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Modern Bohemian Style | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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I'll be the very first person to admit that Bohemian style wasn't my jam. Until this week. I got a Facebook message from Cheryl, asking for help to edit down her 25+ year collection from her worldwide travels. Of course I loved the idea of a makeUNDER but I'd be lyin' if I said I'd never rolled my eyes at the idea of the whole bohemian trend happening right now (yes, its really trendy in 2016 decor). But then I met Cheryl. She is the true embodiment of what the Bohemian style is and she made me fall in love with her. Is that weird? I get one facebook message, visit her porch for an hour, and I'm sold? YES, YES, YES. Cheryl is beyond interesting, kind, funny, and WOWZA the stories she can tell from her travels all over the world. And she rides a bike to work and does yoga on the daily. She's a cool cat, and not following the beat of anyone's drum but her own. That's my kinda girl. Give boho a try, and watch this week's episode! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 41662 Simple Honest Design
Staging your Exterior Space for a Home Sale with 1702 Real Estate| Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Home staging is a must-have to get a leg up over other competition to sell your home. Have you considered staging your EXTERIOR to help potential buyers envision themselves entertaining, playing, and utilizing the entire property? This episode is perfect for people who are looking to find ways to maximize their selling potential by learning how to stage and style outdoor spaces. If you need YOUR home staged for sale, go to www.http://1702realestate.com/ to contact Melanie! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
Views: 2936 Simple Honest Design
Grow grass in full shade! | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Did you have a beautiful green lawn years ago, but you cant get it to grow anymore because it doesn’t get enough sun? I’ll show you my favorite full shade lawn alternative. We are almost to our FIRST Subscriber goal of 50. If you want to see me do the whip/nae nae on NEXT WEEK'S VIDEO, then get your friends to subscribe so we can celebrate hitting the first mile marker for SHD! See how to plant monkey grass here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORhLGYJ_7IM
Views: 5039 Simple Honest Design
Hellstrip Garden | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Ever wondered what the heck to do with that weird, crunchy, seemingly unusable patch of grass between the street and the sidewalk in your yard? This episode will show you how we transformed this space into a beautiful, eye catching landscape design for one Mobile couple. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 2661 Simple Honest Design
How you can give your landscape a facelift for $100 | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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I'm always telling you how I can design on ANY budget. How does $100 sound for a budget? Check out how I gave my in laws a front yard landscape makeover with only $100 to spend.
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How to Design a Front Door Entrance | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Last week we talked about Jamie's BACK door design dilemma, but this week we are focusing on how we can really draw some attention toward her FRONT door. Jamie's baby is turning ONE(!!) and they are throwing a party at home which means a long to do list before the big day. On today's episode, you'll get to see how we checked an item off her list and accomplished a new look for her front door. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 5540 Simple Honest Design
Simple Shed to Office with personality | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Our tool shed has been finished for about three years now, but when we decided to move my office out of the house and into this building, I wanted to give it a little face lift. My husband was totally on board, even though that meant that some of the work that we did not all that long ago would have to be…well….undone. Check out the video to see what we did to make the old place fresh again! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 4840 Simple Honest Design
Empty deck to styled entertainment space | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Lindsey Stiegler had an empty deck and $1,000 to spend to give it a complete entertainment facelift. Luckily, she knew just who to call to give that deck high style and stay under budget. Check out today's episode if you're interested in seeing how a small space can be maximized and styled to fit this homeowner's personality and style. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 2885 Simple Honest Design
Bad Landscape material choices and alternatives | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Subscribe to get these videos straight to your inbox! www.azaleastreetdesigns.com/subscribe You thought meatballs were my only landscape grievance? Not.even.close. You may remember from last week's episode how trimming shrubs like meatballs makes me feel. Or, at least, the things they make my face do when I see them. Well, all the talk of meatball shrubs got me to thinking of all the other landscape related atrocities that have been burning a hole in me. They've been adding up in my head, all this time....and I’ve got to tell you about them. I can't hold it inside anymore. I realize that you may have some of the things on this list in your own yard, but, just like the meatballs and overgrown windows, I choose to believe that you haven’t done this on purpose. You have the very best intentions, I know it, and you know it. But you have or do these things because you don’t know there are alternatives and other choices readily available to you. And that's my job, right? To show you what you’re missing so you can get out there and make your yard look like a million bucks. So, to kick it off, check out the video below to discover the top 6 things you should try to avoid in your landscape, and sensible solutions to the problem at hand. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 2102 Simple Honest Design
