Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is right around the corner. 
I have come up with a guide to some material items that are on my list that I think any mother would love.

Vineyard Vines Hat - perfect for the beach or for a bad hair day 

Schwinn Hybrid Bike in teal - Target

Thirty-One Gifts Metro bag in Navy White - contact my friend Tricia Edmundson 

Gold Monogram Wine Stopper - wonder 

Mama Bird Necklace - Lisa Leonard

Chanel No.5 - Nordstrom

Cover Up - Lilly Pulitzer

Of course these items are fabulous but nothing beats spending time with the ones you love the most. Time together is the most precious gift. 

Much Love-

Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday Favorites

Today is Good Friday and for that I am extremely thankful.

1 John 3:16a"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us." (NIV)

I have put together a few of my Friday Favorites that would be perfect to go in an Easter basket for her. 

Dooney & Burke Patent Zip Satchel - Belk

Linen Stripe Scarves - Thanks A Latte (you can shop in store in Holly Springs, NC or online at

Palm Pillow -

Peonies flower bouquet

Rifle Paper Phone Case -

What Happens When We Say Yes To God - Lysa Terkeurst from Proverbs 31

My Favorite - Reeses Peanut Butter Egg

Le Specs Noddy Shades -

Happy Easter and Much Love

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Soul of a Home

I love spending time at my mom and dads. They have created an oasis in their backyard and I love rocking on their back porch. It is a great place to get inspired because of all the "purty" things around. 

I have heard it said that the kitchen is the heart of a home and the porch is the soul. That seems to be true because the porch at my parents home is peaceful, giving, and lovely....just like they are. You can sit for hours listening to the birds sing and the water trickle from one of the fountains. 

I just love this cute little bar cart painted pink. It will be great for entertaining this summer. I can see it now serving some refreshing sweet tea and strawberry daiquiri's. 

This leads into their backyard. My talented brother in law built this.

My brother in law also built the pergola with swing.

This little guy is named Robin, after my parents son who died before I was born. Each one of my moms flower gardens is named after one of who loved ones who have passed away.

My sister is also so very talented. This is her Spring mantel. I see my "deddy" in the mirror....hehehe.

I hope this inspires you as much as it does me.

Much Love

High Point Market Recap III - Sophistication, Trendy, and Cocktails.

I have finally come to the end of the High Point Market Recaps. I finish it off with Bernhardt, Togar Rugs, Mastour Rugs, Stray Dog Designs, and Arteriors. 

Fine craftsmanship, unique materials, thoughtful details all make Bernhardt Interiors simply marvelous. They have effortless sophistication. The showroom was huge and so amazing!! It was so big that I got lost....haha.

Gold round mirrors and look at that bar cart!!

Smooth, clean lined, sleek, and those gold hardware!

Love the bar tray on the coffee table.

Black and white art with black frames and gold trim! This is one of my favorites from Market. 

Carpets and Cocktails
Togar Rugs
My friend Kendell and I enjoyed our Mimosas while viewing some beautiful rugs from Togar Rugs.

Mastour Rugs
Love the geometric designs on these rugs 


Stray Dog Designs
Inspired by life, made by hand. The showroom was filled with fun, funky, hip, and trendy designs. 


Simply fabulous!

I loved this window display as we strolled through market. 

Thank you LOLOI for the great bag to hold all of the resource cards and booklets that I collected. LOLOI has a fabulous Palm Springs collection of indoor/outdoor rugs by Dann Foley. 

Ready for Fall Market already! Can't wait until October.

Much love

Thursday, April 10, 2014

High Point Market Recap II - Lights, Lacquer, and Luxury

High Point Market Recap II 
Bungalow 5|Worlds Away|Ro Sham Beaux|Emporium Home|Visual Comfort

Bungalow 5
The Bungalow 5 collections are designed and produced by a group of architects and designers who are based in New York City but who work on projects throughout the world.   They have globally inspired furniture and home accessories. There style is bold, lacquered, and mirrored. 
Here were some of my favorites from the showroom. 

Worlds Away
Worlds Away line is filled with transitional and contemporary furniture, lighting, mirrors and much more! Walking into the showroom made you feel shiny, glamorous, and spectacular. 

Ro Sham Beaux
Ro Sham Beaux offers original, quality, attractive, and functional designs. They offer stunning lighting and furniture and are located in beautiful Charleston, SC.

Emporium Home
Emporium Home by Ashley Childers is all that is beautiful, sexy, artistic, edgy, chic and stylish. They are perfect for inspiration, which allows you to explore and create. My favorite pieces from the whole day were these fur stools. I sinned every time I walked by them.

Visual Comfort
Visual Comfort offers quality home lighting, lamps, and accessories that are as beautiful as they are timeless. 

Until tomorrow my friends - I still have so much to share :).

Much love

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

High Point Market Recap - Thibaut and Oomph

High Point Market is full of delicious designs that will sharpen your senses. It is jam packed with forms, styles, and ideas that will inspire and make you drool. 

There are over 2,000 exhibitors presenting tens of thousands of new products. It is where the leading retail experts and world class designers present their latest and best and I loved every second of it. 

For the next couple of days, I will be sharing some of the things that caught my eye. 

I will start with Thibaut and Oomph. They are first on my list because of their fresh, inspiring color palettes and classic style. They were extremely pleasant and helpful in their showroom during my visit. Thibaut is the nation's oldest continuously operating wallpaper firm. They also have fabulous fabric and furniture. They have collaborated with Oomph to bring bright, fun aesthetic designs that seem to be made for each other. Oomph offers tables, pillow, chairs, and more and all their products are made in America.

Here are some images from the High Point showroom.

If you are interested in any of these fabric or furniture pieces, please let me know. 

Much Love