Archive for the ‘Entertaining’ Category

Date: Jun 26 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

Good morning from Coral House :) We’re here for a few days and I’m not one bit mad about it. This island makes my heart happy.


Sharing some of my recently favorited etsy finds today! Especially loving that peacock headboard!




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Date: Jun 17 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Fashion

7 things catching my eye lately.





Mara Hoffman’s latest is both refreshing and gorgeous!

The perfect summer slide. More colors here.

My all time favorite skincare line just launched a new Basics collection.

Did you see that Amazon bought WholeFoods? This internet joke is hilarious.

I am OBSESSED with these silicone cover ups – a necessity in my book.

How cute is this watermelon beach lounger? And it’s just $35.

Don’t you know? A smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.



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Date: Jun 12 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

A little life lately…


We just returned from another week in the mountains while the kids attended day camp at Montreat. Four families in one house – sounds crazy (and it is) but it is so much fun for all. Below I’m wearing this dress.





We had a mountain creek by our house that the kids loved going to after camp.


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And of course the adults had fun, too.


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Lilly’s little bunny pjs!





Below I’m wearing this blue gingham dress (so comfortable and a great price). Gray is wearing this dress (and we both have this same dress in the red print, too).




We rented the Shenandoah house for the week through Graybeard Realty and I highly recommend them. If you book a home through them in the future you can use the code “LLL” to get 5% off!




In other news… I had a lovely time at the Marysia Swim dinner at The Dewberry!




Did you see my instagram about Talbot’s book club this summer? Give a book get a book :) I’m wearing this  red print dress and these sandals. My book pick was First Comes Love.




Here I am with my friend Molly at her beautiful home for the Babiators x Minnow Swim dinner! I’m wearing this red dress, this pom pom bag, and these sandals.




Lots of movies with the kids happening this summer break.


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Pretty hydrangeas on our front porch :) Also you can find our doormat here!




And my dress and earrings are from Mulberry & King.




When it’s your friend’s birthday and she makes you have a parade :)





And ending with my red polka dot dress :) I have this in the blue and white stripe version, too! And it’s under $60!




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Date: Jun 9 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Fashion, What I'm Wearing

Happy Friday! Remember when I said that I was obsessed with these lemon plates? Well I had to have them, and I really felt like they belonged at Coral House.




I love the lemon paired with the blue marble plates.




This outdoor dining space is covered and the perfect spot to sit because a breeze comes right through.





My bistro chairs are from Candelabra and I LOVE them. They’re cute and comfortable and they have different color combinations!




And the tablecloth is actually two large Hedgehouse travel towels that can be used for so many things! And my blue dress even matches it ;)


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Happy Weekend, Everyone!



blue & white maxi dress (also here), fruity bangles, tortoise polarized sunglasses



lemon enamel plates, blue marble enamel plates,

blue & white stripe tablecloth, white bistro chairs, similar teak dining table


Photography by Gray Benko.


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Date: Jun 7 2017

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family

I’m so excited to share a home tour of our Harbour Island, Bahamas home, Coral House! It’s been a busy few months with a lot of work (and some stress) but we love how the renovation turned out!! A big thank you to our architect Beau Clowney for helping us make the most out of this cottage and outdoor space!


We opened up this side of the landscaping so that we could do a front entrance. I love to sit on the front porch and watch the people go by on Bay Street.




Dutch door of my dreams.




I love the simple black and white striped Dash & Albert rug here.




This kitchen used to be a U-shape, but we wanted it to connect to the family room so we opened it up and made it a galley. So much brighter and roomier this way.




My favorite parts of this kitchen are the pink Stray Dog Designs chandelier, and stripe rugand the painting by Chambers Austelle. And obviously the pink fridge!





The dining room is right off of the kitchen. We replaced the two windows on the side of the big mirror with french doors that open to the outdoor dining space.




I’m in love with this Stray Dogs Design chandelier. Also, similar chairs here.




There are two sides to the family room. This sitting side is ideal for conversations and games.




We used striped Dash & Alberts rugs to keep this room separate but coordinated.





This shelf used to be a window, but we closed it in when we added the two new bedrooms off of this side of the house. It’s the perfect spot for our beach library.




We recovered the furniture that conveyed with the house with Lulie Wallace fabric to bring some bright color to the room. I love all of her fun patterns.




This side of the family room has the tv and opens up to the kitchen and pool area. Again, we replaced the windows on both sides of this mirror with doors.





This 1st bedroom downstairs that we added on has it’s own little personality with the Mirth tile floors.




More Stray Dog Designs lighting in here, I love this citrine color! And the bedding is by Biscuit Home.





This bedroom shares a jack & jill bathroom with the 2nd new bedroom downstairs. They each have their own vanity and separate toilet space, and then share a walk in shower. All of the bath tile is from Daltile.




The second downstairs bedroom that we added on is very much coordinated with the other bedroom. More

Mirth Studio tile on the floor but a different pattern, and these Stray Dog Designs wall sconces.




The bedding in here is also Biscuit Home, with this Hedgehouse throwbed on the end.





The vanity mirrors in the jack & jill bathroom are both wall mounted on the side and pull out.




Our Coral House soap by Old Whaling company.





There are two bedrooms upstairs, this one is the master bedroom.




We recovered the headboard with more Lulie Wallace fabric, and the bedding is Biscuit Home.


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And the master bath. We didn’t change much up here because I love the original feel of this space. I find it so charming.




Here is the final and 4th bedroom that is also upstairs. Again, more Biscuit Home bedding :)




The drapes in both of these upstairs rooms were custom made with more Lulie Wallace fabric.




And the bathroom. We used these Fresh American stripe hampers in all of the bathrooms.





Both of the upstairs bedrooms open up to this balcony that has water views. There is a great breeze up here, too!




There is also an outdoor shower, which is one of my favorite additions we made to the home.




The outdoor dining space is right off of the dining room and kitchen and is covered. We had the teak table made on the island but there is a similar one here. And the chairs are from Candelabra.




And then right off of the outdoor dining is this lounge area. It helps connect the space to the pool patio.




We knew that we needed a pool and I think this space was perfect for it. We used Marazzi tile in it and I love how it looks!






This pink building used to be a little bunkhouse, but we opened up this side of it to make an outdoor pool bar. The other half of the building is a half bath with a washer and dryer. I love this barbie print!





Our Coral House VRBO site is updated with new pictures – would love for you to check it out! Maybe even plan a visit :)


Photography by Gray Benko.




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I’ve been wanting to share this recent brunch with you all – my friend Lulie Wallace is so talented, as most of you all know. Her latest home collection with Anthropologie is out right now and she threw a little party at her beautiful downtown Charleston home to celebrate it!



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Isn’t she adorable? The new collection consists of tabletop, bedding, and other floral home decor items! All colorful and fun :)





These melamine plates are my favorite! So fun to mix and match.


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And those little nut bowls are perfect for ice cream in my opinion. I think I need to get a set for my kids.




You can check out the whole collection right here. Aren’t these floral bed sheets amazing??



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