Holiday Cocktail Favorites

With Thanksgiving in just a few days, I know everyone is scrambling to get their home in tip top shape and ready to receive and entertain guests for the holiday. I adore Thanksgiving because it really is a time to be thankful for friends and family without the pressure of gift giving. It’s a moment of grateful pause before the consumer chaos of the Christmas holiday begins.

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One to Know: Marissa Frandsen of Mia Malcolm Studio

My “One to Know” series would not be complete without featuring someone near and dear to my heart. Marissa Frandsen of Mia Malcolm Studio has been a huge inspiration to me since our paths crossed a few years ago. An artist, furniture designer, interior designer, entrepreneur and mom, her talents are endless. And to top it off, she is beautiful inside and out.

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Coveted Color of the Moment: Green

I am currently coveting everything green. I understand the psychology behind my cravings, I am a red head after all. But the darker, almost teal green shade of green has just been infiltrating my visual stratosphere everywhere lately. From kitchen cabinets to luxurious fashion accessories, my winter color palette is destined to be complimentary to my head top strands this year. Shop my current Style Desires below and view my current kitchen envy.

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One to Know: Caroline Boykin

A trip to Charlotte’s own Anne Neilson Fine Art gallery began my love affair with all things Caroline Boykin. A porcelain ceramic artist based out of Raleigh, NC, Caroline’s multi-media work pulled at my heart strings upon first site.

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When function wins: Ceiling fan favorites

While statement lighting is often a strong feature in my interior design work, I can completely understand when function wins out. Here in the south, ceiling fans can become a necessity 7 months out of the year, especially on second and third floors. Personally, I have a second floor master bedroom and my husband will not forgo a ceiling fan for a statement lighting piece. I get it. I too can appreciate the feeling of a ceiling fan on hot, sticky summer night. Thankfully there are some decent options out there.

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