Things We Love: Simple and Chic Subway Tiles

subway tiles in the bathroom shower with brass hardware
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Happy Thursday, friends! We can’t believe it’s almost the weekend already.

 

subway tiles in the bathroom shower with brass hardware
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

We love the simple, chic look of this oversized subway tile,

 

subway tiles in the bathroom shower
Jenny Wolf Interiors

 

And, complete with dark grout, this tile makes for a very stylish shower. 

 

Architectural Digest

 

Dark colors add a new dimension.

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Sleek in silver,

 

subway tiles in the bathroom shower with brass hardware
Marianne Simon Interiors

 

Or brilliant in brass, the right hardware is the perfect accent for these simple tiles with big personality.

 

marble subway tiles in the bathroom shower
Sage Design

 

This marble subway tile is positively swoon worthy! It’s a luxe take on a trend we love.

 

subway tiles in the bathroom shower with dark grout
Architectural Digest

 

But who says subway tile should just be limited to the shower? Subway tile in this entire bathroom makes such a statement.

 

subway tiles in the bathroom shower
Chango & Co

 

Forget going to the groomer. Subway tile is even the perfect material for a dog shower! Now this is a pampered pooch!

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In Good Taste: Bria Hammel Interior Design

Bria Hammell Interiors entrance
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Good morning, friends! We hope you had a fantastic Martin Luther King Day. We always pack those little bonus days off from school with lots of activities and fun. I think I look forward to them as much as my son does. So we were both really bummed out that he had a sore throat. (Well, to be fair, it was much worse for him than it was for me since he was the one that had to be sick!)

He met his reading goal of 1,000 pages this month–I know, 1,000. First grade is not what it used to be!–so I was going to take him to Lowe’s and Dank Burrito, which was what he had requested if he met said goal. 

 

Bria Hammell Interiors living room
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Yes, Lowe’s is my first grader’s favorite store. He likes to build anything and everything. Unfortunately, I had to do the responsible mom thing and say no to burritos and boards. (And torx screws. He taught me what those were.)

 

Bria Hammell Interiors dining room
Spacecrafting Photography

 

But, today is a new day, and we’re saying yes, yes, yes to this lighting! Demure in the dining room? Never!

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

From the flowers in the sink to the perfect pendant light, this kitchen is positively dreamy. 

 

kitchen Bria Hammel Interiors
Spacecrafting Photography

 

And it’s no surprise, really.

 

Bria Hammel Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Because dreamy, as you can see, is what Bria Hammel Interior Design does

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

In these designs, as in life, it really is the little things. The instant chicness (and practicality!) of a library ladder in the kitchen, 

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

A statement backsplash that says, More over, subway tile, 

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

And a fume hood that the kitchen wears around like a jaw-dropping piece of jewelry.

 

Bria Hammell Interiors kitchen
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Hammel does a twist on tradition so, so well, 

 

Bria Hammel Interiors mudroom
Spacecrafting Photography

 

And makes even the most industrial of spaces an experience. 

 

Bria Hammel Interiors teepee
Spacecrafting Photography

 

Speaking of experiences… Have you ever? A reading nook fit for a princess! We think we’d like to curl up in one of these! But not on a sick day. Maybe on a burrito day. After a trip to Lowe’s. Whatever your favorites are, we hope you get to do them all today!

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7 Tips for Kitchen Styling

kitchen styling
Beth Webb Interiors

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you’re having a great day! If there’s one thing we know for sure (We’re getting all Oprah on you today!) it’s this: People gather in the kitchen

kitchen style
Cloth & Kind

 

Open floor plan or closed and no matter where you put the food, a crowd is always going to gather in this favorite homey spot. So we may as well make it beautiful! Check out a few of our favorite tips for styling the kitchen. 

kitchen styling
M & M Interior Design

 

  1. Add height. Height is just as important in the kitchen as it is on the coffee table or the buffet. Fresh, gorgeous branches are not only long lasting but they also add that organic, outdoor element in the kitchen without the falling petals. 
kitchen styling
Coco & Jack

 

2. Keep it streamlined. We love glass cabinets so much. But it’s important to remember that less is more when styling behind them. This is a great place to incorporate a pop of color if you’re going to. 

kitchen styling
Marianne Simon Design

 

3. Give the kitchen some jewelry. We’re big fans of brass accents. They’re like accessories for the kitchen! Knobs and pulls are pretty, but pot fillers and gorgeous faucets take it to the next level. 

kitchen style
Tracey Hardenburg Design

4. A keeping room? Yes, please! Everyone is going to gather in the kitchen. Why not make it comfy?

kitchen styling
Cantley & Co

5. We’re big fans of bar stools, but life is all about mixing it up. Comfy and chic, these benches are the perfect cozy seat.

kitchen styling
T.S Adams Studio

6. A touch of green is always welcome in the kitchen. Adding a bowl of apples or a fresh green plant is a lovely addition to a white kitchen.

kitchen styling
Robert A.M. Stern via Dering Hall

7. Incorporate a touch of color. You know we’re all about a white kitchen. But sometimes a pop of color is nice too. Simple touches, like these pops of blue, add depth and dimension to this stunning space and help bring out the blue of the sea beyond. 

kitchen styling
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

There’s nothing we love more than a big spread of food and drinks for a big crowd. But kitchen styling can make our kitchen feel like an event every day. What’s your favorite way to style the kitchen?

