My cousin Rachelle does it all.  Blogs all things children over at Kenziepoo, is the editor in chief of La Petite Magazine, mommy to Kenzie, wife to her preacher hubby and gives herself constantly to help and support young people.  She is pretty darn awesome!  Here is her {one space}.

I love this room because of the scandinavian and simplistic feel to it! I could see myself getting hours and hours of work done here.  The only thing missing?  My computer.

Thanks Rachelle!!

via A Merry Mishap (via here).



She is funny, clever, talented, an amazing writer, a fantastic mum and really really funny.  (Oops, I already said that.)  The Lil Bee was one of the first blogs that I added to my rss feed 3 years ago and I have enjoyed reading it ever since.  Here is Bee’s {one space}.

I love it because it’s clean and simple, with soft, neutral tones and a comfortable yet refined aesthetic. The gorgeous mantle, lush window treatments, and crystal chandelier are the perfect finishing touches.  This room also holds my attention since it’s likely one that I won’t be emulating for many years, due to little ones and frisky dogs running about our house. I’ll keep it tucked inside my inspiration folder until there comes a day when sticky fingers and muddy paws have enough real estate elsewhere in our home that I can cultivate such an oasis and close the doors to the chaos when I need a mini escape.

Thanks Melisa!!

via Domino via {this is glamorous}.



My husband is the coolest person I know!!  Some of my readers have told me that he looks like Gerard Butler.  My friends tell me that he is extremely funny.  My family tells me that I am pretty darn blessed to be married to him.  Yep, I am.  I asked Mr. Hottie if he could give me his {one space}.  Here it is.

“I want to read in this space and stare out the window.  However, the binoculars make the previous statement sound a little creepy.”

Thanks babe!!!

via Skona Hem.



I am a big Turquoise fan.  And by Turquoise I mean Vanessa De Vargas.  This LA based furniture designer and interior decorator has a fantastic portfolio and has been featured in many publications.  (Read more here.)  I follow her on twitter and I love seeing what new projects she is working on.  So…..of course her {one space} is gorg!!

In this image you capture each layer and texture that works so cohesively but also works to not be too overpowering.  I guess what I love most about this room is that many colors and eras are represented but if feels warm and exciting at the same time.  Makes you want to visit and stay awhile.
Thanks Vanessa!!

via David Jimenez



Artist and design blogger, Ally of From The Right Bank has serious style.  Maybe it comes from all of her travels and many many moves.  Or may be she is just one cool chic!  Here is her {one space}.

I love mixing pieces from different eras and styles and this room does that perfectly, creating an inviting space with just the right amount of glam.
Thanks Ally!!!



Nancy of Wolf and Willow is sincerely so nice.  I have loved getting to know her through the blogging world.  Her style is impeccable and her portfolio is growing by the day.  I love her {one space}.

“Not only is this cheerful little space filled with pretty pink, lovely light, flowers and books, it also features my dream flea market find – a perfect pair of antique Staffordshire spaniels!”

Thanks Nancy!!

via Anna Spiro.



I had the chance to meet this adorably talented chic at Alt last year.  Ellie of Mint is smart and so utterly talented.  How fun to see what her {one space} is.

I love this room because it’s such a great blend of homey simplicity, flea market finds, and modern touches. The open shelving, baskets, plants, and light… I could spend all day in this kitchen!

Thanks Ellie!

via emmas designblogg (via Hus & Hem).



Victoria of sfgirlbybay has impeccable taste.  No surprise that she picked such a fantastic room for her {one space}.

“I am mad with envy for this black and pink accented dining room, because it is encompasses everything I love in design — an effortless mix of modern and vintage eclectic, with an abundance of unique style and personality.”

Thanks Victoria!

via desire to inspire.



I am starting a new series, {The One Space}, that you will notice popping up throughout the next weeks.  Have you ever seen a room that you feel describes your taste in every detail?  One room that sums up your entire design aesthetic?  It is definitely harder said than found.  I have asked some of my favorite bloggers, designers and friends to share an image of the one space that defines them along with a one sentence explanation.

First up is Jeanine Hays, also known as Aphro Chic.  (I adore Jeanine and I am so proud of her many accomplishments these last few years!)

“This room truly defines my taste and aesthetic.  It is modern, colorful and incorporates cultural pieces that tell the story of the family that lives within.”

Thanks Jeanine!!