I’ve always been obsessed with homes and believed that a beautiful, comfortable and personal home is one of the keys to happiness and well-being. Back in 2009, I was decorating a new house after my husband and I had moved from Paris back to the U.S. and I wanted a place where I could think out loud, get feedback and share inspiration with fellow design enthusiasts. And FROM THE RIGHT BANK was born. (And how it got its odd name.)

Over the years, FTRB has evolved along with my life, several moves and huge changes in the blogosphere but I’m currently taking FTRB back to its roots as a decorating notebook. It’s where I share ideas for decorating (and redecorating) my home and most recently, sketch out plans for our weekend home – a farmhouse in the country.

Since starting FTRB, I have presented a segment on Headline News, had my house featured in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME, 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. Finally, 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….

These days, I’m posting here monthly and every day on Instagram @FromTheRightBank. If you’d like to get notified of new blog posts, please subscribe over in the sidebar —–> . (Your info is never shared or sold.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

(Photo by Anthony-Masterson)