In Good Taste: John De Bastiani Design

John De Bastiani Design entrance

Good morning, chic readers! Talk about making an entrance… We think this foyer is a fabulous way to start the day off right.

John De Bastiani Design living room

Elegant yet comfortable, 

John De Bastiani Design dining room

livable yet refined, 

John De Bastiani Design living room

the good taste of John De Bastiani hits all the high notes of fabulous style. 

John De Bastiani Design

From a pop of color that makes a kitchen fun and fresh,

John De Bastiani Design living room

To a charming living room perfect for family,

John De Bastiani Design hallway

To a bright look that turns a hallway into a moment,

John De Bastiani Design bedroom

We’re loving the beautiful style of this designer.

John De Bastiani Design bathroom

Just because it’s a bathroom doesn’t mean it doesn’t need to be accessorized!

John De Bastiani Design bathroom

A custom, luxurious bath in shades of blue gives this bathroom a totally unique look. 

We are still reeling–and we know you are too–from the events in Las Vegas earlier this week and our hearts go out to everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!

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Creating an Inspiring Bathroom

Inspiring Bathroom
Architectural Digest

 

A beautiful bathroom can completely set the tone for the morning. 

Inspiring Bathroom with marble
James Michael Howard

 

Sinks that look as much like jewelry as somewhere to wash your hands are always welcome in one of our rooms.  And for all of your bathroom needs plumbing detectives are there to help.

 

bathroom architectural digest
Architectural Digest

 

Sleek and modern are a perfect way to start any morning. Isn’t the shower gorgeous?

bathroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

When space allows, decorative details that make the bath feel as accessorized and beautiful as the rest of the house are a must! This lovely orchid and tray are inspiring us!

 

bathroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Of all the elements that combine to make a gorgeous bathroom, the bathtub is by far our favorite!  This stainless tub looks like an unbelievable way to end the day.

round mirrors in bathroom
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

We have long been fans of pairs of pedestal sinks in bathrooms, which is what we put in our Beaufort house. But, let’s face it, for a space where you’re getting ready day to day and quite possibly sharing with a spouse, a pedestal can get a little dicey. The center cabinets solve the issue perfectly!

double sinks in bathroom
Andrew J. Howard Interior Design

 

A pair of mirrors over a pair of sinks adds fantastic symmetry to a space.

marble bathroom
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Beautiful and glamorous, white cabinets and a marble top are a gorgeous combination. The simple lights tie this look together with simplicity.

bathroom
Coastal Living Magazine

 

If you are looking to add a little color to your bath, look no further than you countertop.  Isn’t this blue beautiful?

wood floors and wall in bathroom
Coastal Living Magazine

 

Beach chic has never looked as good as with this streamlined wood vanity with a touch of modern sensibility. And the drawers hide bath trinkets away.

bathroom
Better Homes & Gardens

 

Looking to add warmth to your bath, wood sinks and bathtubs do just that…stunning!  From laid back and casual to glitz and glamour there’s a perfect bath for every home and to capture any feeling

WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM BATHROOM LOOK LIKE?

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Decorating with Celerie Kemble and More!

 

Decorating with Celerie Kemble

one kings lane

 

bathroom organization

 

Bathrooms With Stylish Storage

dering hall

 

Slightly South of Simple book

Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

kristy woodson harvey

I cannot believe it, but Slightly South of Simple is a National Bestseller, hitting bestseller lists from Barnes & Noble to Bookscan, Southern Indie to Southern Pines and spending weeks on smaller bestseller lists in places like Salisbury, NC (my fab hometown and home of South Main Book Co.) and Bethlehem, PA. Sixteen weeks after its release, Slightly South is still holding its own on many of these lists. I’m pinching myself every day and can’t thank you enough for all your support! Happy weekend, sweet friends!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for vacation traveling!

 

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And we are thrilled to have been nominated by Amara as a Best Luxury Blog and would so appreciate you for voting for us here!

