Natural Seating for Every Space

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

Good morning, dear readers! We are thinking of you so much as we all social distance and are so grateful for the connection of our online community now more than ever. What a gift it is to be able to communicate with all of you every day!

 

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

We are encouraged by the generosity and selflessness of our friends, of the way communities are pulling together for the common good, by the arrival of spring and by the promise of summer, right around the corner. 

 

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

We are using this found time to catch up on some decor projects around our houses, namely organizing, streamlining and sprucing for the warmer weather ahead! Case and point? This sweet bedroom nook got a springtime facelift with these natural chairs, pillows, throws and darling basket from one of our very most favorites, Serena & Lily.  We adore the chic yet relaxed look of these cozy chairs and have already spent so much time curled up with them. This has already become our favorite home school spot!

 

natural seating in living room Serena & Lily

 

The fun thing about natural seating is that it doesn’t have to be terribly involved. Just adding a chair or two lends an entirely new look to a whole room without undertaking an entire makeover. 

 


 

 

natural seating in living room Serena & Lily

 

We couldn’t love our chairs in the natural shade any more,  but this indigo is positively fantastic also. 

 


 

 

natural seating in living room Serena & Lily

 

This is one of our favorite chairs in Serena & Lily’s current line. It is such a throwback to a classic beach house, updated for today. 

 


 

 

natural seating in dining room Serena & Lily

 

And these stunning chairs completely define this dining room, making every meal an event.

 


 

 

natural seating hanging chair in living room Serena & Lily

 

We are big, huge fans of hanging chairs anywhere, but especially in places like this where seating is needed but a view needs to be preserved. 

 


 

 

natural seating wicker bench in entry Serena & Lily

 

We love this piece so much…

 


 

 

natural seating wicker bench in Beaufort house bedroomSerena & Lily

 

That we featured this natural bench in our guest room. It lends an instant beachy look and is a piece we have loved more and more as time has passed. It is durable, convenient seating that created an instant sense of “finish” at the end of this bed.

 


 

 

natural seating in nursery Serena & Lily

 

Natural fibers couldn’t be more perfect anywhere than in a nursery. They are wonderfully gender neutral and make the transition from nursery, to toddler room, child to teenager, effortlessly. How many pieces can say that?

 


 

 

natural seating in hanging chair in playroom from Serena & Lily

 

We have to say, we couldn’t love this swing (And pillows! And basket! And floor pillow! And throw!) any more in our playroom. A hanging swing made a difficult-to-decorate attic slant easy and whimsical, perfect for kids and adults alike. As we hunker down in our houses and spend more time here this spring, what could be better than that?

DON’T FORGET THAT EVERYTHING IS 20% OFF WITH CODE AT HOME!

Thank you so much for dropping by during this chaotic time, friends. We’ll continue to be here to (hopefully!) make your days a little brighter, a little more beautiful and take you somewhere new, if only for a little while!

 

 

 

 

 

Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design

Island Hopping: Amanda Lindroth Design,Tria Giovan Photography

 

After two weeks of Hurricane Florence and her aftermath and heading into week three of no school, we don’t know about you, but we’re ready for a little Island Hopping!

And there is no one–and we do mean no one–who we would rather island hop with than the fabulous Amanda Lindroth

Fortunately we can all island hop with Lindtroth–sans airfare and expensive hotel rooms–with her gorgeous new coffee table book!

From unique interiors like these awesome trees, 

To out-of-this-world outdoor spaces

Classic island chic, 

To poolside spaces so dreamy one would never want to leave them behind, 

Each colorful page is more luscious and gorgeous than the last. 

For a magical vacation to an uber-chic home without even leaving your couch,

Make sure to pick up your copy of Island Hopping, available for preorder now and officially on sale wherever books are sold TOMORROW!

The cover, with its fabulous textured, rattan cover, is almost as amazing as what’s inside. It’s a must-have for any coffee table and will be even more necessary during the upcoming cold winter months! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you here!

 


If you’re looking for something to read, 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.

 

On the Road with The Secret to Southern Charm

 

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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

 

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Coastal Chic Makeover with Serena & Lily

Good morning, chic readers! It’s here, it’s here! Serena & Lily’s Friends and Family 20% off sale. You could say we are a tiny bit excited…. We love all that is Serena & Lily (We know you do too!) and, there is no better time than their annual sale for a quick coastal spruce, right?

