Color Palette
With Cream and Honey, Please

With Cream and Honey, Please

This past weekend was busy (our church hosted it’s annual Greek Festival) and today looks like it will be no different. In short, I’ll probably need a hot one of these by the end of the day to help me unwind and prepare for another whirlwind week!   What about you? How was your weekend?...
Living Vintage by Alt for Living

Living Vintage by Alt for Living

We can probably all agree that complaining is bad. It brings along with it negativity, discontent, and lots of other yucky stuff I’d rather not get roped into. But, today, I have just one teeny-weeny, itsy-bitsy complaint to submit. It’s about an aspect of the industry I work in… interior design. I spend a good...
Layers of Paint & Corrosion

Layers of Paint & Corrosion

Got to race off to another full day of design work, folks! So this post is going to be brief. It’s Monday and I already feel like I’m running behind… Now, how did that happen? Hope you’re week is off to a more relaxed start.   As usual, here’s a collection of pieces inspired by...
Rainy, Dreary

Rainy, Dreary

The weather over the weekend shifted suddenly from what was cool and breezy to rainy and dreary. Not the most welcome change considering that we’ve all been enduring regular 100 degree + temperatures with the one hope that Fall would be here soon and finally we would have some pleasant weather. But then, of course,...
Pastels for Fall

Pastels for Fall

Continuing with last week’s focus on fashion, today’s Color Study highlights the feminine palette of a favorite blouse from my closet. The colors, although mostly pastel, are slightly muted and a tad earthy. Combined with the antiqued bronze buttons and muddy moss green border, it’s a fantastic color combination for this upcoming Fall. Now, I...
Summer Roses

Summer Roses

Happy Labor Day to all my readers in the States! Isn’t this nice… an extra day all to ourselves. So far, I’ve spent time with family, consumed a few ice-cold beverages, caught up on some overdue work (not too much though), and today I plan on keeping it low-key with my puppy and my honey....
Color Study... Ep. 16

Color Study… Ep. 16

  I mentioned my recent performance with Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth at The Modern Museum last week. Today’s Color Study is a quick examination of a few of the simple yet sophisticated materials I observed throughout the museum lobby space. This particular color scheme isn’t very summery but it feels perfectly timed. Summer vacations are coming...
Color Study... Ep. 15

Color Study… Ep. 15

This weekend David and I had the incredible honor of participating in the opening of a new sanctuary building at our home parish, St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church. It was the culmination of many years of planning and saving and many months of even more working and sweating. To see the final reward of...
Style Story... Susan Baten

Style Story… Susan Baten

Susan Baten is a woman of more actions than words. For that reason, rather than sharing the usual audio interview, today the photos will speak for themselves. To fully appreciate Susan and her home, you have to understand her line of work. She flips and decorates houses… really nice houses!! Think the grandchildren of Mark...
Color Study... Ep. 12

Color Study… Ep. 12

This past weekend really started to feel like Summer. I know, I know… Summer doesn’t actually begin until June 21st, but let me tell you, it might as well be here already! Perhaps it was our more relaxed schedule finally catching up with us or maybe it was simply the color of the clothes I...
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...
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. ┬áIn the meantime, here is another behind-the-scenes...
Color Study... Ep. 8

Color Study… Ep. 8

Spring time is well on it’s way to peaking here in Texas! I missed the blooming trees that Tennessee so spectacularly produces but regardless, I’m enjoying the fresh breeze, mild temperatures, and relentlessly chirping birds – they seriously never stop. A few colors that have seemed especially prevalent are the ivory and white-washed hues as...
Color Study... Ep. 7

Color Study… Ep. 7

My week has been a beautiful mix of flowers, turtlenecks, and vintage jewelry… three of my favorite things!! The subsequent color scheme couldn’t have been more lovely either. Blush pink, mustard yellow, and emerald green feel incredibly fresh and unique together, not to mention the perfect color recipe for this in-between season we’re in. What...
Color Study... Ep. 5

