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Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!   Sort of a cloudy Sunday so it’s giving me a chance to catch up on some work- some fun, some not so fun:(   However, I am very excited to share with  you the most recent install we completed of a gorgeous home on Lake Norman.   A current […]

May 29, 2016

For the Love of Navy

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Happy Friday everyone!  I know I have been terrible about keeping up with blogging so here it goes, back on the saddle:) I’m amazed I never did a blog on my awesome treehouse that was completed in December – that shows you how insane busy I’ve been.  Well, for those of you that don’t keep […]

May 6, 2016

Ally Whalen Design’s Treehouse Studio

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I hope you all are getting in the Holiday spirit and spending time with loved ones. As Christmas is right around the corner, I thought it fitting to share with you all my favorite Holiday Pinterest finds this week. Have any of you had any great Pinterest triumphs or fails lately? Check out my latest […]

December 23, 2015

Pinterest: Christmas Edition

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  It’s all the rage and I can’t deny my love of shiplap. No longer reserved for an older home, shiplap is making a comeback in a major way. Thanks to shows like HGTV’s Fixer Upper, I have more clients asking for this look and I’m more than happy to oblige. In fact, when I […]

December 17, 2015

Budget Friendly Shiplap

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Continuing my love of all things gold… Lamps. Did I ever tell you my love of lamps? I always have a strong reverence for any piece that can be a statement all on its own. I’ve also always felt strongly that lighting can’t be underestimated- You can have the most incredible room, but add in […]

December 7, 2015

AWD: Give Us All the Gold Lamps

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  What am I loving right now? GOLD. Seriously, give me gold everything. You can’t miss this trend as its virtually everywhere from accessories to fabrics, gold is hot. I decided we should do a little series on all things GOLD. I’m especially loving the look of gold coffee tables. Gold accents can add that […]

November 2, 2015

AWD: Give Us All the Gold

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  Favorite Nude Booties by allywhalendesign featuring an open toe bootie Via Spiga bootie boots $265 – nordstrom.com Gianvito Rossi open toe bootie $900 – neimanmarcus.com Trotters kitten heel ankle boots nordstrom.com Acne Studios ankle booties $260 – rebelle.com H by Hudson ankle booties farfetch.com Charles by Charles David bootie boots shoebuy.com

October 18, 2015

AWD’s Favorite Nude Booties

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    Shhhhhh…. can you keep a secret? Want to know a few of my favorite furniture stores in Charlotte, NC ? Some of the most interesting furniture stores in Charlotte are easier to find than you may think. These stores range from whimsical to modern, and just about everything in-between. Is there anything better […]

October 12, 2015

The Best Furniture Stores in Charlotte, NC

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  I don’t know about you, but I am ready for all things Fall. Bring on the pumpkin patches, the crisp air, changing leaves, and yes, I will be that lady in Starbucks waiting for my PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte- nonfat milk hold the whip). I can’t help but think that this change of season […]

September 27, 2015

The Best Fall Style from AWD

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  I can’t stress how important good lighting is in a home. No matter how many beautiful pieces you put in a space, if you have poor lighting or improper proportions of your fixtures, you run the risk of throwing off your whole design scheme. I love to mix affordable options with high-end pieces, but […]

September 20, 2015

AWD’s Favorite Currey & Company Beautiful Chandeliers