FROM THE RIGHT BANK began in 2009 as an online journal to document the never-ending decorating of my house and to share ideas with other design obsessives. In addition to interior design and decor, FTRB has evolved over the years to explore personal style, travel and other aspects of the good life/la belle vie – a life that is filled with both style and intention.

As a lifelong traveler who has visited over 50 countries and lived on three continents and dozens of cities, I draw inspiration from everywhere and how different cultures live around the world. I hope that it inspires and helps you to live your own version of the good life wherever you may be.

In the six years I’ve been blogging, I have presented a segment on Headline News, been consulted and quoted by Huffington Post Home, the Independent (UK), Refinery29, HGTV, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle, and many other publications. I have also been featured as a Tastemaker by One Kings Lane, a featured blogger in Rue and contributed to Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Houzz and Anthology. And 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 Seattle so I named it FROM THE RIGHT BANK TO THE LEFT COAST. I patted myself on the back for coming up with such a clever name….. 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! (Did I mention my husband and I are serial movers?)

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).