Opal’s Table: Restaurant Design Before & After

By |May 2nd, 2017|

One of the things I’ve loved most about collaborating with the folks in Opelika has been hospitality design.  Ashely, who’s become a great friend to me, is someone I could work with all day long.  She’s smart, motivated, self sufficient, and she’s got a great eye for commercial design.  I mean…wait til you see the […]

Christmas Decorating with Ava

By |November 27th, 2016|

Listen.  I know everyone thinks their kids are cute.  I know they’re mostly just cute to us.  But in the spirit of that (and the fact that I had zero desire to decorate the house for Christmas today & she got me into it), I’m going to record a few of our conversations […]

Stephanie’s Playroom Inspiration & Design Board

By |October 25th, 2016|

Now for the good stuff.

I told you about Stephanie’s girls’ playroom we’ve been working on…

 

The main objective was to refresh the look of the space and reorganize the girls’ art/playing school supplies and give them a more grown up place to lounge.

We’ve changed some things (remember we had a wallpaper incident, so we no longer […]

Design Project- Stephanie’s Playroom

By |October 20th, 2016|

I told you a while back we’ve been taking on design clients again, and when I tell you I love it…I love it.  And I missed delving into these projects so much.  That, writing, and photography are my favorite parts of what I do.

I’ll be sharing all the projects here on the blog, and I’ll keep […]

The Market on Chapel Hill Displays

By |October 18th, 2016|

We had blast at this year’s Market on Chapel Hill…

After my decision to turn PI into a design studio, we brought way less.  We stuck to my typical palette of wood/white focal pieces and mixed in some accents and smalls.

Our backs mostly thanked us.

 

 

These white crocks.  With the preserved leaves.

And the heirloom pumpkins….

 

Lord at the […]

Southern Living Inspired Home: Living, Kitchen & Laundry

By |July 5th, 2016|

Recently, I got the opportunity to tour Alabama’s first Southern Living Inspired Home.  I grew up with Southern Living magazines spread on our coffee table and in my mom’s kitchen.  Still to this day, I make Southern Living’s homemade shortcakes with fresh strawberries and cream (about once a year because I get lazy).

But Lord they’re […]

4th of July Shoot

By |June 30th, 2016|

A few weeks ago when I was shooting like mad at The Southerly, we threw together a last minute look to feature a more simple gathering at the space.

We just stumbled upon doing a patriotic theme, and it all started with that vintage table linen.

After we scrounged around their storage, we wound up pulling together […]

The Grape Chandelier

By |June 9th, 2016|

We’ve not really updated much at the beach condo the last two summer seasons.

We tackled the biggest of the projects like our bedrooms, getting paint colors changed, and we updated mine/my brother’s/Sara’s bathroom.

Things were pretty dated here, and darrrrkkk….

But so many pieces were updated with a coat of paint (like my lovely desk chair here), […]

Spring Mantel & Living Room Plans

By |April 23rd, 2016|

Lord I don’t know where my week went.

Maybe between being sick isn and work, it just sort of disappeared.  I’ve had this post in my queue for almost two weeks.  Never said I was super organized.  Clearly.

I’ve gotten to where I don’t dig changing my mantels out all the time.  I find rotating mantel decor […]

Ugly Cords & Simple Decorating

By |April 12th, 2016|

I remember when I first started writing about my home, it was totally real time.  Photos were barely edited much less styled, and I never thought twice about things like dust on the floor, lego people on tables, & ugly black cords.

And while I never started caring much about those, when this blog became partly about […]

The Wrong/Right Dining Room Chairs

By |April 8th, 2016|

I showed you the chairs I thought about getting for the dining room a while back.  When I got the order in at the shop, I opened up the big boxes…pretty sure there was a little squealing.

And they were the wrong chairs.

Uh huh.

I did the thing I do where I took a deep breath, closed […]

New Dining Room Chairs

By |January 26th, 2016|

The dining room makeover, to date, still stands as the most popular post on this blog.

And that one about the chicken soup that grew hair.

Really.

You can see all the posts on the dining room here.  You can see the chicken soup that grew hair here.

I’ve been in the market for some new dining room furniture and […]

Design Inspiration: Tracery Interiors

By |January 25th, 2016|

While digging around for some inspiration last week, I stumbled across one of my favorite designer’s portfolio.  These spaces are too good not to share with you….

 

 

 

I love a neutral space, but what makes these rooms sing is all the texture.  The paneled walls, reclaimed beams, natural fiber rugs and chunky linen fabrics make them […]

Guest Room Redecorating

By |January 20th, 2016|

Way, way back when (I had no idea how to pick a paint color), our guest room looked like this….

Eesh.

Not only did we have a Scorsese red going, it was also a semi-gloss finish.  Good Lord it was bad.

Once I started brightening up our house, the guest room was one of the first to transform. […]

Market on Chapel Hill Displays

By |November 3rd, 2015|

I realize I’m a little late on this post since the Market was a few weeks ago.

Alright, maybe more than a little late.

Had a lot of life going on lately, and we’ve been busy busting out projects at both stores.  The Market is one of our favorite events of the year..we dig the day and […]

August Happenings

By |September 8th, 2015|

August came and went in five minutes.  I gave myself a bit a break from blogging, and enjoyed the last few bits of summer I had with the kids.

This little lady turned 6 and within a few weeks, she and her brother were off to school this year…

Most of you know that we’ve been homeschooling […]

Life’s A Beach

By |July 7th, 2015|

Yep, you guessed it… I’m back to redecorating the beach condo.

When my parents bought my grandparents condo a couple of years ago we knew the space had potential but we would have to do a lot of updates to make the space more cozy for our family.

 

Our first project was the kids room.

The after is […]

Shop The Space

By |July 3rd, 2015|

Good Morning from the beach!

I’m sitting outside enjoying my morning coffee and wondering if I ever have to come home.

Do I??  Maybe nah.

We’ve been digging around for inspiration while gearing up to work on some projects both at my home and for clients…and we decided to start […]

So I have this thing…

By |June 26th, 2015|

So you see….I may have a thing with open shelving.

 

It helps me stay organized and neat (uh sort of), which I love.

Remember when I first took the doors off my cabinets in the Kitchen?

I feel like this is the best way to show off your pretty dishes and all the other knick knacks around your […]

Our Favorite Blog Posts Of All Time

By |June 9th, 2015|

It’s been about five years since I began our blog, and a couple thousand posts later, here we are.

We’ve had a ton of fun working on all these projects, and honestly, looking back, we were able to spend so much time as a family together.  Our kids have been toddling around us and piles of […]