“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (―The Huffington Post)
Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous day. Today, we are dreaming of school getting out, summer days on the beach and… pendant lighting! (Not necessarily in that order.)
You know that we think lighting, more than most anything else in a home, has the potential to totally change the look and feel of a space.
Nowhere is that more true than the kitchen, where lighting is so important for a functional work space–and where opportunities for accessorizing and really making the space your own are fewer.
Whether you’re looking for lighting with a shade that stands out a little from the rest of the color scheme,
Or lighting whose color blends in but still makes a fabulous, bold statement, the right pendant can totally transform a kitchen.
One of our favorite elements of a kitchen island is the ability to hang pendants over top.
But, even if you don’t have an island, pendants are super chic over a dining table. We actually think a pair–or more–of pendants can be an even more beautiful look than a statement chandelier.
These pendants combine fabulously with these bar stools to contribute to the overall industrial vibe of this kitchen.
Metallics always add a hint of glamour, a touch of sophistication that’s a little less over the top than a chandelier. We absolutely adore the touch of gold inside these bold, white pendants.
Speaking of metallics, why try to make the chain blend in when it can absolutely shine! We love how these pendants connect with the fume hood for a totally custom look. What is your favorite style pendant? Do you prefer one that blends in or is made to stand out?
Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!
“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.” (–New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb )
So grateful to my friends at Salisbury Magazine for my first ever magazine cover! Jon Lakey’s photos of Beaufort are absolutely breathtaking and Deirdre Parker Smith’s article is beautiful. I’m so humbled and flattered by your generosity.
– salisbury magazine
If you’re looking to spend Memorial Day Weekend with your toes in the sand and a book in you hand, check out Slightly South of Simple! Enjoy your weekend, friends!
So many styles. So little time. It’s no wonder that mixing trends and time periods is so popular now. Who would want to choose just one?
We are huge, huge fans of the Midcentury Modern touches that we have seen cropping up here, there and everywhere. And we just love how simple touches of the look can add personality to any room. This fixture, for example, adds instant pizazz to complement traditional furnishings.
A pop of yellow, and, most certainly, touches of gold, make a living room fun and family friendly. (Adore this glass coffee table!)
Bright colors in unexpected places are something that we are completely embracing right now! These dining chairs are the perfect example.
Even the playroom gets a hint of midcentury with a cool sconce. (And some fun, tiny chairs!)
Abstract art is one of our favorite features of a room with a Midcentury Modern look.
And a funky and futuristic light fixture is practically a necessity.
Unexpected touches like the contrasting fixture and ceiling medallion and that fabulous writing on the wall translate beautifully even into the nursery. That rug looks so cozy too!
Modern bar stools, abstract art, sleek wood and that fabulous bar cart combine together to create a totally stylish look. That view doesn’t hurt either!
Show-stopping artifacts and the coolest lucite ping pong table we’ve ever seen pair with an incredible Serge Mouille chandelier for a one-of-a-kind entrance hall. (Seriously. We NEED that ping pong table!)
This dining room is Midcentury Modern perfection. The fresh fabrics bring it up to date. Are you a fan of midcentury modern touches?
Thanks so much for visiting us today. We’re so happy to see you!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, sweet readers! Are you wearing your green? We don’t want you to get pinched! There’s no time like the present to give your house a little luck of the Irish too. Green is one of our favorite shades for infusing life into rooms. From pale pastels to deeper colors, there’s the right green for every space!
Which shade of green is your favorite? Wishing you a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day!
“This novel explores sisterly bonds and the depths of the things we will do for people we love most in the world. Slightly South of Simple was a sweet and enjoyable book with a dash of humor and wit, and will make an awesome beach read this summer! I loved this book, and it was the perfect light read…” — Cassie Bustamente, Primitive and Proper
“Writers come and writers go but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive Sisterhood of Southern Writers.” —The Huffington Post, Jackie K Cooper
Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)