10 Ways to Add Style to Your Kitchen

deVOL Kitchens

 

When it comes to kitchens, we spend a lot of time thinking about the usual things. White or stainless appliances? Wood or white cabinets? Wood or tile floors? Beyond the basics, there are so many ways to make the heart of the home warm, welcoming and absolutely you. Take a peek at a few of our favorite ways to add style to the kitchen!

1. Beautiful beams. Beams instantly lend a rustic feel, interest on the ceiling and, we think, an overall cozy feeling!

 

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

2. Add an arch. In the kitchen, the little things are everything. Arches are one of our favorite architectural details that create instant charm.

Jean Stoffer Design

 

3.  Lend a personal touch with luxurious kitchenware. From china to silverware, serving trays to accessories, kitchenware is a fabulous way to express yourself in the heart of the home.

Jean Stoffer Design

 

4. Use a pot rack. Not only is a pot rack a convenient way to free up cabinet space, but it also looks fabulous.

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Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath

 

5. Install statement lighting. A splash of color or a fun metallic can become an instant focal point in a kitchen.

 

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6. Accent with natural stone. Natural stone is a beautiful touch in a kitchen. This honed marble is absolutely stunning!

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7. Hang your favorite art. In the land of appliances and cookware, art may not be a top priority but a well-placed piece or two adds tons of personality!

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

8. Display serveware with glass front cabinets. Glass front cabinets feel light, open and airy and are a great way to display favorite service pieces, china, wine glasses or family silver.

 

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9. Paint cabinets a signature color. In a world where neutral cabinets are the norm, painting cabinets a statement color is a way to instantly set your kitchen apart.

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

10. Make a splash with your range hood. From a simple microwave vent to something truly spectacular, there are so many ways to vent your kitchen. A unique, beautiful range hood like this one adds so much impact.

 

What is your favorite way to add style to your kitchen? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

 

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Great news, Kindle readers! Slightly South of Simple is now available on Kindle Unlimited. If you haven’t started my Peachtree Bluff Series, now is the perfect time 🍑 And, oh my goodness, thank you to all who have downloaded! Slightly South is 

still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South: “Writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

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In Good Taste: Amber Interiors

Amber Interiors living roomGood morning, chic readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change! Chic, clean interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. Take a break, take a peek, and let us know which space of Amber Interiors Design Studio is your favorite!

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Amber Interiors kitchen

 

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My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

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Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

 

Things We Love: 2019 Kitchen Design Winners

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Designer Mark Williams- Photography by David Christensen

 

 

We wait for it with baited breath every year…

 

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Designer Mark Williams

 

The Kitchen of the Year winners from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles!

 

kitchen winners
Designer Mark Williams

 

We don’t know about you, but kitchens are some of our favorite spots in the home, and we love seeing what’s new and what’s next–but also what traditions are still firmly in tact. Because Southern design is always a little bit about tradition. Even in the kitchen.

 

kitchen winnersINTERIOR DESIGN Melanie Davis Design, ARCHITECT Historical Concepts-Photography by Lacey Sombar

 

 

AH&L always delivers the best of the best, and these kitchens are no exception. Want to see what’s new–and what’s sticking around for another season? These are some of our takeaways:

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGN Melanie Davis Design, ARCHITECT Historical Concepts |Photography by Lacey Sombar

 

  1. Lucite bar pulls. We’re obsessed with this sleek take on an old favorite. Still chic, but a little subtler.

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram| Emily Followill Photography

 

2. Woven bar stools. And thank goodness. My Serena & Lily ones have practically never been sat in!

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram| Emily Followill Photographer

 

3. Brass! We’ve always been fans of mixing and matching metals, and we’re loving seeing more brass in these stylish kitchen. We hope this trend sticks around.

 

 

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INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram| Emily Followill Photographer

 

4. Dark painted cabinets. We think of ourselves as being drawn toward light and bright, but we’re loving dark painted cabinets. Gray and navy are our favorites.

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram| Emily Followill Photographer

 

5. Mixing and matching. Who says the kitchen has to be all or nothing? Wood cabinets and painted islands are the best of both worlds.

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea HomeMarc Mauldin Photography

 

6. Subway tile and white marble. Our old standbys are sticking around!

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea HomeMarc Mauldin Photography

 

We think it’s safe to say that 2019 is going to be a great year for kitchens!

 

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INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea Home – Marc Mauldin Photography

 

Which one is your favorite?

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

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2019 kitchen of the year winners

 

My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

  • Slightly South of Simple: 3 for $30 Special at Barnes & Noble or online
  • The Secret to Southern Charm: 2 for $8 at Barnes & Noble
  • *B&N is also having an extra 10% off sale, so you can basically get The Secret to Southern Charm for $3.60. Isn’t that nuts?

 


 

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

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

 

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Whether you’re relaxing with loved ones or shopping your favorite sales, we hope your weekend is wonderful! 

