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THE CHRISTIAN LADD

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Although there seems to be an overwhelming amount of “Instagram Holidays” lately, we have to admit, National Pasta Day is one we are not complaining about. This is especially true considering it gives us an excuse to set a lovely little tablescape for a meal at home with family.  This set up features Moda Domus […]

National Pasta Day

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One of our favorite online retailers, Shopbop, is currently having their “Fall Event” which is a tiered site-wide sale offering discounts of up to 25% depending on the amount spent at checkout. With the sale ending on the 16th, we took it as an opportunity to shop everything we have been needing for fall and […]

Shopbop Fall Event

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It’s fairly obvious that your environment can have an affect on your mood but when it comes to little ones, their surroundings can be a huge contributing factor when it comes to fostering creativity, imagination, etc. While in a perfect world our children’s rooms would remain cohesive with the remainder of our home’s aesthetic, that […]

Twelve Year Olds Rule The World

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CeCe Barfield Inc. CeCe Barfield Inc. is an interior design firm based in New York City with a feed filled with cheery inspiration. Have you ever seen a sweeter nursery than this? In addition to interiors, the tablescape inspiration is to-die-for. Caitlin Fisher Formerly in the fashion industry, Caitlin Fisher has a blog sharing glimpes […]

Instagram Accounts We Are Loving

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In honor of “National South Carolina Day”, we thought we would post a little list of some of our must-stop spots when in one of our very favorite cities, Charleston. Named “the Best City in the World” by Conde Nast in 2019, Charleston is truly one of the most charming cities with five star dining […]

National South Carolina Day

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D. Porthault is a household name when it comes to luxurious linens and playful prints alike. Founded in 1920 in Paris, Daniel Porthault began his business by opening a small lingerie shop prior to his wife, Madeleine urging him to expand into home couture. Porthault eventually obliged and expanded his business to include linens. “At […]

D. Porthault Semi-Annual Sale

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At CLI, every day feels like National Dog Day. Our office dogs, Teddy and Margo, aka the ones who run the show, take their roles at CLI very seriously. Both assistant designers and head of operations, but unlike Teddy, Margo appreciates the finer things in life and understands their value. While Teddy enjoys chewing on […]

National Dog Day

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With the official end of summer near that also means the arrival of the annual sale we look forward to all year long. We always stock up on our must-have beauty products during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but this year we were able to find fabulous deals on home accessories as well as some clothing […]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Designers often refer to ceilings as 5th walls but there is a lesser utilized design tactic which can make an even bigger impact. The floor is considered the 6th wall and can be the most transformative element in a room. One of the most common techniques is painting wood floors. By doing this the classic […]

Tuesday Tip: Up Your 6th Wall Game

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Blue and white will forever be a staple at CLI. The color combination is classic and adding blue and white chinoiserie is a wonderful way to incorporate color in a space in a timeless way. We are not ones to typically subscribe to trends when decorating a home which is why blue and white chinoiserie […]

Blue and White Chinoiserie

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We are and always will be all about the classics at Christian Ladd Interiors. There is something so special about being able to incorporate antiques into a design especially when juxtaposed with new, fresh pieces. One of our personal favorite pieces is an antique Hepplewhite sideboard that was passed down several generations. It has traveled […]

HOW TO STYLE A SIDEBOARD

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Similar to our design aesthetic, we draw fashion inspiration from style icons past and present alike. From streetwear style, red carpet appearances to royal engagements, the women on this list never disappoint. Poppy Delevingne first came on our radar when we saw her gorgeous London home featured in Architectural Digest. As an ambassador to Chanel […]

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Pencil and Paper Co. “Southern lifestyle tastemaker & interior designer, Gen Sohr, is the colorful creative behind P+P Co., a celebrated design company & lifestyle brand.” We love looking to Pencil & Paper Co. for all things COLOR. Their feed is filled with endless inspiration ranging from fashion to interior design. We adore their “Color […]

