A Charming Long Island Waterfront Farmhouse and More!

Long Island Farmhouse

 

A Charming Long Island Waterfront Farmhouse For Sale

coastal living

 

kitchen

 

Tour a Transformed Prewar Apartment

architectural digest

 

closet with gray paint

 

More than 20 Amazing Closets

dering hall

 

living room

 

Add a Touch of Glamour to Your Home

one kings lane

 

beach cottage bedroom

 

Beach Chic with Serena and Lily

serena and lily

 

 

Our Most Read Post Last Week in Case You Missed It

design chic

 

 

Left the Atlantic Ocean at 3:45 am and made it to the Pacific in time for lunch. So, so excited to share Slightly South of Simple with West Coast readers tonight and tomorrow!

 


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And we are thrilled to have been nominated by Amara as a Best Luxury Blog and would so appreciate you for voting for us here!

 

 

9 Inviting Farmhouse Style Spaces and More!

9 Inviting Farmhouse-Style Spaces

dering hall

nordstrom sale

Nordstrom’s BIG Anniversary Sale July 13- August 6

GREAT SWIMSUITS

SUMMER HANDBAGS

 

SUMMER DRESSES

BEACH READY

SUMMER BEAUTY

THIS AND THAT

SALES AND SHOPPING

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

5 FAVORITE STRAW HANDBAGS

 

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  Happy weekend!

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THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

Tour a Hamptons House Inspired by European Farmhouses and More!

Hamptons House tour

 

Tour a Hamptons House Inspired by European Farmhouses

domino

French Home

Tour this French Home In North Carolina

traditional home magazine

 

kitchen

 

14 Picture-Perfect Kitchens

domino

gardens

 

Gorgeous Waterfront Garden

cottages and gardens

 

So grateful to my friends at Salisbury Magazine for my first ever magazine cover! Jon Lakey’s photos of Beaufort are absolutely breathtaking and Deirdre Parker Smith’s article is beautiful. I’m so humbled and flattered by your generosity.

salisbury magazine

Slightly South of Simple

If you’re looking to spend  Memorial Day Weekend with your toes in the sand and a book in you hand,  check out Slightly South of Simple!  Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Nordstrom Sale

Don’t miss the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

nordstrom

 

 

Things We Love: Blonde Wood in Every Room

dining room with blonde wood from Leroy & Jackson
Leroy & Jackson

 

We don’t know if it’s true that blondes have more fun. (Although, as a lifelong blonde, I could made a strong case for it!) But we’re pretty sure, if these gorgeous homes are any indication, that blonde wood make a house more fun.

blonde wood cabinet in bar
Chango & Co

 

Nothing says “party” quite like a beautiful bar. This one has so many fun elements and this chest is the perfect base. The mix of woods here is fabulous!

white kitchen from Collins Interiors
Collins Interiors

 

We’ve never seen anything quite like these blonde wood pendants! They are incredible and blend so well with the bar stools. Can we talk about these vases too? All we know is that we want them!

white kitchen from Wendy Word
Wendy Word Design

 

Hardwoods are obviously a perfect choice for kitchen style. We love them in a variety of shades, but we think a lighter flooring choice feels casual and fun. What do you think?

Stone in the kitchen with blonde wood island by M. Elle Design
M. Elle Design

 

The great thing about using wood is that you really can’t go wrong when mixing and matching shades, stains and color tones. These rustic, distressed beams pair perfectly with the more refined wood below.

rattan chair in Chango & Co dining room
Chango & Co

 

We are still loving the casual air farmhouse tables lend, even to more formal spaces. Paired with a natural fiber chair, it’s such a great look!

light wood in beach house by Tom Scheerer
Tom Scheerer Interior Design

 

From bright bold, shades….

dining room with blonde wood from Marshall Watson Design
Marshall Watson Design

 

To more subdued tones or neutrals, every color pairs well with blonde wood!

desk in mudroom from Orrick and Co
Orrick and Co

 

We’re a little jealous of all this organization right by the back door. (It’s nearly impossible to believe, but I still don’t have that mudroom I’ve been thinking about for months…)

blonde wood in bathroom
Coastal Living Magazine

 

Shiny and fresh or raw and rustic, we love blonde wood any old way! Are you a fan?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We love our readers!


More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)


House Tour: Jeffrey Bilhuber’s Country House

wood paneled living room by Jeffrey Bilhuber
You don’t want to miss this fabulous country home of designer extraordinaire Jeffrey Bilhuber . As you see each character filled  room, you’ll understand perfectly why Jeffrey and his son spend every weekend in this 1600’s beauty. Thanks so much for stopping by today! We always love it when you do.

living room by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

living room by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

Country farmhouse dining room by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

dining room by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

kitchen by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

kitchen with open shelving by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

farmhouse bedroom by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

sitting area by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

boy's bedroom in country house by Jeffrey Bilhuber

 

dining porch by Jeffrey Bilhuber


More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

TopTenPostsof2015


Happy New Year, readers! We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your amazing support and encouragement over the past year. We love getting to know each and every one of you and can’t thank you enough for letting us be a part of your lives. It is a true pleasure! This year has been especially wonderful for me with the release of my first novel, and you can’t imagine how grateful I am to each of you who were so supportive. It was a dream come true, and would not have been nearly as successful without the support of all of our incredible blog friends. To celebrate a fabulous 2016 ahead, we thought we would share our top posts of the year. Happy reading! And, even moreso, best wishes for a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!

Dear Carolina Launch Day

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The Houses of Dear Carolina

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