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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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
Clear the Decks for Style Visa!

Clear the Decks for Style Visa!

They say a group is only as good as their leader. Extend that logic to your home and suddenly you have an entirely new perspective on the influence of your furniture in your life! Without much fancy analysis, the state of my home office was one thing… pathetic. Piles of paper, notebooks, and unsorted mail...
Style Story... of Joslyn Taylor - Part 1

Style Story… of Joslyn Taylor – Part 1

You’ll have to forgive my simpleton mutterings for today’s Style Story. I’m feeling a little less than competent when faced with the task of editing my words and photos from Joslyn Taylor‘s home. Truly, there’s so much to love!! My new friend (it makes me immensely happy to call her that), Joslyn, has curated her...
Life Balance

Life Balance

“Life Balance”… what do you think about this post title?! Are you peeked with curiosity? Dreading the tiresome topic? Eager to hear my possibly profound insight? Well, I hate to disappoint but my insight is neither profound nor complicated… just perhaps different from what you might expect. Here’s how I happened upon it…   I’ve...
Earth Tones

Earth Tones

  Today’s post is such a tease! You see, yesterday I visited Joslyn Taylor’s earthy, California-chic home in Dallas. It wasn’t the first time but I was swept away by it’s informal glamour none the less. You may know Joslyn from her blog, Simple Lovely… well, check back before long because I’ll be sharing more about...
Being a Creative Freelancer

Being a Creative Freelancer

During my visit with Stephanie a few weeks ago for her Style Story feature, we also sat down to discuss a topic that’s especially relevant to me and my current work situation but one that I’m sure anyone in a creative field could relate to… being a creative freelancer (particularly outside of the major cities...
Style Story... of Stephanie Casey

Style Story… of Stephanie Casey

Stephanie Casey has a smile that would brighten any room but it’s not necessarily because of  her flawless complexion, salsa red lips, or pearly white teeth as you would think. No, it’s deeper than that. Thegenuine joy of spirit that she obviously applies to all areas of her life flows easily from the inside out....
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...
Green Glasses... TAKE TWO

Green Glasses… TAKE TWO

  It’s been a while since I published a “TAKE TWO” post. I’m not even really sure why… I certainly haven’t stopped thrifting!! Regardless, here I am with a brand new episode. And a couple cool sidenotes about the pieces I found. I picked up these green footed glasses at (you guessed it) Berry Good...
Fashion Moment... the Sunglasses

Fashion Moment… the Sunglasses

Regardless of your interest in fashion, you probably own a pair of these… sunglasses. Besides shielding your eyes from the harsh sun rays (important), they’ve also been known to assist in the avoidance of awkward eye contact (less important yet none the less valuable, mind you). But the “youngest child” of accessories is also one...
Weekend Cheers... Fashion Moment

Weekend Cheers… Fashion Moment

Here’s the thing about fashion in September. It’s all the rage! The shows in New York, London, Paris, and Milan create a ripple effect of frenzy in just about every fashion-loving young ladies mind. And as I mentioned yesterday, you don’t actually have to be in those big cities to experience the thrill. I got...
Fashion Moment... the Jean Jacket

Fashion Moment… the Jean Jacket

Early September brings with it an undeniable excitement. It’s innate and inevitable. Although rooted in a back-to-school mentality, there’s plenty more to get excited about around this time of year. Cooler weather, wardrobe changes, football (did i say that?!!) And, of course, fashion week!! The New York shows begin today. For anyone mildly interested, the...
In Quiet Moments

In Quiet Moments

My mind is rarely quiet. It’s constantly buzzing with the activity of upcoming tasks, growing to-do lists, beeping texts, junk emails, flooded calendars, nagging invoices, big projects, and so on and so forth until what seems like the end of time. As it turns out, my work is a huge distraction in my life! (ha!!)...
House Details

House Details

Sam’s beautifully styled interior from yesterday’s post inspired me to consider a few of the details in my own home. As it turns out,  a nicely cropped angle and a flood of natural light goes a long way in making the most ordinary things seem extraordinary on camera! (a little photo trick I’ve learned to...
Between Extremes

Between Extremes

Texas in August can be, more than perhaps any other time of the year, summed up by the idea of extremes. Scorching heat and blaring sun contrasted against frigidly over-accommodating air-conditioning. And let’s not forget the long stretches of brittlely dry days followed by torrential rains and flooding. Light and dark, hot and cold, parched...
Urban Oasis

Urban Oasis

After yesterday’s “hefty” subject matter about the importance of art, today I find myself in the mood to simplify. Easy enough! Recently, I visited the Fort Worth Water Gardens and found them to be the perfect place to escape for a quiet moment of reflection or mindless relaxation. I’ll let the photographs do most of...
WORN but not abandoned

WORN but not abandoned

Are you ready for something special, friends? Today’s post is a little wordier than usual but it’s so important! I hope you’ll take the time to read. The safety, comfort, and luxury of our lives is something most of us admittedly take for granted. It doesn’t require much digging to learn about places in the...
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...
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...
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....
Color Study... Ep. 9 - Remembering Albert Hadley

Color Study… Ep. 9 – Remembering Albert Hadley

This past Friday, the design community lost one of their great masters and my “great-aunt” Betty, known by my family as Ms. Hadley, lost her dearest brother. For those who aren’t familiar with him, Albert Hadley was a Tennessee native, talented design partner of Sister Parish, preeminent American decorator and icon in his own right,...
Stepping Pretty with ShoeMint

Stepping Pretty with ShoeMint

To say I’m simply excited to share today’s post is an understatement. For the past two years, I’ve blogged through this online space purely for the joy of sharing. That hasn’t changed in the least!! However, today I’m thrilled to announce a new development along my blogging path that will hopefully allow me the opportunity...