In Good Taste: Carol Flanagan Design

When we set out to make changes in our houses, we believe that most of us are searching for looks with staying power, for style that will stand the test of time–or at least some time. Carol Flanagan Design strikes that perfect balance between the right now and the lovely forever that brings her homes into the present while keeping an eye toward the past and allowing her designs to maintain their staying power well into the future. We hope you love this designer’s good taste as much as we do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Hoping you end your hectic day in a place as lovely as this. Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love it when you do!

What Calypso in the Country is saying about my latest novel, The Secret to Southern Charm:

Be ready to laugh, cry and lose some sleep because you won’t be able to put this one down!  The Secret to Southern Charm is a beautifully written story full of love, heartbreak, suspense and of course, that sweet southern charm!  Interior design enthusiasts will also love picturing the lovely decor of the homes which provide the calming background for the complicated lives of the characters.

And I got to meet my sweet friend Shelley at Root Home Decor in Manasquan, NJ on my The Secret to Southern Charm tour. She is as fabulous as her blog and I could have talked to her all night. It was so fun! You can check out her post about it! Thank you so much, Shelley!

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

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In Good Taste: MA Allen Interiors

MA Allen Interiors office

Good morning, chic readers! You know how much we love sharing favorite designers with you every week. The only thing better than sharing a favorite designer is sharing a favorite designer who lives right here in North Carolina!

MA Allen Interiors kitchen

MA Allen and her partners say that they “take a single thought, or a tiny swatch of fabric, or a family heirloom…and allow that small seed to become an explosion of ideas that eventually transforms your entire space.”

MA Allen Interiors kitchen

We love the thought of that, of starting with the tiniest kernel of an idea and using that to create something extraordinary. 

As you can see, that’s exactly what these designers do. 

MA Allen Interiors kitchen

From an eat-in kitchen worth coming home to, 

MA Allen Interiors kitchen

To a sweet pop of color that brings a crisp, white kitchen to life, 

MA Allen Interiors dining

A fun, modern dining room that practically begs for family holidays to be held (and makes great use of a space!), 

To a master bedroom where every detail is just right, MA Allen hits the high notes of style in every project. 

There is absolutely nothing we love more than an adorable nursery. A nursery like this one that can grow as he does is all the better. A simple switch from crib to bed and this darling nursery becomes a sweet room for a busy little boy. 

MA Allen Interiors playroom

In any child’s space, but especially a playroom, stylish storage is such a necessity. Books become a beautiful focal point, and her favorites are always right on hand between tea parties. 

MA Allen Interiors mudroom

Mudrooms are perhaps one of the most essential spaces in homes today–and MA Allen makes sure that even these tiny nooks not only flow seamlessly into the rest of the house but are also pinnacles of style. From North Carolina’s triangle to the Atlantic coast, New York to DC, these designers adapt every space to their clients’ needs. And we couldn’t love the results any more! 

Woman’s World thinks you and your mom will love reading my Peachtree Bluff Series together–and we wholeheartedly agree! Pick up copies of Slightly South of Simple and The Secret to Southern Charm for both of you. You’ll definitely be the favorite child this year! 

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In Good Taste: Amanda Teal Design

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The first line of Amanda Teal Design‘s About Us page says, “We create gracious homes.”

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Michelle Drewes Photography

 

It’s a mission simple as and well thought out as these designers’ gorgeous work. (We’re loving these Serena & Lily Riviera Side Chairs in this beyond charming breakfast nook!)

Each of these spaces is so gracious, so welcoming that we can imagine calling them home.

And if that isn’t good taste, we don’t know what is!

From the sweeping and grand…

To the cozy and intimate…

These bright, light-filled rooms are the pinnacle of style.

We love using a desk instead of a night table–especially in a guest bedroom,

And fresh flowers make everything better.

The perfect textures and accents make even the grandest bedroom feel like a perfect resting spot,

And simple looks amazing by the sea.

From mirrors to counters, floors to faucets, not a single detail is overlooked. And that’s why Amanda Teal Design is always in good taste!

Helynn Ospina Photography

 

We are SO excited because The Secret to Southern Charm officially launches just one week from today! We can’t believe it! To celebrate, we are giving away a $200 Target gift card so that you can stock up on all your favorite beach accessories before those warm, lazy days of summer are here. 

