what you should be buying at: furbish studio

another new series (!)- what you should be buying at _____. i’ll be spotlighting stores that i love and the amazing stuff they have.

first up- furbish studio. jamie meares, of the oh-so popular blog, i suwanee, is such an inspiration and has an amazing eye. such a great mix of home accessories, gifts, even bags and jewelry. i have yet to visit the raleigh brick and mortar but this is a site i check weekly to see what new goodies they have and trust me, they have so much good stuff.

check out some of my favorites.


this cult classic is back in stock and is so versatile- living room/ playroom storage, a bright pop of color in the bathroom or even a planter.


i’m such a sucker for an otomi textile. another versatile purchase- table runner, a cool wall hanging (how cute would it look in a little girl’s room??), even at the end of the bed.


love this simple pillow.



such a pretty southern staple.



about to scoop this up for the front porch (ps-i finally painted the headboard ceiling haint blue and let me tell ya, it looks GOOD 🙂 also, i wanted to be as historically correct as i could so i referred to the “historic colors of charleston” color chart by sherwin williams and picked piazza blue.)


i’m such a fan of local artists and this one just so happens to be from my ol’ stompin’ grounds. love this one from dorothy shain.

SO good, right?


bathroom: before & after + accessories



our mini bathroom update (paint and tile) was finished right before thanksgiving and i never shared- sorry about that! although they were just small changes, it really did a lot for the space. ultimately, we’d like to gut/ rearrange it but for now, its good to go! now i’m just looking for small accessories (ie new knobs, some hooks, hand towels) to finish off the look.


before (scary!)
after (tiny places are so hard to take pictures of!)



decor + home goods gift guide

so I’m going to join the masses and try out this whole gift guide thing. i’m so unique!  but hey, my stepdad (hi swan!), told me that he just bought a christmas present for me, based on my blog. so, i mean, if that’s all the good that comes out of these types of posts, that just kinda means i get to not-so secretly tell everyone what to get me 😉

some of my favorite shops just happen to be located in charleston- thank god they have the option of online shopping although i sure do miss popping in! also, i tried to round up some stores in charlottesville but as i haven’t lived there in over ten years, i’m a little out of the loop- would love recommendations!

open door + mac & murphy

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mini pineapple bowl// copper mug (i’m a huge fan of moscow mules and swear these mugs make them even better!)// gold leaf glasses// terrafirma tart tray (these are hard to find on sale, so take advantage today!)// silver slate coasters

the southerner’s cookbook// bathing beauty stationary// gold foil + letterpress charleston print (one of my favorite prints-seen here)// white + gold stapler// grocery goals

celadon + candlefish

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charleston quilt// charleston rock glasses// morrocan basket// paddle cactus print// vintage oushak pillow

‘under the tree’ candle// ‘hippie hollow’ candle// charleston rice bead earrings in rose gold// small batch tonic// ‘lady’ candle// ‘fig’ candle



camille styles entertaining// the kinfolk table// the new york times 36 hours// habitat// mounted elephant-cyber monday 25% off- use code best monday// peach and gold dot dish// bedding– use code cybermonday2015) sconce// radio// natural hide rug// circular hanging rattan swing// sea cloud towel// moresque chair// sunshine art– check out the website for cyber monday sales codes!// design darling cocktail napkins– love these! cyber monday 20% off- use code thankful

design book review

the new bohemians: cool and collected homes- justina blakeney

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while this isn’t a design book i’d normally pick up, i’m always open to getting out of my comfort zone. and i’m glad i did- i really enjoyed this book.

justina blakeney did such a beautiful job putting this book together- the pictures are gorgeous and the spaces are so cool. i love the color, the collected aspect, textile mixing and the organic touches.

i feel that sometimes these sort of books can be a little word heavy (let’s be real- pictures > words, in this case) but she includes short and sweet little blurbs about each space. sprinkled throughout are a series of “adopt an idea”s- which helps translate each style into your own home- and “diy”s that are totally doable and inexpensive.

a little interview
a little bio
buy here, here or here

weekend edition

'pancakes for breakfast' kate waddell. love this so much.
‘pancakes for breakfast’ kate waddell. love this so much.

