Make home your happy place

Welcome to Bloom in the Black! A site dedicated to showing YOU how to personalize your home through DIY projects, smart shopping, and practical design advice. I encourage you to stop striving for your house to be “done,” and instead, make small, impactful changes one step at a time. 

Popular Room Designs

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 Reveal

The Library

I turned our builder-basic dining room into a lounge-y library, perfect for curling up with a nightcap and a good book. There’s even a secret dog apartment under the beautiful blue built-in!

See the Results

One Room Challenge Home Office

The Home Office

Our under-utilized guest bedroom was ripe for a massive makeover in the form of a graphic home office. From the IKEA desk hack to the full wall whiteboard, there are tons of ideas to try!

See the Results

Dark and moody master bedroom design

The Master

After sleeping on a floor mattress for the better part of two years I turned my attention to creating a moody master bedroom retreat. The stencil accent wall alone is worth a closer look.

See the Results

The Girls Bedroom

My girls shared bedroom was nothing but a white box with mattresses on the floor (a theme for me, apparently). See how I transformed it into a magical secret garden at night.

See the Results

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3 Decorating Ideas for a Small Patio
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3 Decorating Ideas for a Small Patio

Yesterday I woke to an unexpectedly warm and sunny morning. When you live in the northeast, you take advantage of those in April. Nobody else was awake yet and I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee, Better Homes and Gardens in hand, soaking in that glorious sun. I don’t know about you but I love…

The Weekly Edit: Volume 4
Inspiration

The Weekly Edit: Volume 4

Welcome to The Weekly Edit! There’s so much good stuff to discover around the web that I thought it would be fun to share the best things I find each week with you. Let’s dig in.   This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Thanks for supporting…

The Weekly Edit: Volume 3
Inspiration

The Weekly Edit: Volume 3

Welcome to The Weekly Edit! There’s so much good stuff to discover around the web that I thought it would be fun to share the best things I find each week with you. Let’s dig in.   This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Thanks for supporting…

7 Amazing Outdoor Rattan Chairs for 2021
Shopping Guides

7 Amazing Outdoor Rattan Chairs for 2021

After what felt like the longest winter ever (don’t they all feel like that?), spring is finally here! And I’ll be honest… I’ve mostly neglected the outdoor living areas of our home. I love sitting outside with a good book and do have a little outdoor seating area to read at, but otherwise, we just…

Make home your happy place

Welcome to Bloom in the Black! A site dedicated to showing YOU how to personalize your home through DIY projects, smart shopping, and practical design advice. I encourage you to stop striving for your house to be “done,” and instead, make small, impactful changes one step at a time. 

Popular Room Designs

One Room Challenge Fall 2018 Reveal

The Library

I turned our builder-basic dining room into a lounge-y library, perfect for curling up with a nightcap and a good book. There’s even a secret dog apartment under the beautiful blue built-in!

See the Results

One Room Challenge Home Office

The Home Office

Our under-utilized guest bedroom was ripe for a massive makeover in the form of a graphic home office. From the IKEA desk hack to the full wall whiteboard, there are tons of ideas to try!

See the Results

Dark and moody master bedroom design

The Master

After sleeping on a floor mattress for the better part of two years I turned my attention to creating a moody master bedroom retreat. The stencil accent wall alone is worth a closer look.

See the Results

The Girls Bedroom

My girls shared bedroom was nothing but a white box with mattresses on the floor (a theme for me, apparently). See how I transformed it into a magical secret garden at night.

See the Results

Featured in

Latest Posts

3 Decorating Ideas for a Small Patio
Shopping Guides

3 Decorating Ideas for a Small Patio

Yesterday I woke to an unexpectedly warm and sunny morning. When you live in the northeast, you take advantage of those in April. Nobody else was awake yet and I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee, Better Homes and Gardens in hand, soaking in that glorious sun. I don’t know about you but I love…

The Weekly Edit: Volume 4
Inspiration

The Weekly Edit: Volume 4

Welcome to The Weekly Edit! There’s so much good stuff to discover around the web that I thought it would be fun to share the best things I find each week with you. Let’s dig in.   This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Thanks for supporting…

The Weekly Edit: Volume 3
Inspiration

The Weekly Edit: Volume 3

Welcome to The Weekly Edit! There’s so much good stuff to discover around the web that I thought it would be fun to share the best things I find each week with you. Let’s dig in.   This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy. Thanks for supporting…

7 Amazing Outdoor Rattan Chairs for 2021
Shopping Guides

7 Amazing Outdoor Rattan Chairs for 2021

After what felt like the longest winter ever (don’t they all feel like that?), spring is finally here! And I’ll be honest… I’ve mostly neglected the outdoor living areas of our home. I love sitting outside with a good book and do have a little outdoor seating area to read at, but otherwise, we just…