In Good Taste: Steele Street Studios

Good morning, chic readers! We love, love Tuesdays, especially when we have a heaping helping of good taste to share with you.

Today you’re in for a treat with the fabulously good taste of Steele Street Studios.

We love the simple elegance of this fabulous kitchen.

Out of this world brass hardware is the perfect finishing detail to take it over the top. 

Sleek pendant lighting and bar stools combined with industrial chic stainless lend this kitchen a modern look.

If you’re going to have to work at home sometimes, why not make it amazing? Plenty of built in bookcases provide chic storage. 

Crisp yet cozy, this pretty bedroom hits all the high notes of style. 

We love, love, love a chalkboard wall, especially in a playroom. It’s an inexpensive fix for larger walls that breeds creativity. 

We grown-ups love our reading nooks. Shouldn’t our little ones get their own too? This one would make even the most reluctant reader want to spend an afternoon in a fictional world!

Playroom art doesn’t have to be expensive. Little ones love seeing their own masterpieces hanging. 

One of the most important elements in any playroom is the floor space. And, of course, cute places to put everything away when the play is finished!

This gender-neutral nursery is adorably sweet.

Any little one would be lucky to call this nursery home! From the grown-ups to the kids, Steele Street Studios makes every space totally extraordinary. Which is your favorite?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

Shannon Lazic Photography

 

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

 

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In Good Taste: Summer Thornton Interior Design

Summer Thornton

Last week, we had the best time touring one of the most incredible dental offices (that did not look like a dental office at all) designed by Summer Thornton. 

This week, we’re going outside the office and checking out Summer’s good taste inside the home. 

One of our favorite things about Summer’s designs is her use of color. 

Each room feels fresh, light, bright and never overdone. We love yellow! And we really love a chaise. So the combination of the two couldn’t be better.

This is an example of how a statement light fixture can totally transform a room. 

The color of this bar cart is phenomenal. All of the touches in this room are totally luxurious.

This is black and white done right. Summer transformed this nook into a destination.

A gold fume hood? Yes please!

Who thinks of a stairwell as a fun cheery spot you don’t want to leave? We sure don’t! But this stairwell is that and more.

Now, this is a closet! Is there a better combination than hot pink and leopard?

It seems like stunning closets might be a Summer Thornton specialty! 

A luxurious bathroom is such a treat!

What a sweet little girl’s room!

Talk about a nursery that grows as he does! Well, they might have to get him a little bigger car eventually… But, otherwise, it’s perfection! Don’t you love the good taste of Summer Thornton? We knew you would! Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. 

 

Slightly South of Simple Around the Web:

We loved seeing Slightly South of Simple on vacation with our friend Fabiana from Ciao! Newport Beach! 

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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!)

House Tour: Dallas Home by Interior Designer Amy Berry

dark paneled office-Amy Berry Interior Designer

If, like us, you were loving interior designer Amy Berry’s fabulous taste yesterday, you will flip for this gorgeous house tour. Don’t miss the mini-Saarinen table and pink ghost chairs! 

Amy Barry Interior Designer neutral living room

 

books on a stool

 

dining room Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

kitchen with marble countertop -Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

bedroom with canopy

 

mirrored bathroom -Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

nursery with lucite crib-Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

lucite crib- Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

nursery -Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

floor lamp -Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

nursery -Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

basinet in nursery -Amy Berry Interior Designer

 

pink lucite chair -Amy Berry Interior Designer

We hope this stunning house has brightened your day just like it has brightened ours! Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! 

Loving this gorgeous Instagram post about Slightly South of Simple from sweet Lidy at French Garden House.

In Good Taste: Kishani Perera Interior Design

living room by Kishani Perera Design

Happy Tuesday, friends! We hope your week is off to a great start–and we know it’s about to get better. The good taste of Kishani Perera is sure to make you smile!

living room by Kishani Perera Design

You know we love a good bookcase–and we appreciate a bookcase full of volumes that are actually read. What a perfect chair to sit awhile and enjoy one of them.  

library with beams by Kishani Perera Design

Speaking of fabulous things to fill your bookshelves, I got my very first advance copy of my new novel, Slightly South of Simpleover the weekend. I’m so excited and can’t wait to see it on other people’s bookshelves!

office by Kishani Perera Design

We love the look of stained wood paneling, but sometimes it can make a room feel too dark. This room is the perfect balance of elements that feels light yet warm.

kitchen with blue island and wood stools by- Kishani Perera Design

When it comes to kitchens, this designer has incredible range. 

From a charming banquette

to a sleek marble scheme,

A unique backsplash and fabulous herringbone floors

To simple grays and whites with a splash of fun color, kitchen style abounds in this designer’s portfolio.

Striking architectural details can make a bathroom feel super chic.

Whether dark and dramatic or light and bright, beautiful paneling makes a bathroom pop.

A fun light fixture adds so much fun to a gorgeous bathroom. And that tub… Total relaxation!

The nursery might very well be the most fun room to decorate. This one is so adorable and will easily transform from baby to toddler. We love, love Bla Bla animals like the ones in the crib. Cloud the cat is one of little Will’s favorites!

Fabulous outdoor spaces are always, always the icing on the cake–when the cake is a stunning home. This space is perfection. We might never want to go inside!

Thank you so, so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you do!

 

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

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!)

InGoodTaste: CarlaLaneInteriors

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There’s a reason Los Angeles residents call Carla Lane when they’re looking to infuse their homes with what she calls “that chic, California-casual look.” Her BFA in Art History and Painting helps her infuse her designs with an artist’s sensibilities — and Lane creates some of the most amazing kid’s spaces we’ve ever seen! Take a peek at these fabulous rooms that define LA chic.

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InGoodTaste:JeanAllsoppPhotography

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Hi, friends! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and are gearing up for a fabulous 2015. If sprucing your space is one of your goals for this year, look no further. And if you want to hear more about our goals for 2015, check out our guest post on The Enchanted Home! books

 A living room filled with books! Could there be anything better?

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