A few weeks ago Moda Operandi (my favorite site to visit when I’m feeling fast and loose with my budget) had a fabulous Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2017 trunkshow. Unfortunately (because I’m a bad blogger and this post has been sitting in my drafts), the trunkshow has since ended, but I still think it’s worth sharing because I find it extra inspiring.

Italian furniture designer, Gabriella Crespi, was reportedly the muse for the collection, but I can’t help but be reminded of Carolina Irving’s Manhattan apartment. Going down the design rabbit hole even further, the flower on the dress and kaftan in the first and third photos is a dead ringer for Schumacher’s Ottoman Flower wallpaper.

Though the collection is intended for Fall of next year, the jewel tones and metallics feel especially festive and relevant this holiday season. Wouldn’t you agree?


De Gournay shared this beautiful vignette on Instagram last week and I haven’t been able to get it out of my mind ever since. Their stunning hand painted papers truly are works of art and these custom lamp shades are next level genius.

I need to do some more investigating as to how I can make these a reality in my life. Until we are in our forever home, lamp shades are surely more advisable than including “wallpaper will not convey” in a real estate contract…


Nicholas Haslam

Nicholas Haslam

Nicholas Haslam

And just like that, it’s December. I hope you all had a lovley Thanksgiving. It made me so happy to read via your comments that you’re still coming back to blogs for the conversation. I’ve been missing it too.

So let me share a deep, dark design secret I’ve been harboring… I’m afraid blue and white’s becoming trendy. Perhaps trendy isn’t the word, because there really isn’t a more classic color combination, but it’s undeniably been having a moment and I’ve found myself hitting pause.

Until, of course, I stumbled across this timeless Nicholas Haslam bedroom which has completely charmed me. Perhaps it’s the particularly lovely shade of Prussian blue, or maybe it’s those cornice boards–which I may need to shamlessly copy in my own bedroom–but of the moment or not, I’m resoundingly back on team blue and white.

My ginger jar collection is relieved.



Vogue | Terry Richardson

After finishing off an extra generous slice of apple pie I’m digging into another indulgence: holiday sales. I normally find Black Friday to be super overwhelming, so I’ve narrowed down my list to six I’ve hit tonight.

Furbish Studio – 20% Off w/ Code: HOLIDAY20

Moon & Lola – 30% Off w/ Code: MERRY30

  • Because who’s not obsessed with their dog?
  • Loving these turquoise and tortoise beauties.

Nordstrom – extra 20% off selected sale items

  • This is such a classic piece.
  • I’ve seen such dramatic results after using this product for three months.

Serena & Lily – 20% Off w/ Code: THANKYOU

  • this sale is HUGE! Take advantage of savings on big ticket items like rugs, furniture – I adore this, this & this – and lighting.

Shopbop – Buy More, Save More w/ Code: GOBIG16

Tuckernuck – 20% Off w/ Code: GIVE20, 25% Off $500+ w/ Code: GIVE25, 30% OFF $1000+ w/ Code: GIVE30

  • the spot for baubles to complete your holiday looks. These, these, and these are my picks.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I’m feeling especially grateful as I reflect back on where we were just a year ago today–surrounded by moving boxes in a characterless apartment in a brand new city that didn’t quite feel like home–but still celebrating with family who didn’t mind.

We’ve put down roots and Raleigh has become our home, but most importantly we’re joined again by family (their first visit to the new house!) who are all happy and healthy.

I’m thankful to the clients who have invited me into their homes and allowed me to continue to do what I love each day, and thankful to you for your kind words of encouragement no matter how long I’ve stayed away from this space.

I hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and an extra slice of pie.
Happy Thanksgiving!