In Good Taste: Studio McGee

 

What do you do when you have “a spare bedroom with lots of big ideas and no room for fabric samples?”

 

 

If you’re Shea McGee, you start a design firm!

 

 

After graduating with a degree in PR, Shea decided that she was passionate about interiors. Little did she know that, a few semesters into chasing her dream, she would have a huge waitlist of clients.

 

 

Shea enlisted her husband Syd and, together, they created Studio McGee, a design firm that has grown to more than 30 team members and manages projects nationwide.

 

 

With the team’s bright, airy and slightly organic aesthetic, it’s easy to see why Studio McGee has become one of the most well-known design firms in the U.S.

 

 

The studio’s work has been featured in magazines including Vogue Living, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and House Beautiful, among others.

 

 

Shea turned her vision for a side-project for a stay-at-home mom into something much larger–and it’s safe to say that her clients have benefitted from the leap of faith that Shea and Syd took in that guest bedroom.

 

 

With the perfect laid-back luxe vibe, we can’t possibly pick a favorite space!

 

 

We can’t what to see what the Studio McGee team creates next!

 

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Looking for fun summer plans? Join me and lots of other amazing authors for East Hampton Library’s Authors Night!

 

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

 

The Fabulous Freestanding Tub

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Metcalfe Design

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend! We know it isn’t the official start of summer, but once school is out, it always feels like it to us. 

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Alyssa Rosenheck

 

And summer is the perfect time for catching up with friends, taking that much-needed vacation and finding the time for the rest and relaxation you missed out on throughout the year. 

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Verandah House

 

One of our favorite ways to relax in our homes is in the comfort of a fabulous freestanding tub. 

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Cloth and Kind

 

Just add bubbles and good book for a relaxing night at home. Of course, installation is always something to consider. For our Aussie friends, Fix-It Right is a full service plumber serving all of Australia, including Melbourne and Sydney.

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Architectural Digest

 

Of course, finding the right tub is only one part of the equation. 

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Sage Design

 

The hardware can completely change the look of a freestanding tub–and change its functionality. A faucet with a shower attachment is very useful for cleaning large tubs easily. 

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New England Home Magazine

 

Our favorite thing about freestanding tubs is that they can be positioned in front of windows to take full advantage of a gorgeous view. 

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Jackson and Leroy

 

And they come in so many different styles and colors to complement pretty much any bathroom scheme. 

 

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Tucker & Marks

 

We love a tub in the center of the room, especially a round or oddly shaped one that couldn’t have a bathtub otherwise. 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For a beautiful way to add character to a bathroom, we love a clawfoot tub like this one. It adds instant history! Are you a fan of freestanding tubs? 

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Creating an Inspiring Bathroom

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Architectural Digest

 

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

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James Michael Howard

 

Sinks that look as much like jewelry as somewhere to wash your hands are always welcome in one of our rooms.  

 

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Architectural Digest

 

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

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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!

 

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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.

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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!

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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?

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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.

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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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House Tour:In Black and White

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When you imagine your dream house is just one type of house? Or could you imagine yourself happily ensconced in a variety of different types of homes?

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Things We Love:Architectural Details

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We’ve always, always loved old houses. Why? For their amazing finishes, of course. The moldings, doors, window casings… Older homes often contain the kind of woodwork that is nearly impossible to duplicate–and, even when it’s possible, is way too expensive to be realistic. 

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