Instagram Accounts We Are Loving

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As we always say, the devil is in the details. This is particularly true when it comes to decor elements in a home. Coffee table books are staples that we always incorporate into every space. Coffee table books add color, height, and interest to a table which is why we always incorporate them into living […]

Coffee Table Books

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We have been avid Schitt’s Creek fans since its 2015 premiere, but given the current circumstances, we have upped our binge-watching and successfully completed all six seasons…

Schitt’s Creek Makeovers

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Since Fourth of July will certainly look a bit different this year we decided to shake up our cocktail offerings {pun intended}. It should come as no surprise that we don’t typically adhere to the red, white and blue theme, rather our theme stops at blue and white when it comes to decor. With cocktails, […]

Fourth of July Cocktail Recipes

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One of our absolute, tried and true retailers is COS. We were introduced to the line a little over a year ago and their pieces quickly became staples in our wardrobe. We love COS because their pieces are classic and simple staples that can be worn season after season in a multitude of ways. In […]

COS Summer Picks

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We believe wholeheartedly that accessories are what complete a room.  While accessories should be tailored to your personal taste, there are a handful of items that we believe should be included in every home. One of these staple items are mirrors. Mirrors are the best way to trick the eye. They bounce light around the […]

Mirror Roundup

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There are many reasons summer is our favorite season, but topping the list is outdoor entertaining. From casual backyard barbecues to well thought out dinner parties under tree-strung lights, nothing beats a summer evening with friends and family. With all of the time we have spent away from loved ones unable to gather together, so […]

Summer Entertaining

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We recently learned that June 17th is “National Eat Your Vegetables Day.” While we don’t typically partake in the typical “Instagram holidays”, this particular one reminded us of some of our favorite ceramic vegetables. We absolutely adore our Lettuce Ware collection created by Tory Burch in collaboration with the estate of Dodie Thayer. Thayer, an […]

National Eat Your Vegetables Day

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Our number one way to warm up a home is through art. The beauty of art is it is a sure way to personalize a home, be it big or small. Small scale art is often underrated, as it can make just as bug of an impact as a large piece. Although art often can […]

Tuesday Tip: Small Art

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With Father’s Day fast approaching, we decided to gather up a handful of gift ideas that any Father would be sure to love. From the avid golfer to the barbecue connoisseur there is something for everyone. The majority of the items we rounded up have an option for personalization to add a special touch to […]

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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We first discovered Estelle Colored Glass this past spring and instantly fell in love with the exquisite pieces. While the products are magnificent, there is nothing more special than when a business is rooted in meaning that gives it heart and soul. Estelle Colored Glass is a Charleston-based business named after founder, Stephanie Summerson Hall’s […]

Estelle Colored Glass x CLI Giveaway

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As we begin to return to posting interior design content, it is by no means business as usual. It’s our responsibility now more than ever, to continue to use our platform to promote equality. One very important avenue of doing so is by promoting inclusivity in business. We have rounded up five of many businesses […]

Instagram Accounts We Are Loving

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While it is important to invest in certain pieces in a home, there are many elements that can be less of an investment and make just as big of an impact. Pillows can absolutely fall into that category. Our favorite way to incorporate pops of color is through the use of pillows. A little known […]

Pillow Refresh

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Although graduation ceremonies were definitely out of the ordinary this year, that doesn’t make the graduates’ accomplishments any less extraordinary. Finding the perfect thing to gift for a monumental occasion is the perfect way to acknowledge achievements in a personalized way. With that being said, finding the perfect gift for graduation can be a bit […]

Graduation Gift Guide

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With the craziness going on in the world we have admittedly grown accustomed to “what’s next?”.. Roughly a week ago the next unknown struck in our hometown in the form of none other than moths. And not just moths, swarms of moths. They are present day and night, inside and outside. The invasion has been […]

