House Tour: Lake Burton Beauty

Lake Burton house tour TS Adams Architect

 

When it comes to places for the ultimate getaway, Lake Burton has to be one of the best. And this beauty by TS Adams Studio proves why. 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour entry

 

Talk about taking advantage of the view! This lovely living room capitalizes on every inch of waterfront.

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour kitchen with beams

 

And an eat-in kitchen provides the perfect place for dining with family and friends. 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour

 

Pretty architectural details set the tone, 

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

And creative uses of every space ensure that visitors are housed in style!

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

A clean, neutral color palette provides an on-vacation feel,

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour canopy bed

 

And chicly appointed bedrooms create havens for relaxation–

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bedroom

 

And take advantage of that peerless view

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour bathroom

 

From a long soak in a gorgeous tub,

 

TS Adams Architect Lake Burton House tour curb appeal

 

To a day spent out on the water, this Lake Burton Beauty has it all! We can’t think of a better place to spend the remaining days of summer

 

TS Adams Studio

Interior Designer: Coley Cuttino

Photographer: Jean Allsopp

Produced by: Eleanor Roper

 

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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!

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10 Favorite Amber Interiors Kitchens

amber Interiors kitchen with wood beams
Jess Isaac Photographer

 

Good morning, chic readers! Do you spend as much time in your kitchen as we do? It isn’t just the cooking. It seems to always be the place that homework is done and, no matter what we plan, where friends gather. (Maybe because it’s where the wine lives?? We’re not sure.) 

 

Jess Isaac Photographer

 

But, no matter the reason, we think that the room we spend so much time in should be one of the happiest, most loved and most attended to.

 

Amber Interiors kitchen with white pendants
Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

And, looking at these gorgeous photos, we’re pretty sure that Amber Interiors agrees!

 

Amber Interiors kitchen with beams
Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

We are people who simply need lots of sunshine.  So the gorgeous skylights in this beautiful open kitchen would suit us just perfectly. That range… Those floors… We can’t possibly pick a favorite element of this stunning space!

 

Amber Interiors kitchen with island
Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

From light

 

Amber Interiors with blonde wood beams
Amber Lewis Photography

 

and bright,

 

dining room Amber Interiors
Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

To refined yet rustic,

 

Amber Interiors kitchen
Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

Dark and moody,

 

Amber Interiors kitchen
Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

To chicly midcentury modern,

 

Amber Interiors kitchen
Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

Amber Interiors creates the perfect kitchen for every home–and has us teeming with inspiration for our own kitchens! Do you have any spruces in mind for the heart of your home?

 

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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!

 

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House Tour: Farmhouse Charm by Anelle Gandelman

 

We love the beach. You know we do. The mountains, too. But one of our bucket list spots is, for sure, a farmhouse.

 

 

Eclectic and lovely, the right mix of old and new, we can’t get enough of this gorgeous farmhouse by Anelle Gandelman. 

 

 

This is the sort of kitchen where wildflowers are necessary, where fresh produce resides only for long enough to get it onto someone’s plate, and rustic beams add character in droves. 

 

 

But this is a house that knows how to dress up for a fancy dinner too, 

 

 

That can carry off a casual air and a more formal one with equal ease. 

 

 

A traditional color scheme combines with antique furnishings and a touch of pattern to pull off a stunning overall feel that’s at once comfortable and grounded, 

 

 

Where summers are spent and secrets shared, 

 

 

Memories made,

 

 

And deep, restorative peace reclaimed. 

 

 

While the interiors are a farmhouse dream, it’s the exterior that, as always, takes the cake. Deep green as far as the eye can see is nature’s perfect color palette–and we’d want to lounge with friends and family on this porch all year long!

 

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

 

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House Tour: Montecito Summer Stunner

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes with entry with wood beams

 

We don’t know about you, but, for us, Memorial Day always feels like the start of summer, official or not! We are more than ready for warm sunshine, long days on the beach and poolside reading. Montecito, CA is a place that knows how to do summertime right, and this gorgeous home designed by the talented Mark Sikes, is a perfect California summer stunner. Peruse every room and then go back a second time and savor. You won’t want to miss a single layer!

