Ivey Inspiration

I have to admit I don’t see a lot in the shelter magazine that I just love these days.  Boy I sound like an old fogey but hey I will be forty  *cough cough* in like six weeks so hey maybe it is an age issue.

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Everything just seems a little too bright and ikea and just lacks soul to me (and that is from someone who loves Ikea and color)…..BUT i must say this February Issue of Better Homes & Gardens has something I love (can we believe the February issue is out…i was just wrapping gifts) Anyway, WHERE have I been, I love Kathryn Ivey (and my friends and faves Milk & Honey Home are also in this issue..whoop to my Atlanta girls,  y’all rock, they have gotten so much press lately and they deserve it!)  So get this issue, it is actually worth buying.

These are all from pinterest or her website and show Ivey’s fresh but still collected and great look.

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The fact its a DC row house (talk about soul and charm) as a backdrop doesn’t hurt. I love the exposed brick and no mantle. And the hex tile in the entry..OMG i love that with the number!

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The hats remind me of what Becki and I did at Old Glory..and you know i love the rug! And the botanical chart with red in her kitchen..oh yes..you can see more of her kitchen on the Everygirl blog tour.

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In the article it says that Ivey and her family moved out of the row house right after this trip..so sad..except they moved to PARIS!  Such a good layout..of course the styling was by Jessica Thomas and images by THE Helen Norman so it had to be good..Good job BHG y’all check it out in print..it’s even better!

Happy New Year!

Wow I can’t believe it’s New Year’s Eve!  Like many of you, this year has been a roller coaster for me..lots of ups and downs (puppies, moving and more)..as is life right?! Right now I want to focus on the best as I look to 2015.  I know God sees the hard times and pain and I going to let him carry that right now and be thankful for the awesome things 2014 held and believe there will be much more in 2015. I know HE will be with me in all of it..the good and the bad.  And that is my prayer for you. That you have peace as you review the good and not so good of 2014 and look forward to your new year! You are NOT alone. GOD SEES US and loves us even when it does not feel like it! Even when you feel so alone. So chin up buttercup  and now on to fun!

Some of my best business memories (mostly biz but def some family milestones this year and my fave people at the end)….

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Thank you to all of the wonderful clients and families who have allowed me to work on your homes this year.  There is no greater honor for me as a creative…special thank you to my Maine clients, the Stinson family who were so gracious to share their home with blogland, the Guidry family, the Kriels in Bryan, the Taylors in the Woodlands, and Holly Kuhn of Old Glory Antiques.  Her home’s feature of my work in Country Living was a highlight. And every other client from the smallest consult both online and local.

A special thank you to the amazing colleagues that have formed my inner circle, my boos…the ones that help and text and work with me to make this all happen everyday:  Leslie my asst, Becki Griffin the superstar stylist, photographer and friend , Jenny Johnston I want to be you when I grow up, my bff Camille, my favorite shops Leftovers, Renovate, Tall Plants, and Pressing Events. And my seamstresses Susie Bronikowski, Monica Hancock, Gracie Wilkins, and the slipcover artistry team at LS Slipcovers led by the amazing Laura Seibert. And last but not least my beautiful mama who plays taxi service and amazing nana to our boys.

Y’all have ALL blessed my career but more importantly my life!

Happy New Year to you each and every one!

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