In Good Taste: deVOL Kitchens

deVOL kitchens with wood beams

 

We have long been huge fans of deVOL Kitchens, and, before we get down to the business of sharing some of our favorite examples of their impeccable style, we wanted to share big news from them…

 

deVOL kitchens with eat in dining

 

deVOL is going to have a new TV show on Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network! (Little Will is actually watching Fixer Upper in the background as I type this, so it seems like fitting timing!) 

 

deVOL kitchens with beams

 

We love these designers’ knack for creating kitchens with history, with soul.

 

deVOL kitchens with wood beams

 

Kitchens that are worthy of the title “heart of the home.” 

 

deVOL kitchens

 

deVOL’s gorgeous NYC Showroom sets the stage,

 

deVOL kitchens

 

For their ability to create unforgettable spaces,

 

deVOL kitchens

 

From multipurpose rooms that are as much about function as they are about form,

 

deVOL kitchens with islands

 

To bright, airy chef’s kitchens,

 

deVOL kitchens

 

Every space bears this company’s signature style and undeniable charm. 

 

deVOL kitchens in blue

 

We are partial to these chic blue cabinets. What about you? What’s your favorite deVOL kitchen–and, tell us, will you be tuning into their new show? We know we will!

 

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Chevron and Herringbone Hardwood Floors

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are safe and well today. We love being with you now more than ever and hope that these posts add a bright spot to your day. We know they add one to ours! Today, we are showcasing one of our most favorite flooring choices: chevron and herringbone floors!

 

The Fox Group kitchen with herringbone floors and brass pendant lights and pizza oven
The Fox Group

 

What is the key difference between chevron and herringbone? 

If you want to spot the difference between chevron and herringbone, chevron planks meet in perfect points like a long string of arrows, whereas herringbone planks appear slightly staggered.

 

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We absolutely adore hardwood floors whatever way they come. They’re low maintenance, easy to clean and great for allergies and households with pets. (And kids… Especially during quarantine! Hello, crumbs, paint spills and pencil shavings.)

 

Devol kitchens herring bone floors and pendant lights
deVol Kitchens

 

A fun chevron or herringbone pattern ups the wow factor and instantly sets a room–and a home–apart from the crowd. And, like a good little black dress, stain color, plank width and amount of finish can dress them up or down.

 

light herringbone floors from The Fox Group in white kitchen
The Fox Group

 

Pattern brings the grain, texture and integrity of a wood floor to the forefront in the loveliest way. 

 

Manhattan Herringbone Collection – Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

 

It instantly adds a feeling of depth, age and history to a home–which isn’t surprising since these floors have been used since the 16th century! (If you were wondering if patterned hardwoods were trendy, you can tuck that thought away!)

 

Chevron in entry
Picture Frame Chevron Floor – Carlisle Traditional Collection

 

And these light blonde floors from Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, have us positively swooning. They are the perfect touch for any season, but give us that happy summer feeling.

 

Carlisle Traditional Collection

 

Chevron floors from Carlisle’s Traditional Collection are perfection in a floor and have us rethinking the flooring choices for our addition. 

 

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

 

A wider plank and a less “finished” look creates a charming, casual feel that lends vacation vibes wherever you are. We love this herringbone from Carlisle for a beach house! (It just moved to the top of our wish list!)

 

Parquet Hickory – Carlisle Wide Plank Floors

 

A chic touch in this retail store, these beautiful commercial wood floors are versatile, hardy and statement-making wherever they go!
Are you a fan of chevron and herringbone flooring?

If so, don’t miss the chance to peruse Carlisle’s stunning wood flooring collections that can be crafted into either chevron or herringbone patterns, and will bring that instant wow factor
we’re all looking for!

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In Good Taste: Jenkins Interiors

 

Good morning, readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a great start! I’m heading to Birmingham this morning for some fun meetings for my next novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, and I couldn’t be more excited to visit one of my favorite cities. (Plus, I got hubby some of those awesome noise-cancelling headphones for Christmas and I might or might not have snuck them into my suitcase…)

 

 

I’m a bit of a homebody, (which is kind of ironic since I travel for weeks at a time now!) so it was sort of shocking to me when, on my first trip to Mountain Brook, my favorite Birmingham suburb, I decided that I could really move there and be as happy as a clam. That’s saying something!

 

 

Finding new places to love is probably the best part of book tour–and I found out a few years ago that I’m a big fan of our our biggest state: Texas!

 

 

I am so, so thrilled to be taking my very first trip to Dallas–home of the beyond fabulous designers of Jenkins Interiors– this May.

 

 

If the rest of Dallas is anything like their gorgeous work, I think I’m in for a treat! 

 

 

When we think of Texas, we think of making a statement, of doing something just a little bit out of the ordinary in the best possible way. 

 

 

We think these designers excel at that very thing, 

 

 

Creating calm and beautiful spaces that have a tiny element of the unexpected, like an exciting chair back,

 

 

A fun shaped stool

 

 

Or a statement vanity

 

 

Looking at the good taste of these Jenkins Interiors we think it might just be true that everything is bigger in Texas–especially the style! 

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House Tour: Rivers Cottage by Geoffrey Chick

We don’t know about you, but, with only a couple weeks left of summer vacation, we are in mourning! 

Fortunately, there is still time to savor these last few weeks of summer and tour this fabulous home by Geoffrey Chick.

Taking its color palette from nature, this house couldn’t feel more relaxing or refreshing. 

Easy slip covers and no-fuss floors are perfect for wet feet and sandy bathing suits. 