Styling a Large Patio | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Ben and Danielle Hill bought the granddaddy of all fixer uppers. At first they thought it would be just a little work, but the project kept expanding. Ben always assumed he would be able to DIY the landscape, but Danielle had other plans. Watch this episode to watch how we transformed their big project into the entertaining home of their dreams. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
Small patio gets a big makeover | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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We tackle two design dilemmas on this episode of Simple.Honest.Design,share a glass of wine, and shed a few tears too! What an incredible time I had helping Noretta with her brick patio design. This episode is perfect for you if you aren't quite sure how to make a small space feel ready for entertainment, or don't know how to bring your interior style to the outdoors. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 2749 Simple Honest Design
When we built a master bathroom | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Im so happy to finally get to reveal our master bathroom renovation. Some of you have requested the details about all of it, including how we were able to save money on the project. You'll find everything you need to know in the video and here in the description section. Comment with any more questions! Thanks for watching! Bathroom Details: Vanity: Curb to superb (aka I found it on the side of the road!) Color: Valspar/Semigloss/Nocturne Shade (306-6) We used Paint+Primer Added furniture legs and toekick http://www.lowes.com/pd_295979-952-51017_0__?productId=3502466 Drawer Pulls: http://www.target.com/p/threshold-1-3-8-jessina-knob-statuary-bronze-opaque-linen-4-pack/-/A-14896258#prodSlot=medium_1_13 Countertop: Sylacauga marble Honed (not polished) from remnant-oringally $69/sf, remnant price: $20/sf Faucets: On clearance for $93, full price here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/MOEN-Ashville-8-in-Widespread-2-Handle-Bathroom-Faucet-with-Microban-Protection-in-Spot-Resist-Brushed-Nickel-84778MSRN/204208621 Mirrors: Southeastern salvage $40/each Sconces: HD online http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-Remington-Collection-1-Light-Brushed-Nickel-Wall-Sconce-HEF7411A/202930216?N=5yc1vZc7piZp4 $49/each Wall Paint color: Sherwin Williams/Greek Villa/Semigloss , painting the entire room the same color AND sheen saved on buying three gallons of different colors/sheens (ceiling paint, trim paint, wall paint) - saved $80 Shower: Dreamlite http://www.homedepot.com/p/DreamLine-QuatraLux-34-5-16-in-x-46-5-16-in-x-72-in-Frameless-Hinge-Shower-Enclosure-in-Brushed-Nickel-SHEN-1334460-04/204290511 and matching pan Shower Tile: herringbone pattern and white grout http://www.lowes.com/pd_354384-93840-20-627_0__?productId=3477505 Shower hardware:Paid $70 via amazon for a “used condition” item, box was damaged but trim kit was in perfect condition, full price here: http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Standard-Berwick-1-Handle-Valve-Trim-Kit-in-Polished-Chrome-Valve-Not-Included-T430-500-002/202341178 Shower head: http://www.lowes.com/pd_385479-866-26016SRN_1z0z4gq__?productId=3672710&pl=1 Floors: Existing, Heart of Pine, no stain, clear polyeurethane we had leftover from other projects. Bathroom Doors: Closet bi fold doors http://www.lowes.com/pd_10760-42736-10760_1z11pp0__?productId=50053279&pl=1 converted to center open doors, added clear knobs http://www.lowes.com/pd_235948-76018-E+2536-L_1z0xcllZ1z1407o__?productId=3444722&pl=1 and http://www.lowes.com/pd_308683-46882-20482TNXLG___?productId=3353122&pl=1&Ntt=ball+catches to close the doors. Converting the doors ourselves into interior french doors saved about $250/set. Door Paint color: Valspar/Satin Finish/ Color:Quill, purchased a sample size for about $2.50 and covered both sets of doors with the sample amount of paint. Brass Pig Towel Ring: Local antique store -$8 Towels, soap, art, pottery: TJ Maxx Shelf, plant: Already owned All furniture/door paint was sprayed on with a furniture sprayer for ease of painting and for uniform application (paint sprayer here: http://www.harborfreight.com/air-tools/paint/20-oz-hvlp-gravity-feed-air-spray-gun-with-regulator-69705.html ). THE BIG MONEY SAVING TIP: PLAN AHEAD! 1.) Find inspiration photos of what you would like the space to look like. 2.) Plan the layout of the space and what individual items you’ll need so you’ll know what items to look for. 3.) Look for individual items at good prices that could go in the space your about to renovate, and store them for later. 4.) Google search for specific items and compare prices among stores. Big box stores match prices plus an additional 10% so take advantage of that. 5.) Stock up on coupons from big box stores and shop the sales. Memorial day and black Friday are great times to get great deals on items you've been waiting to purchase. It takes some work, but PLANNING AHEAD could end up saving a lot of money over an entire project. Its saved us many thousands of dollars over the course of our home renovation journey!
