my house :: a new room


I'm in the process of starting to think about the upstairs some more. The guest room is about 50% complete--- always work to do there. Collins' room is about 95% and Gray's is about 75%. And now there is a new nursery that I am working on. Yes... #3 is set to arrive early July. Once again... we will let the gender be a surprise!

We have a tiny room upstairs that is considered a bedroom because it has a closet and it will be perfect for the nursery for this next little one. I've started to think about his/her room and so far I have:

White Jenny Lind Crib 
(I will have to move Collins into his big boy bed so I can use this crib)

The two above white items and the walls are BM's White Dove. Pretty blank slate!

I will have to admit that my new Kidshop catalog from Serena and Lily has a lot of pages flagged. There area so many things that I love!

Bark/Smoke Feather Rug

White Moroccan Leather Pouf

Round Belly Baskets – Set of 2

I also adore this nursery that Nicole of Me Oh My! designed:
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armoire with hanging rod via me oh my

As you can see--- I'm finding lots on inspiration for this new little project. Happy Wednesday!

new from gabby home


Gabby Home is a favorite trade source of mine. I have ordered several things from them for my home and they are one of my go-to sources for projects.

They have several new items that I have flagged so that I'll keep them in mind.

*All items available through Brooke Chamblee Interiors.

my house: formal living b&a


Several of you have emailed to say that you are patiently waiting to see photos of my house. I'll preface by saying that the house is unfinished (will it ever be finished?) and these photos are with my iphone.

Today I'll show you the formal living room. When you walked into the front foyer of the house you had the dining room on your left and the formal living room on your right. We made the dining room part of the kitchen (on the left) so on the right we decided to divide the formal living room in half and make it into a small dining room and an office for Michael. You'll see a faux fireplace in the before photos and the wall went up based off the center of it.

Dining room is now on left side:
*it's hard to tell but ceiling is Valspar's Aged Brass from their metallic line

From foyer you can see opening to Michael's office (on the right side of existing formal living room): 


$100 Giveaway to Lewis & Sheron Fabrics


WINNER: Thanks to all who entered the L&S Giveway. The winner is #7 Kelley Anderson!

One of my newest sponsors Lewis & Sheron Fabrics is offering up a $100 voucher to one of you!
L&S has become my go-to source for reasonably priced fabrics. I highly suggest stopping by if you are ever in the Atlanta area. For those of you (like me) that do not get to ATL often, they have a great website that they keep up to date.
Here are a few things that have caught my eye lately from L&S:
HL Brisbane
Visit their website and then leave a comment below with the fabric that would be on your wish list if you won the $100 voucher. Winner will be chosen at random and will be announced Friday morning at 9!

Virtual Yard Sale


I have a few things that I've been wanting to try and sale. My husband says it's time to clean out the overflowing design closet! I hope to have more things in the future but these are the things now that weren't used on a design project or a few fabrics that I had left over that I used in my house.

First off- I love a plywood table with a table skirt. It's a great way to have both storage and display but with not much cost. A fabric skirt is also a great way to bring in some color and pattern. The first one is one that I had in my Birmingham house. It's a linen fabric with a goldish metallic print.

60” long
18” deep
34” high

$75 for the skirt
(you could easily have a table made for around $50)

*it's made the same way as the table skirt below

The next one is a custom table skirt that we had made for a project but ended up going in a different direction.

72” long
20” deep
39” high

Fabric: Braemore's Silsila in Curry

Retails for $630
Asking $425

Perennials Indoor/Outdoor Fabric
(has a great texture to it and you can clean it with 409 or whatever you choose!)
Nubby - Citrus
1 1/3 yards - $60
40" x 42" piece- $15

I used the nubby fabric above for my bench cushions for my banquette and window seat in my kitchen and trimmed it with this green linen:
*4th from the bottom right- Lime
 1 2/3yards- $15

Galbraith and Paul's Lotus in Sprout
Handblocked fabric
19" x 54" piece (could easily make two 18" pillows if you lined the back in a solid linen)
$50 SOLD
22" x 54" piece (could easily make two 20" pillows if you lined the back in a solid linen)
$65 SOLD

Tahitian Stitch Fabric
Tahitian Stitch
1 yard-  $15 SOLD

Striped Fabric
(stripes are 4.5 inches)

a little over a yard $15 SOLD

Mud Linen with Interlace Braid Trim- 13"x22"

$70 each SOLD

All prices include shipping. Email me at if you are interested in anything or want me to email or text you more photos. Payment is through paypal. Thank you!

instagram + foolproof + other happenings


I'm a big fan of Instagram these days. Love following my close friends along with design/blog friends and even a few people that I don't even know. Several IG friends have been cooking their way through Barefoot Contessa's new cookbook Foolproof. I made the penne alla vecchia bettola last night and it was delicious. I will say that I used crushed tomatoes instead of whole and skipped the blender step. You'll see in the second pic below why I needed to save as much time as possible. My sous-chef(s) were busy, busy!

Do you watch Downton Abbey? If you don't.... I highly recommend it. You can start with Seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix or Hulu. Season 3 just started this past Sunday night.

Downton Abbey Ratings

Check back on Thursday for a small virtual yardsale. I have a few things that I'd like to clear out of here!

my blog + the new year


I've been staring at my blank blogger screen for weeks now. I just haven't known what to blog about. I do appreciate those of you who have emailed asking for more house photos. I'll be writing some posts soon on that.
I hope to get back into blogging this year. I've missed it.
I'm planning on having a virtual yard sale on my blog in the next week... so please check back. It's not much but I do have a few things that I'm looking to sale that will be easy to ship.
I can't believe I started this blog four years ago today. Just laughed when I read back over my first post.
New Year's Eve
Happy New Year. I'll be back soon!