The Land Of The Pines

July 21, 2014

Anytime you call the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst, North Carolina they answer the phone saying, “It’s a beautiful day in Pinehurst!” Rain, sunshine, or snow, their greeting remains the same. It is hard for this small golfing community to think the day should be anything other than beautiful, especially when surrounded by towering pines, chic boutiques,

Reality Check

July 18, 2014

I must admit, I love a good dose of reality TV. I could watch Andy Cohen chat up the housewives on Bravo all the live long day. I know that it is often mindless and overly dramatic, but it is a fun way to unwind after a day of heavy news (like yesterday) and purposeful work.

Living in Color

July 17, 2014

When the July-August issue of Veranda arrived, there was plenty of design inspiration to love! While the cover of Mark D. Sikes home was enough motivation to pick up the issue, what was inside was equally as delightful. Immediately when I saw that Kirsten Fitzgibbons and Kelli Ford had a property featured, I knew that

The Simple Delight of Blue & White

July 16, 2014

I feel I would be remiss if I did not post about blue and white. While all of my favorite design bloggers cover it enough for me, I need to say my praise to the classic and timeless color combination. I thought about doing a post on my favorite triple color palate of blue, green,

Early to Bed

July 15, 2014

I am a morning person. I like to get up early and workout, turn on the Today show (I tried GMA for a week, it just didn’t work out), and browse through my favorite blogs with coffee all before 8 a.m.! Apparently that is the old me. Currently I am a night owl, up until

Cocktail Hour

July 11, 2014

It’s Friday which always calls for a celebration! Whether you clink your glass at the end of the week with your favorite person or a gathering of people, it is always a good excuse (if you even need one) for cocktail hour. While inviting people up to the kitchen counter and passing drinks around the table is

On The Gallery Wall

July 10, 2014

Artwork often lives up to it’s namesake for plenty of homeowners. It can be hard work to find the right art for a space. Very large pieces of nice art can be incredibly pricey, but not filling the wall appropriately can make a space look incomplete. “Gallery Wall” is often a buzzword used in decorating

In The Land Of Lilly

July 9, 2014

Palm Beach EstateS While in Florida, I feel it is important to share some iconic Floridian design. I think there is no better place to start than Palm Beach, The Land of Lilly. Lilly Pulitzer’s name evokes preppy southern nights, a chic lobster dinner on a sandy beach, and pool parties in the midst of palm tress.

Small Kitchens, Big Design

July 8, 2014

I often get caught up admiring kitchens that are designed on a grand scale. These kitchens have big islands, beautifully blended refrigerator and freezer doors, as well as ample room for every utensil/pot/pan imaginable. However, if you live in a city apartment or in an older cottage home, chances are there simply is not enough

Amazing Gracie

July 7, 2014

There are many required necessities for my ideal home. Notice how I said “ideal” instead of “realistic.” While I enjoy high-rise city living, I have a vivid vision of my perfect house. White painted brick, black high-gloss front door, potted boxwoods galore, green velvet sofa, Calacatta marble in a white kitchen, and….Gracie wallpaper. I wish I