Over the Moon

I was over the moon excited to have our old house featured on Design*Sponge yesterday.  If you didn’t get a chance to check it out, see it here.  D*S is one of the first places I look for inspiration, so when they said they were going to share my home, it was huge for me.  And judging by the comments, people like me.  They really like me.  Which is awesome, because, being what my therapist calls a bright overachiever with OCD tendencies, seeing my home this way made me think yikes.  I have a lot of improving to do.  But that’s another post for another day.  I wanted to share some pictures that didn’t make the cut… (Thanks again to photographer Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love.  She’s the bomb.com)








I also wanted to gush about how wonderful and positive all the comments were.  I was expecting some negativity, but I was really delighted by how nice everyone was.  There were some questions asked that I wanted to answer too…

The black and white ethnic print through out is Brentwood Nepal fabric.  I loved it so much I bought a whole bolt!  It all started with the French sofa.  I had wanted to use the Brentwood Nepal in Leaf:

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But I needed so much and it wasn’t cheap at my local fabric store at the time, so it worked out that I could buy a bolt for a lower price per yard, but only of the black and white, so I went for it because I knew I could use it in several spots.  I still sometimes wish I would’ve used the green.  It also comes in pink (!!!) and I’m dying to use the coral on something:

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The fabric is a super thick cotton poly blend.  It hides stains really well and the best part is all their fabrics are reversible.  I recently found them here for a reasonable price.

Next, I wanted to clarify.  The post said the home was in Greenville, SC.  It is actually in Columbia, SC.  We recently moved to Greenville, SC.  See some “before” shots of our current house that we’re renting in Greenville here , here , here , here , here and here .

Someone asked where the neutral ottoman was from that we use as a coffee table.  It’s from IKEA and it’s of the KIVIK variety.  We have the gray and the white covers and love them both.

I wanted to send special vibes of gratitude and good fortune to Design*Sponge for the opportunity and to Heidi Geldhauser who made it all happen.  Thanks y’all.


  1. audrey

    gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! love how every room has it’s own unique look, while all blending beautifully into one very chic, but very livable space! i’ve been looking for good leopard print pattern – do you mind sharing your fabric source? thx!

    1. whitney

      Hi emmalee – it’s a Dominique Isserman photograph from a Sonia Rykiel exhibit I went to in Paris. I have looked for it online because so many people ask but have never had any luck finding one :(

  2. Christine

    Hi! I found the design sponge article on your house after doing a search on “london fog”. i am currently smitten with that particular gray wall color and LOVED the pics of your living room. Could you please tell me if you used it at a lesser strength — it looks so airy in your photographs! Of course, after seeing all of the other cheery colors you infused into your last home, I am starting to think gray is the completely wrong direction! Love your style! Thanks for any info, too, btw!

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