Color Study… Ep. 5

A special delivery arrived at my front door last week (more on that later) and it came in the most beautiful jewel-toned hues. It just so happens that the colors include all of my favorites… all of them, really! So naturally, today’s Color Study post was inspired by that. My Design*Sponge hardcover book has been...
Color Study... Ep. 3

Color Study… Ep. 3

Autumn has fully arrived and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve started carrying my camera with me almost every where for the chance that I might come across a brilliantly colored tree to photograph. I love this time of the year for it’s color, so it seemed fitting to include a scattering of golden leaves in...
Color Study... Ep. 2

Color Study… Ep. 2

You wouldn’t believe the album of photos from my trip to Arizona! Everywhere I turned, I noticed something new and fascinating to capture. Color was an interesting subject to study in the desert. Most everything is dry and dusty which makes for a very muted color palette. But then you have the sky which can...
Color Study... Ep. 1

Color Study… Ep. 1

Cognac, Chartreuse, & Smokey Blue I have been noticing the growing appearance of the color Cognac these days… not brown, not tan, not orange – Cognac, a very distinct, warm shade combining a touch of all three I just listed. It is a beautiful neutral for the Fall season and I am especially inspired by...
Crew Colors

Crew Colors

I received my J. Crew November catalog in the mail this week and oh my golly… it is gorgeous! Now, I promise what you are about to read is not a product push or hidden marketing effort – this blog isn’t that big yet. No, I’m just totally smitten by the sophisticated yet unexpected color...
Mind of the Makeover... Modern Romantic

Mind of the Makeover… Modern Romantic

Well, here it is… my little dream of a website has finally come to fruition. I thought for so long that it would never happen but, never the less, kept the idea firmly placed in my mind. Long nights in Photoshop and many hours brainstorming and editing later, I am giddy as a school girl...
Rosy Embers

Rosy Embers

I’m beginning to believe my fruit selection is guided more heavily by the coloration of the produce than I originally thought. I mean, I’ve always know this was a factor in my decision making, but without a doubt, I selected these glowing red pears purely because of their gorgeous skins. A pile of yellow-green cousins...
Fading Colors

Fading Colors

I hesitated to post today’s images. I’m sure by now you’re tired of seeing my country bouquet of late summer flowers since their first appearance in THIS post. But I’ve completely enjoyed watching their evolution from fresh, peppy buds to rich, full blooms and now softly faded shadows of those initial blossoms. Surprisingly, I think...
A Simple Tablescape (yes, that's a word)

A Simple Tablescape (yes, that’s a word)

A couple weeks ago, I pulled together a few odds and ends to create a simple table scape on our living room coffee table. Up until that point, our table sat bare and lonely… nothing on it to keep it company. I had grown so accustomed to the empty surface that when I added a...
Gallery Opening!

Gallery Opening!

Several hours of work and much deliberation later, my paper templates are filed away and my gallery wall of personal photos and artwork is complete!! (or, at least until I decide to make the next batch of changes… things are always evolving around here!) Take a look at the beginning of this project HERE. My...
Color Blast

Color Blast

Maybe it’s the fireworks, maybe it’s my recent focus on neon hues, but this cherry red top is quickly becoming my closet fave. I’ve never been a big fan of the color red, but this shade has just the right amount of orange & yellow to make me crazy about it! Those who know me...
Punchy

Punchy

Our home’s color scheme seems to be my main subject of consideration these days (after all of the hundreds of other things I also have running through my brain, of course…ack, to do list, will you ever leave me!!!). I have finally decided to paint our walls… in the near future… sometime soon… down the...
"Raw Color"

“Raw Color”

I’ve been thinking a lot about color recently. (notice the swatches on my desk in THIS post) I finally committed myself to carefully planning the colors, concept, and design of our home rather than the usual spur of the moment, undeveloped decisions that I usually make. Of course, this is going to take some serious...