24 May 2012


As a designer, it's pretty much my job to incessantly hunt down insanely cool finds. The second half of my job is to infuse them in a space in ways that clients would never, ever think to do. My mind is always reeling with new design schemes as I happen across amazingness, like these beauties below:

1. Sleek, square, marble end tables. Need I say more?  //  2. A pretty, unexpected palette of throw pillows. They'd be gorge on an outdoor sofa!  //  3. Tom Dixon rocks my socks...and so does his cobalt side chair.  //  4.  Brass wishbone table lamp...I heart you.  //  5. How bright and fun is this citron-striped bed for a kiddo's room? Or, to to add a light twist to a clean, masculine palette of gray and black. In fact, I'm loving it paired with the marble side tables and that simple black lamp.  //  6.  Head over heels for this black floor lamp. It's uber-simple, but I'm loving the dainty base. Would be perfect next to a neutral chaise.  //  7.  The perfect trim tape? Why, yes.  //  8.  This vintage, tie-dye Kantha would be stunning on the end of a neutral bed. 

I'm headed out on a date with the hubby, to this ahh-mazing exhibit. Unreal!!

22 May 2012


So, this steamy Charleston weather has me channeling all-things tropical as-of-late. It's only May, so the summer is bound to be brutal--as these temps are already anything but tepid. So why not just roll with it? There's really no way to 'beat the heat'--you simply have to soak it all in. And I can definitely get on board with that if there's a stunning canopy of hot-hued citrus trees for me to sip an afternoon cocktail under! And don't relegate these beauties to the outdoors, either: placing one in a sunny indoor spot is such a simple way to amp up your interior!

I snatched a little pair of fast-growing orange trees from Lowe's a few weeks ago, and I've yet to put them in a pot...but how much fun they will be...in the backyard...next to our lovely Loquat tree (yes, his name is Lonny. So fitting.). Can't wait to purchase the perfect planters and get them happily situated. I'm loving the juxtaposition of a soft citrus planted in a rough-hewn, industrial pot--much like the corrugated concrete above. We have a long way to go with that backyard of ours, but it's assuredly coming along. And potted orange trees will be the perfect addition to that future gravel patio of ours :)

Alright, friends...

14 May 2012


49 photos. Or, maybe like 20. I didn't count.

Life has been a whirlwind as of late.
Lots and lots and lots of crazies.

But I am back...and my romance with the blog has totally been rekindled.

I have new projects, new hopes, new dreams...and new adventures ahead.
All which you will see many a glimpse of.

For now, though, I'll show you a bit of what I've been up to as-of-late...
And that mostly consists of a rendezvous to NYC :)

And, because she is cute...and constantly snuggly...our spoiled rotten pup:

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