what to do?

You know, I started this blog on the site as a way to document some interesting aspects of the design process, and to put some ideas together for imaginary clients. The overall aim was to keep myself (and any readers) inspired and just create things no matter what - with or without a specific client in mind. But, for some reason, I find myself like ZERO INSPIRED to write anything in here.

It's no surprise that I've been slacking on the blog posts and it's mainly because I'm clueless on what to write, how to write it, and how to display everything. With so many amazing design blogs out there already, it's a constant struggle in my brain of "how do I stand out?" and "why should people even care about what I'm saying?" Not to mention, WHY do I feel the need to stand out? I already know I'm pretty one-of-a-kind in a few ways, but it feels like all designers are starting to look the same. Our sites and blogs all look the same but with different images swapped in.

It's time to reevaluate and re-imagine, I'm just not sure at all how long that will take and how I'll get there! But here's to hoping the end result will eventually be a place for inspiration to be shared, totally non-important topics to be discussed, and pretty things to be adored.

I had all these ideas brewing! Knowing which ones are right for me and my business right now, and how to move forward, has been the challenge. We just signed a lease on a new (tiny) place that needs a lotttt of help -- maybe that will kickstart some thoughts!

So, I'm going to take some time to think about this blog. I want this to be a thoughtful space - not just one that was thrown together in a hurry! Although, it definitely wasn't thrown together in a hurry. #justsayin

As always, feel free to let me know what you'd like to see most here! I'd love to hear it!

slack city

I swear I have some posts in the works related to our ever-inspiring, wonderful-to-look-back-on, freedom-reviving trip to California. Aside from that, some more on-brand interiors posts with some things I'm loving lately as well as a look back at old projects and the process behind them! Some days you're just not feeling the "I want to write to myself in blog form" vibe and need to wait until it strikes you.

Alas, I know I've been slacking so hard on this blog. I've been spending most of the time since we returned working on a fun new client project with an old friend/client from my DC days, tirelessly browsing ALL APARTMENTS EVER in the area since we're moving, and just getting some general housekeeping done around town. Oh and ENJOYING MYSELF. Because we all deserve that, and I'm learning this slowly. :) 

Instead of a regular post, I wanted to share some of the images I'm feeling lately. Maybe this gives you a glimpse into my current state?

Have you seen the full tour of my homegirl Michelle's abode? It's very much what she's all about, and I love this shot of the bedroom. That girl has a top notch knot! Michelle and I were in design school together back in the day, and she's killin' it with this tour.

I'm always, always inspired by Bri's highlights at designlovefest. Girl knows how to curate some beautiful ideas! These illustrations she showcased by Barbara Dziadosz are adorable.

I love everything about this bedroom setup from over two years ago, and I'm not even a blue person. Canopy bed goals! It's perfection and demonstrates some hella cute Nashville charm.

It feels like I've already pinned this image at least a dozen times. That portrait is beyond, and the owners of this darling abode should hold onto it forever.

I love SO MANY THINGS about this home that was showcased over on MSH last month. And, again -- not even a blue person. This fireplace, is it serious?

Have a good weekend my friends!