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Beth Webb Interiors - Emily Followill Photography St Simons Island kitchen with shiplap
Beth Webb InteriorsEmily Followill Photography

 

Tour a St Simons Island Stunner

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Everything You Need for an Organized Laundry Room

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Create the Perfect Spot for Summer Dining

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Chic Interview: Nina Magon

Nina Magon living room with large art and black floor lamp
Nina Magon – Contour Interior Design

 

Hi, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing 4th of July–and we are so excited to bring you an interview with a designer we positively adore: Nina Magon! Find out how the talented founder of Contour Interior Design made the transition from finance to interiors, why Zaha Hadid inspires her and the go-to white paint that she can’t do without! 

1. How did you get started as a designer?

From a young age, I knew creativity was beckoning me, yet I double majored in Economics and Finance as that was the equitable thing to do. After obtaining my degrees, I felt something was missing, and decided it was time for me to follow my true passion. I believed fashion design was my forthcoming, and so I pursued another degree in fashion design. Slowly but delicately, I discovered Interior Design through my love for fashion and opulent things and realized the creation of emotion-provoking environments would be my true calling. With that, I realized that the luxury landscape of the world was widening, and that’s when Contour Interior Design was born.

 

2. Where do you get your inspiration?

Travel. Traveling around the world from the ripe age of 3 evoked a feeling of connectedness as I realized how small the world really was, yet how captivating and vast it could be.There are so many different design styles throughout the world, so by traveling, you get to open your mind to see design from each culture and you gain a very global view of design. With more of a global knowledge on the many diverse design styles, it allows you to create designs that blend the old with the new in a forward-thinking and modern way that is updated with the times of today.  

3. Do you have a favorite project to date?

51fifteen restaurant inside of Saks Fifth Avenue in Houston, Texas. 51fifteen will always hold a special place in my heart because it was my first restaurant to ever work on and it propelled me to the luxury market of hospitality design. The group that hired me has presented my firm with an empty shell which really allowed us to use our creativity in a very expressive way. We completed all the interior architecture and design for the space. 

4. What is the biggest challenge you face as a designer?

Having to say no to clients sometimes because of their budget. Many times clients come to us because they want a luxurious and unique experience, a space that would wow every person that walked in the door. They see our work and know we can deliver the modern and forward-thinking aesthetic they are trying to achieve, but sometimes their overall budget does not match their high level of expectations. When we know that we cannot deliver what the client wants for the budget they present, which would ultimately result in an unsuccessful project for both parties, we, unfortunately, have to say no. It’s honestly the hardest thing to turn down clients that really respect your work and aesthetic based on budget, but when you value your work then you know in the end you want your clients to be completely satisfied and happy. 

5. What do you consider your biggest accomplishment to date?

To be selected to appear on NBC’s American Dream Builders in which 12 of the most notable, respected, and established designers and builders from around the country competed to win the title of the first American Dream Builder. I was a semi-finalist in this national competition and was praised for my high level of taste and aesthetics. The success and the exposure gained from being on TV propelled my career in the design world and elevated my name in the industry.  

 

6.Are there any designers that particularly inspire you?

Yes, Zaha Hadid. Zaha Hadid is truly one of my greatest inspirations, in the fact that she constantly went against the grain and stood out by being different and staying true to aesthetic. She is widely seen as the greatest female designer of contemporary times, who reshaped design for the modern epoch – something difficult for women to do in her time. Against all odds and a great deal of prejudice, she broke one glass ceiling after another. Zaha Hadid will always be someone that I look up to because she was not scared of being different and instead embraced it, which made her work beautiful masterpieces that will go down in history.

Go-to paint color?

Pure White – Sherwin Williams. I know white is typically not a go-to paint color, but I love this color because it really allows you to achieve a sleek light and bright space. It also presents the opportunity for your walls to become blank canvases for bold art to be displayed without over-cluttering space.

Ebooks or hardbacks?

Hardbacks. The beautiful thing about hardbacks is that after you read them, you can use the books as decorative accessories for bookshelves and consoles.

M&Ms or Skittles?

M&Ms. I am a chocolate lover. They are the perfect little sweet snack to munch on during your workday.

Coffee or tea?

Tea. I have always been a tea drinker, there are so many different kinds and I really enjoy a calming tea in the afternoons to relax me after a long workday. 

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Nina Magon kitchen with black pendants and black stools

 

Nina Magon kitchen with black pendant lights

 

Nina Magon dining room

 

Nina Magon bathroom with freestanding tub

 

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Blank to Beautiful: Cindy Barganier

 

Good morning, chic readers! We are so excited to share this super fun interview with our friend Cindy Barganier today. Cindy and her husband Jeff live in Pike Road, AL where they run Cindy Barganier Interiors. In addition to designing homes, Cindy has also created several product lines–and you have the opportunity to win pieces from one of them today! Simply head over to Instagram to win a gorgeous bag and scarf from one of Cindy’s new collections. She’s also a teacher, mentor and friend to many–including us!

 

 

Cindy has been featured everywhere from Coastal Living to Southern Home–and many, many more. She is just as charming as her work, and we know you’ll love getting to know more about her today. Mom and I are so thrilled to be able to showcase her talents today. 

 

Head over to Instagram for a chance to win this fabulous cosmetic bag and scarf from Cindy’s latest collection! You’ll be stylish all summer long!

 

 

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic! We always love seeing you here!

 

We hope to see you back here tomorrow for a fabulous “House Tour” designed by the incredibly talented  William B. Litchfield and captured so beautifully by Emily Followill PhotographerClick here to see a previous tour from Litchfield Design.

