10 Favorite Homes with Plenty of Curb Appeal

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal

 

Good morning, chic readers! If you could use a little inspiration today, check out the work of one of our favorite Architects, Patrick Ahearn. With an eye for symmetry and a penchant for proportion, Ahearn’s homes are always the height of timeless sophistication with tons of curb appeal. Savor every detail!

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect white clapboard house

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect white clapboard house

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect shingled house curb appeal with window box

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Can’t get enough of Ahearn’s gorgeous style? Add Timeless to your holiday list–or, better yet, get a copy for a friend!

 

 

Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living

 

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In Good Taste: Heather Chadduck Interiors

Heather Chadduck Interiors entry
Laurey Glenn Photography

 

If you’re hanging on to these dwindling beach days like we are, then this gorgeous Heather Chadduck Interiors entryway is giving you all the feels right now!

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors blue and white living room
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

But, really, Heather Chadduck’s style does that no matter what our mood. 

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors living room in blue and white
Peter Frank Edward Photography

 

From a grand and gracious living room,

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors kitchen with chalkboard
Tim Street Porter Photography

 

To a laid-back and charming kitchen,

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors kitchen with antique table island and shiplap
Laurey Glenn Photography

 

A touch of rustic charm,

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors breakfast room with banquette
David Hillegas Photography

 

To a bright nook for dining,

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors bedroom
David Hillegas Photography

 

Her fabulous combination of layers, patterns, and style, style, style always catches our eye!

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors bedroom
Rett Peek Photography

 

Chadduck is an expert at mixing feels and materials to create a collected look that’s always original and never boring. 

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors bunkroom
Rett Peek Photography

 

Speaking of… Have you ever seen anything as cute as these bunk beds? Perfect for kids or grown-ups!

 

Heather Chadduck Interiors bathroom with freestanding tub
Rett Peek Photography

 

A soaking spot for Mom (and, let’s face it, toddlers too!),

 

mudroom with shiplap
Laurey Glenn Photography

 

A charming catch-all for dirty feet, backpacks and furry friends, 

 

porch with dining table and wicker chairs and lantern
Laurey Glenn Photography

 

And a breathtaking, too-good-to-be-true porch, all come to life under the watchful eye of one of our favorite designers. We are more certain than ever that Heather Chadduck’s work is always in good taste!

 

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Speaking of High Point Market… I’ll be conducting Vendor Interviews all day on October 16 to give you secret intel and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks at some of your favorite showrooms–and with Market Execs. Don’t miss it!

Feels Like Falling is a USA Today Bestseller!

AND  IS A PART OF TARGET’S 2 FOR 1 SALE!!

And an American Book Association Bestseller… And a Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller… And a Bookscan Bestseller… And it’s all because of YOU! So alllll the thank yous, my wonderful readers! I am truly wowed by all of you. Thank you again for all your support!! I am so grateful for each and every one of you! If you haven’t picked up your copy, check it out now!

 

 

TOUR a Janie Molster Designed Carolina Cottage

Janie Molster designed Carolina cottage

 

TOUR a Janie Molster Designed Carolina Cottage

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Serena & Lily blue and white bedroom

 

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Roasted carrot recipe from Rose & Ivy
Alison Engstrom Photography

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FAVORITE Fashions for Fall

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Preorder My Seventh Novel Under the Southern Sky and fill out this form to receive a signed bookplate, 5×7 cards of Under the Southern Sky Quotes and gorgeous 5×7 card of the Maren Devine painting of the Under the Southern Sky cover–and be automatically entered in allll the giveaways!

Under the Southern Sky Giveaways:

September: 3 Winners Will Receive a Copy of Feels Like Falling and a Feels Like Falling Candle

October: 25 Winners Will Receive a Pair of Under the Southern Sky Sunnies

November: 1 Winner Will Receive a Fabulous Box of Sea Oats Candle CompanyGoodies including Candles, Soap, and Room Spray

December: 25 Winners Will Receive an I Read KWH Tote Bag

January: 2 Winners Will Receive a Set of SIX Books from Gallery Books (A mix of advance copies and new releases) including an advance copy of Under the Southern Sky

February: 25 Winners Will Receive and I Read KWH Tote Bag AND a Pair of Southern Sky Sunnies

March: Laura Park Tote Bag and Beach Towel

April: Surprise Grand Prize!

