Monday, February 8, 2016

Big Love on Instagram

While y'all were probably watching the Super Bowl, sniff sniff, I was on Instagram and got so lost in all that fabulousness I almost didn't make it back out. Which now that I think about it may not be a bad way to go...
Here are a few of my favorites. Some I have been following for a while, some are new, all are good, real good. 

Can you stand it??? I can't.

Those chairs!!! Let me say it again...those chairs!!
It's like a rainbow, a unicorn, and a marshmallow all wrapped up in one chair. 
And I need one, well, really I need two. Who knows what these are called. I may have spent a good part of my night searching for these on Ebay and Etsy. 

The bags, the jewelry, the's all so good!!!
Thank you Stuart for introducing me to this fab line!!
My pocketbook does NOT thank you!! :)

And this just speaks for itself...big heart eyes for this dining room.
Angela at The Painted House is killing it!!! 
The painted panels...she did that herself!!
Check out her blog here and Instagram

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

High Strung

If you live in Wilmington, or heck, probably anywhere in North Carolina, I am sure you already know about High Strung, an amazing jewelry line by an amazing friend, Caroline Lytle. But if you aren't from around these parts let me introduce you to High Strung.

Each necklace is handmade by Caroline and her team. 
And can you stand the hand-painted beads??!!
Somebody has amazing talent...and eyesight!
Of course you know you can wear them but did you know they are not just for wearing....


Hand-painted crosses....

Can all be used to decorate your home. 
Over-sized beads with shells or crosses and tassels made of hemp...fabulous!!!
Every home needs a special accessory or two. 
But if you still want to wear them ...

How about a monogram?
You know Valentine's Day is coming may want to forward this post to your husband. He can buy directly from High Strung at or stop by Crabby Chic here in Wilmington.
Prices start at $55 
You can also follow High Stung on Instagram

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hello 2016

Happy New Year!! Hope you are enjoying 2016.
My year has started off with two obsessions....

house on gillette:

The exterior of this house!!
Love x 100 (although I might need to add a window or two)

And this wallpaper...if it comes in another colorway.
Anyone know who makes it???

images here & here

Monday, November 30, 2015


Happy Monday friends!! Hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving!!
Today I have a fun room design for you. 
The nice folks are Chairish asked if I would put together a room designed around one of their vintage holiday accent chairs. Sounded like fun to me and then I saw the chairs I had to choose from!! Love at first sight!!

Image of Mid-Century Faux Fur Accent Chair

How happy does this chair make you??!! I knew he was the one for me so I got to work and here is the idea board I came up with.....

chairish neutral room:

Just a good, basic, neutral room....which I like..a lot.
BUT, you know I'm not really a neutral girl and it is the holidays so I thought I would spruce it up. Make if feel more festive...


And here you have bright.
 I love that this room feels more festive and happy with a holiday vibe but it doesn't scream Christmas. I did change out the mirror and add a fabulous bay leaf wreath and if I could show you the other side of the room you would see a big beautiful Christmas tree. If you look at the room I have put together you will notice it is pretty neutral with a few accent colors. What keeps it from being too boring and predictable is not only the colors but the textures. And that is what I love most about these faux fur chairs. A white chair in a white room could get lost but when the fabric mimics that of a small, woolly animal you suddenly have the star of the room. Another trick to give neutral rooms more personality is to mix styles: vintage chairs, modern lighting, traditional mirror and contemporary art. 

The best part is almost everything I used came from Chairish which means with several clicks of your finger you could make this room your own! Or add bits and pieces to what you already have. It is the holidays after all and I am sure Santa wants you to have something nice!!
And don't forget to check out the other fabulous accent chairs here
I know you are going to love what you see!!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Blues...

Happy Monday friends!! Hope it was a good weekend for you. 
I am making lots of decisions and progress around my own home and several projects...good times. But I need your help...


Blue floral pillow fabric...who makes it???


It's from the fab Pencil & Paper team..check out their website here...big love.

David Hicks Turkish Flower linen:

I thought it was this fabric, a fav of mine, Turkish Flowers, but on closer inspection I was wrong... I know I have seen it before I just can't track it down, and it's Monday and Mondays are hard so if you could help me out that would be just great!!
Comment or e-mail me:

image here

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Furniture Market & Crazy Pants

Headed to High Point for the Furniture Market. 
Excited and a little scared...
I don't like crowds, it's part of getting older.
Along with the desire to put comfort ahead of fashion - I know, crazy talk.

Hope I get to see these two crazy kids.

Any time there is a chance to leave town you have to plan your outfits and I was thinking something simple, stylish and comfortable. Like this all black tunic dress and flared pants. Throw on a fab necklace and I'm done. Similar look here

Statement necklace here
I am stopping by Anthropologie on my way to High Point and I am going to see how this bad boy looks hanging from my neck.

And you know I am not a red person but this necklace is amazing!! With an all black outfit this would be so dramatic!! (it comers in black but that just doesn't excite me) Would a red person please buy this!! Here

What was I talking about? Oh yeah, my travel outfit... I did NOT end up with an all black sophisticated outfit...far from it...

FP X Agave Embroidered Wideleg

Instead I got some crazy pants. 
But they are comfortable so that counts for something!! Here
If you see me roaming around the market in my giant embroidered pants come say HI. 
Can't wait to report back!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Books, Wallpaper, Roman Shades...

Did you read Me Before You
Did you want someone to have yellow and black striped tights made just for you? Did you cry like a baby? 
Have you ever wonder what happened to Louisa? 
Well guess what??!! Go on, guess....There's a sequel...yippee!!

It will be available September 29 and you can pre-order here
Let's meet back here on September 30th to discuss!!

Does everyone live like this??? 
I have almost made a decision...can you guess which one?

And finally, the roman shade for my kitchen is done!!
It is hanging proudly in my kitchen and bringing me lots of joy!!
I'll show you a picture once I get a few more things done in the kitchen.

Have a good day!