a very happy mother’s day

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Image Post
a very happy mother’s day

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 Mother’s Day is right around the corner! To make sure your ready…… we’ve put together some of our favorite Mother’s Day […]

Weekly Color Crush – Orange + Camel

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
Weekly Color Crush – Orange + Camel

We are crushing on Orange + Camel.  We love this “70’s California Vibe” in both interior spaces and warm weather dressing! Perfect way to jumpstart Spring.  Oh and let’s not fail to mention how obsessed we are with that Sharon Montrose print. Check out below to see a few of our favorite “California Cool” picks…. […]

tips for creating a beautifully styled bookshelf

Posted by on Apr 8, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
tips for creating a beautifully styled bookshelf

We are smitten…. for beautifully styled bookshelves! Bookshelves are the perfect way to add both personality and  functionality to your home.  We think the key to creating a perfectly styled shelf is to “keep it simple”.  Today we’re sharing a couple of tips on how you can clear the clutter and create an effortlessly chic and amazingly styled […]

domino magazine: before + after SOURCES!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
domino magazine: before + after SOURCES!

Today is the day friends, we’re sharing sources for our before + after kitchen found on Domino Mag.  We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to chat with you about our Design To Go program.  For those of you who are unaware, it’s an online affordable alternative to traditional interior design.  We design your […]

domino magazine: before + after kitchen

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
domino magazine: before + after kitchen

We love a good before + after and our latest post of a recent kitchen renovation we completed just went live online at Domino Magazine!  There wasn’t much construction for this project, the shell of the room remained the same, we basically went in and did a little revamping to help the space truly come […]

Easter Inspiration

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Uncategorized
Easter Inspiration

Can you believe it…Easter is just right around the corner!  My oh my how time flies!  Gen is a PRO at putting a great Easter basket together, so today, we thought we’d share some inspiration of past Easter baskets she’s made- plus some of our favorite treats to help you make an amazing Easter basket […]

Weekly Color Crush – Kelly Green

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
Weekly Color Crush – Kelly Green

photography by David Tsay and Leslee Mitchell If you follow our work, you know we’re HUGE fans of color!  We thought it would be fun to create a new series called Weekly Color Crush where we’ll share with you a color we’ve got a major crush on…… and show you how amazing it looks from outfit […]

“project pretty please” kitchen renovation – round one

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
“project pretty please” kitchen renovation – round one

Pendant Light | Gold Flatware | Abstract Art | Bar Stools | Wishbone Chair | Pedestal Table | Repose Gray Paint | Mauviel Pot | Marble & Brass Shelf | La Cornue Stove | Rug | Hardware | Dishes We’ve had lots of requests to share kitchen sources… so today we thought we’d share with […]

Weekly Color Crush – Yellow

Posted by on Feb 27, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
Weekly Color Crush – Yellow

photography by David Tsay and JCrew If you follow our work, you know we’re HUGE fans of color!  We thought it would be fun to create a new series called Weekly Color Crush where we’ll share with you a color we’ve got a major crush on and show you how amazing it looks from outfit to […]

quick bathroom revamp!

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
quick bathroom revamp!

Today we’re sharing with you a quick little bathroom revamp we recently completed for the Johnson Family.  We’re in love with this family – and their kids are beyond precious!  Their two oldest currently share a bathroom, they’re super fun and have the best personalities and we felt like their bathroom should capture their playful spirit!   […]

domino magazine: before + after family room

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
domino magazine: before + after family room

We have exciting news friends!  We are monthly contributors for Domino Magazine!!!  Follow along each month to see the entire renovation of one of our most recent projects plus we’ll be sharing secret designer tips and tricks along the way!  Hop on over to Domino to see the before + after of the family room!  Love […]

project creative couple before + after dining & kitchen

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
project creative couple before + after dining & kitchen

Hey friends!  Today we’ll be sharing with you the dining room and kitchen makeover for our creative clients, the Lockwood’s.  This finishes up their bottom floor with the exception of the screened room, which we’ll be sure to show you once it’s completed! Round One: Dining Room Before – On our first meeting with the Lockwood’s, we […]

project creative couple before + after entry

Posted by on Feb 3, 2015 in Image Post, Interiors
project creative couple before + after entry

Hi again!  Welcome to round 2 of our most recent before + after project for the creative Lockwood family!   For this post, we’ll focus on the foyer and their hallway area and show you how a little bit of paint and editing can make a dramatic difference in a space. Round One: Foyer & Hallway […]

project creative couple before + after

Posted by on Feb 1, 2015 in Uncategorized
project creative couple before + after

Hi friends!  This past weekend we had the pleasure of doing a quick install for our clients Alex & Genie Lockwood.  They’re a ridiculously creative couple with two of the most precious little boys.  They already have great style and amazing pieces but just needed a little help editing and pulling everything together.  We set out […]

matchbook magazine nashville nest

Posted by on Jan 15, 2015 in Uncategorized
matchbook magazine nashville nest

We are beyond excited and thrilled to be featured on the cover of this month’s Matchbook Magazine.  You’ll get an inside look at one of our latest projects, Gen & Ben’s previous home plus learn about what inspires us.  Head on over and check it out!  A huge thank you to the crazy talented Leslee Mitchell […]

design to go

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in Uncategorized
design to go

Hi friends, please forgive us for the silence!  Things have been incredibly crazy in the world of Pencil & Paper and we promise to share more soon.  One thing we are beyond excited to introduce you to is our newest program, Design To Go!  This idea has been in the works for the longest time, […]

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?