Outdoor Showers

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The only thing better than a long, steamy, relaxing shower is that same shower in the great outdoors!
crush cul de sac
The sky above, fresh air, birds chirping…
Hotel San Giorgio – Mykonos
Well, you get the idea.
Even if you’re not into the idea of getting clean where the sun is shining,
House and Home
outdoor showers are super convenient.
Lisa Romerein Photography via House Beautiful
Who wants all that sand tracked all over the house?
Annabelle Selldrof Design via Elle Decor
We can’t think of much more relaxing than a fabulous bathtub in the morning light.
Outdoor showers can be so incredibly stylish too!
And they don’t have to be elaborate to be fabulous.
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If we had to choose, we think this would be the one. What an incredible place to unwind after a long day.

We think an outdoor sink really ups the ante. We might be a little more excited about our morning routine if it started in a place like this! 
We hope you’re having a fantastic start to your day!


In Good Taste:deGiulioKitchen

For better or worse, it seems like the kitchen is by far the room in our homes where we spend the most time. 
As a result, we’re always trying to make them more streamlined, cleaner, more efficient, and, of course, more beautiful.
Looking at these kitchens from di Guilio kitchen design gives us such great inspiration.
Aren’t these gorgeous kitchens in such good taste?
What an ingenious idea for finagling more counter space!
We could mix a mean cocktail at this bar.
The combination of light and dark is so amazing here.
The stone and beams in this kitchen are the perfect touch of rustic chic. They’re almost as fabulous as the view!
This lacquered, mirrored look is so glamorous!
What a fabulous butlers pantry.
So, yes, my mirrored kitchen would be covered with tiny fingerprints… but it’s still beautiful.
A simple vase full of white hydrangeas always makes our kitchens feel more inviting! 
What would your dream kitchen look like?
Happy Tuesday, everyone. Thanks for visiting us!


In Good Taste: Party Resources!

We are so thrilled to have Kate from Party Resources guest posting for us today! Her beautiful blog is filled with fabulous inspiration from an event planner extraordinaire. From chic design to the perfect appetizer, Kate is always full of great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing with us today!
Beth and Kristy (the fab mother-daughter duo behind Design Chic) are two of my favorite bloggers. (Not to mention some of the most stylish!) I am delighted to be included in their “In Good Taste” Series. Our blog is all about entertaining and to me, any good event has to start with a welcoming and warm home. Your home really should rise up to meet not only you but also your guests. In my opinion, nobody creates more inviting spaces than Amanda Nisbet:

From living rooms to dining rooms and event the kitchen, her eye is flawless! To be sure, she is “in good taste.”

Photos: Amanda Nisbet and House Beautiful

Thanks again, Kate! We hope you all have a great Tuesday. Thanks so much for stopping by!


Dutch Doors


I realized this morning that The Netherlands is to thank for two of our favorite signs of Spring: the tulip and the half-opened Dutch door. (Their windmills are pretty cool too…) Now that it’s nice and warm in North Carolina it’s such a treat to be able to fling the windows open first thing in the morning and enjoy fresh air all day long. But I can’t help but be a little envious of those who are lucky enough to have a charming Dutch door to let the breeze and sunshine in while keeping the animals populating their garden out. Well, some animals. The stray cat that has taken up residence in our yard could scale that half door in two seconds flat and would be enjoying a lovely nap on the end of the guest bedroom bed. But, theoretically. Here are a few Dutch doors that we thought would look right at home in any house. We hope you enjoy! 

Delaware Governor’s House

I wonder if the governor of Delaware has his Dutch door open today…
Apartment Therapy



Michael S. Smith Designer

Birch and Lily
House Beautiful
I’ve always thought it would be neat to have a Dutch door separating the kitchen from the rest of the house, like this one. What a great way to be able to see what is going on while keeping little ones away from a hot stove.
Coastal Living
Having the screen door outside makes this Dutch door perfectly functional for someone like me who has a yard full of hard-working bumble bees!

Kristen Buckingham Interiors

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone! 


All That Glitters…

Adore Home
is not gold. But, fortunately for us, all these beautiful, glittery photos are! Whether it’s on your wrist, hanging on your wall, or perched on your bedside table, a hint of the shiny stuff can glitz up any decor. Hope these photos add a little glamour to your day!
Designer Janie Hirsch

Ashley Goforth Designer

House Beautiful

Designer Nathan Egan

Nicky Haslam Design

Pamplemousse Design
Talk about a statement piece! This chair, from Pamplemousse Design is simply jaw dropping.

Suzanne Tucker Interiors

Designer Tamzin Greenhill

The House Home

This Gucci Gator featured on Decorpad is just our kind of pet.


Every room needs a touch of whimsy… These rooms take that rule to heart in the best possible way.  Hope you find some inspiration to add a fun flair to all your favorite rooms! 

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