10 Favorite Lori Paranjape Designed Rooms

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Happy Monday, chic readers! We hope you had the best weekend and are ready for a wonderful week ahead! We love starting the week by focusing on some of our favorite things


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These gorgeous rooms by Lori Paranjape of Redo Home + Designs are full of light and life that is sure to get your week started off on the right foot!


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If there’s anywhere we love a clean, white, uniform space, it’s the kitchen. So much happens in the heart of the home that, for us, a calming palette is lovely. But the texture, accents and details create a look that’s far from simple.


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This is the refrigerator of our dreams. I wonder if we could keep it that clean and organized


Lori Paranjape wine cellar
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Far from a dark and dingy cellar, this wine storage is stunning! We would love to have a spot just like this!


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From toddlers to puppies and everything in between, there are so many times that a built-in gate would be absolutely paramount. And this one is so pretty!


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Another crisp kitchen is accented by happy pops of color from nature. Lemonade, anyone?


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These green cabinets are fresh, fun and positively charming!


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Color pops in all the right places give a unique and fabulous feel. 


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I am always, always looking for places to put more bookshelves! There are never enough. This charming library is the perfect place to curl up with a good book–and display favorite treasures along the way. We hope this post gives you tons of inspiration–and has you thinking about some of your favorite things this Monday.


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

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More About Under the Southern Sky


Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.







House Tour: Breathtaking Morgan Harrison Designed Home

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There are a few elements of a home that instantly signal to us that we’re going to love it. One of those elements? A free-hanging staircase. It’s the ultimate welcome to a stunning space–and when it’s complemented by a fabulous mix of modern decor and traditional details and accents, all the better. Morgan Harrison hasn’t overlooked one, single thing in this breathtaking, grand and glorious home so beautifully captured by Jane Beiles Photography


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Giant statement art is always a winner–but, in this room, it’s hard to pick a favorite detail. We want to look again and again!


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A bold color palette defines this stunning home,


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And a gracious, well-proportioned use of space creates a natural flow.


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Light fills every corner,


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And clever elements–like a stunning shelf that appears to be floating from the ceiling–create a feeling of space and openness.


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A united color palette creates rooms that flow seamlessly from one to the other,


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And bold focal points define every space–even the kitchen.


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A glorious shade of gray creates a calming, homey retreat,


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Ideal for entertaining


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And even the powder room is a study in elegance. 


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Speaking of elegance… the exterior is equally as fabulous as the interior. What’s your favorite room? We couldn’t possibly pick a favorite–and think Morgan Harrison has outdone herself in every space!


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

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Artists We Love: Brush Studio’s Tamra Lewis

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


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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–


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And her stunning art always makes us smile!


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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!



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Tour a Gorgeous Home in Atlanta from Harrison Design

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Tour a Gorgeous Atlanta Home from Harrison Design

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bedroom and bedding from Serena & Lily


Creating a Relaxing Bedroom Retreat

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Stay-at-Home Style

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Liza Hathaway abstract art for a cause


Liza Hathaway Art for a Cause-20% of her proceeds will Benefit the Maryland Food Bank

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In Good Taste: Lucy Williams Abstract Art

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If you’re a long-time reader of Design Chic, you probably know that we don’t like to play favorites. But sometimes… Well, sometimes we just can’t help it!

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Lucy Williams is one of those people who you simply can’t help but look at with wonder. 

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An incredible designer whose moodboards even inspire awe, 

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Who can mix patterns and textures with ease to create a totally customized look, 

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And who is a genuinely kind, supportive friend, and incredible blogger to boot, she is a one of our go-tos for inspiration in every sense of the word.

Lucy Williams interiors

We’re especially loving her incredible work at the Ronald McDonald House! (See what we mean?)

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Oh–and did we mention she’s one of our favorite artists? If you’re in the Richmond area (Or if you aren’t, make a trip!) be sure to go meet our friend Lucy on October 4 from 6-8pm at Palette Paint & Home in Richmond, Va. More than 40 paintings will be on display. Don’t miss it!

