Christmas Gift Wish List

Christmas Wish List Ideas for her

Seriously EVERY year I tell myself, I’m gonna be on top of Christmas shopping and then every year, it’s about December 15th when I think, what the heck I totally should have had this under control, what happened?! And so… if you’re in the same boat, here’s a few of my favorite things in a one-stop shopping trip to Trolley Square. I love Trolley Square for a quite a few reasons, but especially for the atmosphere and for the unique nature of the stores there. This just so happens to be my personal Christmas Wish List and I thought it might be helpful if you’ve still got women in your life to shop for too!

Leather Jewelry Travel Portfolio from Pottery Barn- Totally genius for keeping your jewelry from getting all tangled up when you travel!

Bath Marble Tube from Cosset Bath and Body- I LOVE anything natural and these bath fizzing marbles that come in this cute colorful arrangement are the perfect stocking stuffer. Cosset Bath & Body products are all natural & they smell divine too!

Spring Green Jewelry from American Apparel- I’m all about simple jewelry these days & this Spring Green Jewelry line up is one of my favorite collections. I love the simple design & little pop of green with the gold.

Mantra Tote from LuLu Lemon- And who doesn’t love Lulu Lemon? This blush neutral tote is the perfect grab n go bag for any activity. And even more fun is that it’s reversible!

Low Heel Slip On Shoes (with bows!) from American Apparel- These neutral shoes with a low heel are fashionable & comfy. You know I can’t say no to bows!

Peppermint Bark from Williams-Sonoma- What Christmas wish list would be complete without a treat? Williams-Sonoma’s Peppermint Bark is one of my favorite holiday snacks. A must have stocking-stuffer for anyone!

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Our Woodland Playroom: Room of the Day on Houzz!

Cutest Woodland Playroom. Design by Mollie Openshaw of DesignLovesDetail.com. I love the mushroom seats & tree with chalkboard. So cool.Most amazing woodland playroom! Designed by Mollie Openshaw of DesignLovesDetail.com-- the guru of creative kidsOne of the most fun spaces to create was this woodland playroom! Just a few weeks ago I was contacted by a Houzz editor to be interviewed about this space because they wanted to share it as the Room of the Day. Pretty exciting stuff. Do you guys use the Houzz app? Hopefully! I just love it. It’s the most used app I own, in fact. Check out the article & let us know what you think. Also, make sure you follow us on Houzz to keep up to date on the latest projects– we’ll have lots of new ones coming too with the new houses almost finished! Happy Tuesday, everyone.

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KelsiDecember 9, 2014 - 3:39 pm

That is so cool!

GLoria JenningsDecember 11, 2014 - 3:04 pm

Most amazing kids room I have ever seen!!! Congrats to you on this feature.

Holiday Decor Finds at Trolley Square

Silver, White & Emerald Christmas Inspiration from DesignLovesDetail.com. Click for product links to our favorite holiday decor picks!

Just this past week I spent an evening at Trolley Square enjoying the atmosphere, great food & amazing shops. It’s one of my favorite places to visit, especially around Christmas time! I picked up a lot of great gifts and couldn’t resist planning new additions to my Christmas decor. If you remember my Holiday Home Tour from last year, you know how I feel about Emerald Green! Below are links to the items above that all come from Trolley Square shops. And stay tuned for an upcoming gift guide I’ll share with my other favorite fashion & gift finds from my night on the town! In the meantime, get to decking those halls. Can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week!

Top Left: POTTERY BARN Candle Holders & Mercury Glass Trees

Top Middle: POTTERY BARN Avalon Pendant Light

Top Right: POTTERY BARN KIDS Glitter Trees

Bottom Left: WILLIAMS-SONOMA Jacquard TowelGuest Towel

Bottom Middle: POTTERY BARN Pillow Cover

Bottom Right: WILLIAMS-SONOMA Bay Leaf Wreath

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RachaelNovember 24, 2014 - 9:49 am

I love this! And your holiday decor post from last year was amazing. Crushing on this simple color scheme!!!!

natalie andersenNovember 25, 2014 - 1:15 pm

So cute!

Gloria JenningsDecember 11, 2014 - 3:06 pm

What a great collection!!!

