House Tour: M.Frederick Interiors

We should be touring the Beaufort house today. We know. How it happened that we worked on the house for days on end and forgot to take a single picture is beyond us. But we’ve done quite a bit of work and can’t wait to show all of you! 
So, instead of touring our house today, we’ll be touring this fabulous home by M.Frederick Interiors. We must say, it had us from “hello.” Anything looks fabulous with cedar shakes… Although, let’s be honest, this place would look incredible in any material!

This probably goes without saying, but we adore natural fiber rugs. They make a space feel so warm, inviting and just casual enough.

A little green makes any room feel more vibrant.

This kitchen is so yummy! We love a pristine, uncluttered countertop.

Sometimes it’s hard to show restraint in design, but it’s so worth it! Clean lines in materials with staying power are an unbeatable combination that feels oh so soothing.

Wow! Talk about a statement bath! This marble is out of this world!

Marble in the laundry room might be a pricey move, but we think it just might be worth it. Getting to see the gorgeous counters underneath would be motivation to keep that laundry put away!

And now for the best room in the house… We know where we’d spend all our time!

We would love to be a guest here any time at all! We hope you all had an incredible holiday weekend and got to be a guest somewhere fabulous. 
A big, huge (belated) “thank you” to all the men and women who fight to keep us safe and free every, single day and to the families who support them. We are grateful for all you do and all you sacrifice, and we think of you every time we see that big, beautiful American flag!
Speaking of being thankful… We love all of you, our wonderful readers. Thanks for all your sweet words and for taking the time to visit with us every day. We are lucky, lucky girls to have you as our friends!

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Black Front Doors

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Coming home is always a wonderful feeling. Pulling in the driveway, walking through the front door…
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That’s why we think the front door is so, incredibly important!
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We’ve been ruminating over color choices for the front door of the Beaufort house. It is white, white, white, and, looking at these homes, we can’t think of anything more classic and striking than a black front door. If you’re looking to do a little sprucing to your house too, it’s a great time to consider home improvement loans.

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It’s gorgeous on these white backdrops, but, really, we can’t think of any facade where a black door wouldn’t look great.
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The little black door…
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It’s the little black dress of entryways.
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It’s a bold statement to mark the passage between the outside world and your indoor sanctuary.
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It’s the dividing line between outside stress and indoor relaxation.
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We can’t think of a better way to say, “Welcome home!” 
We hope you’re all lounging around in your fat pants after a resplendent day of turkey and a few too many treats. Happy weekend!

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1,000,000 Hits and In Good Taste

We can’t believe it! We’ve hit 1,000,000 pageviews! It seems like just yesterday that we were so excited with 100… Thank you so much to all our wonderful friends for sticking with us and inviting us into your homes and offices every day. We are so appreciative of all of you!
We’re celebrating today with the gorgeous taste of architect Gil Schafer…
a trip to check out the Beaufort house…
and, of course, perhaps a little bubbly!
Enjoy these gorgeous photos and Gil Schafer’s fabulous taste!
We’ll have a house reno update for you so soon!

We hope you all have a wonderful day!

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In Good Taste: Peter Zimmerman Architect

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We stumbled upon a few of the gorgeous designs by Peter Zimmerman and John Toates of Peter Zimmerman Architects and are totally obsessed. In their words, their “design philosophy is deeply rooted in the historic traditions of architecture: classical proportion and scale, the balance of shadow and light, and the importance of the sustainable relationship between materials.”  Those are just a few of the reasons we think these architects’ work is in good taste.

We hope you are all having a wonderful week!

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