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Architect James F. Carter' s Birmimgham Home entry

 

Tour Architect James F. Carter’s Beautiful Birmingham Home

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Blank to Beautiful: Ken and Duke Tate

 

Happy Tuesday, chic readers! We hope you had the most amazing Memorial Day Weekend and got some time off to celebrate with family and friends–even if it was via Zoom! I can’t even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this incredibly fun interview with architect extraordinaire Ken Tate and his son–author and sales and marketing manager Duke Tate. 

 

 

This dynamic father-son duo is overflowing with talent. Listen in as I chat with them about what it’s like to work together in a family business, what project Ken still has on his wishlist and get insight into one of the most fascinating creative processes I’ve ever heard–that actually inspired some of the storytelling in Ken and Duke’s latest collaboration, The Alchemy of Architecture. Check out more of Ken’s breathtaking work below. 

 

Ken Tate white clapboard house

 

Ken Tate White House with arched doorway and lanterns

 

Ken Tate guest house with New Orleans creole style

 

Ken tate porch

 

Ken Tate Porch

 

Ken Tate porch

 

Ken Tate Architecture out building

 

For more Ken Tate on your coffee table, don’t miss out on his too-gorgeous-for-words book collection

 

 

Check back next Tuesday when I’ll be talking with New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews not only about her incredible novels but also about the design style that has inspired more than one story!

 

 

Pool and beach season are officially underway! Start yours on the right note by slipping a copy of my latest novel, the instant USA TODAY bestseller, Feels Like Falling, into your beach bag! Already read it? My Peachtree Bluff Series, featuring a trio of sisters, their mother and a family secret that has the potential to reshape what it means to be a family, is a great choice. And Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm are now available in mass market paperback! 

 

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In Good Taste: Bill Ingram Architect

Bill Ingram Architect shingled house

 

Like great writers, musicians, composers and artists, so many great architects have such a flair that their work is immediately identifiable. Bill Ingram is one of those rare architects whose work varies to suit the needs of a client but still maintains that signature flair that is all his own.

 

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Bill Ingram Architect curb appeal double louvered doors

 

Bill Ingram Architect house and garden

 

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Bill Ingram Architect entrance foyer

 

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Bill Ingram Architect duck prints in bathroom
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Looking at these fabulous photos, we think you’ll agree that Bill Ingram ‘s work is in good taste.

 

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This Weeks Virtual Tour for Feels Like Falling

May 7: Conversations from a Page Virtual Event, 12 PM EST, RSVP Here. And sign up for the wonderful CFAP Newsletter Here!

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 9: 7 pm. Farmville Public Library.

May 10: Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.

 

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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!

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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

 

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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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