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Bust Out of Boring™

Bust Out of Boring™

By Lesley Myrick
It’s easy to feel intimidated by interior design. Too many choices leads to feeling majorly overwhelmed. Not being able to define "your style" means you're scared of making an expensive mistake. Either way, you play it safe and feel like a failure who's stuck in a home that's a total snooze-fest.

You’re a high-achieving professional woman with a creative streak who has a vague idea of what you want, but don’t have the time or energy to deal with the design process. An amazeballs home is high on your list of goals, but not being able to accomplish it is dragging you down.

I'm here to empower you to make confident design decisions and bust out of your boring home.
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Episode 90: How to Become an Interior Designer
Curious about how to become an interior designer? I took the traditional route (ie. via design school) but that's definitely not the only way to do it! Here's how to become an interior designer, whether you plan to get a design degree or want to dive into design as a second career. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page and YouTube channel every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
09:50
January 18, 2021
Episode 89: How to Refresh Your Home for the New Year
Heyyy it's the new year! I love the energy and excitement of a fresh start. Here's how I I shake off the holiday holdovers and refresh my home for the new year. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page and YouTube channel every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
05:47
January 11, 2021
Episode 88: Ask Me Anything in 2021
Let's end the dumpster fire of a year that 2020 was by getting PSYCHED for 2021! Of course, things won't magically change at midnight on New Year's Eve. But, I'm choosing to make the next year awesome and I need your help. I'd love to hear from you - what do you want to know about interior design?  Do you need help picking paint colors, or want to know the best way to arrange a gallery wall, or just want to see some more inspiring before-and-afters? Email me at hello@lesleymyrick.com - I'd love to know what YOU want to see in 2021. Thanks for a kickass year, and I'll be back in January recharged and ready to go. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
04:17
December 7, 2020
Episode 87: How High to Hang Art
Have you ever hung up a photo or painting and realized it just looked...wrong? The height may be the problem, and most people hang things waaaay too high. Here's how high to hang art. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
06:24
November 30, 2020
Episode 86: How to Create a Cozy Home for the Holidays
This might surprise you, but I'd rather be poked in the eye with a hot stick than decorate for Christmas. It is SO not my thing! But, what I do love during the holiday season is creating a home that feels festive, colorful, and cozy. Here's how to create a cozy home for the holidays  - no cheesy sh*t allowed. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
07:02
November 23, 2020
Episode 85: How to Choose Art for Your Home
How do you choose art for your home? Does it have to match the room's decor? What size should art be in your room? I've got tips from 4 amazing female artists on how to select art - and their advice might surprise you. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
07:58
November 16, 2020
Episode 84: What I Wish I'd Known About Wallpaper
I know that you’re seeing wallpaper everywhere lately, and - admit it - you think it’s pretty cool. But we’re all a little gun shy about installing wallpaper because of the hot mess that it used to be! (If you’ve ever tried to remove wallpaper from an older home, you’ll know what I mean.) Here’s what I wish I’d known about wallpaper, and why it’s not as scary as it looks. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
08:06
November 9, 2020
Episode 83: 5 Art Ideas for Kids Rooms
A room isn't complete without art, but you don't want to break the bank investing in pieces for a kid's room that they may be totally over in a few years. Here are 5 art ideas for kids' rooms that are non-boring and budget-friendly. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
07:37
November 2, 2020
Episode 82: How to Display Family Photos
We all love a good chubby baby photo or cute wedding photo on display - but why do they always look too small, totally random, and kinda cluttery? Here's how to display family photos to look stylish, intentional, and chic. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
10:19
October 26, 2020
Episode 81: One Change I'm Making at Home: Fewer, Better Things
"Fast fashion" is dominating the home space too - almost everything for the home is available as a cheap and cheerful knockoff. Here's why I'm working on choosing fewer, better things.
