House Tour: Bald Head Island


 We must have North Carolina on the brain this week! A gorgeous designer yesterday… A fabulous house today… 


 Of all of the amazing and travel-worthy spots in our state, Bald Head Island is one of the most unique — and one of our favorites! Leaving your car on the mainland, traveling by ferry and getting from place to place via golf cart couldn’t be more of an escape or more relaxing. And Lisa Sherry of Lisa Sherry Interieurs‘ Bald Head home couldn’t be more fabulous or swoon-worthy if it tried! (She’s pretty fabulous herself!)


Alys Beach House Tour


It may be back-to-school time, but we all need to gear up for one big, last beach weekend: Labor Day! 


 We couldn’t think of a better way to do that then by touring this fabulous Alys Beach House! This fresh and open living room is a great start!


Bamboo Dining Chairs

There is no chair that we love for a casual dining table more than  bamboo.
Windsor Smith Home

Whether you choose a lacquered white or

Lily Z Design

a much bolder green,

Elle Decor

we think these chairs are perfection.

Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler certainly doesn’t disappoint with this brown and chartreuse color scheme.

Dominique Verillion

Dining chairs that match the table are always nice, but

Tiffany Eastman Interiors

we tend to prefer a more eclectic look.  

Sarah Richardson Design

When we think of bamboo chairs, we imagine the straight lines like those in the above pictures , but

Sarah Richardson Design

the curved lines of this chair have us drooling…

Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis

Is this not the most stunning dining room?  The combination of the tufted banquette and the bamboo chair is fabulous!

Boxwood Clippings

Sometimes the simpler the better, as this dining room shows.

Peter Zimmerman

Happy Monday everyone.  We hope you are having a wonderful start to your week!

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Monday Musings:Dining Room Inspiration

The dining room at the Beaufort house still has a long way to go to reach its full fabulous potential, but we’re starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
These are the before photos, just to be clear 🙂
This was one of our inspiration photos for how we want the dining room to feel. Fresh, crisp and totally laid back. 
This wall of fish inspired us to create an art wall in the dining room as well.
The idea of directors chairs with a farm table came from this fabulous photo. 
Currey and Co
A pair of these stunning oyster chandeliers will light our table.

Halo Style
We love the solid, rustic feel of this farm table from Halo Style. It’s plenty big for all the entertaining we can’t wait to do!
9 of these
Kerri Shipp painted nine beautiful, neutral corals for us to create the art wall of our dreams!
Regina Andrew Alabaster quatrefoil lamp
The pictures don’t do this stunning alabaster lamp justice. It’s the perfect addition to…
Worlds Away
This wonderful bar cart that will add a little hint of glamour.
Kenian Imports (similar to this one)
A beachy set of bamboo chairs will finish off our dining room look.
If you love any of these items as much as we do, be sure to check out Jamieshop for similar items. Use the code Designchic2012 to receive up to $500 free shipping! 


Still Loving Tolix

Architectural Digest

We hope you all had an amazing Halloween and treated yourself to plenty of delicious Halloween goodies! 
Today, we’re treating ourselves to an extra helping of something we love: Tolix chairs. They’re kind of like Reese’s Cups; one is good, but two is so much better!
We aren’t expert chair historians by a long shot, but we would be willing to bet that few chairs have made as big of a splash and had such prolonged popularity as the Tolix chair. 

The simple chair crafted of sheet metal, originally created by Xavier Pauchard for outdoors, hospitals and offices has found its way into homes and design schemes all across the globe — and, incidentally, the Vitra Design Museum, the Pompidou Center and even the MOMA.

Amy Neunsinger Photography
But, we must admit, we love it best at a dining room table. This dining room is such a fabulous juxtaposition of all the things we love. A chandelier for glamour, a farm table for that rustic feel and, of course, Tolix chairs for that industrial chic touch. This room is like that perfect first date outfit: It’s fabulous but doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard.
When we think of Tolix chairs, it’s usually a silver tone that springs to mind, but who couldn’t use a little more color? Green is the most restful color, and, after a long day, we can’t think of much nicer than a delicious meal and a glass of wine around a restful table. 
WT Wonen
Ahhhh…There’s that silver we love so much. Combined with the industrial pendants, lacquer table and snazzy storage, this is such a great room. And magazines in the dining room? Why didn’t we think of that! 
Robert Stubbert Photography

One of our favorite things about Tolix chairs is that they’re super portable — and sometimes stackable. So you can dine in them one minute and pull them into the living room for extra seating, no backache required. Plus, they really transition seamlessly into any space.

Patrick Wade and David DeMattei Design – House Beautiful
Dining al fresco has never looked better. And we’re glad to know that Tolix chairs were originally designed for outdoor use. Stylish and durable is a perfect combination. I bet strawberry smoothie/mashed green peas/soggy Puffs/half-chewed banana would just wipe right off of these!
Jose Picayo Photography
Oh my goodness! We can’t decide which looks more delicious, the setting or the spread. The modern, sleekness of the Tolix chair is, to us, the ideal pairing for a farm table — sort of like the wine to that cheese… Grown-up trick or treating!
Colin McGuire Photography – Country Living
Who says a set of dining chairs has to match? Can you imagine a more idyllic spot for eating, resting or general merry making? If this was our backyard, we wouldn’t miss a meal out here! It really must be noted that a fabulous dining room makes everything taste better!

We were very lucky here in our little part of the East Coast that Hurricane Sandy didn’t give us too much trouble. Thinking of our friends in the aftermath of the storm. We hope that all is well with all of you and your families!


Visit us at Home Bunch!

Be sure to check out our guest post on Home Bunch today! We’re sharing our favorite cottages in the lovely Luciane’s cottage series while she’s using her talents for one of her design projects — not to mention taking care of her kiddos! Thanks for having us, Luciane!
We are so thrilled today to have a guest post from Jennifer of JWS Interiors, a Northern Virginia interior designer with gorgeous taste! She has put together a fabulous design board for us to get inspired, complete with a list of links for finding these drool-worthy pieces to incorporate into any decor. Enjoy!

                                                         FRENCH CHEST
Starburst Mirror (Similar to one shown)


Thanks so much for being with us today, everyone. Happy Tuesday!


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