Whether preserving history or creating it, our homes have a lot of legwork to do. William B. Litchfield Architectural Designs is masterful in assisting them with both.
We are big fans of his work, and this Regency-Inspired Georgian Renovation caught our eye right away.
We have learned (sometimes the hard way) that it takes exactly the right kind of architect or designer to restore a historic gem, to bring something truly special back to life. William Litchfield Designs is just the team to take on the challenge.
It’s no wonder they received the 2016 Philip Trammell Shutze Award for this stunning home. It is the perfect blend of old and new with spaces for everyone in the family.
This kitchen is, in a word, happy. Or, at least, it feels that way to us.
And we can imagine the guests gathered around this fire are happy too!
The light in this house is just spectacular, a sure sign of a great architect,
But the details truly shine. This closet is simply breathtaking, with a place for everything.
You know we’re big fans of interiors, but, in this case, we have to admit that, for us, the exterior stole the show.
Grand, gracious, elegant… These are just a few words that come to mind right off the bat.
And, taking this lovely pool into account, we think we’d also have to add calm to the list. From every angle, in every space, this home is the ideal blend of old and new. We hope you loved touring it as much as we did!
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Southern California Here I Come!
I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!
January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA.
January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.
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.
We’ve noticed lately that outdoor lanterns have been a hot topic of discussion, which is great, because we’re wanting to discuss too!
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.
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!)
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!
Matching sets can be so chic,
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!)
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,
And nothing–absolutely nothing–is as elegant and lovely to us as real gas lanterns. They’re a welcoming touch all the time!
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?
More than just a place to park your car, a garage — when done right — is an integral part of the home.
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.
Keeping our cars out of the salt air is great, sure. But, when it comes to garages,
we love the idea of creating extra space for guests.
A charming suite up top complete with bedroom, bathroom and kitchen gives guests privacy while still letting them be a part of the fun.
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.
Detached garages can add charm — and work well when they are added later,
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!
When it comes to garages, it’s all about the garage doors isn’t it? We love the charm of these carriage doors
This garage is simply stunning.
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!
June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public
July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm
July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private
July 25: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm
DON’T FORGET, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM IS AVAILABLE BY CALLING YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, ANY OF THE FABULOUS BOOKSTORES ABOVE OR AT INDIEBOUND, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE OR WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!