Ledbury Shirts

If you have not seen this amazing line of Men's Shirting
You need to check them out....
and if you live in Richmond
you NEED to 
run not walk to their new 
Retail Space in Shockoe Bottom
It is just what Richmond needs 
a SPLASH of!
Quality mixed with Cool

Paul Trible (Left) and Paul Watson(Right)
Are the Masterminds behind Ledbury

The New AD Campaign Shot by 
Richmond's Very Own
Patricia Lyons

Ledbury had an opening Tonight to 
Show Off Their New Space in Shockoe Bottom

Gorgeous Painted then Sanded Floors...

Paul Trible- Tastemaker Extraordinaire

Ledbury DJ Setting the Tone
...I don't think I am in Richmond anymore

 The ONLY street in town that sells 
"the" Shirt!

Ledbury Will be my One Stop Shopping 
for all of the men in my life this


Sweater Weather

Where are you????
I don't know what to wear...
it is almost October 
and I feel like 
I am in Limbo between seasons
all I want to do is wear 
my fall clothes...


With a vintage twist - actress Katherine Heigl (b. 1978), photographed for Harper’s Bazaar, c. 2010. 


Guest Post : Arcadia Lighting

Welcome Joanna 
from Arcadian Lighting
an online retailer offering decorative home light fixtures since 2002 
Be sure to check out their website and blog

Rich chocolate and crisp white make a lovely pairing for any room of the house. This soothing color combo works equally as well in a contemporary setting as it does in a traditional one. The proof is in the pudding (chocolate, anyone?) as they say, so we provided the most gorgeous examples of rooms with chocolate and white, from deep stained floors to white topped table lamps, these spaces are simply yummy.
Bedroom Design

Classic Interior Design via

How inviting is this chocolate velvet bed with pure white chenille coverlet? French styling with carved accents of rope and shells give the bed charisma. Cream walls bathed in light from tall windows make for a warm and welcoming sight to a beautiful morning.
Desk Decor

The Lennoxx via†

Deeply hued walls and flooring provide the stage for a mirrored bed reflecting bright white accents in the form of a moose head and stark bedside lamps. Creamy chocolate bedding makes you just want to melt into it.
Bedroom Decor

Decorpad via

Ashley Goforthís chic bedroom design boasts a stately white tufted headboard, plump goose down bedding set against warm chocolate walls. The velvet pillows play off of the crisp linens beautifully.
Dining Room Decor

House Beautiful via

Chocolate and white with subtle touches of blue make for a inviting dining room/living area. Love how the substantial white molding around the windows pops against the deep hue of the walls.
Living Room Decor

My Design Chic via

This living room stays true to a chocolate and white color scheme from its Asian latern to the monogrammed pillow on the sofa. Colorful pink flowers would look lovely in place of white ones on the table, donít you think?
Living Room Decor

Cococozy via

Could this be another view to the room above? From this vantage point, we can see a desk accompanied by a Francis Elkin lacquer chair. Loving the hanging lantern right above the table.
Dining Room Decor

Decorpad via

This room proves that a simple duo of color can be exciting. The design by Nate Berkus includes chocolate velvet dining chairs and dark espresso floors. Donít you just love the pair of little chandeliers hanging over the table? The perfect glamorous lighting fixtures for this space.
Bedroom Decor

Decorpad via

Dreaming of stardom? This sumptuous home theatre, with its soft velvet chaise lounges, would make anyone feel like a celebrity.

Craving more interior design ideas?
Arcadian Lighting provides more than just brilliant lighting fixture products,
their website is chock full of design inspiration!


Inspiration of the Week

Here it is.....


I LOVE the Rug - Soft and Pretty.....

I LOVE Pairs Pairs Everywhere.....

I LOVE the Banquettes on either side of the Mantle....

Close Up of Banquette...I DIE!

Where did September Go???


Rugs Rugs Rugs

So many options 
not enough floor space!



color! by Kate Schintzius (via theaestate)
Erica Cook

Have A Great Weekend!



That are on my mind as 

head to the

Design Center....

Kate Spade



I need to quick trip to 
to get my fix...I can't believe it has been almost 10 years since I lived there!  
I usually go up a few times a year - last trip was in January and it was FREEZING...
may need to run up there before I need my fur for some easy inspirations....

Why does she keep getting younger and I keep looking older?

Random acts of insanity....ALWAYS inspiring!

Best Place to drink Champagne at 3pm....


If Rachel is still there maybe she can help me with my wardrobe!

I know you want to go...CALL ME!


Inspiration of the Week

Here it is.....

Sara Gilbane

I love the neutral wallpaper that gives the walls some depth....

I love the fuschia velvet bench.....

I love the lucite hardware....



Green is Good!

and it looks good with everything!

Miles Redd

Charlotte Parrino




Very Bad Blogger!

I know I have been 
about keeping up with my posts these days!
I have lots of exciting things going on...
New Website 
Lots of projects to finish before Christmas!

Here are a couple of shots of my office

I have two of these pendants...
I am thinking about hanging them in each of the dormers
for additional light and interest. 
 I can't decide!

I can't believe it is ALREADY Thursday!


Inspiration of the Week

Since I am giving my office 
a bit of a face lift this week 
I thought this would be an appropriate post!
Here it is .....

Kelly Wearstler
I LOVE that it is pretty and totally off the wall at the same time....

I LOVE the lavender back drop - it makes everything POP...

I LOVE all of the exotic accessories.....



Back to School

I have been shopping for children's shoes and clothing for the past month
and realized last night that I have 
to wear for the Fall!

Here are a few of my wants

For Day or Night...

Just for fun.....

My Uniform for The Fall....

Love them all!

burberry prorsum fall 2011 fashion show

Prettiest Antique Rug EVER!!!!!!!  


Inspiration of the Week

Here it is.....

I LOVE the window treatments- they are timeless!

I LOVE the color in all the accent pieces....

I LOVE that the art is focal point of the room...

I can't believe that summer is over
Where did it go???

I always feel like this time of year is the start of a new year
I have re-organized my pantry, playroom and closets
This week I will be tackling my OFFICE
Can't wait to get everyone on a schedule 
and hope that Verizon can get our
Cable back up ASAP 
I am going through Bravo withdrawal...
10 days and counting
Have a stress free back to school week!!!!


Happy Labor Day Weekend

Just finished this outdoor space for a client!

vintage mirror we had painted a fresh color....


Sneak Peak of a Screened in Porch - Ready for Fall!