Moving Boxes

Hopefully this is the least attractive picture you’ll ever see on this blog (actually, I’ve posted some pretty scary before photos of our apartments in the past) but Garrett’s creative box labeling cracked me up and is a pretty accurate description of the state of affairs over here!

We got to Raleigh around midnight on Friday, and spent the weekend getting settled in. Can we all agree that moving is kind of the worst? So many whose-its and whats its. At the same time, I’m relishing in the idea of a fresh start. I’ve been purging like Marie Kondo and loving it.

We’re planning to rent for a year and get the lay of the land before starting the hunt for something more permanent, so my excitement about decorating is admittedly tempered by the fact that this is (hopefully) a short term space, but I do plan to make some smart purchases that will transition with us.

I’ll share more of the design process in weeks to come–I may already have fabrics taped to the walls like a crazy person. 😉  In the mean time, I thought it might be fun to commiserate about moves – how many have you done? What was the farthest? Any funny stories? Would love to hear ’em!


Lindsay Speace Interior Design | Scheme
Lindsay Speace Interior Design | Custom Pillows

Is Mercury in retrograde or something, because it has been one of those weeks. We’re pushing through it though, and our South Africa trip is just two weeks away (yup, we’ll be in our new home in NC for one week and then straight back to DC to fly out!) which is a big, huge, lighthouse style beacon of light at the end of the tunnel. #nocellonsafari

So let’s focus on the pretty! These pillows just came in from the workroom last night and I’m super excited to see the transformation from memos on my inspiration board (I’ve taken to washi taping everything straight to my walls) to real deal pillows.

The big boys in back are 24″ x 24″ and we have four of them going on a huge sectional which is going to be so comfy for this downstairs den. The lumbar pillow in front is part of a pair which will go atop a pair of parrot green English roll arm chairs.

Sorry, Kermit. It’s easy being green.


With T-minus 4 days until the move things are starting to get real around here! A few more treasures unearthed from the depths of my storage closet that really deserve to see the light of day…

Abstract Giclee

Framed Diana Delgado Abstract Print, $150
16″w x 20″h

 I’m obsessed with the colors in this piece, #beigeisboring. Fine art print with white wooden frame.

Email if interested.

Bamboo Trellis Fabric

2.5yds Pink Bamboo Trellis Fabric, $75
52″w x 2.5yds

White ground with pink bamboo trellis design. Very Palm Beach chic!

Email if interested.


There’s nothing like the prospect of loading up a U-Haul to suddenly make you less sentimental! I’ll be posting a few more items up for grabs this weekend as I clean out my hoarding hiding spots. 😉

Kilim Runner

Kilim Runner

Kilim Runner
Vintage Turkish Kilim Runner, $325
21.5″W x 94″L

Vintage Turkish kilim runner with a rare combination of pinks, purples, orange, red, and light blue. Excellent condition with wear consistent of a vintage rug.

Email if interested.

Flatweave Runner

Vintage Flatwoven Runner, $425
34.5″W x 132″L 

Vintage flatwoven runner with orange aztec border along the left side and all over floral pattern in hot pink, lavender, yellow and green. Ground color is a pretty mauve-ish shade. I’ve never seen a rug quite like this one!

Email if interested.


Guys, 1. thank you so much for the encouraging words on yesterday’s announcement you are really the best and  2. you need to pick up a copy of Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors. I have not been more excited about a book since Markham Robert’s Decorating the Way I See It, or maybe Tom Scheerer Decorates

Carrier and Compan 1

I received an advance copy last night and read it cover to cover. I texted my friend Hanna telling her to pick up a copy (of course she already had because she’s chic and in the know like that) because Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller just get it. I mean, their clients include names that start with Anna and end with Wintour… need I say more?

Carrier and Company 2

The interiors, of course, are beautiful, but what really resonated with me is their philosophy. I love a beautiful space as much as the next design enthusiast, and have plenty of coffee table books filled with pretty pictures, but when there’s actually substance accompanying them, those are the books that end up dogeared and well worn on my shelves.

Carrier and Company 5

A favorite quote: “Life does not have to be perfect. Furnishings and possessions do not have to be perfect.”

Carrier and Company 4

Let’s get an Amen prayer Emoji in here for that! Although, I happen to think the furnishings and possessions in the room above (which I’ve blogged about before) are pretty perfect.

Carrier and Company 3

Trust that if I woke up early this morning to take photos with my “real” camera in the midst of a move it’s worth your while to pick up a copy of this one!