House Tour: Andrew Skurman Architects

Andrew Skurman Architects house

Good morning, chic friends! Our friends at Andrew Skurman Architects have a treat for us today! A beautiful city residence that is perfection from the outside in.


Andrew Skurman Architects exterior

There is nothing like a first impression, and this one is totally on point and sets the tone for whats to come. The black front door juxtaposes perfectly with the beautiful tan of the exterior. And the trimmed boxwoods are the ideal accessory.

Andrew Skurman Architects abstract-art

Modern art makes a stunning statement in a simple entrance hall. 

Andrew Skurman Architects glass

We don’t love anything quite as much as a light-filled hallway. This glass ceiling accomplishes that in high style!

Andrew Skurman Architects abstract art

A black and white vignette is always on trend! 

Andrew Skurman Architects living room

There’s statement lighting…

Andrew Skurman Architects kitchen

And then there’s statement lighting! We think it’s safe to say that this fabulous home is full of it!

Andrew Skurman Architects kitchen

We love the clean, cool look of stainless in a kitchen, and this cabinetry takes the look over the top!

Andrew Skurman Architects kitchen

A beautiful bar is perfect for entertaining guests. We simply adore the copper sink! 

Andrew Skurman Architects bathroom

We can’t decide which element of this gorgeous bath is our favorite! But the architectural details in here definitely top the list. Those windows are incredible!

Andrew Skurman Architects staircase

A perfect, elegant spiral. 

Andrew Skurman Architects dining

Dining al fresco has never been so chic! 

Andrew Skurman Architects porch

Comfy furniture with a fire table keeps outdoor entertaining alive all year round. Do you love outdoor entertaining in the fall? Or would you rather curl up by an indoor fire? 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! 

In Good Taste: Beau Clowney Architects

kitchen Sullivan's Island - Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography


When it comes to standing out, it’s the little things in a home that can make the biggest impact.

dining room Sullivan's Island- Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography


And creating memorable details is what Beau Clowney Architects do so incredibly well.

kitchen = beau clowney architect
Julia Lynn Photography


Painted beams and a water blue backsplash add beachy beauty to this lovely space. 

Living room - Beau Clowney Architect
J. Savage Gibson


And natural elements from the sea combine with traditional blues for a unique feel that is casual and a little dressy all at once. 

coastal dining room
J. Savage Gibson Photography


A pretty banquette is even more beautiful in blue and white, while statement lighting unifies the space. 

 Beach house bunk room - Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography


For added privacy for kids and adults alike, it’s hard to beat these adorable drapes on the built-in bunks. Rope handles finish off the look in style! 

Beau Clooney Architect for living room
Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer


A beautiful fireplace with a stunning piece of art is always a favorite focal point for us. And the symmetry in this room is absolutely stunning. 

Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer


We love a house that’s designed to take advantage of every square inch of view–and shiplap ceilings lend a coastal feel. 

J. Savage Gibson Photography


Porches and patios are hard to beat when it comes to taking advantage of living in gorgeous places. These shutters are a chic and convenient way to close it up when it’s time to go home. 

Whether on the front, back or side, these architects really know how to make an entrance .

This classic style is so well done. We love the black and white with touches of copper. 

Speaking of welcoming, who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this gorgeous home? We know we would! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you. For more of these stunning designs follow Beau Clowney on Instagram!









House Tour: Tim Barber, Ltd.

house tour Tim barber

Good morning, our chic friends! We have just gotten back from beautiful Spring Island, SC after attending a gorgeous wedding for a family friend. 

Tim Barber house tour

In the wake of the fun and festivities, the parties and, maybe best of all, getting to watch our family’s youngest member ring bear his little heart out, we’ve been talking about weddings and what makes them great. 

Tim Barber house tour

In weddings, and in homes, the details, of course, matter a lot. The perfect song choice for the father-daughter dance and the right molding. A beautiful boutonniere perfectly pinned on a steamed lapel or an exquisitely angled library light. 

Tim Barber house tour

Petals lining the aisle just so and windows expertly chosen to let in all the light.

Tim Barber house tour

But, honestly, it’s more than that. The perfect wedding and the perfect home are all about the way the details combine into a message, a cohesive narrative that makes people feel something, have an experience they will never forget. 

