Decking the Halls! And Life Lately!

Life has been so crazy lately with finishing up a few design projects, holiday festivities, and a 2 year old who takes the majority of my time!  He’s currently napping which doesn’t happen very often anymore, so I thought I’d take advantage and write a post!  Finding the time to write has been much harder than I expected but I am going to make it more of a priority from now on.

One of my best friends, Ann, was visiting from NYC last week and we definitely got in the Christmas spirit!  She insisted on helping us decorate for Christmas and it just so happened we were having my husband’s work Christmas party at our house last Friday so we were ready to host!  There’s nothing like having a house decked out for Christmas!  I thought I’d share what we did and a few pictures from life lately 🙂

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First stop: Get the tree!

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Ann hard at work!IMG_2771

The finished product!

The garland is from Michael’s..the Ashland Lit Garland with pinecones.

The star lights are from Lowe’s. Shop them here!

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This urn was a Home Goods find a long time ago, but thought it looked nice outside for the holidays.

The pillows were a JoAnn Fabrics find!  Shop here.IMG_2842

Pretty flowers!

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Our tree!

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Our Holiday Table!

Runner: Pottery Barn

White Furry Trees: Lowes

Reindeer: Lowes

Small Ornaments: Target

Mercury Glass Candle Holder: Home Goods

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My Bar Cart!IMG_2774

Love this martini shaker I found at Target!

And these napkins too! (Also from Target)IMG_2793

Boxwood wreath: Trader Joe’s!

Merry Christmas Garland: JoAnn Fabrics

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Our Screened In Porch!

Pillows from Home Goods

Car pillow from Target, a few years ago…They have lots of great ones this year though too!IMG_2791

This is probably my favorite spot in the house!  We love having a fire outside on these chilly nights!

As I said, we hosted my husband’s work Christmas party at our house on Friday.  I was so busy getting everything ready I barely took any pictures but had to take one of this cheesy garlic bread that I made (in the shape of a Christmas tree!) I saw the recipe at delish.com.  It was a hit!  I would definitely recommend it for your holiday party!

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We finished off the weekend by celebrating our friend James’ birthday at Oak Restaurant!  It’s is definitely a Charleston staple…the food is always delicious!  And I was loving this huge antique mirror above the fireplace!

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xoxo,
Kate

My Favorites from Hearth & Home Collection for Target

 

Well the much anticipated Hearth & Home Collection for Target from Chip & Joanna Gaines is here!  I checked it out in my local target yesterday and thought I’d share some of my favorites! I loved the galvanized metal, leather and plaid touches throughout the collection.

Let me know your favorites!

Home Decor

  1. Plaid Coir Doormat
  2. Vase with Flower Frogger 
  3. Glass and Metal Taper Candle Holder
  4. Woven Tassel Throw Blanket
  5. Glass Vase with Brass Wrap
  6. Round Wood and Wire Tray

Kitchen and Dining

  1. Striped Pot Holders
  2. Wreath Kitchen Towel Set
  3. Cast Iron Trivet

Holiday Decor & Gifting

  1. Gift Bags
  2. Plaid Pet Bed
  3. Merry and Bright Gift Tag Set
  4. Beaded Wood Garland 

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

I did a little bit of shopping on Friday at Ann Taylor Loft and thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.  They have extended their Friends & Family sale (50% off everything)!  You should definitely go check it out!

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I’m loving these jeans, have barely taken them off since I bought them!  They are the modern skinny…check them out here.

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And I bought them in the dark wash too!  See them here.

Scroll Lace Mockneck Top

I’m a sucker for anything lace so got this top in the green, thought it would be pretty for the holidays!  Shop it here.

Space dye sweater vest

And this sweater vest!  So cute!  Can’t wait for it to cool off a little so that I can wear it!  Shop it here.

Ruffle Sleeve Sweatshirt

I love this ruffle sweatshirt, I tried it on but it didn’t quite fit right.  I have a long torso and it runs a little on the shorter side.  Shop it here.

 

Found a few other cute things while I was browsing their website!

Spacedye Textured Sweater

Shop here.

Drama Queen Top

Shop here.

Eyelet Bell Sleeve Blouse

Shop here.

Kimono

Shop here.

Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

Project Inspiration – “Classic Nautical”

I’m beginning a new project for a client who describes the look that they like as “Classic Nautical.”  Think British Colonial…natural materials, blues and whites, beadboard, and grass cloth!  I’ve been searching for some inspiration and wanted to share some photos with you.  I’d love to hear what you like & dislike!  The home needs a lot of work but I will definitely share some before & after photos when it’s complete!