Serena & Lily makeover

Whether you live at the coast, have a beach house or are simply looking to add a little bit more of that coastal vibe into your house (vacation all the the time, anyone?) Serena & Lily is the one-stop shop for all that is fabulously coastal without being kitschy. If you’re looking to add a little beach to your life, check out what we did! 

Serena & Lily in the Bedroom:

 

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

 You know how sometimes you move somewhere and you get like 90% finished with everything and you just run out of steam? There’s no doubt that decorating can be a total joy. But it’s also a creative process and it can just burn you out. We were sort of like that with this guest room in our Beaufort house. We loved this gorgeous shell console and had the beginnings of a nice guest bedroom. We just needed to add in a few coastal touches!

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

One of our favorite looks is a bed with no footboard–and something fun at the end. A chaise, a pair of chairs and a bench are all nice choices. For us, nothing could top this stunning Shore Bench from Serena & Lily.

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

It’s perfect for a guest room in particular because it gives guests a place to sit to read, watch TV or simply put on their shoes. Isn’t it the perfect touch? Just add a Monaco throw in a beachy color, a couple Sarasota pillows and voila! Your guests will never want to leave!

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover before

(Before)

This little area in the guest bedroom was particularly troubling. It needed a console, desk or table that fit the space and a lot of pizazz!

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

After looking at consoles and tables and chests and desks, we decided to go with something a little bit different… a bar cart! In this case, the South Seas Bar Cart from Serena and Lily. We love using pieces we love in ways that are a little bit unexpected. Here, styled with favorite books and accessories, this bar cart becomes perfect for a bedroom. (And, hey, you can always roll it out for a party!) We love a little height and, for a space that can’t have a lamp, this vase works well.

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

 But we think this Artichoke Table Lamp takes the cart to a whole new level! A previously neglected chimney wall becomes a focal point–with plenty of coastal flair! Plus, we love adding extra light wherever we can.

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

Bedding is paramount, of course. In a guest room and especially a guest room on the coast, we love keeping things light and bright. The detail on the Savoy Embroidered Duvet Cover and Shams adds interest while maintaining that relaxing, airy feel. These linens are positively luscious! (Read: Our guests will never want to leave!)

Serena & Lily in the Kitchen:

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

(Before)

Of all the rooms in this remodel, the kitchen was by far the biggest transformation. With seven layers of linoleum, no island, no windows and 1960s appliances, it needed some help. We loved the remodel, but it needed a little something. 

It’s amazing how just one tiny element can completely change the look of a room–and add so much coastal chic style! The Riviera Counter Stool in natural is just that extra touch that made this kitchen feel like, well, a day at the beach! The stools added much-needed warmth, perfect for spring. We can see flip flops and sandy towels in this kitchen’s future!

Serena & Lily in the Bathroom:

 

Serena & Lily  bathroom makeover

(Before)

My son’s bathroom upstairs was another case of major renovation and salvation. Converted from a closed-in upstairs porch to a bright, sunny spot for a little boy was so much fun.

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

Nothing says “coastal” quite like teak. This darling Teak Step Stool is pretty and practical, making it easy to reach the sink. Rope baskets are the ultimate in coastal touches. The large one makes a perfect dirty clothes hamper! 

Serena & Lily in “Blogging Central”:

Serena & Lily  bedroom makeover

This converted laundry and storage room is actually one of the most-used spaces in the house. Little Will does art and homework there and these chaises with lucite trays are perfect for working. The Brahms’s Mount Herringbone Throws at the end of the chaises are absolutely stunning, give a finished look and feel–and were one of the first things we ever bought for the house. That just goes to show that, when you get your “before” right, with gorgeous pieces from Serena & Lily, you don’t even need an “after!”

If you are looking to add a hint of coastal style to your space, Serena & Lily’s 20% off sale is not to be missed! Let us know what you pick–and we’d love to see how you use Serena & Lily in your coastal home makeover!

Photos By Smith Hardy

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Getting ready for  Spring Break?  My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

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Five Mile River Home

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 We always love Lynn Morgan’s fresh and lovely designs and this Five Mile River home is certainly no exception!

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