Better Homes & Gardens

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
Better Homes & Gardens

photo by David Tsay I am thrilled to be featured in the September issue of Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.  Check out a sneak peek of the issue and my tips on choosing and using vintage pieces over at the BHG blog!  

southern living before + after

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
southern living before + after

After Breakfast Area – rug, chairs Before Breakfast Area Before Family Room After Family Room – pouf, coffee table, stool, pillows Before Kitchen After Kitchen – rug We are beyond excited to share our latest before + after project that was just recently published in Southern Living‘s most inspiring makeovers!  Say hello to our amazing […]

chair love

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Uncategorized
chair love

I have been a long time fan of this adorable chair…….now a total steal on Overstock. Such a great way to add color and whimsy to a family room! Think I need a pair of these too!!

spring essential

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Uncategorized
spring essential

I am loving little lace shirts for spring! Just splurged on this cutie from J Crew…..but sure it will be a new favorite!!

just purchased…..

Posted by on Feb 13, 2014 in Uncategorized
just purchased…..

j crew factory Just purchased for my little fashion plate!

finally…..

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
finally…..

Dayna Barstool  So happy that Ballard Design has finally introduced a bamboo barstool! Can’t wait to use these in a project! 

more valentine’s day cuties……

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014 in Uncategorized
more valentine’s day cuties……

kayce hughes How excited would you be if this “cutie” arrived on February 14th?????

valentine’s treat

Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Uncategorized
valentine’s treat

If you are looking for the perfect Valentine’s treat for your honey………here is my all time favorite!

i’m back

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Uncategorized
i’m back

Please forgive my long blog silence!!! We moved just after Thanksgiving and I have been completely overwhelmed with work and remodeling!!! It seems the “to do list” is NEVER complete!! We are finally in a “new/temporary” house (more on that later) and I am trying to get back to normal life!!! First thing on the […]

“the perfect pair”

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
“the perfect pair”

Two of my favorites are teaming up! Don’t miss the opportunity to have family photos taken just in time for holiday cards and gifts! The amazingly talented Leslee Mitchell will be hosting “mini-sessions” at all three Kayce Hughes locations (Chatanooga, Atlanta, and Nashville)! You will not be disappointed!!!!

pencil and paper co

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
pencil and paper co

A huge thank you to NFocus for recognizing our home in their annual “Homes of Distinctive Design” issue and for the lovely feature on Pencil and Paper Co. Check it out here!!

kitchen+family room renovation

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Uncategorized
kitchen+family room renovation

Thought I would share some quick cell phone photos of a large Pencil and Paper Co renovation project that is almost complete. The construction is finally wrapped up and the final details are in process …..adding glass to light fixtures and amazing wallpaper going in shortly! Quite a transformation from the original 60′s turquoise counters and faux […]

fall wish list

Posted by on Sep 21, 2013 in Uncategorized
fall wish list

The days are beginning to get a bit cooler here in Nashville…so think it is officially time to start my “fall wish list”! This year I have decided to make a pinterest board of “Possible Fall Purchases” and things that I find “inspirational” for the season! Feel free to follow along as I  map out […]

schoolhouse electric

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 in Uncategorized
schoolhouse electric

Check out the great styling and fun new product at Schoolhouse Electric.  I adore this tree wallpaper!!!

before + after

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
before + after

Library Table Detail Pillow Pattern Play! Coffee Table Details Fireplace Mantel Update Library Table Details Color Palette Dining Room Overview Bar Set-Up Overview Layout Fabric Combo Before Living Room Before Detail Before Dining Room Before Dining Room Buffet Thought I would share a weekend styling project that I just completed for an adorable Pencil and […]

lamp love

Posted by on Sep 14, 2013 in Uncategorized
lamp love

I totally adore this Jill Rosenwald ceramic lamp!!! Could design an entire room around this!!

travel poster love

Posted by on Sep 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
travel poster love

Love these “travel posters” from the fabulous Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co…..Nashville next please !!!    

matchbook magazine

Posted by on Sep 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
matchbook magazine

So excited to be included in the September issue of my favorite…….Matchbook Magazine!!! I had so much fun playing dress up with the always brilliant Leslee Mitchell- love her eye for composition and color…her photographs are always just perfection! And a huge thank you for making me “camera ready”- Kara Gaylor (an amazing resource for hair […]

happy labor day

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
happy labor day

Just ordered this great “letter pressed” American Flag from Urban Outfitters!!! Hope you all are having a great Labor Day!

wallpaper crush

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
wallpaper crush

“Yes”….I am obsessing about this wallpaper pattern from Serena and Lily’s new wallpaper line!!

coffee table book

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Uncategorized
coffee table book

I can’t wait to add this beauty to my coffee table….just released today!!

kayce hughes fall dresses

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
kayce hughes fall dresses

I need a little girl please…..so I can buy EVERY ONE of these adorable dresses from Kayce Hughes fall line. Seriously THE CUTEST!!!

before+after

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Uncategorized
before+after

love the happy mix of pattern+color!! adore this rug from rugsusa.com great mix of pattern  whimsical bookshelves “wishbone chair love” children’s artwork mixed in with a fun new art collection don’t be scared to mix patterns!! before living room before dining room Thought I would share a fun before+after project that I just completed! While […]

happy 8th birthday oden!!!

Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
happy 8th birthday oden!!!

