Fresh Summer Showers

summer showers
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!

summer showers
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. 

bathroom
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?

summer showers
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?

summer showers

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.

summer showers
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. 

summer showers
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. 

summer showers
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. 

summer showers
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.

shower
BHG

 

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

shower
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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Creating an Inspiring Bathroom

Inspiring Bathroom
Architectural Digest

 

A beautiful bathroom can completely set the tone for the morning. 

Inspiring Bathroom with marble
James Michael Howard

 

Sinks that look as much like jewelry as somewhere to wash your hands are always welcome in one of our rooms.  

 

bathroom architectural digest
Architectural Digest

 

Sleek and modern are a perfect way to start any morning. Isn’t the shower gorgeous?

bathroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

When space allows, decorative details that make the bath feel as accessorized and beautiful as the rest of the house are a must! This lovely orchid and tray are inspiring us!

 

bathroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Of all the elements that combine to make a gorgeous bathroom, the bathtub is by far our favorite!  This stainless tub looks like an unbelievable way to end the day.

round mirrors in bathroom
Emily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

We have long been fans of pairs of pedestal sinks in bathrooms, which is what we put in our Beaufort house. But, let’s face it, for a space where you’re getting ready day to day and quite possibly sharing with a spouse, a pedestal can get a little dicey. The center cabinets solve the issue perfectly!

double sinks in bathroom
Andrew J. Howard Interior Design

 

A pair of mirrors over a pair of sinks adds fantastic symmetry to a space.

marble bathroom
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Beautiful and glamorous, white cabinets and a marble top are a gorgeous combination. The simple lights tie this look together with simplicity.

bathroom
Coastal Living Magazine

 

If you are looking to add a little color to your bath, look no further than you countertop.  Isn’t this blue beautiful?

wood floors and wall in bathroom
Coastal Living Magazine

 

Beach chic has never looked as good as with this streamlined wood vanity with a touch of modern sensibility. And the drawers hide bath trinkets away.

bathroom
Better Homes & Gardens

 

Looking to add warmth to your bath, wood sinks and bathtubs do just that…stunning!  From laid back and casual to glitz and glamour there’s a perfect bath for every home and to capture any feeling

WHAT WOULD YOUR DREAM BATHROOM LOOK LIKE?


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Summer Showers and Beautiful Baths!

shower in bathroom
NYC&G

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great day. Today is officially the last day of school–the last day of preschool, even–which is incredibly hard to believe. I feel like I should be upset and contemplative over the fact that preschool is over and next year is Kindergarten, but I am so excited for summer I can’t muster much sadness! 

shower
Architectural Digest

 

With almost three months of sandy feel, pool time and plenty of guests ahead of us, all we know is that our bathrooms are getting ready to work over time!

bathroom shower
Alisberg Parker Architect

 

From replacing that chipped tile to finally getting that glass shower stall you’ve been dreaming of, there’s really no time like summer to get your bathrooms in great shape before the year ahead. 

bathroom shower
BHG

 

We know so many people that are making the most of their space by ditching their bathtubs all together in favor of generously sized showers. 

shower in the bathroom with teak bench
A;yssa Rosenheck Photography

 

While we love a gorgeous shower as much as the next person, we can’t even imagine not having a bathtub! It’s the perfect relaxing end to a day–especially when it looks like this!

shower
BHG

 

What about you? Could you ditch your bathtub for good? 

bathroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

One of the things that we’re always working on, something that can seem a little insignificant but adds to the overall spa-like feel, is finding beautiful toiletries to go inside our showers. It’s so nice to see through those pretty glass doors to bottles that look pretty and streamlined. 

bathroom
Tim Barber Architecture

 

A gorgeous vanity is the perfect finishing touch in a well-appointed bathroom. We love the drawers for keeping everything neat and organized. 

shower in bathroom
BHG

 

We’re huge fans of light everywhere and anywhere. If you have the privacy, a window in the shower can be so pretty!

bathroom with steel frame
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

While we love frameless, elegant shower doors that seem to disappear, there’s no arguing that these steel doors make such a chic statement with a hint of industrial thrown in!

shower
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If we’re going to spend the next three months soaking sandy bathing suits and rinsing chlorine-laden hair, why not have the most beautiful possible spot to do so? We don’t know about you, but we’re so looking forward to summer, gritty floors and all! 

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“If you want a wonderful book to read now or on Spring break or summer vacation order this book out in April. I feel very lucky to have received an advance copy and I was hooked 4 pages into reading it. That never happens to me unless it is a decorating book, trust me this book is wonderful. I can totally visualize everything she describes in writing. I am a visual gal so this is fun for me. This needs to be made into a movie. It looks like my beautiful Southern friend Kristy Woodson Harvey has done it again with… Slightly South of Simple.” Kathysue Perdue, Good Life of Design

 

Upcoming on the Slightly South of Simple Tour:

Monday, June 12: Sapphire Valley Country Club, Cashiers, NC, 4-6pm, drop-in reception. Tickets are $25 and include light hors d’oeuvres and a copy of Slightly South of Simple. Open to the public. Contact Sidney Truesdale for more information 828-743-2462.

In the Shower

bathroom
BHG

 

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. We bet you do too!

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