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This entry has the perfect combination of old and new.  Loving the antique runner and bench paired with the new pillows and mirror.

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Grasscloth!  I definitely think I want to do grass cloth in the master bedroom, but loving it in this bathroom too, especially paired with that mirror!

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I like the large coffee table in this photo.  My client has an existing coffee table that we will use and I like the styling in this photo.  The stacks of books, the hurricanes, and the orchids in the center.  Love a good coffee table!

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Beautiful!  the crisp white walls with the different shades of blue and the hints of gold (especially that chandelier) make for a beautiful room.  I’d like to vacation here someday!

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A simple British Classic dining room.  Love the bamboo chairs!

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Design Chic

This whole vignette is perfect!  The bird prints, the rattan chairs, and the navy chest create a layered and lived-in look.

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Another gorgeous living room.  We are going to add some built-ins on either side of my client’s fireplace.  I was originally thinking we would paint them white, but then I thought, how cool would it be to paint them navy blue?  Still working on the perfect color, but there are some popular ones later in the post!

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Another awesome tray styling!  This would be beautiful on a coffee table, bar cart, or side table.  Loving the combination of the basket, the coral, and the blue and white porcelain.

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This is definitely a little too funky for the project that I’m doing but just thought it was so cool!  Would love to see it in a beach house someday!

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Love these cute little stair lights reminiscent of lights on a ship!

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Here are some great blue paint colors!  Paint is a hard thing to choose so I always recommend buying samples from the paint store and putting them up on the wall before you decide!  Light can have a huge effect on how the paint appears.

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Tommy Bahama Fans

Wicker blade fans are a must in a British Classic style!

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Traditional Home

I love this bedroom.  The moldings, gold grass cloth, sisal rug, and touches of navy white.  The perfect combo!  Definitely “classic nautical.”

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Let me know what you think!  I’m definitely inspired, hope you are too!

Can’t wait to show you the before and after photos!

xoxo,
Kate

 

 

Happy Fall!

Even though it’s October 16th, it still feels like summer here in Charleston.  Despite the weather, we are all anxious for fall to arrive and people have started decorating their homes!  I have seen so many amazing fall door steps and wanted to share some ideas!  I’m still working on mine but will post when it’s complete.

Happy decorating!

 

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I love the rustic simplicity of this porch.  The mix of the metal and wood pots, the light colored green and white pumpkins with the topiaries creates such a perfect scheme!

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This brick home just calls for this grand fall decor.  I love the layers of mums, cabbages, pumpkins, gourds, and corn husks…it feels so rich and lush!

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Love this idea for some planters!  Such a great way to add fall color to your porch.  I especially love the branches added for some height!

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Such a simple decoration but adds so much punch to this front porch!

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Another great idea…apples and blankets!  Both are such a fun fall accent that can easily be placed to give that warm, cozy fall feeling!  One of my neighbors always puts a throw on her rocking chair, and I love the look.  Might have to try that this year.

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I loved this idea from Style Your Senses!  She created a pumpkin topiary with fake pumpkins, which is such a great idea so you don’t have to worry about them rotting (especially in this southern heat!) View her tutorial here!

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Love the mix of pumpkins and lanterns in this photo!  Such a great idea to mix pumpkins with faux pumpkins to add texture to your stoop!

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The front door in these images is clearly the inspiration for all of their front porch decor!  The mint green door, pumpkins and throw flows so beautifully with the white.  Such a simple and serene fall porch!

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xoxo,

Kate

Starting a Blog!

Hi, my name is Kate Miles and I’m so excited to be starting a blog!  I have been a stay at home Mom for the past two years since having my sweet boy, Jackson.  I feel so lucky to have had this time to spend with him.  Prior to motherhood, I worked as an Interior Designer for a large furniture store and I’ve missed it!  In the past few months I have started a few small freelance design projects and am hoping to continue to grow my business, Kate Miles Interior Design.  Through this blog I intend to share any design projects that I’m working on, interior design topics, mom stuff, kid stuff, travel, fashion, and our life here in Charleston, South Carolina! Here is a recent photo of me, Jackson and my husband, Quinton.

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Photo Credit: Gray Benko Photography

My Dress: THML from Escapada (I think they’re sold out but they have some great dresses!)

Q’s Shirt: Vineyard Vines

Jackson’s Shirt: Johnnie O

Looking forward to starting this journey!

xoxo,

Kate