I’ve been obsessed with homes for as long as I can remember and I firmly believe 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. That’s how 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 design blog world. But I’m currently taking FTRB back to its roots as a decorating journal. 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’ve had some incredible opportunities such as presenting a segment on Headline News, having my house featured in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME and contributing to Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Houzz and Anthology. I’ve also been consulted and quoted by Huffington Post Home, the Independent (UK), Refinery29, HGTV, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle and ElleDecor.com. I’ve been cited as a Tastemaker by One Kings Lane, a featured participant in the One Room Challenge and a spotlighted 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 almost daily 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.)

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(Photo by Anthony-Masterson)