Meet Our New Guest Blogger Annie: The DIY Decor Mom!

As a family-owned, local business, Steinhafels is always excited to partner with fellow locals – whether it be non-profits, other businesses, and yes… bloggers!

Today we introduce you to our new guest blogger, Annie, the creator of the blog “DIY Decor Mom: DIYing Between Diaper Changes.”


Annie is a 30-year-old mom of three, who along with her husband, is working on completely renovating their builder-grade 1980’s home into the home of their dreams. She explains, “Our life is crazy but wonderful. I love sharing motherhood hacks and decorating tips for creating a beautiful life and home.”  

We actually met Annie through our other fabulous guest blogger, Meg at Green with Decor (us bloggers stick together!)

We met with Annie recently at our Kenosha store, where she picked up her Clarity Sofa Table. It was awesome to meet her three adorable kids.



You can check out Annie’s #sponsored blog post about that Clarity Sofa Table HERE. She has some great tips for styling a console table. Who knew a simple console table could be so functional and stylish at the same time?!


Partnering with talented lifestyle writers like Meg and Annie has been great, and we look forward to seeing what they come up with for future posts.

DS Tip of The Week: Elegant Updates for Empty Nesters

The school year is winding down, and that means many new grads will be starting new careers… and leaving the nest for good.  Some parents will leave the child’s bedroom untouched–with teddy bears still on the bed and band posters on the walls!  However, less nostalgic parents will likely look at that vacant bedroom, and be ready to make a change.

This week’s Decorating Solutions Tip of the Week comes from Menomonee Falls Designer Beth Kealy.  Beth says you don’t have to completely change your child’s old bedroom, but like your child, it’s time for that old room to “grow up.”

How do you do that?  Beth explains, “Empty nesters can reclaim use of a child’s old room with elegant updates that cut the cluttered look of the past.  Take a room from ‘Catch All’ to ‘Wow’!”

Here are a couple Before and Afters of a daughter’s bedroom turned guest room:




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Your child may miss the old room at first, but after awhile, he or she will be happy to come home and be treated like an adult.  And guests don’t have to feel awkward staring at a poster of NSYNC on the wall!

We post a different quick, easy, and practical decor tip each Monday.  Check in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek.

Steinhafels Presents: Decorating Solutions’ TIP OF THE WEEK!


If you’re anything like me, the prospect of interior decorating is COMPLETELY overwhelming.  From color coordination, to furniture placement, to choosing focal points… it can all leave your head spinning!  The great thing about design though is that there are no set rules.  There are some general principles, but overall, interior design is based on intuition, personal taste, and creativity.

For those of you who are still feeling uninspired–you are in luck!  Steinhafels offers an interior design program called Decorating Solutions.  Our designers have years of real-world experience, which they pass on to their clients.

Decorating Solutions is all about creating the home of your dreams, but what if you are just seeking advice on a small project?  After all, not every decorating venture needs to be an epic task.  That’s why we’ve come up with a new concept, the Decorating Solutions’ “Tip of the Week”.  Every week on Monday morning we will post a new tip from one of our talented designers.  You can check out our blog, or go to our Facebook or Twitter pages to find the link.

These tips will be just that–quick tips.  Nothing too elaborate or overly detailed.  These are meant to be a fun way to engage our customers, and a way for you to get to know our designers a little better.

This week’s tip comes from Laura Hoffman, one of our new designers in Appleton.

Laura has some advice for organizing all those pesky pillows you have strewn all over your room.  Laura’s Tip:  “I love to stack and build out pillows on a bed or a couch, either with the same color palette, or with different patterns.”

Check it out!  And tune in next week for another #DSTipOfTheWeek!

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