Monthly archive December, 2010

Keep It Up!

A few days ago Erin of Design for Mankind posted a New Years “Un-Goal” list and it seems to have become the latest blogging trend (HERE and HERE)…and for good reason! As the New Year approaches, assessing what worked (and didn’t work) during the previous 12 months is as important (in my opinion) as planning...

Dash of Optimism

2011 is hanging right around the corner and I can hardly believe it! I always get this way towards the end of the year…I gawk at the fact that another year has come and gone and wonder what could possibly be in store next. Although I am an avid to-do lister, I like to keep...

Winter Berry

Here are a few more snap shots from our trip home to Tennessee for Christmas. The scenery not far from David’s grandparents country home was stunning. A moment outside created the opportunity for admiration and a quick winter photo shoot. Feelin’ a bit like a bright winter berry amidst the dreary snow! Photo Credit: David...

To Sum Up

Looking back on this past year, gratitude is the first thing that comes to mind when I consider summing up all that has taken place for David and myself. After a tedious final semester, college graduation, graduate school acceptance and generous financial assistance, an overwhelming move from TN to TX, another difficult semester, a new...

A Tennessee Christmas

The past several days have been a much needed break from a hectic Fall season. Family, friends, familiar places and delicious cuisine filled each of our days and all mixed together with a pinch of Tennessee snow! This has been our Christmas at home. Photos by Hilary Walker P.S. The detail shots above are from...

The Icing On Top

THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS are evidence enough that I am an avid fan of millinery art. But not just as art…as a piece of everyday attire, or at least worthy of a special occasion. So, this season I fully intend to pull a few of my most prized pieces out of their dusty boxes...

Wrapping Gem

What’s more fun than receiving gifts during the holiday season? (Even though that is so much fun!) Preparing and giving gifts to those near and dear. While browsing through one of my favorite design blogs yesterday, Design Sponge, I discovered a charming way to embellish your gift wrapping while also adding on a special something...

I’d Rather Be…

…Beside the fire, sipping a cup of hot spice tea and enjoying the trickling sounds of Nat King Cole for the holidays, wouldn’t you? Follow Hilary Inspired on Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin!

Quiet Moment…In the Library

Recently, I have been burning the candle at both ends. Between my job at Havertys, my work at Studio Bon, my personal life, and this blog I have been a pretty busy lady…to say the least! Do you want to know a little secret, though? My dear husband has been working much harder and longer!...

Dear Santa, Meet Zara

Dearest Santa, I would kindly like to introduce you to my new best friend. Her name is Zara and she has me smitten!! In my Christmas list preparations, I have become completely distracted by her sharp shapes, classic colors, and sophisticated styling. I wouldn’t want to pull you from your seasonal duties, but I think...

“Redd” is the Color of the Season

Today’s post really should be included in the “Person to Place” series….Okay, we’ll make it official. Person to Place: Episode 5 I happened upon THIS stunning New York country home designed by Miles Redd (of course!) and immediately fell in love with the vibrant color scheme and autumn leaf inspiration. I found myself revisiting the...

My Friend the Modern Muse

I love blogging! And do you know why? Aside from the obvious thrill of self-publishing about a subject I happen to love (design of all sorts), I get the opportunity to connect with inspiring people from across the country! People like my new friend Michelle, who contacted me after learning that we both had something...

Fresh Angle

Architecture meets fashion design…that is exactly what I see in the young designs of Charles Youssef’s latest collection for the Fall/Winter season. The surprisingly mature decorative artist was recently featured HERE. The thrilling thing about design is that its all related! I find these pieces to offer just as much inspiration for interior and product design...

More Fun!

This morning’s round-up of Rue discoveries was a lot of fun to pull together, but this afternoon’s post was even more fun to watch! Meet “The Girls with Glasses“. I think I may have even mentioned them before. They are Summer Bellessa and Brooke White or also referred to as women extraordinaire (by me, that is)....

I Read My Magazine!…Rue Review

Shocker…I know. Who reads magazine articles anyway? Don’t we all just flip through the pages to capture the visual candy between the paragraphs? Not this gal apparently! After completing my article for Rue Magazine Issue 2, I became a tad more interested in the stories behind the spreads. So, at the earliest chance available after...

Holly & Jolly!

Despite my hint of a bias against Christmas on Monday, the truth is I love the tradition of gift-giving that comes with the Nativity season…considering the likes and dislikes, pass-times and pleasures of a close friend or family member in order to find the perfect little gift…I just love it! And I especially love making...