I love sharing a good before and after and this project is a great example of how a dated home can be brought back to life for all to enjoy!  What started out as a smaller remodel project quickly turned into a full blown remodel for two floors of the home.  Now I’m not going […]

May 26, 2018

Light and Livable for this Lake Home Part I


Never leave a man behind…all too often the man is left out of the design decisions and just rolls with the punches, but not in this case.  It was time the man of the house had “his” space!  This empty basement room was once sparse with just a workout bench.  I wanted it to feel […]

May 2, 2018

An Industrial Man Cave Office


Welcome to our new website and The Journal!  My dear friend Colby did an amazing job creating this site and I am so excited to start blogging again- something I have been terrible at the last few years.   If you follow me on IG or FB you can see that my life has taken some […]

April 27, 2018

A Delightful Dining Room


Happy 4th of July!  This post is short and sweet due to it being a holiday:)  Here is a link to the Southpark Magazine article that featured our Ballantyne project we completed earlier this year. as well as the Lake Norman Currents feature which came out this week! I hope everyone enjoys the last […]

July 4, 2017

AWD Magazine Feature Links- Southpark Magazine and LKN Currents


Yes I know it has been a long long time since I wrote a blog.  So what better way to spend Super Bowl Sunday than working:)  No, I do not like football however I do have The Blindside on in the background!!! I’ve been wanting to share with you the before pictures from my Ballantyne […]

February 6, 2017

Ballantyne Project Part 1


Happy Sunday Everyone!  I have been trying to get around to this blog for quite some time, so with a quiet house this Sunday afternoon, here it goes! I completed this kitchen last year and it was shot for This Old House Magazine last November and hit newsstands a few months ago.  My client was […]

September 18, 2016

Flipping This Kitchen


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


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


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


  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