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Nicole Balch is the founder of Making it Lovely, a design blog about living a stylish life and transforming the so-so. The site was named one of the 50 World’s Best Design Blogs by the London Times Online, and Nicole’s work has been featured in the Chicago Tribune Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Better Homes & Gardens, Everyday with Rachael Ray, , and other publications.

Nicole lives in Chicago with her husband and two young children, and she also writes for Babble, My Colortopia, and Better Homes and Gardens. She has a thing for stripes, crazy floral patterns, and the color pink.


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