Westport, Connecticut Beach House

Westport, Connecticut beach house

Is there anything more classic than a fabulous cedar shake beach house? We don’t think so! 

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This stunning Westport, Connecticut beach house by Austin Patterson Disston Architects is just the kind of place that would be perfect for Spring Break!

Westport, Connecticut beach house foyer

Well, a very, very sophisticated Spring Break!

Westport, Connecticut beach house living room

Nothing says “beach” like a gorgeous natural fiber rug. And a roaring fire makes this beach house perfect for year round relaxation and fun.

Westport, Connecticut beach house kitchen

Every part of this house is clean, crisp and has the feeling of a chic escape.

Westport, Connecticut beach house sitting room

Nothing adds a casual, put-your-sandy-feet-up feel quite like a slipcover. It makes for easy clean up at the end of the season too!

Westport, Connecticut beach house kitchen

This sleek countertop is reminiscent of the sand outside the door. A recessed sink makes cleaning a breeze–and entertaining a cinch!

Westport, Connecticut beach house kitchen

Speaking of entertaining… This is such a well-stocked bar! Everyone needs simple, beautiful barware.

Westport, Connecticut beach house kitchen

Open shelving lends to the perfectly undone vibe of the beach house. Earth tones are a perfect fit.

Westport, Connecticut beach house bathroom

Wood paneling is a necessity for a beach house! It juxtaposes beautifully with this fabulous tub and creates a totally custom look.

Westport, Connecticut beach house

An outdoor shower is the perfect finishing touch for this incredible home. And the kayak? Icing on the cake! With Spring Break right around the corner, do you have plans?

Loving this beautiful Instagram pic of Slightly South of Simple from our fab friend Mary Anne from Classic Casual Home! It’s so hard to believe that I’m leaving for the Slightly South of Simple tour in less than a month! Check out the tour schedule and see if I’m coming to a city near you. I’d love to see you!

Mary Ann’s Instagram and we’d love for you to visit us on Instagram, too!

In Good Taste: J Banks Design Group

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J Banks Design Group

Good morning, friends! If you could use a little good taste in your day, look no further. J Banks Design Group has enough good taste to go around! 

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blue and white bedroom - J Banks Design

 

Cabo St. Lucas Beach house bedroom

 

blue and white bedroom

 

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Beach house deck - J Banks Design Group

 

Beach house pool - J Banks Design Group

With beautiful blues, chic neutrals and plenty of light. inside and out, every last design is perfection. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

 Celebrating 2 Months Until Slightly South of Simple‘s Release with a $200 Framebridge Gift Card!

Thanks to lovely Lidy from French Garden House for this gorgeous pic!

 

Oh my goodness. I can’t even believe it. Two months from today, on April 25, Slightly South of Simple will be released into the world! I am SO excited. And we are ready to start celebrating! To celebrate two months, we will be partnering with our friends at Framebridge, who provide the most fabulous custom framing, to give away $200 in custom framing to one lucky winner. (YOU are going to win. I feel it!)

They can literally frame anything from your favorite Instagram photo to your favorite jersey to that fun piece of art you picked up on your honeymoon. And it’s so reasonable. We love the assortment too!

Over the next two months, we will also be giving away a $350 Minted gift card, a Salvatore Ferragamo bag from Reebonz that retails for $1750, a $250 Amazon gift card and more fun surprises to be announced along the way. 

Once you preorder you are eligible to enter EVERY giveaway. Thank you to everyone who has already preordered. Wow! I’ve been blown away! It’s a great time to pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple for yourself, a friend or a Mother’s Day gift, because the preorder price is $8.80–that’s 45% off–on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. But you guys know I love my indy stores, so if you have a favorite and preorder from it, I’ll give you double the entries! Just email me at [email protected] If you don’t have a favorite indy, choose one of mine: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Duck’s Cottage, Tattered Cover Book Store or Indiebound.com. There are more ways to enter below as well. 

Thank you, my sweet, dear readers for all of the support and love you have given me along the way. I wouldn’t be here, about to release this series, without you! 

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In Good Taste: Eric Piasecki Photography

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 There’s a reason we don’t have a bunch of pictures of our own houses on our blog. We’re terrible photographers! No doubt about it, photographing is a real art, and photographing homes is a style all its own. The most fabulous home can look below par in the hands of an amateur photographer. That’s why we are so enamored of the photography of the very talented Eric Piasecki. From the kitchen to the office to the dining room, Piasecki makes every paint color, wood floor and piece of hardware shine under the right light. We hope you love this photographer’s good taste as much as we do!

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 We’d love to be enjoying the view from this patio today! Wishing you a wonderful one!

House Tour:Jamaican Charm

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Today took me to the beautiful mountains of Virginia to the charming Draper Mercantile to meet some amazing readers and talk about Lies and Other Acts of Love. Being a beach girl now, it’s always fun to visit the mountains we visited so often as a child. We still love a good ski day, but there’s nothing like a beautiful beach, as our friends at Coastal Living can attest.

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House Tour: Sea Island

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Sea Island Cottage

Good morning, friends! Welcome to Sea Island, Georgia! We are most excited to share this stunning home with you and to announce that my new novel, Slightly South of Simple, is coming out April 25, 2017! If you’re wondering how these two things are related it’s because Slightly South of Simple is the first in a series set in the fictional, seaside town of Peachtree Bluff, Georgia, which is very (fictionally) close and geographically similar to Sea Island!

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House Tour: Beach Chic

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

With summer officially here and beach season in full swing, we thought it made sense to tour an amazing beach house today–as if we need an excuse! This home designed by the talented Tory Haynes and built by Dearborn Builders is the perfect mix of updated beauty and that classic, beach cottage chic that makes this the kind of place we would want to come back to again and again.

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