Things We Love: Living Room Lighting

statement lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Good morning, chic readers! We all know the living room is one of the most important spaces in any house, the place where we gather as a family, where we host friends, where we come back together after a long day out in the world to refresh and regroup before we do it all again. One of our favorite ways to make a statement in any space is with chic, unforgettable lighting. Whether modern or more traditional, dark ironwork or shiny gold, there’s the right statement lighting for any living room space. Check out a few of our favorite examples of beautiful lighting that can make your space sing. 

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Leta Austin Foster

 

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Architectural Digest

 

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Groves & Co via Dering Hall

 

statement lighting
Groves & Co via Dering Hall

 

statement lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

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Metcalfe Design

 

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Architectural Digest

 

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SFC&G

 

statement lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

statement lighting
Architectural Digest

 

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The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read, 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.

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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In Good Taste: Laurel & Wolf Design

Laurel & Wolf

From E! News host Catt Sadler, to country music maven Kelsea Ballerini, famed photographer Gray Malin to Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief, Laurel & Wolf Interior Design has no shortage of celebrity clients.

Laurel & Wolf kitchen

But the good news is, you don’t have to be a star–or have a celebrity budget–to use Laurel & Wolf’s incredible design process to enjoy a fabulous renovation of your own home. (And Laurel & Wolf is offering Design Chic readers an AMAZING discount, so keep reading to find out more!)

Laurel & Wolf music room
country music starlet, Kelsea Ballerini’s music room

 

Laurel & Wolf allows you to go “From ‘Before’ to ‘After’ in Three Easy Steps” and the process really couldn’t be simpler! This time of the year, especially, we need simple…

Laurel & Wolf living room
Catt Sadler’s living room

 

First, you talk with the team about your dream space, so they can pair you with the perfect designer for you.

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Catt Sadler’s living room

 

Second, you watch online as your design comes together. The best part? You can make any changes you want! So, if you love the rug, but hate the color, it’s simple to swap it out. 

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Catt Sadler’s living room

Third, you can order products from your curated shopping list sourced from hundreds of vendors, all online, from one site. Your brand-new room arrives at your door! The process couldn’t be easier, and we think you’ll agree that the results are nothing short of fabulous. 

The best part? Packages start at only $79! 

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Gray Malin’s Office

 

Laurel & Wolf also offers a price match guarantee, so if you find an identical product at a better price, they’ll match it. 

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Gray Malin’s Office

 

And this is far from a one-size-fits-all process. Whether you’re looking for a traditional revamp, a boho-chic overhaul, a glamorous renovation or anything in between, Laurel & Wolf can pair you with the perfect designer for you. 

Laurel & Wolf office renovation
Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief’s office

 

Today, our friends at Laurel & Wolf are giving Design Chic readers a HUGE perk: up to 50% off design packages for their online interior design service with code DESIGNCHIC. 

Laurel and Wolf office renovation
Cosmopolitan’s Editor-in-Chief’s office

 

This holiday season, we think this is one of the best deals around and the perfect gift. Because a gorgeous home that reflects its owners’ style is the gift that keeps on giving. 


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Statement-Making Homes

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Simon Upton via Architectural Digest

 

One of our favorite parts of any house is those focal points, the moments that stop us in our tracks, that make us remember the way a home looked and felt long after we have left it. 

statement-making stairs
Phoebe Howard Design

 

From the stairs so beautifully detailed that they take your breath away,

statement-making abstract art
Beth Webb Design

 

To a piece of art that absolutely defines a space, 

statement-making abstract art
TS Adams Studio

 

That sets the tone so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it seems like it was made for the space, there are so many ways to make a statement in a home. 

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Vant

 

For a fabulous, statement-making focal point, Vant panels are quick and easy to install, cost effective and instantly transform a room. In new leather finishes and cotton weave, Vant panels can even be mixed and matched to create a custom look.

