Hayley Lawrence

Hayley is a Georgia-born, dog-loving resident of Charlotte, NC since 1996. Hayley owns her own full-time wedding and portrait photography business - Lovely & Light - and is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill. Go Heels!
Get a Peek at This Body-Positive Influencer’s Small South Carolina Loft
House Tour
Model and body-positive influencer Kelvin Davis has over 50 plants in this 789-square-foot rental apartment.
Mar 31, 2023
This House Got a Beautiful 'Modern Bohemian-ish' Update
TaLaya and Kerrick inherited this house from his grandparents and have spent the past two years putting their stamp on the space.
Feb 1, 2020
Belmont, North Carolina
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Located just 15 miles from Charlotte, the suburb of Belmont boasts an enticing mix of culture, outdoor recreation, and friendly neighbors.
May 22, 2019
One of the Most Personal, Custom (and Stylish) Tiny Houses Ever
In this new 6-part series, we meet the people redefining what home means today. Home is where YOU make it.
Mar 19, 2019
A Builder’s Beige Rental Gets Bright & Bold in Charlotte
Name: Nolan and Natalie Smith Location: Plaza Midwood — Charlotte, North Carolina Size: 1,136 square feet Years lived in: 2 years, renting In the times of meeting your mate online, Natalie and Nolan did it the old-fashioned way — through mutual friends in Nashville, Tennessee. The couple has now made a home in Charlotte, North Carolina, in a “plain” apartment they’ve added tons of color and life to.
May 6, 2017
How To DIY a Stylish Futon That Doubles as Small Space Storage
In Brittany & Jordan’s newly renovated camper, a lot of DIY went a long way. To take the living space from floral to fabulous, Brittany proudly designed and built this storage futon herself. When she couldn’t find the right futon/couch/storage solution for the camper, she used her knowledge from years of working in her dad’s shop to come up with the design, cut all the pieces, assemble, rework and reassemble the structure.
Feb 17, 2016
Before & After: An Outdated Cross-Country Camper Gets a Modernized, DIY Update
In order to chase dreams and golf balls, photographer/business coach Brittany and her husband, Jordan, an aspiring golf pro, mobilized their lives to go on tour for half a year. Months of searching for a camper with enough space and height (Jordan is 6’5″) for themselves and their pets led to this beauty of a camper. Though built in 2007, the house on wheels didn’t exactly scream “this century.
Feb 9, 2016
Record Listeners Rejoice: Here’s How to DIY a Bargain Craigslist Turntable into a Stylish Custom Record Player
Katie and Patrick spend a lot of time listening to music on the record player that Patrick restored. As they shared in their House Tour, “Since we don’t have a fireplace, it’s the hearth of our home.” Because of Patrick’s career as an audio engineer and tour manager, he worked on the project over the span of five months in between tours. Had his schedule allowed dedicated time at home, he says he could have completed the project in about three weekends.
Jan 27, 2016
A Cozy, Modernized, DIY Cross-Country Camper
Name: Jordan and Brittany Griggs Location: Charlotte, North Carolina—but currently traveling the country! Size: 276 square feet Years lived in: Owned since December 2015 Brittany, a newborn/family photographer and business coach, and Jordan, a banker-turned-aspiring golf pro, traded in their Charlotte, North Carolina home for life on the road to chase Jordan’s dreams.
Jan 26, 2016
Before & After: A Smelly, Dated Dropped Ceiling Gets the Boot In This Kitchen Renovation
After buying this foreclosed one-bedroom in a trendy area of Charlotte, North Carolina, new homeowners Katie and Patrick were greeted with a less-than-encouraging scene. As they shared in their House Tour, “The day we officially moved in, this is what we found: a foreclosure notice, a bullet, an inmate identification card, and a dead pigeon.” First on the long list of much-needed home improvements was a renovation of the dated kitchen.
Jan 20, 2016
Katie & Patrick’s Renovated Former Foreclosure
Name: Katie Rozycki and Patrick Moore Location: Plaza Midwood — Charlotte, North Carolina Size: 702 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; Owned Katie—a private school fundraiser, entrepreneur, and flower crown designer—and her audio engineer/tour manager boyfriend, Patrick Moore, completely overhauled this once-neglected one-bedroom loft in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jan 13, 2016
A Mid-Mod Bungalow in North Carolina
Name: James and Shanna Location: Durham, NC Size: 1,100 square feet Years lived in: Renting less than one year James is a production manager for Merge Records (you may know some of their artists – She & Him, Arcade Fire and Caribou, to name a few) and Cleveland Browns enthusiast. Shanna is the Director of Marketing for InMotionNow, a work management solutions company for creatives.
Jun 23, 2015
Kelley & Matt’s Harmoniously Thrifted Downtown Loft
Name: Kelley Bozarth, an environmental graphic designer, + Matthew Deal, a digital marketer Location: Downtown Salisbury, North Carolina Size: 1250 square feet Years lived in: 1.5 years; rented Living with a significant other for the first time, Kelley and Matt were pleasantly surprised to see how well their thrifted finds and hand-me-downs blended together. With their wedding on the horizon, Kelley and Matt have made this downtown rental into a home.
Jan 27, 2015
Jess & Chris’ Beach-Inspired Traditional Home
Occupation: Hip Mama / Blogger at Cass Street Local / Rental Home Owner Location: Dilworth; Charlotte, North Carolina Size: 2,600 square feet Years lived in: one year; owned The Ebert family’s 1940s traditional home is nestled in the historic neighborhood of Myers Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. The home has an interesting history, having been built as a single-family home, converted into a duplex in the 1990s and then restored to a single-family not long ago.
Nov 18, 2014