Welcome to always in a southern state of mind! I started this blog in 2008 as a way to more easily keep up with design blogs that I became obsessed while updating and renovating our Houston home during my kids' nap time.  Sadly no one naps in our house any more.

If I'm not busy raising our crew of growing boys, I'm dreaming of design and decor. It is truly my passion. After years of helping family, friends, and neighbors with their decorating dilemmas, word of mouth led me to other clients. I launched my own business in 2016, based on a nickname I garnered over the years: The Decor Detective. It's an homage to my love of sourcing interior design products, especially while saving money doing it!

Need my help decorating your home? Check out my portfolio and send me an email. I'd love to chat with you about your project!

Some random facts about me...

I'm a middle child and a Libra.

I won't leave the house without: lip gloss.

Things I love: double happiness blue and white porcelain, country music, acupuncture, laughing until my stomach hurts, red wine {ok, wine of any color :) }, running with my peeps {its cheaper than therapy}, dark chocolate, conquering my fears, and cheering on others who are conquering theirs!

For more information about interior decorating services let's start a conversation today: thedecordetective {at} gmail {dot} com


  1. I am a middle child and Libra, too. :)

    1. two more reasons you're in my tribe Mary Ann ;)


  2. Just found your blog, I'm a middle child and a Libra married to a Libra.


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