Fresh Summer Showers

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Architectural Digest

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. With Fourth of July right around the corner, it’s time for sandy feel, pool time and plenty of guests. All we know is that our showers are getting ready to work over time!

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New England Home Magazine

 

We do some of our best thinking in the shower. We don’t know if it’s the warm water or the quiet or the lack of multi-tasking but we always get the best ideas in there. But that’s just the beginning. 

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BHG

 

The shower is one of those places where function is really important. But when it can be this beautiful too, then the shower can quickly become a favorite spot in the house!  Isn’t this shower door amazing?

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Architectural Digest

 

A rain shower head is so calming and perfect for refreshing skin after a long day of fun in the sun. It can turn a simple shower into a spa-like experience! And who couldn’t use more of that?

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New England Home

Handheld shower heads are our new go-to, simply because they make cleaning the shower and bathtub an absolute breeze. With showers getting bigger and tilework more intricate, an easier clean is a must! Nothing makes it easier to reach those far-off shower corners where grime can accumulate.

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New England Home Magazine

 

This rustic bathroom ceiling juxtaposes beautifully with the marble tile to create a one-of-a-kind experience that is utterly chic. 

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Patrick Ahearn Design

 

From simple tile to luxurious marble, there’s the right shower for any decor and feel. And a garden seat is one of our favorite spots for stacking towels. 

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Terra Cotta Design

 

We love the chair in here and the extra storage under the sinks and basket for putting spare towels is a bonus! There never seem to be enough towels!

summer showers
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Marble tile in a herringbone pattern makes the shower fun and a little bit different, while a soaking tub is perfect for unwinding after a long day. 

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Design Chic

 

We used a simple subway tile in Little Will’s shower with a soft gray grout and love it! The color makes it easier to clean and in an old house it’s simple yet functional. The stool is his new favorite thing. Not only is it useful, but the teak is also beautiful and water resistant, which is a must in a bathroom.

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BHG

 

But there’s no reason to stick to just one material. Mixing and matching for a totally custom look is so much fun. 

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Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

With so many beautiful choices, it’s hard to pick a favorite. All we need now is one of those waterproof shower pads for writing down all our great ideas!

Thank you so much for stopping by Design Chic.  We always love it when you do.  Happy Monday!

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The Secret to Southern Charm

 

Southern Living, USA Today’s Happy Ever After, Deep South Magazine, Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer all agree that THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM is one of the best books of summer. Have you picked up your copy for 4th of July reading?

 

 The Secret to Southern Charm Events

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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The Magic of Mirrored Furniture

mirrored furniture
Beth Webb

 

Good morning, chic readers–and Happy President’s Day! Some design trends come and go, but others capture our imaginations and seem to stay on the scene for years, becoming classic pieces that shape our interiors.

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Beth Ervin Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For us, mirrored furniture, is one of those things, adding a touch of glamour or, when done right, a bit of Hollywood Regency style to any room.

mirrored furniture
Phoebe Howard Design

 

And Out There Interiors is one of our favorite spots for finding all the mirrored pieces we adore, from a pretty chest that accents a space in style, 

mirrored furniture
Domino Magazine

 

To a stunning mirrored bed fit for a queen! (And perfectly paired with pink, of course!)

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SFC&G

 

From a simple splash of mirrored style,

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Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

To an entire gorgeous dressing room covered in pretty panels, mirrors always make a statement. 

mirrored furniture
Alessandra Branca

 

When it comes to mirrors, the more the merrier we say! A chic bamboo table with mirrored accents combined with that stunning coastal mirror over top makes such a statement. And that chair is the perfect finishing touch!

mirrored furniture
Architectural Digest

 

The mirrored vanity is a forever classic, at once sweet and dainty and elegant. Who wouldn’t want to spend the morning get ready here?

mirrored furniture
Laura U Interior Design

 

For a glamorous bath, just add mirrored vanities! They add instant appeal.

mirrored furniture
Mario Buatta via Architectural Digest

 

Whether a full mirrored look,

mirrored furniture
Architectural Digest

 

Or just a touch, mirrored furniture always makes a splash! Are you a fan of mirrored furniture? If you were going to add a piece to your home, which room would you choose?

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

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Things We Love: Bathroom Mirrors

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APD ArchitectureKeith Scott Morton Photography

 

Good morning, friends! We hope you are all having a wonderful day. We are in full-on Dear Carolina book tour mode, hanging out in Georgia this week and having a blast! But that doesn’t mean the design fun has to end. Check out these fabulous bathroom mirrors that make any bath shine with style.

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John B. Murray Architect
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Roger Davies Photography via Architectural Digest
mirrored
Garden Court Hotel

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Emily Followill Photography via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

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Timothy Whealon Design
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James Michael Howard Design
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Sarah Richardson Design
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Caden Design Group

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It has been such a fun couple of weeks, and I have had such a blast getting to meet Dear Carolina readers — especially some fabulous blog friends! The signing at Barnes & Noble in Charlotte day before yesterday was so much fun! I got to hang out with the fab Traci Zeller from Traci Zeller Designs

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Have a wonderful visit with the amazing and lovely Lisa Mende from Lisa Mende Designs

 

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And meet beautiful Brenna from Domestic Charm and her precious daughter Finley. Finley is so smart and so adorable. She studied my pile of books and, so smartly, said, “Does your hand get tired from having to write that book over and over again?” Is that the cutest ever? I told her all about the cool machine that keeps me from having to do that, and then felt very grateful for it! So thoughtful and so introspective. This girl has big things in her future!

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Oh… And I got to sign a book for NC Governor Pat McCrory’s wife. So that was pretty awesome. 

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Yesterday, Winder GA’s Corner Bookstore gave me a wonderful Winder welcome. I got to meet so many lovely ladies — including the ever-amazing Patty (in the floral dress to my left!) from Patty’s Epiphonies! We “chat” every day, so it was so fun to finally put a face with a name! We had a terrific visit and even got to meet sweet M.C.!

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Every day since Dear Carolina has come out has held a fun and wonderful adventure. This is a picture from my Greensboro, NC signing with my precious cousins Catherine and Raymond. 

There’s nothing like the support of your family and friends to make you feel incredibly grateful! This is an amazing ride that keeps getting better! Thank you so much for being such amazing Design Chic readers and for being so great about my new adventure!

Have a fantastic day!



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Round Mirrors

living-room
Elizabeth Metcalfe Interiors

Mirror, mirror on the wall… Over the mantel, over the bed, or, of course, over the vanity, mirrors provide light and dimension and make a room seem spacious. We love them in any shape but are especially taken with the round ones the seem to be popping up everywhere. From simple styles to ones with chunky, fabulous frames, we’re loving round mirrors in any room!

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