We are burning up in Raleigh at a horse show.  I have been going into the only air conditioned room at the fairgrounds for a reprieve. Shopping helps the heat. I am OBSESSED with Furbish Studio’s exclusive bedding line designed in India by Jamie. Wanting it all but especially THIS, THIS and THIS.  My rock.. read more →

I love some theme dressing!  I always don multiple outfits for 4th of July celebrations.   Nothing is better than red, white and blue for a summer soiree.   Here are some picks to get you in the American spirit: (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) See & shop my Lacefield Designs.. read more →

I am an undeniable lover of color, pattern and creativity.   Justina Blakeney of The Jungalow blog possesses creativity in spades and we share a mutual love of color and pattern. Her latest wallpaper collection exclusive to her site is fabulous.  “Our style is wild and is all about injecting color, pattern, and life into the.. read more →

I love some prints.   Textiles make me so happy.   This Textile Tuesday has some new beauties.   The new Jane Churchill Collection transport me to India with elephants, temples, tigers and more.  My favorite is Kashmir Garden available in 4 colors.  Shop my Ultimate 2019 Graduation Gift Guide  See & shop my Lacefield Designs.. read more →

Last night I was sucked into a Below Deck marathon on Bravo. I dreamt about the luxurious yacht life of those lucky few. As it turns out, a friend is currently living his very best life in the Mediterranean on a yacht, Axioma.   We were texting today about horse show business when he dropped.. read more →

You may remember when I presented my last One Room Challenge reveal of our kitchen addition the exterior was outstanding. This piece of the puzzle drug along due to rain, rain, rain and more rain all spring.  We finally had the back completed by early April but I realized never shared the beautiful sconces with.. read more →

So much to see, So much to read, Here are the articles, recipes and places that caught my interest the past week. 9 Essential Tips to Help You Get Better Sleep on a Plane This Aristocratic Manor Is the English Countryside’s Hottest New Hotel These 5-Minute Yoga Stretches Will Relieve Stomach Bloat ASAP I Hope.. read more →

I am always inspired by travel, design & life which I share and curate on Pinterest.  Here are some recent favorites all of which you can find HERE. What are you pinning these days?   Shop my Ultimate 2019 Graduation Gift Guide  See & shop my Lacefield Designs Textile Collection.  Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for.. read more →

I am finally en route home from a few days in Texas for orientation with at eldest at TCU.  It was a great trip despite the worst American Airlines experience TWICE!!!!  What is up with 4 cancelled flights this week alone?!?! 47 ppl on standby? separating mother and daughter, rebooking to other cites, different days?!?!.. read more →

21 Jun 2019
June 21, 2019

Dark & Dreamy

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It seems like everyone is at the beach, their lake house or mountain retreat these days.  This one via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is dark and dreamy.   Who wouldn’t want to lounge on the dock in the bathtub with a cocktail? A weekend retreat east of Atlanta offers respite for two of the Atlanta.. read more →

California is a vibe all its own and Malibu is downright magical.   This house which is actually a series of bungalows really captures the California cool surfer vibe. I’m digging it.  I could use that laidback lifestyle.   Read the full article in Rue Magazine HERE. Interior Design: Vanessa Alexander of Alexander Design Photography:.. read more →

18 Jun 2019
June 18, 2019

Texas Bound…

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I am headed to Fort Worth for a few days with my daughter for orientation at TCU. I have asked around for recommendations and saved all my gathered knowledge on a Google Map. You can access it HERE.  I have also created a Pinterest board.  Please share you favorite spots with me.   Restaurants, Shops,.. read more →

An ode to a design, fashion, an artistic great and an original swan… Inside Gloria Vanderbilt’s Family Homes, Filled With Prints, Flowers, and Plenty of Love via Vogue Artist and designer Gloria Vanderbilt passed away today at the age of 95. In her long and storied life, Vanderbilt was recognized for her impact on fashion.. read more →

So much to see, So much to read, Here are the articles, recipes and places that caught my interest the past week. What about this beach rental view!?! I want this precious dress so badly. reminds me of my childhood somehow.  A recent art obsession. EXPONENTIAL INFLUENCE IN A CHANGING SOCIAL MEDIA LANDSCAPE Love this.. read more →