Monday Musings: Beach Chic

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We hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It was a gorgeous one here in NC, and, frankly, we aren’t ready for it to be over! Are we ever really ready, though?
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The Beaufort house is finally looking like it might come together! The paint color samples looked great, and the door and window frames and moldings are mostly up. Next comes the paint, floors, kitchen, etc. 
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We are shamelessly daydreaming of the days when it will all be finished, although, this really has been one of those times that the journey has been as amazing as the destination will hopefully be. We’re getting inspired just looking at all these beautiful photos!
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Natural beauty is the best!
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Binoculars are a beach necessity. If they’re antique, all the better!
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Love the shabby chic!
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This color scheme is quintessentially coastal.
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Who says silver needs to be polished to perfection? Between boat rides and sunbathing, who has the time?
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The ties on these drapes are perfection. So casual, yet chic.
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A chaise is great anywhere!
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We hope we nailed this fantastic water blue for the backs of the dining room bookshelves.
Old buoys are almost as good as the water behind them! 
We hope your Monday is as fun as your weekend was!

All these pretty treats reminded us to remind you: There’s still time to get up to $500 free shipping at Jamie Shop with the code DESIGNCHIC2012.

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Fashionable Friday: Hats

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We wish people wore more hats. 

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Weddings are just more festive when the millinery is as fine as the guests. (Just ask Kate and William.)
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My grandmother often reminisces about the days when each season you bought a new outfit complete with a fabulous bag, shoes and, of course, hat. We’re jealous. Except, of course, if we’re attending a horse race in which case we would get to buy a new hat too. But how often are you really going to a horse race?
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A hat is totally acceptable on a boat, of course, but it’s usually a touch too windy.
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So, we feel like the beach is one of the only places we can really rock an oversized brim.
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The bigger the better, we say.
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Of course, there is something timeless about a hat that’s a little smaller too… 
(Side note, I am getting Will a puppy immediately if not sooner after seeing this.)
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What a little lady. I bet she’ll grow up and wear her hat with reckless abandon!
We’re off for a family week at the beach where we’ll be wearing hats 24/7. We hope your weekend is wonderful!

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Things We Love: Hats

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We love a perfectly put together room as much as the next person, but there is something so charming about a special touch that makes it look lived in. Hats can be such an attractive — and functional — addition to the decor of any room.


Sarah Richardson, for example, in her country home, featured on her HGTV show Sarah’s house, uses hats to frame this beautiful space. Plus, if you’re running out to work in the garden, you can easily grab a hat to shade your face.

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These hats and straw bags, photographed by William Waldron for Country Living, add a welcoming touch to the area outside this back door.
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For a rustic, manly touch in this decor, pictured in House Beautiful, hats add the perfect dimension.Who needs a painting or poster when you can decorate with hats? Marina Faust photographed these hats for Architectural Digest

Want to create your own hat display? We love this floppy hat with chinguard,beach sun floppy hat, Cecil Straw Lifeguard Beach Hat and Linen Cloche Flip Bucket Hat. Plus, any of these fabulous hats are perfect for an afternoon of gardening or a day at the beach!

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One well-placed hat in this beautiful room featured in Southern Accents gives this bedroom the perfect finishing touch.

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