We are in the NC mountains enjoying another week of the Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show. It has been fun and loads more to come.  I have had plenty of time enjoying some online shopping especially the Nordstrom Sale (my picks HERE). I bought some new riding pants this week, this dress, a cute pair.. read more →

I am back with week 71 of my Things I Love Thursday series.   This is a collection of things I use/wear/want on a regular basis and want to share. Air Pod/Air Pod Pro Rope Chain in 18K Gold Plate will keep me from losing my AirPods again hopefully!  I love this brand of Olive Oil and recently.. read more →

  I feel like my design projects gp through phases and they often end up being around the same time when I pick, tile, hardware, plumbing etc… Recently I have specified loads of tile.   New Ravenna is a go to when I need some think special and interesting. I popped over to their website.. read more →

I have had the good fortune to pop in many local galleries in the past week. I love seeing each curated show.  I had the pleasure of visiting Sozo Gallery for the Levity Show. “Levity is the lightness of mind, soul, and being. It is reducing solemness and finding laughter through hard times. Levity is.. read more →

So much to see, So much to read, Here are the articles, recipes and places that piqued my interest the past week… ENCHANTMENT…In this spellbinding 1920s-era abode updated by Melanie Turner Interiors, whimsy and bold style go hand in hand Frozen Cocktails & Drinks around the QC How to Ask Better Questions for Great Conversations.. 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?   Be sure to shop my Nordstrom Anniversary picks. Daily Desires: (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Be.. read more →

Another week flew bye in a flash… It is that time in summer where you start to dread the end of the summer freedom. I am already sad about my two older children headed off to college. I am thrilled they will be together at TCU with my son as a freshman and my daughter.. read more →

I am back with week 70 of my Things I Love Thursday series.   This is a collection of things I use/wear/want on a regular basis and want to share. I had the pleasure of touring Stephen Wilson Studio’s new studio today and I am blown away by his work and talent all over again. I am coveting.. read more →

Wallpaper Wednesday is back! I have my eye on the fabulous Eyes on You wallpaper by Brett Designs. Wouldn’t this be so chic in a powder room or bar especially with the hint of metallic!   Description: Modern metallic eye patterned wallpaper. COLOR: On Gold Custom Colors Available SIZE: 52″ Wide on a Continuous Roll.. read more →

My Textile Tuesday crush is modern and uber tradition at the same time. Meet OISEAU FLEUR BOURGEON An enigmatic jacquard weave of a breathtaking botanical scene in a grand scale with embroidered detailing, celebrating the flamboyant essence of Maison Christian Lacroix. Unique combinations of colour, that shimmer softly, are countered by the most exquisite shade.. read more →

I am sure you have heard all about the big Nordstrom Sale that happens every summer.   It is the perfect opportunity to stock up on this such as beauty that never go on sale but sell out fast. It is also a rare opportunity to buy some fall favorites on sale before the season.. read more →

So much to see, So much to read, Here are the articles, recipes and places that piqued my interest the past week… A bucket list addition…Frank Gehry’s twisting tower opens in Arles The Buzziest New Restaurants In The West Village  I feel like THESE boots are a must in my fall wardrobe.   Where to Stay.. 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? Daily Desires: (email subscribers open in a browser to view content) Be sure to subscribe to THE ENGLISH ROOM for extra news, giveaways.. read more →

We had a wonderful time in PA for USEF National Junior Hunter Finals. I raced home for work, meetings, and a few lessons on my horse and I am happy to be in the mountains for a bit to decompress.  The weather is perfect and always 20 degrees cooler than Charlotte.  I have always loved wine but.. read more →