05:52
October 19, 2020
Episode 80: 10 Fun Facts About Lesley
I don’t know about you, but I love getting to know the people behind the brands and businesses I follow on social media. So today I’m letting you in on some of my weird quirks, like the late 90s movie that will always be my favorite, my dorky hobby, and my pet peeves that involve slow drivers and short pants. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
08:00
October 12, 2020
Episode 79: How I Knew I Was Ready to Start My Own Business
How do you know when it's time to take the leap and start your own business? Here's the exact moment when I knew it was time to bust out on my own. I hope it encourages you to take action on turning your dream business idea into reality! ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
07:19
October 5, 2020
Episode 78: 5 Myths About Interior Designers, Busted
Did you ever watch "Designing Women" back in the day? That's what I used to think interior designers were. But - spoiler alert - things have changed since the 80s. Here are 5 myths about working with an interior designer, totally busted. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
09:47
September 28, 2020
Episode 77: Starting a Podcast? Here’s What You Need to Know.
A few years ago, everyone started a blog. Then video content. Now, everyone has a freakin' podcast - and I know you've got great thoughts and ideas to share on your own podcast too! If you want to start a podcast, here's what you need to know. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
10:34
September 21, 2020
Episode 76: How to Create a Week's Worth of Content in 10 Minutes
Do you follow designers or bloggers or influencers and think, how the HECK do they have time to create all those blog posts and Instagram stories and podcasts? I'm letting you peek behind the curtain today at how I create a week's worth of content for Lesley Myrick Art + Design in just 10 minutes (seriously). ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
08:40
September 14, 2020
Episode 75: You Want Design Fast, Good, AND Cheap?
I know you want it all when it comes to interior design: fast, good, and cheap. But experience has shown me that you'll have an easier time catching and riding a unicorn through a rainbow than getting all three at once. Here's why. ******************** Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
04:18
September 7, 2020
Episode 74: 5 Things You Learned in Preschool That'll Help You Work With Your Interior Designer
New to working with an interior designer? There are 5 things you learned in preschool (yes, preschool!) that will actually help you work with your designer and make the process all the more awesome. Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
10:01
August 31, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 73: Is It Okay To Mix Patterns?
Pattern mixing feels like a mystery. It can look chic and eclectic, or can cross the line into crazytown. Here are two key tips for successful pattern mixing - and when to just shove all the rules out the door! Grab your FREE interior design budget guide, kitchen design checklist, and more at lesleymyrick.com/freebies. Catch the Bust Out of Boring show LIVE on the Lesley Myrick Art + Design Instagram page every Monday at 2pmET. Got a design question and need help busting out of a boring home? Send me a DM. Interested in starting a design project together? Learn more about working with Lesley Myrick Art + Design.
06:50
August 24, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 72: The Best Design Investment I've Ever Made
While interior designers do make the occasional mistake, we also use our education and real-life experience to make great design decisions too! Last week I shared the worst design investment I've ever made, and this week, you'll hear the best design investment I've ever made. And - spoiler alert! - they're the SAME thing. Listen in to learn why.
06:17
August 17, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 71: The Worst Design Investment I've Ever Made
Yes, even interior designers make mistakes. Here's the WORST design investment I ever made, and why I'll never make the same mistake again!
07:12
August 10, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 70: 5 Essential Business Tools I Can't Live Without
These 5 software tools are ones I use in my own business and I've found them to be invaluable. Whether you're a business owner, creative professional, or just a kickass woman who wants to get organized, these tools are gonna help. If you loved these 5 resources, you can find the full list of 20+ of my favorite software tools at lesleymyrick.com/freebies.
08:46
July 20, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 69: The Most Expensive Design Lesson I've Learned
Have you ever had a gut feeling...and ignored it? Here's what happened when I didn't follow my tried-and-true design process and ended up learning an incredibly expensive design lesson.
08:23
July 13, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 68: Design Motivation to Bust You Out of Boring (Plus FREE Printable Art)
Being stuck in a design rut sucks, and sometimes a few well-chosen words can ignite your heart (or kick your butt!) to get you going. I'm sharing 3 inspiring quotes that have motivated and empowered me to bust out of boring. And BONUS - you can grab a free printable with 10 of the best quotes about interior design + style at lesleymyrick.com/freebies.
