House Tour: Michelle Smith


 I liked Michelle Smith immediately when I saw her on One Kings Lane — and not just because of her fabulous home or status as native Southerner.


She, like I, spent about half her childhood at Home Depot with her mother in the midst of one renovation or another.


Kitchen Stools

Milk and Honey Home

Kitchen stools are honestly one of our favorite parts of the kitchen.  Don’t get us wrong, we love having the family together around a big table.But we know for sure that that doesn’t always happen in our houses. (Well, at least not at breakfast…)

Jeff Herr Photography






Lee Ann Thornton Interiors

 So it just makes sense for everyone to have a place to congregate and eat during the rush of morning breakfast and coffee and forgotten homework and searching for that thing you were supposed to take to work but you just can’t exactly remember what it is…

Revival Contruction

 Anyway, all of that just can’t happen around a dining room table.

Geoff Chick and AssociatesJack Gardner Photography

 So, we would venture to say that kitchen stools really help keep families together!

 Wren Living has a favorite kitchen set up of ours!

Ruard Veltman Architecture

 That may seem like a big job for a little stool.

Ruard Veltman Architecture

 But, when the stools are as stylish as all of these, we think they’re up to the task! What about you?

Do you have big Memorial Day plans? We’re so excited for a little rest and a lot of fun in the sun! Thanks for stopping by today!

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Add Glamour to the Kitchen with a Chandelier…

Annie Brahler Design
The kitchen might not be the first place that jumps to mind when you think about adding glamour. But just because it’s perhaps one of the most practical rooms in the house doesn’t mean it has to succumb to can lights. We love the splash of sparkle a chandelier can add to the heart of the home. Everyone wants to gather there anyway. Why not make it a room worth celebrating?
Marshall Erb Design
 a rdu jour

evertything fab

Heidi Claire

design traveller

Style at Home
We hope you’re all having a wonderful week!


Coffered Ceilings…

Susan Gilmore Photography
Plain old ceilings with plain old ceiling white might be a staple.
Ashlee Raubach Photography
But, really, can’t we do better?
Tobi Fairley Design
Nothing thrills us more than when that fifth wall (sixth wall?) brings something to the table.
Phoebe Howard Design
Coffered ceilings add warmth, interest, and, oh yes, tons of style!
Better Homes and Gardens
We adore them especially in kitchens, where they add such a homey feel.
Susan Gilmore Photography
Exposed beams are great, but, if they feel a little too rustic, shiny white coffered ceilings add that same distinct element while still feeling fresh and modern.
Brooke Giannetti Design
Especially when you don’t want to lose an inch of ceiling height, a flat molding on the ceiling can form a fabulous pattern without stealing much of that precious floor-to-ceiling space.
Kelly G. Design
The paneling throughout this space is gorgeous! It’s an accessory in and of itself.
Pioneer Construction Co.
Great cabinetry and a beautiful coffered ceiling absolutely make a kitchen.
Urban Electric Co.
Of course, a coffered ceiling is no reason to skimp on the fabulous lighting… Not that any of you ever would!
Angus McRitchie Photography
Oh my goodness,  only four shopping days left… We hope you’ve all shopped ’til you dropped and are enjoying a mug of cocoa beside a roaring fire admiring your tree!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


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: Ferguson and Shamamian

Gorgeous decks, 
private porches,
pretty pools,

beautiful baths
and divine dining.
It’s no wonder that Ferguson and Shamamian was just named one of Architectural Digest‘s top 100 architects and designers.
From the coast
to the kitchen, 
to a nice long soak,
we think you’ll agree that Ferguson and Shamamian’s work is in good taste.


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