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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 […]

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August 30, 2015

Ally Whalen Design Lately

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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 […]

affordable design ideas, home decor

August 21, 2015

4 Tips for Making Your Bathroom Feel Luxurious

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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 […]

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July 27, 2015

The Best Beach Decor and Nautical Design

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  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 […]

home decor, interior design

July 20, 2015

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

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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 […]

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July 13, 2015

4 Mistakes You Are Making With Your Decor

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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 […]

Design, Miscellaneous

July 3, 2015

The Best Fourth of July Decor Ideas on Pinterest

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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 […]

affordable design ideas, home decor

June 29, 2015

3 Fixes for Your Dull Family Loft

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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 […]

affordable design ideas, interior design

June 21, 2015

Rustic Inspiration: Barn Doors

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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 […]

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June 14, 2015

Ally’s Loves: Beauty Edition

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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 […]

Design

June 8, 2015

Alternative Spaces

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