06:04
July 6, 2020
Boring Episode 67: 5 Ways to Bust Out of a Boring Staircase
Why do most staircases feel like dark dungeons? Ugh. Here's how to bust out of a boring staircase and create an unexpected magic moment with mirrors, art, lighting, and more.
07:19
June 29, 2020
Boring Episode 66: Your Living Room Doesn’t Have Enough Seating? Try This.
I am optimistic we will soon be having parties and gatherings again. 🤞 If your living room is seriously lacking in seating, here’s how you can make more room for friends and family – without folding chairs.
04:42
June 22, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 64: What to Do When Your Area Rug is Too Small
Did that cool area rug look huge in the store, but when you got it home you realized it looked like a teeny tiny postage stamp in front of your sofa? A too-small rug is salvageable with this simple design trick.
05:30
June 15, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 65: Listening and Learning
I have chosen to be silent on social media for the last week to make space for the voices of BIPOC creators to be heard, and so that I can really listen, learn, and change my heart. Frankly - I'm working on getting over myself. This is not about me, or doing things perfectly. This is about becoming someone who actively stands against hate and oppression and works for justice. There are so many resources available to help us educate ourselves and support the black community (Google it!) but here are a few I've found helpful for doing the quiet, internal work behind the scenes:
07:12
June 8, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 63: How to Make Navy Walls Work
Navy walls are deep, chic, and on-trend. But are you afraid they'll make your room feel like a cave? Here's how to make navy walls work.
05:25
June 1, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 62: My Favorite Pure White Paint Color
White paint is just white, right? Well, no. Have you ever tried to choose a shade of white only to discover that it’s too yellow, or too pink, or too dull? Here’s my favorite white paint color and why it’s been so successful in multiple interior spaces.
05:55
May 25, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 61: Why You Need BOTH Color and Neutrals
COLOR + PATTERN 4-EVER! Except...not always. Not all the time. Here are 5 reasons you need both color and neutrals in interior design to successfully bust out of boring.
07:19
May 18, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 60: The Worst Paint Color I've Ever Used
I've been painting rooms since I was 12 years old...and making some mistakes along the way. (Sponge painting, I'm looking at you!) Here's the worst paint color I've ever used, and why it was such an epic fail.
06:04
May 11, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 59: My $1 Storage Trick
Why am I talking about a (literal) cheap and cheerful storage hack? Because this ONE thing will totally transform your cluttered cabinets and disorganized drawers. And until you've organized all your crap, you won't truly have a kickass home you love.
04:44
May 4, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 58: Why Bobby Berk is the Most Underappreciated Member of Queer Eye
Hey Queer Eye fans - this one's for you! Here's why I think Bobby is THE most underappreciated member of Queer Eye, and why his work is so valuable to the show's transformational effect.
07:11
April 27, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 57: When You Can't Go Out, Go Up
Nope, I'm not talking about going out like leaving your house. Because, #stayhome! I'm talking about when a room feels packed, what do you do to gain more storage space? Go up, up up.
04:27
April 20, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 56: My #2 Organization Tip
Already taken care of purging what you don't need or use from your home? Awesome. (Even if you haven't, listen in anyway.) This is my #2 tip for getting organized, and it's stupidly simple. But massively impactful.
04:49
April 13, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 55: My #1 Organization Tip
Before you buy a SINGLE storage bin or basket, you've got follow my #1 organization tip. It's time to #stayhome and get organized, baby. (And maybe watch some "Tidying Up with Marie Kondo" on Netflix?)
06:20
April 6, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 54: What I Wish I'd Known About Accessorizing a Home
Accessorizing is the final - and super crucial - step for really finishing up a room. I've styled and accessorized dozens of rooms for both myself and clients, and there's one thing I wish I'd known earlier that would've saved me a lot of time and trouble!
