Things We Love: Beautiful Architecture

Architecture from Ken Tate British Colonial home
Ken Tate Architect


Good morning, chic readers, and happy Thursday! We hope you are looking forward to a wonderful weekend ahead!  We all know that the devil is in the details. And these gorgeous images prove that the style is in the beautiful architecture too. 


kitchen architecture in kitchen from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


From elegant archways to charming shiplap ceilings, thoughtful door casings and custom cabinetry, it’s the little things in a house that add up to something big. 


kitchen with wood vaulted ceiling and beautiful architecture
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles- Harrison Design


Isn’t this ceiling incredible?!


staircase from Phoebe Howard architecture
Phoebe Howard Design


And, of course, how we accentuate those details can only make it better. From pretty accessories that go with the flow and work with the overall taste and feel,

Mark D. likes bookcase and round table
Mark D Sikes


To bold statements that stand out in style, varied pieces work together to achieve an overall look and feel that is uniquely yours.

bathroom from Tim Barber Ltd with Beautiful architecture
Tim Barber, Ltd


Small spaces turn into an event with the right details–

bunkroom with great architecture from James f Carter
James F. Carter


And four blank walls become the place where family fun is had and memories are made. 

kitchen from Brooks and Falotici with great architecture
Brooks and Falotico


Just a hint of color can change the entire look of any space. The blue in this kitchen is so chic! And we love the plate rack!


If you could add one type of beautiful architecture to your home, what would it be? 

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I’m heading to NYC today for my last meeting at Simon & Schuster before the launch of Feels Like Falling–and my first appearance on NY Live! If you’re in the area, tune in on February 13 to check out the best ways to “Spruce Your Space for Spring!”

Then it’s on to The Savannah Book Festival. I’m speaking on Saturday morning at 10:15 am at the First Baptist Church. I’ll be in the author’s tent immediately after signing books. If you’re in the area, I hope to see you there!



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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles kitchen with beams designed by Harrison Design


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Southern California Here I Come!

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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.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.





House Tour: Harrison Design

Harrison Design foyer with French doors


When editor-in-chief of Veranda Steele Marcoux, interior designer Bunny Williams, and Robert A.M. Stern Architect Roger Seifter speak, we listen.


Harrison Design with flowers


So when this esteemed panel of judges named Karen Ferguson, director of interior design for Harrison Design, the 2019 Southeast Residential Designer of the Year, we were so excited to shout her news from the rooftops! 


Harrison Design foyer with bell chandeliers


This stunning Atlanta home was instrumental in earning Ferguson her latest accolade.


living room by Harrison Design


Fresh and engaging, this home’s interior leans on tradition while taking bold steps toward the future. 


dining room by Harrison Design with ceiling detail


Fortuny upholstered chairs and a geometric fretwork ceiling add interest to a chic dining room.


Harrison Design living room with floor lamp and abstract art


And smaller vignettes are made special with the addition of statement art


kitchen with wood beams by Harrison Design


Bunny Williams said, “The detailing of the kitchen and bathroom were perfection.” 


beans in kitchen from Harrison Design


We couldn’t agree more! 


bedroom by Harrison Design


A soothing color palette transforms a master bedroom into a tranquil retreat. 


bathroom with floor mirror Harrison Design


Rich walnut floors and an oversized Louis XV mirror create continuity between the master bathroom and bedroom.


Harrison Design marble bathroom


Large slabs of Carrara marble mixed with intricate palisandro bluette detailing complement the Roman motifs in the his and hers shower.




Williams also noted Ferguson’s “ability to handle both a modern sensibility and more traditional vibe with a clear sense of proportion and scale.” To us, this is one of the most difficult acheivements in design, simply because it’s easiest to master the style that is your favorite. 


Harrison Design covered porch

Emily Jenkins Followill Photographer


Mixing styles and bouncing back and forth between them can prove challenging for even the most skilled designers. But, as this home proves, not for Harrison. We can’t wait to see what the Southeast Residential Designer of the Year does next!


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

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