Top Ten: Places to Add Texture to Your Home

seagrass texture bag
Ralph Lauren Home

 

Happy Monday, readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. We figured if anything could get your week started off on the right foot, it was a couple of cute puppies… And maybe a few of our favorite seagrass accents to lend a coastal chic feel to any space. Take a peek at these fabulous looks that add texture and style.

seagrass texture rug
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Seagrass rug in this Sea Island Home

seagrass texture staircase
J.K. Kling

 

The perfect seagrass staircase

 

seagrass basket texture pendant in kitchen
Studio McGee

 

Woven Pendants Make a Statement over the Island

 

seagrass texture stool in kitchen
Milk and Honey Home

 

Seagrass Stools add Texture to the Kitchen

 

seagrass basket in kitchen
Terra Cotta Design

 

Stay Organized with a Seagrass Basket

 

seagrass woven baskets
Gary McBournie
 

Seagrass woven baskets at the end of a bed

 

seagrass bed
BHG

 

Riverside House Seagrass Bed

 

seagrass rug
Miles Redd via Architectural Digest

 

Just-Right Rug 

 

bathroom seagrass chair
Lee Ann Thornton

 

Seagrass Chair and Basket add Function to the Bathroom

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here! 

Things We Love: The Beauty of a Basket

basket
Architectural Digest

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of, it’s stylish storage space. From stashing papers to stowing dirty laundry to concealing toys,  baskets are double-duty players when it comes to hiding your junk and displaying your good taste. They’re easy on the earth, easy on your wallet and go with every decor in any room. From the bathroom to the kitchen, there’s a place for natural fiber baskets in every space. Check out these beautiful ways to incorporate baskets into your design.

basket
Jenny Wolf Interiors

 

basket
Beaufort Beach House – Design Chic

 

basket
Studio McGee

 

basket
Shelley Johnstone Design

 

basket
Architectural Digest

 

basket
Serena & Lily

 

basket
Studio McGee

 

basket
Lonny

 

basket
Architectural Digest

 

basket
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by. 


the secret to southern charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

 

The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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Stunning Southhampton Style

We have lots and lots of places to visit on our bucket lists, and, to be honest, there aren’t many stores that make the cut. 

But all that just changed. 

Because One Kings Lane’s Southhampton store is so fabulous that we sort of want to book a plane ticket right now!

One Kings Lane is, of course, a favorite spot of ours (and we know yours too!) for finding great deals on the best brands. 

But there is something so gratifying about actually visiting a store in person and being able to see and touch the things you are going to buy before you buy them. 

We think it takes one of our favorite interiors stores to a new level!

And the home-like atmosphere is such an added bonus. 

It makes it so easy to be able to see how things will actually look after they get through our front door. (Fabulous, obviously, but how fabulous.)

From living rooms that delight…

To bedrooms that wow, all the beauty of One Kings Lane’s website comes to life exquisitely in real life in their Southhampton showroom. We can’t wait to visit! What about you?

Thanks so much for stopping by today, chic readers. We hope you have a wonderful week!

Speaking of great deals, I am so, so, so excited to share that Slightly South of Simple has been chosen as a Kindle monthly deal so, from today until April 1, you can read the first book in the Peachtree Bluff series for only $1.99–just in time for the The Secret to Southern Charm release on April 3. 

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House Tour: Carolina Cottage

Janie Molster Designs

Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know how the weather is where you are, but the past couple days here have been warm, sunny and absolutely gorgeous! We are having major Spring fever, savoring every second outside–and hoping that that groundhog was wrong and this warm weather is here to stay.

Whether you’re really having summer weather or just dreaming about us, take a little mini-vacation with us today to this beyond fabulous Carolina cottage designed by Janie Molster.

There is nothing like beach cottage, with all those historic touches, to take us back to beach trips of our childhoods.

The thing we love most about this home is how Molster mixes those sweet, nostalgic touches–like wood paneling–with bright updated style.

This island is the perfect spot for sandy feet and pimento cheese sandwiches!

Fresh watermelon and strawberries from a roadside stand become accessories in this kitchen. 

Exposed beams and painted floors lend a classic look, 

While bright linens lend fun, fresh vacation-worthy appeal. 

All I can say is that I wish I had seen this earlier… We had so many pairs of red Keds! What a fun way to incorporate them into the style.

Bold red and pretty marble update this bath, while hexagonal tile remains a throwback to a simpler time that’s still completely on trend.

Nothing says “beach retreat” like a fabulous kids’ room!

Beach towel goals!! We can’t decide which is cuter, the towels or the basket!

At the beach, driftwood really is the best accessory!

