I'm still reeling from the partnership we have with West Elm in which they are donating furniture to Kindred. They are also opening up a brand new West Elm store in Durham at Southpoint and I was asked to create the window display for the opening. What a great opportunity! Since I already . . .
One thing I've always enjoyed doing, but now more so than ever, is check out the way stores merchandise their goods. Here are a few pictures I recently snapped at the Anthropologie store in Greensboro. ** images by me . . .
It was a bit of a challenge sprucing up our empty store front space for the silent auction that we hosted last week. The space is vast and there isn't a lot in the way of furniture in there, not to mention the glaring fluorescent lights that are hanging just a bit too low. We added a lot of festive . . .
A few beautiful ways to bring the outside in. ** Image Credits: 1. Cecelia Fox, 2. Daily Tonic 3. Deco & Style . . .
I'm featured in the winter issue of Southern Flourish magazine - and on the cover (whoa!). Inside there is a really nice & lengthy article too. I hope you'll check it out. I'm honored to be a part of it. The magazine is 100% digital and you can read this issue for $3. You can access it . . .
Last week, I had the honor of creating a backdrop for the Design*Sponge book tour at Anthropologie in Durham. Having been an avid reader of Grace's blog since she first began, it was a thrill to be a part of her event. Since I wanted to represent North Carolina (as well as my own art style) in . . .
What a pretty and unfussy desktop vignette. ** Image Credits: Lonny Magazine . . .
The focus on this shoot was on Sonya's tools and on creating a grittier vibe. It's amazing what a difference lighting makes. Both the post earlier with her portrait and styled studio shot and these here were shot in natural light, just utilizing it in very different ways. ** Image Credits: . . .
Last month I was hired by my friend Sonya of Metamorphosis Metals to come into her Raleigh studio and style it, while another photographer shot portraits. These are some candid shots I took. I love the top photo of her and had a lot of fun styling her workspace. Since her work has an organic, moody . . .
An engagement session that I styled for photographer Cade Bowman is featured on Style Me Pretty this week. What an honor, I am a huge fan of their lovely blog. ** Image Credits: Cade Bowman, Styling: Michelle Smith . . .
A bouquet of flowers from the backyard. ** Image Credits: Michelle Smith . . .
One day I'd like to create a slatted fence out of reclaimed wood like this in our back garden. This patio/tablescape was created by JL Designs for 944 Magazine. ** Image Credits: JL Designs . . .