Sail Into Spring

This was an easy post, as I have hundreds of gray and yellow photos in my iPhoto repertoire. Are you seeing a pattern with gray? It is the new black, and I often wonder how to spell it – with an A or E…so here is an easy way to remember in case you are wondering too:

America = grAy

England = grEy

Benjamin Moore ‘Sail Into Spring’ Colorway

Left to Right: provence créme (2021-60), mysterious (AF-565), frostine (AF-5)

I admire Tobi Fairley for her fearless use of color and pattern.


Jennifer GarriguesBenjamin Moore – Seashell (OC-120)   by: Jennifer Garrigues



Kelly Wearstler


J. Crew Creative Director, Jenna Lyons


If you would like to add spring colors to your home, contact me at



Bonjour! Springtime in Paris



This may be my favorite color scheme so far, so I have put together a dreamy Paris outfit. I love how this look is masculine and sophisticated, but with a feminine touch. The suede Calvin Klein shoes can easily go from day to evening. Perhaps a nude Tory Burch bag for lunch, switched out for a slate grey handbag for dinner, and you’re on your way to the best dressed list!

Dress: Juicy Couture, Handbags: Amanda by Tory Burch, Ring: Lisa Stewart Knot Coctail Ring, Heels: Calvin Klein Katarina Suede Sandals, Bracelet: Ostrich Leather Cuff by Dannijo, Find:  here


white dove (oc-17)    sea life (2118-40)    bird’s egg (2051-60)


Phoebe HowardMrs. Howard has done it again.

Which color combo from the last 4 days is your favorite?

Spring Twist

This spring color mix by Benjamin Moore is definitely a twist compared to the neutral color combinations in the last two posts. I am seeing a lot of the red/orange color combinations in fashion right now, but more heavy on the saturated side. Add a little spring to your wardrobe with this Kate Spade bangle or this Boho handbag by Marc Jacobs.

Living Room by Jay Jeffers

Spring Twist colors from left to right: ivory tower (2157-70), coral essence (2007-40), beeswax (2157-40)




Rug by Surya

Fabric by Schumacher

Are you ready for spring yet? Have you picked up fresh flowers for your home?

Spring in Full Swing

Ohhhhh…I’m really loving this color pallet mixed with white or cream. When I meet a client for the first time, they almost always focus on “color” for the walls, but I challenge them to let the things inside the room and on the walls be the focal point.  Yes, initially it will look like a contractor went crazy with his spray gun and white paint, but it all comes together once the furnishings and accessories are in place. Notice in the dining room the “plain” white walls and “plain” white drapes (I usually get this comment and a crazy look when I suggest something like this), but my, don’t they look amazing in the room!

Benjamin Moore 2011 Spring in Full Swing lime green grey

Spring in Full Swing

Colors left to right: agave (AF-420), eternity (AF-695), solitude (AF-545)

MALLORY PAGE CONTEMPLATION baton rouge new orleans art design

Need I say more?

The piece above is titled Contemplation by artist Mallory Page Chastant. She is one of my top 5 favorite artists at a the moment, and I have had the pleasure of seeing many of her pieces in person at Phoebe Howard’s beautiful Atlanta showroom. She recently opened a studio in New Orleans, which I haven’t had a chance to visit yet. Field trip anyone?

You can visit her website here.

Phoebe Howard Dining Room

Can you see why Mrs. Howard would want to feature her work!?

Home of George Stephanopolous living room blue purple

Elle Decor

First Signs of Spring

Benjamin Moore has chosen five beautiful paint color combinations that embrace spring’s promise. The bitter cold months are over (well, at least here in Louisiana), so put away your wool coats and throw open your shutters…these fresh palettes are sure to put a “spring” in your step.

Benjamin Moore Color Pulse 2011 First Signs of Spring

First Signs of Spring

From left to right: calm (OC-22), castleton mist (HC-1), horizon gray (2141-50)

david jimenez console table graphic wallpaperIsn’t this a gorgeous color combination by David Jimenez!


Timothy Whealon veranda bedroom grey & yellow spring…and this cozy bedroom by Timothy Whealon


Brad Ford Dining Room clean modernBrad Ford: I’ll rush out tomorrow for white tulips thanks to this refreshing dining room

Join me tomorrow for Day 2 of this amazing 5-pallet color series.

First, Uno, Erste, Première

I couldn’t be more excited to write my FIRST blog post!

I definitely couldn’t/wouldn’t have done this without the support of my family, friends, mentors & all the amazing like-minded designers I’ve met through blogging, design camps, color seminars, etc…I am so grateful for you girls. Thanks for igniting a new passion in me!

P.S. A special thanks to Carolyn…you did an amazing job on the blog design – I squealed like a little girl when I saw it – you exceeded my expectations 10-fold. And to Chris, this blog couldn’t be published (or figured out) without you.

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!”  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Kelly Wearstler Foyer Graffiti


My first picture post is dedicated to the Interior Designer who has changed my world and challenged me to take risks in design. Kelly Wearstler is a creative genius who creates classic interiors, but more importantly, doesn’t take herself too seriously. Enjoy!!!