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 this warm weather is here to stay.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

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.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

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

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

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!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

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. 

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

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.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster bathroom

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

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

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

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

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

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

At the beach, driftwood really is the best accessory!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

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!

 

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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Things We Love: The Perfect Summer Accessory

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory

 

Living at the beach, we absolutely live for summer. The long, sunny days, nights fishing on the dock with friends, cocktails on the porch (distanced cocktails, of course!) and afternoons by the pool. We try to work a little less, play a little more and make tons of memories to carry us through the cold winter months. 

 

 

We always have a beach bag packed, full and ready at a moment’s notice for impromptu cocktail cruises or island hops–and a stack of fluffy, fun Serena & Lily beach towels to wrap up little wet people and spread on the sand. This yellow and white stripe is our favorite but you can’t go wrong with any of the gorgeous assortment of colors they offer. They are the ultimate, multi-tasking summer accessory!

 

 

(And, obviously, I always have a bag full of my newest, favorite beach reads!) Serena & Lily beach towels are our favorites because they are plush and cushy, but they don’t shed like some fluffy towels. They dry quickly and come out of the washer and dryer as vibrant and fresh as they went in. Summer after summer we return to these fabulous towels. 

 

Serena & Lily  white beach towel accessory

 

But towels aren’t the only Serena & Lily beach items we’re loving this summer. These darling gingham chairs and umbrella are made for beach sitting in style!

 

Serena & Lily stripe beach towel accessory

 

More fun colors of our favorite towels! These wide stripes just scream summer to us! And the nautical colors are super seaworthy.

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory

 

These adorable lightweight yet substantial chairs go from beach-sitting to porch fun in a flash!

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory on chaise lounge with beach umbrella

 

Could there be a more idyllic summer spot than this one? Those chaises are the stuff of summer dreams, and oh my goodness, that view!

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory on beach with gray beach umbrella

 

A cozy spot for two turned unfathomably chic!

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory

 

From picnics to catching rays, this gorgeous towel is perfectly suited for sun, wind, sand and everything in between!

 

Serena & Lily round beach towel accessory

 

We love vibrant colors all year round, but in the summer, they feel like a necessity!

 

Serena & Lily beach towel accessory

 

Can’t choose a favorite color? Get one of each! We can’t think of anything that looks quite this lovely when it’s simply hanging out to try. Dirty laundry? Not here!

 

 

And, when in doubt, you can’t ever go wrong with ocean blue. Any time, any place, in any location, it looks great all summer long. 

What are your favorite summer accessories? Is there a certain beach towel you can’t live without?

Thanks so much for sharing your summer with Design Chic. We love spending the season with you!

 

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