In Good Taste: Marianne Simon Design

Marianne Simon Design entrance hall

Marianne Simon Design


The Holy City got a little chicer last August.


Marianne Simon Design office


The über-talented Marianne Simon expanded her Seattle firm to Charleston, SC, and all we know is that these two cities are very lucky.


Marianne Simon Design kitchen


Since 2005, Marianne and her team have been spreading design love throughout the country. 


Marianne Simon Design kitchen


From new construction to total renovations, this firm has handled it all–and earned plenty of accolades while doing so. 


Marianne Simon Design kitchen


Marianne’s eye for timeless style, 


Marianne Simon Design bathroom


Combined with touches of the new and the unexpected, 


Marianne Simon Design bathroom


Helps her create homes that are showstopping and unforgettable. 


Marianne Simon Design bathroom


With the right mix of luxe and laid-back, 


Marianne Simon Design bathroom


Not a single detail is overlooked. 


Marianne Simon Design bathroom


Not even the view. 


Marianne Simon Design bathroom


We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to see what this talented designer does next. And, as Southerners, are looking forward to seeing a few old Charleston gems come back to life under her care. 

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What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the responsibilities, secrets and unique privileges that conveys. Kristy Woodson Harvey creates four women who are at once completely different yet utterly the same–and a town that you won’t ever want to leave. Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast… It’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE. –Bestselling author Cassandra King

Things We Love: Decorating the Console

entrance with console
Tracery Interiors


Finding a piece of furniture we love is usually easy. It’s styling it to make it blend beautifully in the room that can be harder!

console with flowers and wallpaper
Pimlico Interiors


Console tables are some of our favorite pieces for tricky spaces. 

console with books
Linda McDougald Design


From that spot in the entrance hall that begs for a little something more…

console with flowers and mirror above basket below
Dana Wolter Interiors


to that pretty wall between two windows…

gold console with flowers
Suzanne Kasler Design


There are so many great spots for a console table. As this photo shows, it can even serve as an impromptu bar! These homeowners get extra points for greeting guests with champagne!

console with books
New England Home


We have used console tables as desks in small spaces, and we adore the idea of keeping an ottoman underneath for instant transformation into a chic (masculine) vanity. And talk about a one-of-a-kind accessory! We can all use a helping hand every now and then.

console table
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


If we had to pick one thing that we thought was most important over a console table, we’d say it’s the art or mirror over it. But why choose? This mirror/photograph combination is perfect.

gray console with flowers
Massuco Warner Miller


A pretty table is a great spot to display favorite things–and incorporate favorite colors. This yellow really pops!

entrance with console table
Anna Burke Interiors


One thing we always focus on is height. Lamps, candlesticks and vases like this are great ways to add it!

console with light wood


If you ask us, symmetry is always in style. We love the look of a pair of lamps. 

console painted and filigree
Massuco Warner Miller


Sometimes less really is more. With a console this beautiful, there’s no need to fill it with a bunch of stuff!

Brunschwig and Fil Touches wallpaper
Alyssa Rosenheck


Sometimes we think we have to choose one statement piece, but this vignette proves that isn’t true. So many fabulous things going on here!

beach style console
Munger Interiors


Using all that vertical space is always a great idea. This basket full of beach towels is cute and functional!

console table on the porch with mirror over it
Suellen Gregory Interiors


A statement mirror, height on the end… This outdoor table is gorgeous–and, better yet, party ready! We couldn’t love it more. What’s your favorite way to style a console table?

What people are saying about Slightly South of Simple (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017):

The south is known for breeding brilliant storytellers and Kristy Woodson Harvey has proven herself to be one of the south’s most heartfelt female driven authors of our generation.” — Jaime Pressly, star of CBS’s Mom

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Making an Entrance

Kelly Wearstler’s home via Lonny

 From an evening gown to a perfect floral arrangement, an entrance is sort of like a first impression: You only get one chance to make it.

entrance donald lococo arch
Donald Lococo Architect

 A round table is one of our favorite ways to make a statement in the foyer.


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