The architecture of Paul Bates arched entrance or barrel entrance

So, yesterday was the big day. 

The architecture of Paul Bates wood paneled living room

Well, I guess maybe not the big day. We didn’t get married or have a baby or move or publish a new book or anything. 

The architecture of Paul Bates living room with wood paneling

But we bought school supplies, and, in our family, that’s a big, huge deal, a fresh start, a new beginning. 

The architecture of Paul Bates kitchens with wood beams and marble countertops

In buying school supplies, the details are everything. And what you pick is the foundation for the entire year. 

The architecture of Paul Bates kitchens with wood beams and marble countertops

In that way, buying school supplies is a whole lot like architecture. 

The architecture of Paul Bates kitchens withe wood beams

The plan is the start, the foundation for all the good to come. 

Paul Bates kitchens

And the details are everything. 

Paul Bates kitchens

As you can tell from these fabulous photos, from the traditional to the very modern, Paul Bates Architects know all about the importance of details in architecture. 

Paul Bates kitchens

Their good taste, evident in each one of these stunning houses, truly speaks for itself. 

Paul Bates dining room

From blonde wood beams that pair perfectly with steel windows, 

Paul Bates family room

To library paneling so beautifully executed it speaks volumes of its own, 

The architecture of Paul Bates living room with wood floors

Each details in architecture breathes life into the space. 

The architecture of Paul Bates porch with dining table

Indoors and out, good taste abounds. And, like back to school shopping, every space feels like a new beginning. 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We always love it when you stop by!

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Five Days of Giveaways!

We’re celebrating Feels Like Falling with five days of giveaways! To enter ALL FIVE giveaways, simply:

  1. PreorderFeels Like Falling from you favorite independent bookstore or online retailer.
  2. Email me at [email protected]

You will be entered in ALL FIVE giveaways–and will receive upcoming freebies when they’re available such as deleted scenes from Feels Like Falling, exclusive interviews, fun printables, great recipes and more!

We’re Giving Away:

Tuesday, August 20: 1 Signed Copy of Happy Hand Lettering, the fabulous new book by one of my favorite NC gals, Maghon Taylor of All She Wrote Notes! *WINNER ANNOUNCED OVER ON INSTAGRAM @kristywharvey!
Wednesday, August 21: A pair of Sassie Rocks Beach Babiesbracelets for you and your BRF! (That’s your best reader friend.)
Thursday, August 22: One dozen gorgeously decorated, undeniably delicious cookies from Southern Sugar Bakery!
Friday, August 23: THE VERY FIRST advance copy of Feels Like Falling! (To be shipped on Sept. 20.)
Saturday, August 24: A signed pillow from Craig Conover of Southern Charm’s Sewing Down South Collection–from Beaufort Linen Co.‘s August 24th in-store event! (I’ll be there. Hope to see you!)

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