Things We Love: Combining Brass and Marble

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Architectural Digest

 

Chocolate and peanut butter. Blue and white. Brass and marble. Some couples are just so good together that we can’t imagine them without each other.

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Karr Bick Kitchens and Baths

 

We always wonder about that magic moment when two things were first combined and, from then on out, were always better together. 

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Studio Dearborn

 

We will probably never know when brass and marble were first combined, but what we do know is that, now that we’ve seen them together, we are totally smitten!

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deVOL Kitchens

 

You know that white marble is one of our forever favorites, especially for kitchen counters. 

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deVOL Kitchens

 

We love how it wears and changes over time, how it becomes something a little bit different as the years go by.

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One Kings Lane

 

The same is true with brass really, in that it starts out shiny and metallic and dulls and ages with time, its beautiful luster becoming a lovely patina.

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One Kings Lane

 

Maybe that’s why these two staples go together so well. 

brass and marble kitchen
Matthew Quinn Design

 

Like the best couples always do, they change as they age but still complement one another so beautifully.

brass and marble kitchen
Rachel Halverson Design

 

In the kitchen,

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Dearborn Builders Inc.

 

Or in the bath,

marble and brass bathroom
Marianne Simon Design

 

This perfect pair looks classically chic wherever it goes!

What Mimosa Lane is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

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“Kristy explores family bonds  and how they can be put to the test as a a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart surfaces. This is Kristy’s third book and I am just so amazed at her imagination that conjures up such beautiful stories and heart-felt stories.  I can envision this one becoming a movie and having maybe Julia Roberts play the mom?” Albertina, Mimosa Lane

 

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Things We Love: Cast Iron Sinks in The Bathroom

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Studio McGeeKohler Brockway sink

Good morning, Design Chicers! It is a beautiful day for a book club luncheon in my lovely hometown of Salisbury, NC. When it’s several book clubs together, all the better! The Slightly South of Simple tour is off to a great start because of book clubs and garden clubs, which we would imagine are some of the oldest and most beloved organizations around. 

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Domino

But, sometimes, there’s really no need to reinvent the wheel.

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BHG

When you’ve got a good thing going, why not stick with it?

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Terra Cotta DesignsJeff Herr Photography

Cast iron sinks have been around almost as long as bathrooms themselves, and their enduring style and timeless attitude is a playful nod to the past, one that Ansley, the interior designer protagonist in Slightly South of Simple would love as she redesigns the historic homes in her town of Peachtree Bluff, Georgia.

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BHG

An easy way to get two faucets in a small space,

Kohler Brockway sink with round mirror
Domino

Cast iron sinks come in as many styles as their are bathrooms.

blue Brockway Kohler sink
BHG

In playful colors that are perfect for kids’ bathrooms,

orange bathroom with Brockway Kohler sink
Papyrus Home Design

And hearty, functional design that complements other bathroom stones, metals and textures, these old favorites can easily be dressed up or dressed down to suit any space.

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BHG

Built into a cabinet,

bathroom with Kohler Brockway sink
Carla Lane Interiors

Or freestanding and just a touch industrial,

aqua bathroom with Brockway Kohler sink
LDa Architects

There are so many ways to style these sinks!

Brockway Kohler sink in bathroom
BHG

From brightly colored to simple white, cast iron sinks add an immediate charm to any bathroom. Have you ever lived in a house with a cast iron sink?

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It’s five days until the big day! If you haven’t preordered Slightly South of Simple, you still have time! I’ll be signing copies at South Main Book Co. on April 22, so, if you want a signed copy shipped straight to your door, don’t hesitate to contact Wendy at  (704) 630-9788. I’ll be personalizing all ordered copies on April 22! You can also preorder from your favorite local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, TargetIndiebound, Books-A-Million or wherever books are sold. 

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House Tour: Highrise Living

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As the holiday celebrations begin to take center stage, we hope you can steal away for a moment to take a peek at this gorgeous Atlanta condominium. It’s a peaceful, calming home–with an incredible view–that just might lend you a moment of serenity as you rush around making your final preparations. Melanie Turner Interiors created a space that truly feels like a zen retreat, the perfect place to start a stress-free 2017!

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Wishing you your best holiday season yet!

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Emily Followill Photography


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Architectural Digest

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In Good Taste:Brady Design

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The more we see, the more convinced we are that paring down, keeping it simple and coming back to those clean lines is the way to go. With the busyness of everyone’s lives today, the mental clutter and chatter that tends to take over, coming home to something sparse and streamlined is almost a necessity. When it comes to getting back to those basic values, Brady Design is tops. They manage to create rooms that feel at once open, airy and perfectly chic. Every detail is perfectly choreographed so that each space feels like a place we couldn’t wait to come home to. From kitchens that wow to living rooms that stun to master bedrooms that would put us to sleep in the best possible way, one look and you’ll see why we think Brady Design is in good taste.

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2016 Kitchen of the Year

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Matthew Quinn Designer

Swoon, gasp, sigh… Those were just a couple of our reactions when we first saw Matthew Quinn’s handiwork in House Beautiful’s 2016 Kitchen of the Year!

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