This utterly charming, classic exterior ties it all together–and, y’all, that view. This looks like the kind of place that has made a thousand memories and will make a thousand more. Thanks for touring with us today! We hope you love this Carolina cottage as much as we do!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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What Jena Pate of Our Southern Roots is saying about The Secret to Southern Charm!

“Kristy just has a way of capturing the beauty of the Georgia coast through her writing that make you feel like you are sitting right there amongst all the action while you read. The characters are all so well developed and you get attached very quickly.I would obviously recommend picking up Slightly South of Simple if you haven’t already, then pre-order your copy of The Secret to Southern Charm… this book will take you on an emotional roller coaster in the best possible way and leave you wanting more….and impatiently waiting for book three in the series :)” — Jena Pate, Our Southern Roots Blog

 

 

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House Tour: Phoebe Howard Interiors

Phoebe Howard Entrance

Charlotte House

As you can probably imagine, we can’t get enough of finding new designers to talk about! 

Phoebe Howard entrance

But there are some that have a forever place in our hearts, whose work we love to swoon over day after day, year after year, whose new projects we wait impatiently for.

Phoebe Howard entrance

Phoebe Howard is one of those designers.

Phoebe Howard living room

Her style is understated, traditional enough without looking old-fashioned, modern enough without looking trendy… It is, in short, the epitome of classic southern style for the new millennium.

Even in the simplest rooms, there is a richness about Howard’s style, a sense of luxury that permeates, especially where textiles are concerned.

Her perfectly chosen color palettes draw you in, adding the right amount of warmth and interest while creating a feeling of continuity.

Phoebe Howard office

Each nook in the home is well thought out, the perfect mix of form and function that is simply elegant. 

Phoebe Howard living room

From beautiful details like this stone wall…

Phoebe Howard living room

To perfectly arranged furniture…

Phoebe Howard hallway

Simple, striking details…

Phoebe Howard bedroom

To a master suite fit for a queen…

Phoebe Howard bedroom

Phoebe Howard knows how to create spaces that are stunning in every way.

Phoebe Howard bathroom

From a bath with a view,

Phoebe Howard baskets

To stylish storage,

Phoebe Howard chaise

A cozy spot for lounging with a breeze, 

Phoebe Howard porch

To a porch that is comfortable all year long, we love every inch of Phoebe Howard’s peerless style. Are you a Phoebe Howard fan?

Thank you so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We love seeing you here! 

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Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

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Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation traveling!

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Things We Love: Luxe Laundry Rooms

laundry room with farmhouse sink
Urban Grace Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had a terrific 4th of July holiday and found a little time for resting and playing!

laundry room with brass pendants and hardware
Studio McGee

 

Holiday weekends are always so fun. What’s less fun is catching up on all the things we put off doing during them… like laundry.

laundry room with abstract art
TS Adams ArchitectUrban Grace Interiors

 

Of course, the laundry doesn’t have to feel like such a chore, not when the laundry room can easily become one of the most stunning rooms in the house!

laundry room with black and white tile
Studio McGee

 

A few simple design elements like fabulous tile and paint can transform a laundry room into a fun and whimsical space that makes doing the laundry just a little more fun.

laundry room with wood shelves
Liz Caan Interiors

 

But, really, even more than the look, having a functional space takes so much of the stress out of this weekly chore. Plenty of space for folding, sorting, and, yes, ironing, makes the job so much easier!

laundry room with baskets
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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If you don’t want to devote a ton of space to the laundry room–and who does, really? Why not make it multi-purpose? We love how this room leaves plenty of (pretty) room for Fido.

laundry room
BHG

 

And a cute craft table can double as folding space.

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

The mudroom is the perfect place for a washer and dryer. Dirty clothes don’t even have to get past the back door! And a pet shower built right in? Genius!

laundry room with art
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

Baskets are a chic and easy staple for any room but there’s nowhere they’re more useful than the laundry room. Plus, they make great bathroom hampers.

laundry room with dark paint
Traci Zeller Design

 

A punch of color adds lots of life to this laundry area. And black and white tile are a forever favorite. 

laundry room with blue tile
Lynn Morgan Design

 

Whether you have lots of space or just a little, a few simple touches can help transform the laundry room from a bleak, dull space to somewhere that makes laundry time just a little more fun! Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We hope you have a great one!

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple

“Kristy captures the voices of a mother and 3 grown daughters in an authentic way. I would describe Slightly South of Simple as a sunny day at the beach, with a few menacing, cloudy twists.  I’m glad to hear this magnetic read is the first of a series on this family of strong, independent women, landing again in Peach Tree Bluff. I loved it!” —Heather, Style Mind Chic 

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