Friday Favorites

Memorial Day Weekend is here and summer has officially started in my book! As much as I love the fun in the sun that comes along with this holiday weekend, it’s important I take a moment to acknowledge and honor the sacrifice so many men and women have made and continue to make protecting the liberties and freedoms of our country. So, admist the pool parties, fireworks and cookouts, let us remember those who have fallen and those who are currently serving, as well as their families. May we also make sure we do everything on our part to ensure their sacrifice is never in vain.

Cover image via Chenault James

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a safe, relaxing, joy filled weekend!

XO,

Sophie

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    We are finally in the home stretch before Memorial Day weekend- the unofficial start of Summer! The only downside is that I feel like I am frantically playing catch up getting my home and wardrobe summer ready. Is it just me or did January and…

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  • 20 Dreamy Poolside Retreats

    Happy Monday! Warm weather has arrived, peonies are blooming and the count down for pool season has officially begun. As our minds wander to al fresco poolside dinners and lazy summer nights, I thought I would share twenty of my all time favorite pools, pool…

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  • Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday! It’s supposed to be in the mid seventies all weekend and I can’t wait to spend as much time outside as possible. Is anyone else in complete disbelief that schools are almost out and that Memorial Day is next weekend? When did that…

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  • Livable Luxury with Ash Street Interiors

    One of the best parts of starting this blog has been getting to know the designers behind the interiors I share. Rosemary Wormley, of Ash Street Interiors is one of those designers and I was delighted when she recently reached out to me asking if…

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  • 10 Home Decor Finds Under $100

    Happy Monday! Today’s post is short and sweet because the weekend was a whirlwind. Between a twenty four hour trip to NYC to see Ain’t Too Proud to Beg (which I can’t recommend enough) and Mother’s Day yesterday, it didn’t leave much time for work!…

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  • Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday! I wanted take a quick moment to thank you for your engagement lately with the blog. I have been blown away by all the requests for more posts like clothing, jewelry, and lifestyle finds. I promise to eventually work more of these into…

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  • A Kentucky Cottage Infused with Timeless Elegance

    Happy Thursday! If you have been following along for a while you know by now that I usually don’t write blog posts on Thursdays, but this home was too beautiful to wait until tomorrow to share! When I first saw the home of Gadabout Creative…

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  • A Classic Connecticut Colonial

    New York designer Victoria Hagan is known for her classic, timeless interiors and her ability to edit to perfection. Veranda magazine describes her as “the reigning queen of restrained elegance” and I couldn’t agree more. Hagan’s designs are streamlined and luxurious but never fussy, feeling…

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  • Designer Spotlight: Anne Hepfer

    Today I am thrilled to be featuring the work of Toronto based interior designer Anne Hepfer. Hepfer’s interiors are fresh and inviting, welcoming bold pops of color and seamlessly infusing modern elements of design with traditional interiors. When exploring her portfolio, I found myself consistently…

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  • Friday Favorites

    Another week in the books and boy was it a busy one! Between starting a “big girl makeover” of our my daughter’s room, transitioning our son out of his crib and working on some exciting upcoming projects for the blog, the weekend can’t come soon…

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  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    May is right around the corner, which means it will be Mother’s Day before you know it! In the blogger world I’m definitely behind on getting my gift guide up but I’ve finally pulled one together for you! This guide is great whether you are…

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  • Friday Favorites

    I love how quickly the weekend seems to arrive after a long holiday weekend. We have a weekend full of gardening (as long as the rain holds off), birthday parties and more spring cleaning, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. What are your…

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  • Blue and White Decorative Pillows

    Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone had a great long weekend and funfilled Easter. I am feeling recharged and loved soaking up all the extra time with family, but it is good to be back and I had so much fun putting together today’s blog post!…

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  • Designer Spotlight: Creative Tonic

    Happy Monday! Today I want to share some the work of one of my favorite designer teams I turn to when looking for colorful inspiration. It’s no secret that I gravitate towards neutrals and soft blues and greens, but I also love a dose of…

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  • Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday! Here are my favorites from this week, starting with a bright pop of pink! You can see the rest of this kitchen, complete with fabulous double islands here. A few favorites from the Shopbop sale (one of my favorites)! But hurry, the sale…

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  • Designer Spotlight: Marshall Waston Interiors

