In Good Taste: Herlong Architects

 Herlong Architects of Charleston entry with blue bench  

Herlong Architects

It probably won’t surprise anyone to know that I am a big fan of words. So, when it comes to setting goals, resolutions and intentions for a new year (which I love, by the way), my favorite part is choosing my “word” for the year.

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston living room dining room combination

 

It’s always tricky to encapsulate the entirety of 365 days into one little word, one or two or three syllables. This year, it came pretty easily for me, though.

 

  Herlong Architects of Charleston living room  

 

For 2020, my word of the year is stillness. After being out of our house for the entirety of 2019 after Hurricane Florence damage, and in the midst of long book tours, family travel, out of town events and the general busyness of life, stillness of body can be a little hard to come by. But stillness of mind, that cultivated gift that you can take anywhere, is what I’m after this year. 

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston kitchen with 3 pendant lights  

 

If you’ve followed Design Chic for a long time, you know that Mom and I believe that most of life’s best things begin at home, that home is the foundation for everything else we do, that home is what we carry out with us into the world. 

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston butler's pantry with open shelving

 

And so, in that way, so much of my 2020 stillness begins at home, with getting it back in order, with making it feel like it once did–maybe even better–and creating that calm space that is a launch pad for calm and quiet no matter where we go. 

 

    Herlong Architects of Charleston kitchen with round stools at island  

 

Herlong Architects, as you can see, are masterful at creating calming, beautifully cultivated homes. 

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston kitchen with wood beams and glass cabinets  

 

These are homes that promote and create a sense of stillness.

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston pantry with blue doors  

 

Calm soothing color palettes,

 

  

 

Organic, natural elements,

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston fan in Childs room with wood and metal bed  

 

And a sense of balance in every space,

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston bathroom with shiplap  

 

Create the kind of homes that are a true sanctuary, an antidote to the hectic pace of a world that can sometimes seem to spin too quickly.

 

Herlong Architects of Charleston porch with blue ceiling

 

And they, of course, incorporate spaces to revel in the ultimate creator of stillness: Mother Nature. Whatever your word is this year, we hope that your home helps you cultivate it!

 

 

REFRESH YOUR HOME In 2020

 

My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and 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.

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Southern Style with Ginger Brewton

Good morning, chic readers! We recently had the chance to interview designer Ginger Brewton and write about her for Domino! Take a look on their site or keep reading here!

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For Charleston designer Ginger Brewton, in life and in interiors, roots have always been important. When the Greenville, South Carolina-born designer moved to Charleston, she started a trend. The majority of her family—and their traditions—moved to the coast as well.

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As it turns out, family and Southern style might have that in common. When it comes to design in the South, “there’s always some aspect of tradition,” Brewton said. Whether it’s furniture, china, or art, things that have been handed down from family seem to usually make an appearance in Southern homes. For clients who have certain pieces that are of significant meaning or importance, Brewton said, “we start there.”

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