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  • Our House was in a Magazine – And here’s what I learned!

    Five years ago, we found a fixer upper in a beautiful neighborhood and fell in love. Thus began the story of our current home. We put an offer on the very day…

  • Road Trip! A Summer Family Travel Guide

    Happy New Year! New Beginnings are my favorite. I love the hope, possibility, and fresh starts that a new year affords. It’s hard to believe that with these expectant feelings comes the…

  • Color Combo Crush: Pink & Green

    It’s not that I am over Christmas. But the 2 weeks of early December intensity means “YES!” to SO many hours of parties, shopping, wrapping & decorating that by this point I…

  • Your Guide to Garland

    It’s that time of year again – and we waste NO time getting our house decked out for the holidays! This year, our decorating was waylaid by a round of stomach bug…

  • Door Upholstery, 101

    Fall has been surprisingly busy season so I have so much to share! I guess I’ll start with a little teaser of a project we are hoping to finish up on Monday,…

  • A Pink Thanksgiving

    I consider myself a traditional risk taker – either that or a risky traditionalist, depending on your perspective. In either case – I am someone who absolutely loves Thanksgiving. There are no…

  • Morning Glory Muffins

    In the early 1990s, there was one very small health food store in Nashville. My mom was a devoted customer. At our house, Easter baskets were full of sugar-free Carob bunnies…along with…

  • Currently Loving: Dramatic Framing

    Helping clients select meaningful art is one of my very favorite parts of this line of work. Whether it’s a local artist, thrifted art, or work from a child, choosing the right…

  • Before & After: A Farmhouse Renovation

    First Rule of Starting a Design Business: Have everything professionally photographed. Second Rule of Starting a Design Business:¬†Distinguish yourself from the crowd. I’m skipping straight to Rule No. 2 and using that…

  • The Disruption of Hospitality – Thoughts from My Mother

    From Carrie: My parents have been a wonderful example to me of living generously with what you have been given. I have been joined around my mother’s dinner table by both dignitaries…