Things We Love: Smart & Stylish Mudrooms

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms from Curtis & Windham
Curtis & Windham

 

Mudrooms are one of our absolute favorite parts of a home. We love the idea of having a place that we can drop all of our things and keep the house looking neat and tidy.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Aliberg Parker Architects
Alisberg Parker Architect

 

So much so that we are going to add one to our house. We have a big space right by the back door, perfect for creating the ultimate storage area. So we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what exactly we want to achieve out of this space.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Artichoke, Ltd
Artichoke, Ltd.

 

The absolute non-negotiable is big, deep drawers for dropping beach bags, purses and all sorts of various and sundry things that tend to collect by the back door.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Jackson & Leroy
Jackson & Leroy

 

And, because there is so much vertical space, we definitely plan on taking advantage with little cubbies up top for baskets. You can never have enough baskets!

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Urban Grace Interiors
Urban Grace Interiors

 

A space for fishing rods is a must when you have fishermen in your family.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Southeastern Designer Show House

 

We love having grasscloth for the backdrop. It adds so much character!

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Urban Grace Interiors
Urban Grace Interiors

 

We love pretty doors but are afraid that putting too many of them in the area will make it feel closed–it’s kind of narrow. So we’ll probably just include one to hide the electrical panel and store brooms, mops, etc.

Gil Schafer Smart & Stylish Mudrooms
Gil Schafer – Architectural Digest

 

And, of course, a bench is a great part of a mudroom area. It’s perfect for slipping on shoes–and, with the right cushion, adds tons of charm!

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - G. P. Schafer Architects
G.P. Schafer Architects

 

We love the way that a mudroom instantly makes everything look so much more organized. We’re so excited!

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - G. P. Schafer Architects
G.P. Schafer Architects

 

What a beautiful, calming area right by the back door.

 Smart & Stylish Mudrooms - Dana Wolter Interiors
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles – Dana Wolter Design

 

Do you have a mudroom? What are your storage area must haves? Thanks for stopping by!

 

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Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet? 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

The Architecture of Mark Finlay

Mark Finlay White House with double front porches

Some people have a way with words. 

Mark Finlay beach house

Some people have a way with wood. 

Mark Finlay White House with black shutters

In his book Country Houses, Mark Finlay proves he has a way with both. 

Mark Finlay entrance with bamboo umbrella stand and seagrass runner

The country house is a bit of a dream for most of us. A quiet spot, away from it all, where we can relax, rest, recharge and come back home feeling revived and renewed. 

 entrance with wood beams

There are gardens, sure. Horses, of course. 

entrance with chandelier

But that’s just the beginning. Because the quintessential dream country house is as spectacular inside as it is outside. 

blue and white living room Mark Finlay

A pinch of old world charm, a dash of clean modernity and a hint of something rustic combine to make the penultimate country house. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

Finlay takes his country homes to the next level with enviable architectural details at every turn. 

Mark P. Finlay living room

Bright light and warm sunshine beckon you outside, 

Mark P. Finlay

While a mudroom with space for it all greets you with organization and simplicity on the way back in. 

Mark P. Finlay

What’s better than the house? Quite possibly the stable, of course. 

Mark P. Finlay book

This was just a fabulous sneak peek but, for more enviable country houses (without any of the maintenance!), escape with Country Houses: The Architecture of Mark Finlay

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

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: Relaxing Bedrooms

Jessica Bradley relaxing blue and white bedroom with shiplap
Jessica Bradley Interiors – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles -Mali Azima Photographer

 

Studio McGee relaxing blue and white bedroom
Studio McGee

 

canopy bed in relaxing master bedroom
Architectural Digest

 

Naples, Fla relaxing blue and white bedroom from Suzanne Kasler
Suzanne Kasler

 

relaxing blue and white bedroom from Suzanne Kasler
Suzanne Kasler

 

blue and white bedroom from Suzanne Kasler
Suzanne Kasler

 

relaxing blue and white bedroom
Beth Webb Interiors

 

relaxing master bedroom with wooden shutters and barrel ceiling
Sherry Hart Interior Design – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

relaxing neutral bedroom
Mandy Meyers Interiors – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

neutral master bedroom
Architectural Digest

 

bedroom from Beth Webb
Beth Webb Interiors

 

 

FAVORITES FOR CREATING A RELAXING BEDROOM

 

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

In Good Taste: Jones & Boer Architects

Jones & Boer Architects entrance foyer

We are getting our dose of good taste this Tuesday with the classically chic style of Jones & Boer Architects of Washington, DC.  From relaxing neutrals to soothing blues, beautiful built-ins to peerless porches, indoors or out, it’s hard to pick a favorite space.  Take a peek!

Jones & Boer Architects blue and white living room

 

 

Jones & Boer Architects living room

 

 

Jones & Boer Architects kitchen

 

 

Jones & Boer Architects kitchen

 

Jones & Boer Architects sunroom

 

Jones & Boer Architects

 

Jones & Boer Architects curb appeal white wood ouse with dormers

 

Which of these gorgeous spaces from Jones & Boer Architects is your favorite?  

 

Thank you for visiting Design Chic today.  We always love seeing you here!

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: Pretty Pillows

pretty pillows in living room
Foley & Cox via AD

 

What the perfect necklace does for the little black dress, the right pillow does for the little neutral couch. While the sofa is the backdrop, it is the pillows that really make it stand out, that differentiate it from the pack. ppIn each of these rooms, every element combines in harmony to create a space that is luxe, lovely and totally livable. We hope you take a little inspiration away from each and every one!

 

Barbara Westbrook – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Beth Webb Interiors

 

Studio McGee

 

pillows
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

pillows on banquette Beth Webb Interiors
Beth Webb Interiors

 

pillows in interiors
Architectural Digest – Tom and Gisele Brady’s home

 

pretty pillows in living room Beth Webb Interiors
Beth Webb Interiors

 

Serena & Lily

 

Serena & Lily

 

pillows on outdoor porch
Architectural Digest

 

pillows in interiors
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Do you have a favorite pillow look? 

 

Thank you for visiting Design Chic.  We always love seeing you here!

Looking for fun summer plans? Join me and lots of other amazing authors for East Hampton Library’s Authors Night!

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Top Ten Favorite: Basket Pendants Lighting

basket pendants in a coastal kitchen
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
 

 
 
Happy Monday, readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. We figured if anything could get your week started off on the right foot, it was our top ten … And maybe a few of our favorite basket pendants to lend a coastal chic feel to any space. Take a peek at fabulous looks that add texture and style.

 

basket pendants over a kitchen island
Kay Douglass Design via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

basket pendants over kitchen island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

basket pendants over dining table
Chango & Co

 

basket pendant over dining table
CTC&G

 

basket pendant lighting over kitchen island
Marianne Simon Design

 

basket pendant over kitchen island
Coastal Living, Jean Phillipe Piter Photograher

 

basket pendants over kitchen island
BHG

 

BHG

 

Serena & Lily

 

 

Which of the basket pendants is your favorite?  Thank you for visiting Design Chic, today.  We always love seeing you here!

The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

 

_____________________________________

 

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

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