Views: 1728 Simple Honest Design
Five Exterior Must Haves | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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My top 5 exterior must-haves Miraculously, I am able to claim ownership of every single one of the items on today's list. I have to tell ya, that means a lot. I love so many exterior design and landscape trends and "must haves" but don't have space or the budget for a lot of them. But these.....these, my friends, are the basics. The key elements of the very best exterior designs that make you go from "meh" to "wowza". The best part? Most of them are good for people with the blackest of thumbs and the blindest of design eyes. You got this, I promise. Follow the list and I promise it won't lead you astray. Watch episode number TEN (!!!) to check out what you need to know to get to WOWZA this weekend. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 2569 Simple Honest Design
Lightbox sign DIY Tutorial | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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This lightbox sign is a project that I've wanted to create for a while now, but couldn’t quite wrap my brain around how to do it. I looked up a few DIYs online, and they all involved making my own frame and cutting glass…..like, with a saw and calculating angles. In the words of Sweet Brown, aint nobody got time for that. Work smarter, not harder, right? Anyway, all the sudden I remembered shadowboxes, and realized this project was going to be a piece of cake. Its so good, and easy, AND affordable, that I had to show you how to make your own. I may be making one for every room in the house! DOWNLOAD THE FREE BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED TEMPLATE HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzK0TG3tClqsUXJSTkpzTHBlSVk/view?usp=sharing SUBSRIBE TO SIMPLE HONEST DESIGN HERE: www.youtube.com/c/simplehonestdesign POST YOUR FINISHED SIGN PROJECT ON INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns #simplehonestdesignDIY FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
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How to Style a Bookshelf | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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You know what a SELFIE is, right? Well, now people are photographing their beautifully arranged and styled shelves (bookshelves, floating shelves, book nooks, cabinets) and posting them on social media with the hashtag #shelfie. It seems silly, perhaps, but who doesn't want to see how to corral that clutter and arrange shelves in a beautiful way? I know I do! To find inspiration, a lot of us turn to social media and search the term #shelfie to find ideas for our own homes. Unfortunately, those are just photos. Lucky for you, my friend, I designed an entire group of shelves and am breaking down the design elements for you to watch in motion, with description, so you can start posting your OWN #shelfies to inspire others. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 4778 Simple Honest Design
How to get a Low Maintenance Landscape | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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As most homeowners do, these clients wanted a low maintenance landscape for their front yard. They aren’t interested in gardening, but want the area to look neat, clean, and inviting. I was able to accomplish this by keeping three things in mind: Work with a limited plant list that incorporates evergreen plants, a variety of color and texture, and have appropriate maximum heights at maturity. Previously, the homeowners were overwhelmed by how big the original plants had grown at the corners of the house, and the remaining plantings would mostly die back in the winter. We chose only three plants for the new landscape, but they are all keep their leaves year round, have beautiful color and texture variation, and reach a maximum height such that they will likely never need to be trimmed. We added a few spots of color near the front entrance, and designed the edges of the landscape beds in a straight line for easy cutting and edging. From now on, the only maintenance these beds will need is adequate water and refreshing mulch twice a year. So, when choosing the plants you will use for YOUR low maintenance landscape, remember, keep to just a few plant varieties that are evergreen with interesting color and texture that are the right maximum height for your situation. ::PLANTS USED IN THIS DESIGN:: 'Obsession' nandina (Nandina domestica 'Seika'), Saw palmetto (serenoa repens), and Autumn Fern (Dryopteris erythrosora) SUBSCRIBE TO SIMPLE HONEST DESIGN HERE: www.youtube.com/c/simplehonestdesign FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
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How to dye a slipcover | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Find out how to dye your slipcover - if your old one is stained, soiled, or you're just ready for a new color!
