FROM THE RIGHT BANK began in 2009 as a journal to document the never-ending decorating of my house and to share ideas with other design obsessives. Over the years, FTRB has evolved into an outlet for my other creative projects as well. From time to time, I also like to explore ways to live la belle vie (the good life) which, for me, is a life that is filled with beauty, joy and meaning. As a lifelong traveler, I draw inspiration from everywhere and how different cultures live around the world. I hope that your visits here might inspire and help you to live your own version of the good life wherever you may be.

In the seven years I’ve been blogging, I have presented a segment on Headline News, contributed to Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Houzz and Anthology and been consulted and quoted by Huffington Post Home, the Independent (UK), Refinery29, HGTV, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle, ElleDecor.com and many other publications. I have also been cited as a Tastemaker by One Kings Lane and a featured blogger in Rue. Rachel Zoe’s the Zoe Report had this to say…..

For a lucky few, decorating is in their DNA. Such is the case for Ally, the blogger extraordinaire with an impeccable eye for design….

So about the weird name….. FTRB was started after we moved from the right bank of Paris to the west coast so I named it FROM THE RIGHT BANK TO THE LEFT COAST. I thought I was oh so clever….. until we moved to Atlanta. Yeah, I didn’t see that coming. So for now, it’s just FROM THE RIGHT BANK and we’ll see what happens when we move again!

Thanks so much for visiting and please stay in touch! In between blog posts, you can find all the daily action and travels on Instagram (@FromTheRightBank) and Snapchat (FromTheRightBnk).