Thursday, June 30, 2011

Chi Omega Love. Collect V

I was a Chi Omega at The University of Alabama. I have some of the best memories, and made some very dear friends while at Alabama. While looking through a random Facebook feed on my Blackberry, I stumbled across a new super chic and stylish blog. It just so happens to be the brain child of these five gorgeous ladies below, and they are some of the sweetest, most stylish girls I know. Their new blog Collect V, is a collaborative collection of fashion, interiors, and entertaining ideas. Be sure to check out their blog, you will not be disappointed.


Random Thoughts

To say work has been stressful, is an understatement. It is really hard to describe the pressure and weight this job makes you feel daily. I realize I am not saving lives, or finding a cure for cancer, but dealing with people's money is stressful! Having said that I do love what I do. I never have the same day twice, and I am surrounded by beautiful things everyday. Sorry for the pity party, but I needed a place to vent, and this blog happened to be my forum. I leave you with a little happy. I love the pink door enveloped by the bright green ivy. It makes me wonder what lies inside. I am thinking a super comfy sofa, a good book, and a big glass of iced tea.


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I am kind of obssesed...Tara Shaw Maison

I am so sorry for my absence. Work has been beyond busy, but too much work is better than no work!! I have been a huge fan of Tara Shaw for years. Her antiques are out of this world beautiful, and usually out of this world expensive. Her expertise in Italian, French, and Swedish antiques has led her to create her own more affordable line of reproductions. Tara Shaw Maison has been her baby for the past four years. Her hard work and attention detail shows. The collection is stunning. The wonderful thing about an old piece, or a piece that looks old is that it can mix with a variety of different interior styles. Take a peek at some of my favorite items from the collection.








All of the items can be found on, but hopefully soon at Parish in Montgomery!!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

One of my favorite kitchens...

I know a lot of people blog about this kitchen, but it is so great!! Anne Turner Carroll, an Auburn graduate, is the mastermind behind this renovation. I love the open work shelving, subway tile, antique brass hardware, and amazing pendant lights. It looks like a kitchen I would truly want to cook in!! It is not over the top, or too fussy. It is just right. What do you guys think?

images courtesy of Cottage Living


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Be Back Shortly...

I am so sorry I have been M.I.A. lately!! Work has been very busy, and I am trying to keep my head above water. We, my boss Ashley and I, are heading to Rosemary Beach for a HUGE new job. Do not be too jealous though, all work no play!! I will be back updating as soon as possible!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I need a little something...

I have been thinking for awhile that something seemed off balance in my living room and dining room. I love my cream walls and trim, but it is missing something. I would love to put up some lush linen curtains in a rich grey-brown, but my budget will not allow this to happen. Then I had an "a ha" moment while stalking my new favorite site Pinterest. Paint my tall french doors in both rooms a rich and dramatic high-gloss grey-brown. Paint is an inexpensive way to make a big impact. The color I have chosen is Benjamin Moore's Dragon's Breath. It is awesome. If you are having trouble envisioning what on earth I am talking about, check out the images below. Now all I have to do is get the Hubs on board, and get him started!!


images via habitually chic and birch and bird


Thursday, June 2, 2011

And the coolest mom award goes to...

My mom, Catherine!! She read my blog about Kendra Scott earrings and ordered me the pair shown below!! Thanks Mom!! You are the best!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Million Dollar Decorators...A Review

So the new Bravo show Million Dollar Decorators premiered last night. I laughed the entire time. It was over the top, hilarious, and I thought somewhat sadly accurate. No, not all designers have snooty accents, I prefer y'all to delicious. And not all designers stay in bed for under a million dollars a day. I get up for, well let's just say significantly less than that. Having said that, it is an exaggerated fabulous look into the high brow world of big time design. All of the designers are legit. I have admired their work for years, and love getting a peek into their personal lives. I am obsessed that they all seem to be huge animal lovers. I wish I had a Lanvin to walk my four legged children. Will I watch this show religiously, yes. Will I love it, absolutely!! Design on rock stars.