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Fall is finally here (although it’s recently been nearly 100 degrees in Louisiana) and I could not be more excited! I love updating my home each season and fall is one of my favorites. With my new rug line, I felt it was the perfect opportunity to restyle my home, while incorporating fall décor in […]

When creating my new collection of rugs with Orian Rugs, I purposely designed a variety of styles that would work in any home and any color scheme.  I created rugs especially for you to make your space beautiful and cozy!  One of my favorite parts of the whole process was styling these rugs in my […]

It’s no secret that my life has taken some unexpected twists and turns.  Some have been unwelcomed.  Others have exceeded my wildest expectations.  And SOMETIMES I have found both aspects equally intertwined. Here’s the story of how I ended up with my own Simply Southern Cottage collection of rugs from Orian Rugs that was unknowingly […]

Renovating this little 1940s cottage has been so rewarding. Now that I’m at the finish line, it’s time to start sharing some of the amazing after images and spaces.  When I started this renovation project in Minden, Louisiana back in the fall of 2019, I intended for it to be a flip. The plan was […]

As I was wrapping up my renovation in 2017, I kept seeing woven wood shades all over social media and knew in a heartbeat I wanted some for the huge bank of front windows across my main living area.  I called my neighbor, Leslie Rainer with Leslie Rainer Designs, and she helped me pick out […]

When I moved into my cottage almost four years ago, I loved being surrounded by neutral, farmhouse decor. If I’m being honest, I also wanted to please the farmhouse community on social media. It seemed every scroll yielded another stunning home filled with lots of woods and whites. But then, my friend Wendy (@chairwhimsy) came […]

Hey everybody! First of all, to aggregate everything about the new cottage on social media, I’ve decided on the hashtag #CottageonFort!  The new cottage sits at the edge of the Minden Historic Residential District on Fort Avenue, and y’all KNOW I like to keep things simple, so thus #CottageonFort it is!  Hooray!  You’ll be able […]

Surprise you guys!!!! Guess what?! I’m renovating another adorable, cozy cottage! HOORAY! I’ve been very vocal since the completion of my cottage of my desire to begin another project.  And y’all, I’ve been looking and looking EVERY SINGLE DAY since then. Last December, I had the most adorable little cottage under contract, but once I […]

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