Tour a Beautifully Remodeled Minnesota Home & More

Bria Hammel designed living room in Minnesota home

Bria Hammel Interiors | Photography: Spacecrafting| Builder: SD Custom Homes

 

TOUR a Beautifully Remodeled Minnesota Home

bria hammel

 

outdoor porch dining alfresco Serena & Lily

 

PREPARING Your Porch for Fall

– serena & lily

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 

FAVORITE New to SALE Items

– nordstrom

 

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Links We Love:

 

  • TOUR a Sea Island Sanctuary Awash in Color   —  atlanta homes & lifestyles
  • FAVORITE Catchall Trays – – mark & graham
  • SALE up to 25 % off Bedding & Bath From Vintage Lux – – one kings lane
  • ORDERED This Dress at 60%OFF – – jcrew
  • EVERYTHING in Paloma’s New Shop is On Our Wishlist — paloma & co
  • THE NEW  Catalog –  mcgee & co

 

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If you haven’t read Feels Like Falling, I would love for you to pick up a copy for your weekend reading!

 

Thank you for visiting Design Chic! We always love seeing you here!

 

2019 Kitchen Design Winners

TOUR the Charming Home of Coco & Jack Design

Coco & Jack living room

 

TOUR the Charming Home of the Design Team of Coco & Jack

– coco and jack

 

 

Cath Kidston A Place Called Home

 

A Charming New Design Book Cath Kidston | A Place Called Home

 

Cath Kidston A Place Called Home

 

Cath Kidston | A Place Called Home

 

Cath Kidston A Place Called Home

 

Cath Kidston | A Place Called Home

 

Serena & Lily new arrivals white bedding and wallpaper

 

CREATE a Sanctuary with Beautiful New Bedding 

– serena & lily

 

Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography

 

CREATE the Laundry Room of Your Dreams

– mcgee & co

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

 

BIG SALE  Including These Fun Espadrilles

– nordstrom

 

Links We Love:

 

  • TOUR a Sea Island Sanctuary Awash in Color   —  atlanta homes & lifestyles
  • FAVORITE Catchall Trays – – mark & graham
  • SALE up to 25 % off Bedding & Bath From Vintage Lux – – one kings lane
  • ORDERED This Dress at 60%OFF – – jcrew
  • EVERYTHING in Paloma’s New Shop is On Our Wishlist — paloma & co
  • THE NEW  Catalog –  mcgee & co

 

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If you haven’t read Feels Like Falling, I would love for you to pick up a copy for your weekend reading!

 

Thank you for visiting Design Chic! We always love seeing you here!

Artists We Love: Brush Studio’s Tamra Lewis

Brush Studio abstract art

 

One of the glories of Instagram–besides the gorgeous images, of course–is the friends you meet along the way.

 

Brush Studio flowers

 

Tamra Lewis, the talent behind Brush Studio Art, is one of the amazing women we’ve had the chance to become acquainted with over the past couple of years–

 

Brush Studio flower art

 

And her stunning art always makes us smile!

 

Brush Studio

 

We adore her birds nests….

 

 

Swoon over her flowers

 

 

And think her wedding pieces might be one of the best ways we’ve ever seen to commemorate a magical day!

 

 

Tamra said, One day I had an overwhelming desire to paint and I never stopped.  

 

 

I can totally and completely relate to this. That’s sort of how I became a writer!

 

 

And her passion for what she does shines through in every brush stroke. 

 

 

Our latest tal piece? The loveliest oyster you’ve ever seen.

 

 

For more artistic inspiration–and to meet a really kind, generous and wonderful person–head over to Instagram and follow @brushstudioart!

 

 

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!

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House Tour: Farmhouse Charm by Anelle Gandelman

 

We love the beach. You know we do. The mountains, too. But one of our bucket list spots is, for sure, a farmhouse.

 

 

Eclectic and lovely, the right mix of old and new, we can’t get enough of this gorgeous farmhouse by Anelle Gandelman. 

 

 

This is the sort of kitchen where wildflowers are necessary, where fresh produce resides only for long enough to get it onto someone’s plate, and rustic beams add character in droves. 

 

 

But this is a house that knows how to dress up for a fancy dinner too, 

 

 

That can carry off a casual air and a more formal one with equal ease. 

 

 

A traditional color scheme combines with antique furnishings and a touch of pattern to pull off a stunning overall feel that’s at once comfortable and grounded, 

 

 

Where summers are spent and secrets shared, 

 

 

Memories made,

 

 

And deep, restorative peace reclaimed. 

 

 

While the interiors are a farmhouse dream, it’s the exterior that, as always, takes the cake. Deep green as far as the eye can see is nature’s perfect color palette–and we’d want to lounge with friends and family on this porch all year long!

 

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!

 

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Chic Chat: Anelle Gandelman of A-List Interiors

ANELLE GANDELMAN kitchen and dining nook with lantern

ANELLE GANDELMAN – A-LIST INTERIORS

From Parsons to DwellStudio, Sotheby’s to A-List Interiors, talented interior designer (and savvy businesswoman) Anelle Gandelman has been on the fast-track to success since immigrating to the US at age 17. Read on to find out about her inspirational journey, why travel sparks her creativity and her biggest challenge as a designer


1. How did you get started as a designer?

I did not take a direct path in becoming an interior designer. I was an artistic child, constantly painting and drawing, but I always knew I wouldn’t be happy as a fine artist and wanted a career that combined creativity with aspects of business. After high school I entered Parsons School of Design, thinking I wanted to be an art director at an advertising agency. However, while at Parsons I landed an internship with DwellStudio, a home furnishings brand founded by Christiane Lemieux, while it was in its start-up phase. I ended up working there for a few years after graduation, designing textiles, developing furnishings, and falling in love with all things home. I received an incredible hands-on education in both design and the running of a small business during my time there, but left DwellStudio to pursue a graduate program at Sotheby’s. While at Sotheby’s I developed my knowledge of antiques and contemporary art which led me to open an art gallery, representing emerging artists, in 2007. When the economic crisis of 2008 hit though, art sales became more difficult and I started providing in-home art consultations. These art consultations quickly morphed into interior design consultations which in turn developed into larger interior design projects and in 2012 I founded A-List Interiors.