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When we renovated a 1920s bungalow | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Would you have bought a house in this condition? We never even thought twice about it! Check out the evolution from major fixer upper to our happy home and see how it all made me the designer I am today. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to the Simple.Honest.Design channel!! Subscribing to SHD is the very best thing you can do to help us continue making videos for you to watch!
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Southwestern Style | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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I really love how much I've gotten to spread my design wings during this season of Simple.Honest.Design., and this week is no exception.  Arwen and Shane Rice handed over the design challenge to me: They wanted a Southwestern Style outdoor space and they gave me an $800 budget to do it.  I've never designed in this style before but I am so excited that they entrusted the concept to me!  And now I wanna go to New Mexico for more inspiration.  ;) Check out this week's video to see how I interpret the Southwestern Style.       PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 1240 Simple Honest Design
How to keep your mums alive for fall displays | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Thinking of buying mums for your fall display? Find out how to make them last in today's video! www.catherinearensberg.com PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com Cover image via Southern Living
Views: 1036 Simple Honest Design
Western Facing Porch and Landscape Design | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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If you have a house that faces West, you know that it gets the hottest sun in the afternoon, and it's really hard to choose the right plants that will survive AND look pretty in these harsh conditions. On this episode, I will show you plants that will last in the hot conditions and look pretty too! And a huge BONUS - I'll show you how to style your front porch too. This week on Simple.Honest.Design! Tony Seymour is a nurseryman and landscape contractor - for more information on working with him, go to www.abloomgardencenter.com PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
Views: 2028 Simple Honest Design
Designing for a Designer | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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How many designers does it take to knock a design out of the park? This week I collaborate with @CaitWait on her personal exterior design. You'll have to see for yourself what it's like to work on ONE project with TWO designers. Hint: Its goofy. This week on Simple.Honest.Design. Share! Share! Share! … PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 2645 Simple Honest Design
Relaxed New Orleans Courtyard is Jamaican me CRAZY! | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Gary and Jennifer's courtyard has undergone many changes over the years, but never one as big as this. We combined Big Easy Style on a Little Budget on this episode of Simple.Honest.Design! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 3281 Simple Honest Design
Shade loving raised flower bed | Behind the Simple.Honest.Design.
 
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Behind the Simple.Honest.Design. is aimed at providing details, design reasoning, and digging deeper into the designs from each episode of Simple.Honest.Design. This week, we delve into the details of Esther's vacation garden. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
How to plant a staghorn fern | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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My mom had a staghorn fern when I was a kid. It hung from an oak tree in our back yard but that's all I knew about it, aside from its name. Recently, the thought of that plant popped into my head and I started looking for one to purchase for my own landscape. Finding that plant was a lot harder than I thought it would be! But planting it was a heck of a lot easier. So easy, in fact, that I asked a couple of kids to help with the project. I purchased my staghorn fern here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HirtsGardens?ref=hp_rv PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 4231 Simple Honest Design
How to install your plants 500% faster | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Have you ever seen a hand auger? I've used larger augers before to dig bigger holes, like post holes, but never thought about using a smaller size for smaller jobs that are normally tackled with a trowel. Check out the video to see how you can use this little power tool in your own garden to get the job done in half the time. Buy a garden auger attachment here (affiliate): http://amzn.to/1j3ue2i
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Don't Move - FACELIFT! | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Sometimes a little exterior facelift is all you need to go from "thinking about moving" to "never gonna leave this place". Could YOUR home use some redesigning to make it your own? Watch how, with the help of CMC contracting services, we took this homeowners house from blah to wow in a short period of time! Get inspired! If you are in the Mobile or Baldwin County areas and need an amazing contractor, call Chris at CMC Contracting Services, LLC: https://www.cmccontractingservicesllc.com/ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
Views: 2114 Simple Honest Design
Historic Home Landscape Design | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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I'm so excited to get to show you the exterior design of a home in the historic district of Mobile, Alabama. You'll also hear a bit about my favorite parts of projects and how I tackle designing in full shade. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
DIY Fountain Tutorial | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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You asked HOW we built that fountain for Jamie's front porch, so we created a tutorial video just for you! It's so easy! So easy, in fact, that I had my daughter help me with the project. This week, on Simple.Honest.Design. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