    Lately I have been gaining a lot of inspiration from New York interior designer, Marshall Waston. Watson’s portfolio boasts a wide range of projects from luxe poolside retreats to stately, romantic homes. He infuses traditional design with bold fresh accents and his color palettes and…

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  • Round Up: Ginger Jars and Chinoiserie Vases

    It’s ginger jar season! Now that the warm weather is (hopefully) here to stay, most of us have set our sights on spring/summer decor and ginger jars and chinoiserie vases once again take center stage as the decorative accents we all love year round, but…

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  • Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday! We have a chock-full weekend but the weather is finally starting to warm up and I’m hoping it’s here to stay! This week’s favorite finds include a few home tours, including the estate belonging to jewelry designer, Elizabeth Locke, Easter decor and tablescape…

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  • 30 Gorgeous Gardens

    Although I have an undeniably black thumb with indoor plants, over the years I have managed to pick up a bit of a green thumb outside and am always trying to learn more. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that my favorite gardens are…

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  • Spring Tablescapes and Easter Decor Finds

    Happy April 1st or should I say Happy April Fools’ Day? If I was wittier I would have opened with a clever joke but luckily what I lack in comedic skills, my husband holds in spades. In fact, he is such a jokester that he…

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  • Friday Favorites

    It’s time for another edition of Friday favorites! Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great weekend. Cover image via Clary Bosbyshell A few home decor items that caught my eye this week… XO, Sophie ***This post contains affiliate links. This…

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  • 13 Spring Wardrobe Favorites

    Is it just me or does it feel like the entire world is either already on spring break or planning to jet off to somewhere sunny with a beach and margarita? As I scroll through my Instagram feed I know it’s just the curse of…

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  • Home Tour: Slip Away to Oyster Bay

    Happy Monday! Every now and then I find myself ready to get a jump start on a new week, but more often or not I find myself stumbling instead of jumping back into our Monday routine. If you are anything like me then you know…

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  • Friday Favorites

    It’s Friday and I for one, am ready for the weekend! Here are my Friday Favorites and to kick it off here is the rest of the gorgeous home featured above that was designed by Brooke Crew.   P.S. If you don’t follow her Instagram…

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  • Decor Round Up: Spring Planters

    Happy first day of Spring! I know it technically isn’t Spring until 5:58pm EST but close enough! If you are anything like me you have probably already started cleaning out your house, opening the windows, and dreaming of warm Spring nights. After my Refresh Your…

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  • A Birmingham Home Brought Back to Life

    As soon as I saw the soft green, custom Gracie wallpaper on the feature of this home in the April edition of Flower Magazine, I knew I was going to love the rest of the house and it did not disappoint. Soft, rich hues and…

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  • Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday! We had gorgeous weather yesterday, grilled out, and opened a bottle of wine. Needless to say it feels like the weekend has already begun and today I am officially going to start my spring cleaning and the first room is the basement. To…

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  • Blue and White on a Budget

    It still amazes me how my Blue and White on a Budget posts are one of the things that really got my blog kick started. I have so much fun doing them every month and enjoy the excuse to search for affordable, timeless decor finds…

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  • Design Solution: How to Decorate Around TVs

    I love getting requests for blog post topics and recently several of you have reached out asking me to share inspiration and advice for tackling what is perhaps one of the the biggest modern design challenges we face in decorating our own homes: how to…

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  • Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday! My favorites this week include a little bit of everything from home tours to cocktails and jewelry. Fridays are the one day of the week I tend to catch up reading other blogs because so many bloggers do weekly round ups today and…

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  • Designer Spotlight: Courtney Giles

    Atlanta based designer, Courtney Giles of Courtney Giles Interiors, breathes fresh life into the spaces she designs with clean lines, vibrant color, and eclectic accents. Recently named a Next Wave Designer by House Beautiful and named one of the “10 Under 40” by Atlanta Homes…

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  • Refresh Your Front Door for Spring

    Happy Monday everyone! Can you believe there are only sixteen days until Spring? I have decided to ignore the fact that there is still snow on the ground and since it’s the first Monday in March, I figured what better way to kick off this…

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  • Friday Favorites

    Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week and have fun plans to look forward to this weekend. If you read last Friday’s post, I have decided to combine my Fashion Friday and Sunday Brunch Bunch posts to one post on Fridays. For…

