Purposeful Living With Design Chic

Beth and Kristy are the lovely, talented, and very tasteful mother-daughter team who make up

Design Chic

.  I'm thrilled they're here today sharing their insights into Purposeful Design.


Andrew J. Howard

Thanks so much for having us today, Jennifer! We love being able to share our idea of Purposeful Design with your fabulous readers -- and, of course, getting to be on one of our favorite blogs!


Andrew J Howard

Design, for us, has to have purpose. Otherwise, what's the point? With families and pets, kids and entertaining, red wine and, well, occasionally, eating dinner on the couch, our homes have to work with our lives. They have to look beautiful but also be able to stand up to some pretty serious




Tracery Interiors

Home is one of the very foundations of life, and creating a space surrounded by things you love is one of the best ways to express yourself and find meaning.

Tracery Interiors

We believe in candles and flowers, moldings and music, and using your fine china every day.

JK Kling Design

We believe that beauty for the sake of beauty adds pleasure and fullness to life and that those small moments surrounded by people you love add up to something really big.

APD Architects

It isn’t about the size of your house or the quality of your furniture – and it certainly isn’t about being perfect; it’s about creating a place that feels authentically you and designing a canvas that evolves as you do.

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Geoff Chick Architect - Jack Gardner Photographer

No matter what the magazines say, the right house for you is the one that's filled with things that speak to you, that make you feel your best.

Fairfax and Sammons

Because, at the end of the day, orchestrating your ideal life, finding purpose, and becoming your best self all begin at home.

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So very well said, Kristy and Beth!  Thank you for sharing both your thoughful ideas on home and these beautiful images.

I completely agree with the amazing

Design Chic

ladies that we enjoy our homes most when they feel authentic to us and our families.  And, I love their mention that this is not about perfection. Striving for perfection sounds quite unenjoyable, and this is all about our optimal enjoyment of  home.

Blue and White Monday with Design Chic

How exciting to have the lovely Beth and Kristy, from Design Chic, here!  Everything on their blog is divine, as is the gorgeousness they are sharing today.

We were so thrilled when Jennifer asked us to be a part of her series "Blue and White Monday." This timeless color combination is one of our favorites -- just like The Pink Pagoda! We absolutely adore Jennifer's beautiful blog, flawless taste and eye for design. Thank you so much for having us, Jennifer!
Blue and white. It isn't only for porcelain. We adore the classic color combination anywhere, but especially by the sea.
Burcu Avsar Photography
A pop of blue in a neutral palette adds life and depth. Aren't those round pillows so much fun?
Blue and white may be what we think of little boys, but the pale, soothing palette is a perfect choice for little girls as well!
Cathy Kincaid Design

One of the best things about a blue and white color scheme is that everything doesn't have to match exactly. As long as they blend, incorporating a range of blues makes a stunning statement.
Phoebe Howard Design
Just a touch of blue in an otherwise white room is one of our favorite ways to achieve that spa-like feel.
Phoebe Howard Design
What an incredibly relaxing place to lounge!
Suzanne Kasler Design
This kitchen could be even more delicious than the food that comes out of it.

This adorable child's bath is perfect for kiddos, but, when they are all grown up, the blue sink will still be beautiful.
Robert A.M. Stern
Blue water and white decor... A favorite blue and white!
Coastal Living

The blue and white palette from the sand and water continues seamlessly onto the front porch, creating a soothing sitting spot.

Ahhh... The ultimate blue and white. A sparkling sea and a rocky shore!

Thanks again so much for having us today, Jennifer! We loved being with you and your readers.

Kristy and Beth, I appreciate your being here so much!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful taste with us, and inspiring our Monday!