We are so thrilled to have Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home with us today, sharing some of her good taste. Mary Ann is a fabulous designer — and e-designer! — whose work inspires us every day. Whether it’s pictures of a fabulous remodel or a summer guacamole recipe, Classic Casual Home is chock full of yummy ideas. Thanks so much for being with us today, Mary Ann!

Thanks so much, Beth and Kristy, for having me over for your series 
“In Good Taste.”
Design Chic’s extraordinarily good taste is something I marvel at every day, don’t you?!
To me, good taste in interior design includes:
•  Comfort
  •  Restraint
      •  Personality
                  •  Attention to Detail
Below are examples of these principles that are used by
  friends of mine with good taste.
Donna’s uncluttered style (above) and artwork depicting where she was married 
show restraint and personality.
With artwork and worn leather chairs, Mercedes and Mark deliver a relaxed and 
charmingbeach house environment.  I like the wood siding treatment on the walls.
Debbie is an expert at the details…like wainscoting, window design and a textured stone table.
Comfortabledining chairs and minimal accessories make this room by Abby tasteful.
This image is from her Wolf-Rizor Interiors‘ portfolio.  Love the beamed ceiling.
Clair’s kitchen shows her design personality with artwork painted by her and and
her straw hat collection.
The attention to detail with the nail head trim is great, too.
Beautiful artwork and an antique book collection make Kathryn’s home 
uniquely personal.
Netta and her husband are art collectors and give their interiors a unique personality.
Janice and Billy show an attention to detail with the arched kitchen pantry doors, carved handles 
and interior leaded glass window.
  Mary Lynn, a friend of a good friend, designed 
this comfortable but edited bathroom.  The photo is from her portfolio of m. elle design. 
Claire achieves a personal style with antique store finds 
and fresh fabrics in her daughter’s room.

Aren’t I lucky to have so many friends with good great taste?
Thanks for having me over, Beth and Kristy.  Keep up your wonderful work!

Thanks again, Mary Ann! Still a couple days left to enter our dress giveaway… 
Hope you’re all having a great day!

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