House Tour: Lauren Elaine Interiors

Lauren Elaine Interiors entrance with antique chest

 

Good morning, chic friends. Our hearts are heavy this morning, as we know yours are, thinking of our friends in the Bahamas and the rest of Dorian’s path. 

 

Lauren Elaine Interiors living room

 

As we head inland today, there is no time that we are so poignantly reminded of the importance of home, of its impact on our lives, our families and our well being. It goes without saying that our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected.  

 

Lauren Elaine Interiors living room

 

When it comes to expressing ourselves and creating a space that feels uniquely like us–and our families–there truly is no place like home

 

Lauren Elaine Interiors living room design

 

That’s something that designer Lauren Lowe and her husband Brandon, owners of this Classic Redux, know all about. 

 

Kitchen in blue and white Lauren Elaine Interiors

 

When they moved into their freshly built home after putting their touches on, they knew right away that something didn’t feel quite right. 

 

 

This 1930s Collier Hills home, however, was full of the charm and character that their new home was missing. 

 

 

Add an antique art and furniture collection that the couple negotiated with the sale of the house, 

 

 

Special, modern touches,

 

 

And a heaping helping of talent from Lowe and you have the recipe for a perfect home for a family of three. 

 

 

But this designer’s favorite part of the renovation?

 

 

Creating a sweetly chic space for her baby son–

 

nursery in blue and white

 

And a place where she and her husband–and the family’s dog!–could share their little boy’s first special moments. We don’t know about you, but we think this charming home is perfect from top to bottom! What’s your favorite space?

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Lauren Elaine Interiors

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The Peachtree Bluff Series

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If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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House Tour: Turtle Creek, Dallas, Texas

 

We all know that everything is bigger in Texas, and Collins Interiors is making sure that the style is bigger too!

 

 

The Dallas Market Center… The Dallas Arts District… Stanley Korshak…

 

 

There are so many incredible things to love about Dallas–and we think this gorgeous home in the Turtle Creek neighborhood is absolutely one of them!

 

 

The spacious rooms and spectacular architectural details are unique and so chic, 

 

 

And this lacquer ceiling has us swooning!

 

 

The right mix of down-to-earth and super luxe creates a space that is glamorous but also livable. 

 

 

Perfectly placed antiques add a sense of history,

 

 

While unique accessories–like this fabulous lamp–create a look that is very now. 

 

 

From a perfect spot to start the day,

 

 

The ultimate place to end one,

 

 

To a chic outdoor retreat for entertaining, this Dallas home absolutely has it all! What is your favorite room?

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In Good Taste: Studio McGee

 

What do you do when you have “a spare bedroom with lots of big ideas and no room for fabric samples?”

 

 

If you’re Shea McGee, you start a design firm!

 

 

After graduating with a degree in PR, Shea decided that she was passionate about interiors. Little did she know that, a few semesters into chasing her dream, she would have a huge waitlist of clients.

 

 

Shea enlisted her husband Syd and, together, they created Studio McGee, a design firm that has grown to more than 30 team members and manages projects nationwide.

 

 

With the team’s bright, airy and slightly organic aesthetic, it’s easy to see why Studio McGee has become one of the most well-known design firms in the U.S.

 

 

The studio’s work has been featured in magazines including Vogue Living, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and House Beautiful, among others.

 

 

Shea turned her vision for a side-project for a stay-at-home mom into something much larger–and it’s safe to say that her clients have benefitted from the leap of faith that Shea and Syd took in that guest bedroom.

 

 

With the perfect laid-back luxe vibe, we can’t possibly pick a favorite space!

 

 

We can’t what to see what the Studio McGee team creates next!

 

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Refresh Your Bedroom for Summer and More

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Happy 4th of July, friends! We hope you are having a fabulous day celebrating America’s independence. We are feeling so grateful today for all the men and women in our armed forces who continue to fight for our freedom. Between the grilling and the fireworks take a peek at some of best sales around the web today!

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The Southern Side of Paradise

Well, friends, the The Southern Side of Paradise tour is over (for a few weeks, anyway!) and it was one for the books—pun intended! I am so grateful to everyone who attended events, hosted them and, of course, has read The Southern Side of Paradise! 🏝 You make my job so much fun and I am so grateful for you!
We have plenty more events throughout the summer and year—and are planning my 2020 tour! If you want me to come to your city next year, let me know!

