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

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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

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Happy Friday!

Yay for the weekend! After a long rainy week, I’m excited to have a few days off at home.   We HAVE to visit this shop the next time we’re in Nashville. I love it all.   Such beautiful and classic kitchen and bathroom fixtures. Can’t wait to see how House of Brinson uses them.   The art of stacking books.   Speaking of books, how do you feel about hanging art on the front of bookshelves? This example makes a pretty good case for it.   We just booked a few days to Savannah, GA in October, and I’m

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Happy Friday!

Always love seeing the National Geographic photo contest winners each year. The 2018 photos are nothing short of spectacular.   Utterly obsessed with these metal plant supports. Of course they’re sold in the UK with outrageous shipping costs, but they give great inspiration. The British do gardens so well.   The most charming flower arrangements in the most charming setting.   Am I the only one who has been storing cucumbers wrong?   Great site if you’re looking for products to cut down on waste.   Looks like the Queen is on board with the Pantone Color of the Year.

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Favorite Recipes for the 4th of July and Other Summer Occasions

The countdown is on. The 4th of July will be here in just a few days, and often, that means backyard BBQs or potlucks that leave you in the need of some recipe ideas that match this festive occasion. Even if that is not in your future, it’s always great to have a few tried and true Summer recipes up your sleeve for any occasion. Here are a few of my personal favorites. Image   Fiesta Bean Salad: If you’ve never visited the site Skinnytaste, I highly recommend it. Gina has a wonderful array of recipes that vary depending on

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Why We Have Decided to Paint Our Dining Room Trim

You may remember back in January when we wrote this post about whether we should paint our dining room trim or not. I am back today with a quick update on what we decided, and I am happy to say that we plan to paint the trim! Before you jump to any conclusions, here are the four main reasons we are pulling the trigger and saying yes to some freshly painted trim. ONE: We lived with the decision for a while. I am not by any stretch of the imagination a patient person. Waiting to make a decision, especially one

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Happy Friday!

Loving exploring the work of Ben Pentreath this week. Fun fact, he’s also the interior designer for Kate and William!   We’re better than this. Heartbreaking and something that cannot be ignored.   Simple but striking words.   On our list to watch this weekend. I’m definitely going to cry.   Would you try a capsule wardrobe?   Who doesn’t love good cobbler? This one sounds amazing.   The Gal Meet Glam June collection launched this week. Happy summer!   Martha Stewart’s closet is no joke. I can’t stop staring.   In case you’re in need of a summer beverage

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Perfect Pairings: A Glam, Southern Estate

In case you missed it, the premise of our Perfect Pairings series involves posts featuring rooms and spaces from different homes that would fit great together under one roof. Though rooms under one roof do not need to be the same by any means, it is always important, as a designer, to think about how the rooms within the house speak to one another and create an overall impression. The other concept I find interesting and important is designing rooms that feel like they can live in that particular house. For instance, designing a minimal, zen style room in an

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Happy Friday!

  Have any of you been listening to Local Milk’s podcast, Raw Milk? There are three episodes out and we can’t wait to listen!   We recently met Jenny Anderson on our vacation and found out all the ways she is super talented! This photo she just posted from the Tony’s of Anna Wintour is gold!   This is one of our new favorite lighting companies and we will take one of each please.   I have another Perfect Pairing post coming up on Monday! Remember when we pulled together a classic, monochromatic town home?   We are digging these painted

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My Favorite Summer Cookbooks

It’s no secret that I’m a cookbook fanatic. I could read cookbooks from cover to cover for hours and be my most content self. For most of the year but especially in the summer, much of what I decide to cook is based off of what’s available at the farmers market, in our CSA, or, (hopefully) this year, our garden. While fresh produce doesn’t always need a lot of intervention to make it great, it’s nice to have options to mix it up or to help you navigate less familiar vegetables. My favorite cookbooks in the summer are those that

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