A Bittersweet Farewell

A Bittersweet Farewell

I’ve inexcusably posted-poned writing this post until now, the very end. And now I sit here in front of the computer with only one last task for the evening – write my farewell post for Hilary Inspired. I feel sadly at a loss for sufficient words. What’s with me?! I...
 
Scouting Home Trends at Dallas Market

Scouting Home Trends at Dallas Market

As you know, I’ve been a busy bee the past several weeks preparing for the launch of Our Style Stories. Now we’re exactly a week out from the launch date (July 1st, in case you didn’t get the email). You know, it hardly seems real. I mean, I’ve been working on it for so long...
t-615 on the Street

t-615 on the Street

I like my fashion like I like my interiors… stylish, comfortable, and slightly unexpected. Good thing t-615 conveniently fulfills everyone of those requirements!   You remember t-615, the fashionable startup of my dear friends Emily Landham and Lauren Carpenter? They have bravely dedicated their business model to aiding victims of human trafficking, which I think...
Inspired By Photos & Words in Book Form

Inspired By Photos & Words in Book Form

Given my recent preparations for the new blog, I’ve been thinking a lot about design, layout, graphics, and the like. This new online project will, in fact, be a blog, and the inherit home of such a thing is, after all, a website. As such, my mind is stuck on typeface and layout repeat… always...
D Home On the Side

D Home On the Side

Full disclosure today, friends. I’ve been holding back on you recently. While this blog hasn’t exactly been overflowing with content the past several months, the D Home blog has seen it’s fair share of my work via a weekly column I write entitled, “Feathering Your First Nest”. I’ve been sharing DIY’s, designer tips, and decorating...
To Boston for my Brother

To Boston for my Brother

No doubt about it, I’m a homebody . It’s actually kind of scary how long I can be content to work at home, Pandora humming and puppy dog roaming, with little to no human contact. But even the best homebodies need time away!  Enter this Spring and my whirlwind (to me) travel schedule. It may...
Dallas Market Blogger Sneak Peek... 2nd Edition

Dallas Market Blogger Sneak Peek… 2nd Edition

You guys are probably falling out of your seats right about now… this is my second post in one week!! What can I say. It’s truly incredible what an extra day of uninterrupted, undistracted work will afford you. Besides, we have a lot of catching up to do! I had no choice. Case in point,...
t-615... Behind the Scenes

t-615… Behind the Scenes

Just this afternoon (yesterday by now), I finished listening to a mind-opening, world changing audio book by author and positive psychology researcher Shawn Achor entitled “The Happiness Advantage“. In a nutshell, Shawn writes about the impact that mindset, and specifically a positive mindset, has on how we perceive and navigate our world, interact with our...
A Few Regular, Daily Sites

A Few Regular, Daily Sites

The past few months have taken me to Nashville, TN, High Point, NC and now Boston, MA. I rarely travel this much but the change in pace has been welcome and exciting! Eventually, though, it feels good to slow down and get back to a regular routine. These photos are just a few snapshots outside...
A Ghost Town Called High Point Market

A Ghost Town Called High Point Market

Last week I visited a real, live ghost town. Well, an occupied ghost town. It’s complicated… let me explain. There’s this place in High Point, North Carolina, miles away from any major city or tourist attraction, and twice a year thousands of designers, buyers, and editors descend on it for one of the largest international...
The Scoop... (what's up with Hilary Inspired?)

The Scoop… (what’s up with Hilary Inspired?)

Okay, folks. I realize that I’ve been throwing around a lot of coded language and veiled comments these past several months. For those of you who have the convenience of knowing me in person, you’ve probably already heard the news. But for the rest of you, I can only imagine your total confusion. Well, grab...
Breath of Fresh Air

Breath of Fresh Air

I’m not exactly what you’d call a “numbers person”. I can work my way around a generous tip calculation, but let’s just say that my talents shine more brightly in other areas. Good thing. Because I’ve been desperately looking for an excuse to avoid adding up the days since I posted on this blog last....
"How to Shop Craigslist" with D Living TV

“How to Shop Craigslist” with D Living TV

I wasn’t sure whether I should publish this post or not… watching yourself on video is incredibly awkward and sharing it with the rest of the “world”… well, it isn’t much easier! But then, of course, this clip has already aired through many a Dallas home by now, not to mention this isn’t exactly the...
GBTHS Thrift Makeover

GBTHS Thrift Makeover

How often does a girl get to shop using someone else’s money? In my case, not often. But this month, I did!! I was invited to participate in a thrift makeover competition (or Upcycle Challenge, as they’re calling it) for the Great Big Texas Home Show at the Dallas Cowboys Stadium. The guidelines were simple....
Outfit Serendipity

