Creating a Kitchen that is the Heart of the Home

Elmira Appliances in kitchen with wood beams

 

Denash Photography, designed by Jenny Rausch

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s obvious, really. We don’t know about you, but we feel like, no matter how we try to make the living room enticing and sunroom chic, everyone always wants to congregate in our kitchen! 

Elmira Appliances

Denash Photography, designed by Jenny Rausch

In that way, we think the kitchen sets the tone for the rest of the house. Is it formal? Cozy? Casual and fun? Whatever feeling guests get when they walk in the door is probably the one that will stick with them. That’s why we always think that, when it comes to design, kitchens should get a lot of love!

Elmira Appliances in kitchen

Knight Architects

There’s nothing quite like a pop of color to infuse life and personality into a room, and there are so many ways in a kitchen to add an accent. 

Elmira Appliances in Kitchen
Karr Bick Kitchen and Bath

 

Of all the ways to add a little fun, we think these retro appliances might be the very best! They instantly set the tone for the rest of the room–and the home. 

Elmira appliances in kitchen
Knight Architects

 

This blue is one of our very favorite Elmira Stove Works shades. It’s bright, bold and perfect for making a statement.  We would love these appliances anywhere, but we can really see them at the beach!

Elmira Appliances in Kitchen
Emily Winters Design via House

 

Maybe it’s because the early Spring fever has gotten the best of us, but we are loving yellow these days. It’s one of our favorite refreshing shades and is made for the kitchen.

wood cabinets with Elmira refrigerator in kitchen
Davenport Building Solutions

 

This soft shade adds so much dimension and fun without being overpowering. 

Elmira Appliances in Kitchen
Case Design and Remodeling

 

White appliances are back in in a big way, but why go basic when you can have appliances that are super chic?

BHG

These Elmira appliances are just the right amount of retro–with modern functionality, of course–to add a vintage flair.

Elmira Appliances in Kitchen

BHG

From antique to retro to contemporary, Elmira Stoveworks has the right collection to help you create your dream kitchen. What’s your favorite shade we showed? The blue, the yellow or the white?

Thank you to Elmira Stove Works for sponsoring this post!

Natalie Kraiem, Brooklyn Designer and More!

outdoor living with Serena & Lily

 

Outdoor Living with Serena & Lily

 

Natalie Kraiem, Brooklyn Designer

 

Brooklyn Designer , Natalie Kraiem

 

Handcrafted hammocks from One Kings Lane

 

Handcrafted Hammocks

one kings lane

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WEEKEND SALES

20% off – anthropologie

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Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  – shopbop

25% off Dresses, Tops, Denim and more- neiman marcus

Up to 25% off Select Dining – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

25% Off Friends and Family Sale – saks fifth avenue

Up to 50% Off Red, White and Blue – wisteria

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Slightly South of Simple
Lindsay Corrigan Photography

Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $9.41!

Advance Praise for Slightly South of Simple:

It is worth noting that Kristy Woodson Harvey is often described as a Southern voice, and indeed she is. But to leave it at that is to underestimate the power and nuance of her storytelling gift — her mastery of dialog to move plot forward, her insights into what makes women tick, and her wit. Rest assured that regardless of where you live or grew up, you will find yourself in Kristy’s writing. “Slightly South of Simple” will have you at turns teary, beaming, and nodding in recognition — as a daughter, a mother, a sister — cheering on her protagonists, Ansley and Caroline.

 Daily Plate of Crazy, D. A. Wolf


 

Erin Fetherston House Tour, Preparing your Porch for Spring and More!

Erin Fetherston House Tour

 

A Tour of Erin Featherstone House

 

healing tumeric

 

Healing Brew: Wunder Workshop’s Turmeric Latte

 

kitchen design

 

28 Easy Home Improvements

 

dining room of New York Designer

 

Inside a Manhattan Designer’s Apartment

   porch furniture from Serena & Lily


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!)

House Tour: 1920’s House Makeover

1920's house makeover

From clothes to homes and everything in between, we love a great makeover! Who doesn’t?

1920's house makeover foyer

This 1920’s English Tudor Remodel by Summer Thornton is an absolutely stunning testament to what a lot of vision and a little (Ok, a lot…) of elbow grease can do!

1920's house makeover- living room

The best thing about old houses is, by far, their architectural details.

