House Tour: Bahamas, Marshall Watson-Style

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This post comes with a warning: You are going to want to go on vacation stat when you see it. 

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But, well, we suppose that’s what Marshall Watson Interiors had in mind when designing this gorgeous Bahamas home. 

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Even in the photos, we can tell that it’s one of those places you walk in and instantly feel relaxed and free.

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And that’s how the Bahamas should be, right? 

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Um, is that a secret sliding bookcase? We NEED one of those! Doesn’t everyone, really? 

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And this color palette… It’s too good!

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The sophisticated yet relaxed furnishings lend that Bahamian air feel in total sophistication.

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Exposed wood ceilings make everything feel relaxed and just the tiniest bit rustic.

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Vacation homes shouldn’t take themselves too seriously. This charming bedroom is case and point!

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Under the sea, by the sea!

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A mix of prints and patterns brings this bedroom to life. 

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We love, love wide stripes. Do you? We think they add instant style!

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But, as much as we love the interior of this home, we have to say that this exterior is our favorite! 

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Photography: Francesco Lagnese

The pool… The chaises… The lushness all around… Who wouldn’t want to spend Spring Break lounging on this perfectly orchestrated porch? We know we would! 

If you love Marshall Watson as much as we do, you must, must check out his new book, The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors. Our copy just arrived, and it is fabulous! 


And speaking of books… Slightly South of Simple launches in less than three weeks! The lovely Katie Clooney at Preppy Empty Nester included it in her April Books, TV & Movies. She said, “I just finished it, and in a few words, I loved this book.” Thank you, Katie!

 

House Tour: A Well-Collected Retreat

Good morning, chic readers! We have such a treat for you today: A fabulous, newly built Jacksonville, FL home designed by one of our favorite designers, Andrew Howard.

Howard told Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles: “I wanted it to feel like a collected home that had recently been updated.”

Taking a peek around the gorgeous house, we’d say he achieved that goal completely. 

Wood cabinets can make a home feel dark and closed in, but this light color is rich, gorgeous and adds warmth without feeling dark.

This chic banquette is the perfect way to take advantage of a stunning water view. We wouldn’t ever want breakfast to end!

This backsplash and counter scheme is anything but ordinary. As shades of gray go, this is the perfect one.

When it comes to blues, Andrew Howard really knows how to pick ’em. The layered look of this dining room proves that pattern, texture and color can really make the dining room come to life.

Deep blues like this are some of our favorite color picks for 2017. They lend a masculine touch to an office that’s an alternative to traditional wood paneling and, with the right touches, can also be feminine and glamorous.

This spa-like retreat complements the beautiful ocean beyond the doors. The blues and tans bring the outdoors in beautifully.

Speaking of spa-like… This bathroom is positively stunning–and oh-so relaxing.

We think laundry rooms should be lovely if at all possible. Who wouldn’t want to do laundry in this gorgeous space?

One of our favorite things about Andrew Howard’s style is how effortlessly he infuses color into his schemes. This happy poppy color is both restful and fun–the perfect combination!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! We always love it when you do.

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

INTERIOR DESIGN Andrew Howard

ARCHITECTURE Cronk Duch Architecture

BUILDER Morales Construction Company

PHOTOGRAPHER Max Kim-Bee

STYLIST Liz Strong


In Good Taste: Foley & Cox Interiors

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We tend to think of snow and white when Christmastime comes around. But, we have to admit, that this wide expanse of blue is just the sort of thing we could get used to celebrating. No matter what the backdrop, the good taste of the fabulous Foley & Cox will fill your day with inspiration. 

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Inspiration is something we could use a little bit of right about now. Usually, we’re pretty much ready for the holidays by this point. We get most of our shopping done by Thanksgiving.

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This year, I have done basically no shopping for anyone. (Including myself. I generally end up sneaking a few things for myself in there while I’m shopping for others, so that’s really saying something.)

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On the bright side, my little guy has only asked Santa for one thing, and I know EXACTLY what it is!!

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That’s cause for celebration, right? Because there is nothing worse than when their little hearts are just pining away for something, and they keep telling every mall/dentist office/dock/toy store Santa that they want it and you have no idea what they’re talking about and neither does Google.

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When Google doesn’t know, you’re toast.

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But, joyfully, the one special toy has been ordered, and I love shopping for surprises. Five-year-olds are fun to shop for. If only everyone else could be so easy!

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And, with twelve days until our first celebration, I got the wild hair to decorate the kids’ table for our first family Christmas celebration. I’ll be posting on Instagram this afternoon when I finish messing with it. 

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Let’s just say that Meri Meri did not sponsor the table, but they really could have. Santa Party Poppers, reindeer cups, Nutcracker plates, the most adorable placecards ever… Really, it’s just more fun to decorate the kids’ table! 

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I suspect that it will also be more fun than I’m thinking to do the rest of my Christmas shopping as well. I’m just going to click through one of our latest and greatest gift guides and call it a day!

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Or, well, actually…

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If the owner of this beauty would like to whisk us off to Paris for the weekend, we think we could easily finish our shopping there. (Or just snag one of these cashmere throws!) We have to say that, of all the good taste of Foley & Cox, we think this might be our very favorite! 

Have you finished your shopping yet? Either way, we hope your holiday season has been merry and bright so far!

 


ThingsWeLove:Reading Lamps!

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Mom and Dad are redoing my playroom. I know what you’re thinking:. That’s so rude; They should keep it as it is forever as a shrine to their daughter. I completely agree.

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Sarah Bartholomew’s Nashville Home

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This week on Design Chic has been a big, fat Sarah Bartholomew love fest! So we thought we’d round it out with a peek inside the designer’s own gorgeous home in one of our favorite cities: Nashville!

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House Tour: Sarah Bartholomew

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If you liked the good taste of Sarah Bartholomew yesterday, you’re going to love her fabulous home. A little bit fancy, a little bit fun and just the right amount of free-spirited, her house is full of personality!

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