 

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Join Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe and ME tonight on FRIENDS & FICTION where we host Delia Owens the author of  WHERE the CRAWDADS SING

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In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design kitchen - Stoffer Photography Interiors

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a terrific start. If not, all of that is about to change! Chic, sophisticated interiors with just the right amount of personality are hallmarks of this talented designer’s style. Take a break, take a peek, and let us know which space of Jean Stoffer Design is your favorite!

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design kitchen - Stoffer Photography Interiors - espresso machine

 

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design kitchen - Stoffer Photography Interiors

 

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design kitchen - Stoffer Photography Interiors

 

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design kitchen - Stoffer Photography Interiors

 

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design kitchen - Stoffer Photography Interiors

 

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design kitchen - Stoffer Photography Interiors

 

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design paneled living room with library lights - Stoffer Photography Interiors

 

In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design mud room - Stoffer Photography Interiors

 

Stoffer Photography Interiors

 

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Southern Home Tour: Ponte Vedra Perfection

Ponte Vedra living room Kipling House Interiors

Kipling House Interiors and Jessie Preza Photography

 

We don’t know about you, but we love a good magazine. The thrill of getting something fun in the mail that isn’t a bill… The way it feels in your hand… All the bright colors… That special, magazine smell… And, of course, being able to hide it away somewhere to look at again for years and years. 

 

Ponte Vedra Kipling House Interiors home office

 

For us, Southern Home is one of those publications we want to peruse over and over again–which is why we are so excited to share this stunning Ponte Vedra, Florida home featured in their pages with all of you! 

 

Ponte Vedra kitchen with blue tile Kipling House Interiors

 

Krysta Gibbons of Kipling House Interiors designed the charming details of this interior–from the whimsical to the rustic–and created a haven of style and substance for a family of five to enjoy.

 

Ponte Vedra kitchen ladders Kipling House Interiors

 

And Jessie Preza Photography captured every special moment in its best light. This is a butler’s pantry dreams are made of, isn’t it? We’re pretty sure we love any space with a library ladder.

 

Ponte Vedra Kipling House Interiors curb appeal

 

Did we mention that the exterior is perfection? The color palette is positively swoon worthy!

 

Ponte Vedra Kipling House Interiors house and garden

 

And the backyard is just the kind of place we’d want to spend a long summer’s day. (And night!) What about you?

 

Designed by: Kipling House Interiors

Photographed by: Jessie Preza Photography

Thank you to Southern Home for allowing us to feature!

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PLUS, you’ll also get a fun free digital guide: Dallas designer Jan Showers shares her sources of inspiration along with Atlanta designer Suzanne Kasler, Miles Redd from NYC, Virgina-based designer Barry Dixon, Charlotte Moss, Dallas designer Cathy Kincaid and more!

 

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10 Favorite Spaces in Noteworthy Neutrals

Mark D. SikesAmy Neunsinger Photography

 

Don’t get us wrong, we love bright greens and blues, yellows and oranges, pinks and reds. 

 

Mark D. SikesAmy Neunsinger Photography

 

But, for a soothing palette with staying power, you can’t beat these noteworthy neutrals

 

Kara Hebert Interiors

 

Natural fibers,

 

Bria Hammel Interiors

 

Loads of texture,

 

Jenkins Interiors

 

And fun patterns, 

 

Studio McGee

 

Keep the tans, blacks, browns and shades of gray that define a neutral palette varied and distinct. 

 

Tara Shaw – Soul of the Home

 

From eclectic glamour,

 

Beth Webb

 

To traditional style, 

 

Bria Hammel Interiors

 

Bright, sunny kitchens

 

Serena & Lily

 

To breathtaking living spaces, neutrals pave the way for letting the beauty all around them shine. With this view, we couldn’t think of anything better!

 

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Tour a Phoebe Howard Designed Home

 

Tour a Phoebe Howard Designed Home

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Our Most Read Post in May

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Create  Vacation Style in Your Own Home

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Tour a Lovely Lakeside Home Designed by a Dream Team

bar with antique doors by dream team
Brandon Ingram Design| Ashley Gilbreath Interiors|Jeff Herr Photography|Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Tour a Lovely Lakeside Home Designed by a Dream Team

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Beth Webb Interior Design| Emily Followill Photographer

 

Everything You Need to Create a Home Office

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Living in Paradise

 

Stay at Home “Getaway” with Living in Paradise by Annie Kelly

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Stay at Home Kitchen Update with a Smeg Appliance

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Feels Like Falling

 

Feels Like Falling has received numerous accolades, including Goodreads’ “It” Book of Summer! It’s available now from your independent bookstore, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and on your Target, Walmart or Kroger run! The perfect read for right now, Publisher’s Weekly said, “In pitch-perfect tones, Harvey creates two Southern women doing their best to deal with everything life throws at them, and her able plotting will keep readers turning the pages…Harvey’s optimistic tale just might convince readers that bouncing back can actually land a person in a better place than where they started.” Publishers Weekly

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Feels Like Falling Virtual Tour Dates

May 8: Story on the Square Zoom event, 6:30PM. Details to come.

May 9: 7 pm. Farmville Public Library.

May 10: Book + Bottle 2 pm. More information here.

May 19: Summer Songs, Books and Breezes with Adventures by the Book! Featuring Mary Kay Andrew, Mary Alice Monroe, Amy Mason Doan and Kristy Woodson Harvey. 7 pm EST. Register here!

May 20: M Judson Booksellers Zoom Virtual Event, 12:00PM.

May 28: Virtual Book Club Chat, The Lowcountry Book Club. 8 pm.

 

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