It is amazing what a few new pillows and fresh flowers can do for a room. I love changing things up around the house and seeing how small updates can refresh a space. With the help of interior designer Erin Dougherty, owner of the Charlotte-based home furnishings boutique and design studio Isabella, we worked on brightening up our living room and master bedroom. As a frequent customer and fan of Erin's shop, I knew she would be the right person to help with the changes.

I believe a home is always a work in progress and I personally enjoy doing things slowly over time. We still have rooms in waiting and a long list of "to do's". I tend to be very decisive when it comes to decorating our home (I know what I like and don't like, which is always a good place to start). Erin was quick to pick up on this during our initial consultation and understood the overall aesthetic we wanted.

I love the colors, patterns, and textures of the fabrics designed by Rebecca Atwood and I love how Erin incorporated Atwood's fabrics throughout the rooms.

Our living room refreshed with new pillows and side tables.

New linens and a bolster pillow for a subtle pop of color brings life to our master bedroom.

Custom roman shades and a new stool in our master bathroom.

For sourcing information, contact Isabella at or 704.377.4919.

Isabella, located in Charlotte, NC, is a home furnishings boutique and design studio specializing in fine bedding and bath linens. Owned and curated by Erin Dougherty, the store is continuously stocked with a hand-picked selection of bedding, lighting, throw pillows, gifts and accessories. Isabella offers a tranquil, inviting atmosphere where you can shop, place custom orders and get professional advice from in-house designers.

Isabella offers a wide range of interior design services, from bedroom design to full-service design tailor-made to suit our clients’ needs and budgets. To learn more, visit and follow along @isabellastylenc on Instagram. 

Images by Erin Comerford Photography at and @comerford.erin on Instagram.