A little escape to where I can have fun with my love of design and whatever else may brighten my day...

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Perfect NYE

I'm pretty sure the most perfect New Year's Eve would consist of a barrage of sparkle and shine.

Friday, July 20, 2012

New rug, new home

I posted about this estate sale rug, not long after a visit to a truly amazing home sale on Belle Meade Boulevard.  The house was incredible, but slightly dated on the interior.  It's always fun to go through large homes like that and see what sort of things the homeowners collected over time.

I really didn't have room for the rug in my place, but I loved the Aztec pattern and the muted shades of pink and mint.  So after showing the rug to my friend, Jordan, she decided it would look great in her new place.  And after a little trip to the rug cleaner, I think she looks great!  Here's the good-as-new version in Jordan's living room...

Even Murphy loves the new rug!

Happy Friday!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Green Hills Estate Sale - Must See

It's Friday, almost 5pm and I thought I would take a quick look at the estate sale web site before bouncing out the door until WAIT... I spotted several amazing pieces for sale.  You have to check these gems out if you're looking to do a little furniture hunting this weekend...

5837 Merrimac Court
Nashville, TN 37215

French provincial desk - this reminds me of my childhood furniture that I loved so much.  Super sweet all spiffed up for a young girl's room.

And this Dorothy Draper style chest is almost hidden from the photo - someone obviously doesn't know what treasure they have on hand.  With some black lacquer you could replicate this, this or this look without replicating the cost!

Dorothy Draper dresser

I could see this bamboo canopy bed transformed into something pretty shaaamazing :)  Like this or this.

Bamboo canopy bed

I love planters, and these with the numbers are too cute to pass up.  

Happy Friday!

Friday, February 17, 2012


After more than a year, I've finally updated my desktop background to this lovely watercolor beach setting.  With spring right around the corner, I'm ready to bid adieu to this winter season (albeit mild), and let white jeans and sandals rule my wardrobe.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


We had a client lunch at Merchant's downtown yesterday, and it's rare that I see this wonderful old establishment in daylight.  I couldn't help but look at all the details highlighted by the sun through the large windows.

The building was constructed in 1870, and was home to a pharmacy on the lower level, a hardware manufacturing company on the second level, and a wholesale drug company on the top floor.  That top floor was famous for making "Blood Medicine," which consisted of alcohol and opium.  The restaurant operates on the first two levels, and keeps the nostalgic charm of the old pharmacy on the first floor.  I absolutely love it.  Check out the photos below.  These are original chevron floors my friends.  The color palette is black and white, and marble graces all the counter tops, floating above the worn black leather stools.  Even the servers play up the retro theme in suspenders, bow ties and crisp white button down shirts.

If you love history and architecture, you should make this a must-see on your next trip to Music City.

All b/w photos via Merchant's