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You know those images; the ones of a beautifully decorated holiday-home that look like they’re straight from a made-for-TV movie? The ones we’ve oooo’d and aww’d over? Well with our help, you too can have that in your own home! Whether its earthy and clean or classic and traditional, we can bring new life to your holiday decor. Imagine fresh garlands and heavenly smells; yes smells!

Simply email us at info@designlovesdetail.com for pricing and details. Our services include everything from detailed design boards with fresh ideas, to personalized shopping trips and full design execution. This is also great for those holiday parties! Beautifully designed tablescapes that are sure to make a big impression!

We can’t wait to start working with you!

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Vendors we {LOVE}: Hillary Butler Fine Art

I’ve finally made it. I’m finally made it to the point where I feel like a true grown-up! Today, I purchased my first piece of artwork. Not just a reprint from a decor store but an actual commissioned, custom piece. I have searched high and low for that one image that spoke to me and would be a statement piece above my new mantle. Let me tell ya, it was not an easy feat. I didn’t want traditional artwork of flowers in vases or a cliche piece by a super famous painter. Just not my style. After searching high and low, both locally and on the web, I stumbled upon my new artwork by happenstance while browsing Instagram. That’s when I found Hillary Butler Fine Art. When I saw her paintings I fell head-over-heels in love. Her use of color, shading and the overall look of her work is just breathtaking!

I purchased a piece she called “When I was Young”. It spoke to my soul. Truly! I can not wait to share it with you all perched atop my mantle in all its colorful, wondrous beauty. In the meantime, Hillary has graciously shared some of her story with us today and we could not be more excited! So without further ado……..I give you Hillary Butler……….

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Q: How did you get started as an artist?

I have always been an artist, ever since I was a kid, I was always doing something creative. It just took me a while to find that artist in there and figure out where to take it professionally. I would like to describe my journey to being a full time artist as a family circus drawing of the kid traveling all over the neighborhood to feed the dog in the corner of his own yard. It was always right there in front of me, but I had to take the long way to embrace it.  I remember having inspiration collages with magazine cutouts plastered on my walls as far back as jr high. Art class was my jam, but it wasn’t until I took portrait lessons later in high school that I thought I could do something with art. I entered college as an art major, but at the ripe, wise, age of 19, decided that being covered in charcoal  was not the life for me (now, I love it!). I graduated with an English degree, taught English, went back for a graphic design degree, worked an office job for 5 years, and then the light bulb went off. I was happiest when painting, so I left the 9-5 world to pursue art full time and haven’t looked back. 


Q: Tell us a little bit about your painting style and why you design with the materials you do?
I would describe my style as abstract representational. It’s evolved over the last few years and I’ve been thrilled with the direction it’s gone. I work  in oil on canvas. I use canvas because it’s how I was trained and they make beautiful presentations, although I’m about to release a new series on paper at the end of this month! Oil is my favorite paint medium because I really enjoy the way the paint flows on the canvas and that it takes a while to dry so I have time to work out any kinks in a painting before it dries. And the smell of oil paint and turpentine is energizing for me. I feel like a real artist when I use it.     

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Q: Do you offer custom paintings?
I do! Most of the work that I do is custom. I work with clients colors to create the perfect piece for their space. I also offer this really great feature where I mock up paintings on a client’s wall to scale so they see exactly what their piece will look like before they buy it. It’s so amazing and stress- free. People love it! 

Q: What can you be found doing in your spare time?
You can find me snooping out new places to hang out in Memphis, amusing myself by making cocktails to pair with paintings,  scheming up an excuse  to have a dinner party, and spending time with my husband David and dog Penny. I’ve been on a yoga kick lately. We’re a pretty chill bunch.

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I am super excited to share with you all her new “Oil on Paper” series. These are great options if you are looking for a custom piece on a budget! I think I need to pick some up for my office.


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Check out more of Hillary’s work on her website http://hillarybutler.bigcartel.com/ or any one of her social media outlets below:

http://www.facebook.com/Hillary.Butler.Fine.Art

http://instagram.com/hillarybutlerart

http://www.pinterest.com/hbutler/

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HeidiSeptember 10, 2014 - 4:57 pm

I love this art!! It is so lovely!! Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful find!!