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes living room in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes living room in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes living room in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes bathroom in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes kitchen with black pendants over island in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes library in blue and white

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes family room in blue and white

 

 

 

Montecito house tour by Mark Sikes bedroom in blue and white

 

What do you think? Do you love this blue-and-white beauty as much as we do?

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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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Entrance Foyers that Say Welcome & More

Entrance foyers with wood beams from Donald Lococo
Donald Lococo Architects| John Cole Photography

 

Entrance Foyers that Say Welcome

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Beach Retreat Bedroom with Serena and Lily Swing Chair

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With just a little more than a week until Mother’s Day, have you picked something up for mom yet?  Feels Like Falling , is the perfect gift!

 

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In Good Taste: Kate Marker Interiors

 Kate Marker Interiors entry with oriental rug
Emily Kennedy Photography

 

Happy In Good Taste day, friends! You know how we love featuring new designers each week–and we are so excited to showcase designs by Kate Marker Interiors today!

 

 Kate Marker Interiors hallway
Grand Traditions Home Builders | Stoffer Photography

 

A crisp, clean, soothing interior color palette has to be one of our favorite hallmarks of design, and Marker creates that in droves. 

 

 Kate Marker Interiors kitchen with brass hardware
Emily Kennedy Photography

 

She pulls off glamour with aplomb, 

 

 Kate Marker Interiors kitchen
Emily Kennedy Photography

 

But there’s also something slightly bohemian about Marker’s designs that creates her signature style so well.

 

 Kate Marker Interiors kitchen
Margaret Rajic Photography

 

A pop of wood (and some chicly offbeat holiday decor) in the kitchen, 

 

 Kate Marker Interiors bathroom
Hammerkraft Builder | Moment Architecture | Stoffer Photography

 

Bathrooms that mix the old and new, the laid back and the luxe,

 

 Kate Marker Interiors dining room with beams and slipcovered chairs
Hammerkraft Builder | Moment Architecture | Stoffer Photography

 

And living spaces that are at once casual and sophisticated, 

 

 Kate Marker Interiors gate
Stoffer Photography

 

Round out Marker’s distinctive style.

 

 Kate Marker Interiors laundry room
Emily Kennedy Photography

 

Even the laundry room has her seal on it.

 

 Kate Marker Interiors stocking the bar
Margaret Rajic Photography

 

A mix of elegance, whimsy and rustic charm combines to create a show-stopping bar,

 

 Kate Marker Interiors butler's pantry
Hammerkraft Builder | Moment Architecture | Stoffer Photography

 

And even the butler’s pantry is photo ready.

 

 Kate Marker Interiors mudroom
Margaret Ragic Photography

 

When the mudroom is this stylish, we know what lies beyond the back door is going to be fabulous! We hope you’ve loved the good taste of Kate Marker as much as we have!

 

What Your Favorite Influencers are Saying About Feels Like Falling:

feels like falling Kristy Woodson Harvey
Photo via Kristie in Carolina

Kristie in Carolina Says:

It’s safe to say, this book is my favorite one yet from Kristy!

Feels Like Falling is a southern, summertime story that follows two strong characters, Gray and Diana, who are almost total opposites in personality and in their stages of life.

Gray heads to the North Carolina coast for the summer to try to find herself after the recent loss of her mother and separation from her husband. Meanwhile, Diana has broken up with her boyfriend, lost her job, and finds herself out on the streets.

Feels Like Falling follows both Gray and Diana over the course of their summer and tells the story of strong women, unexpected friendships, and how both life and love have a way of working out.

This is definitely a book you’re going to want to add to your summer reading list! I am really hoping that Kristy decides to make this book in to a series!

