Dream Design Live

Dream Design Live

Interior designer Paloma Contreras says that sometimes her moments of inspiration feel something akin to panic. 

Dream Design Live

She feels incredibly moved by a great idea and has to act right away.

Dream Design Live

And, if you ask us, her great moments of inspiration are evident in every room she designs. 

Dream Design Live

And now (lucky us!) it’s also available in every page! 

Dream Design Live

Because TODAY is the official launch of Paloma’s brand new book, Dream Design Live

Dream Design Live

A perfect blend of gorgeous inspiration photos and practical tips, this go-to guide should be on every design enthusiast’s coffee table!

Dream Design Live

 You know Paloma from her beautiful blog La Dolce Vita, and we think this book is the perfect culmination of her years of design and blogging experience. 

Dream Design Live

Full of practical tips, important questions and awesome guides for creating your best home, 

Dream Design Live

This is the kind of book that is bound to inspire a little “panic” (the really good kind!) of its own in everyone who reads it. 

Dream Design Live

Don’t miss out on this fabulous book for one more moment. You can get your copy of Dream Design Live from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your favorite local bookstore! 

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


 

 

 


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House Tour: Southeastern Designer Showhouse

Southeastern Design Showhouse living room
Beth Webb Interiors

 

Good morning, chic friends, and happy Wednesday! Are you in the mood to tour a fabulous home today? At the third-annual Southeastern Designer Showhouse  “we wanted to embody everything that is Southern and everything we love about being from the Southeast and Atlanta,” says showhouse honorary chair Beth Webb.  So take a look around. We think you’ll agree that she did just that!

Southeastern Designer Showhouse dining room
Phillip Sides Interior Design

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse dining room
Karen Ferguson, Harrison Design

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse office
Dana Wolter, Dana Wolter Interiors

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse breakfast room
Melanie Millner, The Design Atelier

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse kitchen
Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio

 

Southeastern Design Showhouse laundry room
Helen Davis Interior Design

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse mudroom
Helen Davis Interior Design

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse bedroom
Cathy Austin, Catherine M. Austin Interior Design

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse bathroom
Don Easterling and Nina Nash, Mathews Furniture + Design

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse bathroom
Don Easterling and Nina Nash, Mathews Furniture + Design

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse porch
Michael Mitchell & Tyler Hill, Mitchell Hill

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse porch
Michael Mitchell & Tyler Hill, Mitchell Hill

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse
Robbie Pich, Harrison Design

 

Southeastern Designer Showhouse
Robbie Pich, Harrison Design

Emily Followill Photography

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


The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re planning your Labor Day 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.

 

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 

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

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In Good Taste: Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors

Hendricks Churchill office

We don’t know about you, but we love homes with history, with a sense of time and place and a style all their own. 

Hendricks Churchill entrance

Maybe that’s what first drew us to Hendricks Churchill House & Interiors.

kitchen Hendricks Churchill

These designers’ eye toward preserving the best of the old while incorporating the new is nothing short of fabulous. 

Hendricks Churchill kitchen

Beautiful wide-plank hardwoods make a statement in this kitchen and a stove with an antique feel adds to the charm. 

kitchen

Lower ceilings make this kitchen feel cozy, while pendant lights add a pop of color. 

Hendricks Churchill entrance

Talk about unique art! An old anchor and a coil of rope make for fabulous decor!

Hendricks Churchill hallway

Some architectural details simply make a house. These floors and those unique transoms and windows are the perfect backdrop for a showstopping design. 

Hendricks Churchill bathroom

We love the sense of history that Hendricks Churchill brings to its spaces–even in the bathroom. Antique light fixtures and an antique rug juxtapose with new fixtures for a custom look. 

sunroom

And a sunny porch in a classic color is perfect for the long, lazy summer days ahead.

Hendricks Churchill laundry room

A flower sink is one of our dream home items. Everyone needs a place to cut fresh flowers!

White trim is fine, but this fun aqua adds so much personality!

Hendricks Churchill bedroom

While a more classic color adds old world charm. Do you like a bit of traditional style in your decor? Or are you more modern?

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

Anna Molvik Stylist

John Gruen Photography


 

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 you tote.

 

Readers and design lovers, listen up! The annual Beaufort Historical Association Tour of Homes–and its fabulous accompanying events–is coming up soon! Come see my friend Mary Alice Monroe and me and take part in an incredible brunch with all-star interior designer Marshall Watson! We are so excited to have him in Beaufort, NC! Get your tickets from Beaufort Historical Association!

