I’ve been obsessed with homes for as long as I can remember and I firmly believe that one of the keys to happiness and well-being is a beautiful, comfortable and personal home.

Back in 2009, after my husband and I had moved from Paris back to the U.S., I was decorating a new house and when I ran out of people in my real life who wanted to talk about wallpaper patterns and paint colors all day long(!), I started FROM THE RIGHT BANK. I wanted a place where I could think out loud, get feedback, and share inspiration with fellow design enthusiasts.

Over the years, FTRB has evolved along with my life, several moves and huge changes in the design blog world. (It even went through a name change – it was originally called FROM THE RIGHT BANK TO THE LEFT COAST. A mouthful, right?)  But I’m currently taking FTRB back to its roots as a decorating journal to share ideas for decorating (and redecorating!) my homes. Currently, we make our home in a 19th century rowhouse in Baltimore and on the weekends, an almost 100-year old farmhouse in the mountains.

Since starting FTRB, I’ve had some incredible opportunities such as presenting a segment on Headline News, having my house featured in Atlanta Magazine’s HOME and contributing to Seattle Homes & Lifestyles, Houzz and Anthology. I’ve also been consulted and quoted by Huffington Post Home, the Independent (UK), Refinery29, HGTV, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle and ElleDecor.com. I’ve been cited as a Tastemaker by One Kings Lane, a featured participant in the One Room Challenge and a spotlighted blogger in Rue. Finally, 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….

These days, I’m posting here monthly and almost daily on Instagram @FromTheRightBank. If you’d like to get notified of new blog posts, please subscribe over in the sidebar —–> . (Your info is never shared or sold.)

Thanks so much for visiting!

(Illustration by Katie Rodgers for Rue)