fullsizeoutput_abbWelcome friends! Thank you for joining me.

I am excited to start this journey with you. I want this blog to be a place where I can share thoughts and ideas about design, fashion, beauty, wellness and self-care, food, entertaining, living and so much more.

I am a Northern Calfornia girl living in Florida. In the past, I have had a 5-page spread in a national bridal magazine, a top 100 wedding blog, owned a home and garden shop, and have done styling for photo shoots and shops (like the picture above).

I love neutrals, but don’t mind a pop of color or pattern now and then. I love new, but I almost always have to have at least one old/vintage piece in each room. I live in jeans most of the year, but love sundresses in summer. I always say I am a walking contradiction. And, I think that is okay.

Why the name arch and arbor? Well, I knew I wanted a name that represented both inside and out. Because the inside is as important as the out. In both us and design. And, I wanted a name I could possibly grow into a brand. When I was brainstorming I thought about some of my favorite details in homes and gardens and I immediately thought of arches. I love the use of them in homes. So I had the inside, what would represent the out? I wanted something that was similar to an arch and while pergolas are one of my favorite outside details that just didn’t go together. And then it hit me – arbor. The moment I said them together I loved it – arch and arbor. They are both design elements that I love. Both can be used inside and out. Also, I love what arches and arbors represent –  to me they are a passage from one point to another. Something you walk under or through. I like to think of them as a portal: taking you from where you are to where you want to be.

That is my hope for this blog. To be a portal. To be a place to inspire you to live YOUR best life. And, to help take you from where you are to where you want to be: both inside and out.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoy!