House Tour: Carolina Cottage

Janie Molster Designs

Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know how the weather is where you are, but the past couple days here have been warm, sunny and absolutely gorgeous! We are having major Spring fever, savoring every second outside–and hoping that this warm weather is here to stay.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

Whether you’re really having summer weather or just dreaming about us, take a little mini-vacation with us today to this beyond fabulous Carolina cottage designed by Janie Molster.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

There is nothing like beach cottage, with all those historic touches, to take us back to beach trips of our childhoods.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

The thing we love most about this home is how Molster mixes those sweet, nostalgic touches–like wood paneling–with bright updated style.

This island is the perfect spot for sandy feet and pimento cheese sandwiches!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

Fresh watermelon and strawberries from a roadside stand become accessories in this kitchen. 

Exposed beams and painted floors lend a classic look, 

While bright linens lend fun, fresh vacation-worthy appeal. 

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

All I can say is that I wish I had seen this earlier… We had so many pairs of red Keds! What a fun way to incorporate them into the style.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster bathroom

Bold red and pretty marble update this bath, while hexagonal tile remains a throwback to a simpler time that’s still completely on trend.

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

Nothing says “beach retreat” like a fabulous kids’ room!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

Beach towel goals!! We can’t decide which is cuter, the towels or the basket!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

At the beach, driftwood really is the best accessory!

Carolina cottage Janie Molster

This utterly charming, classic exterior ties it all together–and, y’all, that view. This looks like the kind of place that has made a thousand memories and will make a thousand more. Thanks for touring with us today! We hope you love this Carolina cottage as much as we do!

 

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More About Under the Southern Sky

 

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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11 Favorite Kenian Finds

Kenian chairs on porch from Janie Molster
Janie Molster Interiors

 

Good morning, dear friends! It’s almost here! High Point Market!! It’s certainly going to look a bit different this year, and since many people aren’t going to make it there in person, we thought we’d bring the Market to you–starting with some of our fave pieces from Kenian Fine Rattan Furniture. This Dunmore Chair Rattan Frame is one of their newer pieces, and we’re totally obsessed! Indoors or out, this is a statement piece for sure.

 

Kenian dining director's chairs in Beaufort dining room
Smith Hardy Photography

 

This is my dining room, and, I have to admit: I bought not one, not two but three sets of bamboo director’s chairs before I landed on these beauties. They are perfection, and I’d choose them all over again!

 

James farmer design bedroom with Kenian chest
James Farmer

 

A good nightstand is hard to find. This Bachelor Chest in Antique Tortoise is the perfect blend of classic style, plenty of storage, and the right amount of surface area for bedside essentials!

 

James Farmer Design living room with grass cloth and Kenian bench
James Farmer

 

These charming Benches with Rush Seats are a blend of casual and elegant, British Colonial and Southern Summer! (And can we also talk about how Steel Magnolias is on this screen?!)

 

Amal Kapen living room in Blue and white
Amal Kapen

 

This sweet Kenian side table is one of our favorite, super versatile pieces. We love that you can turn it for a different size and feel.

 

Janie Molster design dining room
Janie Molster Designs

 

For the ultimate in fabulous dining and breakfast rooms, these Sidney Chairs are the ideal staple and can be covered in the fabric of your choice for extra customization.

 

James Farmer Design white kitchen
James Farmer

 

This Wicker Party Bucket is one of our absolute go-tos for entertaining! When we aren’t hosting (looking at you Covid…) we fill it with pretty potted plants for a pop of color on the patio.

 

Toledo Gellar blue and white living room with Kenian round mirror
Jessica Gellar | Jacob Snavely Photography

 

Kenian mirrors are some of our go-tos, and many can be customized in the color of your choice. This wicker mirror is a classic touch for an infusion of beachy character no matter where you are!

 

Amal Kapen breakfast room
Amal Kapen Interiors

 

Okay. So, yes, the director’s chairs are a forever favorite, but if we were going to go another way, these wicker chairs would be IT!

 

blue and white bedroom
Amal Kapen Interiors

 

Speaking of perfect nightstands… Especially for guest rooms (or very organized people!), this side table is the ultimate bedside companion.

 

playroom with Kenian bookcase
Smith Hardy Photography

 

We can’t get enough books in our house! This gorgeous Kenian English bookcase  is a true focal point that is great in any space. We’ll be sharing more from Market on October 16, but, in the meantime, take a virtual tour of Kenian’s showroom! 

Need more details about a Kenian piece or how to order? Shoot us an email to Beth or Kristy at mydesignchic @ gmail. com. (Spaces added to prevent spam, but please take them out when sending the email!) 

Kenian’s showroom will be open Oct 15-18th and anyone attending is welcome, appointments preferred, please contact Pam@kenian.com

 

Speaking of High Point Market… I’ll be conducting Vendor Interviews all day on October 16 to give you secret intel and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at some of your favorite showrooms–and with Market Execs. Don’t miss it!

 

 

 

ICYMI: Feels Like Falling is a USA Today Bestseller!

 

And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers! I am truly wowed by all of you. Thank you again for all your support!! I am so grateful for each and every one of you! If you haven’t picked up your copy, check it out now!

 

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