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 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

If you aren’t familiar with the talented team at G.P. 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

 

Mill Valley dutch door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


 

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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An Island Getaway for Savoring Summer

Melissa Ervin island getaway

Savor the last days of summer by touring this fabulous Island Retreat by designer Melissa Ervin. A charming cottage with a coastal palette and plenty of texture, this home hits all the high notes of waterside style. This is one you don’t want to miss!

Island getaway dining room

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway kitchen

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway living room

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway bathroom

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway bedroom

 

Melissa Ervin island bathroom

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway bunkbeds

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway bedroom

 

Melissa Ervin island getaway porch

We hope you enjoyed touring this gorgeous coastal home as much as we did! It’s a perfect place to beat the August heat with a cool drink!

THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY DESIGN CHIC TODAY!  WE ALWAYS LOVE IT WHEN YOU DO!

 


The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, 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 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

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 

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House Tour: Chatham Shoreline Oasis

Chatham house

Happy 4th of July, friends! Whether it’s on the beach, by the pool or grilling hot dogs in the backyard, we love celebrating the birthday of the land of the free and the home of the brave. The sight of that flag flying is always inspiring, but never more so than on America’s birthday. Speaking of inspiration, this Chatham Shoreline Oasis by the always amazing Patrick Ahearn Architect is absolutely full of it. Take a peek inside. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!

Chatham living room

 

Chatham dining room

 

Chatham beach house

 

Chatham family room

 

Chatham bedroom

 

Chatham bathroom

 

Chatham bedroom

 

 

Chatham dutch door

 

Chatham porch

 

Chatham pool

 

Chatham garage


Wishing you a day full of fun and fireworks!

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


4th of July SALES

 

4th of July Sale Up to 30% Off – horchow

Up to 70% Off  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

Up to 50% off   j crew

25% Off Sitewide one kings lane

Up to 70% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Spring Sale Up to 40% off saks fifth avenue

The Design Sale Up to 70% Off moda operandi

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the secret to southern charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, 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.

 

The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

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

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

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 

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Nordstrom Sale Begins July 12

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