 

Things We Love: Antlers in Every Space

antlers chandelier
Ken Fulk Interiors

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

antlers chandlier
Ken Fulk Interiors

 

And what says “holidays” more than Rudolph? 

antlers
Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design

 

Antlers add that perfect hunt-cabin, rustic feel to any space,

antlers
Beth Webb Interiors via Atlanta Homes Magazine

 

And, whether you’re the first one out the door on the opening day of hunting season,

antlers
Beth Webb via  Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Or prefer a more PETA-friendly pair, there’s the perfect set of antlers for every space. (Personally, we love the cast resin sets!) 

antlers living room
Neumann Lewis Buchanan  Architects

 

We’ve loved antlers for years,

antlers
Seth Anderson via Architectural Digest

 

And think they add a starkly modern feel to the simplest of spaces,

antlers in dining room
New England Homes Magazine

 

And the right amount of juxtaposition in more glamorous ones. 

antlers in living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For a chic asymmetrical style,

antlers in bathroom
Beth Webb Interiors

 

Or serious statement lighting, antlers are a great look in any space! Just add a little fresh greenery for instant holiday style. 

Have you done your holiday decorating yet? Thanks so much for stopping by. We always love it when you do!

 GIFTS FOR HER

GIFTS FOR HIM

HOSTESS GIFTS

GIFTS FOR THE TRAVELER


 

 

 

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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.

coffee table -Laurel & Wolf
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. 

living room - Laurel & Gray
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! 

living room - Laurel & Wolf
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. 

office - Laurel & Wolf
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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Feeling Fall with Fabulous Friends

Good morning, chic readers! We are so, so excited that By Invitation Only is back in action. If you aren’t familiar with By Invitation Only, it is a super fun collaboration where favorite bloggers get together every month and write about the same topic. You can visit our friend DA Wolf at Daily Plate of Crazy to find links to all the bloggers participating.

BHG

 

This month, we’re welcoming fall, in our homes and in our lives overall. We don’t know about you, but, for us, welcoming fall means opening the windows, letting fresh air in and savoring the crispness in the air.

Thom Filicia

 

Welcoming fall is about adding cozy throws and great textures and favoring shades of tan and pumpkin, gold and creams, the richer hues that correspond so well with the changing leaves and the sun that’s setting just a little earlier already.

Sotheby’s Realty

 

Fall is also a fabulous time to celebrate the change of seasons with a fun soiree, which, of course, means getting the kitchen in tip top shape.

Williams-Sonoma

 

We’ll admit it: We like to leave the cooking to the professionals. But the right, gorgeous cookware that makes the food taste as good as the pots and pans look is a necessity when getting ready for a change of season celebration.

kitchen
Evars and Anderson

 

I’m in the market for new barstools right now, and these adorable cushions welcome fall in this kitchen with aplomb! A pretty (and delicious!) arrangement of seasonal fruits and veggies makes for a stunning centerpiece, no flowers required.

One Kings Lane

 

One of the things on our minds right now is hanging some new pieces of art to really get our houses party ready. These fall tones are very of the moment!

Coastal Living Magazine

 

Speaking of works of art, what a perfect setting for a fall fete!

Tory Burch

 

When it comes to parties, getting dressed is half the fun! This Tory Burch outfit hits all the high notes of equestrian style. 

Kate Spade NY

 

Speaking of animal-inspired fashion, this display at Kate Spade is so fabulous! It seems like leopard is everywhere we look this fall. So we must include it in our outfits!

Rose and Ivy

 

While cocktails and dinner are always fabulous, sometimes having a few good friends for a great cup of coffee is all it takes to turn an ordinary day into a celebration. A mix of antique silver and new pottery, we couldn’t love this juxtaposition any more!

Tom Ford Favorites for Fall

 

Our friend (He’s so not our friend. But girls can dream, right?) Tom Ford has assembled the ultimate fall collection for making our faces look fabulous no matter what the season holds. 

paint colors for fall
BHG

 

And the brilliant minds from BHG have so many great tips for the perfect paint tips to transform any home for fall. We’re obsessed with Golden Ginger. It may very well be the new not-quite-white we all need so much!

Do you have any plans for fall celebrations? 

books

If you’re looking for the perfect books to add a little warmth to your Fall, check out my latest novel, Slightly South of Simple (Simon & Schuster, 2016) or preorder The Secret to Southern Charm (Simon & Schuster, 2017) so you’ll have reading to look forward to this Spring!

 

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