Dough Bowls

A few months ago I stumbled upon an abundance of antique dough bowls from Hungary and Germany on sale at a local flea market. I had been wanting a dough bowl for a long time but didn’t want to pay the price for the ones I was seeing at stores like Pottery Barn or other chain home design stores – especially because…

Rock Me, Mama

Do you know how many either ugly or uncomfortable-looking rocking chairs are out there? I do. I’ve been looking at them. Why are the only options either hard, spindly wood that looks like something grandpa made 100 years ago and rocked on the front porch in with a glass of sweet tea (which, I love but not for 2 in the morning when I’m breastfeeding) or…

Product of the Week: Flea Market Finds

Ok, so I’m kind of cheating this week and featuring multiple products because they all came from the same place – one of my favorite flea markets! I never tire of exploring all the treasures that await at the Metrolina Expo in Charlotte, NC the first weekend of every month during the Spring thru early Fall. I have my favorite vendors, of course, the…

Product of the Week: Handcrafted by Samantha

Starting today, I’m going to be featuring a new, favorite find or product each week on Tuesdays. In my business, I find something new almost every day while researching, talking to design contacts and clients, or shopping and exploring new shops and flea markets. And I love sharing what I find – but sometimes I forget! So, posting weekly will keep me researching…

Work In Progress

                                Much like life in general, most creative work, especially interior design work, always feels like a work in progress. Is anything every really done? Usually when it’s deemed done, I see things I want to change, improve, or I get an idea that’s altogether different. It…

The Prairie

I love prairie dresses. I love Shabby Chic couture. I love the country. And of course I always love a new experience and something that sounds like it could be an adventure. So when I heard that Rachel Ashwell, owner and creator of Shabby Chic Couture, had opened a bed and breakfast called The Prairie, out in the middle of nowhere in…

Last-minute Gift Guide

If you are reading this looking for ideas, you’re probably a little bit in trouble because you have waited until the last minute to buy those last few remaining (or all) gifts on your shopping list. Uh-oh, friends. It happens – to the best of us. We all have good intentions, great ideas, “so much time” and then all of a sudden,…

Before & After – Bold, Inviting Dining Room

Ah, the dining room – the room that many people have but never seem to use. Why do dining rooms always seem so formal, unused and unnecessary in many homes? Dining rooms often feel like the afterthought of a house, and many new homes don’t even have one. As someone who entertains often – for baby showers, bridal showers, dinner parties, holiday…

Seaworthy & Antlers

I thrive on change – in life and in design. You may remember that I mentioned recently I decided to repaint my husband’s study and give it a little bit of a facelift, even though we only updated it three years ago when we moved in. I had an image in my mind of what I wanted it to be and it just wouldn’t go away….

Before & After: Uptown Bachelorette Pad

A few months ago, my little sister, Sarah, moved to Charlotte. She lived with me and my husband in our home in the Southpark area for awhile until she could find a place to call her own. The three of us were always coming and going, along with our dogs, Sydney and Gigi, and with all the shenanigans and unconventionality of it all, we joked…

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