My Mom's Garden Design | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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When I saw that my mom had filled out a submittal form to be cast on an episode of Simple.Honest.design, I had to laugh. She filled out the form, sent in her design dilemma, and waited to hear from me to see if she would be chosen. Of course, I knew her design dilemma well. The driveway side yard is the first thing you see when you drive up to her house, and it had been looking rough and in need of an update for a very long time. I knew it would be perfect for the show as a project, but working with my mom on a professional level? How would that go? Watch this week's episode of Simple.Honest.Design to find out! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
Views: 1512 Simple Honest Design
Decorating Indoors with Plants | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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We all love to decorate our homes, but have you thought about adding plants to add creative color and texture to the space? Not to mention the air purification factor! Check out the video to see my favorites and how I use them in my own home. All of the plants mentioned in this video come from a line of plants from the Exotic Angel Plant Company. I purchase mine at The Home Depot garden center. Check out more available plants here: http://www.costafarms.com/exoticangel PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Views: 1575 Simple Honest Design
Right Plant Right Place | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Get videos straight to your inbox by subscribing at www.azaleastreetdesigns.com/subscribe . You will see them earlier than everyone else by signing up! :) Right plant, right place. Have you ever heard this phrase before? I think people in my field use it as our mantra when we design because we see so many examples of the wrong plant in the wrong place. And I truly believe it’s because people just don’t know just exactly how many varieties of plants there are available to you, no matter where you live. These days there are plant varieties available that are drought and disease tolerant, dwarf, giant, nnd that bloom multiple times per year. We are living in a time where an appropriate plant is available for almost every single planting and design situation you could imagine, and a large portion of them are varieties of the plants that you already know and love, just with a modern, more approachable twist. And it’s a really good thing. You have choices. Lots and lots of choices. Plant breeders are marketing your favorites like azaleas, camellias, gardenias, hydrangeas, and even lawn grasses in every size, shape, and flower color under the sun and the best part is that these plants are widely available to the public, complete with online guides from the breeders to help you research which plants would work for your particular situation. When a landscape designer specifies certain plants for a clients new landscape, they have to think about many things, including how big the plants will be at maturity. In your own landscape, consider window heights when you choose shrubs, the roofline when you choose large shrubs and trees, and always consider how big the plant will get so you install with enough distance to allow the plant to grow freely. A general rule of thumb to remember is that if a plant is placed in the correct place, it should almost never have to be trimmed and be allowed to grow into its natural shape and size without any maintenance other than water, fertilizer, and weed control. Let me repeat that, because its important. IF YOU PLANT THE RIGHT PLANT IN THE RIGHT PLACE, IT SHOULD ALMOST NEVER HAVE TO TRIMMED. I cannot tell you how sad it makes me to see plants in the wrong place resulting in people trimming them to look like meatballs. I encourage you to do a little research, read a few plant labels, and visit national plant brand websites to see what is available for you in your area. I will list the websites in the description section below to get you started. Until next time, Im Catherine Arensberg, and this is Simple.Honest.Design. http://www.monrovia.com/ www.Southernlivingplants.com http://www.starrosesandplants.com/ http://www.endlesssummerblooms.com/ Provenwinners.com http://www.encoreazalea.com/ PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Styling your Front Porch | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Amy McElhaney didn't love her front porch, but wasn't sure how to express her style outside. And with a western facing landscape, the challenge was even greater to create a space she would love and that would survive the summer heat. Check out all the details that we added to make the space come together, this week on Behind the Simple.Honest.Design. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
Thrift Shop like a Pro | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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As much as I LOVE thrift shopping, I've discovered that it can all be very overwhelming for people who love the idea of saving money but can't see the diamonds for all the clutter. This week's video is the start of something new for you beginner thrifters out there! If you've ever wanted to get the tips and tricks to thrift shopping like a pro, here's your chance. This week's episode is the beginner's guide you need (complete with downloadable checklist) to get started. I would love for you to be just as hooked as I am at saving money and designing your space with unique items! Free Thrift shopping checklist: www.azaleastreetdesigns.com/list PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
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Yard sale sink to beautiful wall fountain | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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I bought this beautiful white antique sink for $15. Do I need a sink? No. Did I know what I was going to use it for when I bought it? Not even close. When I got home, I reluctantly told my husband what I’d bought, and was pretty sure I’d have to make a hostile trade of a few galvanized tubs to justify keeping my new find. I loved it just that much. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
What I do: revealed | Courtyard design & Install | Simple.Honest.Design.
