In Good Taste: ADAC’S 2017 Architect of the Year

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Oh my goodness… We are SO excited! In case you haven’t heard, Jeffrey Dungan has been named ADAC’s 2017 Architect of the Year!

 Jeffrey Dungan

We aren’t surprised. 

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Not even a little.

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One, quick glance at Dungan’s work and it’s evident that he is completely deserving of this honor.

But there is nothing better than seeing talented, kind people whose work you have loved for years get acknowledged in such a big, big way!

From well thought out floor plans,

To extraordinary built-ins,

The perfect windows for every space,

To architectural details that create a mood,

Each space that Dungan undertakes is more fabulous than the last.

We could never pick a favorite space, but this rustic charm might be up there. It’s perfect for a cozy winter day.

Jeffrey Dungan

Congrats again, Jeffrey! We are so excited for you and think it goes without saying that this is a well-deserved honor!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, chic readers. We always love seeing you here!

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Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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 I had the most amazing day of meetings in New York with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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In Good Taste: Katie Leede & Co

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Good morning, chic readers! We thought you could use a few rich, fall hues to get your morning started off on the right note. But the gorgeous, good taste of Katie Leede is perfect for any season.

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Dreamy textures,

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Unique accessories,

Katie Leede beach house

And the perfect, enviable details that make a space really shine are all hallmarks of this designer’s style.

Katie Leede living room

From modern spaces,

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To those with a more traditional yet casual vibe,

Kaie Leede kitchen

Each and every space is wonderfully planned and altogether unique. 

Katie Leed bedroom

A stunning combination of color and texture makes this bedroom feel cozy and comforting,

Katie Leede bedroom

And antiques give it a sense of history.

Katie Leede bedroom

Large windows and unexpected art bring light and life to this space. 

Katie Leede bedroom

And a little boy’s bedroom becomes an imaginative haven–while still in keeping with the home’s signature style.

Katie Leede bathroom

This looks like the perfect spot to get cozy on a cool fall evening. Hoping you are savoring each and every day of yours!

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

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I will be in Pinehurst, NC Thursday as the speaker for the annual Neighbors of Pinehurst Book Club Luncheon. If you’d like a personalized copy of Slightly South of Simple, Lies and Other Acts of Love or Dear Carolina for yourself or for a holiday gift for a loved one, call The Country Book Shop at  910.692.3211, and I’ll be happy to personalize for you. Or preorder The Secret to Southern Charm! Signed copies will also be available through The Country Bookshop’s website


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In Good Taste: Allison Elebash Interiors

After three weeks at home finishing the edits for my next book, The Secret to Southern Charm, I’m back on the road today for two NC events today and two tomorrow. While I’m on the road I’ll be thinking about some of the sprucing I need to do before the fall–some fun, like replacing my bar stools and finding spots for several new pieces of art. And some not so fun, like replacing the roof. 

If you’re daydreaming about your home today, let the good taste of Allison Elebash Interiors inspire you like it has us.

Fun color palettes, 

Multi-purpose pieces like this beautiful bar cart,

And art that makes a major statement are only a few hallmarks of this talented designer’s interiors. 

We are huge fans of designers who aren’t afraid to mix it up with lots of color, and we’re swooning over this yellow and white Ikat. We’re loving all that is yellow right now–and who doesn’t want to be reminded of summer all year round?

This blue and white polka dot is slightly more subdued but no less eye catching. Skirts like these are a fun, inexpensive way to transform an old piece of furniture that needs some love into a focal point once again. 

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Library lamps are one of our new obsessions–especially as the seasons begin to change. The cooler air means more time indoors snuggled up with a good book. The perfect light and a perfect throw make that even more desirable. And now I’m adding a pair of those to my list for fall…

Speaking of spending more time indoors… It’s the perfect time to invite a few friends over for a fun fall cocktail. There’s nothing like a good drink and great company to take the edge off of a cold night. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed the good taste of Allison Elebash interiors as much as we have. Wishing you a wonderful day!

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In Good Taste: Beau Clowney Architects

kitchen Sullivan's Island - Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

When it comes to standing out, it’s the little things in a home that can make the biggest impact.

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Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

And creating memorable details is what Beau Clowney Architects do so incredibly well.

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Julia Lynn Photography

 

Painted beams and a water blue backsplash add beachy beauty to this lovely space. 

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And natural elements from the sea combine with traditional blues for a unique feel that is casual and a little dressy all at once. 

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J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

A pretty banquette is even more beautiful in blue and white, while statement lighting unifies the space. 

 Beach house bunk room - Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

For added privacy for kids and adults alike, it’s hard to beat these adorable drapes on the built-in bunks. Rope handles finish off the look in style! 

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Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

A beautiful fireplace with a stunning piece of art is always a favorite focal point for us. And the symmetry in this room is absolutely stunning. 

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Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

We love a house that’s designed to take advantage of every square inch of view–and shiplap ceilings lend a coastal feel. 

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J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

Porches and patios are hard to beat when it comes to taking advantage of living in gorgeous places. These shutters are a chic and convenient way to close it up when it’s time to go home. 

Whether on the front, back or side, these architects really know how to make an entrance .

This classic style is so well done. We love the black and white with touches of copper. 

Speaking of welcoming, who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this gorgeous home? We know we would! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you. For more of these stunning designs follow Beau Clowney on Instagram!

 


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In Good Taste: Coats Homes of Dallas

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It seems like the most obvious tenet of design.

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But, sometimes, we could all use a reminder. 

Coats Homes hallway

No matter how beautiful the home, the whole point is to create spaces where we can live well!

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Ben Coats, a second-generation builder and owner of Coats Homes in Texas keeps that in mind throughout the entire building process.

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Coats believes that building is never the end goal. Living is.

It’s clear that Coats and his team pour themselves into the projects they undertake. 

And we truly can’t decide which space is most gorgeous. 

Stunning finishes,

Thoughtful details,

And an eye toward functionality are just a few of the tenants that can be clearly seen through these rooms.

Coats Homes dining room

We were captivated from the first moment we saw the gorgeous work of Coats Homes, but to be honest, their eye for good taste isn’t what we love most about this Highland Park custom homebuilder.

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Coats Home decided to use their skills for good and has undertaken its own kind of one for one project in Texas. 

Coats Homes kitchen

For every custom home they build, they restore or rebuild another home for a family in need in the West Dallas area.

Coats Homes kitchen

Their contribution is helping bring hope and a renewed sense of prosperity to the neighborhood.

Coats Homes bar

This firm is helping everyone exercise his or her right to live in a safe neighborhood.

Coats Homes bathroom

You know that every week we look forward to sharing a new source of good taste with you. 

Coats Homes mudroom

But when people use their good taste to do good? That’s even better! If you want to know more check out the video below.

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today! We always love seeing you!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Houston who are in the midst of the devastation brought by Hurricane Harvey.

 

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Thank You For Making Slightly South of Simple a National Bestseller

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In Good Taste: Wesley Moon Interior Design

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Get your dose of good taste this Tuesday with the luscious, uber chic style of Wesley Moon. From soothing blues to glamorous metallics, beautiful built-ins to peerless porches, indoors or out, it’s hard to pick a favorite space.

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We hope you loved this great taste as much as we did. Thanks so much for making us a part of your week!

 

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  

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THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

 

 

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