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Vant

 

For a beautiful headboard, a piece of 3-d art or transforming an entire wall simply and easily, Vant panels are a unique and simple way to go. In a variety of colors, these panels are a perfect way to personalize any space. 

statement windows
Architectural Digest

 

We are people who need light, all year, every season. That’s why, to us, there’s nothing better than a huge, fabulous window that lets in tons of light. If they also add a touch of black, they get extra credit.

statement-making windows
Caan Interiors

 

Or a smaller, detailed window that adds not only light but also tons of charm.

statement mirror in bathroom
Architectural Digest

 

Speaking of adding light, a chic mirror is a great way to make a small space feel bigger and break up an existing wall of mirrors,

statement-making mirror
Tobi Tobin Design

 

And add interest to a stairwell.

statement-making lighting
Metcalfe Design

Statement lighting is one of our favorite ways to define a room. 

 

 

Each of these fixtures adds a modern touch to the room. 

 

What’s your favorite way to make a statement?

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House Tour: Martha’s Vineyard Charmer!

Martha's Vineyard House Tour entrance

We all have them, those favorite places in the world that we love to return to again and again, year after year. For our family, one of those places has always been Martha’s Vineyard. We love quaint, charming places on the water with a few good shops and a few good restaurants. When it comes to those, Martha’s Vineyard is hard to beat. As if we needed anything else to love about this wonderful town, this beautiful home by Liliane Hart Interiors has just put us right over the top–and has us dreaming about a return trip! Take a peek. We think you’ll love it just as much as we do. 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour living room

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour living room

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour dining room

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour family room

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour kitchen

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour kitchen

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour porch

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour bathroom

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour bedroom

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour bedroom

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour bathroom

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour bedroom

 

Martha's Vineyard House Tour bedroom

We hope you enjoyed this fabulous Martha’s Vineyard tour. Do you have a favorite vacation spot?


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Styling the Ottoman

ottoman styling
Plum Furniture Design

 

Good morning, design chicers! Do you love an ottoman? We sure do! Especially this time of year when we want to feel cozy and comfortable in our homes, having an ottoman to put our feet up on is a necessity.

ottoman surrounded by 4 chairs
Robert Brown via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

They are a great alternative to a hard coffee table with all its angles and points. (Although, don’t get us wrong, we love a good coffee table too!)

ottoman at the beach
Jean Randazzo Photography

 

The only tricky part about an ottoman is that, sometimes, how to style it is a little less obvious than with a coffee table.

living room with cowhide ottoman
Suzanne Kasler via One Kings Lane

 

Because ottoman surfaces tend to be smushy and soft, we always like to start with a hard base. A tray is a great option. This orange accent color is a great way to accentuate the pop of color in the room.

living room with tufted ottoman
Melissa Hayes Interior Design

 

Oh my gosh. THESE DOGS! They are so beautiful. The ottoman isn’t bad either! This is a great example of how, when you start with a tray, you can accessorize as usual. We don’t often see a lot of height on an ottoman’s accessories, but we love it when we do!

Burlap ottoman in sunroom
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Of course, the great thing about using an ottoman as a coffee table is that is doesn’t have to have any accessorizing at all. This throw is the perfect accent and brings in that cozy feeling we were talking about earlier. 

round ottoman as a coffee table
Anne Decker Architect

 

Accessories can be simple and streamlined…

zebra ottoman
Lee Ann Thornton Design

 

Or have a little more going on. Books are great options for creating a fun layered look, and we always tend to use a tray shape that is opposite the shape of the ottoman, so a round tray for a rectangular ottoman, a rectangular tray on a round. It helps mix things up a little and adds interest.

J.K. Kling Interior Design

 

We adore the idea of accessorizing with a beautiful game. It’s attractive, fun, and ensures that you’re always ready for family game night!

leather ottoman in living room
Alexa Hampton via Architectural Digest

 

What is your favorite way to style an ottoman? Looking at these gorgeous photos, we’d say you really can’t go wrong!

Design Chic in Reader’s Digest!

It was so fun to see our design tips in this Reader’s Digest article about 8 Home Decorating Rules you Need to Follow After Age 30!

 

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE (Simon & Schuster, April 25, 2017) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Our Favorite Kitchen in Greenery and Friday Finds!

greenery

Happy, happy Friday, everyone! It has been a week full of inspiration around the web. Take a peek at a few of our favorite fun things from this week, beginning with a kitchen in Greenery!

Our Favorite Green Kitchen and Keeping Room in this year of Greenery

 

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