In Good Taste: Tom Scheerer Design

You’ve heard us wax poetic about his fabulous design book, Tom Scheerer Decorates. So it’s probably no shock that we think Tom Scheerer’s work is in good taste. His recognizable style, which he calls “relaxed modernism,” is described using words like “fresh,” “civilized,” and “unpretentious.” We would add ultimately livable to the list. And think it’s one of the reasons that Architectural Digest added it to their list. AD 100, that is. Check out some of these gorgeous spaces to see where this designer lands on your list!

We hope you all have a wonderful day! 
And don’t forget to enter our giveaway! 


We’re hosting a giveaway for Veranda: The Art of Outdoor Living. It’s a gorgeous book, one of our faves, that’s sure to prepare you for spring — no matter what that pesky Groundhog says! All you have to do is:
1. Visit the Design Blogger Hall of Fame Awards and vote for Design Chic under category 2, Best Design Blog Graphics, Photography and Presentation.
2. Then leave us a comment with your email address letting us know! 
We’ll pick a winner on February 12! Of course, if you’ve already voted, just let us know and we’ll enter you in the drawing. 
Thanks to all of you for visiting us today — and thanks for voting! Y’all are the best!

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Home Tour: Lakefront Living

If there’s anything we love as much as a place at the beach, it’s lakefront living!
In fact, when the fall comes around, we adore the idea of getting to watch the leaves fall over the water and bundling up in thick sweaters for a hot cup of coffee on the dock.
And cooking in this fabulous kitchen would be great all year long!
The thing we love most about the lake — as can be seen through this lovely view — is that it combines water and forest elements. What’s not to love?
This fun color palette combined with the rustic beams and ceiling is such a beautiful look.
Bunk rooms are THE BEST! This one practically guarantees fun with loads of friends, hoards of cousins, or a few, special brothers and sisters!
We bet this sneaky back ladder gets as much use as those great, built-in stairs!
From the front door to the bathroom, the combination of modern, updated convenience and rustic touches is pitch perfect.
This wall goes to show that great art doesn’t have to be hung in a certain, staid pattern. These animal heads add a bit of that mountain feel.
This is such a creative look when bedside space is at a premium. We love the shelves!
What an idyllic view! Dogs always know what’s what… Wishing you a dog’s life today!

Source: Kristina Crestin Design

Just a reminder! Three more days to enter our Tom Scheerer Decorates Giveaway. Thanks so much to all our friends who have already voted for us on Pinterest!

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Tom Scheerer Decorates

It really can’t be said enough: We love books!
Not only is it always fun to come back to their pages with a fresh eye for new inspiration, but they also look amazing pretty much anywhere.
But few recent design books have caught our eye as quickly as Tom Scheerer Decorates, written by Mimi Read, and featuring the designs of an artist whose work he humbly calls “cheerful” and “no nonsense.”
Call it what you may, Tom Scheerer’s eye for proportion and scale is undeniably masterful. 
He creates rooms that are timeless and feel finished but uncluttered — a look we are craving right now.
Mimi Read’s decadent prose make Scheerer’s looks even livelier. We couldn’t help but read it cover to cover!
One of the things that captivated us about this book is that, while Scheerer definitely puts his stamp on all his work and similar themes run throughout, he never falls into that trap of doing the same thing over and over and over.
It seems that he truly designs the space with the family in mind. (Imagine!)
Just a hint of British colonial style is so chic. And these shelves made us do a double take. The hanging units are so unique! Not to mention the view…
The rich, vibrant color palettes that Scheerer uses in his work are one of the things that makes his book so visually appealing. It’s so much fun!
Kitchens that are updated but timeless seem almost impossible to create these days, but we think Scheerer gets it just right. This kitchen is warm, bright and clean but we don’t feel like we’re already sick of its elements by the time they’re installed!
So, let’s just say you don’t care a bit about this designer’s gorgeous taste and don’t appreciate Mimi Read’s enticing prose one bit. Even if all you’re looking for is a book that looks good in your room, this is still the one. A gorgeous front cover pulls away to reveal a fabulous, neutral cane pattern creating a book that is as chic on the outside as on the inside. 
All-in-all, Tom Scheerer Decorates is one for the shelves — and the coffee table — that we know we’ll keep pulling out for years to come. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon. We’d snatch it up if we were you: It’s already ranked #1 in interior design books!
Thanks for stopping by today. We hope the short week is fantastic!

The gorgeous photography in Tom Scheerer Decorates is by the uber talented Francesco Lagnese!

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