 

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Books in Interiors Add Style

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Lonny

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a very happy Monday. This is my first week back from the truly epic The Southern Side of Paradise tour, and, as fun as it was to be on the road, it’s great to be home–and just in time for summer! 

books in interiors Alyssa Rosenheck
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But, just because I’m home from tour doesn’t mean that I don’t have books on the brain. 

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We are formulating our ridiculously lengthy summer reading lists…

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And, of course, we always, always love a great book in an even better design scheme. 

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

Stacks on the coffee table are a forever favorite, perfect not only for aesthetics but also for picking up and perusing. 

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We’re also big fans of using a single, statement book to punctuate an end table.

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Those round entrance hall tables can be tricky to decorate properly.

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Nothing makes the perfect welcoming statement quite like stacks of beautiful books! 

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Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design

 

We usually think of books as going on the end table, but, really this just cuts out the middle man! If you’re like us, the stacks could easily be taller than the table.

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JWS Interiors

 

One of the best things about decorating with books is that they are a terrific way to add pops of color. From pink to blue to black and everything in between, they add a pretty punch to any space.

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Books are even welcome on a favorite bar cart. We’d recommend favorite cocktail recipe books for instant entertaining! What are your favorite books to have around your home? And what books are topping your summer reads list?

Head over to my Instagram  to learn how to win all 5 of these books!  Just in time for Summer reading!

 


What People are Saying about The Peachtree Bluff Series

“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (—Jackie K. Cooper, The Huffington Post)

 

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

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Cozy Reading Nooks

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Happy Monday, Design Chic readers! Have you had a good week? I know I have! I’m just on Cloud Nine about The Southern Side of Paradise‘s release and this wonderful book tour I’m on–and all of your kind words!

 

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Kapito Muller

 

This is probably pretty obvious, but reading is one of my great loves. It always has been, actually, from the first day I started.

 

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New England Home Magazine

 

I still remember how it felt to read my very first book all by myself. (It was called Dr. Cat–and a Design Chic reader found an original copy for my son!)

 

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Ever since that day, I’ve been pretty much hooked. So I think it’s totally necessary to have a great reading nook.

 

reading nook
Geoff Chick Architect

 

We have a lot of them in our house, actually. A chaise with a lamp in the guest room for guests, a pair of them in the room off the kitchen, lots of throws over cozy chairs that just beg to be read in, a double window seat on the third floor with the best view in the house…

 

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Lonny

 

When I first set out on my journey to become an author, I used to have dreams of having a bookshelf full of nothing but rows of my books.

 

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I’ve realized now, as my fifth book is releasing, that I have so many other books it might be unrealistic to dedicate an entire bookshelf to just me…

 

reading nook
Robert A.M. Stern

 

But it’s still pretty cool to look over and see my name on some of those spines.

 

reading corner
Collins Interiors

 

And it’s crazy to think that only four years ago my debut novel, Dear Carolina, was just releasing. And that only three years ago Lies and Other Acts of Love was coming out. I almost can’t remember my life before I was an author, and it hasn’t even been that long!

 

reading nook
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And, if you aren’t tired of hearing it yet, YOU are one of the major reasons that I get to continue on in this career, that I get to keep writing books. Thank you for reading, for reviewing, for recommending to your friends, to my fellow bloggers for sharing on your blogs and for being generally awesome. I am eternally grateful!

 

reading nook outdoors
BHG

 

Now that The Southern Side of Paradise has been out for a few days, I hope you have a chance to curl up in your favorite reading nook and visit my fictional town of Peachtree Bluff, Georgia. It’s like taking a vacation without having to leave your favorite comfy spot!

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

 

 

Praise for The Peachtree Bluff Series:

“Writers come and writers go but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive Sisterhood of Southern Writers.” —The Huffington Post, Jackie K Cooper

This week I’ll be in Louisville, KY, Houston, TX, Dallas, TX, Cleveland, OH, Carmel, IN, and Charleston, SC. Click for full tour details. 

 
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