Dress Your Nest for Summer!

Palacek Furniture dining room
Palacek Furniture


Good morning, our chic friends! We hope you had a fabulous weekend. I had the best time doing speaking events for Slightly South of Simple at Sky Valley Country Club, Highlands Country Club and the Atlanta Mart. It was a great way to spend a birthday weekend, meeting readers–and eating way too much cake!

Visual Comfort


If there’s any time that’s perfect for a little remodel, it’s summer.

Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair


It’s a great time to get away, of course, but the best part about getting away is being reminded how wonderful it is to come back home!

arteriors home living room
Arteriors Home


Whether you’re looking to spruce your year round home or create the perfect summer nest, Best Prices for Furniture is one of our very favorite places to purchase all of the fabulous essentials we need to transform our homes for the season.

Scalamandré fabric


From the shore to the mountains and everywhere in between just a touch of Scalamandre fabric sets the tone for a room. This leopard is a neutral we absolutely adore. 

Barbara Barry for Henredon bedroom
Barbara Barry for Henredon


Nothing says summer like a bright and beautiful master bedroom. Plenty of pillows and a few chic end tables and accessories create the perfect look. 

Oly Studio


Forget a cat nap… This is summer dreaming at its finest!

Schumacher wallpaper in bathroom


Nothing changes a space instantly quite like a fresh coat of paint or new wallpaper. Best Prices for Furniture can help you find that Schumacher paper you’ve been pining for at the very best price.

wood in living room
Aidan Gray


Whether you want to go a little more modern or feel like adding a bit of glamour, this favorite NC-based company can find you the pieces you want at the prices you can’t beat.

Lloyd Flanders


When it comes to the summer spruce, nothing is more important than outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking for one statement piece to define a patio or an entire new porch scheme, Best Prices for Furniture has everything you need to create the summer look you’ve been dreaming of!

Are there any summer projects you’ve been thinking of tackling?


Things We Love:Porch Swings

J. Savage Gibson Photograpy-Coastal Living Magazine


There’s nothing quite as magical as a stunning water view–except for enjoying a stunning water view from the comfort of your porch swing, of course. Toss in a few coordinating pillows and some snazzy furniture, and you’ve got an outdoor space perfect for resting, daydreaming, or reading – may we suggest  Lies and Other Acts of Love?! We hope it’s a wonderful Thursday!


Streamlined Bookcases

bookcase jkklong

Our friend, fellow blogger and fabulous artist Kendall Boggs emailed us the other day with a big question: What, oh what, was she to do with her bookcases? 


Power of Pillows and Art

Sheryl and Rob Lowe’s House via Architectural Digest

Good morning, chic, lovely readers! Happy Hannukah to those of you who celebrate. We hope it’s off to a great start. Speaking of holidays, we don’t know about you, but we are getting ready, ready, ready. 




We are so excited to be having a long weekend together at the beach that has spilled over into this beautiful Monday. The amazing fall weather, clear and crisp with just a touch of cold creeping in, always reminds us of New England. (Although we bet it’s a little chillier there than here in NC!)


Things We Love: Window Seats

APD Architects

 Cozy nooks are always some of our favorite spots in a house. Even in the most spacious homes, it seems like everyone tends to gravitate toward those tiny spaces perfect for curling up getting comfy. Of all the small spaces in a home, a window seat might be our favorite. Sunshine, a cup of tea and a good book are all it takes to make this simple spot a go-to relaxation area for everyone in the house. Just add pillows!


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