Another year, another successful Academy France! Returning to this little slice of heaven in the French countryside always feels like coming home - and it’s so special to be able to share that unique experience with others. Here’s a little look at how the Styling & Photography Workshop unfolded this summer. If you’d like to be the first to know about the next Academy France, sign up here.
Sometimes a big idea/dream will come to you and you’re unable to shake it. Thoughts swirl around in your head and it continues to simmer on the so-called back burner until you decide to either dismiss it or take action. Last fall, I had one of those ideas that I just couldn’t let go - to develop a unique product line. Since then, I’ve been quietly working behind the scenes to make it a reality. Fast forward to today, we’re set to launch in just a few short weeks and I’m excited to reveal it to you and cast my creative vision out into the world! It’s called Trouvé Prop and I’d like to share what led me to this concept and give you a glimpse of what’s to come.
I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by. Does anyone else feel this way? I’ve really missed connecting with you here and thought it would nice to have a virtual coffee date so that we could catch up! I take mine with a tiny splash of half and half, you? I’ll jump right in here with a bullet list of what’s been happening in my world and I’d really love hearing what you have been up to as well!
Hello friends! I have something fun for you today. Lately I’ve been thinking of creative ways to help you with your styling challenges, something that guides you through styling the distinct spaces within your home, in an easy and accessible way.
With that in mind, we’ve created our first free downloadable resource focused on styling open shelves. Today, it’s quite common to see open shelving in kitchens, but it can be very tricky to make them both functional and beautiful. We hope this simple, 3-page, step-by-step guide will take the confusion out of the process and result in gorgeous open shelves that not only work as a useful element of your space, but also show you how to express your own individual styles.
Ever since I picked up pottery as a hobby, it’s made me much more aware of the unique ways the material is being used. Lately, I’ve noticed that artisans and home decor brands are utilizing it in a wider array of objects for the home, including my favorite - lighting. I love that ceramics can appeal to a variety of decor styles, everything from Scandi and modern, to country and traditional.
Below I’ve sourced 15 unique (and gorgeous!) pieces of lighting that will add earthiness, texture, and interest to any space.
My work studio at Grove House is essentially, an attached studio apartment. It can be accessed through the main house but also has it’s own separate entrance. It has a full kitchen and pantry (although we haven’t installed a range or refrigerator, it’s been plumed for both) a full bath and a large walk-in storage closet. I often say that I could easily and happily live in it, and when I’m home, find myself spending much of my day here. Aside from our master bedroom, it has the best natural light, which is why I’m so partial to it. The slipcovered sofa tucked under the windows is my favorite place to read, and our rescue dog, Liberty’s, favorite place to nap.