A piece of Mid-Century Modern décor has a marvelous effect on me. It takes me back to a time when people were inherently good, decorating was an art form, and life was much simpler. I have repeatedly told my husband that I was born in the wrong time period. I love all things Mid-Century. Cars, fashion, and especially home décor . If you put a Mid-Century piece in your home, it will give the space personality! It might even remind you of a favorite relative or family friend you had growing up.Read More
If you are overwhelmed trying to design or decorate your home, don’t worry! You are NOT alone! I get a lot of messages from people who need help knowing exactly what to do so they don’t make a mistake.
I want to help you the best way that I can by answering all of your design questions!Read More
How many of you have struggled to select the perfect paint color? One of the questions I get most often is how to select a paint color you’ll love.
A designer like myself has a trained eye that knows how to see color undertones as well as how the color will look in different lighting.
But you don’t even know where to start.Read More
With Spring being just around the corner, it’s time to freshen up the house. Spring cleaning is always a good way to jump start the new season. Get our FREE SPRING CLEANING CHECK LIST.
Once everything is clean it’s time to break out the colorful decor. I am so in love with classic pieces like ginger jars and monogrammed everything (Southern girl here!). Mixing those elements withRead More
Loving yourself. As Valentine’s Day approaches and we think about what to get our spouse or how to create the perfect Valentine Box for our child’s class party, how many times do we remember toRead More
For the last year, I have been developing an online interior decorating course called Decorator's Launch Pad. I have also been consulting (for free) with a number of people who want to start their own business. Because these requests have become so popular, I have decided to add Interior Design Business Coaching to my list of services. There are a number of resources already available in my shop and I'm working on even more. If there is a demand for one-on-one coaching sessions, I will also be adding those as well. Please let me know what you would like to see made available or if there is any way I can help you make your design dreams a reality!Read More
Jumping on the organization bandwagon this year? You should! Staying organized helps DECREASE your stress and INCREASE your productivity. Not to mention giving you more time for all the fun stuff! Here are six of my favorite organizational products to help get you started!Read More
Is updating your home on your to-do list for 2019? It’s the perfect way to bring new life to your home and increase your quality of life. It can be challenging to know where to start. Sourcing the furniture and accessories can be overwhelming but the cost of hiring a designer is potentially out of reach.
Or is it?Read More
Owning who you are.
It took me 14,600 days of living to get to a point where I am comfortable in my own skin. Over 14,600 days of getting up, looking in the mirror and saying to myself, “What have you got for me today, life?”. My life has been full of decisions - both good and bad. Some really bad. But here, at the halfway mark, I am owning ALL OF IT.
We all have our different journeys but I am going to share with you what I have learned as I wake to embrace that 14,600th day that will make me… FORTY.Read More
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa don’t you find yourself being more considerate and kind to one another? There’s a magic in the air and it certainly makes it the most wonderful time of the year for me.Read More
What did you dream about becoming when you were young? Did you want to be a nurse, a firefighter, an acrobat? Most of us dreamed about becoming something like that because it sounded fun and exciting. As we got older, we realized we had to make a career choice based on ability, practicality, and finances. Pretty boring stuff, right?
When I was little, I wanted to do anything creative. I participated in art shows at school. I constantly rearranged my room at home. I even repainted my room (without permission) whenRead More
What we want to do: Sit around the fireplace sipping hot cocoa; gifts already wrapped under a beautifully decorated tree.
What we end up doing: Running around like a crazy person trying to make sure we remember everyone on our gift list, where we stored the wreath, and how we are going to wrap gifts AND cook.
That’s not how I want to spend the holidays and I’m sure you don’t want to either. Now is the time to put some organization in place so your holidays run more smoothly and you have more time to actually enjoy them.Read More
Only you can decide what gifts are right. You may decide to give the gift of an experience rather than a physical gift. You might choose to give your gift money to charity in honor of someone. Whatever you choose, let it come from your heart.
If you are having a hard time figuring out what to get for the special people in your life, I’ve put together a few helpful guides to make it easier to snag that perfect gift that will make someone smile.Read More
In less than two weeks, the family will be gathered around the table for Thanksgiving. Stories will be told and memories will be made. What are you thankful for this year? Will you go around the table and each list something? What are your Thanksgiving traditions like?
My grandmother always cooked a huge spread from scratch. We all sat around the table andRead More
Running a household involves a LOT of tasks! How can we do it all? From budgeting to parenting and everything in between. It can definitely feel overwhelming. That’s why we have to stick together and help each other out.Read More
Thanksgiving is only THREE AND A HALF WEEKS away! Oh my goodness! It’s time to start getting ready for all of those holiday meals. If you are cooking even one dish this year, you’ll want to be prepared. Knowing exactly what you’re making and how you’re going to make it will save you the headache and stress at the last minute. These are my favorite cooking essentials for the holidays or any other meal.Read More
My husband and I don’t have any children. Our babies are the two dogs we call Maggie and Sophie. Maggie a 13 year old black lab mix. I rescued her when her unweaned litter was dumped on the side of the road. Sophie is 3 and was also rescued from a litter that was going to be left behind. She’s a miniature pinscher mix. My love for dogs (well, all animals) started as early as I can remember.Read More
This past Monday, the design world lost a legendary designer. Mario Buatta, the “Prince of Chintz”, has left us. He was widely known for his lavish take on English Country style and his notable design work for Mariah Carey, Barbara Walters, and BIlly Joel. He also designed Blair House which is the guest house at The White House.Read More
Yesterday it FINALLY dipped below 60° here! Being in the South means we have a very late Fall or no Fall at all as we head into Winter. I’m so excited to have the chill in the air so I can wrap up in my favorite sweater with some warm cider (Confession:I still have never had a pumpkin spiced latte).
Fall is the perfect time for layering so I have put together a Fall wardrobe that is perfect for doing just that. Layering so much can get expensive so I’m sharing how to get the look for less. Cozy up with you favorite warm beverage and enjoy!Read More
Growing up, our house was always the one everyone wanted to come to. We have so many great family memories from Halloween because we had so much fun creating our haunted front yard! Make your house the scariest one on the block Your kids will love these spooky decor finds!Read More