September 9, 2019

Her vision was that the entire back of the space would be an expanse of windows that looked out onto her gardens and beautiful fountain and that it would have access to her new patio.  She wanted a combo dining/entertaining space as well as a comfortable space to watch...

February 27, 2019

I've rounded up a group of incredibly talented women who I've deemed as "makers" since they all have very different ways of sharing their creativity through the things they make.  They are all local to Raleigh and are all certainly worth checking out!...

August 8, 2018

I love colorful interiors.  I wish I embraced it more in my own home but all I ever hear myself thinking about in the back of my head is resale, resale, resale.  But the thing is, I need to get over myself.  People in rental spaces can have perfectly neutral walls and...

June 25, 2018

My newest clients are young and so fun.  They just purchased their first house together and are eager to make it feel like home.  They want it to feel put together but also be reflective of their styles and have plenty of personality.  Music to my ears.  The best part...

June 17, 2018

When it comes to decorating your home, there are a lot of things that I'd advise my clients to try to save money on where they can.  And there are some things that I would say are worth the splurge.  My top three splurge-worthy items would probably be: 1) quality, soli...

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 11, 2018

About a year ago (gosh, how time flies!) I posted about how we were thinking about trading in our formal dining room and instead turn it into a playroom for our kiddos.  It was a really big decision for me because I hated the idea of a) giving up a formal dining room a...

March 19, 2018

To me, Carley Page Summers is an interior styling magician.  She has this way of transforming a white box into this incredible space layered with texture, warmth, color that feels totally authentic and original.  The textiles alone in her spaces are to die for.  Throw...

March 12, 2018

You may have heard that Land of Nod is now Crate and Barrel Kids.  It makes me a little sad that another independent business bit the dust.  But actually this has been coming for a while...Land of Nod started in 1996 but was bought by Crate and Barrel back in 2001.  So...

March 11, 2018

We are keeping the design simple and neutral for a calming master bedroom at the beach. The room is small and has one wall covered in ship lap which offers texture. We will use the pillows and an upholstered bench to brighten an otherwise neutral palette.

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