In Good Taste: Gil Schafer Architects

Gil Schafer designed kitchen with copper pots and wood island

 

Gil Schafer is an architect at the top of his game.  

 

Will Koppelman's apartment New York City  

 

Consistently on Architectural Digest‘s AD100, the winner of the 2018 Stanford White Award and the winner of the 2019 Arthur Ross Award for Architecture, this firm’s talent is well-documented.

 

dining room with wood beams  

 

In response to winning the Arthur Ross Award for Architecture, Schafer said, “Classicism is a language that endures from generation to generation, constantly reinvented yet continually relevant, both noble and humble, beautiful and useful, divine yet human.”

 

linen closet  

 

What a stunning thought, and one that we can tell this group of architects employees in their work.

 

bathroom with console sink  

 

G.P. Schafer focuses on combining architecture, interior design and landscape to create a cohesive, seamless look.

 

bathroom with mirror hanging on window  

 

Whether this firm is reimagining an historic home or creating one from scratch, 

 

Gil Schafer 's bathroom design  

 

Each facet of the overall design is flawless and perfectly suited to modern life.

 

 

 

From a charming Dutch door with exquisite hardware, 

 

 

 

To a perfectly placed vine,

 

Gil Schafer designed white clapboard house  

 

Not a single detail is overlooked.

 

Gil Schafer designed house  

 

Classic, breathtaking homes have never looked so good. 

 

Gil Schaefer design red brick Charleston home  

 

Schafer says, “Growing up, I learned that if a house is going to feel like home, it has to create opportunities for memories, even in the smallest moments of life.”

 

Gil Schafer designed home

 

We couldn’t possibly agree any more. 

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at [email protected] to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

 

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

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 evangelical 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 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 busted 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 the one that got away comes back, 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, wittiest, and 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.

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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 9th, 2019: Prologue Event with The Star News and WHQR, The MC Erny Gallery, 254 N. Front Street #300, Wilmington, NC, 12 noon, Free and Open to the Public. Book sales by Two Sisters Bookery
September 12-15, 2019: Southern Independent Booksellers Association Discovery Show, Spartanburg, SC.
September 13, 2019: Cover Reveal for Feels Like Falling! All day. Follow @kristywharvey on Instagram for exclusive giveaways and information. 
September 15, 2019: SIBA Gallery Writers Breakfast, Azalea Ballroom, Spartanburg, SC, 7:30-9 am, with Mary Alice Monroe, Lynn Cullen and Kristin Harmel, Emcee: Kimberly Taws Daniels of The Country Bookshop. 
September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.
October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.
October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.
October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.
January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 
January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.
February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.
February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC
April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

In Good Taste: Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects

 Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects entrance

Ike Kligerman Barkley Architect – IKBA

 

If you’ve ever built a house, you know that architecture is everything. 

 

 Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects living room

 

The way a home sits on a lot to take advantage of the morning sun,

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley dining room

 

The addition of beams and built-ins to a make an open concept feel cozy and just separated enough, 

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley family room

 

The brilliant way that the right paneling, the right molding and the right accents can make even a new house feel like it has a sense of history

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley family room

 

The stunning portfolio of Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects never ceases to amaze us. 

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley family room

 

Their work proves that the little things–like figuring out how to make the very most of a small space–are actually everything. 

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley bedroom

 

From indoor spaces that capitalize on both a charming slanted roofline and a killer view, 

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley porch

 

To a chic porch that doubles as the ultimate living space, 

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley porch

 

To a multi-purpose indoor/outdoor space with so much personality it almost has a pulse, these architects have a knack for creating truly unforgettable spaces

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley pool

 

We need a vacation in this exact spot, immediately if not sooner!

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley pool

 

Because the only thing better than unforgettable indoor spaces is their outdoor counterparts.

What is your favorite Ike Kligerman Barkley space?

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Thank you to Parade for choosing my forthcoming THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, releasing May 7, as one of “12 Big Fiction Reads Every Book Club Will Love in 2019!”

