A Stunning Staircase for Every Space

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Phoebe Howard Design

 

In many homes, the stairs are the very first thing you see when you walk in the door. 

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J.K. Kling

 

Whether they are simple or ornate, bare or expertly covered, the stairs can set the tone for the experience people will have when they walk through the door. 

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Orrick & Company

 

In that way, the stairs become the perfect place to create a stunning vignette, a shining moment, that helps define the way the home looks, and even more importantly, the way it feels. We love how the curve in this stunning staircase seems to fit this table. It’s the perfect welcome. 

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Peter Pennoyer Architect

 

This absolutely breathtaking architecture takes the staircase to a whole new level. This isn’t a staircase that makes a statement upon entrance, it’s a staircase that is a defining part of the home’s entire scheme. 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But as much as we love stairs, residential elevators are pretty cool too, such a luxury for hauling groceries and luggage and, of course, a necessity for many. With a chic carpet and a fun light fixture, they can be fabulous looking too!

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Chango and Co

 

Speaking of lighting, picking the right fixtures is a must for us in the stairwell. Not only is it crucial for lighting the path but it also helps create a chic design scheme in what could be a plain, boring spot.

staircase
Threshold Design

 

From shiplap and classic details that feel perfect for a coastal home,

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Simon Upton via Architectural Digest

 

To more modern touches that further a mood, 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

To even a gorgeous spiral staircase that not only serves a purpose but also accessorizes a space, 

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New England Home Magazine

 

The staircase is so much more than just a utilitarian feature in a home. 

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Tom Scheerer

 

With the right attention, it can become another one of a home’s shining moments.

What is your favorite way to decorate a staircase?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!

 

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House Tour: Seagrove Beach Retreat

Seagrove Beach Retreat kitchen

We don’t know about you, but we could use a little getaway this week. We can’t think of many places we would rather get away to than this gorgeous Seagrove Beach retreat

Seagrove Beach Retreat kitchen

This beautiful, sprawling kitchen is the absolutely ideal spot for feeding a crowd. 

Seagrove Beach Retreat kitchen

There’s no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen in a space like this. 

Seagrove Beach Retreat dining

The only thing better than plenty of space for cooking is plenty of space for eating. This charming nook is the right mix of glamour and beachy style. 

Seagrove Beach bar

Speaking of charming nooks… Could this bar be any better?

Seagrove Beach Retreat sitting room

From an adorable reading corner

Seagrove Beach Retreat bedroom

To elegantly simple bookcases, 

Seagrove Beach Retreat bedroom

A retreat of a master,  

Seagrove Beach Retreat living room

To fun touches of whimsy that truly make it feel like vacation, 

Seagrove Beach Retreat bedroom

This beach house has it all. The built-in bunks are the pièce de résistance! 

Seagrove Beach Retreat curb appeal

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We hope this relaxing home provided a bit of a respite from your busy day–and we loved “vacationing” with you! 

Have a great Wednesday, chic readers!


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Wishing you a week as wonderful as a day on the beach!

In Good Taste: Coats Homes of Dallas

Coats Homes of Texas

It seems like the most obvious tenet of design.

Coats Homes exterior

But, sometimes, we could all use a reminder. 

Coats Homes hallway

No matter how beautiful the home, the whole point is to create spaces where we can live well!

coats homes office

Ben Coats, a second-generation builder and owner of Coats Homes in Texas keeps that in mind throughout the entire building process.

coats home kitchen

Coats believes that building is never the end goal. Living is.

It’s clear that Coats and his team pour themselves into the projects they undertake. 

And we truly can’t decide which space is most gorgeous. 

Stunning finishes,

Thoughtful details,

And an eye toward functionality are just a few of the tenants that can be clearly seen through these rooms.

Coats Homes dining room

We were captivated from the first moment we saw the gorgeous work of Coats Homes, but to be honest, their eye for good taste isn’t what we love most about this Highland Park custom homebuilder.

Coats Homes of Texas kitchen

Coats Home decided to use their skills for good and has undertaken its own kind of one for one project in Texas. 

Coats Homes kitchen

For every custom home they build, they restore or rebuild another home for a family in need in the West Dallas area.

Coats Homes kitchen

Their contribution is helping bring hope and a renewed sense of prosperity to the neighborhood.

Coats Homes bar

This firm is helping everyone exercise his or her right to live in a safe neighborhood.

Coats Homes bathroom

You know that every week we look forward to sharing a new source of good taste with you. 

Coats Homes mudroom

But when people use their good taste to do good? That’s even better! If you want to know more check out the video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today! We always love seeing you!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Houston who are in the midst of the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey.

 

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In Good Taste: Wesley Moon Interior Design

Wesley Moon Interior Design

Get your dose of good taste this Tuesday with the luscious, uber chic style of Wesley Moon. From soothing blues to glamorous metallics, beautiful built-ins to peerless porches, indoors or out, it’s hard to pick a favorite space.

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

We hope you loved this great taste as much as we did. Thanks so much for making us a part of your week!

 

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  

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HouseTour: JoelKelly

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Behind every good man is a great woman. But behind every good house? A great dog, of course, as this gorgeous home, designed by fabulous architect Peter Block and interior designer Joel Kelly proves. Can you think of anyone sweeter to greet you as you walk through the front door? (Well, in fairness, the architectural details are pretty sweet too…) In between putting the final touches on your NYE plans, take a look around this lovely place. You’ll be glad you did!

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Things We Love: Patios

 

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Architectural Digest

Garden parties. Porch sitting. Dining al fresco. It’s the time of year when everything is better outside! These gorgeous patios will have you wanting to do some fresh air entertaining of your own! 

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Lonny

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