do y’all ever feel overwhelmed with how much goodness and inspiration there is on the internet? i definitely do. i use bloglovin, pinterest and tons of lists to remind myself of articles to read, places to go, things to do, diys, inspiration, etc. here are a few older links i just discovered on my bloglovin.

six tips on growing your dream job

such a fan of her company!

major inspiration for me

so important

love love love this idea and everything on the website (so many great artists and i literally want one of each)

happy friday! it’s supposed to be below freezing here this weekend. not really sure i’m ready for that. especially since we haven’t gotten our fireplace in complete working order. i’m supposed to be going to high point market this weekend but not sure how to make it work since we’re headed to charleston on monday (!!!) hope everyone has a great weekend!

serena & lily

just a quick hello and a few of my favorite picks from serena & lily’s private sale. there are some amazing things (think rugs, wallpaper, baby items, lighting, etc, etc!) for up to 60% off!! also, take an additional 20% off with code ‘bonus20’. there’s a couple days left, so hurry!

Pinstriped Fouta Beach Towel
French Tassel Shower Curtain
French Tassel Shower Curtain
Riviera Stools
Riviera Stools
Bobbin Ottoman
Bobbin Ottoman
how pretty would this be in an entry?
Brasserie Bench
Seychelles Chandelier
Seychelles Chandelier
"Water and Weather V" by Karen Smidth
“Water and Weather V” by Karen Smidth

new house update

y’all- i am SO sorry for the silence over here. moving 500 miles away with a one year old has been…a lot. BUT, i’m working hard to get back into the groove with everything and things are falling into place. there’s a lot more to do and a couple fun things being delivered this week but i’m really liking the vibe of this house so far

here’s a few sneak peeks of whats been happening here.

new kitchen pendants
new kitchen pendants
mantle part one
mantle part two
mantle part two
new sofa + a favorite throw from elizabeth stuart design
vintage marble lamp
new fixture outside of the addition door (sidenote- that plant, nadina, used to be planted by doors to bring good luck- love that!)
new fixture outside of the addition door (sidenote- that plant, nandina, used to be planted by doors to bring good luck- love that!)
kitchen sink view- two things- those double hung windows- major heart eyes. and that bird photobomb.
kitchen sink view- two things- those double hung windows- major heart eyes. and that bird photobomb.
(unstyled!) new kitchen shelving
(unstyled!) new kitchen shelving
dining room sideboard
dining room sideboard
entry (sidenote- yes, our 90 year old house has radiators, so to make them a little more useful, i placed marble slabs on top- insta table!)
entry (sidenote- yes, our 90 year old house has radiators, so to make them a little more useful, i placed marble slabs on top- insta table!)
pretty new lamps in living room + more marble slabs
pretty new lamps in living room + more marble slabs
messy back deck + plants
messy back deck + plants
some newly framed vintage art
some newly framed vintage art
new planter from ikea + new plant (let's see if i can keep it alive...)
new planter from ikea + new plant (let’s see if i can keep it alive…)

gallery wall recipe


– a good mix of art- the more the better! you can always eliminate when you layout your design. my gallery wall includes thrift finds, original artwork (including a mixed media, abstract ice cream cone by my favorite 5 year old), abstracts and photography. i really like illustrated quotes, organic paintings or photos (rocks, leaves, etc), neutrals with pops of vibrant colors and old maps/topography.
[side note- i’m really sentimental (maybe too much?) so i added some kitschy art from my granny and a random sticky note that simply says “jordan’s gold heart” that she had written and placed in a plastic bag with my heart necklace that had broken. i took it to staples and had them blow it up. it’s something so personal and gets a lot of attention.]

-frames (i really like these. keep it simple with uniform frames or you can mix it up with vintage and new)

-hanging tools (see below)


-find your art. places to look include goodwill, antique stores, flea markets, estate/ yard sales, online (etsy, 20×200, serena & lily, design darling, etc), anywhere! if you like it, scoop it up!

-find frames you like or better yet, if they’re framed already, great!

-find a big wall- location suggestions- half bath, entry, living room, kids/playroom.

-lay out your design on the floor. make it very uniform or organized. also, here are some layouts.

-actual hanging directions!

also- a few quick reads on gallery walls! (apartment therapy & architectural digest)

need some real life inspiration? here’s mine!