Creating a Spring Dream Home

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Visual Comfort

 

Hal Borland said, “April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”

 

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Made Goods

 

And that’s what it feels like to us. A time for preparing and readying, a time when Spring is technically here, but it somehow doesn’t quite feel like it yet. 

 

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Oly Studio

 

One of our favorite Spring traditions is High Point Furniture Market (which we’ll be attending this week), where we get to see what’s new and what’s next and make some fun–and sometimes tough–decisions about sprucing our homes for the warm, long, sunny months ahead. 

 

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Mr and Mrs Howard for Sherrill Furniture

 

If you’ve been drooling over all the prettiness your favorite designers and influencers have been posting from market and want to invest in a few upgrades for the upcoming season, Best Prices for Furniture works with an entire network of discount furniture dealers to make sure that you get the very best price on the pieces you’re craving–up to 60% off retail.

 

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Palecek

 

Whether you’ve been eyeing a piece of show-stopping art to become the ultimate focal point in your entryway, 

 

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John Richard

 

Or have been waiting to invest in that one gorgeous chandelier, 

 

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Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

Look no further than Best Prices for Furniture! We love that we can pick any of our favorite pieces from any of our favorite brands and know we’re getting (as the name implies!) the very best price. Simple! The white glove delivery doesn’t hurt…

 

fabric Scalamandre
Scalamandré

 

From that Scalamandré fabric that absolutely screams “Spring,” 

 

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Lane Venture

 

To the perfect outdoor furniture to revamp your patio for the upcoming season of garden parties, 

 

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Summer Classics

 

Best Prices for Furniture carries all the amazing brands that elevate a house to an experience. What changes are you hoping to make in your home this spring? 

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

Update Your Home for the Holidays

living room update Mary McDonald for Chaddock
Mary McDonald for Chaddock

 

Eighteen days until Thanksgiving. Twenty-eight days until Hanukkah. Fifty-one days until Christmas. 

living room update Ralph Lauren Home
Ralph Lauren Home

 

Basically, what we’re saying is that the holiday clock is ticking–and there’s no time to rest on this gorgeous chaise, sourced from Best Prices for Furniture! Unless you’re writing a letter to Santa. Then it’s okay. First things first, of course.  

game table update
Mr and Mrs Howard for Sherrill Furniture

 

We don’t know about you, but we have lots of things to do! My house is still about 70% gutted post-Florence, which stinks for the holidays, but is awesome for dreaming about how I’m going to put it all back. This game table? Definitely on my wish list!

Check out a few of our favorite ways to prep your house for this quickly approaching (yay!) holiday season with our friends from Best Prices for Furniture, who make it easy to source all your wishlist items, deliver with white glove service–and all at the best available price. 

 

Lillian August - Hickory White
Lillian August for Hickory White

 

  1. Dining table looking a little shabby? Outdated? Small? Families grow, but, lucky for us, so do tables! Memories are made around that table, so it’s a necessity, for sure. Modern? Traditional? Farmhouse? Industrial? Best Prices for Furniture can source whatever your heart desires. 
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Victoria Pearson Photography for John Richard

 

2. Focus on the bathroom details. So, yeah, most of our guest bathrooms don’t look quite like this one. But thoughtful details, like stacks of clean, fresh, white towels, a beautiful mirror, stylish storage and even a chic garden seat can help elevate your bathroom style for holiday houseguests.

Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

3. If your guest room needs a little spruceSuzanne Kasler’s Paris Collection for Hickory Chair is a must-see. When you’re finished with your guest room remodel, make sure you spend a few nights there to see what your guests see. Did you forget a full-length mirror? A robe hook? A comfy chair for resting? 

Celerie Kemble for Arteriors

 

4. Up your lighting game. You want to be able to see all those gifts you’re unwrapping, of course. And a hostess or host like you? You’ll be getting lots of presents. Our favorite new lighting is Celerie Kemble’s collaboration with Arteriors. Talk about revamping in style!

kindle furniture living room
Kindel Furniture

 

5. Create room for conversation. From post-dinner drinks to family gatherings to mornings around the Christmas tree, your living room gets a lot of use–and it deserves to be the best it can be. If those occasional chairs from your grandmother are too tired, the coffee table isn’t your style or the sofa has always been the wrong shape, there’s no time like the present to replace it!

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Jonathan Charles Furniture

 

6. Glam it up. As your family evolves, so does your life–and so should your home. If you’re past the Cheetos-fingers and Play Doh phase, it might be time to rethink your decor. 

Henredon Furniture Barbara Barry
Barbara Barry for Henredon Furniture

 

7. Carve out a spot of calm for you. Not only is this gorgeous new desk in blush from Barbara Barry for Henredon the perfect place to pen those holiday letters, it also doubles as the perfect vanity for getting glammed up for all the fabulous soirees you’ll be attending. And, if all else fails, you can grab a glass of wine, close the door, pretend you’re doing something important, and take a moment to hear yourself think amid the chaos!

