Category Archives: Habitually Chic

Morning Must: Make Your Bed

Serena and Lily, one of my favorite bed linens/furniture/accessories designers, has a new feature sure to appease your design senses. Back in high school, my friends and my favorite thing to do was to design our own Nikes. I was an athlete and sneakers were just the coolest. Now that I’ve graduated on to a new profession, designing my own bed is even more exciting.

Pop over to Serena and Lily’s Make Your Bed feature and have some fun! It’s a great idea if you’re in the market to buy some new bedding or if you just want to play around with their amazing patterns. You can make your child’s bed as well!

Georgina Headbaord

Pondicherry Bed

Ellie Side Table

White Damascus Inlay Mirror

Clementine Mayan Cotton Dhurrie


Mystique in Monte Carlo

My lack of post this morning was due to it being finals week(s)! And speaking of which… the photo above reminds me of the Azuma House in some ways. The stairs are simple and a bit cold, yet eerily comforting and beautiful. And that natural light creating the ombre effect? I think Tadao Ando would be proud. What do you think? Even if you don’t like the stark stairs, I bet you’ll like the exterior of the house below.

Dining by Design

Another part of the Architectural Digest Design Show House was the DIFFA Dining by Design table settings. Each dining setting was themed and my favorite part of the design show.

Photo by Habitually Chic

Ralph Lauren

Photo by Habitually Chic

Photo by Habitually Chic


unable to label my style with any singular word (be it traditional, contemporary, or modern), i consider myself capricious: whimsical and transitional.

i have shared some of my favorite photos and designers/bloggers that i always look back on and constantly feel inspired by.

i feel like it is only right to begin with Charles Spada. one of the great masters of interior design (and lucky me, my boss!). the neutral fabrics and gilt details are signature to his style. he is an inspiration with a style that is so precise and well-calculated that you need to be truly talented to replicate his aesthetic.

Heather Clawson, otherwise known as Habitually Chic, is the first design blogger i followed to a tee. i check her blog religiously.

Rachel Halvorson’s blog, Nest Egg, is another favorite of mine and she hits a personal note with me. not only did her husband just graduate from vanderbilt business school (i just graduated from vanderbilt undergrad this past May), but she lives and designs in nashville and the above photo is from ronnie dunn’s house outside of nashville that she designed. i could not be more jealous. he is my ideal client and i would love to move back to nashville in the future.

i want to end my first post with this beautiful town home. i grew up in the city and despite falling in love with tennessee, i will always be a city girl and live for pretentious exteriors, even if the house is modest in size. the entryway is always the  place to put your best foot forward.