Things We Love: Window Boxes

window boxes
New England Home Magazine

 

We all have our favorite design staples, those little things that can change absolutely everything. 

 

window boxes
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

To us, a window box can transform absolutely anything.

 

window boxes on cottage with white picket fence
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Of course, it doesn’t hurt when the house is so charming you can hardly stand it to begin with. 

 

window boxes on white clapboard house
Patrick Ahearn Architecture

 

But a window box is like a perfect piece of jewelry, the finishing touch that pulls and entire outfit together. 

 

window boxes
T.S. Adams Studio

 

Maybe it’s the three dimensional pop.

 

window boxes
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Maybe it’s the burst of color

 

window boxes now carriage house
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Maybe it’s that window boxes make everything instantly feel like spring

 

window boxes on white clapboard house
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Whether your window box is lush, green and simple,

 

window boxes on barn
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Or full of brilliant blooms,

 

window boxes
Lonny Magazine

 

Paired with brick

 

window boxes
Sarah Bartholomew

 

Or perched on wood, 

 

window box
G.P. Schafer

 

A window box is the perfect touch to make any exterior pop! Are you a fan of window boxes?

Thanks so much for visiting Design Chic today. We love it when you do!

The Southern Side of Paradise

And announcing… The Southern Side of Paradise Tour! Twelve states, forty-one stops…If I’ll be in a city near you I’d love to see you! Click here for full details on every event!

April 24: Quantum Leap Series at Quantum Leap Library, Orlando, Florida

April 26: General Federation of Women’s Clubs, Wilmington, NC

May 2: North Myrtle Beach Library, North Myrtle Beach, SC

May 2: Silver Coast Winery, Ocean Isle Beach, NC

May 3: Moveable Feast Luncheon, Pawley’s Island, SC

May 4: Kinston, NC BBQ Festival

May 5: Dee Gee’s Launch Party, Morehead City, NC

May 7: Beaufort History Museum Tea, Beaufort, SC (SOLD OUT)

May 8: Newberry County Library Literacy Luncheon, Newberry, SC

May 9: Live at Your Library Series, Gastonia, NC

May 11: South Main Book Co., Salisbury, NC

May 13: Junior League of Louisville Book Club Cocktail Reception, Louisville, KY

May 14: Murder by the Book, Houston, TX

May 15: Houston Women’s Club, Houston, TX

May 15: Signing at Segreto Finishes, Houston, TX

May 16: Signing at Stanley Korshak, Dallas, TX

May 18: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH

May 19: Carmel Clay Public Library, Carmel, IN

May 20: Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas Coffee, Daniel Island, SC

May 20: Buxton Books, Charleston, SC

May 21: Snee Farm Garden Club, Mount Pleasant, SC

May 22: Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, TX

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD

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

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:


 

 

House Tour: Chatham Shoreline Oasis

Chatham house

Happy 4th of July, friends! Whether it’s on the beach, by the pool or grilling hot dogs in the backyard, we love celebrating the birthday of the land of the free and the home of the brave. The sight of that flag flying is always inspiring, but never more so than on America’s birthday. Speaking of inspiration, this Chatham Shoreline Oasis by the always amazing Patrick Ahearn Architect is absolutely full of it. Take a peek inside. We know you’ll love it as much as we do!

Chatham living room

 

Chatham dining room

 

Chatham beach house

 

Chatham family room

 

Chatham bedroom

 

Chatham bathroom

 

Chatham bedroom

 

 

Chatham dutch door

 

Chatham porch

 

Chatham pool

 

Chatham garage


Wishing you a day full of fun and fireworks!

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


4th of July SALES

 

4th of July Sale Up to 30% Off – horchow

Up to 70% Off  – shopbop

Extra 25% off Sale Items  anthropologie

Up to 50% off   j crew

25% Off Sitewide one kings lane

Up to 70% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

New Items Added to  Salenordstrom

Spring Sale Up to 40% off saks fifth avenue

The Design Sale Up to 70% Off moda operandi

Favorites for the Homedesign chic

 

the secret to southern charm

  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

 

The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

___________________________

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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Nordstrom Sale Begins July 12

SaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

Timeless: Classic American Architecture

Good morning, chic readers! Happy February 15! We hope you had a great Valentine’s Day and, if you’re feeling the post-celebration letdown and are looking for something else to celebrate, we’ve got you covered: The launch party for my fourth novel The Secret to Southern Charm is one month from today at the historic Elizabeth Barnwell Gough House in Beaufort, SC to benefit the Pat Conroy Literary Center! Space is limited so get your tickets now! (Official release April 3 from Simon & Schuster.)

timeless staircase

If that wasn’t enough, one of our favorite architects, Patrick Ahearn, has a new book out. 

timeless

Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living is an absolute gem, a must-have for every coffee table. 

timeless

If you’re a longtime Design Chic reader, you know we have had a long-standing love affair with Ahearn’s work

timeless

A coffee table book can sometimes be a bit of a “Will I love the book as much as the movie?” type of thing… 

timeless

But we can confidently say that this compilation showcases some of Ahearn’s very best work–and we don’t have to tell you that we are always excited to see his new, unpublished designs!

timeless

Relaxed, casual spaces perfect for breakfast with kids…

timeless

More traditional, family dining areas great for hosting guests,

And charming entryways and mudrooms make for an ideal vacation spot. 

timeless

We love the architectural details in Ahearn’s interiors, but the exteriors might be even more fabulous. 

A pretty poolhouse with with an idyllic fireplace is perfect for year-round outdoor lounging.

timeless

Just, wow. Cedar shake has never looked better!

timeless

Symmetry at its best. 

A perfectly manicured yard is the icing on the cake. 

Needless to say, this is a book of dream houses–and ultimate inspiration. We know this is one we will return to again and again–and we think you will too! 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims in the tragic Florida shooting. 


The Secret to Southern Charm - beach book

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!

_______________________________

For more inspiration visit our Instagram and Pinterest

and see our Top Ten Posts of 2017 here!

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave

SaveSave

House Tour: Beach Chic with Dearborn Builders

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

With summer officially here and beach season in full swing, we thought it made sense to tour an amazing beach house today–as if we need an excuse! This home designed by the talented Tory Haynes and built by Dearborn Builders is the perfect mix of updated beauty and that classic, beach cottage chic that makes this the kind of place we would want to come back to again and again.

(more…)

InGoodTaste:Mark Finlay

1ingt mark finlay

It’s basically a holiday where we are this week: the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament! The first over-500 pound fish was caught today, raking in the $433,500. Hemingway would be proud. My son is in heaven watching these giant fish come in and get weighed. I’m more considering what I would do with the prize money!

(more…)

House Tour: Sag Harbor

cottage

It feels sort of sneaky, doesn’t it? Like maybe you should keep it a secret? That’s how we feel about getting to take a tour around someone’s home.  (more…)

Design Chic

Stay up to date by joining our email list!

Design Chic

Stay up to date by joining our email list!