I was so excited when Dallas blogger Katey McFarlan emailed me asking if I'd be interested in featuring her home tour on my blog. Not only is her space filled with books, color, and personality, but she decorated with a few Design Darling goodies in the mix! It's the most rewarding feeling to see how my readers incorporate Design Darling into their lives so this home tour is extra special. Without further ado, Katey's apartment eye candy...

Note to self: buy hot pink cocktail napkins for next party!

You know you're in a girly girl's apartment when there are sweet treats in glass jars. Yes please!

I saw these bright lacquer boxes on One Kings Lane the other day and already regret not snatching one of them up. It's the perfect topper to a pretty stack of books! 

Nothing says Southern hospitality like a couple pineapples in the entry. 

Katey and I even have the same bar cart! Love how she styled hers with a mirror for pretty reflections and a stack of books for height. 

I can't even stand how chic this sequined maxi skirt is... I wish I had an excuse or an occasion! Love it with her turquoise tassel earrings, a best-seller in the boutique. They're the perfect pop of color on a blonde!

Such a pretty bedside vignette. I always light candles before bedtime (this scent reminds me of my first year in New York and these ones smell sooo good without breaking the bank). Bonus: you can reuse both containers after they burn through.

Organization makes me so happy. Katey, come do my makeup collection next?!

Odds and ends from my fave, Jonathan Adler

This pillow cracks me up. 

Would pretty much kill for the space to have a mirrored vanity in my apartment. Girly glam at its best! If you think your home is a good fit for Design Darling, email me photos here! Thanks, Katey!  

*Photos by Carmen Evans, full home tour on Katey and Kristin's blog here!


I am so, so, so excited to unveil the newest products on Design Darling because — drumroll, please! — we designed them ourselves! My mom had the idea to create bright, colorful, oversized, preppy maps of some of our favorite destinations as well as the places where lots of my customers live. I loved the idea, knowing I would hang the maps for Manhattan and Nantucket in my new apartment. We set to work finding a local artist who could do the map renderings and a local printer who could work with the colors I had in mind. Et voilĂ ! I am so proud of how they turned out, so grateful for my mom's encouragement along the way, and so excited to hear what you think! 

They are available either framed or unframed — the prints themselves are 12" x 18" and the frames make them 16" x 22", an ideal size for hanging over a console table, headboard, sofa, or workspace. Each piece makes a colorful statement and is a happy reminder of where you're from (or where you'd rather be!). I sincerely hope you love them as much as I do! Shop them all here and be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comments. Any votes on which city or state we should add next?!


1. A dressed up t-shirt.

2. Don't forget to vote.

3. Dying to go to Charleston, if only to eat here.

4. Gray Malin prints for sale... I need this one in my life.

5. If you're like me, your inbox is the bane of your existence. I've been using this site, which makes tackling emails a race against the clock.  

6. In case you missed it: affordable white jeans and a new career spotlight.

7. Just say yes to scalloped shorts.

8. Loved this classic look on Grace.

9. One day I'll have a studio space like this.

10. Take 20% off at Serena & Lily with code VIP20. I'm loving these bistro chairs, these bright sheets, and this rug.

11. The most insane before and after. Mind blown.

12. The perfect summer sundress for $79.

13. These made me laugh.

14. Want, no, need this frilly bikini.