Author: Terisangster

For Our Community

After everything that has happened in our community this last month, I wanted to share my deepest condolences and help. I know that our beautiful Conejo Valley is in recovery mode. With the nature of my job, I often am given free household items. For example, I have access to extra couches, dishes, tables, chairs, and other miscellaneous items. I understand that many people are in great need of these items. I want to offer anything that comes my way to the families that need them. Please email me: to inquire about any items I have available. My prayers and support are with you during this time.


Thank you,

Teri Sangster

Inspired Home

Westlake Village, CA

10 Things to Focus on When Designing A Living Room Designing a living room can be stressful. Here are 10 things to focus on during the process that will make it easier for you.

  1.  Lighting- A living room should be bright and beautiful. Natural light helps keep things warm and welcoming.
  2. Floor to Ceiling – Make sure you decorate from the floor to the ceiling. Add the necessary rugs, crown molding, and paint to make your room be the best it can be.
  3. Textures- Experiment with textures that are true to your style. The texture on pillows and blankets will add style to your living room.
  4.  Pick One Color Scheme, and Stick to it!- One huge mistake that people make is that they pick several different colors that just don’t go together. Pick one color scheme and stick to it!
  5.  Windows- A window treatment will make or break your room. Make sure your window treatment fits your style and is functional.
  6. A Center Table- The center table is one of the first things people look at. Choose one that will compliment your couch.
  7. Simple but Beautiful Decor- Don’t go overboard with the decor. Pick a few things that you love and add no more. Less is more when it comes to decor.
  8. Comfortability- A living room is where people are going to gather and conversate. Make sure you get a comfortable couch so your guests will enjoy being there.
  9. No TV- TV is a distraction can take away from conversations. Put the TV in a different part of the house.
  10.  Make sure it’s inviting and personal!- Don’t forget to add your own personal touch. A personal touch looks different for everyone. Some people might add photos, an album, a book, a record player with their favorite record, or maybe even art that speaks to you. Add things that are easy conversation starters.

Hope you enjoyed these tips! Blessings!


10 Places to Shop for Fall Décor When You’re on a Budget

10 Places to Shop for Fall Décor When You’re on a Budget



During the holidays, expenses can add up. There are so many people to buy for and so many things to do. If you enjoy hosting holiday parties, holiday décor is a must. The transition out of summer into fall requires some changes around the house to set the perfect mood for your incoming guests.  Holiday décor such as throws, pillows, dishes, candles, and trinkets can get expensive. However, making your home beautiful for the holidays doesn’t have to be expensive. Decorating for the holidays also doesn’t have to be complicated and cluttered. Purchasing things that you can use over again is a smart move. Additionally, keep the amount of holiday décor purchases to a minimum, so things don’t look messy. The simpler the better.


There are plenty of places/stores that are budget friendly. The items from these places don’t look cheap or old. (You have to spot out the treasures!) These items are often overstock, lightly used, or things that didn’t sell. It doesn’t mean that the items sold here look bad or are damaged. With a good eye and a little design skills, you can make these items fit perfectly in your home.


Here are 10 Places to Shop for the Fall Décor on a Budget:


  • TJ Maxx


  • Goodwill


  • Garage Sales


  • Nordstrom’s Rack


  • Michael’s Craft Store


  • Bloomington Coat Factory


  • The “LetGo” App


  • Facebook MarketPlace


  • Amazon


  • Marshalls



I wish you the best during this holiday season. The holiday season is a special time for family, food, and fun. Remember to cherish all the moments with your loved ones. I firmly believe that your home is a place that should represent peace, comfort, and simple beauty. If you need help getting your home in order for the holiday season, give me a call. I would love to help! (805) 796-8194

10 Tips to Maintain Order During Back to School

10 Tips to Maintain Order During Back to School

Back to school is a transitional time for the whole family. Kids are rushing out the door, lunches are being packed, carpool lines are forming, and early bedtimes are calling. With so many new things to adjust to, it is easy for things to get misplaced. There are things that parents can do to maintain order and cleanliness throughout the year.

