In Good Taste: Minnie Peters

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There are certain things that always make us think of fall: Wood stacked in the fireplace

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Beautiful, rustic beams

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An old-timey stove…

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And raw wood accents–especially when they’re paired with fall leaves of every color. 

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Minnie Peters’ great taste, filled with lovely European influences, has us feeling fall today!

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A soothing color palette,

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Antique accents (and wellies by the door!), 

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And the most charming architectural accents, 

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Add up to a chicly lovely home that looks warm, cozy and lived in in the best possible way. 

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A few antique accents add charm in droves,

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And create eye-catching vignettes that are impossible to look away from.

  Minnie Peters bathroom with freestanding tub and chandelier over tub  

This tub is exactly the kind of place we’d like to soak with a cup of apple tea all fall long… What about you?

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 Today is the last day to stock up during the Serena & Lily Friends & Family sale, where everything is 20% off. (Some exclusions apply, subject to change: art, gift certificates, Limited-Edition PUBLIC® C7 Bike, and final sale.)

Take a peek at some of our favorite styles to refresh your home for fall.

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Goldsboro, NC and Atlanta, GA, I’m heading your way soon. I’d love to see you!

Join Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, anchor and reporter Renee Chou, chef and host of “A Chef’s Life” on PBS Vivian Howard and yours truly for a fireside chat on October 18 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Get your tickets now! (P.S. The number of VIP Tickets has been increased from 75 to 100 but they are almost sold out. They include a signed copy of Vivian’s crazy amazing book Deep Run Roots and my The Southern Side of Paradise. Yay!)

 

I’ll be joining Grace Atwood (also of The Stripe) and Becca Freeman for a live Bad on Paper Podcast Event on October 23 at 8 pm at City Winery in Atlanta. Get your tickets!

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Modern Shoreline Colonial in Greenwich

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Happy Monday, Design Chic friends. We hope you had an amazing weekend full of fun times and gorgeous views. 

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The good news is that all of that doesn’t have to stop just because it’s Monday. 

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This modern shoreline colonial by Wadi Associates really is the whole package. 

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Stunning interiors that shirk the usual coastal feel for something all together more modern,

Colonial house in Greenwich family room

Statement lighting everywhere you turn, 

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Perfect architectural details and light-filled spaces, 

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Enviable flow, 

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A kitchen with plenty of workspace and eating space…

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Oh, and did we mention the views?

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Add a chic space for sleep–and a little work if you must, 

Colonial house in Greenwich bedroom

And we can’t think of anyplace we’d rather wake up in the morning–or a sight we’d rather see out our windows!

Colonial house in Greenwich bathroom

Whether you’re a fan of long soaks in the tub

Colonial house in Greenwich bathroom

Long nights on the porch, with good friends and cherished family,

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Or maybe a little bit of both, 

Colonial house in Greenwich porch

This house has absolutely everything that anyone would need to savor the summer in style. 

Colonial house in Greenwich garage

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Things We Love: Herringbone Floors

Amy Morris Interiors

 

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!

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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!

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Jute Home

 

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

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One Kings Lane

 

While darker stains are more refined, elegant and formal. Isn’t this gallery wall too fabulous? The mixture is wonderfully imperfect.

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One Kings Lane

 

We aren’t sure which part of this closet we like best. The black, white and gold is such a beautiful color combination.

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?

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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!

In Good Taste: Foley & Cox Interiors

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We tend to think of snow and white when Christmastime comes around. But, we have to admit, that this wide expanse of blue is just the sort of thing we could get used to celebrating. No matter what the backdrop, the good taste of the fabulous Foley & Cox will fill your day with inspiration.  Inspiration is something we could use a little bit of right about now. Usually, we’re pretty much ready for the holidays by this point. We get most of our shopping done by Thanksgiving.

 

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This year, I have done basically no shopping for anyone. (Including myself. I generally end up sneaking a few things for myself in there while I’m shopping for others, so that’s really saying something.)On the bright side, my little guy has only asked Santa for one thing, and I know EXACTLY what it is!!

 

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That’s cause for celebration, right? Because there is nothing worse than when their little hearts are just pining away for something, and they keep telling every mall/dentist office/dock/toy store Santa that they want it and you have no idea what they’re talking about and neither does Google.

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When Google doesn’t know, you’re toast.

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But, joyfully, the one special toy has been ordered, and I love shopping for surprises. Five-year-olds are fun to shop for. If only everyone else could be so easy!

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And, with twelve days until our first celebration, I got the wild hair to decorate the kids’ table for our first family Christmas celebration. I’ll be posting on Instagram this afternoon when I finish messing with it. 

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Let’s just say that Meri Meri did not sponsor the table, but they really could have. Santa Party Poppers, reindeer cups, Nutcracker plates, the most adorable placecards ever… Really, it’s just more fun to decorate the kids’ table! 

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I suspect that it will also be more fun than I’m thinking to do the rest of my Christmas shopping as well. I’m just going to click through one of our latest and greatest gift guides and call it a day!

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Or, well, actually…

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If the owner of this beauty would like to whisk us off to Paris for the weekend, we think we could easily finish our shopping there. (Or just snag one of these cashmere throws!) We have to say that, of all the good taste of Foley & Cox, we think this might be our very favorite! 

Have you finished your shopping yet? Either way, we hope your holiday season has been merry and bright so far!

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