Posts by: Layla

“One of the most radical things you could ever do is to decide to really and truly get to know yourself. That’s all.” -Cleo Wade Isn’t that the truth? I’d even change that last part to: “decide to really and truly BE yourself”. That’s where I’m at this year. Really and truly just being myself. I’m sure […]

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Hello! Each Wednesday I share some of the photos that stopped me in my tracks while I was scrolling Instagram the previous week. Here are this week’s picks! 1. @MichelleGage: Is that the coolest wallpaper, or what? 😀 I have no idea where she got it, so if you’re wondering, you might want to reach out to […]

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Happy Monday! I had the pleasure of working on a really fun photo consultation this weekend for a gal named Lesley. She sent me this photo of the kitchen in their 100-year old farmhouse: She wanted to see butcher block counters and white subway tiles, and she wanted the space to feel a little more […]

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Remember that wall in our bedroom that I was talking about last week? Well, here it is: The roof of the Bungalow Barn (on the other side of that wall) cuts right through the center of each of those windows, so we had to board them up and we’re looking forward to *finally* finishing it […]

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“Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double-edged sword. It lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains.” -Layla Palmer I read about “double introverts” and “double extroverts” today. I didn’t know they were a […]

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Hello! Each Wednesday I share some of the photos that stopped me in my tracks while I was scrolling Instagram the previous week. Here are this week’s picks! 1. @LynneKnowlton: That railing!! 2. @CedarHillFarmhouse: That fireplace screen!! 3.@HammmadeFurniture: That porch bed/swing!! 4. @Livslyst: Those kitty cats!! 😀 5. @WhitneyLeighMorris: That doggie, that baby, that bright and sunshine-y […]

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Happy Monday, friends! Remember that dresser I painted a couple of weeks ago? Well, I finally got a mirror hung up on the wall above it and I love the way it opens the room up! I’ve been (casually) searching for something with a thin frame that’s black and has curves for the past couple […]

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Secretary Hutch Makeover

On August 3, 2017 By

One of my favorite things to do is style shelves and mantels. Something about clearing off, cleaning up, and creating a new look just relaxes my spirit. “Like a folding chair let out by a pool”, as Pat Conroy would say. 🙂   That’s what I had fun playing with the other day. Lots of […]

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“I read a lot about why our brains love the ocean, and it turns out, our gray matter is actually hardwired to react positively to the Earth’s blue matter.” -Layla Palmer I saw that question posted on Instagram and I decided it’s anywhere I can see the sea. And then I wondered if there was […]

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Hello! Each Wednesday I share some of the photos that stopped me in my tracks while I was scrolling Instagram the previous week. Here are this week’s picks! 1. @Hawkes_Landing: Such a crisp little corner! 2. @HouseSevenDesign: Black, white and wood. One of my favorite combos! 3.@OldSilverShed: Can’t you almost feel the cross-breeze?! 😀 4. @My100YearOldHome: Those […]

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