With the days growing longer and the sun getting warmer, we are savoring every moment we have outside–especially after such a cold, harsh winter. We don’t know about you, but we’re focusing on keeping our yards blooming for summer right now. We love flowers and bright blooms and pretty colors intermixed, and when it comes to curb appeal, there is nothing quite like adding color to the garden. Check out a few of our favorite colorful gardens and gain a bit of inspiration of your own!
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!
Happy Wednesday, friends! We’re on our family vacation this week and fully in a summer state of mind. Whether you’re working or playing we hope that this gorgeous Cape Cod gives you that summertime feeling. With its classic cedar shakes and charming New England interiors, this home is year-round stunning.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! We hope its terrific!
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If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote. And take an EXTRA 15% Off at Barnes and Noble
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
“The fabulous book, Slightly South of Simple, was officially released April 25th. And it is the best summertime read! Reading a truly good book is one of my most luxurious pleasures. This new book is the first of three. And you will fall in love with the women in this book. The characters are just like all of us. Women who aren’t perfect, but try their best to make each day the best they can.” —Lidy, French Garden House
We are so excited it’s Friday and are looking forward to the long Memorial Day weekend! Do you have any fun plans? Whether it’s going to be a weekend full of fun or just a regular one at home, check out some of our favorites from around the web to help you start your celebrating on the right foot! Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!
Some homes simply require that you stop and take notice. This Buck County house and garden, complete with its stone facade and charming gate, is one of those enviable spots. And its storybook exterior is only the beginning.
This gorgeous light-filled living room beckons anyone who enters to stay awhile. A glass-top table combines perfectly with beautiful upholstery for a cozy feeling.