 

Things We Love: Classic Design

classic home-and-garden exterior

Good morning, chic readers! Birmingham, Alabama is one of our favorite southern cities, and this Birmingham House by architect James F. Carter gives us one more reason to add to the list of reasons we love this classic southern enclave.

classic home and gardens

With all the modern amenities of a brand new house,

classic southern home entrance

But the stately details that overflow with old southern charm. 

classic black-and-white entrance

Can you get any more classic than those black and white floors?

classic Southern entrance with bookshelf

Those stairwell areas are always hard to decorate. How many pictures do you need? How do you space a gallery wall? This bookshelf idea is totally genius!

classic Southern home with bookcase

How do you space a gallery wall? This bookshelf idea is totally genius!

classic Southern Home dining room

The classic design of this dining room is gorgeous.

classic Southern Home books in library

I am going to go out on a limb and say that I think these homeowners might just be avid readers.

classic Southern Home wood paneled library

Bookshelves in every room are the kind of statement we like to make!

classic Southern Home paneled den

This paneling is just exquisite. It’s hard to believe that this is a new house!

classic Southern Home bar with brass hardware

Navy and brass is a classic color combination that we can’t get enough of. 

classic Southern Home kitchen with brass pendants

It is perfection in the kitchen, the perfect shade to feel deep but not heavy.

classic Southern Home entrance

We think one of the major characteristics that separates the old from the new is hardware. This lock makes the door look like it has been there forever!

classic Southern Home bedroom

Sloping rooflines add such character.

classic Southern Home bedroom

Did we mention charm? Oh, the charm!

classic Southern Home nook

What a perfect little nook for working–or daydreaming. 

classic Southern Home bathroom

Classic details, beautifully implemented, are always in style. We think it’s safe to say that James Carter has gorgeously good taste.

What do you think?

Resolving to read more in 2019? Book 2 of my Peachtree Bluff Series, The Secret to Southern Charm is a part of the 2 for $8 sale at Barnes & Noble! Get all caught up before Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series, The Southern Side of Paradise releases on May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

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

 

 

In Good Taste: Thomson & Cooke Architects

Thomson & Cooke Architects entrance

Good morning! Flo blew the roof off, felled two chimneys, which caused interior water damage, but we’re all safe and sound and can’t thank everyone enough for their concern. Looking forward to being home for good soon!  We are getting our dose of good taste this Tuesday with the beautiful, classically chic style of  Thomson & Cooke. From soothing neutrals to updated metallics, beautiful built-ins to peerless porches, indoors or out, it’s hard to pick a favorite space.  Take a peek!

Thomson & Cooke Architects dining room

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects living room

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects living room

 

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects porch

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects house and garden

 

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


 

If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

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

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House Tour: Historic Beauty in Mill Valley

Mill Valley house designed by Gil Schafer Architects

If you aren’t familiar with the talented team at Gil Schafer Architects and the fabulous London based designer Rita Konig, you definitely need to keep reading!  Their portfolios are so bursting with gorgeous homes that it was hard to choose which to showcase first. But one look at this Mill Valley House,  we knew it was the one. The young couple who purchased the home wanted to maintain the original charm of this 1870s stunner while updating it for modern living. Take a peek and you’ll see that the dream team of GPSA  and Rita Konig achieved just that!    

Mill Valley house and garden designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley dutch door designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

 

Mill Valley historic home designed by Gil Schafer Architects mudroom

 

designed by Gil Schafer Architects shiplap bedroom

 

family room designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

built-in bed designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Gil Schafer designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

breakfast nook designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

kitchen designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley house designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley House designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley bathroom designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley bathroom designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley bedroom designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

porch designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

Mill Valley home designed by Gil Schafer Architects

 

porch designed by Gil Schafer Architects

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The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

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

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In Good Taste: Mark P. Finlay Architects & Interiors

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