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Charlotte, NC
I specialize in affordable chic & e-design. I love color, pattern, and finding the look for less. No matter your location or budget, I can help you! I'm a wife, mother, accessories wizard, art junkie, and fan of all types of design. I also work out of my house while also being a stay-at-home-mom to 2 young girls. So I know about being on a budget!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Fabulous Office for the Ladies

I know so many working moms - I dedicate this board to you! I was so inspired by the fabulous rug that I just had to create a room around it! Enjoy. And message me if you want the links to the products. They are yours for just $25 to create this custom room.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Caroline's Big Girl Room

I fell in love with this hot pink, orange, and gray fabric and based my 3-year-old's big girl room around it! I painted a cheap vintage dresser hot pink and put new pulls on it. Here's a room board with online options based on her room. 

Love this room? Send me a message with your email and I'll send you back a Paypal invoice. For just $25 you can have all the product info for this custom room!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

J Crew Style

Raise your hand if you love J Crew! While I love the look of their clothes and especially their accessories, it's not a brand I usually buy because of the cost. But I love the effortless chic of all that they do. I would want to walk around in each outfit from their catalog every day as I grocery shop, pick up Caroline from preschool, and change Eleanor's diapers. Alas you see my dilemma here. I have nowhere to go looking as cute as the J Crew woman.

BUT...you can have a little bit of J Crew style in your home. I'm goo goo over this look I’ve found for less. Here is a picture of J Crew's flagship 5th Ave store in NYC with these fabulous iron clover leaf-esque pendants. I'm sure they cost a fortune!

                                                                                         (Image courtesy of LGN)

Here’s my look for less. It’s only $119! Hang one over your kitchen sink or 2 over an island. Love!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Navy - My Old Frienemy

I used to hate navy. I made fun of my friends for wearing it or buying anything that was navy. I was still stuck in associating navy with its awful BFFs of the nineties: maroon, hunter green and anything that resembled mauve. For the record, I still abhor maroon, hunter green, and mauve. I do not see them ever making a comeback. Navy, however, is the comeback kid. Love it, want it, need it - clothes, accessories, and in interiors. I heart navy. My love affair with navy started about 2 years ago and I don’t see it going anywhere anytime soon.

Here are my predictions for the future of this fabulous color:

It is now being featured a lot with the 2012 color of the year Tangerine Tango (see a look from Ann Taylor Loft's spring 2012 line below). Right now this combo is mostly in clothing but it is also a wonderful combination for interiors. Throw in some gold sconces and I'm in heaven.


Dare I say I predict navy is a frontrunner for color of the year 2013? I'd take those odds in Vegas baby. Just in case you're wondering, my next guesses are kelly green or a pure lemon yellow.

So here's how I see navy moving forward:
- Continuing to be used as a neutral base for more fun bright colors. I'm loving it with hot pink, kelly green, and lemon yellow. Hot trend emerging! (Referenced above in my humble opinion).

- Trending away from the traditional nautical use of it. This is classic and never trendy, however I don't think it's very exciting anymore.

How to use it now:
Use it in a rug. Nothing else in the room would have to be navy. Just a quiet navy Persian-ish or graphic contemporary patterned one. The rest of the room can be neutral - khakis, whites, stones, etc. Of course then I'd put a hot pink throw pillow on the couch - ha!

Paint your powder room ceiling high gloss navy. Hang a sparkly crystal chandelier in either brass or chrome. It's my own little version of Van Gogh's “Starry Night”. 


The possibilities are endless! So happy to have introduced you to my new best friend.

Please let me know your thoughts! Make comments! And most importantly, hire me if you need help :)