The Welcoming House was released last week by Rizzoli.  I could not wait to get my paws on this book by two lovely Charlotte designers, Jane Schwab and Cindy Smith. These talented ladies have been in the business for over 30 years with a charming design shop Circa Interiors. It is one of the best.. read more →

I am thrilled to be part of a new  Charlotte magazine, FOUR, launching today in Charlotte. FOUR is the brainchild of the talented Ciara Bird.     A few rooms in my home are featured in the premiere issue here – Four Mag.  Click that link to see….(could not figure out how to get out of PDF.).. read more →

I started blogging almost 1 year ago as my New Year's resolution. Now 331 posts later, this may be the only resolution I have ever kept.  Blogging has turned into something I really enjoy.  It has introduced me to so many wonderful and talented people throughout the country. It has opened many new doors, travels.. read more →

Haley Schultheis, of Nonsense & Sensibility, reached out to me for an interview.  She is a superstyish blogger and style maven from Dallas. We have many common loves in design and fashion and as she said "we are kindred spirits."  She has recently interviewed many of my style icons such as Garance Dore, Dylan Lauren,.. read more →

I adore the chic framed Hermes scarf…VIA With two very creative girls in my house we are so in need of a space for this outlet to get organized.  Violet, my oldest is a sewer. We have discussed turning one of her two closets into a sewing craft closet but, we really all need the.. read more →

Art gallery extraordinaire, Hidell Brooks Gallery's blog,  featured The English Room today. Thank you to Katharine and Rebecca for including me on your blog.  Be sure to stop by the gallery Tuesday through Saturday and look at their lovely website for inspiration.   holly hollingsworth phillips + the english room holly hollingsworth phillips is a fabulous.. read more →

This was a great week. The children started 6th, 4th and Kindergarten.  All are happy and loving being back with their friends.  Freedom from 7:30 to 3:30 equals happy Mama! Lighting was installed.  Loving this dining room chandelier of pink quartz. A charming aqua lantern… The piece de la resistance… the turquoise beaded chandelier on.. read more →