06:10
March 30, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 53: What to do When You're Stuck at Home
Stuck at home? Me too. Wash your hands, and then listen in for some tips on how to bust out of boring while you're at home this week! I'm working on painting a wall, hanging wallpaper, creating art, and taking care of pesky repairs that have been lingering (and I never quite seem to have the time to do). Here are a few ideas for you, too.
05:52
March 23, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 52: A Quick Styling Trick
Let's talk styling and accessorizing. Did you know there's one small tweak you can make to get a curated, magazine-worthy look when styling your accessories? Listen in to find out why the number of accessories you have is more important than you might think.
04:09
March 16, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 51: How the Wrong Lighting Can Ruin A Room
You can have a beautifully designed room, but if the lighting sucks, you have a crappy room. Lighting is everything when it comes to interior design! Let me say that again: if the lighting sucks, YOU. HAVE. A. CRAPPY. ROOM. Listen in to this story about an all-green room, a disgruntled husband, and a ceiling fan light that almost ruined a design project.
06:50
March 2, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 50: Can You Use Rugs in the Kitchen?
Can you use rugs in the kitchen? Short answer: HECK YES. But there are a few things you need to know, including what materials are best for a rug in the kitchen - and what you should run screaming from. Listen in now, and please leave a rating and review if you found this episode useful!
05:46
February 24, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 49: The Essential Kitchen Design Checklist (plus Free Download)
Designing a kitchen has a MILLION things to consider, from countertops to cabinets to garbage disposals. Here a few essential things to keep in mind when designing a kitchen - plus a FREE printable Essential Kitchen Design Checklist download from Lesley.
06:39
February 17, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 48: What I Wish I'd Known About Concrete Countertops
Concrete countertops are the bomb-diggity. They're beautiful, have a ton of character, and are easy to take care of. BUT - there's one thing I wish I'd known about concrete countertops that would have saved me a huge headache. Here's what I wish I'd known.
05:56
February 10, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 47: 4 Tips for a Non-Boring Home Office
How do you work from home - in a non-boring and totally awesome way? Whether it's your full-time office space or where you rock your side hustle, here are 4 things you need to create a kickass home office.
08:32
February 3, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 46: Two Tips for a Cool Kids Room
Kids change their minds about what they love A MILLION TIMES A DAY. Here's how to create a kickass kids room that will easily change and grow as fast as they do.
05:32
January 27, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 45: One Quick Trick for a Designer Bed
It's cold, rainy, and I kinda want to go back to bed. You too? Here's a quick tip about how to make that bed look a little extra stylish. (Hint: it's about layers.)
03:45
January 20, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 44: What I Wish I'd Known About Buying Accent Chairs
I've made a few design mistakes in my own home (*facepalm*), so here's what I wish I'd known about buying accent chairs. This one tip could save you a TON of money - and save you from having a super uncomfortable butt.
06:54
January 13, 2020
Bust Out of Boring Episode 43: Super Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Interior Design Lovers
Need a last-minute TOTALLY AWESOME Christmas gift idea for a design-lover in your life? A beautiful hardcover art book makes a fab gift, and I've got 4 more ideas in this episode that you can click and buy, like, rightnow.
08:02
December 23, 2019
Bust Out of Boring Episode 42: What Is a Design Jumpstart, Anyway?
What's a Design Jumpstart? It's a power design session done in person or virtually where I walk you through our rad 3-step Design Jumpstart process to help you take action to bust out of your boring home. FYI, a Design Jumpstart gift certificate is a kickass holiday gift for someone you love (or let's be real, for YOU). Get all the details at https://lesleymyrick.com/design-jumpstart/
08:38
December 16, 2019
Bust Out of Boring Episode 41: How to Get Your Home Ready for the New Year
The new year is all about a fresh start. Here are 5 things I do every December to get my home ready for the new year: + Purge + Clean + Restyle + Accessorize + And finally.....nap. You've earned it.
06:33
December 9, 2019
Bust Out of Boring Episode 40: My Favorite Hack for Cozy Holiday Vibes
I'm soooo not into holiday decorating - but there's one (super easy) thing I like to do around the house to bring that cozy feeling to my house.
04:59
December 4, 2019