Top Ten: Details for Stylish Living Rooms

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Phoebe Howard Design

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you are poised and ready to tackle this week. We are so excited to share a few of our all-time favorite living rooms–and a few of the features that we think most great living rooms have in common. So take a few minutes, refill your coffee, and reset your mind with these stunning rooms that can’t help but inspire you to a more productive (and comfortable!) day. 

 

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Lauren Elaine Interiors via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

  1. A fabulous focal point. In this room, this beautiful fireplace serves as a stunning focal point. We love the antique feel. 

 

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Serena & Lily

 

2. A chic, well-decorated coffee table. Just take a page from Serena & Lily. They never disappoint. 

 

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Andrew J. Howard Interiors

 

3. Statement art. Speaking of never disappointing, Andrew Howard certainly doesn’t. His room are always chic, never cookie cutter, and, oh yeah, include truly gorgeous art.

 

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Timothy Corrigan Design via Architectural Digest

 

4. Something a little bit unexpected. From the multi-colored floor lamp to the fur chair, this room is anything but expected. 

 

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Jenni Kayne’s living room – One Kings Lane

 

5. Seating for limitless conversation and…

 

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Suzanne Kasler via One Kings Lane

 

6. A cozy chair just for reading. 

 

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Beth Webb Interiors

 

7. A little symmetry. Everything doesn’t have to match all the time, but, we have to say, symmetry sure is pleasing to our eyes. This Beth Webb beauty is symmetry at its finest. 

 

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Marshall Watson Interiors

 

8. Loads of personality. Because, at the end of the day, your living room is all about you and your family. From the museum-worthy to the party-ready, Marshall Watson lends every space personality in droves. 

 

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Anderson Cooper’s home in Brazil via Architectural Digest

 

This is a living room we wouldn’t mind visiting today. But, for now, we’re going to get back to work and dream about these gorgeous living rooms… What are your living room non-negotiables?

 

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Top 10 Blog Posts for 2018

top 10 blog post of 2018

 

Happy second week of 2019, wonderful, amazing readers! We want to thank you so much for making 2018 our biggest, best year yet. May 3, 2010 Mom and I posted our very first post, on natural fiber rugs, thinking that we would keep this little spot on the internet for a year, tops. (For the record, we love that first bedroom we ever posted, designed by the Suzanne Kasler, just as much now as we did then.) Eight and half years later, we have grown from two followers (Dad and Will) to hundreds of thousands, and we look forward to being here with you every single day! We are always thinking about what you are loving, what you aren’t, what’s new, what’s next, and what makes our hearts beat a little bit faster. We are thrilled to share our most popular posts of 2018 with you. Thank you for another amazing 365 days in the books. And here’s to the next eight and a half!

House Tour: Caroline’s Chic Hamptons Beach House

 

Top 10 Blog posts 2018

 

House Tour: Beach Cottage Chic

 

Top 10 Blog posts 2018

 

The Southern Side of Paradise

 

 

Creating a Dream Home–Down to the Last Detail

 

Top 10 Blog posts 2018

 

In Good Taste: Carpenter & MacNeille

 

Top 10 Blog Post of 2018

 

American Farmhouse Style

 

Top 10 Blog Posts 2018

 

House Tour: Blue Ridge Mountains Beauty

 

 

The Incredible Power of Flowers in the Home

 

Top 10 2018 Blog Posts

 

Celebrity Kitchens with Plenty of Style and More

 

 

Tour a Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage and More

Thanks so much, as always, for stopping by Design Chic today!

 

 

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Are you resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

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Top Ten Favorite Ways to Add Texture to a Room

seagrass bag adds texture
Ralph Lauren Home

 

Happy Monday, readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. We figured if anything could get your week started off on the right foot, it was a couple of cute puppies… And maybe a few of our favorite seagrass accents to lend a coastal chic feel to any space. Take a peek at these fabulous looks that add texture and style.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Seagrass rug in this Sea Island Home

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J.K. Kling

 

The perfect seagrass staircase

 

seagrass basket pendant in kitchen adds texture
Studio McGee

 

Woven Pendants Make a Statement over the Island

 

seagrass stool in kitchen adds texture
Milk and Honey Home

 

Seagrass Stools add Texture to the Kitchen

 

seagrass basket in kitchen adds texture
Terra Cotta Design

 

Stay Organized with a Seagrass Basket

 

seagrass woven baskets adds texture
Gary McBournie
 

Seagrass woven baskets at the end of a bed

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BHG

 

Riverside House Seagrass Bed

 

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Miles Redd via Architectural Digest

 

Just-Right Rug 

 

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Lee Ann Thornton

 

Seagrass Chair and Basket add Function to the Bathroom

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If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library, Who Am I?, September 13, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm with:

Diane Chamberlain, author of The Dream Daughter
Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of The Secret to Southern Charm
Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings
Lloyd Kramer, Director of Carolina Public Humanities, will moderate
September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

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Top 10 Pink Rooms for Valentine’s Day

Top 10 pink living room
Cullman & Kravis Design

 

The last few weeks might have been all about green and blue (We’re watching the Super Bowl right now and this is a great game!), but the next couple will be dominated by pink and red. To get you in the Valentine’s Day mood, we thought we’d share 10 favorite posts with fabulous pink touches. They are full of inspiration! To see more of each space, just click on the links!

This living room is a perfect example of how to do “pops of pink” without looking too girly or overdone. 

Top 10 pink dining room
Domino Magazine

 

We don’t know which pink in this dining room is our favorite, the fabric or those hydrangeas. Fortunately, we don’t have to choose!

Top 10 pink dining room
Emily Followill Photography

 

A pretty shade of pink in a fun pattern adds loads of life to this dining room.

Top 10 pink bedroom
Meg Braff Design

 

Pattern on pattern is always chic when it comes to pink. 

Top 10 pink bedrooms
Suzanne Kasler via Architectural Digest

 

The palest shade of pink is soothing and chic in this bedroom.

top 10 pink bedroom
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

A white bedroom is always in style, and these hints of pink take it up a notch!

pink beach cottage
Coastal Living Magazine

 

Love pink indoors? This Bahamas House totally embraces the pink look with a pale exterior that is eye-catching and beautiful!

pink window box

 

Our friend Elizabeth from Pretty Pink Tulips knows all about a splash of pink! Her favorite tulips add this season’s chicest color in any space–indoors or out. 

Top 10 pink porch
BHG

 

Speaking of outdoors, this porch is pretty in pink for sure!

Top 10 pink umbrella
Meg Braff Design

 

 A pink umbrella on a chic patio? Yes, please! This one has us in a summer state of mind!

Whether your team won or lost last night (or you were really just counting down the minutes until This is Us), we hope this pretty pink has started your day out on the right note–and has you dreaming of Valentine’s Day! Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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Happy New Year, readers! We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of your amazing support and encouragement over the past year. We love getting to know each and every one of you and can’t thank you enough for letting us be a part of your lives. It is a true pleasure! This year has been especially wonderful for me with the release of my first novel, and you can’t imagine how grateful I am to each of you who were so supportive. It was a dream come true, and would not have been nearly as successful without the support of all of our incredible blog friends. To celebrate a fabulous 2016 ahead, we thought we would share our top posts of the year. Happy reading! And, even moreso, best wishes for a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!

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