Monthly archive May, 2012
Every Angle

Every Angle

Have you ever considered the angles of your home? Probably not… I mean, why would you unless you were photographing it, right? For the past five homes that I’ve photographed for my Style Story series (yes, it’s five already!), I’ve learned to carefully consider the importance of every angle in the home. Not only does...
{long} Weekend Cheers

{long} Weekend Cheers

The best holidays seem to always come after the longest stretches of work. This past week was full both in my “day job” and here on Hilary Inspired. Here’s a quick look at the week’s highlights: Front porch facelift for The Home Depot Special feature on The Everygirl ShoeMint giveaway for Hilary Inspired readers Since...
ShoeMint Giveaway with Hilary Inspired

ShoeMint Giveaway with Hilary Inspired

As if yesterday’s Home Depot patio reveal wasn’t enough excitement for one week, today I’m happy to announce a special giveaway from ShoeMint for Hilary Inspired readers. (Hold onto your hats, folks… I told you I had some big projects in the works. Things are just getting started around here!) For the past couple months,...
Hilary Inspired Style Challenge for The Home Depot

Hilary Inspired Style Challenge for The Home Depot

Today’s the day that I finally unveil my most recent collaboration and decode a few of the mysterious Instagram posts I’ve been sharing over the past several weeks. Yesterday’s teaser hopefully peaked your interest. Now, today, I’m coming out with the entire affair! Several months ago, Caroline from The Home Depot Apron Blog approached me about...
Patio Escape - The Teaser

Patio Escape – The Teaser

I mentioned in last week’s closing post that I had several irons in the fire – projects that I’ve been working on for a while and will see the fruits of soon. Tomorrow will mark the launch of one such project that I am terribly excited to share. The result of my work far exceeded...
Walking the Line

Walking the Line

I often walk a fine line between endlessly inspired and hopelessly overwhelmed, wobbling back and forth between the two daily. When my work is inspiring, I feel energized and capable of anything. When it’s not, my days drag and the work seems to never end. This week has been an odd combination of both. Now that...
Weekend Cheers

Weekend Cheers

This weekend, so far, has been tremendous! After two very long and difficult years, David graduated with his Master of Music in Percussion Performance from Texas Christian University. We spent all yesterday relaxing, celebrating, and giving thanks for the many incredible blessings we’ve been given. Today promises to be no less wonderful. Here’s a photo I snapped of...
Color Study... Ep. 11

Color Study… Ep. 11

Loving the warm hues of ivory, red, and tan on my front porch these days. In my last Color Study episode, I mentioned a special project coming up. It’s still in the works so you’ll have to keep you curiosity at bay for just a little while longer.  In the meantime, here is another behind-the-scenes...
In Gatsby Fashion

In Gatsby Fashion

A simple white dress, grecian inspired ankle wrap sandals, and a hand-painted head scarf… ingredients for an outfit with Gatsby appeal and hot weather functionality. The clean cut of the white shift dress is unfussy and easy to wear, which is perhaps why I have so many in my closet! It’s simplicity never gets old....
Modern Elegance

Modern Elegance

A large portion of what makes the Craine home so elegant and attractive are the iconic furniture pieces that Cindy and Patrick chose for their home. This red Eames chair not only molds to the body perfectly but the lines of it’s silhouette are wonderfully simple and pleasing as well. The beauty is in the...
Style Story... Patrick & Cindy Craine

Style Story… Patrick & Cindy Craine

Patrick and Cindy are my neighbors but I had never met them until the day of this shoot. For months, I drove by their unexpectedly modern house amidst our neighborhood of eclectic – and most definitely more traditional – homes and wondered about the unique family and furnishings that must live inside. Well, I finally...