In Good Taste: Jenny Keenan Design

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

When it comes to great designers, one of the hallmarks of the very best is something that can be so hard to achieve: range. 

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

Jenny Keenan is one of those rare designers that has it in droves, and is capable of creating spaces that meet any client’s needs. From classic and gorgeous in blue and white,

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

To that fabulous, always-in-style, British Colonial vibe,

 

Jenny Keenan Design kitchen

 

Bright and airy kitchens with touches of antique charm,

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white kitchen

 

To streamlined spaces with bright pops of color.

 

Jenny Keenan Design white shiplap kitchen

 

We love how she adds eye-catching modern touches into this classic, beachy space,

 

Jenny Keenan Design dining room with shiplap ceiling

 

For a fresh look that transforms a home for a new season.

 

Jenny Keenan Design dining room

 

Color and whimsy always catch our eye,

 

Jenny Keenan Design bunkbed

 

And a stunning, special bunk room for kids and adults alike only expands the fun.

 

Jenny Keenan Design built in bunkbeds

 

Beautiful in black and white,

 

 family room

 

Is always chic and cool,

 

 porch

 

While color pops create that instant bright, summer feeling, no matter the season. 

 

Jenny Keenan Design patio with chaise lounge

 

But, we have to say, we might love summertime outdoor living best of all… What about you? With taste, range and spectacular style, we think Jenny Keenan ‘s designs are always in good taste!

 

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In Good Taste: Summer Thornton Interior Design

Summer Thornton

Last week, we had the best time touring one of the most incredible dental offices (that did not look like a dental office at all) designed by Summer Thornton. 

This week, we’re going outside the office and checking out Summer’s good taste inside the home. 

One of our favorite things about Summer’s designs is her use of color. 

Each room feels fresh, light, bright and never overdone. We love yellow! And we really love a chaise. So the combination of the two couldn’t be better.

This is an example of how a statement light fixture can totally transform a room. 

The color of this bar cart is phenomenal. All of the touches in this room are totally luxurious.

This is black and white done right. Summer transformed this nook into a destination.

A gold fume hood? Yes please!

Who thinks of a stairwell as a fun cheery spot you don’t want to leave? We sure don’t! But this stairwell is that and more.

Now, this is a closet! Is there a better combination than hot pink and leopard?

It seems like stunning closets might be a Summer Thornton specialty! 

A luxurious bathroom is such a treat!

What a sweet little girl’s room!

Talk about a nursery that grows as he does! Well, they might have to get him a little bigger car eventually… But, otherwise, it’s perfection! Don’t you love the good taste of Summer Thornton? We knew you would! Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. 

 

Also find Summer at:

@summerthorntondesign

 

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Four Poster Beds Add Style to Any Bedroom

Heather Chadduck Interiors | Emily Followill Photography

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had a terrific weekend and are ready to start a wonderful week ahead. We don’t know about you, but we love Valentine’s Day. Or not even really the day so much as the whole Valentine’s season. 

Kate Marker Interiors|Stoffer Photography

 

All the red and pink and gold glitter hearts and chocolate and wine everywhere. Everything for Valentine’s Day is so cute and chic and stylish now. This bedding is the perfect Valentine’s Day red…

 

Serena & Lily

 

And this one is the perfect Valentine’s Day pink! We still remember being kids and and coming home with a huge bag full of paper Valentine’s sporting sappy sayings, some with candy, some with other Valentine’s trinkets. You never knew what you were going to find. It was wonderful!  What’s even better is the fabulous four poster beds. We don’t think many things add a sense of presence in a room quite like a substantial bed. French provincial four poster beds add old world elegance to a bedroom’s decor.

Lisa Furey Interiors

 

Black with a touch of gold is an ever-elegant combination that adds so much style to a bedroom.

Are you a fan of four poster beds? Wishing you a wonderful Valentine’s Day, no matter what you’re doing!

 

In Good Taste:Park and Oak Design

Even their name conjures good feelings. Park and Oak Design. It sounds like a firm that brings the outdoors in. That creates simple yet beautiful design schemes that feel totally livable.

It’s kind of like judging a book by its cover. You’re really not supposed to but, sometimes, the cover does give you a really accurate glimpse into what the book is about.

In this case, we judged a firm by its name. And like that book cover, it did give us a pretty accurate glimpse into what was to come.

If we had to pick one word to describe Oak and Park Design, we think we’d choose… airy. (It’s hard to choose one word, especially when you’re used to getting 85,000 to describe things.)

There’s a minimalistic air about this firm’s work that we find incredibly appealing and totally refreshing.

A modern streak runs through all of these designs that pairs well with traditional touches.

And you know how we love our subway tile!

We love how simple this kitchen is. You can never go wrong with black, white and a touch of natural fiber.

It took us a while to warm up to the idea, but we are now big fans of mixing metals. This kitchen is case and point!

These pendants are perfection.

Speaking of pendants, this is one of our favorites. It’s even more stunning in real life!

Saarinen tables are always a favorite. Sleek, modern and totally functional, they’re a great pick for a breakfast room, especially one that isn’t huge.

The right combination of high and low, rustic and modern, this gorgeous bathroom is the perfect mix of favorite elements blended together in just the right way.

A great wallpaper can totally make a bathroom. We love the vintage feel of this marble sink. The simplicity of these fixtures is a perfect complement to the fun wallpaper. All in all, we think you’ll agree that the work of Park and Oak is in good taste. Which is your favorite room?

We hope you’re having a great day and staying warm! 

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