DIY projects, seasonal decorating, and family vacations are just a few of the topics that populate Karla Swoveland’s blog, It’s the Little Things that Make a House a Home. We asked this Tacoma, Washington-based mom-of-three and wife-to-one just what are t

Inspiration Board: It’s the Little Things That Make a House a Home

We draw inspiration from design bloggers. Where do they draw their inspiration from? We asked Karla Swoveland from It’s the Little Things That Make a House a Home a few questions and from her answers, imagined what an inspiration board in her house might look like. » See Photos
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