Project House on the Lake Reveal!!

I just love reveal time!! It’s fun to see a project take shape and see it through a photographer’s eye. I had the pleasure of working with Ana Gil Taylor Photography for the photos in Project House on the Lake. This master bedroom has a gorgeous window that looks right out onto the water, so we wanted to make sure and include that view. Let’s get right to the photos, so you can see who was the impromptu star of the show!!


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{my client’s dog became the star of the show!! Great picture, isn’t it?!?}

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In this space, we wanted a coastal nod, but a subtle one. We took the colors from the landscape outside and brought it right into this space. I hope you enjoyed the tour! A very special thank you to Ana for capturing this master bedroom in such a beautiful way!! You are a true talent!

Vacation is Over, Back to Reality!

With this crazy in between time of summer and fall, it is growing more apparent that fall is definitely here. With the kids back in school and our vacation over, it is back to reality time and the beginning of the fall routines. For our summer vacation this year, we went to the beaches in South Carolina. I love the south! I have some family there, everyone’s so polite and I love the food! Staying by the beach, I couldn’t get enough of the seafood and buffets! Eating until you’re stuffed is my idea of a great vacation!  :) So since summer has come to a close around here, I wanted to remind myself of the beach and take a moment to see the gorgeous view…

View from our hotel balcony…

I would love to take one of these pictures and blow it up to a large canvas art piece. I have this as my inspiration…


We also had time to stop in and see a local interior designer’s shop. Knotting Hill Interiors is owned by Principal Designer Kimberly Grigg. The amount of fabrics and accessories to browse through was incredible. Needless to say, I loved every minute of it!
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So even though summer is officially here until the end of September, it feels like fall in these parts! Fall happens to be my favorite season, too. Until next time, beach… 

Having a Thing for Coral

Maybe it’s because we just got back from the beach, or maybe it’s because summer is just beginning, but I am definitely loving the look of coral in a room. As an accessory on a table, on a pillow, lamp or rug- coral always seems to catch my eye these days. I am drawn to the chic, subtle way coral can add a coastal touch to a room and it can be used in so many ways. Here are some of my favorite ways I have seen coral lately-

Above images via Pottery Barn. (And the first image of the red coral branches are now on clearance for $9!)
Image via Ballard Designs.
Image via Pier 1 Imports.
What design accessory do you have a thing for lately?