 
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Some of the most common questions I get asked are: What DO you do? What does the process look like? Whats the first step? Then what? Well, today I’m going to take you through a job, start to finish, so you can see what goes into a landscape install, from design to accessories. Every job is different, of course, but this video will give you an idea of what I do on most of my jobs: Meet with clients, design plans, specify colors, textures, and more, recommend contractors, oversee installation, and keep in constant contact with installers and the homeowners during the whole process to assure everything goes smoothly. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE to the Simple.Honest.Design channel and SHARE too!! Subscribing and sharing SHD content is the very best thing you can do to help us continue making videos for you to watch!
Styling a House for Sale DETAILS | Behind the Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Get a closer look at the details of 1702 Real Estate's Styled exterior, this week on Behind the Simple.Honest.Design. SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! www.catherinearensberg.com/services Behind the Simple.Honest.Design. is aimed at providing details, design reasoning, and digging deeper into the designs from each episode of Simple.Honest.Design. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
The Southern Romance Project | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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I was called for a tree consult but talked my way into a design job....and so much more....in the best way I could've imagined. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
Side Yard Garden Renovation DETAILS! | Behind the Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Get a closer look at all the details that made my mom's side yard garden come together! This week on Behind the Simple.Honest.Design SHARE! SHARE! SHARE! www.catherinearensberg.com/services … PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
House for Sale Curb Appeal | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Sometimes it feels a little personal to have someone else point out things on your home that need to be improved, but Melissa and Clay let me take the reins - just in time to put a for sale sign in the yard. … PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
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My back door Facelift | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Finally! We've started our exterior facelift. This has been a long time coming, y'all. It's all getting started with the back steps, AKA the most neglected part of our house ever. NOT ANYMORE! These bad boys got some hard earned reno, including some real eye candy like new colors and plants, and a secret weapon too. It's secret because you can't see it and a weapon because the bugs won't be able to get past it! Check out the video to see how it is starting to come together. BIG NOTE! This marks the end of Season Two of Simple.Honest.Design but stay tuned for season THREE when you'll get to see the finished product. Thank you so much for watching, I appreciate it more than you know. Source list for all the products in the video listed below the video. SEE YOU NEXT SEASON (ok, ok, probably before.....here, in your email, but also on snapshat: catherineaberg). Source list below. Sources: Phantom Screen Door: 'Legacy' Retractable screen door shown in this video, many options available including motorized products. Visit http://www.phantomscreens.com/where-to-buy/ to find a distributor in your area. Siding Color: Benjamin Moore 'New Divine White' 66YY 85/045 Door Color: Sherwin Williams ' Blue Mountaintop' HGSW3325 Steps & house skirt color: Sherwin Williams 'Carbonized' HGSW1481 Sconce light: http://www.lowes.com/pd/Portfolio-7-in-H-Matte-Black-Dark-Sky-Outdoor-Wall-Light/50106576 Gold Paint for inside of sconce: http://www.lowes.com/pd/Valspar-Gold-Metallic-Fade-Resistant-Enamel-Spray-Paint-Actual-Net-Contents-11-oz/3729675 ::Plants:: Japanese Maple (under window left of steps) - 'Viridis' Japanese boxwood (in containers) Seasonal color (small container) Succulents - various Mulch - medium pine bark mulch Containers - vintage (hanging) & Old Time Pottery (clay) PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns SNAPCHAT: Catherineaberg
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For the Love (+Fear) of Color | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Who says you have to give your personal style a name? Sometimes it's just the thing you like put together, and there is no need to give it any labels. On this week's episode of Simple.Honest.Design, I give a client a great reason to use the rarely-previously-used back yard by filling it with all the things that make her happy. And isnt that what your home should be? A place where you want to spend MORE time? Check out how I did it in this week's episode! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
