Things We Love: Runners in Kitchens

runners in the kitchen The Fox Group
The Fox Group


For years, I have resisted a rug in the kitchen


runners in the kitchen park and Oak
Park and Oak


I worried about crumbs and slipping and it just seemed like too much trouble.


Park and Oak runners in the kitchen
Park & Oak


But, then, I was looking at so many amazing kitchens, and I got rug-in-the-kitchen curious. 


Serena and Lily rug in Beaufort Beach house
Smith Hardy Photography


We got this gorgeous runner from our fabulous friends at Serena & Lily  and, y’all, it was love at first sight. Looking back, the kitchen was just so empty, before. Now it looks so finished and complete. 


runners in the kitchen Studio Dearborn
Studio Dearborn


For a little splash of color,


runners in the kitchen Urban Grace
Urban Grace


A hint of an antique feel,


runners in the kitchen Studio McGee
Studio McGee


Or just a bit of cushion beneath your feet,


Park & Oak


Nothing beats beautiful kitchen runners. 


runners in the kitchen of Park and Oak
Park and Oak


We love the way it grounds this space,


runners in the kitchen from amber interior design
Amber Interior


The way the depth of color creates the right look and feel,


Mallory Mathison for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles kitchen with runners
Mallory Mathison Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


And adds texture to interest to an all-white kitchen. 


runners in the kitchen Studio McGee
Studio McGee


There’s something about just that little touch that makes the heart of the home feel so much cozier. 


Chango & Co runners in the kitchen
Chango & Co


Are you a fan of runners in the kitchen?



Southern California Here I Come!

Feels like falling

I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

Favorite Rooms with Oriental Rugs

Carpenter and Macneille Architects

They are undoubtedly one of the most classic parts of a design scheme, often passed down from generation to generation.

oriental rug wayfair

And, when reimagined and used in new ways, Oriental rugs are fresh and fun.


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