*And lots of other fun surprises along the way!*

 

More about Under the Southern Sky:

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

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In Good Taste: Brady Design

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

Wait… Are we on vacation? This room certainly makes it feel like it, doesn’t it? That calming color palette, all that light, and, obviously, that view. If you could use a break from your day, check out the good taste of Brady Design!

 

 

You know how we adore designers with versatility, and Brady Design is exactly that. From the glamorous to the relaxed and beachy, they pull off every look with aplomb.

 

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

We’re loving this living room with touches of dark wood in all the right places, 

 

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

And the upscale yet laid-back vibe of this family room.

 

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

A pretty sitting room with a view is the perfect place for cocktails and conversation as the temps get cooler and the indoors more inviting. 

 

Brady Interiors Living room in blue and white

 

This whole room is study in soothing style! We’re loving the blue and white striped pillows!

 

Brady design kitchen

 

Of all the places in our house that we want to be clean and streamlined, the kitchen takes the cake. 

 

Brady design kitchen

 

A pop of color and pattern in the breakfast room is the perfect complement–

 

Brady design dining room in blue and white

 

Especially when it opens up to an idyllic outdoor space!

 

Brady design Living room in blue and white

 

We’re huge fans of framed photographs for adding whimsy and setting the tone. 

 

Brady design Living room in blue and white

 

And hand-painted walls are a chic and unique touch.

 

Brady design Living room in blue and white

 

A splash of color in an otherwise neutral room adds so much interest–and makes it easy to switch things up for a new season.

 

Brady design Living room in blue and white

 

We are absolutely in love with this paneled library. In fact, we can’t get enough of Brady Design’s good taste. What about you?

 

Marco Ricca Studio Photography

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Noteworthy in Neutral

Mark D. Sikes

 

In interiors and art, fashion and landscapes, we’re huge fans of neutrals. 

 

Mark D. Sikes

 

From a reading room that wows,

 

Studio McGee | Lucy Call Photography

 

 

To a kitchen that shines,

 

Pickering House Interiors | David Christensen Photography | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 

A bedroom for contemplation, 

 

Effortless Style

 

To a dining room for friends,

 

Serena & Lily

 

Neutrals in decor work anywhere, any time, any place.

 

Paloma & Co art

 

And, as we all know, animal prints are neutrals too! We’re swooning over this gorgeous leopard,

 

 

And loving this J. Crew popover dress in leopard dot for the ultimate in casual, comfy fall style.

 

Neutral Nail Polish

 

Nails are always nice in neutral,

 

Lionello DelPiccolo Photography

 

And landscapes positively wow. From the desert…

 

Dane Deaner Photography

 

To the beach, there’s nowhere we don’t love neutrals. What about you?

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Looking for a good book to carry you into fall? I’d love it if you checked out one of mine: Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, The Peachtree Bluff Series (Slightly South of Simple, The Secret to Southern Charm, The Southern Side of Paradise) or Feels Like Falling. And I’m so excited that my seventh novel, Under the Southern Sky, will be releasing April 20, 2021 and is available for preorder now. The cover will be revealed September 23, so mark your calendar!

 

 

 

House Tour: Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff living room

 

First things first: A very happy birthday to my Design Chic partner and the best mom ever, Beth!

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff round table in entry

 

This seems like a very fitting post to celebrate her birthday because, if she had her way, she’d be blowing out candles in Palmetto Bluff!

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff bookcase with white decor

 

Last year, I planned a birthday trip for her to Harbour Island, to one of India Hicks’s gorgeous houses. Weeks before we were supposed to leave, Hurricane Dorian struck. You probably can guess how this story ends…

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff living room in blue and white

 

But, really, she just wanted to go to Palmetto Bluff. So, today, it seems like a great time for us to all go and celebrate Mom’s birthday together in this gorgeous Sarah Bartholomew-designed home this is the kind of place birthday dreams are made of.

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white kitchen

 

A soothing coastal color palette with all the gorgeous finishes that make a home warm and lovely set the tone.

