"Villa" Style

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now or follow along on Instagram, you might remember me sharing about a cousin’s house I’m designing in Florida. The project started about three years ago when my cousin purchased acreage and had an architect draw up plans for a (massive) home beside the property’s existing […]

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April 11, 2016

Hey hey

I’m back to work this week after a pretty chill/ flu-infested Easter holiday.  We made some serious progress in the yard and had some amazing weather at home.  (come on spring!!!) {Snacks & drinks on the new patio one night} Two of our kids got the flu so we were fairly house-bound, forcing us to […]

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April 7, 2016

Our New Kitchen Garden Plans

When first checked out our new house in person this past August- after having stalked the house photos of it up online-  I remember taking a walk around the property and coming to the sad realization that most of the sunlight was in the front yard and that there was probably no way we would […]

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March 23, 2016

Mountain House Kitchen Before and After

I can’t believe it but it’s already been almost six months since my book, Habitat: The Field Guide to Decorating was released!  Time has really flown.   {the oak leaf hydrangea growing EVERYWHERE around my cousin’s mountain house} I wanted to share a little snippet from the “Kitchen” section where I shared a bunch of […]

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March 14, 2016

The Southern Living Summit

{Galley & Garden Restaurant, designed by architect Jeff Dungan… loooved it!} WARNING: Super design-industry-ish post! I’m home from a whirlwind trip to Birmingham for the Southern Living Design Summit and a site visit to the Southern Living 2016 Idea House.  I had such an amazing time seeing old friends & making new ones.  David and […]

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March 3, 2016

Pretty Little Friday:

Happy Friday!! WOHOOOO!!!  Today’s Pretty Little Friday is a little peek (I shared on Instagram) at a recent bedroom installation for a very dear client of ours.  She’s one of my very first clients and we met years ago when I visited her old house for a design consultation.  When she & her family moved, years […]

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February 26, 2016

My Dirty Little Secret… The Basement

We’re finally at a place at home where we’ve been able to slow down and spend some time getting our house organized.  It feels sooooooo good.  We’re not doing any real “decorating”yet and will be doing it fairly gradually over the next couple of years, but we are getting it comfortable, clean, organized and livable […]

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February 22, 2016

Pretty Little Friday

Life finally feels like it’s returning to some sort of “normal” for me, and with that, I seem to have a bit more steam left for blogging so I thought I’d ease into it by bringing back “Pretty Little Fridays.”  For those of you who are new,  I introduced random “Pretty Little Fridays” almost four […]

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February 12, 2016



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