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Creating a Spa Like Master Bath

glass shower in Master Bath
Terra Cotta Properties

 

As the world spins faster and we get busier and busier in our lives, it is increasingly more important for our homes to become the soothing retreats  we need to unwind.

shower with glass door - Master Bath
Suzanne Kasler via Architectural Digest

 

There’s no place where that is more important than in the first place you see in the morning and the last place you visit at night: the master bathroom.

bathroom with glass shower.- Master Bath
NE Home Magazine

 

Whether it’s adding beautiful vanities that look as much like stunning furniture as sinks, or making sure the lighting is just right, the little things can help ensure that this all-important room feels like an oasis.

bathroom with glass shower.- Master Bath
Pritchard + Dixon Design – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine 

 

While we can’t create a view, we can make the most of it in our bathrooms, focusing on maximizing light through the windows and situating our baths on the most private ends of our homes.

glass shower in bathroom.- Master Bath
Michael S. Smith via Architectural Digest

 

There is nothing quite as relaxing as a steam shower in the privacy of your own master bathroom. This luxury is getting easier and easier to install.

glass shower in bathroom.- Master Bath
Timothy Corrigan via Architectural Digest

 

Soaking tubs are another easy bathroom staple that can truly make you feel like you’ve had a relaxing spa day in the comfort of your own home.

bathroom with glass shower.- Master Bath
Tim Barber Architecture

 

Simple elements from the outdoors can make your bath feel soothing and calmer. Just a few fresh flowers or a simple plant are the perfect addition.

glass shower in bathroom.- Master Bath
Dirk Denison via Architectural Digest

 

Natural materials like stone, marble or granite also lend that organic natural feel to a bath that add to the soothing appeal.

glass shower in bathroom.- Master Bath
David Netto via Architectural Digest

 

If a water view is in your life, that’s just a bonus!

bathroom with glass shower.- Master Bath
BHG

 

We love mixing natural, more expensive materials like marble with less expensive, easy-to-use materials like subway tile. Gray grout adds a custom look.

bathroom with glass shower doors.- Master Bath
New England Home

 

Of course, not every soothing master bathroom retreat needs to look the same. This wooden ceiling adds depth and another layer of organic appeal to this space. 

What are your favorite elements of a spa-like bathroom?

 

 

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Ten Favorite Kitchens with Pendant Lighting

pendant lighting in kitchen
Bakes & Kropp

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous day. Today, we are dreaming of school getting out, summer days on the beach and… pendant lighting! (Not necessarily in that order.)

pendant lighting in kitchen
Bakes and Knopps

 

You know that we think lighting, more than most anything else in a home, has the potential to totally change the look and feel of a space. 

pendant lighting in the kitchen
Bakes and Kropp

 

Nowhere is that more true than the kitchen, where lighting is so important for a functional work space–and where opportunities for accessorizing and really making the space your own are fewer. 

pendant lighting in kitchen
Brooks & Falotico

 

Whether you’re looking for lighting with a shade that stands out a little from the rest of the color scheme,

kitchen
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Or lighting whose color blends in but still makes a fabulous, bold statement, the right pendant can totally transform a kitchen.

kitchen with pendant lighting
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

One of our favorite elements of a kitchen island is the ability to hang pendants over top.But, even if you don’t have an island, pendants are super chic over a dining table. We actually think a pair–or more–of pendants can be an even more beautiful look than a statement chandelier. 

pendant lighting over island with wood beams
Rafe Churchill

 

These pendants combine fabulously with these bar stools to contribute to the overall industrial vibe of this kitchen.

kitchen with Goodman Pendant lighting over island
Ashley Winn Design

 

Metallics always add a hint of glamour, a touch of sophistication that’s a little less over the top than a chandelier. We absolutely adore the touch of gold inside these bold, white pendants. 

pendant lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

 

Speaking of metallics, why try to make the chain blend in when it can absolutely shine! We love how these pendants connect with the fume hood for a totally custom look. What is your favorite style pendant? Do you prefer one that blends in or is made to stand out? 

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