A Fabulous Mantel for Fall

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Cullman & Kravis

 The focal point of the room, the frame for a fabulous fire, the display place for that perfect artwork… The mantel serves so, so many purposes.

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Cullman & Kravis

And so, from the living room to the den and everything in between, a fabulous mantel is more than just a slab of wood and should be arranged as such.

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Carter Kay Interiors

The perfect mantel vignette can become the defining focal point of the room and amplify a perfect piece of art.

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Ken Tate Architect

Perfect for displaying treasured family antiques or a new find, and, of course, making the holiday season come to life.

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Cullman & Kravis

Even in the most staid rooms, we adore a fabulous abstract piece for juxtaposition.

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Lonny

And, while we’re fans of symmetry, we think the mantel is a place where it’s good to get creative. These abstract art prints over an incredibly traditional, ornate mantel are the perfect balance of fancy and fun.

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The Enchanted Home

Of course, symmetry is always a good look, complete with beautiful collected treasures.

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Lonny

We love the pop of color from this paint, and the idea of displaying favorite treasures on a mantle is one of the best we know. Instead of a static vignette, using a mantel as a revolving door of fun finds is a great idea.

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Lisa Luby Ryan

No matter the season, having something living on the mantel is always great choice.

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Milk and Honey Home

Just a couple of simple stems in a glass jar are a clean and classic look for toning down a mantel and making it feel fresh.

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Lynn Morgan Design

A touch of the sea is one of our favorite ways to infuse a room with laid-back chic, whether it’s actually on the shore or not. This pair of corals on the mantel adds a casual touch.

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Our friend Tina from The Enchanted Home has it all wrapped up when it comes to blue and white — from the living room to the porch. For timeless style, blue and white is always a winning combination.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a fabulous week!



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What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple

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I feel so proud of Kristy every time I open one of her books! Her writing is intriguing and warm and I can’t go by a summer without having one of her novels in hand.

 – Luciane, Home Bunch


In Good Taste: Brian Brady Design

If, for you, relaxation is all about a water view, then this is the room for you. Interiors as soothing and spectacular as the exteriors make this space feel like and instant vacation. 

But we’re learning that when you’re in a space by Brian Brady Design, every day suddenly feels like a holiday. 

Chic yet comfortable living spaces seem to be a hallmark of this designer and architect.

And there is no doubt that his work is in good taste. 

Architectural details abound in these perfectly curated homes, and the art hanging on the walls is just a beautiful as the touches that make these spaces so unique.

Mixed in with his classical architecture and classic interiors are moments of the unexpected. It is those moments that make these spaces unforgettable.

Leather is a chic staple but can tend to look heavy. These chairs incorporate this favorite in a way that takes up very little visual space.

White and bright is the mainstay of this kitchen, but these unique pendants give the eye an immediate place to go.

This lovely master bedroom incorporates classic blue and white in a way that is soothing, spa like and classic.

A master bedroom sitting room is a luxury not to be squandered. We can’t think of a better place to ease into the day!

When it comes to design, the outside is just as important as the inside. The slate walk is a welcoming touch on this stunning cedar shake cottage.

The only thing better than a gorgeous house is a gorgeous poolhouse! We’d love lounging by this one all summer long!

Nothing says “summer” quite like a fresh coat of white paint. It’s a welcome addition all year long. We are absolutely loving the good taste of this fabulous designer. What about you?

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In Good Taste: Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors

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Who doesn’t love a little blue and white? It’s the perfect way to start the day, if you ask us. 

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If you could use a little inspiration to brighten your Tuesday, look no further. The gorgeously good taste of Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is like a breath of fresh air. 

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From starkly beautiful kitchens…

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To luxuriously elegant baths,

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The interiors that this firm orchestrates are almost as spellbinding as the views that lie beyond so many of the windows, 

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Creating calm, comfortable homes that are ultimately unforgettable.

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Just a tiny hint of metallic adds a touch of glamour to this stunning dining room.

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It would be hard for the inside to match the splendor of the outdoors beyond, but this bedroom is perfection, the right mix of stately and cozy!

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Light floors and floor-to-ceiling windows juxtapose with the dark tones of this kitchen to make it seem airy and open yet refined.

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Far from boring cabinets these furniture-like vanities add so much flair to this gorgeous bath.

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The right coastal touches give a nudge to the beauty outside the window without an ounce of coastal kitcsh. 

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So, yeah, we’re book fans. But, even still, we love everything about this bookcase! Sometimes less is more.

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When your glass- and serve ware is as stunning as this, open shelving is a must! 

Are you loving the work of Ohara Davies-Gaetano as much as we are?

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What The Relished Roost is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

If you have a second, you have to take a peek at the gorgeous post from Karolyn from The Relished Roost recreating protagonist Ansley Murphy’s Peachtree Bluff home. It’s perfection!

“The lovely yet somewhat poignant “Slightly South Of Simple” grabbed me by the heart the minute I realized it had three daughters as the main characters. It was such a heartfelt story about a single mother whom years after the loss of her husband has events that force the return of her three daughters, while trying to allow herself to finally find herself and move on.  There are twists and turns but lots of love throughout the winding path taken on the this journey. This is the perfect Summer read ladies!  Of course once again I am partial  because the matriarch “Ansley” is also an interior decorator so I truly do relate and relish her sense of style and work ethic.
I believe you will not only be able to picture these lovely women and men in your mind by Kristy’s vivid description,  but also their environments , whether it be a home or a boat!” — Karolyn Stephenson, The Relished Roost

In Good Taste: Hernandez Greene Interior Design

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If you’re like us, you believe that good taste never means just one thing. It can apply to a range of styles, a mix of materials and all sorts of different feels. Hernandez Greene Interior Design creates a variety of worlds for its clients, each one encapsulating a style–and a version of good taste–that reflects the family that lives within. We hope you enjoy these stunning rooms as much as we did!

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What Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“[I]f I recommend one book to you this year (so far), let it be Slightly South of Simple for your first beach read. The darling and charming Kristy Woodson Harvey’s latest novel is the definition of a summer novel. I loved it almost as I love her.”–Jessica, Simply Bedazzled

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