Top Ten Favorite Ways to Add Brass to Your Home

brass kitchen sink
The Fox Group

 

Brass  is one of our favorite trends.  We think it adds a little sparkle and sophistication to every day, and, don’t we all deserve just a little? We hope you have a sparkling Monday!

brass pendants in kitchen
Studio Dearborn

 

mesh wire on kitchen cabinets hardware
Jackson & Leroy

 

brass hood in kitchen with marble waterfall island and pendant lights
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

brass hardware on door
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

brass chair in living room
Elizabeth Metcalfe Design

 

brass trim on cabinet
Jenkins Interiors

 

brass abstract art
Jenkins Interiors

 

brass and lucite drapery hardware
Collins Interiors

 

 mesh wire on mudroom
Collins Interiors

 

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If you need a good read while you’re relaxing on your porch, why not check out my national bestselling The Southern Side of Paradise?

The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

 

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Continues:

 

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

FOR MORE INSPIRATION WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Things We Love: 2019 Kitchen Design Winners

kitchen winners
Designer Mark Williams- Photography by David Christensen

 

 

We wait for it with baited breath every year…

 

kitchen winners
Designer Mark Williams

 

The Kitchen of the Year winners from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles!

 

kitchen winners
Designer Mark Williams

 

We don’t know about you, but kitchens are some of our favorite spots in the home, and we love seeing what’s new and what’s next–but also what traditions are still firmly in tact. Because Southern design is always a little bit about tradition. Even in the kitchen.

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGN Melanie Davis Design, ARCHITECT Historical Concepts-Photography by Lacey Sombar

 

AH&L always delivers the best of the best, and these kitchens are no exception. Want to see what’s new–and what’s sticking around for another season? These are some of our takeaways:

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGN Melanie Davis Design, ARCHITECT Historical Concepts

 

  1. Lucite bar pulls. We’re obsessed with this sleek take on an old favorite. Still chic, but a little subtler.

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram

 

2. Woven bar stools. And thank goodness. My Serena & Lily ones have practically never been sat in!

 

INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram

 

3. Brass! We’ve always been fans of mixing and matching metals, and we’re loving seeing more brass in these stylish kitchen. We hope this trend sticks around.

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram

 

4. Dark painted cabinets. We think of ourselves as being drawn toward light and bright, but we’re loving dark painted cabinets. Gray and navy are our favorites.

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGNER Mallory Mathison Inc., ARCHITECT Brandon Ingram

 

5. Mixing and matching. Who says the kitchen has to be all or nothing? Wood cabinets and painted islands are the best of both worlds.

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea HomeMarc Mauldin Photography

 

6. Subway tile and white marble. Our old standbys are sticking around!

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea HomeMarc Mauldin Photography

 

We think it’s safe to say that 2019 is going to be a great year for kitchens!

 

kitchen winners
INTERIOR DESIGN Jessica Bradley Interiors, KITCHEN DESIGN Laurie Lehrich, Cardea Home – Marc Mauldin Photography

 

Which one is your favorite?

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

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2019 kitchen of the year winners

 

My new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, releases May 7, 2019! While you’re waiting, catch up on the series with this great sale at Barnes & Noble!

  • Slightly South of Simple: 3 for $30 Special at Barnes & Noble or online
  • The Secret to Southern Charm: 2 for $8 at Barnes & Noble
  • *B&N is also having an extra 10% off sale, so you can basically get The Secret to Southern Charm for $3.60. Isn’t that nuts?

 


 

Also, don’t forget… 

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble.  

 

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

House Tour: New Beginning in Buckhead

beginning Buckhead house

This is the time of year when we really start to think about tradition.

beginning Buckhead house office

What’s special about it, what’s memorable. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

The way that it bonds us together as family, as friends, as people traveling the same path at the same time. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

But tradition isn’t just about what happens around the Thanksgiving table, about the afternoon football games, the tree-lightings, the turkey and the stuffing. 

beginning Buckhead house kitchen

It’s also about home, or, in this case, a house in all its iterations,

beginning Buckhead house dining room

The way it grows and changes over time, morphs into the place where trends are embraced and families are formed, 

beginning Buckhead house dining room

Lives are lived and memories are made. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

In the case of this beautiful Buckhead home, which has been imagined and reimagined for more than 100 years, 

It has changed into a place where a couple and their two children could live comfortably and entertain in style

Designer Clary Bosbyshell of Margaux Interiors brought the vision to life, indoors and out, and, it’s safe to say, breathed new energy into this project. 

All we can say is, here’s to the next 100 years!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photographed by Emily Followill

ARCHITECT Charles Heydt, Pak Heydt & Associates LLC,

INTERIOR DESIGN Clary Bosbyshell, Margaux Interiors Ltd

EARLY SALES,SALES SALES!

20% Off Sitewide – Serena & Lily

Update to 50% off Designer Sale at Moda Operandi

40% off Sale – J. Crew

30% Off Sale – MyTheresa

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Also, don’t forget…

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

 

 

Things We Love: Combining Brass and Marble

Brass and marble kitchen of Nate Berkus

Chocolate and peanut butter. Blue and white. Brass and marble. Some couples are just so good together that we can’t imagine them without each other.

marble and brass kitchen
Karr Bick Kitchens and Baths

 

We always wonder about that magic moment when two things were first combined and, from then on out, were always better together. 

brass and marble kitchen
Studio Dearborn

 

We will probably never know when brass and marble were first combined, but what we do know is that, now that we’ve seen them together, we are totally smitten!

You know that white marble is one of our forever favorites, especially for kitchen counters. 

brass and marble
deVOL Kitchens

 

We love how it wears and changes over time, how it becomes something a little bit different as the years go by.The same is true with brass really, in that it starts out shiny and metallic and dulls and ages with time, its beautiful luster becoming a lovely patina.

kitchen with brass and marble
One Kings Lane

 

Maybe that’s why these two staples go together so well. 

brass and marble kitchen
Matthew Quinn Design

 

Like the best couples always do, they change as they age but still complement one another so beautifully.

brass and marble kitchen
Rachel Halverson Design

 

In the kitchen,

brass and marble bathroom
Dearborn Builders Inc.

 

Or in the bath,

marble and brass bathroom
Marianne Simon Design

 

This perfect pair looks classically chic wherever it goes!

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What Mimosa Lane is saying about Slightly South of Simple:

slightly south of simple

“Kristy explores family bonds  and how they can be put to the test as a a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart surfaces. This is Kristy’s third book and I am just so amazed at her imagination that conjures up such beautiful stories and heart-felt stories.  I can envision this one becoming a movie and having maybe Julia Roberts play the mom?” Albertina, Mimosa Lane

 

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A Glimmer of Gold!

entrance
Elizabeth Metcalfe Design

We think gold adds a little sparkle to every day, and, don’t we all deserve just a little? We hope you have a sparkling weekend!

bedroom
Architectural Digest

 

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Kristen Panitch Interiors

 

brass
Kapito Muller

 

brass
Rachel Halverson

 

brass

 

 

 NORDSTROM

 

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HORCHOW

 

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 NORDSTROM

 

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Nordstrom



Get Decorated!

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We’re big fans of spring cleaning, and a little house zhush before summer. But, when it comes to redesigning, refreshing and making those major changes, the fall is our favorite time of year to get started. Between Halloween and Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, it’s the time of year when family and friends are in and out, we love having fun celebrations, and we want our house to look its very best! As we all know, getting a new look can be time-consuming. Fortunately, a new design service, Get Decorated, is making it easier than ever to get expert help in a short amount of time.

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