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white bedroom

 

This stunning suite is ideal for getting a good night’s sleep,

 

Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white bedroom

 

Returning some good, old fashioned correspondence (Preferably writing thank you notes for amazing birthday gifts),

 

Sarah Bartholomew design bathroom

 

Or soaking away the stress of a long day in a calming retreat.

 

Sarah Bartholomew porch swing

 

But, if you’ve been to Palmetto Bluff, you know that the best part of all is the perfect porches, just right for waving to friends and passersby while savoring the last days of the season.

Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!

 

Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design

J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

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MORE Favorite Projects from Sarah Bartholomew

 

And in case you missed our friend Tina of THE ENCHANTED HOME’s Palmetto Bluff HOUSE TOUR You Can Check it out HERE

 

HUGE thank you to Today.com for featuring my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling–and me! Need a great end-of-summer read? Check out my instant USA TODAY Bestselling Feels Like Falling and vacation to the fictional beaches of Cape Carolina–without leaving your couch. Looking to write a novel? Check out these 8 awesome tips by favorite authors!

 

 

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In Good Taste: Jenny Keenan Design

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

When it comes to great designers, one of the hallmarks of the very best is something that can be so hard to achieve: range. 

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

Jenny Keenan is one of those rare designers that has it in droves, and is capable of creating spaces that meet any client’s needs. From classic and gorgeous in blue and white,

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white living room

 

To that fabulous, always-in-style, British Colonial vibe,

 

Jenny Keenan Design kitchen

 

Bright and airy kitchens with touches of antique charm,

 

Jenny Keenan Design blue and white kitchen

 

To streamlined spaces with bright pops of color.

 

Jenny Keenan Design white shiplap kitchen

 

We love how she adds eye-catching modern touches into this classic, beachy space,

 

Jenny Keenan Design dining room with shiplap ceiling

 

For a fresh look that transforms a home for a new season.

 

Jenny Keenan Design dining room

 

Color and whimsy always catch our eye,

 

Jenny Keenan Design bunkbed

 

And a stunning, special bunk room for kids and adults alike only expands the fun.

 

Jenny Keenan Design built in bunkbeds

 

Beautiful in black and white,

 

 family room

 

Is always chic and cool,

 

 porch

 

While color pops create that instant bright, summer feeling, no matter the season. 

 

Jenny Keenan Design patio with chaise lounge

 

But, we have to say, we might love summertime outdoor living best of all… What about you? With taste, range and spectacular style, we think Jenny Keenan ‘s designs are always in good taste!

 

Julia Lynn Photography

 

 

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If you’re looking for a way to savor these last days of summer, check out my instant USA Today Bestseller, Feels Like Falling, one of:

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Goodreads’ It Book of Summer Top Reviewers Pick
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Working Mother’s 20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020 for Working Moms
Brit + Co 12 Books That Will Take You on a Literary Vacation

Beach Life House Tours with Ashley Gilbreath

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house living room
Photos via Holland Williams Photography

 

In any season, in any country, we’re pretty convinced that beach life is the best life. 

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house living room with stripe rug

 

And, if we were on the fence, this mix of beach houses by Ashley Gilbreath has certainly convinced us.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house porch

 

Light and bright,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining nook

 

Perfectly finished,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining nook

 

And with the right amount of laid-back feel, these gorgeous beach houses are the kind of place we’d love to lounge all year long.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining room

 

We adore the idea of gathering friends and family around a dinner table for a delicious meal,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house dining room

 

And each of these homes provides the perfect space for just that–

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house kitchen

 

Although we’re loving this kitchen island as a gathering spot too!

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house wet bar

 

A beautiful bar is not only functional but also the perfect, stunning vignette,

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house bedroom

 

And the most darling guest bedroom houses company in style.

 

Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design beach house porch

 

The best part of beach life? The great outdoors, of course! If you’re like us, you’re savoring every last drop of summer. We hope every moment is magical!

 

Holland Williams Photography

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Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!

 

HUGE thank you to Today.com for featuring my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling–and me! Need a great end-of-summer read? Check out Feels Like Falling! Looking to write a novel? Check out these 8 awesome tips by favorite authors!

 

 

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