In Good Taste: Minnie Peters

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There are certain things that always make us think of fall: Wood stacked in the fireplace

  Minnie Peters kitchen with beams and soapstone counters and wood island  

Beautiful, rustic beams

  Minnie Peters design kitchen with soapstone countertops  

An old-timey stove…

  Minnie Peters entry with wood beams  

And raw wood accents–especially when they’re paired with fall leaves of every color. 

  Minnie Peters glass front sliding cabinet in kitchen  

Minnie Peters’ great taste, filled with lovely European influences, has us feeling fall today!

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A soothing color palette,

  Minnie Peters louvered closet door  

Antique accents (and wellies by the door!), 

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And the most charming architectural accents, 

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Add up to a chicly lovely home that looks warm, cozy and lived in in the best possible way. 

  Minnie Peters dining room with glass front cabinet  

A few antique accents add charm in droves,

  Minnie Peters antique desk secretary  

And create eye-catching vignettes that are impossible to look away from.

  Minnie Peters bathroom with freestanding tub and chandelier over tub  

This tub is exactly the kind of place we’d like to soak with a cup of apple tea all fall long… What about you?

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SALE EXTENDED UNTIL MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

 

 Today is the last day to stock up during the Serena & Lily Friends & Family sale, where everything is 20% off. (Some exclusions apply, subject to change: art, gift certificates, Limited-Edition PUBLIC® C7 Bike, and final sale.)

Take a peek at some of our favorite styles to refresh your home for fall.

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Let’s Get Together!

Goldsboro, NC and Atlanta, GA, I’m heading your way soon. I’d love to see you!

Join Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, anchor and reporter Renee Chou, chef and host of “A Chef’s Life” on PBS Vivian Howard and yours truly for a fireside chat on October 18 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Get your tickets now! (P.S. The number of VIP Tickets has been increased from 75 to 100 but they are almost sold out. They include a signed copy of Vivian’s crazy amazing book Deep Run Roots and my The Southern Side of Paradise. Yay!)

 

I’ll be joining Grace Atwood (also of The Stripe) and Becca Freeman for a live Bad on Paper Podcast Event on October 23 at 8 pm at City Winery in Atlanta. Get your tickets!

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In Good Taste: Humphrey Munson Handmade Kitchens

 

Pasta. Pottery. Presents.

 

 

Everything is better when it’s handmade. 

 

 

Including the most important–and often most used–room in the house. 

 

 

The kitchen, of course. 

 

 

These Humphrey Munson kitchens take “custom” to the next level, employing only the finest hard woods, natural stones and high end appliances in their stunning spaces. And it goes without saying that every member of the team is masterful.

 

 

The result? A truly bespoke kitchen that focuses on meeting every single need, from storage with style and stability, 

 

 

To a practical and beautiful pantry where everything is right at eye level. 

 

 

Food storage has never ever looked this good. 

 

 

From butler’s pantries that wow, 

 

 

To china storage that keeps everything right where you can see it,

 

 

Every facet of the Humphrey Munson experience is well thought out and fabulously functional. (Ladders are one of our favorite accessories!)

 

 

Beautiful mudrooms where everything has a place might very well be one of the foundations for a neat and tidy kitchen–and entire house, really.

 

 

And each ounce of cabinetry and woodwork–whether it’s in the light and bright of the kitchen or dark of the back hallway, is utter perfection. Do you love these handmade spaces as much as we do?

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Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 

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House Tour: Historical Concepts

House Tour: Historical Concepts

Trust us, there’s nothing we love better than an old house. (We have the houses to prove it.) But, well, historical homes come with their fair share of, let’s say, issues.

So we love the idea of the new old house. You know the kind. It looks like an old house, but is built brand new, i.e., you probably won’t have to have a handyman on payroll.

That look can be very, very tricky to achieve, as adding that character isn’t something just anyone can pull off.

But we think Historical Concepts does the old new house better than pretty much anyone in the business, building new houses that ooze old world charm.

It is the little things that turn the ordinary into the extraordinary, like these beautiful blue doors. 

And unexpected elements–like this unique ceiling–set this kitchen apart from the pack. 

Beautiful windows with lots of light and a marble farmhouse sink make a stunning statement. 

Talk about a dream pantry! Wow! And we couldn’t love this library ladder any more. 

This wood paneling adds so much charm to an other basic stairwell.

And a barrel ceiling makes this hallway an experience. 

Bold navy blue trim adds an instant nautical feel–and these beds are so chic!

Every space feels like an occasion with Historical Concepts. 

But–no surprises here–we think we might love the outdoor spaces most of all!

What is your favorite way to make a new house feel old? 

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

What A Stroll Thru Life is staying about The Secret to Southern Charm:

“Oh this is a really great book and one I think you all would love to read…I know this is a book you will want to add to your summer reading list.” –Marty, A Stroll Thru Life

 

 

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Butler’s Pantries for Ultimate Entertaining

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We won’t lie: We wouldn’t mind having Jeeves hanging around to answer the door and prepare a little cheese and wine for company at a moment’s notice. (Or the perfect martini.) But, alas, this seems unlikely. But you don’t have to have a butler to have a fabulous butler’s pantry. Great for storing entertaining items like wine glasses and all those trays, this is one additional room we could really use! Check out some of our favorite, fabulous butler’s pantries.

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Veranda Interiors

 

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Denise McGaha Interiors

 

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Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!


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Things We Love: Butler’s Pantries

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D. Stanley Dixon via Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

We won’t lie: We wouldn’t mind having Jeeves hanging around to answer the door and prepare a little cheese and wine for company at a moment’s notice. (Or the perfect martini.) But, alas, this seems unlikely. But you don’t have to have a butler to have a fabulous butler’s pantry. Great for storing entertaining items like wine glasses and all those trays, this is one additional room we could really use! Check out some of our favorite, fabulous butler’s pantries.

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In Good Taste:Massucco Warner Miller

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Good morning, friends! We hope you had a terrific long weekend! I ran to the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday and Sunday but was back in time to spend a gorgeous day at the beach with my boys. (As in husband and son!) The miracle of air travel! Kind of like the miracle of Massucco Warner Miller Interior Design… Fabulous!

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