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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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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 […]

Design

May 31, 2015

Summer Days and Sandy Toes… Bringing You Coastal Inspiration

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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. […]

artwork

April 5, 2015

Color of the Moment: Blush Pink

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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 […]

Lifestyle

March 25, 2015

A Few Looks We Love

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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 […]

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March 21, 2015

3 Must Do Spring Ideas from Ally Whalen Design

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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 […]

Design

March 16, 2015

3 Must Haves For Your Home Office

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