 

 

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Summer Showers and Beautiful Baths!

shower in bathroom
NYC&G

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. Today is officially the last day of school–the last day of preschool, even–which is incredibly hard to believe. I feel like I should be upset and contemplative over the fact that preschool is over and next year is Kindergarten, but I am so excited for summer I can’t muster much sadness! 

shower
Architectural Digest

 

With almost three months of sandy feel, pool time and plenty of guests ahead of us, all we know is that our bathrooms are getting ready to work over time!

bathroom shower
Alisberg Parker Architect

 

From replacing that chipped tile to finally getting that glass shower stall you’ve been dreaming of, there’s really no time like summer to get your bathrooms in great shape before the year ahead. 

bathroom shower
BHG

 

We know so many people that are making the most of their space by ditching their bathtubs all together in favor of generously sized showers. 

shower in the bathroom with teak bench
A;yssa Rosenheck Photography

 

While we love a gorgeous shower as much as the next person, we can’t even imagine not having a bathtub! It’s the perfect relaxing end to a day–especially when it looks like this!

shower
BHG

 

What about you? Could you ditch your bathtub for good? 

bathroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

One of the things that we’re always working on, something that can seem a little insignificant but adds to the overall spa-like feel, is finding beautiful toiletries to go inside our showers. It’s so nice to see through those pretty glass doors to bottles that look pretty and streamlined. 

bathroom
Tim Barber Architecture

 

A gorgeous vanity is the perfect finishing touch in a well-appointed bathroom. We love the drawers for keeping everything neat and organized. 

shower in bathroom
BHG

 

We’re huge fans of light everywhere and anywhere. If you have the privacy, a window in the shower can be so pretty!

bathroom with steel frame
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

While we love frameless, elegant shower doors that seem to disappear, there’s no arguing that these steel doors make such a chic statement with a hint of industrial thrown in!

shower
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If we’re going to spend the next three months soaking sandy bathing suits and rinsing chlorine-laden hair, why not have the most beautiful possible spot to do so? We don’t know about you, but we’re so looking forward to summer, gritty floors and all! 

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“If you want a wonderful book to read now or on Spring break or summer vacation order this book out in April. I feel very lucky to have received an advance copy and I was hooked 4 pages into reading it. That never happens to me unless it is a decorating book, trust me this book is wonderful. I can totally visualize everything she describes in writing. I am a visual gal so this is fun for me. This needs to be made into a movie. It looks like my beautiful Southern friend Kristy Woodson Harvey has done it again with… Slightly South of Simple.” Kathysue Perdue, Good Life of Design

 

Upcoming on the Slightly South of Simple Tour:

Monday, June 12: Sapphire Valley Country Club, Cashiers, NC, 4-6pm, drop-in reception. Tickets are $25 and include light hors d’oeuvres and a copy of Slightly South of Simple. Open to the public. Contact Sidney Truesdale for more information 828-743-2462.

Connecticut House Tour, Creating a Beautiful Entry and More!

Connecticut house tour

 

Inside a Beautiful Connecticut Family Home

one kings lane

 

Blue and white entry

 

Creating A Beautiful Entry

dering hall

  Serena and Lily dining room in blue and white

 

Entertaining in a Blue & White Dining Room

serena and lily

 

 bedroom

 

Creating a Zen-Style Bedroom

dering hall

 

bathroom

 

25 Bathrooms That Have Perfected Minimalism

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What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the responsibilities, secrets and unique privileges that conveys. Kristy Woodson Harvey creates four women who are at once completely different yet utterly the same–and a town that you won’t ever want to leave. Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast… It’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE. –Bestselling author Cassandra King

In Good Taste: Jessica Bradley Interior Design

Jessica Bradley Interior Design living room

“Any good interior designer knows how to make a house look great,” according to designer Jessica Bradley . 

Jessica Bradley Interior Design living room

“But some recognize that it’s not just what you see…it’s what you feel.”

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