In Good Taste: Park and Oak Design

Park & Oak Design entrance

Even their name conjures good feelings. Park and Oak Design. It sounds like a firm that brings the outdoors in. That creates simple yet beautiful design schemes that feel totally livable.

Park and Oak dining room

 

It’s kind of like judging a book by its cover. You’re really not supposed to but, sometimes, the cover does give you a really accurate glimpse into what the book is about.

 

Park and Oak family room

 

In this case, we judged a firm by its name. And like that book cover, it did give us a pretty accurate glimpse into what was to come.

 

Park and Oak butler's pantry

 

If we had to pick one word to describe Oak and Park Design, we think we’d choose… airy. (It’s hard to choose one word, especially when you’re used to getting 85,000 to describe things.)

 

Park & Oak Design living room

 

There’s a minimalistic air about this firm’s work that we find incredibly appealing and totally refreshing.

 

Park and Oak kitchen

 

A modern streak runs through all of these designs that pairs well with traditional touches.

 

Park and Oak kitchen

 

And you know how we love a white kitchen!

 

Park and Oak

 

We love how simple this kitchen is. You can never go wrong with wood beams, white pendants and a touch of natural fiber.

Park & Oak Design kitchen

It took us a while to warm up to the idea, but we are now big fans of mixing metals. This kitchen is case and point!

 

 

These pendants are perfection.

Park & Oak Design dining room

Speaking of pendants, this is one of our favorites. It’s even more stunning in real life!

 

Saarinen tables are always a favorite. Sleek, modern and totally functional, they’re a great pick for a breakfast room, especially one that isn’t huge.

Park & Oak Design bathroom

The right combination of high and low, rustic and modern, this gorgeous bathroom is the perfect mix of favorite elements blended together in just the right way.

 

Looking for the perfect spot to work from home?   This home office is perfection!  All in all, we think you’ll agree that the work of Park and Oak is in good taste. Which is your favorite room?

 

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

 

 

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I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)

 

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10 Favorite Meredith Ellis Designed Rooms

Meredith Ellis Design foyer
Read McKendree Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite rooms  from the talented Meredith Ellis.  Chic, sophisticated interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day. 

 

Meredith Ellis Design living room
Read McKendree Photography

 

Meredith Ellis Design blue and white living room with brass library lights
Read McKendree Photography

 

Meredith Ellis Design green paneled library
Read McKendree Photography

 

Meredith Ellis Design dining room with bookcases for a library
Read McKendree Photography

 

Meredith Ellis Design banquette
Read McKendree Photography

 

Meredith Ellis Design bedroom with bamboo bed
Read McKendree Photography

 

Meredith Ellis Design bedroom with bamboo sidetable
Nathan Schroder Photography

 

 

bedroom with twin beds
Read McKendree Photography

 

 

 bedroom with twin beds
Nathan Schroder Photography

 

 

mudroom
Read McKendree Photography

 

Meredith Ellis

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

 

 

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I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)

 

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Tour a Palmetto Bluff Beauty & More

Palmetto Bluff kitchen by Sarah Bartholomew
Sarah Bartholomew Interior | Design J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

 

Tour a Palmetto Bluff Beauty

– design chic

 

 

Stylish Organization

– jenni kayne

 

 

Chic New Arrivals

 -roller rabbit


 

 

Stylish Fashions for Spring

–  outnet

 

 

Favorite Activewear 

– neiman marcus


 

Parade Magazine

I am so, so excited that my very first Parade magazine article as a part of our Friends & Fiction collaboration is live! Read on to hear about one of my favorite childhood memories–and the unexpected joy of snow days! Click here to check it out!

 

 

 

Need a Winter Pick-Me-Up?  Feels Like Falling is on sale for $1.99 on Kindle, so make sure to download your copy today!

 

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

 

t

 

I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)

 

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House Tour: Marshall Watson Napa Valley

Marshall Watson designed entry in Napa Valley

 

Good morning, chic readers! If you’re in the mood for a Napa Valley vacation, come along with us today! If you’ve followed Design Chic for any length of time you know that we are obsessed with Marshall Watson‘s peerless work. From the largest room to the tiniest nook, nothing is overlooked.  So take a look around. You’re welcome to stay as long as you like!

