House Tour: Bald Head Island

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

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 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!)

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Alys Beach House Tour

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

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 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!

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In Good Taste: Pizitz Home

Welcome to the wonderful world of Pizitz Home and Cottage! We’re crazy for the laid back style and clean, easy living of this store and interior design business in Seaside, Florida. In good taste? We’d say so! Take a look around and see if you agree.

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday, sweet friends!

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Monday Musing: Honed Marble

Peacock Kitchens
We’re finally only weeks away from finishing the Beaufort house. 
de Giulio Kitchens
So, it was time to pick kitchen countertops!
CJB Design
If you’ve ever been to a stoneyard, you know that slab after slab after slab of stone can get a little overwhelming.
Pacific Peninsula Group
Fortunately, we only had to look at one.
O’Brien Harris Design
When it comes to a clean, classic elegance that never gets old, white marble is the way to go.
Susan Gilmore Photography
While the shiny stuff can stain, stain, stain, a honed surface can be sealed to prevent those red wine spills and grape juice rings from becoming a part of your kitchen history.
St. Charles of New York
Lines and etches can still happen, but they’re less obvious.
Design Friend
Plus, it’s an old house. 
Cote de Texas
A well-worn, oft-used countertop fits right in.
Phoebe Howard Design
We went with a clean, straight edge like this.
Lauren Nelson Design
A rounded, ogee edge like this is sophisticated and chic.
Kate Davidson Design
But for that laid back feel we were striving for, we think something more casual was perfect.
Loi Thai – Tone on Tone Antiques 
It’s no coincidence that Mom’s design style obsession, Loi Thai, has honed marble in his fabulous kitchen…
Tina – The Enchanted Home
The lovely and talented Tina from the Enchanted Home has marble in her kitchen too.

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Do we get a marble farm sink too? A girl can dream… 
Thanks for visiting us today! 

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Kitchen Organization

Peter Callahan
When it comes to fabulous organization a la New Year’s Resolutions, it all starts in the heart of the home.
Jacque Lyn Clark
Now that the kitchen in the Beaufort house is getting actual sheetrock this week (Woo Hoo!!) we’re starting to think about how we’re going to keep it sparkling and organized. Opening cabinets and seeing fabulous baskets make us so happy!
The Social Home
Mom was doing a little Etsy research — they have everything on there, don’t they? — and, while I recently purchased a gaggle of cute chalkboard labels on there for my house, Mom found these for Beaufort. They are the same beautiful blue as the paint and the font is great! 

The Social Home
Opening a cabinet that looks like that makes the entire day feel better. It’s like a giant yoga breath!
A Humble Magic
For my pantry and cabinets at home, I decided to go with hermetically sealed jar after jar after jar. You can really put anything in a jar. Rice, flour, sugar, seaweed, Amy’s organic bunnies, teething biscuits… It’s kind of awesome. I got mine from The Container Store — Love that place!
Greige
I’m a huge tea drinker, so I’ve been trying to come up with solutions for all those little packages. I found a pretty tea box that now lives in one of my drawers, but, in the spirit of all that matching glass, I’m switching to loose leaf teas. They feel so elegant! Kind of like a great wine…
Arcobeleno
We didn’t decide to go with open shelving for the Beaufort house, but that doesn’t mean that the interior shelving can’t look as fantastic as if it were on display all the time.
A Well Traveled Woman
Even mismatched sets look orderly when they’re in neat rows.
Better Homes and Gardens
This is such a fantastic, space-saving idea for silverware. Plus, you can just grab the handle without getting the silverware all germy.
Amy Vermillion pinterest
Dream. Pantry. Nothing else to say.
Jenny Steffans Blog
Those little hooks are so fantastic! No more digging around in the drawers for measuring cups…
Habersham Blog
There’s nothing like a built-in silverware drawer. 
Thor
Glass canisters are such a clean, classic look. Plus, having all the staples right there on the counter is so easy.
Ginger Sorbara
This gorgeous open shelving proves that everything doesn’t have to match to look organized.
Martha Stewart
This is so creative! I’m not sure that we would ever eat that many apples or potatoes, but it sure does look nice. We’re getting so excited for how neat and tidy we’re going to be in the new year. How about you?

Our Kitchen Organizing!

Happy 2013, friends! We are so incredibly humbled by your visits, comments and kindness all year round. This year we hope that you keep all your resolutions and that all your dreams come true!

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In Good Taste: BPC Architects

Oh. My. Goodness. Couldn’t you just melt into this room? 
Gorgeous living rooms, fabulous kitchens of any size and creative ideas for every style home are just a few of the things that make BPC Architects’ designs in such good taste.
We love the juxtaposition of the Venetian mirrors and white marble with the more rustic wood and paneling.

These built-in beds are amazing and give so much privacy! 
We just love white subway tile… and everything else in this kitchen!
Fabulous island!
We love the nautical touches in this bar.
We would want to eat every, single meal on this fabulous porch!
Louis ghost chairs are one of our favorite things.
We hope you’re all having a fabulous week! Thanks for stopping by!

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