Charming in Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill

 

Here’s something you might not know about us: We bleed blue. Not cobalt blue or turquoise or aqua, but that particular beautiful baby blue of Carolina skies, of our alma mater, the University of North Carolina. 

 

Chapel Hill living room

 

There is so much to love about Chapel Hill: the Old Well, the Bell Tower, Franklin Street, and now this stunning home. When the amazing, talented, (super funny) Andrew J. Howard designed one of the gorgeous homes in Chapel Hill, NC, home of the Tar Heels and at least half of our hearts, we couldn’t wait to share it with you!

 

Chapel Hill dining room

 

And, let us tell you, his work, as usual, doesn’t disappoint. 

 

chapel Hill dining room

 

Fun and whimsical touches–like this bold wallpaper–make a show stopping statement that breathes new life into this historic home, 

 

Chapel Hill family room

 

While original features like beautiful moldings, fireplaces and floors, are accentuated, applauded and never overlooked. 

 

Chapel Hill family room

 

One of our most favorite things about Howard’s signature style is that he has an amazingly firm grasp of color–and he isn’t afraid to use it. From deep blues,

 

 

To sunny, happy yellows, a mix of tones and hues create a home that is historic but never, ever stuffy. 

 

Chapel Hill bedroom

 

There it is, our favorite blue! It isn’t a Chapel Hill home without a bit of Carolina blue, after all. 

 

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Forget nooks. Howard creates moments, unforgettable spots for savoring life’s little pleasures–

 

 

And takes full advantage of every available space–and makes it fabulous!

 

 

One of our favorite towns… One of our favorite designers… We knew it would be a match made in heaven! (The southern part of heaven, that is.) We’re off to Pin these to our “favorites” board. How about you? 

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

There might not be anyone in the world who loves her hometown quite as much as I do. All the amazing people of Salisbury, NC were so supportive and encouraging when I was growing up and continue to be so now. I am so proud and honored that my books, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM and SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE, were #1 and #3 on Rowan County’s 2018 BESTSELLER LIST. Thank you, thank you to Wendy Persse and everyone at South Main Book Company for handselling my stories all year long—and to all the readers everywhere who allow me to keep doing what I love year after year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Salisbury and Rowan County! There really is no place like home!

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE!

 

House Tour: Midtown Atlanta Beauty

Andrew Howard living room

The city pied-a-terre is a right up there with the beach house or the mountain estate when it comes to dream houses.

Andrew Howard coffee table

And when it comes to pied-a-terres, this one, designed by one of our very favorite (and funniest!) designers, Andrew Howard, is the cream of the crop.

Andrew Howard kitchen

A Florida resident who has been tapped to bring out the best in some of the most exclusive homes in the Bahamas and beyond, this Atlanta project is just one of many stages on which Howard displays his range as a decorator.

Andrew Howard kitchen

He embraces the sleek and simple that the city demands,

Andrew Howard dining room

While still inserting his signature playful style to make it family friendly and fun.

Andrew Howard bedroom

Layered patterns and the right blend of color give Howard’s homes a dash of whimsy that is always welcome–and sets his designs apart from the pack.

Andrew Howard bedroom

Unexpected details like bold ceilings and a perfectly imperfect gallery wall make a statement while still allowing the expansive views of the city to take center stage.

Andrew Howard

When it comes to good design, the details aren’t something, they are everything. The scallop accent on this console table and the perfect balance of symmetry and asymmetry accentuate the beautiful wallpaper.

Andrew Howard bathroom

This pretty marble sink lends big style to a small space.

Andrew Howard bathroom

And a white marble bathroom becomes a showpiece in Howard’s skilled hands. 

Andrew Howard porch

This small but well-appointed balcony is the perfect spot to take advantage of a fabulous view. Just add a favorite cocktail for a perfect way to cap off a productive Atlanta day!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love seeing you here! 

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Livings best beach reads, to slip in you tote.

 

 

 

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House Tour: A Well-Collected Retreat

Good morning, chic readers! We have such a treat for you today: A fabulous, newly built Jacksonville, FL home designed by one of our favorite designers, Andrew Howard.

Howard told Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles: “I wanted it to feel like a collected home that had recently been updated.”

Taking a peek around the gorgeous house, we’d say he achieved that goal completely. 

Wood cabinets can make a home feel dark and closed in, but this light color is rich, gorgeous and adds warmth without feeling dark.

This chic banquette is the perfect way to take advantage of a stunning water view. We wouldn’t ever want breakfast to end!

This backsplash and counter scheme is anything but ordinary. As shades of gray go, this is the perfect one.

When it comes to blues, Andrew Howard really knows how to pick ’em. The layered look of this dining room proves that pattern, texture and color can really make the dining room come to life.

Deep blues like this are some of our favorite color picks for 2017. They lend a masculine touch to an office that’s an alternative to traditional wood paneling and, with the right touches, can also be feminine and glamorous.

This spa-like retreat complements the beautiful ocean beyond the doors. The blues and tans bring the outdoors in beautifully.

Speaking of spa-like… This bathroom is positively stunning–and oh-so relaxing.

We think laundry rooms should be lovely if at all possible. Who wouldn’t want to do laundry in this gorgeous space?

One of our favorite things about Andrew Howard’s style is how effortlessly he infuses color into his schemes. This happy poppy color is both restful and fun–the perfect combination!

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

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

INTERIOR DESIGN Andrew Howard

ARCHITECTURE Cronk Duch Architecture

BUILDER Morales Construction Company

PHOTOGRAPHER Max Kim-Bee

STYLIST Liz Strong


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House Tour: Andrew Howard Design

Andrew J. Howard living room

We’re so excited to share a brand new house from one of our favorite (and funniest) interior designer friends: Andrew Howard!

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House Tour: Blue Crush

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 You know we love a cedar shake cottage. And when that cedar shake cottage is designed by our friend and one of our favorites, Andrew Howard, all the better!

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 We just love how Howard combines patterns and textures, furnishings and accessories in a way that is super chic but also family friendly and oh-so livable. 

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InGood Taste: Andrew J. Howard Design

Andrew J. Howard living room

 

It’s no secret that we are crazy for Phoebe and Jim Howard. So it seems to follow that we would positively adore the fabulous designs of their son, Andrew J. Howard. He may have  famous parents, but his inspiring designs stand all on their own. Andrew Howard’s fresh, relaxed style with a coastal touch makes it easy for us to say that this designer’s work is in good taste!
 

 

Andrew J. Howard living room

 

Andrew J. Howard living room

 

Andrew J. Howard living room

 

 

Andrew J. Howard dining room

 

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 Andrew J. Howard kitchen

 

Andrew J. Howard kitchen

 

 

 

Andrew J. Howard bedroom

 

 

Andrew J. Howard bedroom

 

We hope you are all recovering from a fun-filled holiday. Just a few days until we get to celebrate again!
 

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