*For some reason the pictures went away on the first post, so we’re relaunching!
We are so thrilled to have Mary Ann from Classic Casual Home with us today, sharing some of her good taste. Mary Ann is a fabulous designer — and e-designer! — whose work inspires us every day. Whether it’s pictures of a fabulous remodel or a summer guacamole recipe, Classic Casual Home is chock full of yummy ideas. Thanks so much for being with us today, Mary Ann!
Thanks so much, Beth and Kristy, for having me over for your series
“In Good Taste.”
Design Chic’s extraordinarily good taste is something I marvel at every day, don’t you?!
To me, good taste in interior design includes:
• Attention to Detail
Below are examples of these principles that are used by
friends of mine with good taste.
Donna’s uncluttered style (above) and artwork depicting where she was married
show restraint and personality.
With artwork and worn leather chairs, Mercedes and Mark deliver a relaxed and
charming beach house environment. I like the wood siding treatment on the walls.
Debbie is an expert at the details…like wainscoting, window design and a textured stone table.
Comfortable dining chairs and minimal accessories make this room by Abby tasteful.
Dominique Vorillon Photographer via Coastal Living
I don’t know if it’s because we’re wearing our Spanx as tight as they used to wear their corsets, but we are as crazy about chaise lounges (or fainting couches…) as those 19th-century women were. Even if you don’t expressly need a place to lounge because your undergarments are restricting the flow of oxygen to your brain, there is no better place to relax than a couch built for one — or two if you’re in a snuggly mood. This oceanfront living room is a beyond amazing place to curl up and watch late-night movies with the sound of the ocean in the background. We just might want to turn those chairs the other way to admire the view…
James Michael Howard
Jill Johnson Designer’s Beach House
Giraffe print is fabulous in any room, but we especially like it in a nursery because, as the baby grows and the room transitions, the print doesn’t have to change one bit.
M. Elle Design
Isn’t everything better when it’s tufted?
Robert Passal Interiors
A chaise in the bathroom is so glamorous. Wouldn’t you want to spend more time lounging in your bathroom if it looked like that?
We love the juxtaposition of the starfish with the french frame. It’s so fun for a coastal home!
Candace Bushnell’s Living Room
I am unbelievably jealous of Candace Bushnell’s pink chaise lounge and now devastated that the one I picked for my office is white. What a great place to peruse a great novel… Sex and the City, anyone?