 

2.Where do you get your inspiration?

It sounds a bit cliche, but my biggest inspiration is travel. I think it’s so important to leave my comfort zone and see things from other people’s perspective. I believe the more I see, the more trained my eye becomes at picking up on details and nuances that elevate the design of a room. Books and images are great but they can’t replace actually experiencing a space, whether that’s a luxury boutique hotel or a period room in an historic house.  

 

3. Do you have a favorite project to date? Or a favorite type of project that tends to be your favorite?

My favorite type of project is a large scale renovation or new build where we are involved from start to finish. It’s very fulfilling to take a home all the way from just a set of plans to a fully furnished turn key space, down to the last coffee table book. 

 

4.What is the biggest challenge you face as a designer?

The lack of standard business practices within the interior design industry and educating potential clients, who have never worked with an interior designer before, in what we do and the value of our services. This can be especially tricky, when furniture stores offer “free interior design services” and e-design platforms advertise low cost design packages.

 

5. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment to date? 

My biggest accomplishment to date is immigrating to the US from South Africa at 17 years old. That single decision set a completely new course for my life and made so many things possible, including the opportunity to grow the business I have today. 

6.Are there any designers that particularly inspire you?

I am inspired by Thomas Pheasant – his projects span a wide range of styles, from traditional to very contemporary, but they always feel classic and timeless. He has a way of creating rooms that are filled with beautiful details, yet they are never overstuffed and feel carefully edited which aligns with my own philosophy towards design. I also love the work of Parisian designers, Jean-Louis Denoit and Joseph Dirand. They both have such a strong point of view and I admire their ability to mix styles.

 

7. Go-to paint color?

Benjamin Moore China White

 

Ebooks or hardbacks?

Hardbacks

 

M&Ms or Skittles?

M&M’s

 

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

 

ANELLE GANDELMAN kitchen with lanterns over island

 

ANELLE GANDELMAN white kitchen

 

ANELLE GANDELMAN living room

 

ANELLE GANDELMAN wet bar

 

Check back tomorrow for more of Gandelman’s good taste and a super chic farmhouse tour

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!

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A Taste of Summer: Enticing Tomatoes

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Recipe
Mariana Medvedeva

 

Of all the delicious, enticing produce that our favorite season brings, we think red, ripe tomatoes, fresh from the vine, might be the most amazing. Warm or cold, there is the perfect tomato recipe for every mood and a way to enjoy the season’s most delectable fruit (Yes! Fruit!) all summer long. 

Fresh Tomato Bruschetta Recipe

yummly

 

Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes Recipe
Julie Pearce

 

Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes Recipe

– five heart home

 

Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pizza Recipe
David Neuscheler

 

Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pizza Recipe

williams sonoma

 

Fresh Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze Recipe
Markus Spiske

 

 

Fresh Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze Recipe

the kitchn

 

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Recipe
Williams-Sonoma

 

 

Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho Recipe

williams sonoma

 

We think we’re going to start with the bruschetta first. What about you? 

Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love it when you stop by!

 

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Looking for your next Summer read?  I would love it if you would pick up a copy of my instant bestselling novel, Feels Like Falling!

Tour a Fabulous Watercolor Home & BIG SALES

Paul Bates architect living room with beams
Paul Bates Architect | Liz Hand Woods Interiors

 

 

Tour a Beautiful Paul Bates Architect Designed Watercolor Home

– paul bates architect

 

 

Create the Perfect Dining Nook with a Round Table

– serena & lily

 

 

 

Shop the Designer Sale at up to 70% OFF

– nordstrom

 

 

Shop Favorite Items on Sale

– serena & lily

 

Links We Love:

 

 

 WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

– New for Summer & up to 60% Off SALE – serena and lily

 Up to 20% Off  – one kings lane

New to Sale  nordstrom

New to Sale –  shopbop

Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

New Collection  anthropologie

New to Salewayfair

 

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The Must-See Designs of Olivia O’Bryan Interiors

Olivia O'Bryan interiors design Jessica Glynn Photography bedroom design
Jessica Glynn Photography

 

 

 TAKE A PEEK at One of Our Favorite Portfolios

– olivia o’bryan

 

Serena & Lily new arrivals

 

150 NEW ITEMS From One of Our Favorite Stores

serena & lily

 

Bria Hammel Brooke & Lou cabinet with decor items
Bria Hammel Interiors | Photography: Spacecrafting | Builder: SD Custom Homes | Architect: David Charlez Designs

 

 

GREAT ITEMS TO STYLE  Your Cabinets, Bookcases and Cupboards

brooke & lou

 

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FAVORITE LOOKS to Update Your Wardrode

– nordstrom

 

Links We Love:

 

 

 WEEKEND SALES & Shopping

 

– New for Summer & up to 60% Off SALE – serena and lily

 Up to 20% Off  – one kings lane

New to Sale  nordstrom

New to Sale –  shopbop

Favorites for Your Home ON Saledesign chic

New Collection  anthropologie

New to Salewayfair

 

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