February 15, 2019

A lot of times when I work on things for clients, it isn't entire rooms but small updates that make big changes.  I sincerely enjoy helping people use pieces they already have and love.  Sometimes having someone else look at your pieces through a new lens can help...

October 16, 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching, many of us will be entertaining more than ever and who doesn't want their tables to look top-notch?   In light of this, I rounded up some design friends with some killer taste who consistently inspire me with their style an...

August 20, 2018

I'll be honest, my copies of grandinroad catalog most often are unopened and head straight to the recycling bin.  In the fall, however, their catalog always catches my eye because of their abundance of Halloween decorations.  Because I love all things FALL, I happe...

August 14, 2018

I'm from the South so I can't help it:  I love a monogram.  And having kids has taken my love of monograms to a whole new level.  But monograms these days have come a LONG way from prissy curly-Q-scripted fonts.  The new fonts, color combinations and ways to th...

June 8, 2018

You probably already know that a pineapple is the traditional symbol to show "welcome."  What I didn't know was why the pineapple symbolized that.  Apparently the fruit symbolizes those intangible things that we love about our home: warmth, friendship and...

April 30, 2018

Not all of us are fortunate enough to have the incredible, show-stopping kitchens that we see on Pinterest and Instagram. However, just because you don't currently have the kitchen of your dreams, doesn't mean that there aren't some easy things you can do t...

April 23, 2018

There are two important factors, in my opinion, that make collections a dynamic design decision.  First, they are so, so personal.  Anything can be a collection and typically one doesn't collect things unless they love them.  So they really do tell a story about th...

April 6, 2018

When I was growing up I spent a good part of my summers at camp in the North Carolina mountains.  My first camp experience was at Camp Gwynn Valley which was an awesome experience that I hope I have the opportunity to replicate for my own kids one day.  At this camp we...

March 16, 2018

It's all the rage now to have a vintage rug in the kitchen and I have to say I am totally on board with it.  The rugs bring such warmth, color, and softness to an otherwise utilitarian space.  

Just look at a few examples of how these rugs really make these ki...

February 21, 2018

I'm helping a friend decide on a colored grass cloth to back her shelving in her living room.  It's currently helping the deep need I feel to wallpaper something in my own home.  And this way it is free!  Grass cloth is a timeless choice when picking wallpaper.  It als...

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