Fall is the perfect season to host an outdoor movie night in your backyard! It’s that time of year when outdoor furniture is still outside and it gets dark earlier than the summer which means your little kiddos can enjoy the movie night as well. It’s so nice to transform your backyard with cozy blankets, […]

round up of budget friendly bar carts

Can you believe it’s already November? Before we know it Thanks No. 1 Modern bar cart with patterned sides that looks great as is, but would also look amazing painted a pop of color! Plus it’s only $157. No. 2 This lucite bar cart is a personal favorite of mine. Look at those chic lines! […]

For the longest time our backyard was mainly just grass and a little small area where we laid down some pavers so that we could set out a little plastic table/chairs during the summer. Not exactly ideal for entertaining. For the past couple of years we have wanted to build a deck and enjoy the […]

yellow and blue fabric pattern play

This pattern play wasn’t an official client project, but I was playing around with my moodboard and I fell in love with the combo and I had to share it. The fruit and floral fabric is Campagne and it was my main inspiration point. I told you I was on a fruit pattern kick and […]

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Pattern Play: Citron & Blue-Green

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Making friends as an adult can be super hard. Luckily having a blog makes things a little easier. Last year while I was waiting for Hudson outside of his class a fellow mom (Hi Melissa!) was just leaving her mommy and me class and spotted me in the hallway. She was a blog reader and […]

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Pattern Play: Cantaloupe, Jade and Pink

robert allen tropic storm

This pattern play is a little different because the client is actually me! I wanted to finish up my home office so I had a little fun going thru my fabric library and pick out some fabrics to finish up the space. As you might have guessed my office already has a colorful vibe going […]

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Pattern Play: Colorful Butterflies

preppy designer emily mccarthy

This was a fun pattern play to tackle because I got to go a little bolder than I normally do. Correction I would go this bold in my own home, but with clients I tend to tone it down a little. This pattern play though was for a client requesting a little help in zhushing […]

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Pattern Play: Cobalt, Pink & Orange

pattern play combination orange, aqua and green

*Sorry for the radio silence yesterday! It was a crazy weekend with the Easter holiday and Monday just got away from me.* Pattern Play is one of my favorite items to work on with a client. I just sent off another pretty pattern play combination for a small powder bathroom. I love using wallpaper in […]

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Pattern Play: Orange, Aqua, and Green

color combo blush, navy and sage

Springtime! It might not be here quite yet, but I have been able to get a big dose of it in my designs. Lately one of my favorite color combinations has been blush and navy. I’ve been loving the pairing of the oh so pale pink and the dark rich blue. It’s so fresh and […]


Pattern Play: Blush, Navy & Sage

color combo green and pink

The beginning of March has me inspired for color, color and more color in my designs. What else is new? 😉 If you are feeling the same way as well and love a little or a lot of preppy colors and patterns in your home then this fabric selection is for you! In my mind […]

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Pattern Play: Preppy Green & Pink

Spring time is on my brain especially while I have been designing lately. Along with working with local clients I also take on e-decorating clients and consults. For consults I’m just helping clients with a couple of questions they have about decorating. It might be finding the perfect piece of art for a space, helping […]


Pattern Play: Grassy Green & Sky Blue

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My living room is one of the rooms that evolved drastically from when we first moved one. Originally I painted the walls chocolate brown and did accents of white, blue and orange. That lasted maybe 2 years.

Our dining room sat empty for months. Okay maybe it was empty for just a handful of weeks and then we couldn’t take it anymore and put in a folding table and plastic outdoor chairs, but in my mind that was still empty.

On the main floor of our house we have a Florida room. Being that it’s a Florida room it is a considered a 3 season room, because there is no heat in the room. The previous owners used it as an indoor patio with outdoor furniture and it looked like this when we moved in.

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