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  • 25 Stunning Butler’s Pantries

    I think we can agree that when we think about butler’s pantries we all let out a little sigh. They are one of the most coveted and luxurious additions to any home and instantly become the interior equivalent of treasure chests, holding some of our…

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  • Home Tour: Blue and White Beauty in Atlanta

    I have been excited to share today’s house tour with you since I stumbled up on it last week in the latest edition of Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. This traditional Atlanta home decorated by Lauren DeLoach is a blue and white lover’s dream with the…

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  • Fashion Friday: Loungewear Favorites

    It’s almost the weekend and I don’t know about you but it can’t get here soon enough. If we have anymore snow days I will lose my mind but it has given me the excuse to live in my gym clothes and loungewear…which as a…

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  • Designer Spotlight: Sarah Vaile Design

    When I posted this kitchen by Sarah Vaile Design on Instagram over the weekend, I instantly fell in love with her work and found myself falling down a rabbit hole delving into her portfolio. It’s no wonder, since the Chicago based designer attended Parsons School…

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  • Favorite President’s Day Sales

    President’s Day sales are a great time to get pieces to refresh your home for Spring because retailers are doing two major things: trying to clear out their winter inventory and also start marketing their new arrivals. The result? Storewide sales that are pretty bananas.…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    Happy Sunday! For my new readers, welcome to Brunch Bunch! Every weekend (usually Sunday) around the time of brunch, I share this post with my weekly favorites and hopefully provide you with a little extra inspiration at the same time! Several of you have asked…

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  • Get the Look: Bespoke Bed Linens

    I think we can all agree there are few places in our home more sacred than our bedrooms. They are our sanctuaries and safe havens that await us at the end of the day. Our bedrooms are where we go to decompress and relax, to…

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  • Setting the Table for Spring with One Kings Lane

    We had a three day stretch of sixty degree weather last week and it gave me the biggest case of Spring Fever. I lit my spring candle and started deep cleaning the house while daydreaming of summer soirees. One Kings Lane has been a long…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    Four more days until Valentine’s Day and I couldn’t be more excited. I will be wearing pink and red on repeat this week trying to fight off the second cold snap that has hit us and the next impending winter storm. When I came across…

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  • Valentine’s Day Gifts For Her Under $50

    I interrupt this regularly scheduled Fashion Friday to share a small Valentine’s Day Gift Guide. I had mentioned in my earlier Valentine’s decor post that I wasn’t going to do a gift guide since we only exchange small gifts in our family. After that post,…

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  • Design Spotlight: Melissa Haynes

    When I was recently going through the portfolio of Arkansas designer Melissa Haynes for my own dining room inspiration (her dining rooms are my favorite) I found myself saving so much of her work that I knew I needed to feature her in Designer Spotlight…

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  • Dreaming of Spring with Green and White

    The minute I stumbled upon this gorgeous dining room by Rosemary Wormley of Ash Street Interiors I was reminded how much I love the refreshing and classic pairing of green and white and was inspired to begin adding more touches of it throughout my home…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    It’s Super Bowl Sunday! What are your plans? Even though the Ravens aren’t playing today I still relish any excuse to get together with friends and eat too much finger food. We are very lucky and live in a court with the sweetest neighbors, so…

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  • Fashion Friday: Loving Lately

    First, let me apologize for the late (and short) blog post today. Four snow days/early closings in a row this week have meant no school for my little ones, aka no time for me to work on the blog. We have been stuck in the…

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  • Home Tour: A Chic 1930s Houston Estate

    Good Morning! Today I wanted to share a tour of a gorgeous home in Houston, Texas that I stumbled upon in Architectural Digest over the weekend. Interior designer Bruce Budd and Bute King Architects collaborated to flawlessly to update a classic 1930s estate and give it chic,…

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  • Chinoiserie Chic Finds

    Happy Monday! I love getting requests from you all for blog post topics and lately quite a few of you have asked for a Chinoiserie Chic decor round up, which you know is right up my alley! So without further ado, here are some of…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    You guys, it is cold. I mean really really cold (for the Mid Atlantic). I have reached the point that when I get home it is so hard to get motivated to bundle back up to go outside and cabin fever is starting to set…

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  • Home Tour: Soothing Lowcountry Southern Charm

