Things We Love: Fabulous Outdoor Lanterns

Coats Homes

 

One of our favorite things is getting emails and questions from our readers. It gives us so much blog fodder and lets us know what’s on your minds.

 

Thomson Cooke

 

We’ve noticed lately that outdoor lanterns have been a hot topic of discussion, which is great, because we’re wanting to discuss too!

 

Ike Kligerman Barkley

 

In searching for the perfect lanterns for a client, for ourselves and for all of you, of course, we have come across so many fabulous things. 

 

Coastal Living

 

When it comes to choosing outdoor lanterns, everyone has an opinion. Some swear that lanterns should be only 1/5 of the height of the door, others land more on the 1/4 to 1/3 mark. This is one time where we’re on the bigger is better side of things. (Although, you know we love statement lighting in general, so this probably isn’t a surprise!)

 

T.S.Adams Studio

 

Of course, sometimes a pair of lanterns flanking a door simply won’t do. And thinking outside the box can be so glamorous. We are swooning over this lantern!

 

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles 2019 Show House

 

Matching sets can be so chic,

 

The Enchanted Home – Palmetto Bluff

 

And our friend Tina from the Enchanted Home always gets it right. (Of course, we’re biased because we have these same lanterns in brass!)

 

T.S. Adams Studios

 

The Governor from Bevolo (We know you’re going to ask, so we’re getting ahead of it!) is one of our favorite styles lately,

 

Studio McGee

 

And nothing–absolutely nothing–is as elegant and lovely to us as real gas lanterns. They’re a welcoming touch all the time!

 

Studio McGee

 

What is your favorite outdoor lantern style?

 

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Happy Monday, Design Chic friends. We hope you had an amazing weekend full of fun times and gorgeous views. 

Colonial house in Greenwich

The good news is that all of that doesn’t have to stop just because it’s Monday. 

Colonial house in Greenwich entrance

This modern shoreline colonial by Wadi Associates really is the whole package. 

Colonial house in Greenwich living room

Stunning interiors that shirk the usual coastal feel for something all together more modern,

Colonial house in Greenwich family room

Statement lighting everywhere you turn, 

Colonial house in Greenwich keeping room

Perfect architectural details and light-filled spaces, 

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Enviable flow, 

Colonial house in Greenwich kitchen

A kitchen with plenty of workspace and eating space…

Colonial house in Greenwich window seat

Oh, and did we mention the views?

Colonial house in Greenwich bedroom

Add a chic space for sleep–and a little work if you must, 

Colonial house in Greenwich bedroom

And we can’t think of anyplace we’d rather wake up in the morning–or a sight we’d rather see out our windows!

Colonial house in Greenwich bathroom

Whether you’re a fan of long soaks in the tub

Colonial house in Greenwich bathroom

Long nights on the porch, with good friends and cherished family,

Colonial house in Greenwich

Or maybe a little bit of both, 

Colonial house in Greenwich porch

This house has absolutely everything that anyone would need to savor the summer in style. 

Colonial house in Greenwich garage

Thank you so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love it when you do!

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In Good Taste: Haver & Skolnick Architects

Haver & Skolnick Architects via Dering Hall

Good morning, chic friends! We hope your week is off to a great start! We’re just getting home from a fabulous trip to Sea Island, GA. (If you didn’t get a chance to check out the amazing Sea Island house we featured yesterday, don’t miss it!) 

The weather was perfect, the house we stayed in was beyond and my The Secret to Southern Charm talk and signing in the spectacular Club Room of the Cloister was honestly one of my favorite events to date, which is really saying something! 

Speaking of fabulous houses, Haver & Scolnick Architects know a thing or two about creating them. One peek at the architectural details in this chic butler’s pantry and it’s evident that everything else is going to follow suit. 

The kitchen is certainly the heart of the home, and this one is so warm and cozy that we can’t think of a better place to gather family and friends for a delicious meal and a good chat.  

These architects absolutely know how to set the tone of a space. Rustic beams add an old world charm and feel. 

This is organization at its absolute finest. Chic storage is always welcome–and welcoming!

A dedicated gardening space is one of our dream rooms. These architects make it a reality! 

As fabulous as the indoor spaces are, the outdoor spaces are even better. But aren’t they always?

We would absolutely live in these divine outdoor living spaces

Every little nook is expertly thought out and perfectly curated. 

And character oozes from every space. 

From barns to living rooms, indoors or out, we think the work of Haver and Skolnick Architects is always in good taste!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love it when you do!

 


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Things We Love: A Gorgeous Garage

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Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles – Architect Yong Pak

 

More than just a place to park your car, a garage — when done right — is an integral part of the home.

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T.S. Adams

 

We’re still in the planning stages of our addition,  and a gorgeous garage is on the top of our list for things we need — and inspired this post! Remember, when doing your own addition, it’s always a good idea to compare prices.

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Keeping our cars out of the salt air is great, sure. But, when it comes to garages, 

garage
NLB Architects

 

we love the idea of creating extra space for guests. 

garage
McCann Design Group

 

A charming suite up top complete with bedroom, bathroom and kitchen gives guests privacy while still letting them be a part of the fun.

garage
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Extra room for guests or no, isn’t it nice when a garage is a seamless part of the home, not an afterthought? This one is particularly well done, we think.

garage
Anne Decker Architects

 

Detached garages can add charm — and work well when they are added later,

garage
Patrick Ahearn Architects

 

but there’s nothing better when it’s raining outside and you have a car full of kids, groceries, etc. than to be able to slide right in your door without getting a drop on you!

garage
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

When it comes to garages, it’s all about the garage doors isn’t it? We love the charm of these carriage doors

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APD Architects

 

This garage is simply stunning.

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Anne Decker Architects

 

Does it get any better than this? We don’t think so! Thanks so much for stopping by and making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here! 


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Things We Love: Painted Wood Houses

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Austin Patterson Disston Architects

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous Thursday. We are getting ready for Halloween and trick or treating and can’t wait to be able to carve our pumpkins!

gray painted wood houses
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Even if orange and black isn’t your favorite color combo, there are so many fun ways to spruce your home for fall–starting with the exterior and the landscape. 

yellow wood houses paint exterior
Austin Patterson Disston Architects

 

New, seasonal flowers, fresh mulch or pine straw and giving the bushes a good prune can make a world of difference in a home’s exterior and curb appeal. 

painted exterior
Austin Patterson Disston

 

We don’t know about you, but we love painted, wood houses. 

green Wood paint exterior
Austin Patterson Disston Architects

 

On a home that’s a throwback to a simpler time or a fresh, new facade, a pretty painted exterior is a forever favorite.

Brooks and Falotico

 

In a pretty pastel,

paint wood house
Coastal Living

 

A bold and vibrant shade,

gray wood paint
Lisa Furey Design – HGTV People’s Pick Winner!

 

Or a simple neutral, 

gray wood house
Coastal Living

 

Exterior paint sets the tone for what’s to come in a big, big way. 

dark gray exterior paint
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

The problem with painted wood houses? Well, they have to be painted. A lot. Especially when they’re on the water. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’re always painting ours on some side and when that one’s done it’s time to do the next one!

navy wood house paint
Mrs Measom

 

But oh, it’s so worth it.  There is nothing quite like the charm of a painted wood house!

painted exterior
Better Homes & Gardens

 

We absolutely adore the look of these gorgeous flowers growing up the side of this painted facade. It’s the perfect fresh complement to make any home ready for fall!

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