With a new year beginning and Martin Luther King Day only a day past, this is an absolutely perfect time to celebrate unity with some of our favorite bloggers, our By Invitation Only group. 

During a time where it seems like there are so many things dividing us, every now and then it’s nice to focus on what unites us, on what common beliefs we hold and on what makes us the same as the people that, sometimes, we may not understand. 

Unity–and a unified look–can be just as important in our homes as it is in our lives. 

This stunning home by a favorite designer, James Michael Howard, is a perfect example of unity in design. 

It is the kind of home that flows effortlessly from one space to the next, 

That has a common theme that makes each room feel cohesive and relates it to the one before. 

In our homes and in our lives unity can’t help but breed tranquility, 

A sense of peace and a break from the chaos and confusion. 

Just like we need good friends and family to share our lives with,

It is wonderful to have a place to come home to at the end of a long day that feels not only only exactly how we want it to, but also like a retreat from the rest of the world. 

Moments of dark and still, 

And bits of whimsy in unexpected places, 

Light, airy, vaulted ceilings

Plenty of light,

And a cohesive color palette create a sense of unity in this stunning home. 

We can’t think of a more beautiful way to create a sense of unity within yourself that you can’t help but carry out into the world.  See more on this theme from our friends at Daily Plate of Crazy

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

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Attention all bloggers, book reviewers and influencers! I will be receiving advance copies of my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM this week! If you’d like an early copy for sharing consideration on your blog or social media, please email me at kristywoodsonharvey @ gmail. com! (And I’ll be giving away copies on Instagram, so come follow us over there to win one of the very first copies!)

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