Things We Love: A White Kitchen

white kitchen with pendant lights
BHG

For a classic, crisp, clean look that’s welcome in any season, there’s nothing quite like a serene white kitchen. It’s a beautiful, traditional staple that complements any home’s design scheme. Take a peek at a few of our favorites!

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Studio McGee

 

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Christopher Peacock Kitchens

 

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Christopher Peacock Kitchen

 

white kitchen with stools and pendant lights
Morgan Harrison Design

 

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Kay Douglass via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

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Alyssa Rosenhech Photography

 

white kitchen
Morgan Harrison Design

 

white kitchen
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

white kitchen
BHG

 

white kitchen
BHG

 

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What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

“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)

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Ten Favorite Kitchens with Pendant Lighting

pendant lighting in kitchen
Bakes & Kropp

 

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.)

pendant lighting in kitchen
Bakes and Knopps

 

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. 

pendant lighting in the kitchen
Bakes and Kropp

 

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. 

pendant lighting in kitchen
Brooks & Falotico

 

Whether you’re looking for lighting with a shade that stands out a little from the rest of the color scheme,

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Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Or lighting whose color blends in but still makes a fabulous, bold statement, the right pendant can totally transform a kitchen.

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Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

One of our favorite elements of a kitchen island is the ability to hang pendants over top. 

pendant lighting over marble island
Architectural Digest

 

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. 

pendant lighting over island with wood beams
Rafe Churchill

 

These pendants combine fabulously with these bar stools to contribute to the overall industrial vibe of this kitchen.

kitchen with Goodman Pendant lighting over island
Ashley Winn Design

 

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. 

pendant lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

 

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? 

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What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

“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 )

Things We Love: Goodman Hanging Lamps

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Barbara Waltman via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If there’s one thing we think completely transforms a room, it’s statement lighting

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Pendant lighting in a kitchen illuminates any island in style.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over an island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For the ultimate in stylish pendant lighting Goodman pendants are oh so chic.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Wendy Labrum Interiors

 

A white light with a gold interior is so gorgeous and lends the perfect touch of sparkle and shine.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Sotheby’s Realty

 

Metallics add a bit of glamour to any room, and these perfectly sized pendants add instant wow-factor.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

These gorgeous lamps add another touch of gold to this very stylish kitchen. We love the juxtaposition of the gold with the steel windows and doors.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Munger Interiors

 

The high-low combination lends a homey feel to this stunning kitchen. The Goodman pendants are the perfect bridge between the two styles.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Geoff Chick and Associates

 

If you aren’t a friend of mixing metals, silver Goodman pendants are the way to go. The shades of gray all combined are beautiful.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Elizabeth Metcalfe Interior Design

 

Then again, speaking of mixing metals, the gold and silver mixed together is always one of our favorite looks.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Chango & Co

 

Goodman pendants add a sparkling element to this lovely kitchen. The mixture of the wood, metallic and white are lovely.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
New England Home

 

All of these elements mix together beautifully to create a stunning kitchen.

Goodman Pendant Lights in kitchen
Ashley Winn Design

 

A beautiful backsplash, a shiny countertop, fabulous barstools and Goodman pendants… It’s the perfect recipe for a gorgeous kitchen! 

Are you a fan of Goodman Hanging lamps?

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Restyling for Spring with Best Prices For Furniture!

living room with Barbara Barry Furniture
Barbara Barry for Henredon

 

Oh my goodness, we have Spring fever in the worst possible way! It is so, so warm here this week (I laid out on the top porch yesterday… Don’t tell my dermatologist!) and we can’t help but hope that it will stay this way!

living room with neutral furniture from Marge Carson
Marge Carson

 

We are so happy to be able to open the windows, enjoy the breeze and let the sunshine pour in.

club chair and ottoman from Jessica Charles
Jessica Charles

 

And, of course, with the sunshine comes that little voice in the back of our minds… That little nudge that tells us it’s time for a spring spruce!

armoire in living room
Jonathan Charles Furniture

 

That’s where our fabulous friends at Best Prices for Furniture come in. What we love about this North Carolina company is that they aren’t just a discount dealer.

C.R.Laine Furniture and Currey & Company Chandelier

 

Best Prices for Furniture works with an entire network of discount furniture dealers to make sure that you get the very best price on the pieces you’re craving.

living room with coral accents and gray sofa
E.J. Victor

 

Wanting to add a pop of color to make your space sing “Spring?” Look no further!

console table with large mirror
John Richard

 

Want to make your tired entrance foyer look refreshed and revitalized for a new season?

goodman hanging pendants over kitchen island
Visual Comfort

 

Or revamp your lighting to enhance your space?

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Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture

 

Look no further than Best Prices for Furniture! We love that we can pick any of our favorite pieces from any of our favorite brands and know we’re getting the best price. Simple! The white glove delivery doesn’t hurt…

bedroom with twin beds
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

There’s no time like Spring for a fabulous girls weekend. Which makes now the perfect time to revamp the guest bedroom! We love, love these twin beds!

teak modern furniture
Brown Jordan Furniture

 

And, it goes without saying that getting our outdoor space ready is a total necessity. Do you have any projects on your spring sprucing list? 

Happy President’s Day to you, our chic friends! We hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Advance Praise for my new novel, Slightly South of Simple, on pre-order special for only $9.95 right now

“Kristy Woodson Harvey writes about the bonds between women. The blood-is-thicker-than-water relationships that exist between daughters and mothers and grandmothers.  She inserts Southern drama and subtle hints to unearthed secrets that keep you reading till the very end. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.” Brenda Pruitt, Cozy Little House

Photo by Lindsay Corrigan

Things We Love: The Heart of the Home

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Studio McGee

Hi, friends! Is the kitchen the heart of your home? It definitely is in our houses.

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Tara Fingold

We don’t know why it is that people always tend to gather in the kitchen, but, when your kitchen looks like one of these, it’s no wonder, really!

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Adore Magazine

You know we’re a big fan of neutrals, but of all the places to be white and clean and streamlined, the kitchen is our favorite. 

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BHG

(We have glass jars with scoops like these. We love the way they look and they are also super convenient.)

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Mariann Simon Design

We don’t know about you, but we spend so much time in our kitchens. We love walking in to total simplicity, and, for us, a mostly white kitchen is simple and chic.

 

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Emily Followill Photography

The juxtaposition of white cabinets with these fabulous brick and wood floors is gorgeous.

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Chango & Co

We are gigantic fans of a farmhouse sink, and this one is totally on point!

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AD

Ok. Now we’re thinking our glass jars need an upgrade. Forget the lentils, rice and beans. Bring on the Oreos!

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Lisa Luby Ryan

No window? No problem. This mirror adds light and makes the space feel larger!

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

We love bobbin chairs, but bobbin barstools? Obsessed!

marble
Sam Allen Interiors

This marble backsplash is stunning!

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BHG

If you’re worried about your white kitchen looking boring, just make sure to mix up the texture. It adds tons of interest. A little something green never hurts either! 


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!)

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