    I know this is the second tome hour I’ve shared with you this week from the February edition of Southern Living, but trust me this is one you don’t want to miss. I think we can all agree that the work of Sarah Bartholomew is flawless and…

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  • Home Tour: An Atlanta Home Gets a Fresh Start

    Margaret Kirkland’s re-invention of this stunning Georgian home in Atlanta is spectacular. In the February edition of Southern Living, Kirkland breathes life and fun into a once highly formal residence through her incorporation of color and whimsy. The owners of the home have a large…

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  • Valentine’s Day Traditions and Tablescape Ideas

    In last week’s Fashion Friday post, I mentioned that even though my husband and I prefer a low key Valentines Day, we tend to go all out for the kids on Valentine’s Day morning. Today I thought I’d share more about our family’s traditions along…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    I am still swooning over the home of Lauren Lowe that I featured on the blog this week and it seems like you all are too! It was such a fun piece to put together and the only downfall of blogging about interior design is…

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  • Fashion Friday: Valentines Day Picks

    // 1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // Spring is around the corner but the cold weather and snow we’ve been having makes it feel like it’s ages away. Valentine’s Day has…

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  • Home Tour: The Charming Atlanta Home of Lauren Lowe

    The January edition of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is just divine. Featuring gorgeous homes from designers among the ranks of Suzé Surdyk Jones and Suzanne Kasler it’s hard to pick a favorite, but if I had to choose just one it’s the Atlanta home of Lauren…

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  • Blue and White On A Budget: January Edition

    It’s time for this month’s edition of Blue and White on a Budget! Sorry I am getting this post up late today, I got a little lazy on our snow day yesterday and have been playing catch up all day. Disclaimer- today’s picks involve a…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    Happy Sunday! Did it snow where you are? We woke up to a Winter Wonderland and no matter my age, I always love waking up and feeling like I’m in a snow globe. The kids are playing with my husband outside (God Bless him) and…

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  • Fashion Friday: Baby It’s Cold Outside

    Why do I never seem to have enough cold gear until it’s freezing outside? Luckily this year the icy weather has held off until now which is perfect timing because there are so many huge winter outdoor gear sales. Here are a few of my…

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  • Pretty in Pink with Mary McGee

    Happy Monday! So many of you inquired about the photo of the kitchen designed by Mary McGee featured in yesterday’s Brunch Bunch post, that I thought it was only fitting to share the rest of the home with you today! McGee is known for of…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    I hope you all had a happy New Year! We are taking down our Christmas tree today and it always makes me sad. Even though the branches are drooping and I’m ready for a deep clean of our house, there is always something so comforting…

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  • Powder Room Planning

    We are in the process of debating whether or not to redo our powder room on the main floor of our house. Since we are on the hunt for our “forever house” all projects have essentially been out on hold. Although we agree on just…

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  • Home Tour: Palm Beach Paradise

    “She told me, ‘I want the colors you see in Palm Beach: the flora, the sea, the sky.'”  This was the description given to Phoebe Howard by her Chicago clients who enlisted her help in designing and decorating the interior of their Palm Beach vacation…

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  • Top 12 Home Decor Finds of 2018

    If I have learned anything about blog posts this year it’s that you all love a good home decor roundup! So I figured what better way to end the year than with a round up of my favorite home decor finds from 2018? If you…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    2018 has been a year of challenges, surprises and new beginnings for me and my family.  I had been throwing the idea around of starting an interiors blog for over a year and in May of this year finally did it. Now, less than a…

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  • Designer Spotlight: M+M Interior Design

    Does anyone feel like this week has just been a string of four or five Saturdays in a row? I feel like I don’t know what day of the week it is and if it is 2019 yet or still 2018. Even though I’m not…

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  • Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

    1. // 2. // 3. // 4. // 5. // 6. // 7. // 8. // 9. // 10. // 11. // 12. // 13. // 14. // 15. Happy day after Christmas! I hope everyone had a healthy and happy holiday. I am a…

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  • Brunch Bunch

    Today is going to be filled with lots of caffeine and hoping Santa can spare a few elves to send down and help me with all of the wrapping I still have to do. I will be taking a break from blog posts until after…

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    Suzanne Kasler is perhaps best known for her ability to give every space she designs an air of effortless elegance.  Her editing is superb and she is able to mix the classic with the contemporary in a way that gives the homes she decorates a…

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