Friday, December 31, 2010

Year In Review

I'm back! I'm sorry I've been MIA... my family has been in town from Texas and I've been enjoying my time with them and trying to kick an annoying cold.

Anyway.... can you believe it's already New Years Eve? 2010 was an amazing year and so many things happened.

In January, I had two BIG announcements - I was leaving my day job and moving to Charlotte, NC!

I finished up my California jobs in February and had pictures taken for my portfolio.

In February we were living in an apartment and I painted our bedroom black.

In April we started house hunting and in May we bought and moved into our very first place!

We have done a lot of painting including the kitchen, the living room, the family room, the guest bedroom and the dining room is almost done.

Also in May, I got a job working two days a week at a little design shop here in Charlotte. I've learned so much from the industry and the job has been invaluable to me.

During the past couple months, little by little, I've been adding furniture..

Who could forget the last minute whirlwind trip to NYC in September to see Nate Berkus?

I had so much fun with Traci and got to meet some of my favorite bloggers - Jenny and Kirsten.

The past couple months I've gone to some fun events here in Charlotte and also had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know GW and Amanda.

In fact.... if there was one thing to take away from this year, it was my experiences meeting and connecting with the most AMAZING and talented people. Along with the designers/bloggers mentioned above, I also connected with Lisa Sherry and Lauren Liess. Just thinking about these talented individuals makes me excited for what's to come in my own future.

And last but not least, Amanda and I started up our very own booth here in Charlotte and it has been SO fun. We'll be adding a lot of things in the next week and I'll be sure to share pictures!

I've been working with a handful of clients here in Charlotte and I hope to have "after" pictures early this year.

The January giveaway will be posted on Monday since the 1st falls on Saturday. If you like horses, you'll love this month's giveaway!!

I also want to thank you so so so much for reading my blog. When people ask me about what I do, I tell them that everything I do is possible thanks to my blog and my amazing readers supporters.

Come on 2011, I'm ready for you!!!

ps - I am behind on emails. If I haven't emailed you back.. please know I know it's there and will be answered very soon!!!


  1. So glad you had a fabulous year, thank you so much for all the inspiration you daily share with all of us. Happy New Year Bryn! xo

  2. Congratulations on all your success! Your house is looking great. Love your style and your blog.

  3. Happy New Years! You definately had a whirlwind but fantastic year! I am from Charlotte (living in Charleston currently) so I will most definately be stopping by your booth. I see many pretties I would like for my house!
    Oh and your portfolio pictures are gorgeous!

  4. What a great year you've had, and busy! Here's to continued success in 2011 Bryn!

  5. I love your little house! moving to the South is a dream of mine (will never happen, although I strangely feel as though I truly belong there....sigh) so it was fun to see the move.

    I'll enjoy following your adventures in 2011!

  6. What a fabulous year you had! Wishing you the very best in 2011! Happy New Year!

  7. bryn! you've had a wonderful year. though i do enjoy inspiring spaces, i'm not exactly an interiors fanatic. but i've always loved your blog! though i love your work and your words, your pursuit of your dream has been the most inspiring to me. happy 2011 to you!

  8. Sounds like a fabulous 2010! I can't wait to see how 2011 goes! :)

  9. I can't believe another year has passed! It seems like just yesterday you spiced up the room in black paint!

    Happy 2011!

  10. Yay Bryn! What a nice recap- you have certainly accomplished a lot this year. Its so exciting see people using blogging as a launching point for their careers!
    Thanks for the continuing inspiration!

  11. Have a Happy New Year, Bryn! I can not believe I was too afraid to walk up and say hello to you and Jenny in New York:-( Hopefully we'll cross paths again and I'll definitely say hi! You're so talented so I know 2011 will be even better!

  12. I want to come check out your booth. Where can I find it?

  13. Visiting from the link Joan Dunn posted on facebook! Love your blog - great design. Come on over and check out mine if you get a chance: - Joan and my Mom have been friends for many years.

    Happy New Year!!!!


  14. Did you end up having to paint the rental bedroom back to the original color? I loved how the black turned out! Did you consider doing it again in the new house.

  15. Wow! Very inspirational! 2011 will be just as great I'm sure!

  16. What a great year...lots of change! Can't wait to read and see what 2011 has in store for you.

  17. Good luck with all you do in 2011! I KNOW it will be GREAT!

  18. I love your blog, Bryn! Been reading it for a while now and have found a lot of great blogs through yours. Keep up the good work in 2011!

  19. what a whirlwind year you've had! so glad that we met and that the booth is alive and kicking. Here's to 2011!

  20. You've had such a great and exciting year! I hope that 2011 is even better for you, if thats even possible :)

    PS- the face I'm making in the background of picture of you and the girls from the Nate show is hysterical!

  21. i love your inspiration boards. did you make them or buy them?

  22. Hi Bryn! Quick question, where did that awesome green ottoman come from? Looking for something similar for our house! :) Lindsay

  23. Thanks Summer! I made them :)


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