 

Marshall Watson designed dining room in Napa Valley

 

Marshall Watson designed living room in Napa Valley

 

Marshall Watson designed living room in Napa Valley

 

Marshall Watson designed living room in Napa Valley

 

 

Marshall Watson designed living room

 

Marshall Watson designed bedroom

 

Marshall Watson designed bedroom

 

Marshall Watson designed bedroom

 

Marshall Watson designed porch

From the perfect place to cozy up with a good book, to a sunlit space for perfect for entertaining, we love every spot of this stunning Napa Valley home

What about you?

 

David Duncan Livingston Photography

 

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

 

I am so, so excited that my very first Parade magazine as a part of our Friends & Fiction collaboration is live! Read on to hear about one of my favorite childhood memories–and the unexpected joy of snow days! Click here to check it out!

 

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House Tour: Andrew J. Howard Charmer

 

Cozy up in your favorite spot (one like this will do nicely!) and check out this beautiful house tour by one of our favorite designers, Andrew J. Howard!

 

 

If you follow Howard on Instagram, you know he’s super funny.

 

 

But his gorgeous designs are no laughing matter!

 

 

Few people blend color and patterns quite so well,

 

 

And every, single space is a feast for the eyes.

 

 

One of our favorite things about Howard’s homes is that they always feel happy. 

 

 

The right mix of sunny and bright, warm and cozy,

 

 

They aren’t just houses. They are truly homes, where family and friends gather, 

 

 

And delicious meals are enjoyed in the company of people you love.

 

 

This lovely blend of texture and pattern is the icing on the cake–

 

 

And a perfect pink bedroom the cherry on top! We could move right into this Andrew Howard designed home. What about you?

 

Eric Piasecki Photography

 

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

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I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)

 

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10 Favorites from Collins Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! Oh, how we love starting the day off in style! These stunning spaces by Collins Interiors are sure to begin your week on a high note!

 

 

A pretty workspace for two. (Or, if this beautiful guy has a say in it, maybe three?)

 

 

The perfect mix of traditional and modern, this banquette is a gorgeous place to savor breakfast in style. 

 

 

There are few things we love more than a pair of cozy club chairs

 

 

Art anyone? There are playrooms, and then there are playrooms! Future Picassos right here!

 

 

This sweet chaise creates the perfect reading nook.

 

 

This just might be the vanity of our dreams! We can’t get enough pink

 

 

It has been uncharacteristically rainy and cold where we are these past few weeks. We don’t know about you, but we could use a little–or a lot!—of sunshine right now. This lovely porch is just the kind of place we’d like to while away a warm day. Which is your favorite Collins Interiors space?

 

Nathan Schroder Photography

 

I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)

 

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Tour a Beautiful Anne Wagoner Interiors Designed Home

Anne Wagoner Interiors living room Erin Comerford Photography
Erin Comerford Photography

 

 

Tour a Beautiful  Anne Wagoner Interiors Designed Home

– anne wagoner interiors

 

Serena & Lily living Room

 

Add a Bench for Casual Dining

– serena & lily

 


 

 

 

Favorite New Arrivals

– one kings lane

 

 


 

 


STAUD Demi Dress

 

 

Don’t Miss the Dress Shop

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Williams Sonoma heart aprons

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

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Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!

 

 

My next novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20! Booktrib named it a Most-Anticipated Read of 2021! It’s available for preorder now from your local bookstore or Bookshop.org, Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and everywhere books are sold!

 

More About Under the Southern Sky:

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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Tour a Mark Sikes Designed Montecito Home

Montecito house tour Mark D. Sikes living room in blue and white
Amy Neunsinger Photography

 

 

Tour a Mark Sikes Designed Montecito Home

– mark d. sikes

 

bathroom remodel from Serena and Lily

 

Freshen Your Bathroom in the New Year

– serena & lily

 

 


 

 

bamboo chest from One Kings Lane

Add a Vintage Touch to Any Room of Your Home

– one kings lane

 

 

 


 

 

fashions and blouses from J. Crew

 

Women’s New Arrivals

jcrew

 

 


 

Valentine's Day gift ideas Williams Sonoma

 

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

– williams sonoma

 

 


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Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!

 

 

My next novel, UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY, releases April 20! Booktrib named it a Most-Anticipated Read of 2021! It’s available for preorder now from your local bookstore or Bookshop.org, Amazon, Target, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and everywhere books are sold!

 

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