Summer Showers and Beautiful Baths!

shower in bathroom


Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. Today is officially the last day of school–the last day of preschool, even–which is incredibly hard to believe. I feel like I should be upset and contemplative over the fact that preschool is over and next year is Kindergarten, but I am so excited for summer I can’t muster much sadness! 

Architectural Digest


With almost three months of sandy feel, pool time and plenty of guests ahead of us, all we know is that our bathrooms are getting ready to work over time!

bathroom shower
Alisberg Parker Architect


From replacing that chipped tile to finally getting that glass shower stall you’ve been dreaming of, there’s really no time like summer to get your bathrooms in great shape before the year ahead. 

bathroom shower


We know so many people that are making the most of their space by ditching their bathtubs all together in favor of generously sized showers. 

shower in the bathroom with teak bench
A;yssa Rosenheck Photography


While we love a gorgeous shower as much as the next person, we can’t even imagine not having a bathtub! It’s the perfect relaxing end to a day–especially when it looks like this!



What about you? Could you ditch your bathtub for good? 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


One of the things that we’re always working on, something that can seem a little insignificant but adds to the overall spa-like feel, is finding beautiful toiletries to go inside our showers. It’s so nice to see through those pretty glass doors to bottles that look pretty and streamlined. 

Tim Barber Architecture


A gorgeous vanity is the perfect finishing touch in a well-appointed bathroom. We love the drawers for keeping everything neat and organized. 

shower in bathroom


We’re huge fans of light everywhere and anywhere. If you have the privacy, a window in the shower can be so pretty!

bathroom with steel frame
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography


While we love frameless, elegant shower doors that seem to disappear, there’s no arguing that these steel doors make such a chic statement with a hint of industrial thrown in!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


If we’re going to spend the next three months soaking sandy bathing suits and rinsing chlorine-laden hair, why not have the most beautiful possible spot to do so? We don’t know about you, but we’re so looking forward to summer, gritty floors and all! 

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

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Monday, June 12: Sapphire Valley Country Club, Cashiers, NC, 4-6pm, drop-in reception. Tickets are $25 and include light hors d’oeuvres and a copy of Slightly South of Simple. Open to the public. Contact Sidney Truesdale for more information 828-743-2462.

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Beautiful Bathroom Organization

Home Bunch
Bathrooms are perhaps the most utilitarian rooms in the house.
Julien Nightingale Design
But that doesn’t mean they can’t also be the most beautiful.
Thomas O’Brien
After all, the room we spend a good portion of the moments right before waking and sleeping should be somewhere we feel relaxed, invigorated and totally calm.
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
We’ll admit that we can get pretty excited over any element in the bathroom.
Amy Howard Home
Sinks that look as much like jewelry as somewhere to wash your hands are always welcome in one of our rooms.
Good Life of Design
And — it is the new year after all — if it is gorgeously, fantastically organized then we really can’t stop dreaming of it! 
Brooke Giannetti
(See all those glass canisters… That’s what we’re talking about!)
Brabourne Farm
When space allows, decorative details that make the bath feel as accessorized and beautiful as the rest of the house are a must! This lovely lamp and tray are inspiring us!
Style at Home
Talk about inspirational! A tray by the bath full of favorite things is such a little luxury that we could all use for our New Year’s relaxation time.
Thomas Pheasant Design
Speaking of… Of all the elements that combine to make a gorgeous bathroom, the bathtub is by far our favorite!
New England Home Magazine
Tub or no tub, big bath or tiny, one, simple thing that we can all do to make our baths feel light, luscious and beautifully designed is keep a tiny (or big!) vase full of fresh stems right on the sink. 
Tracery Interiors
What a wonderful way to start the day!
Wishing you a day full of beautiful things!


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Bathroom Storage

Phillip Mitchell Design

 There’s nothing we love more than beautiful bathrooms complete with marble, exquisite architecture and yes, storage.

Better Homes and Gardens

Whether it’s baskets for extra towels,

Southern Living
built in cabinets for storing behind closed doors,
Keller and Keller Photographyor cabinets 
House and Homethat display our wares so beautifully,
pinterestWe can never have too much storage.
Philip Mitchell Design

 Antique cabinets not only add storage but charm as well, 
Better Homes and Gardensand give us a bamboo etagere and we’re completely smitten.
Jackie Lanham Desgin
Crisp white towels and woven baskets add needed texture and function to any space.
HARRoom for an armoire in your bathroom? Now that’s a luxury, 
but, the perfect chest and a beautiful built in cabinet…perfection.  We hope your Monday is just the same.


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