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! 

House Tour: Naples, Florida Vacation Home

living room with wood beams - Naples

With Daylight Savings Time right around the corner

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Chinoiserie triptych by Allison Cosmos

 

and Spring Break dangerously, wonderfully close, we can’t help but get a little touch of spring fever.

 bamboo chairs

What better place to visit (even if it’s only on our computers!) for a little spring dreaming than Naples, Florida.

living room with desk

This gorgeous Naples vacation home is sophisticated and chic, the kind of place where you could live all year round, not just vacation.

dining room

Is it any surprise that one of our favorite designers, Summer Thornton, designed this stunner?

kitchen

A sleek and elegant kitchen with all the right details is a perfect spot for entertaining. (Because, try as we might, they’re never going to leave our kitchens!)

living room

This color palette feels cozy and warm–and different from anything else we’re seeing right now. We love it!

This piece is so perfect for those spaces where something with a back would feel too closed. Plus, it’s comfy extra seating!

bedroom with 4 poster bed

Each room is a little different from the last but the unifying themes in this home–like the color palette–makes it cohesive.

light wood paneling in bedroom

Wood paneling gives a nod to the beach nearby.

canopy bed
Architectural Photography

This canopy bed is so elegant. This bedroom feels like a getaway!

blue and white porcelain
Architectural Photography

This gallery wall proves that it’s completely possible to do coastal without getting kitschy.

bathroom with porcelain freestanding tub
Architectural Photography

On vacation or just an ordinary day, this tub would feel like a vacation any time!

bathroom Naples
Architectural Photography

Because bathroom storage is always at a premium, we’re loving how these baskets not only take advantage of extra space but also add texture.

bedroom

A settee at the end of a bed is so sweet. And there’s enough seating to have a party in this room!

blue and white tile in outdoor kitchen
Architectural Photography

Florida should be fun! And this porch knows it. The blue and white tiles add a touch of whimsy.

porch with dining table

A pretty pool and lush landscaping lend a view worth coming back to. 

patio with chaise
Architectural Photography

From the kitchen to the bedrooms to the patio, blue and white porcelain is a unifying theme of this beautiful Naples getaway. If this beautiful coastal getaway doesn’t have you Spring dreaming, we don’t know what would! Where’s your favorite spring vacation spot?

Congratulations to Colette Darling, the winner of the $200 Framebridge Gift Card Giveaway! Stay tuned for our next fun giveaway.

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What People are Saying About Slightly South of Simple:

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the responsibilities, secrets and unique privileges that conveys. Kristy Woodson Harvey creates four women who are at once completely different yet utterly the same–and a town that you won’t ever want to leave. Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast… It’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE. –Cassandra King, bestselling author of The Same Sweet Girls

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel,  (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

In Good Taste: Summer Thornton Interior Design

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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: Summer Thornton Design Stunner

This post is going to get me in trouble. Big trouble. Because, while, at first glance, this looks like any gorgeous living room, this stunning space by Summer Thornton Design isn’t a home at all.

It’s a dental office!

And, you see, I was in charge of decorating my husband’s dental office. Honestly, I thought I did a pretty darn good job.

Well, I mean, I thought I did a good job until I saw this dental office, which, let’s face it, is the most insanely beautiful dental office of all time. Now I’m wondering if maybe I could have applied myself a little more.

Needless to say, it is giving me something to aspire to–though this might have to be my office space within the dental office. We can give hubby something a little more masculine. 

This stunning lounge is the perfect place for staff members to cozy up during a break. And it even has a stylish little nod to teeth up there!

The lounge is a great place to pick up a good book!

This takes the kids’ playroom to a whole new level! No torn up Highlights magazines here!

You might look forward to a root canal in this gorgeous exam room! 

Need to use the powder room? No problem! You’ll feel right at home in this incredible bathroom. Needless to say, I have some work to do! Thanks for the inspiration, Summer! 

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Advance Praise from D.A. Wolf from Daily Plate of Crazy

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. “


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