In Good Taste: Kendall Wilkinson Design

 

So many elements combine to create the perfect home

 

 

The right blend of calming influences and vibrant energy, 

 

 

The artful combination of old and new, 

 

 

The finishing touches of both glamour and whimsy

 

 

It is a tricky formula, one that takes a seasoned eye and an experienced hand. 

 

 

And, judging from these pictures, it is a formula that Kendall Wilkinson has mastered. 

 

 

From unique touches, like these bar stools, that define a chic kitchen

 

 

To utilizing a grand view as the ultimate focal point, 

 

 

Every space from the largest to the smallest, the most used to the least, is artfully conceived and executed. 

 

 

Speaking of art… This bathtub speaks for itself.

 

 

And all the right finishes create a sanctuary in this stunning spa-like retreat. 

 

 

 

From the peak of glamour,

 

 

To the simply elegant, Kendall Wilkinson Design creates spaces perfectly suited for the homes in which they reside–and the families who love them. 

What’s your favorite Kendall Wilkinson room? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Beautiful Bathroom Decorating Ideas

decorating bathroom style
AtlantaHomes & Lifestyles Lacye Sombar Photography Robin Burnett Design

 

There’s no doubt about it. We’re bathroom enthusiasts. 

decorating bathroom style
David Netto via Architectural Digest

 

Fun architectural details on the ceiling

decorating bathrooms style
Architectural Digest

 

A fabulous view, 

bathrooms style
S.B. Long Interiors

 

And, obviously, a huge bathtub

beautiful bathroom with chandelier over the freestanding tub
Serena & Lily

 

for curling up with a favorite book, 

bathrooms style
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

All come together to make a space that takes the simple parts of the day and makes them extraordinary. 

bathroom style
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Even bathrooms that aren’t big on space (obviously this doesn’t qualify as one of those!) can be big on style. And getting creative with the floor plan can make it all fit in. 

Ray Booth via Architectural Digest

 

We love little touches that make a bathroom feel homier. 

decorating ideas for the bathroom
Tamara Magel Design

 

And anything that makes a bath better is a must!

decorating ideas for the bathroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Beautiful plants are always welcome, 

decorating ideas for the bathroom
Architectural Digest

 

And luxe natural stone puts the whole look over the top. 

What are your bathroom decorating essentials? 

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

The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

 

I’d love for you to grab a copy of  The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Us Weeklys “Us Musts“.  It’s the perfect Summer read! 

 

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

More Tour Dates

 

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: A Spa-Like Bathroom

spa bathroom style
AtlantaHomes & Lifestyles Lacye Sombar Photography Robin Burnett Design

 

There’s no doubt about it. We’re bathroom enthusiasts. 

spa bathroom style
David Netto via Architectural Digest

 

Fun architectural details on the ceiling

 spa bathrooms style
Architectural Digest

 

A fabulous view, 

spa bathrooms style
S.B. Long Interiors

 

And, obviously, a huge bathtub for curling up with a favorite book, 

spa bathrooms style
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

All come together to make a space that takes the simple parts of the day and makes them extraordinary. 

spa bathroom style
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Even bathrooms that aren’t big on space (obviously this doesn’t qualify as one of those!) can be big on style. And getting creative with the floor plan can make it all fit in. 

 bathroom
Ray Booth via Architectural Digest

 

We love little touches that make a bathroom feel homier. 

 bathroom style
Tamara Magel Design

 

And anything that makes a bath better is a must!

 bathroom style
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Beautiful plants are always welcome, 

bathroom
Architectural Digest

 

And luxe natural stone puts the whole look over the top. 

What are your bathroom essentials? 

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Thank you SO MUCH to Entertainment Weekly and fabulous author Camille Pagán for making The Southern Side of Paradise a Spring Reading Pick!

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Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

Tour the Home of One Kings Lane’s President and More

One Kings Lane President kitchen

 

Tour the Home of One Kings Lane’s President 

one kings lane

 

Easter Shop Terrain

 

Favorites for Easter

shop terrain

 

organization - organizing the pantry and refrigerator

 

Amazing Tips for Organizing a Small Space

one kings lane

 

bathroom - Serena & Lily

 

Bathroom Inspiration for Spring

serena & lily

 

flowers

Designers Reveal their Favorite Flowers

one kings lane

 

fabulous spring fashions

 

Fabulous Fashions for Spring

neiman marcus

Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: Streamlined and Chic

Studio McGee

 

In the post-Marie Kondo world, everything has changed. 

 

 

If tidying up is life changing, so is streamlining. Studio McGee has mastered the perfectly finished but never overdone look in this stunning California home.

 

 

Sure, some stuff brings us joy. But do you know what brings us more joy? Clean countertops!

 

 

And getting rid of the waffle iron that I was certain would make me the world’s coolest mom. You know the kind. It had all the plates so I could make ghost waffles or Christmas tree waffles or heart waffles or Mickey Mouse waffles or whatever. You know who doesn’t make great waffles? Me. Do you know who does? Nature’s Path. 

 

 

I tend to be a food hoarder. I don’t know why. I blame it on not having a Whole Foods close by and getting there three hours away and thinking Wait. Do I have too much quinoa or do I need more quinoa? And then I buy the quinoa and then I get home and I already have four bags and how on earth are the three of us going to eat that much quinoa? That stuff expands. But these shelves are goals if ever there were goals. No food hoarding in this kitchen.

 

 

I am, fortunately, a bit of a bathroom minimalist already, so that’s slightly less of a challenge. Even still, a vanity with lots of storage is part of the plan for my post-Florence bathroom. 

 

 

We’ve always thought that freestanding tubs look minimalist. Mine arrived a couple days ago. It is absolutely gorgeous. And 1400 pounds. There will be a crane involved. Don’t worry. I’ll post a video on Instagram! (@kristywharvey)

 

 

Baskets everywhere are the absolute best for storing until you can get to things so they don’t become clutter. 

 

 

And who really needs all that stuff on the nightstand collecting dust? Well, I mean, I have a pile of books the size of a small SUV, but I am reading those. So they aren’t collecting dust. They’re necessary.

 

 

Are you a fan of the streamlined and chic look? Or are you in the more is more camp? They certainly both have their merits, and we adore them both!

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

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In Good Taste: Marianne Simon Design

Marianne Simon Design entrance hall

Marianne Simon Design

 

The Holy City got a little chicer last August.

 

Marianne Simon Design office

 

The über-talented Marianne Simon expanded her Seattle firm to Charleston, SC, and all we know is that these two cities are very lucky.

 

Marianne Simon Design kitchen

 

Since 2005, Marianne and her team have been spreading design love throughout the country. 

 

Marianne Simon Design kitchen

 

From new construction to total renovations, this firm has handled it all–and earned plenty of accolades while doing so. 

 

Marianne Simon Design kitchen

 

Marianne’s eye for timeless style, 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

Combined with touches of the new and the unexpected, 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

Helps her create homes that are showstopping and unforgettable. 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

With the right mix of luxe and laid-back, 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

Not a single detail is overlooked. 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

Not even the view. 

 

Marianne Simon Design bathroom

 

We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what this talented designer does next. And, as Southerners, are looking forward to seeing a few old Charleston gems come back to life under her care. 

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

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