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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...
Closet Spruce-up & Copious Giveaway

Closet Spruce-up & Copious Giveaway

Congratulations Devin!!! You are the winner of this Copious giveaway! I’ll be emailing you shortly with details. This giveaway is now closed.   If the saying goes that we all have skeletons in our closet, then mine are the ugliest kind because what’s inside isn’t pretty! Picture this (or, better yet, look at the photo...
Feathering Your First Nest

Feathering Your First Nest

Last week I mentioned a new column I’ll be writing for the D Home blog. Today, I got down to business with a post featuring this cozy spot that I recently set-up in my home office. As will be the case with every post, I also included a collection of ideas and resources for feathering...
Match Made

Match Made

Two paintings… one of a professional, another by a child… both artists. When I visited California last month to attend my grandfather’s funeral, I came home with something very special – a beautiful Autumn scene oil painting by my father from years ago (not exactly sure when but almost positively from before my time). I’ve...
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...
Better Than Before

Better Than Before

Hello friends! I’m back after a busy few days with renewed vigor for blogging. Over the weekend, I took some much needed time to reorganize a few disheveled spots in my house, one of which was my jewelry perch atop my chest-of-drawers. Inspired by THESE suggestions, I set to work with a few unexpected storage props…...
What Home Means

What Home Means

What home means to us… this is a subject that’s been jostling around in my mind for the past few weeks. I’m incredibly blessed to have a wide variety of friends and family from all paths and stages of life and each with a unique perspective on home life. Being within and around these homes...
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...
New Pillows - Quick Tip

New Pillows – Quick Tip

I tout the virtues of second-hand shopping more than enough on this blog but I’m afraid you’ll have to endure my praises still. Last week, while scouting for an exciting patio project (keep your eyes open for that one in May), I came across these mustard, camel, and navy velvet pillows. At $1 a pop,...
Folding Screen... TAKE TWO

Folding Screen… TAKE TWO

Today’s TAKE TWO post isn’t make believe. It actually happened… to me!! I walked into Berry Good Buys last week and beheld this dusty, aged, tattered old gem. I knew immediately where I wanted to place it in my home and made no hesitation in snatching it up. Our dining table is in a dark...
Valentine's Left Overs

Valentine’s Left Overs

I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s Day! David and I stayed in and cooked delicious dinner together. Well, he cooked… I cleaned.  (he’s much better at that than I am). Of course, along with any Valentine’s dinner comes flowers, but instead of requesting a perfectly composed bouquet from the grocer,...
Color Study... Ep. 6

Color Study… Ep. 6

In preparing for these Color Study posts, one may find me wandering around the house snapping photos of random colorful items. David commented on the strangeness of this yesterday. The fun thing about this process, though, is that I often discover interesting pairings that I wouldn’t have considered before. For instance, this raspberry tufted chair...
Two by Two

Two by Two

Several months ago I purchased these darling vintage prints at my local thrift store but only recently hung them on the wall. (My life is crazy right now… in a good way). I love the fact that one on it’s own is OK but two together is so much better!! They have a little dialogue...
An Inspired Entry on Tapestry Studio

An Inspired Entry on Tapestry Studio

I am very pleased to share a special guest appearance of Hilary Inspired on White Tapestry. Julie’s beautifully edited journal of inspiring homes, vintage notions, and swoon-worthy products has recently initiated a new post series titled Tapestry Studio. In this column, Julie will be sharing the homes, studios, and work spaces of inspiring folks that...
Pieces of the Process

Pieces of the Process

As two youngsters close to the academic environment, David and I are still very familiar with the idea of process being equally important as product. In school, this is a luxury that is not often afforded in the professional world. While our grades certainly rested upon the shoulders of the work we produced, it was...
A Pretty Perch

A Pretty Perch

I have thoroughly enjoyed the finished product of my gallery wall venture (originally featured HERE). Besides it reminding me of a home project I did actually complete (yes, I have trouble with unfinished projects), I also love that it creates such a strong visual statement near the entrance of our home. It greets our visitors with,...
Friday's are like sunny afternoons...

Friday’s are like sunny afternoons…

…they’re a good time to look back and reflect, a pleasant surprise at the end of a long day or week, and a welcome reminder that you’ve almost reached the end. One of my favorite things to do at home is to take a minute in the mid-afternoon to sit in our kitchen and enjoy...
Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk

A fellow North Texan and Dallas interior designer, Beth Dotolo has made a big splash in both the interior design industry and blogging community. Her work can be found all over the internet! While tweeting last week (I sound like such nerd, but that’s my life now!) via my home office, I came across an article...
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...