A Charming Chateau

An outdoorsy master-of-all-trades and a sunny, inspiring southern girl married. He loves camouflage and fresh air. She brightens a room with her vibrance. Five children and more than 15 years later, the pair settled into a well-suited home to nurture their loving brood. With space but not time to spare, this lively family wanted some Read More…

The Only Thing Better Than a Summer Lake House…

The only thing better than a summer lake house…is a year-round lake house! Most of us LOVE a getaway to a peaceful setting. But what if you never wanted to get-away because home was your favorite vacation spot? Come on over to the home that feels like vacation: Heritage Harbor! With grown children and one Read More…

Destination Home

Sometimes design is a full makeover, a transformation from floor to ceiling. But sometimes the design process is one of simply pulling together the good details in a space while adding a few small touches. Through those slight adjustments and additions, with the idea of personalizing and unifying the look, a beautiful house can become Read More…

Nantucket Cottage

Don’t you love historic homes? So often when you enter the front door you get a settled in kind of feeling.  Enduring the test of time, there’s nothing like the established tone that rests upon visitors. Something about the classic design and traditional vibe gives it a transcendent quality.  Odd how the passage of time Read More…

Spring Dining

    Are you ready for spring? Holidays have passed and picnic baskets are ready. Days lengthen and birds beckon warm weather to arrive. Cheery colors and whimsical accents: this is where decor can change mundane to merry! Classic looks meet an upbeat palette welcoming visitors to share encouraging conversation. Since we can’t will the Read More…

Calm Mountain Retreat

Mountain home. Those words wash over me with sentiment and a shoulder relaxing response. There are thoughts of getting away for rest and refuge. Long naps and no phone calls. A warm fire and a great book. Welcome to the Calm Mountain Retreat. Nestled in the hillside on a quiet country road, noises cease and Read More…

French Coastal Cottage

Once upon a time, a southern belle with a love for New Orleans and a coastal Carolina gentleman married. Settling down in the upstate, the two wanted to combine a home design that is reminiscent of their two heritages and welcoming to guests. The design concept: French Coastal Cottage. The existing open floor plan of Read More…

Home Sweet Country Home

This post is about a country life… a calmer pace and space to run free…a place to put down family roots and breathe fresh air. One of my recent projects was for a sweet family that moved from a suburban neighborhood to a traditional home with acreage. The couple wanted to incorporate rustic farmhouse charm Read More…

Serene Sojourners Cottage

How do you design two adjoining living rooms and reflect the two opposite personalities of a world traveler and a cottage-loving homebody? You make a peaceful travelers destination. The plan was to incorporate two ideas: home & travel into one flowing living space. I affectionately call this most recent project the “Serene Sojourners Cottage.” In Read More…

Happiest Historic Home

Have you ever met a family that belongs on a Hallmark card or could be a dollhouse family that came to life? I know that family. Over the holidays, I had the honor of helping this sweet family settle into an adorable historic home. And fittingly, it looks like a dollhouse. Moving from the house Read More…

The Homestead: Transforming Mid Century to Farmhouse Formal

The challenge: A beautiful mid century home with homeowners that prefer traditional and warm design. The clients had become frustrated trying to reconcile their taste for classic charm with a home that is clearly modern architecture of it’s day. The client had several loved furnishings in their living space, but the room overall felt a little Read More…

My Heart at Holmes

For years, Holmes Catering has been known for their upscale venues and tasteful event presentation.  And as business has evolved, Holmes has expanded into the realm of wedding rentals.  This business based in Inman, SC, desired to give clients a hands-on experience of their wide array of wedding staging product. Because of my background in showroom Read More…