To enter, all you have to do it pre-order The Secret to Southern Charm from your bookstore or website of choice. The Secret to Southern Charm is available from your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Books-a-Million, Indiebound and wherever books are sold! It is being simultaneously released in paperback, hardback, e-book and audio, so check out your favorite version! You can get extra credit for sharing. (Check out the Rafflecopter below.) Thanks so much for all your support, sweet friends. We are so grateful for you!

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In Good Taste: David Kleinberg Design

David Kleinberg Design living room

David Kleinberg Design Associates via Dering Hall

It may be snowing all across NC today, but, even still, last weekend was time for a little Spring cleaning!

David Kleinberg Design

A super fun photo shoot with Serena & Lily (stop by tomorrow to see our Spring spruce!) inspired us to clean up, clear out and pare down.

David Kleinberg Design

Needless to say, the house feels lighter, brighter and oh-so-good–and so do we!

The good taste of David Kleinberg makes us feel that exact same way!

David Kleinberg Design

Perfectly accessorized but never overdone, his designs feel calming, refreshing and terrifically uncluttered.

David Kleinberg Design

His own Upper East Side apartment (pictured here!) is a study in color, texture and high style.

David Kleinberg Design

But whether he’s designing for himself or a client, Kleinberg always leaves his mark.

David Kleinberg Design living room

In more formal, traditional spaces,

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Or more beautifully rustic ones,

David Kleinberg Design

Kleinberg’s work always speaks for itself–and is the perfect way to get inspired to do a little Spring cleaning of your own! Spring Break will be here before we know it!

Speaking of Spring Break, my latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

We know y’all know our fab friend Jeanne McKay Hartmann. Have you ever seen anything as adorable as these beautiful illustrated cards that she made to go with The Secret to Southern Charm? We know we haven’t! Shoes, champagne and sweet tea… What else does a girl need? For more of her gorgeousness, check follow her on Instagram at @jeannemckayhartmann!


 

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In Good Taste: Jeff Lincoln Interior Design

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Good morning, chic readers! We hope your week is off to a great start. We are so excited to share the good taste of Jeff Lincoln Interior Design to brighten up your Tuesday. 

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From classic interiors to more modern styles, these designers put their signature touch on every space in style. These stunning blues create the ultimate soothing color palette. 

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Simple, uncluttered elegance steals the show in this living room. 

living room Jeff Lincoln

And a small space bathed in luxury is nothing short of uber chic. 

Yellow and blue is one of our favorite color combinations.

Jeff Lincoln dining room

Well… Maybe yellow and anything and blue and anything… You really can’t go wrong!

The natural wood in this home is absolutely stunning, an accessory in and of itself,

The light wood adds interest and texture,

Jeff Lincoln dining room

While beams add warmth.

Jeff Lincoln entrance

Foyer tables always make a statement in the entrance–and we love the benches around them. They’re perfect for entertaining! 

There is nothing like a big, cozy comforter on the end of a bed to make it feel snuggly and warm, especially during these winter months.

We couldn’t possibly pick a favorite space! Can you?

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

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Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! I have the best readers in the whole wide world! Thank you so much for your support. 

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and see our Top Ten Posts of 2017 here!

 

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In Good Taste: Tracy Hardenburg Design

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your 2018 is off to a fabulous start. It still feels weird to say 2018, doesn’t it?

The good news is that, no matter what else 2018 holds, we can guarantee it will be full of good taste–beginning with the fabulous Tracy Hardenburg.

Each room is completely unique, family friendly, and in the case of this charming keeping room, super comfortable.

Hardenburg’s unique touches–like this amazing chalkboard–add so much personality.

We are loving the deep, dark navy blue of these cabinets,

And the built-in bunk room gets a grown-up twist with chic colors and awesome accents.

A pretty bedroom gets a modern touch with a few key updates to old favorites.

Aren’t these chairs the absolute cutest? We think these should be one of our New Year’s Resolutions!

A pair of oversized chaises makes for the perfect spot to cuddle up with a good book, a glass of wine and sweet conversation before bed.

When it comes to decor, we can’t forget the great outdoors. An old staple–wicker–takes on a new vibe with an updated shape.

Neutrals provide a beautiful backdrop on this stunning patio with bright blooms providing a splash of fun color. 

Could anything be more delightful than a day spent lounging by the pool? We’re expecting snow today, but, hey, girls can dream, right? It will be summer again before we know it..

Wishing you sunny skies today and a great start on all your resolutions! Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

books slightly south of simple

Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! 

 

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