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Dear Carolina

Hi, friends! Exciting news! My first novel, Dear Carolina, is only $1.99 today on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes and wherever you get your ebooks! Dear Carolina released May 5, 2015 and was one of: 

*PopSugar’s Best Books for Women*
*Huffington Post’s Summer Reading: Women’s Fiction Style*
*Glitter Guide’s Must-Read List for June*
*Deep South Magazine’s Best Beach Reads*
*The Herald Sun’s Summer Reads*

Right now it’s ranked #1 in TWO categories on Amazon and #8 overall at Barnes & Noble! So exciting. Thanks so much to those of you who have read and helped spread the word! It’s the perfect addition to your beach bag!

the secret to southern charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

 The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

 

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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Organizing the Kitchen for Entertaining

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Studio Dearborn

Good morning, friends! Did you have a good weekend? What were you up to? We hope, whatever it was, it was fun! The Beaufort house is going to see lots of action this week with two parties and overnight guests, so we’ve been working on getting everything neat and organized, which is trickier during the summer when we’re actually home more!

kitchen organizing

The kitchen is always the toughest place to keep neat and organized, for us anyway. (I am counting down the days until construction begins on our addition which will include a new mudroom/storage area! Yay!) In the meantime, we’re trying to make some small changes that will have a big impact.

kitchen organizing

This paper towel holder, for one, is so fabulous! Such a great idea. We don’t like having them on the counter, and they can’t go under the cabinets because we have lights. Keeping them under the sink is okay, but it would be even better to have them right on hand like these!

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We love all kinds of cabinet styles. This wire is wonderful!

kitchen organizing

We love a pretty fruit bowl on the counter. Besides being beautiful, we think it helps us eat more fruit throughout the day–and saves room in the fridge.

kitchen organizing

A gorgeous blue backsplash is one that shouldn’t be covered up. No need for accessories here.

kitchen organizing

Fresh flowers on the counter feel like a reward.

kitchen organizing

When everything is neat and clean, the flowers are the perfect finishing touch.

kitchen organizing

Feet of fresh, white marble are the ultimate reward for keeping a clean and neat kitchen–

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you get to enjoy your beautiful countertops.

kitchen organizing

Having spices right at hand is crucial for cooking. A simple drawer insert makes it so you can see them all at the same time. Ours are alphabetized in the cabinet, which isn’t quite as convenient but still neat.

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We’re all about an accessory, but in the kitchen, we tend to think, the simpler, the better. This coral bowl adds a burst of color. The watermelon is a good–and delicious–summer touch as well.

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This sleek, thin fridge and freezer feel incredibly chic and organized.

kitchen organizing

Huge drawers are our favorite, favorite part of a kitchen organization plan. They are perfect for pots and pans.

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The only thing better than organized cutlery is organized cutlery that’s bright and fun! These ooze summer!

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This is genius! We can’t stand having iPads and phones and computers cluttering the countertops. This charging station gets rid of all the mess and stores it away beautifully.

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These mixer shelves are some of our favorite parts of the kitchen–although a beautiful stand mixer is one of the few accessories we don’t mind having on the counter.

If you could add an organizational element to your kitchen, what would you choose? Have a great day!

The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected].org; 252-728-5225; open to the public

June 21: Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 11 am, Talk and Signing with Mary Alice Monroe

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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Things We Love: Beautiful Kitchen Beams

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Litchfield Design

 

Vertical or horizontal, rustic or refined, beams add instant character to any space. They are one of our favorite architectural details that add pizazz for homes from rustic to luxurious. Take a peek at some of the best examples of kitchen beams we’ve ever seen in the heart of the home!

 

Do you love kitchen beams?

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series Labor Day read

Looking for the perfect Labor Day Weekend 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?

 

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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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In Good Taste: Park and Oak Design

Park and 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 Design living 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 Design staircase

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 Design living room

If we had to pick one word to describe Park and Oak 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 and 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 Design kitchen

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

Park and Oak Design kitchen

And you know how we love our subway tile!

Park and Oak Design kitchen

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

Park and 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!

Park and Oak Design kitchen

These pendants are perfection.

Park and Oak Design dining

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

Park and Oak Design dining

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 and 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.

Park and Oak Design bathroom

A great wallpaper can totally make a bathroom. We love the vintage feel of this marble sink. The simplicity of these fixtures is a perfect complement to the fun wallpaper. All in all, we think you’ll agree that the work of Park and Oak is in good taste. Which is your favorite room?

We hope you’re having a great day and staying warm! 

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Wishing You All a Wonderful New Year

 

New Year’s with One Kings Lane

 

Thanks to all of you, our dear, precious friends, for spending time with us at Design Chic.  Your support means the world, and we are truly humbled!  Wishing you a 2018 filled with love, laughter and of course, chic design! 

 

 

 

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Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Extra 33% Off Sale Items  – neiman marcus

Winter Tent Sale – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off – saks fifth avenue

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Slightly South of Simple book

If you’re traveling over the holiday weekend, I’d love for you to pick up a copy of Slightly South of Simple! Happy weekend!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for holiday weekend travels!

Happy 2018!

 

 

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