A Blog long overdue:) There are so many things I’m crushing on right now in the design world, I thought I would share some of them with you! Let’s talk temporary wallpaper- yes it’s peel and stick wallpaper for the gun-shy person that has a fear of the permanent. They come in so many fun […]

June 1, 2019

Things I’m Loving Now!


  I can’t stress how important good lighting is in a home. No matter how many beautiful pieces you put in a space, if you have poor lighting or improper proportions of your fixtures, you run the risk of throwing off your whole design scheme. I love to mix affordable options with high-end pieces, but […]

September 20, 2015

AWD’s Favorite Currey & Company Beautiful Chandeliers


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


  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 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


Side Table Love by allywhalendesign  Safavieh Ship Safavieh glass top side

March 9, 2015

Side Table Love


Life has been busy around these parts. AWD is now booking out as far as late Spring/early Summer for new clients, which brings us a tremendous amount of gratitude along with a healthy dose of that familiar “let’s find the nearest Starbucks” feeling. We currently have projects spanning from a gorgeous mountain home remodel in […]

March 2, 2015

Scenes Around the Shop : Simplicity Interiors & Other Happenings


Target Lamp Styles by allywhalendesign Have you noticed lately that Target is just raising the bar on their home goods? Truthfully, I was really impressed with their new lamp collections they have just debuted. In fact, I was even more surprised when I went online to and realized you can purchase some really unique, […]

February 8, 2015

Target Lamp Stylin’


There is just something about the kitchen that calls people to gather around, to enjoy the aromas of cooking, to chat about the days events or to simply just be in one place…together. One common trait among many kitchens is there is never enough seating or if there is it just lacks the comfort that […]

January 19, 2015

Cozy Kitchen Banquettes


Houzz So much to love about this picture from the beautiful door, the gorgeous tall windows, and the striking roofline. Photo: Amanda Sharp photography via  I love how Erinn of Strawberry Swing and Things blog gave her daughter Kenley’s closet a total facelift. The best part about this makeover? The IKEA Expedit shelf anchored […]

January 3, 2015

My Friday Favorites