1920's house makeover - office

One thing you can’t renovate? The light! In this house it is incredible!

1920's house makeover - library

A dark paneled den is the original–and ultimate–man cave.

1920's house makeover - living room

A deep, dark color is romantic and warm in this stunning dining room.

1920's house makeover - kitchen

Summer Thornton is one of those designers who knows that there are places for light and places for dark.

1920's house makeover - kitchen

The kitchen is one of the places that we love to let the light shine in!

1920's house makeover - dining room

Steel windows and doors are one of our favorite details and add instant interest to a room.

1920's house makeover - living room

Cozy nooks like these are always our favorites! We love how this designer turned what could have been wasted space into a major moment.

1920's house makeover - bedroom

You know we’re huge fans of sloped ceilings. They add instant charm!

1920's house makeover - bathroom

Subway tile is an instant refresh wherever it is. In old houses or new, it creates a beautiful bathroom!

1920's house makeover - bathroom

Speaking of gorgeous bathrooms… The vintage feel of this one is perfect for the age of the house.

1920's house makeover - flowers

This is another one of those “moments” we were talking about that Summer Thornton does so very well. Never underestimate the power of a well-accessorized vignette! We hope you’re having a terrific week and appreciate your stopping by!

We couldn’t love this photo of Slightly South of Simple with Diane James Home’s gorgeous blue hydrangeas any more. Why are blue hydrangeas important to the plot? You’ll have to read to find out! Thirty-two days and counting until the SSoS release! 

Jenni Kayne Living Room, Grapefruit Tart Recipe and More!

grapefruit tarts recipe

 

Grapefruit Curd Tarts + Chamomile Whipped Cream

lark & linen

 

Jenni Kayne living room makeover

 

Jenni Kayne’s Airy Living Room

one kings lane

 

Coco Rocha - nursery

 

 Coco Rocha’s Glam Nursery Makeover

one kings lane

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WEEKEND SALES

20% off – anthropologie

Extra 30% Off Sale j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

New Items Added to Sale  – shopbop

Sale on Sale Extra 20% Off – neiman marcus

20% Off Select Items – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

Take an Additional 25% Off Sale – saks fifth avenue

10% Off Everything Up to 30% Off Anything You Can Set a Drink On – wisteria


Attention New York friends!

We’re so thrilled that the NYC Slightly South of Simple launch party on April 26, 2017 will be at Roxy Te’s gorgeous Society Social showroom. We’d love to see you there and on April 25 at the 92nd Street Y!:

NYC launch party for Slightly South of Simple

 


Slightly South of Simple is on Preorder special right now for only $9.41!

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!)

Happy Sunday, friends!

House Tour: B.D. Jeffries Owners’ Buckhead Home

B.D. Jeffries owner's home entrance hall

We all have them, those favorite shops that are our must-visits every time we go to a certain town. 

B.D. Jeffries owner's living room

For us, in Charlotte and Atlanta, one of those stores is B.D. Jeffries.

B.D. Jeffries owner's home

B.D. Jeffries owner's living room

So it is a particular treat to share the Buckhead home of B.D. Jeffries owners Brad and Debbie Weitz. 

B.D. Jeffries owner's abstract art

One look and it was evident that their house, like their store, was going to be a fast, fast favorite.

B.D. Jeffries owner's books

This is one of those homes that should be beside “chic” in the dictionary. 

B.D. Jeffries owner's foyer

There’s really no other word.

B.D. Jeffries owner's dining room

At once austere and well-collected,

books

The right mix of antique and new,

B.D. Jefferies owner's dining room

It is abundantly clear that the aesthetic that inspires the store we love so much has also inspired its owners’ home.

B.D. Jefferies owner's bedroom

Layered, soft and oh-so-cozy, this is the type of bedroom that lends itself to curling up with a pile of books and staying for awhile. 

B.D. Jefferies owner's porch

We love porches that blend the outside and inside seamlessly. Everything about this porch is perfection.

B.D. Jefferies owner's home

And the exterior is so utterly charming, a signal of the graciousness that awaits inside. 

B.D. Jefferies owner's porch

We couldn’t love this gorgeous home any more! What is your favorite part?

Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photography: Emily Followill

Interior Design: Eleanor Roper

 

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