House Tour: Traditional Charm with Morgan Harrison

Morgan Harrison white clapboard house


There is just something about the classics that get us every time. A traditional color palette and perfect symmetry are simply timeless.


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design white clapboard house


At first glance, this home is breathtaking, but the deeper you delve, the more there is to love. Designed by Morgan Harrison and photographed by Jane Beiles Photography, this house is beautiful in black and white–and color!


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design entry with curved staircase


A gorgeous entryway always sets the tone, and this is a great example. The staircase is so elegant.


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design living room


A soothing color palette envelopes you as soon as you walk in this home,


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design dining room


And that sense of cohesiveness carries through every single space.

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design butler's pantry


Beautiful lighting,


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design kitchen


Charming accents,


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design kitchen


And a distinct sense of flow,


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design dining room


Create a house that feels as livable and homey as it does elegant and lovely.


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design bathroom with brass hardware


Even the bathrooms have chic focal points–


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design mudroom


And you know how much we love a good mudroom–and dog! 


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design curb appeal white clapboard house


Porches for relaxing, patios for entertaining and lawns for luxuriating are hallmarks of this gorgeous home.


Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design pool with chaise lounge


It’s just the kind of place we’d want to savor no matter the season! 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!

Morgan Harrison HomeJane Beiles Photography






Looking for the perfect read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!

More About Feels Like Falling:

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.




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!


Jackye Lanham Design

Emily Followill Photography



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.