10 Family Rooms Perfect for Gathering

blue and white family room Kara Hebert Interiors
Kara Hebert Interiors

 

Memorial Day week is officially here! And, yup, just like most things, it’s going to look a little different this year…

 

blue and white family room Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still get out the hot dogs and baked beans and celebrate with our families. (Socially distanced and 10 at a time, of course!)

 

blue and white family room Amy Berry Interiors
Amy Berry Design

 

To get you in the celebrating spirit, check out ten of our favorite family rooms that are the perfect place to gather the ones you love most–even if it’s just for family movie night. 

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
Jenny Keenan Design

 

With plenty of seating…

 

blue and white family room Mark D. Sikes
Mark D. Sikes

 

Lots of light

 

blue and white family room Jenny Keenan Design
Jenny Keenan Design

 

The perfect accessories…

 

blue and white family room Jenkins Interiors
Jenkins Interiors

 

And enviable architectural details

 

Amy Berry Design family room
Amy Berry Design

 

These family rooms are big on inspiration! 

 

Amy Berry Design

 

Connected to the kitchen? All the better!

 

family room Studio McGee
Studio McGee

 

And if you can’t make it to the beach, at least you can look at it from the comfort of your family room. For indoor style, we don’t think it gets much better than these chic spaces. Which is your favorite?

 

Need a Memorial Day Read? Check out Nature.Books.And.Coffee’s Review of my Instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling:

“Feels Like Falling” by Kristy Woodson Harvey @kristywharvey was a definite 5⭐!!… This story has a dual POV, alternating between Gray and Diana. Gray just lost her mother to cancer!  She is the CEO of her company and recently split from her husband who cheated on her. She goes to spend the summer at the North Carolina shore. Diana who loses her job at the pharmacy has just broke up with her boyfriend, moved out of their shared apartment and planning to just live in her car! Just so happens, Gray has a spare guest house and offers Diana to stay there. These 2 , very different women truly Bond and help each other through the hard times in their life. They learn so much about themselves, and what really matters in life! I loved both characters!! This story was sweet, dealing with love, loss, romance, motherhood, and life!! This truly was a perfect beach read. A very endearing, positive read.

 

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Top Ten: Attention to Detail

chippendale detail on a pool house from Shelley Johnstone
Shelley Johnstone Interior Design

 

It’s what separates a house from home, 

 

Stepahne Booth Shafran styling
Stephanie Booth Shafran

 

A get together from an event

 

Jenkins Interiors drapery detail with tape and tassels
Jenkins Interiors

 

A curtain from a window treatment,

 

Amy Berry Design drapery detail
Amy Berry Design

 

A window from a vignette,

 

Jenkins Interiors bedding with pink headboard detail
Jenkins Interiors

 

A guest room from a vacation. 

 

Jenkins Interiors sofa with braid detail
Jenkins Interiors

 

A chair is just a chair… Unless the details are incredible. Then it becomes a moment.

 

blue and white porcelain Kara Hebert Interiors
Kara Hebert Interiors

 

A beautiful vase filled with blooms turns a countertop into a focal point,

 

Jackson and Leroy wire mesh detail on cabinets and brass hardware
Jackson & Leroy

 

Stunning accents turn storage space into jewelry,

 

Collins interiors kennel with mesh wire detail
Collins Interiors

 

And a kennel into a vacation home for pets. 

 

pool house with awing detail from Amy Berry
Amy Berry Design

 

Sometimes, it isn’t what you do, it’s how you do it. And its safe to say that this bar doesn’t just entertain. It entertains in style.

 

Speaking of details… They are my favorite part of my books too. Creating a character, setting a scene… Those are the best parts of being an author. For more information about the setting of Feels Like Falling, my sixth novel, which releases April 28, check out this video!

 

 

Our friend and artist Maren Devine also knows a thing or two about details. I am also so excited to announce that everyone who has preordered or ordered Feels Like Falling and sent me their receipt through May 3 will receive the fun preorder freebies below! If you have already sent your receipt, you’re covered! If you haven’t, please send to [email protected] We will be emailing all freebies on May 4 to everyone who ordered.

PREORDER FREEBIES

  1. Feels Like Falling deleted scenes.
  2. 8×10 Printable of Feels Like Falling painting by Maren Devine Art. (Above!)
  3. Printables of Feels Like Falling Quotes.
  4. Feels Like Falling Desktop Backgrounds.
  5. Book Club Recipes from My Family Recipe Books and Feels Like Falling.
  6. Feels Like Falling Discussion Questions. (Which are not included in the book.)

CANDLE GIVEAWAY!

Also, preorder TODAY, send your receipt to [email protected] along with your address, and I’ll send a free 5×7 card of Maren’s lovely painting (Signed on the back by me in case you can’t get your book signed this time!) and this gorgeous quote–and I’ll pick 5 winners to receive a Feels Like Falling candle! They’re 100% soy and smell like heaven in a (recycled) glass container!

It really is all about the details, isn’t it? Hope your day is full of all the best ones!

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House Tour: Dallas Showstopper by Jenkins Interiors

Texas Dining Room

Jenkins Interiors – Dallas, Texas home Wentwood

 

People have a lot of preconceived notions about Texas, don’t you think? Maybe more than any other state.

 

Texas living room

 

it’s all about big hair and barbecue and trucks and hats and cowboy boots, all of which, trust us, we are highly amenable to.

 

Texas living room

 

But Jenkins Interiors, among others of our designer friends, has given us a new stereotype about Texas: The homes are incredible, in no small part, of course, to these fabulous designers.

 

Texas living room

 

This house lives up to one stereotype in that it is nothing short of luxe.

 

Texas living room

 

But a laid-back luxe, which is all the better.

 

Texas wine bar

 

If you ask us, this is a major (super chic!) improvement on the dank, dark, musty wine cellar. And those butterflies? Perfection!

 

Texas kitchen

 

Beauty is all in the details and this fume hood combined with that range and those barstools… It’s eye candy at its finest.

 

Texas kitchen

 

And a pink pot is the perfect touch!

 

Texas breakfast room

 

Pops of color keep this home vibrant, down to earth, and totally livable.

 

Texas bedroom

 

We love the way the pinks, blues and golds are carried throughout the color scheme.

 

Texas closet

 

It adds such uniformity to a large space–even the closet! (The to-die-for closet!!)

 

Texas bathroom

 

Herringbone floors are another hallmark of this stunning home.

 

Texas bedroom

 

As are gorgeous, gorgeous windows.

 

Texas bathroom

 

From a pink bathroom fit for a princess,

 

Texas bedroom

 

To a little boy’s room to dream about,

 

Texas bathroom

 

Everyone has the right beautiful space in this home.

 

Texas laundry room

 

Even the laundry!

 

Texas porch

 

No surprise here: The outside is as stunning as the inside. We don’t know about you, but we think Jenkins Interiors has outdone themselves in this Dallas home. And it rumors are to be believed, outdoing yourself over and over again is what Texas is all about.

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

 

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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! 

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

 

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There’s nothing like a little good taste to make a Tuesday better–and so much chicer! The gorgeous designs of Jenkins Interiors are a great place to start!

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