Here are 10 Things You Can Do To Maintain Order For The Back To School Season:

1) Simplify Packed Lunches

Create a space in your fridge that is designated for packed lunch items. Get a plastic container and label it, “Packed Lunch.” Place items that you bought specifically for your child’s lunch in that container. Doing this simple trick will help you get your child’s lunch made quickly and neatly.

2) Have a Designated Backpack Station

Having a designated backpack station will help your children get in the habit of keeping your house clean. Kids tend to place items wherever they wish. When all the school items are in one spot, it prevents the early morning scramble of trying to find a specific thing at the last minute.

3) Use a Dry-Erase Magnetic Calendar

A magnetic calendar goes right on your fridge and is there for the whole family to see. This a great way to maintain good communication with your spouse about school events, your children’s appointments, and pick up times. Another benefit of using a magnetic calendar is that it stays in one spot. It will not get scattered all over the house. When you and your spouse wake up for your morning coffee, the whole day will be organized on your fridge.

4) Storage for Games and Toys

Get one large container for games and toys. Label the Container, “Games and Toys.” Put your child’s favorite toys in this container. This is great because it limits the distractions during homework, and motivates kids to get their homework done on time so they can have play time. This simple trick will create a healthy habit in your kid’s life.

5) Have A Phone Box For Homework Times
Phones are distracting. Get a box and label it “Phones.” During homework time have your kids place their phones in the box. Homework will get done faster and more efficiently.

6) Have a Designated Homework Spot

Pick a spot in your home that is only for homework. Put all the supplies your child will need in that one spot. This will prevent pens, pencils, and essential paperwork from scattering all over your house.

7) Clean as you Go, Instead of Cleaning a Lot All at Once

The school week can get hectic. Instead of cleaning large piles of messes at one time, get in the habit of cleaning as you go throughout your day. For example, after breakfast wipe off the countertops. Sweep a little once a night. Do small loads of laundry more frequently. This tip will help maintain order in your home during a busy school week.

8) Label Bins for Important Paperwork

Nothing is more frustrating than misplacing important paperwork. Label small bins with words that fit their function. Instead of tossing paperwork around wherever you want, throw it into its designated bin. You don’t have to deal with the paperwork right away, just know where it is.

9) Keep All Outdoor Shoes in One Spot

The easiest way to get your house dirty is to track in all the gross germs from outside. Think about everywhere your shoes have been, do you want those germs in your house? Place a shoe rack by the door, and place all your most used outdoor shoes on the rack. When anyone comes to your home, have them take off their shoes. This simple trick will help keep a lot of germs from festering in your home.

10) Organize Kids Clothes by Day of the Week

Purchase a five drawer container, and label each drawer a day of the week. Put an outfit with socks in each drawer. Each day of the week your child will have their outfit picked out and ready to go. This will limit the stress of outfit drama before your kids head out the door for school.

Implementing these simple tricks will help you stay organized throughout the school year. Have a great school year!

A Little More About Teri

Favorite Room in the house: Living Room (because it is the most peaceful and inviting)

Favorite Color(s) to decorate with: Whites and creams and natural colors

Favorite Item in her House: Fiddle fig tree in living room because it is so life-giving!

Most Unusual Project: Designing and organizing a two kitchen house!

Most Fun Project: Redesigning an entire home in France for two weeks

Biggest piece of advice to all: Never listen to the rules of design. Never believe those who tell you to “never use that” or “you can’t do that”. Take bold steps in design and don’t believe the people who say you can’t.

Five Creative Storage Containers

Use an old ice bucket in the bathroom for excess toilet paper
Toilet paper doesn’t have to be ugly! Update your bathroom with this quick + beautiful fix.

Use mason jar for silverware
You get to save precious drawer space + update your kitchen in a rustic, adorable way.

Use candy dishes for candles or flowers
Get rid of the traditional, highly priced candle holders and vases and trade them for these artistic + affordable dishes.

Use an updated basket or even just a chair to stack towels neatly folded.
(Who needs cabinets anyway? Just kidding. Definitely use your cabinets.)

Use tin baskets for plants
Inexpensive, yet they look exquisite!