Things We Love: Streamlined and Chic

Studio McGee

 

In the post-Marie Kondo world, everything has changed. 

 

 

If tidying up is life changing, so is streamlining. Studio McGee has mastered the perfectly finished but never overdone look in this stunning California home.

 

 

Sure, some stuff brings us joy. But do you know what brings us more joy? Clean countertops!

 

 

And getting rid of the waffle iron that I was certain would make me the world’s coolest mom. You know the kind. It had all the plates so I could make ghost waffles or Christmas tree waffles or heart waffles or Mickey Mouse waffles or whatever. You know who doesn’t make great waffles? Me. Do you know who does? Nature’s Path. 

 

 

I tend to be a food hoarder. I don’t know why. I blame it on not having a Whole Foods close by and getting there three hours away and thinking Wait. Do I have too much quinoa or do I need more quinoa? And then I buy the quinoa and then I get home and I already have four bags and how on earth are the three of us going to eat that much quinoa? That stuff expands. But these shelves are goals if ever there were goals. No food hoarding in this kitchen.

 

 

I am, fortunately, a bit of a bathroom minimalist already, so that’s slightly less of a challenge. Even still, a vanity with lots of storage is part of the plan for my post-Florence bathroom. 

 

 

We’ve always thought that freestanding tubs look minimalist. Mine arrived a couple days ago. It is absolutely gorgeous. And 1400 pounds. There will be a crane involved. Don’t worry. I’ll post a video on Instagram! (@kristywharvey)

 

 

Baskets everywhere are the absolute best for storing until you can get to things so they don’t become clutter. 

 

 

And who really needs all that stuff on the nightstand collecting dust? Well, I mean, I have a pile of books the size of a small SUV, but I am reading those. So they aren’t collecting dust. They’re necessary.

 

 

Are you a fan of the streamlined and chic look? Or are you in the more is more camp? They certainly both have their merits, and we adore them both!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love seeing you here!

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House Tour: California Cool Gambrel

California Mansard entrance
All Photos by John Merkl

 

Summer’s here, and we’re celebrating the place where the sun always shines. (Well, you know, it shines a lot.) This gambrel house designed by Cecy J Interiors oozes California cool and is a place we’d love to hang out no matter the weather. And stunning photography by John Merkl captures the very essence and feeling of this home in style. Take a quick peek. We think you’ll agree!

 

California mansard entrance

 

 

California Mansard kitchen

 

California mansard kitchen

 

California mansard kitchen

 

California mansard bathroom

 

California mansard bathroom

 

California mansard bathroom

 

Is this a dream house or what? Right down to the adorable dog in the backyard! Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here! 

Photos by John Merkl

Designs by Cecy J


The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in you tote.

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

 

In Good Taste: Tracy Lynn Design

Tracy Lynn Studio living room

Good morning, readers! We are packing for cold, snowy NYC today to wrap up a few final details before the The Secret to Southern Charm tour officially begins, but….

We didn’t see any reason for you to be cold too! 

So, today, we’re sharing the good taste of  Tracy Lynn Design, a San Diego-based firm whose interiors are as sunny inside as it is outside. 

Cohesion in design is one of the firm’s main goals, after all. 

Tracy Lynn Studio kitchen

And we think it’s safe to say that the interiors of these gorgeous California homes are as inviting as the state–and its people. 

A sleek kitchen, upon closer inspection, is made up of a million tiny details, from the backsplash to the pendant lighting, that make it totally unique. 

And every taste is catered to elegantly and effortlessly. 

Tracy Lynn Studio bedroom

Blues, whites and coral are calming by the sea in a pretty bedroom made for relaxing. 

And even those small spaces that tend to be forgotten become both useful and unique. 

Where better to take advantage of the last bright light of the day than in a huge soaking tub made for relaxation. 

White shiplap and uncovered bulbs juxtapose with a touch of brass for understated glamour that is so very San Diego. 

Tracy Lynn Studio bathroom

It’s nice to keep a global view while brushing your teeth…

Tracy Lynn Studio nursery

And a room that can grow as he does makes for a just-right nursery. We think these beautiful designs are as lovely as they city in which they reside. We hope you have loved the good taste of Tracy Lynn Designs as much as we have! 

Have a great day, chic readers!

Thanks so much to Southern Living for choosing The Secret to Southern Charm as one of this year’s Best Spring Break Reads! Have you preordered your copy yet? (Releases April 3!)

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In Good Taste:Kirkpatrick Architects

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Have you been California dreaming’ lately? If so, look no further. 

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