27 January 2014


I hate to be one who wishes away time, but friends, I am so over this winter. I mean, it doesn't really help that this is our first winter back from Charleston, and 'cold' to us meant high 40s and partly cloudy. So here we are, the end of January, and this week marks our third cold spell of negative temperatures. Yes, like... -8 degrees, with a windchill of -20. In Kentucky. Somehow still known as 'the south.' That, to me, is just insane.

But, complaining never really did anyone any good, so let's focus on the positive: spring (I hope) is just around the corner. So, to get through this last month or so of bitter temps, blustery winds, and snow-mounded streets and sidewalks, I'm conjuring thoughts of streaming warm sunshine, walks in the green-grassed park, and color--lots of spring-like color.

So, here's to hoping you find these color pops just as inspiring!


10 January 2014


Friends. Readers. Fellow interior and wardrobe aficionados. I finally have a recent project for you to behold. Admittedly, I've had these photos for a while (thanks to the ever-amazing, photographic genius Tiffany from Offbeat and Inspired), but I guess I was waiting for the new year to roll around before debuting them.

Anyhow, I was commissioned by the owners of Morton James  to create an interior that would house their amazing wardrobe offerings and match their biz mantra: a well-curated men's and women's clothing boutique offering sophisticated, edgy apparel that's both style and quality driven. 

The project was a dream. The owners were a dream. And the photos are a dream.

So there you have it! Morton James...my most recently installed project...and even a little photo of me in the mix :)

And now you have some homework:

GET to this boutique. Their goods are amazing. Seriously, Halie and Julia (the savvy style gurus behind MJ) have the most impeccable taste.

Follow Morton James on instagram...you certainly won't be sorry.

And, take a peek at my good friend and photographer's style-laden blog: Offbeat and Inspired. That, too, you won't regret!

Happy Friday.

07 January 2014


As promised, winter has officially been brutal. Just the other day, my Maple and I found ourselves driving through the December countryside, amazed at the 60 degree sunshine, and how those so-called farmers almanacs were way wrong about this predicted 'terrible' winter. 

This morning it was -4 degrees, with a windchill of -21. 

WHAT. Terrible.

This southern sunshine gal thought she missed winter. In fact...I do not. What I'm currently missing is my seaside Charleston...and those anything but brutal winters that came with us living there.

So, as my frozen fingers work away placing orders, doing biz things, and keeping clients and their homes happy...I can't help but want to be anywhere warm and toasty...but here.

So, here's to you, fellow polar vortex victims. I know many of you have it much worse than us Kentuckians! Sending super warm thoughts your way!