Moth Apocalypse

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As we always say, the devil is in the details. The tiniest of details can turn something ordinary into extraordinary. Custom pieces such as lampshades create a well curated and unique space. It’s often assumed that making edits to elevate a space is pricey or unattainable, but that is not always the case. Custom lampshades […]

Tuesday Tip: Lampshade Update

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A collaboration between Society Social and Ariel Okin launched this week and we are completely smitten. The collection is called “The New Traditionalist” and it is, in fact, what rattan and grasscloth dreams are made of if you ask us. Society Social is an online retailer (who additionally, recently opened an amazing brick and mortar […]

Society Social x Ariel Okin

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Although we, like everyone else, have been spending all of our time quarantined inside our homes, we have been doing everything in our ability to make our time together special. In doing so, and in an effort to simply break up the monotony of our usual routine, we decided to cook a meal special that […]

Moda Domus Carnation Tablescape

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Amidst the crazy times we are all currently living thorough, we find nothing more comforting or inspiring than fellow small business owners, especially those whose sole purpose is giving back. Enter a Curated Bazaar. During the uncertainty surrounding what is now our {temporary} new normal, we have been more conscientious when it comes to purchases, […]

Shopping for a Cause: Curated Bazaar

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There are many reasons we love Instagram, but the top one has to be the accessibility it provides in order to discover (and connect with) small businesses in ways in which we otherwise wouldn’t likely be able to do. We recently came across a relatively new business on Instagram that we are absolutely in love […]

Estelle Colored Glass

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One of our favorite online furniture retailers, The Inside, launched a fabulous collaboration with Old World Weavers today. The Inside is a sustainable furniture retailer that produces strictly made-on-demand supply. By providing an on-demand supply chain they are able to offer a vast range of products ranging from bedroom furniture to outdoor pieces in a […]

The Inside x Old World Weavers

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While we are all spending time at home, in addition to organizing, cleaning and for some, homeschooling, it allows for the perfect time to simply nest. There is nothing simpler that will make as big of an impact as a quick refresh will. Schumacher, one of our favorite fabric houses, has recently collaborated with Williams […]

HOME REFRESH: SCHUMACHER COLLABORATIONS

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Without a doubt, our most frequently asked question is where to find the art in one of our favorite kitchen projects. While the particular piece above the banquette shown below is no longer available, we have sourced some similar options to share with you all. As always, we strive to create a juxtaposition of contrasting […]

Kitchen Art Inspiration

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One of our favorite fashion retail sites, Moda Operandi, just so happens to have recently begun carrying items for the home and they are good. Our Instagram feed has been filled with tablescape inspiration lately and with spring just around the corner there is no better excuse to snap up some fabulous items to create […]

MODA OPERANDI HOME PICKS

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Sometimes we come across images of spaces that stop us in our tracks {or in our Instagram feed} and this nursery designed by Dina Bandman for the 2018 San Francisco Decorator Showcase did just that. We love a bold design choice and find that children’s rooms tend to be the very best place to take […]

SHOP THE ROOM: DE GOURNAY NURSERY

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When it comes to laundry products, we are partial to few favorite brands. With children, pets and everything in between in and out of our home, we have come to fancy ourselves somewhat of laundry aficionados. We have been longtime fans of two brands specifically: Nellie’s and The Laundress. We tend to gravitate towards all […]

LAUNDRY LOVES

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If it is a book of any kind about manners we are in, but when it is a book about manners written by Marie-Chantal, the Crown Princess of Greece, we are most certainly reading it from cover to cover. While one might assume an etiquette book written by royalty might be stuffy, this book is […]

“MANNERS BEGIN AT BREAKFAST: MODERN ETIQUETTE FOR FAMILIES”

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While we source interior design images daily, we also draw inspiration from fashion just as regularly. We have said it many times but interior design and fashion are not mutually exclusive. Per a bit of research, we can guarantee you will almost always come to find that your favorite style icons have fabulous taste in […]

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