Suzanne Kasler Hickory Chair living room
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

If all this sounds great but a little overwhelming–I mean, who has the time?–Best Prices for Furniture has your back. Simply peruse their looks or send your favorites and their bevy of their discount dealers will compete for your business, saving you time and money.

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Hancock and Moore

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We have a feeling that, with the first major holiday only eighteen days a way, you could use as much as you can get of both! Check out Best Prices for Furniture for all your home-decor needs, for the holiday season and beyond. 

(Did we mention the white-glove delivery? If you’ve ever stood in your driveway looking at a 150-pound piece of furniture and realized there’s no one there to help you, then you really understand why this is worth repeating!)

Thank you for stopping by today!  We always love it when you do!

Things We Love: Root Home Decor

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Good morning, chic readers! You know how we love featuring fabulous designers, and I am particularly excited about this one today! 

Root home decor living room

One of the most amazing stops on my The Secret to Southern Charm book tour was to a gorgeous shop called Root Home Decor in Manasquan, NJ, on the Jersey Shore. 

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(For the record we did discuss that I seemed much different from the TV Show Southern Charm and they seemed much different from the TV show Jersey Shore!)

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You know those stores that you go in and you keep having to walk around and around and around because there is SO MUCH good stuff to look at?

root home decor

Root is definitely one of those stores. 

root home decor

As you can tell, the designers at Root have a style all their own. 

root home decor

From a youthful, funky loft

Root home decor bedroom

Full of charming details and unexpected touches, 

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To a coastal-inspired home with plenty of unique accessories, 

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The designers at Root really know how to source and blend products and materials to create a totally custom look. 

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They choreograph the kinds of spaces that we couldn’t wait to come home to. 

And, well, they throw a fabulous book party too! Thank you so much to Root for being so welcoming to me. If you’re in the Manasquan area, Root is a must-visit! The Secret to Southern Charm

If you haven’t checked out my Peachtree Bluff Series, beginning with Slightly South of Simple and continuing with my latest release, The Secret to Southern Charm, what are you waiting for?  Summer is the perfect time to get up to day on the Murphy girls and Peachtree Bluff, Georgia, a town where the breeze is warm, the sun is shining, and nothing is ever quite as simple as it seems!

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

 

 

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Stunning Southhampton Style

We have lots and lots of places to visit on our bucket lists, and, to be honest, there aren’t many stores that make the cut. 

But all that just changed. 

Because One Kings Lane’s Southhampton store is so fabulous that we sort of want to book a plane ticket right now!

One Kings Lane is, of course, a favorite spot of ours (and we know yours too!) for finding great deals on the best brands. 

But there is something so gratifying about actually visiting a store in person and being able to see and touch the things you are going to buy before you buy them. 

We think it takes one of our favorite interiors stores to a new level!

And the home-like atmosphere is such an added bonus. 

It makes it so easy to be able to see how things will actually look after they get through our front door. (Fabulous, obviously, but how fabulous.)

From living rooms that delight…

To bedrooms that wow, all the beauty of One Kings Lane’s website comes to life exquisitely in real life in their Southhampton showroom. We can’t wait to visit! What about you?

Thanks so much for stopping by today, chic readers. We hope you have a wonderful week!

Speaking of great deals, I am so, so, so excited to share that Slightly South of Simple has been chosen as a Kindle monthly deal so, from today until April 1, you can read the first book in the Peachtree Bluff series for only $1.99–just in time for the The Secret to Southern Charm release on April 3. 

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Creating a Dream Home–Down to the Last Detail

What do you think of when you hear the term “dream home?”

For us, so many different things come to mind. 

We could dream of a tiny farm cottage with a picket fence and trailing ivy…

Or a sprawling country estate with horses and plenty of room for beautiful gardens

A quaint ski chalet…

Or a cedar shake New England home with plenty of room for visiting guests. 

For us, a dream home could be anything, really, where we are surrounded by things we love–and people we love, of course. 

No matter how you define “dream home,” we feel pretty sure that this qualifies as one. 

The Fox Group.  has created an enviable space with so many stunning details it would be impossible to pick a favorite–

And we would could look at these photos a thousand times and still find something new to delight and inspire. 

From open shelving on a very luxe level,

To extraordinary hardware, 

Marble as far as the eye can see, 

To a workspace for everyone in the family, 

Each perfectly orchestrated area of this family house makes it feel like home. 

We think it would be nearly impossible to pick a favorite room, a favorite detail. But if we had to, we think the bathroom in this dream home might take the cake! 

What is your idea of a dream home? Is is luxurious, modern and spacious like this or something a little simpler? We’d love to know! 

We hope you had an amazing weekend and are so grateful that you stopped by Design Chic to spend a bit of your Monday with us. We always love it when you do! 

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