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


  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


    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


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


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


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 […]

June 8, 2015

Alternative Spaces


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 […]

May 31, 2015

Summer Days and Sandy Toes… Bringing You Coastal Inspiration


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 […]

March 16, 2015

3 Must Haves For Your Home Office


I think we can all agree that with the cold winter weather keeping much of the country in its frozen clutches, everyone is crossing their fingers for an early Spring. I for one can’t wait for all the leaves to return to the trees, the buds to start blooming, and most of all- the sun. […]

February 1, 2015

Easy Affordable Ways to Warm Up Your Front Porch