Happenings at Factory South

By |September 9th, 2016|

It’s been a hot minute since we talked about Factory South.

We opened the store in April 2015 and this, if you remember, is what it looked like…

We moved things around here and there, but overall it maintained the same feel and style.  As time passed, we decided to sell the brand to the folks I’m working […]

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. […]

The Market on Chapel Hill Inspiration: Wood & White

By |September 14th, 2015|

The Market on Chapel Hill, formerly known as The Chapel Market is less than a month away, and we’re panicked prepping like crazy.

We are busy shopping for some small finds and we still need a few more furniture pieces.  The girls may kill me if I ask them to paint the base coat on one […]

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 […]

Sweet House Alabama: The Herndon House

By |May 11th, 2015|

Well here we go.  This post is the one you guys have been asking for since the airing of our pilot, Sweet House Alabama, on HGTV.

This will be quite lengthy, but this project was a huge undertaking and I want you to have all of our sources in one spot.

We were so excited Nikki and Jason […]

Sweet House Alabama News

By |May 6th, 2015|

Hello friends!

We’re still in a whirlwind after the airing of our Pilot, Sweet House Alabama, on HGTV this past weekend.  Like we said yesterday, we can HARDLY thank you enough for your support.  It’s been quite humbling, to say the least.

the Herndon’s living room/kitchen/dining reveal

We’ve gotten a lot of questions about […]

Office Bath Redo & a Coyuchi/Zabada Clean Giveaway

By |April 20th, 2015|

Waay back when, we decided our catch all of an attic could be used for something more.

You know, for important stuff, like for soaking claw foot tubs…

Confession.  I’ve only take one 10 minute bath in that glorious bathtub.

The office bathroom was part of the original attic addition, and when I decorated it back in 2009, […]

The Best of PI Holiday

By |December 3rd, 2014|

Hey friends!

Things around the shop have been amping up with the holidays so close, and we’re hosting workshops, open houses, and black friday was nuts.  Since I’m back in the store daily, we have decided to keep our Christmas decorating really, really simple this year.

We’ve always kept things simple, but I do love to decorate […]

More Simple Fall Decorating

By |October 8th, 2014|

Well, the weather teased me.

We had a couple of Fall-ish days, and I got all excited and broke out the plaid and riding boots.  And it was blazing hot yesterday so I came home all sweaty and puddly.

Yes, puddly.

Our Fall tour this year stuck to mostly the dining room, and while we’ve added a bit more fall […]

Playroom/Homeschool Room Sources

By |September 15th, 2014|

Happy Monday morning to you, friends!

I’ve been dealing with some internet issues this morning since 6 a.m., so I have to say, I’m less chipper than usual this fine day.  If I get this post out to you, it’ll be a good day.  A GOOD day, I tell you.

We’re back with a few sources for […]