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THE CHRISTIAN LADD

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As an interior designer, I am fortunate to be surrounded by beauty on a daily basis. With all of the beautiful things I get to peruse ranging from textiles to furnishings, there are inevitably some things that simply stand out from the rest. Gracie pieces unequivocally fall into that category. Gracie is a company that […]

la Petite Gracie Collection

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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 Sale

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One of our tried and true styling tips is accessorizing old with new. Some of our most prized possessions include our heirloom pieces, Herend in particular. Incorporating heirloom pieces into a home brings warmth and a personal touch. An added plus is that it can be passed down for generations. We love our collection of […]

Easter Herend

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Splendor in the South We find ourselves perusing Splendor in the South which is filled with “beautiful southern homes, interiors & lifestyles” aka inspiration for days.. This cheery sunshine-hued bedroom is what spring dreams are made of. We shared this heavenly exterior shot on our feed recently and still can’t get over its beauty. The […]

Instagram Accounts We’re Loving

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We have been longing to set a spring table for what feels like ages and with Easter approaching it gave us the perfect opportunity to set a few colorful tablescapes including two interchangeable formal settings and one a bit more on the casual side. For our casual table setting we used our everyday dishes paired […]

Easter Tablescapes

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With our Valentine’s Day bouquets approaching their final days and the freezing Texas temperatures that have kept us inside for the past week we are especially appreciative of our beautiful faux florals. In our opinion, nothing makes a home brighter and cheerier than florals and that includes faux florals. We have sourced the most realistic […]

Faux Floral Favorites

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If 2020 taught us anything, it’s to celebrate the little moments and take any excuse to make something special. Our favorite means of taking our own advice in this instance is by setting the table. There really has never been a better excuse to stay home for Valentine’s Day. Whether celebrating with a significant other, […]

Valentine’s Day Favorites

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This month our round up of Instagram accounts we’re loving are focused on interiors and exteriors. While we find fashion and beauty inspiration (and everything in between), with the upcoming launch of our e-commerce home boutique, we are all about inspiring interiors. Gracie Studio The Gracie family founded their namesake business in 1898, offering exquisite […]

Instagram Accounts We’re Loving

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As many changes as 2020 brought, perhaps one of the biggest was the shift in the amount of time that we all spent at home. With the increased amount of time spent at home in mind, the importance of pieces that were functional and versatile (and pretty) became necessary. An item that checks all of […]

Utilization of Screens in Design

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Danielle Rollins Danielle Rollins is a jack of all trades being described as “an internationally known tastemaker and trendsetter, interior and clothing designer, author and online influencer.” A tour of Rollins’ fabulous former Atlanta home can be seen here. Any home equipped with a catering closet referred to as the “party pantry” is a place […]

Instagram Accounts we are loving

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Some our favorite items happen to be {last minute} sussies. While stocking stuffers are sometimes an after-thought, the items we have rounded up below might just be must-haves for the people on your list. From leather charging stations to pocket sized tech sanitizers there’s something for everyone that they will actually use. shop stocking stuffers: […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers

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In our opinion, shopping for men can be the most challenging. Oftentimes men purchase what they want for themselves and don’t care to acquire additional “stuff.” With this in mind, we always try to tailor gifts specifically to their personal interests or gift them something we know they will truly need that they would never […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys

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It wouldn’t be Christmas if we left out our four-legged friends and our office dogs, Teddy and Margo would concur. This specific category is important because it can be easy to let pet items overtake your home over time. Additionally, those said items can often be eyesores, so while your animals are sure to enjoy […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Pets

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One of our favorite gifting categories is food and corresponding cookware. We love giving a thoughtful and personal gift and what can be tailored more to a person’s taste {pun intended} than food? This category of gifts guarantees the items can be enjoyed and the options are endless. We love the curate pre-packaged baskets from […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Foodie

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Hosting most certainly looks different this year, but we believe the smaller the gathering the more special it should be. Having an intimate meal with immediate family doesn’t mean you can’t set a lovely tablescape, if anything it is more reason to. Gifting for the hostess is our favorite category, and with these special items […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Hostess

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This year we are kicking off our holiday gift guides with the most important of them all: the littles. This year has been different in many ways and we have had to make adjustments in all different facets, including gifting. When shopping for the little one’s in our lives this year the main thing we […]

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Little Ones

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When it comes to holiday decor the pieces that hold the most memories bring the most joy. Silver pieces are classic items that we collect all of the time but our Christmas silver is particularly special. At CLI, we have a love for silver and have had a growing collection of Reed & Barton’s Silverplate Holly […]

Heirloom Christmas Decor

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Sweater weather has {finally} arrived in Texas and we have to say we are excited for the ease of dressing that accompanies the cooler temperatures. Each year by the time the colder weather hits, we are more than ready to put together a chic ensemble simply by throwing on a good sweater, denim and pair […]

Must Have Sweaters of the Season

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Claiborne Swanson Frank Formerly an employee at Vogue, Claiborne left the publication to pursue photography which led to the publishing of three of our favorite coffee table books: Mother and Child, Young Hollywood and American Beauty. Claiborne’s home is filled with enviable interiors that fit perfectly into her feed. We spy our favorite Cowtan and […]

Instagram Accounts We Are Loving

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The Sephora sale has come and {almost} gone so we were sure to get our order of must-haves in before the sale comes to a close this evening. Sephora doesn’t quickly come to mind for many when thinking of home items necessarily but we always purchase our favorite Nest candles and diffusers during their annual […]

Sephora Sale

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Conceived by Moda Operandi’s co-founder, Lauren Santo Domingo, the collaboration between Moda Operandi’s home line, Moda Domus and watercolor artist, Riley Sheehey, is something better than we could have ever dreamt up. Sheehey, whose work we fell in love with this past year, is “inspired by old things- vintage floral wallpaper, antique botanical prints, and […]

Riley Sheehey for Moda Domus

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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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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 […]

Style Icons

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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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