Tim Barber house tour

We always say, at a wedding, that the one, single thing that truly matters is the bride and groom. If they are having the time of their life then everyone else will too. It doesn’t matter if the food is cold and it pours down rain and the caterer forgot to deliver the cake. The guests take their cues from the main characters and the memory is a fond one.

It’s harder to say what that one, overarching thing is that makes a home truly special.

Tim Barber house tour

But, touring this stunning one by Tim Barber, Ltd., we’d have to say that it’s the architectural details. 

Tim Barber house tour

So, sure, everyone that walks in the bathroom probably doesn’t consciously realize that beautiful wainscoting sets it apart.

Tim Barber house tour

But the takeaway is that feeling of having been somewhere that is finely orchestrated. 

Tim Barber house tour

We love to think that people feel well cared for and comfortable when they are in our homes.

Tim Barber house tour

Just like we did when we left this stunning wedding.

Tim Barber house tour

Because, just like that very important event in the life of a couple and a family is ultimately a reflection of them, of what they love and how they feel about each other,

Tim Barber house tour

We think the best houses are just the same. 

Tim Barber house tour

This home, from beginning to end, the front door to the back porch, feels warm and welcoming. What, to you, makes a home feel special?

House Tour Tim Barber, Ltd.

Interiors: Artistic Designs for Living, LLC
Construction: Hughes Construction
Landscape: Scenic Scapes, Inc.
Photography: Laura Hull Photography

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  Happy Monday!


In Good Taste: Brian Brady Design

If, for you, relaxation is all about a water view, then this is the room for you. Interiors as soothing and spectacular as the exteriors make this space feel like and instant vacation. 

But we’re learning that when you’re in a space by Brian Brady Design, every day suddenly feels like a holiday. 

Chic yet comfortable living spaces seem to be a hallmark of this designer and architect.

And there is no doubt that his work is in good taste. 

Architectural details abound in these perfectly curated homes, and the art hanging on the walls is just a beautiful as the touches that make these spaces so unique.

Mixed in with his classical architecture and classic interiors are moments of the unexpected. It is those moments that make these spaces unforgettable.

Leather is a chic staple but can tend to look heavy. These chairs incorporate this favorite in a way that takes up very little visual space.

White and bright is the mainstay of this kitchen, but these unique pendants give the eye an immediate place to go.

This lovely master bedroom incorporates classic blue and white in a way that is soothing, spa like and classic.

A master bedroom sitting room is a luxury not to be squandered. We can’t think of a better place to ease into the day!

When it comes to design, the outside is just as important as the inside. The slate walk is a welcoming touch on this stunning cedar shake cottage.

The only thing better than a gorgeous house is a gorgeous poolhouse! We’d love lounging by this one all summer long!

Nothing says “summer” quite like a fresh coat of white paint. It’s a welcome addition all year long. We are absolutely loving the good taste of this fabulous designer. What about you?

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

House Tour: Watch Hill by Ike Kligerman Barkley

entrance of watch hill house

Watch Hill House via Ike Kligerman Barkley

We hope you all had a very happy Valentine’s Day filled with love, or, at the very least, chocolate! If you’re looking for a calorie-free treat today, take a peek at this fabulous Watch Hill House by Ike Kligerman Barkley. Every room is more beautiful than the last!   

living room of watch hill house


dining table at watch hill house


kitchen at watch hill house


family room of watch Hill House


office of watch hill house


Beach house bedroom


free standing tub


beach house bedroom


Watch Hill porch


porch Watch Hill


Watch Hill Rhode Island House


William Waldron Photography

Thank you so, so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We hope your day is wonderful!

Want to know what people are saying about my new novel, Slightly South of Simple? I’m so thrilled to share this fabulous review from The Huffington Post!

“Writers come and writers go but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive Sisterhood of Southern Writers.” —The Huffington Post, Jackie K Cooper

Photo by Lindsay Corrigan


More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

HouseTour:Oyster Harbors


If you could use a little sunshine in your day, take a visit to Oyster Harbor with us!  This Massachusett’s home, designed by Catalano Architects is warm, welcoming and has a view so spectacular you’ll want to sit on the porch all summer long.

Take a peek and let us know what you think!


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