Outfit Serendipity

Well, this is a funny coincidence. I’ve been holding onto this post for the past couple weeks due to the oddly warm weather we’ve been having and the fact that this outfit is more suited for cooler temps. Yes, even this mildly bundled ensemble would’ve been too warm for what we’ve been experiencing in Texas...
Self-Gratifying Flowers

Self-Gratifying Flowers

Disclaimer: This post may err more on the side of self-gratification than usual. You’ll have to forgive me. It’s been a rough couple days and I needed these flowers to cheer me up.   I had a major slight in comparison digital crisis on Thursday. While updating and syncing my phone, an error occurred and...
3 Bed Styles with Abbe Fenimore & Peacock Alley

3 Bed Styles with Abbe Fenimore & Peacock Alley

Today I’m dropping in to share a quick video that was filmed last Fall with my friend Abbe Fenimore and the folks at Peacock Alley. Abbe, who I’ve had the great pleasure of working with on a multitude of design projects, was invited to style 3 different beds at the Peacock Alley showroom in Dallas,...
Number One Le Jus Teaches Me a Thing or Two

Number One Le Jus Teaches Me a Thing or Two

In the past, I’ve considered myself a fairly healthy eater. Nothing crazy ambitious, you understand. Just good, decent eating habits. I stick to small portions. Fresh, whole foods and low fat meals are appealing to me. I enjoy a big, hearty salad. Heck, many times I even crave them!! I may grab an occasional fast food meal,...
"Shopping" Market

“Shopping” Market

(above photo from Currey & Co. showroom) With all the best intentions of giving you a thorough report on my recent trip to Dallas Market Center, I come to you today with a brief mustering of notes and images. I mean, how exactly does one summarize 50 million sq. feet of design trends and home products? Exactly!...
Bright Winter

Bright Winter

Boy, oh boy, oh boy… It’s been a while since I’ve let an entire week float by without a blog post. What can I say? A lot has been happening!! But enough of that. You’ll hear more from me on “the secret subject” later. Right now, I’m focusing on positivity, confidence, and a bright, cheerful...
Trends vs Personal Style

Trends vs Personal Style

I’ve been mulling over the ideas of trends versus personal style recently. This time of year lends itself to that sort of discussion… “what’s in, what’s out, what’s the next hot thing”. When I sat down to compose a list of my own, though, I bumped against a funny obstacle. With every “passe” trend I...
Get Your Magazines in Order, my dear!

Get Your Magazines in Order, my dear!

In all my anti-clutter, regular purging mania, do you know the one thing that I have so much trouble getting rid of? (ok, besides my weird collection of dried leaves and flower petals)… Magazines!! They are perhaps the least expensive publication a person can get there hands on and resale book shops everywhere have loads...
Sneak a Peek at Dallas Market

Sneak a Peek at Dallas Market

Let me take a quick hand count… how many of you wonderful readers out there are in the North Texas region? Excellent! Now, how many of you write blogs? Even better!! And, of those left, who of you discuss the topics of fashion and design on your blogs? I have a feeling there’s more than...
It's All About to Change!

It’s All About to Change!

I’m a lazy New Year’s Eve-er. I’d rather stay in with a fridge of tasty left-overs and self-serve drinks, a cozy blanket and my current favorite Netflix pick, my husband and my puppy. I don’t spend much time reflecting on the previous year and my new year’s resolutions typically consist of no more than a...
Out for the Holidays

Out for the Holidays

Hello, hello dear readers… I’m back!! As you’ve noticed, for the past week and some I’ve been purposefully absent from the blog. It was time to step away for some fresh air. Amidst Christmas gatherings and family visits, my absentee roles included cook, cleaner, hostess, cuddle-bug, Christmas elf, conversationalist, and puppy manager (to name a...
Christmas at Preston & Richard's

Christmas at Preston & Richard’s

Our household experienced a bit of a crisis over the weekend. I didn’t mention it yesterday because I was still in the processing mode of “omg, did that really just happen”. Our sweet puppy Ives unsuccessfully chased a very frightened black cat over our fence and into the outside yard, which could also now be...
Find Your Path, Give a Path - A Sseko Giveaway

Find Your Path, Give a Path – A Sseko Giveaway

Congratulations, Nina!! You are the winner of this giveaway! This giveaway is now closed. The close of one year and the fast approach of another puts me in a very “what am I going to do next?” kind of mood. Dreams and schemes float recklessly through my head. But it’s really more than just “what’s...
Style Story... of the Williams family

Style Story… of the Williams family

I’m getting to the age now (listen to me sounding all grown-up) when friends of my family who were having babies when I was in middle school are now… in middle school!! It’s a strange thing to watch happen from a distance. I met these young’ins as pink, wrinkly newborns before the idea of driving...