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In the meantime, check out a few of these gorgeous examples of her stunning artwork!

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Lucy Williams art


Lucy Williams art


Lucy Williams art

For more about the reception–or more about her art and design work–check out Lucy’s fabulous site!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!


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November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm




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July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

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October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 




House Tour: Brookwood Hills Beauty

Brookwood Hills House Tour

We talk a lot on Design Chic about combining the old with the new. Grandmother’s silver on your Saarinen table, fun buffet lamps on an antique buffet, a new, shiny bar cart filled with Grandfather’s decanters. There are so many fantastic ways to incorporate the old with the new on the inside. But, on the outside? It’s harder to pull off. Perhaps that’s why we’re so enchanted with Kevin and Lee Kleinhelter’s gorgeous Atlanta home. (We’ve talked about Lee’s Good Taste before.) It’s streamlined and modern but still feels familiar. 

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And, inside, it gets even better.

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We literally love every inch. Take a peek for yourself!

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Steel windows are so chic to us. Love, love them!

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And these barstools? What a find! We can sort of picture how excited Lee must have been when she found these!

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That chandelier? Do we even have to say it? Delicate, whimsical… It’s perfect!

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One of our favorite things about this house is that it doesn’t “have to” anything. It doesn’t have to feel Hollywood Regency in the kitchen and then carry that through the rest of the house. It exudes the feeling that it was filled with pieces out of true love, not obligation.

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We bet every kid in town wants to sleep over in these bunks.

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The orange is so good. And not too matchy or contrived. 

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All that glitters… You know the rest.


We want to have the guts to paint a room black. We really do. But when it’s presented as painting a room black and gold… Well, now we’re thinking we could do it!

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The floor is utter brilliance. No one needs to talk us into that!

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Coolest ping pong table ever. We want this. And one of those lucite foosball tables. And maybe that sheep. And the painting. We could go on like this for awhile…

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Awwww! Why stop now? We want that dog too! What a gorgeous color! So simple. So chic. We mean the room. But the dog too.

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On the verge of needing to call the paramedics.

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Yellow=love. We are OBSESSED with yellow right now.

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Dear Lee Kleinfelter, we know we don’t really know each other, but we’d like to move into this yellow room, please. Or any of the rest of the rooms in this house.

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This bathroom feels modern and fresh. But somehow familiar too, right? We think that’s what creating a home is all about!

Source: Atlanta Homes Magazine

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In Good Taste: Brian Brady Design

If, for you, relaxation is all about a water view, then this is the room for you. Interiors as soothing and spectacular as the exteriors make this space feel like and instant vacation. 

But we’re learning that when you’re in a space by Brian Brady Design, every day suddenly feels like a holiday. 

Chic yet comfortable living spaces seem to be a hallmark of this designer and architect.

And there is no doubt that his work is in good taste. 

Architectural details abound in these perfectly curated homes, and the art hanging on the walls is just a beautiful as the touches that make these spaces so unique.

Mixed in with his classical architecture and classic interiors are moments of the unexpected. It is those moments that make these spaces unforgettable.

Leather is a chic staple but can tend to look heavy. These chairs incorporate this favorite in a way that takes up very little visual space.

White and bright is the mainstay of this kitchen, but these unique pendants give the eye an immediate place to go.

This lovely master bedroom incorporates classic blue and white in a way that is soothing, spa like and classic.

A master bedroom sitting room is a luxury not to be squandered. We can’t think of a better place to ease into the day!

When it comes to design, the outside is just as important as the inside. The slate walk is a welcoming touch on this stunning cedar shake cottage.

The only thing better than a gorgeous house is a gorgeous poolhouse! We’d love lounging by this one all summer long!

Nothing says “summer” quite like a fresh coat of white paint. It’s a welcome addition all year long. We are absolutely loving the good taste of this fabulous designer. What about you?

Thanks so much for stopping by! We always love it when you do!


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