good MONDAY morning from Paris.


Paris. I wish. But isn't this a really fun flat with unique design? The pictures are not the best quality, my friends.

The vaulted wooden ceiling is to die for.

Look at the spiral concrete stairway. Oriental rug, wall of books, and French wooden table with modern chairs make for a great dining area.

The kitchen doesn't have much counter space but with that stove, floor tiles and ceiling... Who couldn't make do? You can always roll your Parisian pastries on the Carrera marble table.

I'm such a fan of furniture in the kitchen.

Look closely, it's a shower.

What a great idea- a mini spool table next to the tub.

Saying goodbye is even beautiful! See the French hanging lantern, that was my inspiration for outdoor lights in our bungalow remodel. Our home needed two wall fixtures on each side of the front door. Let me show you...

Lanterns from left to right: Bellacor, Restoration Hardware, Lowes, Flambeaux Lighting, and Bellacor.

~ see you soon sweet, Alli.

mix and match


Did you register for bone or fine china? Are you planning on it when you tie-the-knot? I never did. I just mix and match with Vietri and Astier. I knew I would never get sick of white on white on white. But suddenly the urge for some mix and match fine antique china (and a skosh of new china too) on my dining table will not leave me. Wouldn't this be fun?

(not my toes but cute toes)

All of the different colors and patterns compliment each other so well. Dinner party decor heaven.

I'm on a mission for the old, the new, one plate at a time, one bowl at a time, colorful fine and bone china. The possibilities are endless when you have an assortment like the ones above....showers, dinner parties and table decor.

Wouldn't mix and match plates set a nice tone for a girlie party? This company rents vintage dishes for showers and wedding!

Wanting to start your own collection? Antique fine or bone china can be purchased premixed here. I have also bought a plate at a time at antique stores and my favorite- The Houston Guild Shop.

I love these one of a kind pieces found on etsy.

Has anyone ever thrown a party with mixed china patterns? I would love to see pics!

See you soon, Alli.

April Showers Bring May Flowers.


Thank you so much Christi for featuring "April Showers Bring May Flowers" on P is for Party.

Rain boot centerpieces.

Summer Salad Bar.

Yummy Fondant Toppers by the Cupcake Sylist.

The kids dined on flower shape sandwiches.

The drink of choice: rainwater.

Miss Ruby Sue out did herself on this creation.

Our sweet Birthday Girl!

The printable designs all made custom by Anders Ruff.

Thank you so much to everyone who made Madelaine's first birthday a huge success.

See you soon, Alli.

We are back and ready to party!

Welcome to our new site with the new look.

So it's safe to say we have been on SABBATICAL. But "At Home with Alli" is back and ready to party. (a pun WAS intended.) I can't wait to share all the crazy fun exciting and challenging things we have been doing around here! From planning parties to remodeling a 1920s cottage bungalow... We have been at work!

Here is a little peak. Oh... And there is more... If you "like" us on facebook you are entered to win our first HAPPY giveaway.

Loving on some party/decor happys:

Redoing this old thing:

Decóring a party:

See you soon, Alli.

living it up.


Ever dreamed of Living it Up. I do all the time... every since I moved back from NYC in 2004, I still dream of living high in the sky in the middle of THE City.

Would you live here?

After a busy day in the city, relax in the gray neutral living room.

Sit in your bedroom sitting area while enjoying the view. Love the chandelier.

Is that terrace off the bathroom. Ok I'm sold.

Farmhouse table and sink. Check. Carrera marble. Check. Open kitchen. Check.

I can't wait to host a dinner party in this rooftop terrace!!!!

Ok the view has me SOLD! Too late... This is rumored to be the new Manhattan pad of Jennifer Aniston.

I guess I'll just visit.

See you soon, Allison.

bird silhouette baby shower.


One of my best friends is expecting (yeah!!!!) and I will be throwing her a baby shower in late March. We are going with outdoor garden-French-bird silhouette decor. I am so excited to share with you some of the color boards.

I can get stuck on fabric websites for I am giddy over all these patterns from Hawthorne Threads that I put together. Can't wait to find out if it is a boy or girl.


See you soon, Allison.

What do you think...


I just don't know if I'm feeling it.... Comment below... I want to know your opinion.

Cheetah Cheetah Cheetah.... Is it back? A fabulous store, Dovecote, in Westport Connecticut is using it in almost every room.

Love that chair with the metal base.

Dovecote sure does know how to decorate. Love all the lamps.

A cheetah rug with pops of orange???

More!!!! Do you like?

Ballard Designs has this runner.

And finally my favorite designer Hillary Thomas put cheetah carpet in Lucky Magazine Editor, Marlien Rentmeester, guest bedroom. Does this mean a trend is coming?

You might wear it, but will you decorate with it?