Monthly Archives: March 2014

Jesus, Mama, & Designing Women

I love mixing patterns of the same color. Embroidered napkins are from Mt. Vernon in their "Mt. Vernon Toile."

I love mixing patterns of the same color. Embroidered napkins are from Mt. Vernon in their “Mt. Vernon Toile.”

This past weekend, Saturday morning to be exact, I remembered something. It was one of those moments where you didn’t realize you were searching for anything, but then it finds you and you have that peaceful, settling, “oh, it all makes more sense now” moment. If the question, “Who has influenced you the most?” had been posed prior to Saturday morning, my immediate answer would have been, “Jesus and my mama.” But now I realize there is a third part to my answer: Designing Women. Continue reading

[master bath] Wallpaper on Trial

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Gold Dot Decals as Wallpaper from The Lovely Wall Co.

Wallpaper is serious. It contributes to a woman’s increasing insanity in the short story, “The Yellow Wallpaper.” It even plays a role in Oscar Wilde’s last words, “This wallpaper and I are fighting a duel to the death. Either it goes or I do.” I love wallpaper, but it is quite a commitment. Continue reading

Bedspreads, Pocketbooks, and Settees

Custom throw pillows from Calico Corners.  Blue ikat mixed with pink and red tribal print.

Custom throw pillows from Calico Corners. Blue ikat mixed with pink and red tribal print.

In 7th grade, my mom let me redecorate my bedroom. I got to go to Calico Corners, a fabric store in Jacksonville, and pick out the fabric for my “bedspread”, bed skirt, and coordinating shams. A “bedspread” was the only term I ever knew to describe bedding. My whole family had “bedspreads” made with fabric from Calico Corners. I thought everyone had a “bedspread.” It wasn’t until 7th grade when I excitedly told a friend about my project, that I thought twice about my word choice. Continue reading