Things We Love: Sophisticated Neutrals

neutrals in the dining room with beams
McAlpine Tankersley – Architectural Digest

 

Y’all, we love Christmas and the whole holiday season. 

 

Serena & Lily neutrals in the dining room with large chandelier and banana chairs
Serena & Lily

 

The lights, the glitter, the sparkle, the colors, the more is more all over the place. 

 

neutrals in the kitchen with shiplap and wood hood
Meredith McBreathy – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But sometimes you just need a palette cleanser. 

 

Cashiers Show House - Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles bedroom with monogrammed bedding
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Cashiers Show House

 

So we decided that, in the midst of all the jingle bells and let it snows, we’d take a deep, neutral breath…

 

neutrals in a chaise lounge with floor lamp
Serena & Lily

 

And relax for a beat before the madness (and happiness!!) begins!

 

neutrals in the bathroom with bar cart and jute rug
Serena & Linen

 

To us, there is nothing quite as soothing as a neutral palette, especially when it’s mixed with tons of texture,

 

neutrals in  mudroom with skylights and hanging pendants and wood floor
Gil Schafer Architect

 

And a heaping, helping dose of organization, mudroom-style. 

 

neutral porch with arches and white lattice furniture and hanging lantern
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

This is the perfect place for a late afternoon cocktail with friends, with garland or without, 

 

Camel coat and winter white pants
Fuller View

 

And this is the perfect thing to wear… Leopard is lovely, but nothing is chicer than neutrals in luxe fabrics with a laid-back attitude. We’d want to wear this every day!

Where’s your favorite place for neutrals?

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Things We Love: Woven Texture in Every Room

Beach house living room
Andrew J. Howard Interior Design

Good morning, chic reader friends. After a rainy, rainy day yesterday, we are ready for a little sunshine and to get out and about. Nothing says “bright and happy” quite like this fabulous room by our friend Andrew Howard. This is also a room that proves the power of texture.

Blue and white sitting room with woven blinds
Suellen Gregory Design

Just a hint of it totally changes a room. Aren’t these woven blinds wonderful? They add the right touch of a little something extra.

woven texture coffee table in living room
Serena & Lily

You know we love our neutrals. What keeps them from looking boring? Great textures, of course! Just a hint of it takes this coffee table from simple to stylish.

Living room with vaulted ceiling and black pendants
Serena & Lily

Our hands-down favorite way to add texture to any space is with a natural fiber rug. From a formal living room to a casual playroom, natural fibers work well in any room.

kitchen with basket pendants
Studio McGee

Mixing up the materials is a great way to add dimension and style to a kitchen. We’re big fans of these great pendant lights.

Woven barstools at kitchen island
Lynn Morgan Design

Speaking of texture in the kitchen, these barstools are oh so chic.

dining room with bench seating
Jute Interior Design

Three-dimensional art always makes a statement. Baskets are a great way to make it unique. 

hanging rattan swing chair from Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

I have a hanging swing chair just like this in my bedroom–and it is one of my very favorite things–and adds an air of fun to the entire room.

belly basket woven add texture
Serena and Lily 

We are loving belly baskets right now, especially when there is a pop of color added to them. 

outdoor shower at beach house with basket and rock floor
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Life is better with an outdoor shower, no doubt about it. A pebble floor and a basket full of shower essentials make it all the better! What’s your favorite way to add texture to your space? 

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