And you know there’s nothing we love more than a pop of blue!

A wide farmhouse sink is perfect for washing fresh-caught fish. 

And tall ceilings and big windows allow for plenty of light. 

Unique art–like these framed bathing suits–adds so much charm. 

Everything about this home says, “Come in, relax and enjoy your vacation!”

Painted plank walls and vaulted ceilings are two of our favorite things. The only thing better than the two of them apart is the two of them together!

We love how the shades of water blues are carried throughout this home, 

And that upscale finishes like marble are juxtaposed with casual wood to maintain that beachy feel. 

What’s a beach house without a bunk room

And a double double is perfect for housing a family of guests. 

The only thing better than the interior of this summer vacation spot is the exterior. Geoffrey Chick has thought of everything! Even though summer might be drawing to a close, we’re wishing you blue waters and sunny skies for a long, long time!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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We are SO excited because The Secret to Southern Charm officially launches just three days from today! We can’t believe it! To celebrate, we are giving away a $200 Target gift card so that you can stock up on all your favorite beach accessories before those warm, lazy days of summer are here. 

To enter, all you have to do it pre-order The Secret to Southern Charm from your bookstore or website of choice. The Secret to Southern Charm is available from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Books-a-Million, Indiebound and wherever books are sold! It is being simultaneously released in paperback, hardback, e-book and audio, so check out your favorite version! You can get extra credit for sharing. (Check out the Rafflecopter below.) Thanks so much for all your support, sweet friends. We are so grateful for you!

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House Tour: Coco & Jack Interior Design

Coco & Jack living room

Steve and Alyssa Terpstra, the founders of Coco & Jack ‘s home is nothing short of a retreat. 

Coco & Jack living room

Nothing is too stuffy or overdone, yet it all feels perfectly pulled together, in-place and utterly serene. 

Coco & Jack living room

Alyssa, the design mind behind the company Coco & Jack is known for her ability to combine the right details to make a house a home. Her family spaces are absolutely luxurious while maintaining a casual feel where everyone can relax…

Coco & Jack girl's room

But, if we’re honest, it’s the children’s rooms that are our very favorites! An absolutely charming space for a little girl to play, dream and invite her best friends to spend the night…

Coco & Jack girl's room

It’s all in the details, really. These bunnies couldn’t be cuter–and are very appropriate for our impending Easter season!

Coco & Jack girl's room

A sweet console between the beds provides plenty of storage for playthings. 

Coco & Jack girl's room

And we’re having closet envy! With plenty of space for her prettiest things, this closet is swoon-worthy! 

Coco & Jack girl's room

We love how every detail–down to the heat vent–is taken into account here. 

A fun and comfy nook transforms into the perfect space for a little boy.

Coco & Jack boy's room

And the simple addition of chalk paint leaves plenty of space to let his imagination run wild. 

Coco & Jack boy's room

We love the wide-plank hardwood floors–and that Mr. Bear is tucked in nice and tight! What’s your favorite space in this stunning, serene home? We don’t think we could pick a favorite!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by! 

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To enter, all you have to do it pre-order The Secret to Southern Charm from your bookstore or website of choice. The Secret to Southern Charm is available from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Books-a-Million, Indiebound and wherever books are sold! It is being simultaneously released in paperback, hardback, e-book and audio, so check out your favorite version! You can get extra credit for sharing. (Check out the Rafflecopter below.) Thanks so much for all your support, sweet friends. We are so grateful for you!

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In Good Taste: Muskoska Living Design

For us, the holidays are about coming together, 

A time to gather family and friends to celebrate a year well lived and that the best is yet to come. 

So the holidays are probably the time that we’re most focused on our homes, on how well our living spaces entertain, how cozy our dining rooms are. 

Fabulous Muskoka Living of Ontario creates spaces that are absolutely perfect for special gatherings and entertaining–not only at the holidays but all year long.

We can picture a festive Thanksgiving lunch around this table,

A quick summer breakfast at this island

before jumping into the lake, of course!

Fall cocktails by this fireplace would be absolutely spectacular, 

And, of course, Muskoka Living even created the perfect space for us to clean up when it’s all over!

From charming architectural details that can’t help but define a space, 

To cozy, warm areas for finding calm and peace,

From a quick spruce to total design-build management

Muskoka Living creates the kind of spaces that we would want to return to again and again–holidays or not!

What do you do to prepare for a holiday crowd?

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Things We Love: Herringbone Floors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a terrific almost-Friday. We are in the mood today to discuss fabulous flooring in all its forms!

The Fox Group

 

From a statement rug to a chic slate, seagrass carpet to sumptuous wool, flooring can instantly affect the feel of a space. I think we can agree this one is luxurious to say the least!

The Fox Group

 

We love all sorts of flooring to bring pizazz to a room, but, right now, we are really into herringbone floors.

 

DeVol Kitchens

 

A fun twist on an old favorite, herringbone adds interest to the floor without being too busy. By themselves or with a rug over top, they are so chic!

gray kitchen with herringbone floors
Jute Home

 

In a single color, they are beautiful, but different stains lend a totally different look.

Jenkins Interiors

 

This washed look in the bathroom contributes to the overall spa-like feel of this stunning bathroom. It is so streamlined and lovely, exactly the kind of place we’d like to start and end our day.

Are you a fan of herringbone floors? Or do you prefer your hardwoods in a regular pattern?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you stop by!

 

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!) And I just saw that it is available for preorder  for $9.95!  If you haven’t preordered yet, today is a great day. Happy Thursday!