The French Connection – Honoring Jacques Grange

The French Connection – Honoring Jacques Grange

Jacques Grange’s Wikipedia bio—166 words—doesn’t do him justice. But it’s fitting. He’s known as a designer to the stars who prefers to let his rooms speak for themselves. Despite his minimal public persona, or perhaps because of it, I’ve always been fascinated by his personal story. Imagine being in your twenties, just starting out in […]



Masters of Their Craft: Gracie Studio and Carolina Herrera

Masters of Their Craft: Gracie Studio and Carolina Herrera

What, or rather, who, comes to mind when you think of craftsmanship? The idea of craftsmen and masters of their trades has been on my mind a lot lately. In less than a month I’ll be at Spring Market in High Point—home to some of our country’s first, and finest furniture makers. Just this week, […]



Big News! – HIGHPOINT BLOGGERS TOUR 2017

Big News! – HIGHPOINT BLOGGERS TOUR 2017

This year I’m THRILLED to cover the High Point Spring Market April 22-26 alongside nine other designers all chosen for the High Point Design Bloggers Spring 2017 Tour. In other words, we’re your feet on the ground (and 11.5 million square feet is a lot of ground to cover) and you can experience the market’s highlights […]



Design Solutions: 4 Design Tips To A Great Kitchen

Design Solutions: 4 Design Tips To A Great Kitchen

If I would ask all of our clients what’s the most important room in their homes, they would all say: “The Kitchen.”  And, I think most of you would agree with them. Of course, its been titled “The Heart of the Home” for good reason. Its not only the most important room, but should be […]



New Year, Do You

New Year, Do You

Just ten days into 2017, you’re probably wondering if you’ll be able to keep your New Year’s resolution. You’re not alone. Even Beyoncé has her days when being a mom, wife, woman, HUMAN BEING, etc. gets in the way of perfection. It’s tempting to want to reinvent ourselves every January. But, what if, instead of [...]


Hamptons Showhouse

Hamptons Showhouse

Plagued by the dreary weather here in Dallas, we looked to the fun days of summer, and our time participating in Traditional Home’s Hampton Designer Showhouse to propel us through the late afternoon. There’s nothing like an uplifting  space in a beautiful setting to brighten up your day, no matter where you are! Journey with us through one of our most […]



Elle’s Summer Tracks

Elle’s Summer Tracks

We all have our favorite summer jams – I’m sharing some of mine with you! Enjoy! (You must have Spotify to listen!)



Elle Featured in the 2016 Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse

Elle Featured in the 2016 Traditional Home Hampton Designer Showhouse

The Hampton Designer Showhouse, the showcase for America’s premiere design talent, will open with a Gala Preview Cocktail Party on Saturday, July 23, 2016 and will run until Labor Day, Monday, September 5, 2016. Now in its sixteenth year, the Hampton Designer Showhouse will feature 25 top interior designers and decorative artists who will turn a traditional shingle style house into a decorating masterpiece […]



MODERN HOMES FOR MODERN LIVING

MODERN HOMES FOR MODERN LIVING

Over the next year, we’re excited about embarking on the renovation of a farm house into a modern home for our clients. In our search for inspiration we came upon this beautiful real estate, now for the second time owned by Ellen DeGeneres. Suppose you can say she’s returning to her roots after owning the $55 […]



FABULOUS ROOM FRIDAY

FABULOUS ROOM FRIDAY

Happy Friday! About a month ago, I was scouring through stacks of magazines, visiting antique stores, taking walks looking for inspiration – but nothing was catching my eye. I told myself “The inspiration will come, you’re trying to hard.” Like we all do, I was busy trying to force creativity when it wasn’t time. Finally, […]