Wednesday, October 30, 2013


I'm going so many different directions and have lots of things floating around in my head, it's hard for me to focus right now (hello, ADD?). First resurrection. Not Jesus. Not Night of the Living Dead. No, I'm talking flowers, specifically cut hydrangea. This may seem random, but I've had questions about this. We've all had this sad situation occur . . .
This happened to me just one day after I bought this little grocery store arrangement. Uggh. What to do? First, take a little snip off the bottom then submerge the whole thing - stem, blooms and all - in lukewarm water.
Give it at least half an hour, come back and this is what happens.
Voila! Like magic, it's back to life. Now, I've only tried this with hydrangea so it may not work with other blooms, but just thought I would pass along the information.
And here it is back in its little fall arrangement.

Now, on to Halloween tomorrow. In our neck of the woods (as Al Roker is so fond of saying), it is supposed to be horrific weather - not just rain, we're talking severe weather like oh, I don't know hail, straight-line winds and possible tornadoes. Awesome. So, some neighborhoods/communities are trying to postpone trick-or-treating until Friday. I hope this catches on as I don't want to die (or even get wet really) for the sake of my kids getting candy.  My son decided to be an ICEE - yes, a sweet, syrupy beverage basically. He's an original. So, of course, this required a homemade costume, and I am SO not crafty. People mistakenly think I am because I'm creative in other ways, but arts and crafts are just not my thing. Here's the costume so far (not totally done yet) . . .

Luckily, my daughter's costume just required me to order some things online. And speaking of ordering things online (since this post is so random, why not just totally go off the rails), Madewell is having a little one day sale today (30% off select styles), and there are a few things I'm quite taken with . . .
 This skinny metal bow belt . . . I don't know why.  

And this sweater . . .
Now if I could just be as cool looking in leather pants, I would totally rock this look. I even like the model's hair. I'm getting my haircut this afternoon. Hmm.

And last but not least, I ordered this tote from Madewell a while back and get quite a few compliments on it . . . 

Of course, it's not on sale (I used a coupon I had on mine) but still not a bad price. I love it - lots of space and pocket for my keys and phone. You can even have it monogrammed if you're so inclined.

I apologize for what was probably the most random post ever, but I wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

New Website & Stuff

Hello, hello. I recently shared my new logos for both the blog and my design business. Now, I've officially got my business website up and running. So please do go check it out here: . . .

You can also access the new site by clicking on the "About" and "K Interiors" buttons at the top of this blog. For now, My Interior Life (the blog) is staying right here where it's always been (blogspot address and all), but you can also access it from my K Interiors site (if you're over there) by simply clicking on the "Blog" button. Does that make sense? I hope so. I toyed around with the idea of trying to transfer my blog directly onto the new site (which I may do eventually), but if I do that all my subscribers will have to re-subscribe over there, etc. It was just too confusing for my little brain. So, for now I'm keeping the blog as-is.

I've also been hoarding some things recently that I plan on selling. My thought is to have a Tag Sale locally (probably at my home) in the next couple of weeks (haven't worked out all those little details yet), but also sell items through my website or Etsy eventually as well. Please let me know your thoughts on all of that. Here's a sampling of some recent finds (Instagram followers, sorry for the repeat):

So, if you're looking for some decorating help, please check out And, if you're looking for something special for your home (or someone else's), please stay tuned for more information about upcoming sale items either on the blog or Instagram

As always, thanks for following along in my design journey!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Worlds Away New Introductions

Two posts in two days . . . I'm on fire. I got an email this morning from my Worlds Away rep sharing a preview of pieces that are being introduced at High Point Market starting October 19. She mentioned that this fall High Point show represents the single largest product introduction in Worlds Away’s history. While the usual gilt and lacquered pieces are represented, I think you'll see a definite Mid-Century Modern/Mad Men inspired trend as well. Kind of exciting and different for Worlds Away. Without further ado, here are the pretties . . .
This fabulous green lacquered faux bamboo bar cabinet with over-sized Greek Key pulls and gold leaf base. The inside is mirrored. It also comes in white.

More glam and lacquer in the form of shelves this time (they're also available in green). 

Now, on to some of the Mid-Century Modern/Mad Men inspired pieces . . . 

And just to really drive the Mad Men reference home, these last two chairs are even named "Don" and "Joan."

Of course, as always, Worlds Away has some stellar lighting options as well. Here are some that caught my eye . . . 

If any of these beautiful Worlds Away items catch your eye, please contact me for pricing and ordering.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Design Love

I don't know about you, but fall is my absolute favorite time of year. Today, it actually feels like it here in Nashville too which is so exciting. Jeans and boots are my uniform, so I'm so happy to be able to pull them out. I seriously don't even know where the time goes, but it seems I'm busier in the fall too (which can be good and bad). I also tend to find inspiration all over the place - whether it's while driving the kids to activities or shopping for clients, there's just so much to take in. Of course, there are the typical sources of inspiration too. I just posted this little photo on Instagram . . .
While it may be an occupational hazard (or a sign of hoarding tendencies), I am somewhat addicted to shelter magazines and tend to buy more this time of year as well. I'm a sucker, I admit.

I grabbed the new Domino over the weekend as well as House & Garden (which is only at the bookstore since it's British). Of course, I devoured them both, but some photos from H&G stuck with me . . .

This extremely modern urban space contrasted with this country home . . .
I could be equally happy in either place. That's what I love about design . . . even if I may not consider something exactly "my style," I can appreciate it and learn from it.

And speaking of design, you may have noticed that I recently had new logos designed for both the blog and my design business, and I couldn't be happier with them. Thanks so much to the talented Beth Mathews for working so hard on these for me!

I hope you love them as much as I do. A new website for my business is in the works that will tie in to the blog, so look for that in the weeks to come.