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Spring curb appeal basics | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Spring is finally here and I’ve basically been hiding inside for the last few months, not doing a darn thing to maintain my front yard. I have all the same excuses you have, except that given my profession, you'd think Id be more on top of it. But I'm not. At least, not until making these videos makes me more accountable. Just what we need, more accountability, right? Anyway, this weekend we finally got to it. Getting the front yard back in shape. This is just the first step, but I wanted to take you along with me, and encourage you to do step one with me. So, lets get started. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
How to barter your services | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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I recently released a video showing you how to give your landscape a face lift for only $100. A lot of what I talked about on that video relied on the fact that you have family or close friends around who are willing to volunteer to do work for you out of the goodness of their sweet hearts. After the video released, I got to thinking, what if you live away from family and super close friends that would do sweet things like that for you? What would *I* do in that situation? The word barter and trade automatically came to my mind. I barter and trade my services all the time, and you should too. This advice is not meant to substitute for the tax rules in the US. Please refer to the following link if you have questions about taxes: http://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc420.html Please SUBSCRIBE TO SHD! Its the very nicest thing you can do to help me bring more awesome content your way. :) Thanks a million!
Using pinterest in the best way | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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I love Pinterest as much as every one of you do. So I'm not suggesting you stop using it to plan your next outdoor space. But I am suggesting you cease using it with reckless abandon. It's not because I don't love a beautifully framed photograph. It's because of how it makes most people feel about how they should design their spaces. We tend to love what is known as a "vignette", or a perfectly styled and staged scene from someone else's home. But vignettes aren't meant for real life. They are meant for magazines. And while we all THINK we want to live in a page from a magazine, the truth is it would look pretty weird in real life. Check out this week's video to find out how to use Pinterest to translate into a livable spaces for you and your family. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
My FIVE FAVORITE indoor plant ROUNDUP + styling | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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As we move more toward winter and are focusing less attention on outdoor plants, it’s a great time to talk about what plants we can grow inside. Watch this video to see my 5 favorite indoor plants so you can start using them in your own home. If you’re just starting your indoor plant collection, this list will be a great start to adding inexpensive decorative touches and purified air to your home! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
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Kitchen Design on a Budget | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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This 1964 kitchen isn't stuck in a time warp anymore! Check out what we did and how you can do it too. … PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
How to design a back door entrance | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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Jamie's carport entrance into her home featured a prominent eyesore. She needed a functional design to take the focus away from the eyesore, so we got together and figured it all out! Check out this week's episode to find out what we came up with as a solution to her design dilemma. PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns
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How to Style a Large Patio | Behind the Simple.Honest.Design.
 
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Ben and Danielle Hill have been renovating their home in Mobile for over a year and this week on Behind the Simple.Honest.Design. I show you all the little details about the design that we couldn't quite fit into the episode. Click the photo below to watch the video! Also: I've been giving you the details on all of this season's designs and this is the FINAL EPISODE of Behind the Simple.Honest.Design. If you wouldn't mind, please share with a friend! PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns OUR WEBSITE: www.catherinearensberg.com
I backhandspring for 100 subscribers! | Simple.Honest.Design
 
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THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for subscribing to my YouTube channel and helping me reach my second goal of 100 subscribers! Now it's time for me to fulfill my end of the bargain: a round off back handspring......something I haven't done in a long time. Make sure to watch til the end! ;) PLEASE SUBSCRIBE! More subscribers lead to even better content for you. Follow us on:: INSTAGRAM: @azaleastreetdesigns FACEBOOK: facebook.com/azaleastreetdesigns