Efficiency Myths and thought they would be of value to those of you also in a heat wave.

 Jess’s Picks

  • This Vintage Souvenir Tea Towel Quilt for East Africa is an excellent idea. The quilt is being raffled to benefit people suffering from the East African famine and its made out of vintage tea towels representing the countries affected. It’s a win-win raffle — if you win, you have a beautiful quilt, if you don’t win, you still donated to a wonderful cause. (via Poppytalk)
  • Thank God it’s not yet winter, but it is almost fall which is when I plan to start really investigating what we can do to winter-proof the house. These suggestions from the Offbeat Home tribe look like a great place to start.

 

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So Eclectic is a blog dedicated to great ideas for home design. Austin, Texas-based writer Mary Marcum and Savannah, Missouri-based writer Jess Rezac feature affordable decor, decorating solutions, and inspiration. At So Eclectic, we experiment with design together. So Eclectic posts new content every weekday.

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In our hope chest, we share products that complement our home aesthetic or make us excited about the directions of new design.

 

Jess

I live with Kyle, my husband, in Kansas City, Mo. We have a dog, Oats, and a cat, Logan.

I am a development professional who specializes in museums and the performing arts. I write grants, fundraise, and assist with marketing in the form of donor communications. My academic background is in history and museum science, focusing on the presentation and interpretation of Africa in American museums.

As a freelancer, I work with clients in need of websites, Wordpress upgrades, and FileMaker Pro database solutions.

Mary

Hi! I live in a small two bedroom home in Austin, Texas. I believe in vintage, re-purposing, recycling, and making my home comfortable for us and everyone that visits. After grad school, I developed a love for design and giving old furniture a new life. Hope I can take you all along on my journey to rid my house of the "college days" furniture (or at least re-purpose it)! Welcome, and I hope you stay a while!

 
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