I’m so excited everyone- really, really excited. You want to know why? I finally have set some time aside to curate my most favorite pins to our Ally Whalen Design Pinterest account. If you aren’t already spending countless hours on this incredible platform, let this be my word of caution- once you go Pinterest you […]

September 12, 2015

AWD’s Pins of the Week


Is the Summer almost over with already? I feel like it was yesterday I was shivering from the winter blues, longing for warm lake days, and here we are with this season coming to a close. This summer Ally Whalen Design really hit our stride with incredible projects that took us all over the country […]

August 30, 2015

Ally Whalen Design Lately


You don’t need an expensive remodel to make your master bathroom feel luxurious and spa-like. If you are like me I consider my bath time to be my sacred space, as in “Mommy needs a time out, unless the house is on fire, don’t knock.” I wanted to share with you a few ways I […]

August 21, 2015

4 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Feel Luxurious


Only in my dreams would I have thought I would be designing beautiful interiors near the sea. I have been so fortunate to have clients all over the United States, however it never gets better than working by the ocean. I can’t wait to show you all my Wrightsville Beach project, but in the mean […]

July 27, 2015

The Best Beach Decor and Nautical Design


  Is there anything more beautiful than driving into a development with lush pastures and tall silos that take you back to a slower time? Now take that image and imagine the landscape dotted with magnificent homes that are tucked into wooded tree filled lots. Homes that really deserve a fairytale story all on their […]

July 20, 2015

One of the Best Charlotte Custom Home Builders: New Old at Homearama2015


I always get asked what are some of the top interior design mistakes I see being made when I go to redesign a space. Although I believe rules are made to be broken, there are always certain parameters that should be kept in mind when curating pieces and putting them all together. If you find […]

July 13, 2015

4 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Decor


How can any Holiday compete with fireworks, grilling out, and spending a day on the lake celebrating our country’s freedom? Okay, Christmas is first for our family, but Fourth of July runs a close second. The Charlotte area is finally getting a break from an impressive heat wave that had it’s grips on our part […]

July 3, 2015

The Best Fourth of July Decor Ideas on Pinterest


I often find that the loft space in a home is one of the last areas to be decorated, if at all. It normally becomes a hodge podge of left over furniture, lamps, and artwork that never really found a home anywhere else. The tragedy is that now more and more, these loft spaces are […]

June 29, 2015

3 Fixes for Your Dull Family Loft


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