Charleston Photo Diary

charleston 01charleston 02 charleston 03 charleston 04 charleston 05 charleston 06 charleston 07 charleston 08 charleston 09 charleston 10 charleston 11charleston 14charleston 15charleston 17Just a little look at the trip I took to Charleston with my sister and Mom.  My sister wrote a great recap of the trip that’s much more thorough.  I really fell in love with the city and can’t wait to make a trip back.  We ate so much and met so many wonderful people!    Thank you to everyone that made our trip so special:

Chassity of Look Linger Love, Stacy of Hampden Clothing, Rhett, Mini and Kathleen of Croghan’s, Ellie, Erin of The Commons, Helen of Fuzzco, Angie Hranowsky, Melisssa of Plum Collective, Sarah-Hamlin of Fritz Porter, and Rebecca of Celadon!  You all made us feel so welcome!

Big News

Big News from Rebecca Atwood

I’m so excited to officially announce that I’m writing a book!

The working title is Livable Pattern and it will be published by Clarkson Potter.  This book will be all about how to use pattern in your home.  The main idea is that pattern doesn’t need to be loud or overwhelming, and I’ll be teaching you how to create a home that is rich, layered, and truly your own – one that showcases your story through pattern.

We’ll review what you need to know about pattern to get started and then get down to the nitty gritty in each room of the home as well as the outdoors.  There will be beautifully patterned home, aspirational but achievable DIY projects, and styled how-to’s to get you going.

Most of all I want this book to be helpful and inspiring for you! Please leave your comments below or email me at to let me know what you want to be included.  Your input is so important to me.  We’re also still looking for a few beautifully patterned homes so please feel free to submit yours!

I am excited for the challenge of writing a book and to be working on a project that involves so many other amazing people.  I’m thrilled that Emily Johnston will be photographing the book as she’s so talented and amazing to work with.  It will be a while before it hits stands (likely in June 2016) but I’ll be sharing bits and pieces about the process here when I can, and more often you’ll find me on instagram.

Required Reading

Orange floral headboardSpace of the Week: I love how this room feels like a vacation I want to take. The orange makes the feminine print feel fresh and not overly girly which I love.

Having just gotten back from an amazing weekend in Charleston, SC for my Mom’s 60th birthday I am having a little trouble being back in these winter temps! I fell in love with the city and can’t wait to go back.  Here are a few links I hope you enjoy!

I hate to admit I actually haven’t had time to read this interview yet… but it’s on my list.

I don’t see many movies but this one is on my list when it comes out…and maybe Ghostbusters too.

What you Learn in your Forties.

Loved this short piece about how one of my favorite ceramicists got his start.

Read my sister’s recap of our Charleston trip for recommendations on where to go.

Beautiful blooms in season.

A great patterned DIY project.

Put away your phones! I’m guilty of this but trying to work on it.