10 Foyers with a Coastal Style

foyer Mark Finlay with bamboo coat rack
Mark P. Finlay Architects/Interiors


Good morning, friends! As another week dawns on this extraordinary time, we hope you and yours are safe, healthy and finding joy where you can!


Heather Chadduck Interiors foyer with shiplap and Annie Selke stripe rug
Heather Chadduck Interiors


We don’t know about you, but we haven’t been welcoming many people a single, breathing human into our homes for weeks on end now. 


T.S. Adams Studio entry foyer with shiplap
T.S. Adams Studio| Emily Followill Photography


So, if you’re like us and haven’t been visiting too many people, we thought it would be nice to share some of our favorite warm, welcoming foyers that feel like walking into the home of a family member or best friend–even if you’re just right on your couch!


Serena & Lily grasscloth console and round mirror in foyer
Serena & Lily


While having essentials right at hand makes running out on the fly much easier, 


Serena & Lily foyer with coconut shell chandelier and dog in basket
Serena & Lily


And, for the absolute ultimate in foyer style, a puppy never hurts!


Sarah Bartholomew blue and white wallpaper in foyer
Sarah Bartholomew| David Hillegas Photography


Bright and beautiful, 


Mark D Sikes


Cozy and perfectly styled, 


Lynn Morgan Design foyer with shell mirror and blue lanterns and blue console table
Lynn Morgan Design


These coastal-inspired foyers make us feel like we’ve just spent a fun day on the beach and are returning to the warmth and comfort of a long-time friend’s home. We hope they make you feel the same!


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

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House Tour: Southern Living Idea House

Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck entry with blue door


If you loved the gorgeous good taste of Heather Chadduck Interiors yesterday, you are certainly in for a treat today!


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck living room in blue and white with stripe rug


Chadduck is the visionary behind the Southern Living Idea House, and, my oh my, do we ever love it!


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck blue and white living room with stripe rug


From vignettes that wow,


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck hallway with stripe rug and bamboo console


To statement hallways


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck bedroom with round mirror and canopy bed


Bedrooms that we’d never want to leave,


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck living room with pair of chairs and natural fiber rug


To cozy, light-filled living rooms, this home is coastal perfection!


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck kitchen with Gracie wallpaper and gray kitchen


This kitchen absolutely wows,


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck dining room with lantern over round table and blue and white chairs


And the breakfast room beckons, becoming an ideal spot for everyone in the family. (Friends too!)


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck game room with banquette


A soothing color palette and naturally-inspired touches,


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck bedroom with monogrammed linens


Combine with luxe fabrics and fabulous layers,


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck bathroom with console sink and blue and white wallpaper


To create warm, charming rooms that are simply unforgettable.


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck twin bedroom with round mirrors


Guest bedrooms have never looked chicer,


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck wallpaper on ceiling in bunk room


Especially when it comes to housing lots of guests,



Beautiful bathrooms 



with plenty of storage.


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck mudroom


And there’s even the perfect space for our favorite four-legged friends!


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck mudroom


The laundry room is as lovely as any we’ve ever seen, 


Southern Living Idea House by Heather Chadduck porch


But the outdoors is where it gets too good to be true. That planter… Those lanterns… Those chairs… And, most of all, that view.

We could move right in! What about you? I think it’s safe to say that Heather Chadduck outdid herself with this design. And the photography by Laurey Glenn captured every special moment in all its glory. We could tour again and again!

Heather Chadduck InteriorsLaurey Glenn Photography

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We love it when you do!

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Feels Like Falling Kristy Woodson Harvey. Gallery, $16 trade paper (400p) ISBN 978-1-9821-1770-2 https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-9821-1770-2Harvey (The Southern Side of Paradise) serves up a tale of disaster-turned serendipity in the fictional Cape Carolina, N.C. Successful businesswoman Gray Howard begrudgingly promotes her husband to CFO of her marketing company, ClickMarket, only for him to leave her for the assistant she hired for him. Reeling from a painful, cash-draining divorce, she inadvertently causes Diana, a photo developer at a pharmacy, to lose her job by complaining about her work. After learning this, Gray hires Diana to work as a housekeeper. Over time, the women vent about their lives and forge a friendship that heals them both. The story alternates between Gray’s voice and Diana’s, delving into Diana’s past heartaches and lost hope for having a child. In pitch-perfect tones, Harvey creates two Southern women doing their best to deal with everything life throws at them, and her able plotting will keep readers turning the pages. Secondary characters—Gray’s witty assistant, Trey; her new, younger boyfriend, Andrew; and Diana’s fiercely loyal friend group—add charm. Harvey’s optimistic tale just might convince readers that bouncing back can actually land a person in a better place than where they started. Agent: Elisabeth Weed, the Book Group. (Apr.)


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With the way the weather has been lately, we’ve been dreaming of cozy fires and charming cabins. 

Muskoka Living Design manages to create that perfect cozy, cabin feel by balancing light and bright with darker, more rustic touches

From perfectly stained floors, 

To charming buffalo check, 

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to a cozy fireplace and a snuggly throw, 

Muskoka Living Design creates spaces that feel chic, stylish, bright and airy while still maintaining the feel we love for this sort of weather. 

These Ontario designers specialize in “casually sophisticated living,” and, we don’t know about you, but we think they have absolutely nailed it. 

Every detail is perfectly choreographed for comfort and livability with so much character. 

These open garage doors are perhaps one of the coolest hacks we’ve seen. Talk about bringing the outdoors in!

Now this is a boathouse. It blends seamlessly with the rest of the decor to create a smooth transition from outdoors to in–and a safe home for a most treasured possession. 

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