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 living.

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.

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