10 Super Chic Home Office Spaces

Home Office with wallpaper
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Architect: Ross Piper Interior Design: Clary Bosbyshell Photographer: Emily Followill



Yup. There’s no doubt about it: Covid has changed everything… 


blue home office
Andrew J. Howard



We don’t know about you, but we’d done approximately three Zooms before quarantine. Now they’re a daily occurrence! But we have no complaints about working from home–especially when the home office is as gorgeous as this!


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Andrew J. Howard



Beautiful built-ins,


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Jenkins Interiors



Chic library lights,


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Collins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography



And cozy occasional seating,


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Design Atelier | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Emily Followill Photography



Create super cool multipurpose spaces that make the work day comfier, cozier and all together easier. 


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Mark D. Sikes



Plenty of natural light,


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Mark D. Sikes Interior Design



A touch of something fresh,


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Beth Webb Interior Design | Emily Followill Photography



And plenty of personality, 


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Beth Webb Interiors | Emily Followill Photography



Add up to a peaceful work space–in PJs if you please! What are your essentials for a home workspace with style?


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


Country Living magazine called Under the Southern Sky “One of 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring!” Perfect for: fans of beach reads, P.S. I Love You and anything by authors Jennifer Weiner or Elin Hilderbrand. I can’t wait to share it with you April 20–and Under the Southern Sky is available for preorder now wherever books are sold!



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House Tour: Andrew J. Howard Charmer


Cozy up in your favorite spot (one like this will do nicely!) and check out this beautiful house tour by one of our favorite designers, Andrew J. Howard!



If you follow Howard on Instagram, you know he’s super funny.



But his gorgeous designs are no laughing matter!



Few people blend color and patterns quite so well,



And every, single space is a feast for the eyes.



One of our favorite things about Howard’s homes is that they always feel happy. 



The right mix of sunny and bright, warm and cozy,



They aren’t just houses. They are truly homes, where family and friends gather, 



And delicious meals are enjoyed in the company of people you love.



This lovely blend of texture and pattern is the icing on the cake–



And a perfect pink bedroom the cherry on top! We could move right into this Andrew Howard designed home. What about you?


Eric Piasecki Photography


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


I am over-the-moon about my first starred review from Publishers Weekly! Can’t wait for all of you to read Under the Southern Sky on April 20! It’s available for preorder now wherever books are sold. 

From PW: Harvey (Feels Like Falling) delivers a heart-wrenching tale of love and loss in this tearjerker…Harvey brings her characters to life, including Greer, whose heartbreaking journal entries reflect on scans of the embryos and imagine the family she and Parker would have. These passages are particularly wrenching, making the book’s happy ending all the more moving. Fans of women’s fiction will devour this. (Apr.)


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10 Favorite Andrew J. Howard Laundry Rooms/Mudrooms

Andrew J. Howard mudrooms
Eric Piasecki Photography


With only four days until Christmas, we think now is the time to savor some of our favorite things.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Laurey W. Glenn Photography


Among them? Anything–and we do mean anything–by Andrew J. Howard Interior Design.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Lucas Allen Photography


Laundry rooms and mudrooms in many homes can become forgotten spaces.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Max Kim-Bee Photography


But, in Howard’s capable hands, they become experiences, 


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Max Kim-Bee Photography


Spaces that blend as seamlessly–and importantly–with the rest of a home’s decor as the living or dining room.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
David Tsay Photography


Pretty color palettes and vivid patterns create spaces that feel special,


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
David A. Land Photography


That make storage and laundry main events. 


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Laurey W Glenn Photography


And, in some cases, are so charming they become multi-purpose office areas as well.


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
Max Kim Bee Photography


We don’t know about you, but we’re hoping Santa brings us a sunny yellow laundry room just like this!


Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudroom
Max Kim-Bee Photography


Or, really, any Andrew Howard-designed space for that matter! What about you? 


Still making your list and checking it twice? We’ve got you covered…






















































It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.





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. 


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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!



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.








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!