Natural Seating for Every Space

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

Good morning, dear readers! We are thinking of you so much as we all social distance and are so grateful for the connection of our online community now more than ever. What a gift it is to be able to communicate with all of you every day!

 

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

We are encouraged by the generosity and selflessness of our friends, of the way communities are pulling together for the common good, by the arrival of spring and by the promise of summer, right around the corner. 

 

Serena & Lily wicker chairs in Beaufort beach house

 

We are using this found time to catch up on some decor projects around our houses, namely organizing, streamlining and sprucing for the warmer weather ahead! Case and point? This sweet bedroom nook got a springtime facelift with these natural chairs, pillows, throws and darling basket from one of our very most favorites, Serena & Lily.  We adore the chic yet relaxed look of these cozy chairs and have already spent so much time curled up with them. This has already become our favorite home school spot!

 

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The fun thing about natural seating is that it doesn’t have to be terribly involved. Just adding a chair or two lends an entirely new look to a whole room without undertaking an entire makeover. 

 


 

 

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We couldn’t love our chairs in the natural shade any more,  but this indigo is positively fantastic also. 

 


 

 

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This is one of our favorite chairs in Serena & Lily’s current line. It is such a throwback to a classic beach house, updated for today. 

 


 

 

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And these stunning chairs completely define this dining room, making every meal an event.

 


 

 

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We are big, huge fans of hanging chairs anywhere, but especially in places like this where seating is needed but a view needs to be preserved. 

 


 

 

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We love this piece so much…

 


 

 

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That we featured this natural bench in our guest room. It lends an instant beachy look and is a piece we have loved more and more as time has passed. It is durable, convenient seating that created an instant sense of “finish” at the end of this bed.

 


 

 

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Natural fibers couldn’t be more perfect anywhere than in a nursery. They are wonderfully gender neutral and make the transition from nursery, to toddler room, child to teenager, effortlessly. How many pieces can say that?

 


 

 

natural seating in hanging chair in playroom from Serena & Lily

 

We have to say, we couldn’t love this swing (And pillows! And basket! And floor pillow! And throw!) any more in our playroom. A hanging swing made a difficult-to-decorate attic slant easy and whimsical, perfect for kids and adults alike. As we hunker down in our houses and spend more time here this spring, what could be better than that?

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Thank you so much for dropping by during this chaotic time, friends. We’ll continue to be here to (hopefully!) make your days a little brighter, a little more beautiful and take you somewhere new, if only for a little while!

 

 

 

 

 

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Looking for the perfect Labor Day Weekend read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

 

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If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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House Tour: Refined Row House in Georgetown

Sarah Bartholomew Design- Georgetown Row house living room

If, like us, you were loving interior designer Sarah Bartholomew’s house we toured here and here you will flip for this gorgeous Georgetown row house tour, too.  Every room is more beautiful than the last!   Take a peek!

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betchesand more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL The Southern Side of Paradise! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

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House Tour: Georgetown Row House Beauty

Sarah Bartholomew Design- Georgetown Row house living room

If, like us, you were loving interior designer Sarah Bartholomew’s house we toured here and here you will flip for this gorgeous Georgetown row house tour, too.  Every room is more beautiful than the last!   Take a peek!

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Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

 

Preparing Your Porch for Memorial Day Dining and More

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Preparing Your Porch for Memorial Day Dining

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Happy Memorial Day, friends! We hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing day with family and friends. Between the barbecues and sunbathing, boat riding and fireworks, we are remembering all the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom and all those who continue to fight to keep this country great! We are so grateful for the sacrifices that our troops and their families make every, single day of the year!

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Coastal Chic Makeover with Serena & Lily

Good morning, chic readers! It’s here, it’s here! Serena & Lily’s Friends and Family 20% off sale. You could say we are a tiny bit excited…. We love all that is Serena & Lily (We know you do too!) and, there is no better time than their annual sale for a quick coastal spruce, right?

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Whether you live at the coast, have a beach house or are simply looking to add a little bit more of that coastal vibe into your house (vacation all the the time, anyone?) Serena & Lily is the one-stop shop for all that is fabulously coastal without being kitschy. If you’re looking to add a little beach to your life, check out what we did! 

Serena & Lily in the Bedroom:

 

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 You know how sometimes you move somewhere and you get like 90% finished with everything and you just run out of steam? There’s no doubt that decorating can be a total joy. But it’s also a creative process and it can just burn you out. We were sort of like that with this guest room in our Beaufort house. We loved this gorgeous shell console and had the beginnings of a nice guest bedroom. We just needed to add in a few coastal touches!

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One of our favorite looks is a bed with no footboard–and something fun at the end. A chaise, a pair of chairs and a bench are all nice choices. For us, nothing could top this stunning Shore Bench from Serena & Lily.

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It’s perfect for a guest room in particular because it gives guests a place to sit to read, watch TV or simply put on their shoes. Isn’t it the perfect touch? Just add a Monaco throw in a beachy color, a couple Sarasota pillows and voila! Your guests will never want to leave!

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(Before)

This little area in the guest bedroom was particularly troubling. It needed a console, desk or table that fit the space and a lot of pizazz!

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After looking at consoles and tables and chests and desks, we decided to go with something a little bit different… a bar cart! In this case, the South Seas Bar Cart from Serena and Lily. We love using pieces we love in ways that are a little bit unexpected. Here, styled with favorite books and accessories, this bar cart becomes perfect for a bedroom. (And, hey, you can always roll it out for a party!) We love a little height and, for a space that can’t have a lamp, this vase works well.

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 But we think this Artichoke Table Lamp takes the cart to a whole new level! A previously neglected chimney wall becomes a focal point–with plenty of coastal flair! Plus, we love adding extra light wherever we can.

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Bedding is paramount, of course. In a guest room and especially a guest room on the coast, we love keeping things light and bright. The detail on the Savoy Embroidered Duvet Cover and Shams adds interest while maintaining that relaxing, airy feel. These linens are positively luscious! (Read: Our guests will never want to leave!)

Serena & Lily in the Kitchen:

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(Before)

Of all the rooms in this remodel, the kitchen was by far the biggest transformation. With seven layers of linoleum, no island, no windows and 1960s appliances, it needed some help. We loved the remodel, but it needed a little something. 

It’s amazing how just one tiny element can completely change the look of a room–and add so much coastal chic style! The Riviera Counter Stool in natural is just that extra touch that made this kitchen feel like, well, a day at the beach! The stools added much-needed warmth, perfect for spring. We can see flip flops and sandy towels in this kitchen’s future!

Serena & Lily in the Bathroom:

 

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My son’s bathroom upstairs was another case of major renovation and salvation. Converted from a closed-in upstairs porch to a bright, sunny spot for a little boy was so much fun.

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Nothing says “coastal” quite like teak. This darling Teak Step Stool is pretty and practical, making it easy to reach the sink. Rope baskets are the ultimate in coastal touches. The large one makes a perfect dirty clothes hamper! 

Serena & Lily in “Blogging Central”:

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This converted laundry and storage room is actually one of the most-used spaces in the house. Little Will does art and homework there and these chaises with lucite trays are perfect for working. The Brahms’s Mount Herringbone Throws at the end of the chaises are absolutely stunning, give a finished look and feel–and were one of the first things we ever bought for the house. That just goes to show that, when you get your “before” right, with gorgeous pieces from Serena & Lily, you don’t even need an “after!”

If you are looking to add a hint of coastal style to your space, Serena & Lily’s 20% off sale is not to be missed! Let us know what you pick–and we’d love to see how you use Serena & Lily in your coastal home makeover!

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