good work, girlfriend: Amie Corley Interiors


Two blogs in two days? Crazy! I know I said I wasn't going to post any more until after Christmas, buuuut.... here I am.

Some of you probably remember my first design gig- working for Amie Corley Interiors while we lived in St. Louis. To this day, I am so grateful that Amie took a chance on me and allowed me to learn (SO much!) from her.

She recently had a project featured in St. Louis magazine and it is just really, really fabulous work.

Want to see more? I've posted previously about Amie's work here, here and here. It would also be a good decision to follow her on Insta.

Merry Christmas (again) everyone!

the most wonderful time of the year


Can it really be that Christmas time is here again?! It really is, as they say, the most wonderful time of the year. Around this time, I reflect on everything that has transpired throughout the year. Without getting too sappy here on the blog, I will just say publically that 2014 was a year of immense blessings and I feel very grateful.

But let's get to the fun stuff.

I recently put together two concept boards for a client in OKC. She lives in a beautiful, historic home with gorgeous woodwork. It is a space that already feels very warm, so I wanted to propose a design that really played up on the good aspects of the space, while injecting color, function and a definite design direction. I hope this room can be a jumping off point for the rest of their home.

I really loved how the boards turned out so I thought I would share!

Round 2

Which is your favorite? I am having such a hard time choosing - will be very interested to see which way the client ends up going.

We will soon leave for one of my most beloved destinations, and I am so looking forward to spending Christmastime in one of my favorite place with some of my favorite people. And since I can say with confidence I won't blog again before then - I hope you all have a very merry Christmas!

little red dress


When eshakti reached out to me to do another product review, I was thrilled! I have worked with them twice in the past, here and here. And I am happy to say that both of the items I reviewed are still on heavy rotation in my closet! Just wore that fabulous jacket the other day :)

This go round, I decided to customize this dress by changing the sleeve length as well as the skirt length.

And I am super happy with how it turned out.


The fabric is a great, heavy weight- perfect to stand alone or it definitely works for layering as well.

You know I love me some red, so I am thrilled to have a new little red dress to work into my wardrobe.

Thanks so much to eshakti for working with me again! Have a great week, everyone!

back splash conundrums


Yes - there definitely is such a thing as a back splash conundrum. I know this because I am having one. Even though I posted a design plan for our kitchen reno before and was fully confident in that vision.... I am now changing my mind and continuing to weigh my options.

Why? Because designers are their own worst client and they can't leave well enough alone. (just ask my Hubs)

We are still in the planning/bidding process of our kitchen reno, so I have time to weigh lots of different options. And before even one item in our kitchen is touched, I would like to have every item decided on and ordered so there are absolutely no delays. Nothing messes with a renovation timeline like back ordered items.... and budgets - ha!

Anyway. I initially wanted the classic, much loved white subway tile. Which would definitely be a fantastic choice.

However, I have this nagging thought that if I can't do something even a little bit fun and different -- why on earth should a client listen to me when I tell them to do it!?

So I started looking. And I found this.


Painted cement tiles in a fun pattern? Sign me up.

So I was alllllllllllllllll set to do that until I came across this:

It is fantastic and Emily Henderson is a genius. So now, my head is swimming with ideas about how to incorporate a brass trim into my back splash......

Decisions, decisions, as they say. Have a great weekend, everyone!

a Chairish home bar


When Chairish reached out to me about creating my dream home bar, I was thrilled! It is no secret that I love absolutely vintage furniture, which Chiarish has an incredible, curated selection of. And, if I am being honest, a bar is something that I happen to think is high priority for every home!

This pair of Pierre Cardin bar stools (available for pick up in Dallas!) caught my eye  from the get go - hello RED! Think this pair would be perfect in and really pop against a more neutral backdrop:

 Like this look? Get it here:
bar stools. turtle shell. chevron decanter. champagne glasses. starburst mirror. raffia tray. coasters.

Be sure to check out Chairish's selection of bar stools - they have something for everyone!
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