Dining Room Madness

You may remember us deciding whether or not to paint our dining room trim and that we eventually did to decide to paint and shared why. Though we like our current dining room and it certainly is not a bad space to be in, we do feel that it is time for a bit of an upgrade now that we are settled into our house a bit more and see what it needs. Though we love a beautiful white room, we have found our dining room to feel harsh and sterile in the evenings when we have friends and family

Continue Reading

Happy Friday!

The ‘nicest place in America‘ right here in Knoxville. This melts my heart!   Love this piece by Karin Olah. We saw some of her work in person last year in Charleston and loved the intricate details.   Beautiful pendant light and corresponding desk lamp.   We just bought one of these Open Window candles in Savannah and are excited to try it out on the upcoming cool fall nights. Rumor has it these odor eliminating candles are also a favorite of the Queen.   Ethically made, water resistant, and stylish ankle boots? So excited for this new collection from

Continue Reading

Happy Friday!

Did you all see the new video created by Ann Street Studio!? I think the world of Jamie and her creative work, but her Instagram stories with behind the scenes footage of how it was all shot literally blew my mind in the best way! You are in luck if you missed it because she saved it to her highlights.   Can you imagine attending this party to celebrate the restoration and reproduction of the hand painted wallpapers of de Gournay found in Houghton Hall?   Have any of you ever heard of code switching? I hadn’t until this week and

Continue Reading

Happy Friday!

This week flew, but I’m not complaining. Looking forward to seeing a movie, visiting the farmers’ market, and just taking it easy. Hope you all have a lovely, laid back weekend!   Well, this may be the cutest video I’ve seen in a long time. So precious!   Reese Witherspoon’s new book, Whiskey in a Teacup, just came out this week, and it is so charming with so many beautiful photos and spot-on depictions of the South.   Speaking of Reese Witherspoon, this Mindy Kaling pun gets me every time.   The beloved paint company Farrow and Ball just release

Continue Reading

Happy Friday!

I always love the regularly updated collection of favorites by Pencil and Paper Co, especially the furniture favorites. Such fun taste.   These guys snuck a fake poster of themselves into McDonald’s to make an important point. Love this, especially after seeing the wonderful Crazy Rich Asians last weekend.   Speaking of Crazy Rich Asians, these are the real crazy rich Asians. Such another world.   In love with this overnight bag. Love the steel blue option.   How America uses it’s land. That’s a lot of golf courses, and it’s kind of mind blowing we use more land to

Continue Reading

Porch and Patio Updates for Fall

This spring, we had big plans to give our porch and patio some TLC for spring and summer. Given that this weekend is Labor Day weekend and that basically the only update I’ve done is sweep, I’d say we pretty much missed the boat on that. Nevertheless, there is a silver lining in all of this. Our delay in tackling this project means that we’re just in time for end of summer sales and that we still have time to make updates and enjoy our outdoor space for some of the year’s most pleasant temperatures. Truth be told, I’d much

Continue Reading

Happy Friday!

Excited to try and squeeze this movie in over the weekend. Love all the actors!   Love a good easy salmon sandwich!   In love with this newest Gal Meets Glam dress. So excited for petites next month!   The dreamiest!   What a performance at 73 years years of age. Aretha Franklin.   This bouquet is giving me such inspiration to put our flowering dill to use- though, I think this may be fennel.   Love this perspective!   Love a good personality test. Adam and I were total opposites on this.   Always love seeing other people’s take

Continue Reading

Savoring Summer: Honey Lavender Simple Syrup

One of my favorite days at the farmers’ market all year long is lavender day. One week each year at the start of summer just before the Lavender Festival, a local lavender farm sets up a booth selling fresh bouquets, essential oil, and dried blossoms. It’s such a heavenly day with the smell of lavender drifting through the whole market. You know it’s lavender day before you even see the booth by the smell and by the small purple bunches peeking out of people’s bags as they walk by. Seriously, such a good day. Each year on lavender day, I

Continue Reading

Happy Friday!

Friyay!!!  So excited for the weekend! We have no plans other than to take it easy, which are always my favorite. I love slow Saturdays that start with a trip to the farmers’ market. Fun fact I heard this week, Tennessee ranks #1 in the growth of farmers’ markets!   I’ve never been to Upstate New York, but it’s on my list. Scrolling through this feed is giving me such inspiration to visit. I love the feel they capture in their photos! So dreamy. Like this photo of the Catskills.   At your wits’ end on what to do with all

Continue Reading

A Southern Family Home with Open Door Architecture

You may remember the last project we shot with local architects, Sean and Sara Martin of Open Door Architecture. We recently had the privilege to style and photograph another one of their incredible projects, this time a gorgeous, southern home in Maryville, Tennessee. Sean and Sara obviously did a wonderful job, and the owners have great taste which always makes for a great day of shooting! The owners have three kids, and Amber and I loved how they were able to combine their sophisticated taste with their lifestyle to make this a true family home. The couple has family ties to

Continue Reading