Thanks so much, Kristie! Feels Like Falling is available for preorder now and officially releases April 28, 2020, wherever books are sold!

 

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House Tour: William Litchfield Architectural Designs

William Litchfield Designs living room with bookcases

 

Whether preserving history or creating it, our homes have a lot of legwork to do. William B. Litchfield Architectural Designs is masterful in assisting them with both. 

 

William Litchfield Designs family room with dining table

 

We are big fans of his work, and this Regency-Inspired Georgian Renovation caught our eye right away. 

 

William Litchfield Designs bench and white paneling

 

We have learned (sometimes the hard way) that it takes exactly the right kind of architect or designer to restore a historic gem, to bring something truly special back to life. William Litchfield Designs is just the team to take on the challenge.

 

William Litchfield Designs dining room with crystal chandelier

 

It’s no wonder they received the 2016 Philip Trammell Shutze Award for this stunning home.  It is the perfect blend of old and new with spaces for everyone in the family. 

 

William Litchfield Designs dine-in kitchen

 

This kitchen is, in a word, happy. Or, at least, it feels that way to us. 

 

sunroom with dining table William Litchfield Designs

 

And we can imagine the guests gathered around this fire are happy too!

 

William Litchfield Designs staircase with striped wallpaper

 

The light in this house is just spectacular, a sure sign of a great architect,

 

William Litchfield Designs closet

 

But the details truly shine. This closet is simply breathtaking, with a place for everything.

 

 

You know we’re big fans of interiors, but, in this case, we have to admit that, for us, the exterior stole the show.

 

 

Grand, gracious, elegant… These are just a few words that come to mind right off the bat. 

 

 

And, taking this lovely pool into account, we think we’d also have to add calm to the list. From every angle, in every space, this home is the ideal blend of old and new. We hope you loved touring it as much as we did!

 

Emily Followill Photography

 

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Southern California Here I Come!

I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

10 Ways to Add Style to Your Kitchen

deVOL Kitchens

 

When it comes to kitchens, we spend a lot of time thinking about the usual things. White or stainless appliances? Wood or white cabinets? Wood or tile floors? Beyond the basics, there are so many ways to make the heart of the home warm, welcoming and absolutely you. Take a peek at a few of our favorite ways to add style to the kitchen!

1. Beautiful beams. Beams instantly lend a rustic feel, interest on the ceiling and, we think, an overall cozy feeling!

 

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

2. Add an arch. In the kitchen, the little things are everything. Arches are one of our favorite architectural details that create instant charm.

Jean Stoffer Design

 

3.  Lend a personal touch with luxurious kitchenware. From china to silverware, serving trays to accessories, kitchenware is a fabulous way to express yourself in the heart of the home.

 

4. Use a pot rack. Not only is a pot rack a convenient way to free up cabinet space, but it also looks fabulous.

kitchen pendants with style
Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath

 

5. Install statement lighting. A splash of color or a fun metallic can become an instant focal point in a kitchen.

 

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6. Accent with natural stone. Natural stone is a beautiful touch in a kitchen. This honed marble is absolutely stunning!

deVOL Kitchens

 

7. Hang your favorite art. In the land of appliances and cookware, art may not be a top priority but a well-placed piece or two adds tons of personality!

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

8. Display serveware with glass front cabinets. Glass front cabinets feel light, open and airy and are a great way to display favorite service pieces, china, wine glasses or family silver.

 

deVOL kitchens

 

9. Paint cabinets a signature color. In a world where neutral cabinets are the norm, painting cabinets a statement color is a way to instantly set your kitchen apart.

Whittney Parkinson Design

 

10. Make a splash with your range hood. From a simple microwave vent to something truly spectacular, there are so many ways to vent your kitchen. A unique, beautiful range hood like this one adds so much impact.

 

What is your favorite way to add style to your kitchen? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

 

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still #1 in Southern Fiction.

The Huffington Post said of Slightly South: “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.” I’d love it if you checked it out!

 

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