The many faces of Oden!!! Happy Birthday sweet boy!!!!! I love you more than the whole wide world!!!!xo, mom

current love

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
current love

Just keep coming back to this image…really love the contrast of these “window cornices” in this simple clean kitchen! Such a nice vibe. 

photo inspiration

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Uncategorized
photo inspiration

I adore everything about this photo.….. the hot pink dress against this yellow background is just perfection!!!! LOVE!!!!

modern boy’s room

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
modern boy’s room

image source My 8 year old son Oden….is in love with all things “modern”! No crown molding in his next room….he recently informed me! Think this image is a great inspiration for his “grown up” room. I am loving the loft bed area (minus the rug) and the idea of creating a great hang out/play […]

nashville billy reid garage sale

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 in Uncategorized
nashville billy reid garage sale

If you live in Nashville you wont want to miss Billy Reid’s amazing  pop up garage sale (men’s +women’s) tomorrow Saturday, August 2nd. Stop by the old garage in 12 South across from Burger Up (2908 12th avenue South at the corner of Kirkwood) for some bargain hunting fun!!!

cutest kid’s bed

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
cutest kid’s bed

Love this sweet children’s bed spotted on pinterest here!

kayce hughes trunk show

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
kayce hughes trunk show

I adore Kayce’s style!!!! If you are not lucky enough to live near one of her stores (Nashville+Atlanta) you really should consider hosting a fall trunk show…..perfect for a girl’s night!!

paris love

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Uncategorized
paris love

I just love this sweet book spotted at Anthropologie over the weekend! What a perfect gift! I think these illustrations are so beautiful- ideal to frame…and so pretty to feature in a child’s bookcase!!

postcards from miami

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Uncategorized
postcards from miami

heading to dallas

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
heading to dallas

image from pinterest We are headed to Dallas today!  Already planning to hit museums and architectural highlights but other than that….wide open for suggestions of great stuff!!! Any favorites for food or shopping?

if you live in birmingham……

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
if you live in birmingham……

……it’s your lucky day!!! My amazingly talented friend Leslee Mitchell is taking appointments in Birmingham on July 24+25! Book your appointment at leslee@lesleemitchell.com!!! Her photos really are pieces of art!

leslee mitchell kids photography

Posted by on Jul 16, 2013 in Uncategorized
leslee mitchell kids photography

We are finally home from vacation!!! Nice to get settled back into regular life. Thought I would share with you one of my favorite “treats” of the entire summer…….leslee mitchell kids! I just adore these photos Leslee took of Oden a few weeks ago…she just has the most keen senses of composition and color I’ve […]

gap 30% off sale

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
gap 30% off sale

I love when my favorite retailers have big sales!!! Gap currently is running 30% off the entire site including sale and J Crew has 40% off all swim!! This is the time of year when I stock up on Oden’s clothes for school and when deals are this good I will even purchase for the […]

a big thank you

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in Uncategorized
a big thank you

rifle paper co Sending out a big “thank you” to all of the fabulous women who came to the “clothing+textile sale” on Friday! What a great morning filled with amazing women …thank you for helping me clear out and get organized!!! Happy to know all of my little treasures have found a good home!!! xo

coming soon….

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Uncategorized
coming soon….

Busy…working on the new pencil+paper website!!! Can’t wait to share this with you all very soon!!!

“clutch crush”

Posted by on Jun 25, 2013 in Uncategorized
“clutch crush”

Too cute…from Calypso!

this friday in nashville……

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Uncategorized
this friday in nashville……

invite from paperless post If you live in Nashville….please stop by my house (1500 gale lane off of Belmont) this Friday, June 28th from 9:30-11:30 for my not to be missed “Clothing+Textile Sale”….tons of treasures ( even some great vintage treats starting at $1!!!!!  Please feel free to pass along to friends….my only request is that […]

southern living magazine

Posted by on Jun 22, 2013 in Uncategorized
southern living magazine

A huge thank you to Southern Living Magazine for inviting me to be a part of their July issue….I had so much fun creating this “birthday brunch” table setting! Check out the magazine for lots more great inspiration ….this story happens to be right next to my favorite new “navy blue kitchen” that I just […]

completely obsessed

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Uncategorized
completely obsessed

I am completely obsessed with this dress from J Crew……can totally picture it with this great chunky lemon yellow necklace that I already own! Wish I had someplace to wear this cutie!!!!!

matchbook magazine feature

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Uncategorized
matchbook magazine feature

A huge thank you to Matchbook Magazine and our wonderfully talented friend+photographer Tec Petaja for this month’s lovely feature “Tennessee Brunch”!!!

“undecorate” outtakes

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Uncategorized
“undecorate” outtakes

Just stumbled across these fun outtakes from Christaine Lemieux’s book Undecorate! Check out the incredibly talented photographer Melanie Acevedo’s website for more behind the scenes images from your favorite magazines (lots of fun Domino stuff)!! 

cuties….

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Uncategorized
cuties….

Just spotted these “cuties” on etsy!!!

branding perfection

Posted by on Jun 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
branding perfection

Branding perfection….it does not get much better than this!!! I’m ready to hop a plane to NYC and eat at Lafayette!!! The matches alone would be worth the trip!!!

in love…

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
in love…

I am in love with every one of these fabulous clutches from my dear friend Kayce Hughes!!!! Amazing color combos! These are officially on my “summer wish list”.

hurry….today only

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
hurry….today only

Hurry all mirrors are 30% off at Horchow- today only!!!! Here are a few I am contemplating for clients (ok and maybe myself, too)!

jonathan adler for paperless post

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
jonathan adler for paperless post

These new paperless posts by Jonathan Adler are so cute….I just might need to host a party!!!