10 Favorite Spaces in Noteworthy Neutrals

Mark D. Sikes cozy corner tufted chair with floor lamp in neutral
Mark D. Sikes


Don’t get us wrong, we love bright greens and blues, yellows and oranges, pinks and reds. 


Mark D. SikesAmy Neunsinger Photography


But, for a soothing palette with staying power, you can’t beat these noteworthy neutrals


Kara Hebert Interiors| Brantley Photography


Natural fibers,


Bria Hammel Interiors| Alyssa Rosenheck Photography


Loads of texture,


Jenkins Interiors


And fun patterns, 


Studio McGee| Lucy Call Photography


Keep the tans, blacks, browns and shades of gray that define a neutral palette varied and distinct. 


Tara Shaw – Soul of the Home


From eclectic glamour,


Beth Webb| Emily Followill Photography



To traditional style, 


Bria Hammel Interiors| Spacecrafting Photography


Bright, sunny kitchens


Serena & Lily


To breathtaking living spaces, neutrals pave the way for letting the beauty all around them shine. With this view, we couldn’t think of anything better!


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10 Favorite Images from Soul of the Home


Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend and a wonderful Easter. We know it was certainly a different one. (You have to scroll down to see what our church did. So cute!)



During this unusual time, we have been relying a lot on books for solace, and you know we can’t get enough of a good coffee table book.



We are positively in love with Tara Shaw’s new Soul of the Home, filled with stunning design, great advice, and, our favorite: antiques!



Her designs are warm, welcoming and worthy of looking at again and again… This library is positively regal!



And we are swooning over this secretary–and the built-in Swedish clock is so stunning! This looks like a work-from-home paradise!



But statement furniture (like this piece!) is only a part of the story.



Well-appointed chef’s kitchens that don’t overlook a single detail,



Unique and charming lighting that sets the tone in any space,



And luxe layers that add an undeniable warmth to every Tara Shaw room,



All contribute to the feeling that each home, each place, truly does have a soul. And Tara Shaw is just the person to discover it.

If you could use some uplifting images and incredible inspiration–and, of course, some fabulous decor advice–pick up a copy of Soul of the Home, releasing April 21 but available for preorder now.



Speaking of good reads… My new novel, Feels Like Falling, releases in fifteen days! Have you preordered yet? If you want to learn more, listen to me live on IGTV with Zibby Owens at 11 am EST today!



And this Wednesday at 7 pm EST tune in for the first episode of Friends & Fiction, my new Facebook Live project with Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe! We’ll be on Mary Kay Andrews’ Facebook page, but you can RSVP Here!




Tour Tara Shaw ‘s New Orleans Home



Tour Tara Shaw ‘s New Orleans Home

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Serena & Lily porch dining


Porch Ready with Serena & Lily

serena & lily




The Darryl Carter Collection for Milling Road

one kings lane


Rose & Ivy


Have You Read the New Journal by our Friend the Talented,  Alison Engstrom…a must! And it’s now available and Barnes & Noble!

rose & ivy




A Collaboration between Lema J. Design and our friend, Artist Liza Hathaway Matthews – Cuffs for a Cause! They are as LOVELY as the Artist herself!

liza hathaway matthews 


Picking the Perfect Mother’s Day Gifts

The Secret to Southern Charm

And Our Favorite Choice for Mom –  The Secret to Southern Charm.  It’s the perfect Mother’s Day read!

For more inspiration visit our Instagram and Pinterest and our Top Ten Posts of 2017 here!