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Things We Love: Blonde Wood in Every Room

dining room with blonde wood from Leroy & Jackson
Leroy & Jackson

 

We don’t know if it’s true that blondes have more fun. (Although, as a lifelong blonde, I could made a strong case for it!) But we’re pretty sure, if these gorgeous homes are any indication, that blonde wood make a house more fun.

blonde wood cabinet in bar
Chango & Co

 

Nothing says “party” quite like a beautiful bar. This one has so many fun elements and this chest is the perfect base. The mix of woods here is fabulous!

white kitchen from Collins Interiors
Collins Interiors

 

We’ve never seen anything quite like these blonde wood pendants! They are incredible and blend so well with the bar stools. Can we talk about these vases too? All we know is that we want them!

white kitchen from Wendy Word
Wendy Word Design

 

Hardwoods are obviously a perfect choice for kitchen style. We love them in a variety of shades, but we think a lighter flooring choice feels casual and fun. What do you think?

kitchen blonde wood
M. Elle Designs

 

The great thing about using wood is that you really can’t go wrong when mixing and matching shades, stains and color tones. These rustic, distressed beams pair perfectly with the more refined wood below.

rattan chair in Chango & Co dining room
Chango & Co

 

We are still loving the casual air farmhouse tables lend, even to more formal spaces. Paired with a natural fiber chair, it’s such a great look!

light wood in beach house by Tom Scheerer
Tom Scheerer Interior Design

 

From bright bold, shades….

dining room with blonde wood from Marshall Watson Design
Marshall Watson Design

 

To more subdued tones or neutrals, every color pairs well with blonde wood!

desk in mudroom from Orrick and Co
Orrick and Co

 

We’re a little jealous of all this organization right by the back door. (It’s nearly impossible to believe, but I still don’t have that mudroom I’ve been thinking about for months…)

mudroom
Orrick & Co

 

Shiny and fresh or raw and rustic, we love blonde wood any old way! Are you a fan?

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More about my new book, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (Simon & Schuster, April 3, 2018) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 60 seconds. No major commitments here!)


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In Good Taste: Katie Leede & Co

Katie Leed abstract art

Good morning, chic readers! We thought you could use a few rich, fall hues to get your morning started off on the right note. But the gorgeous, good taste of Katie Leede is perfect for any season.

Katie Leede living room

Dreamy textures,

Katie Leede beach house

Unique accessories,

Katie Leede beach house

And the perfect, enviable details that make a space really shine are all hallmarks of this designer’s style.

Katie Leede living room

From modern spaces,

Katie Leede dining room

To those with a more traditional yet casual vibe,

Kaie Leede kitchen

Each and every space is wonderfully planned and altogether unique. 

Katie Leed bedroom

A stunning combination of color and texture makes this bedroom feel cozy and comforting,

Katie Leede bedroom

And antiques give it a sense of history.

Katie Leede bedroom

Large windows and unexpected art bring light and life to this space. 

Katie Leede bedroom

And a little boy’s bedroom becomes an imaginative haven–while still in keeping with the home’s signature style.

Katie Leede bathroom

This looks like the perfect spot to get cozy on a cool fall evening. Hoping you are savoring each and every day of yours!

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I will be in Pinehurst, NC Thursday as the speaker for the annual Neighbors of Pinehurst Book Club Luncheon. If you’d like a personalized copy of Slightly South of Simple, Lies and Other Acts of Love or Dear Carolina for yourself or for a holiday gift for a loved one, call The Country Book Shop at  910.692.3211, and I’ll be happy to personalize for you. Or preorder The Secret to Southern Charm! Signed copies will also be available through The Country Bookshop’s website

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Things We Love: Woven Texture in Every Room

Beach house living room
Andrew J. Howard Interior Design

Good morning, chic reader friends. After a rainy, rainy day yesterday, we are ready for a little sunshine and to get out and about. Nothing says “bright and happy” quite like this fabulous room by our friend Andrew Howard. This is also a room that proves the power of texture.

Blue and white sitting room with woven blinds
Suellen Gregory Design

Just a hint of it totally changes a room. Aren’t these woven blinds wonderful? They add the right touch of a little something extra.

woven texture coffee table in living room
Serena & Lily

You know we love our neutrals. What keeps them from looking boring? Great textures, of course! Just a hint of it takes this coffee table from simple to stylish.

Living room with vaulted ceiling and black pendants
Serena & Lily

Our hands-down favorite way to add texture to any space is with a natural fiber rug. From a formal living room to a casual playroom, natural fibers work well in any room.

kitchen with basket pendants
Studio McGee

Mixing up the materials is a great way to add dimension and style to a kitchen. We’re big fans of these great pendant lights.

Woven barstools at kitchen island
Lynn Morgan Design

Speaking of texture in the kitchen, these barstools are oh so chic.

dining room with bench seating
Jute Interior Design

Three-dimensional art always makes a statement. Baskets are a great way to make it unique. 

hanging rattan swing chair from Serena & Lily
Serena & Lily

I have a hanging swing chair just like this in my bedroom–and it is one of my very favorite things–and adds an air of fun to the entire room.

belly basket woven add texture
Serena and Lily 

We are loving belly baskets right now, especially when there is a pop of color added to them. 

outdoor shower at beach house with basket and rock floor
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Life is better with an outdoor shower, no doubt about it. A pebble floor and a basket full of shower essentials make it all the better! What’s your favorite way to add texture to your space? 

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“I’ve just discovered a wonderful author that I adore…A ‘don’t bother me, I’m reading’  story that has you smiling and crying for each of the ladies.” –Books-A-Million

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

In Good Taste:Massucco Warner Miller

ingt massuccowarmer

Good morning, friends! We hope you had a terrific long weekend! I ran to the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday and Sunday but was back in time to spend a gorgeous day at the beach with my boys. (As in husband and son!) The miracle of air travel! Kind of like the miracle of Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design… Fabulous!

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