I hate being trendy. Too much of a good thing can be…well, not a good thing. However, every now and again a trend comes along that I just adore. I love an understated room with pops of interest- something that really draws the eye and creates a conversation. What better way to start some chatter […]

June 21, 2015

Rustic Inspiration: Barn Doors


When ever I’m perusing around the blogosphere I often times find myself drawn to beauty posts. I love seeing what others use as their “must-have” makeup and beauty products. Nothing is better than discovering a new item that you wonder how you ever lived without. I have a few that I would love to share […]

June 14, 2015

Ally’s Loves: Beauty Edition


So if you follow AWD on Facebook (what? You mean you don’t follow us on Facebook? What are you waiting for? I would love to see your faces over there!) You would know that I have a pretty adventurous design scape on the horizon. Lately, I have been getting the itch to go outside my […]

June 8, 2015

Alternative Spaces


This season at AWD has brought me from the beautiful vistas of the North Carolina mountains, to the sandy white beaches of the coast. Never a dull moment- I quickly wrapped up one of our largest projects thus far (Blowing Rock- a complete post coming on that soon!) and headed out to meet a new […]

May 31, 2015

Summer Days and Sandy Toes… Bringing You Coastal Inspiration


It’s Spring and we are ready for lighter hues of pretty pastels. A beautiful shade of blush is the perfect accompaniment to this gorgeous weather. Here we rounded up our favorites for you… Source We love Tieks– love them! A comfortable flat made from Italian leather that is designed to fold up in your purse. […]

April 5, 2015

Color of the Moment: Blush Pink


Whenever my closet starts to look a little bleak I always find myself browsing Pinterest, and thus checking out beautifully styled fashion photography with perfect ensembles. Of course, don’t forget the model should be carrying around at least a 500 calorie Starbucks drink for good measure. Oh you know, just so you can relate to […]

March 25, 2015

A Few Looks We Love


Did you ever think winter would let us out of her grips? Yep, we didn’t either. The long torturous cold is finally giving way to beautiful weather here in North Carolina. Spring time just gets us in the mood for pretty bulbs, long walks after dinner, and the occasional spritzer on the patio. It got […]

March 21, 2015

3 Must Do Spring Ideas from Ally Whalen Design


I’m always on the go and never does one day look like the next. However, I always like to find my way back to the calm of my home office where I can gather my thoughts, sip a cup of coffee, and organize my day. I actually got to thinking what makes a home office […]

March 16, 2015

3 Must Haves For Your Home Office


Side Table Love by allywhalendesign  Safavieh Ship Safavieh glass top side

March 9, 2015

Side Table Love


You know when you find that piece of jewelry that just feels right? Looks great with so many outfits you end up never taking it off? Well we think we have found a brand that suits our taste and style so much we just had to share with you all. After stumbling upon Lenny & […]

March 8, 2015

Ally’s Loves: Lenny & Eva