Before we usher in 2016, I wanted to take a moment to remember the highlights of 2015 because it’s felt like a big one for me. I love having these posts as mini time capsules to remind myself of just how far I’ve come–especially when it feels like there’s still so far to go.

In my New Year’s post last year I wrote that 2014 had been “a building year for me; laying the foundation for the goals I hope to bring to fruition over the next year.” I know well enough that the “building” will never be done, but I like to think I laid a solid foundation this year and have undoubtedly made some big changes.

We started off the New Year still coming off the high of our October wedding. After working for others while juggling client work I decided in February it was time to bet on myself. I opened the doors to my own business and was thrilled to have one of my first projects featured on Domaine.

In April I took you behind the scenes of a project from start to finish in the One Room Challenge (which got a nod on the House Beautiful blog!) I attended High Point Market for the first time as a business owner and visited the Traditional Home/Junior League of High Point showhouse (recapped here and here), which is still one of the best I’ve seen. So much talent!

Summer brought family time on Cape Cod, preparations for a client’s backyard soiree, a trip to LA, and geeking out at my design idol’s store. We can’t wait to get back to the West Cost for a wedding this June.

Summer came to a close with some big news–we were moving to Raleigh! We scrambled to find an apartment over Labor Day weekend and by October 1st we were in our new home.

Seven days later we were in South Africa for what I know will be one of the most memorable trips of our lifetime–full recap (finally) to come. The day before our departure, Domino featured a favorite project which was the perfect send off to vacation

After returning from our trip, it was time to acclimate to life in Raleigh. We’ve felt so welcomed and enjoyed showing my family our new city over Thanksgiving. I travelled back to DC monthly for client projects I can’t wait to share, and have been thrilled to take on new clients in Raleigh (my heart explodes for this nursery!)

Of course the year wasn’t without its lows, losing my grandmother in October chief among them, and on a much lesser note, losing most of our security deposit on our old place thanks to a leaky fiddle leaf fig tree planter (so ridiculous I can only laugh!)

Overall, 2015 felt like the year things finally started to fall into place–especially when I remember this post from just a few years ago. I have big dreams for 2016 and wish you all health, happiness, and prosperity!


I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! My family and I are off to explore Raleigh today, but I did take a peek at some of the Black Friday sales last night while fighting through an epic bourbon pecan pie induced food coma.

I’ll be hitting up my usual spots for everyone on my Christmas list (here, here, & here – I’m very predictable!) but I wanted to share a few sales I’ve been stalking for home goods in case you’re working the ol’ two for you, one for me game plan.

The Pursuit of Style | Pillows

Floral Pillow | Ikat Pillow
Ikat Pillow | Fern Pillow 

Furbish Studio: 20% off site wide

Lulu & Georgia: shop more save more – up to 30% off

The Pursuit of Style | Accessories

Nude Tray | Cocktail Napkins | NY Mug | Birkin Book Set

Waiting on Martha: 20% off site wide 

Bone Inlay Chest

Bone Inlay Dresser*

Anthropologie:  20% off site wide

*I’ve had my eye on a bone inlay piece for years. This is my ultimate wish list item!


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.


Just a few things that have caught my eye that I think you’ll find worthy of your attention…

McGrath II | Domaine Home

I’ve posted about the work of NYC based design firm, McGrath II, in the past, and was especially excited to see the apartment of co-founder, Lauren McGrath, on Domaine.

I really need to find a faux finisher because Lauren’s faux horn coffee table is everything! Anyone want to share their secret source with me? 😉

McGrath II | Domaine Home

Projects by McGrath II always make me want to upgrade my furniture. Without fail, they the select perfect pieces –whether new or antique–that are sure to stand the test of time.

Habitually Chic | One Kings Lane

The One King’s Lane blog has quickly become a favorite. Did you catch the tour of Heather Clawson of Habitually Chic’s home? I’ve always coveted the oil painting behind the orchid in this photo.

Zooey Deschanel

A renovation I’m working on has kitchens on my mind and this one from Zooey Deschanel’s former home is particularly great (the whole house is worth a peek!) I’ll always love an all white kitchen, but if you’re willing to go outside your comfort zone, color is so worth the risk!

I’ve kept my shopping to a minimum all summer with plans on hitting the Labor Day sales. It will be Spring in South Africa during our trip next month, so it’s the perfect time for me to scoop up some warmer weather pieces at a steal.

Packing for 2.5 weeks in a carry on will be another story… Any tips?!

I hit up the end of summer clearance at Nordstrom for these scarves which will be perfect for 16+ hours of flying and am planning to test these out for out hike of Table Mountain.

Shopbop’s sale is especially good right now. I grabbed this, this, and this and have my eye on a new pair of sunnies which seem safari appropriate.

Have a great holiday weekend!