In Good Taste: Thomson & Cooke Architects

Thomson & Cooke Architects entrance

Good morning! Flo blew the roof off, felled two chimneys, which caused interior water damage, but we’re all safe and sound and can’t thank everyone enough for their concern. Looking forward to being home for good soon!  We are getting our dose of good taste this Tuesday with the beautiful, classically chic style of  Thomson & Cooke. From soothing neutrals to updated metallics, beautiful built-ins to peerless porches, indoors or out, it’s hard to pick a favorite space.  Take a peek!

Thomson & Cooke Architects dining room

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects living room

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects living room

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

Thomson & Cooke Architects kitchen

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects porch

 

Thomson & Cooke Architects house and garden

 

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


 

If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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Top Ten Favorite Ways to Add Texture to a Room

seagrass bag adds texture
Ralph Lauren Home

 

Happy Monday, readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. We figured if anything could get your week started off on the right foot, it was a couple of cute puppies… And maybe a few of our favorite seagrass accents to lend a coastal chic feel to any space. Take a peek at these fabulous looks that add texture and style.

seagrass rug.adds texture
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Seagrass rug in this Sea Island Home

seagrass staircase.adds texture
J.K. Kling

 

The perfect seagrass staircase

 

seagrass basket pendant in kitchen adds texture
Studio McGee

 

Woven Pendants Make a Statement over the Island

 

seagrass stool in kitchen adds texture
Milk and Honey Home

 

Seagrass Stools add Texture to the Kitchen

 

seagrass basket in kitchen adds texture
Terra Cotta Design

 

Stay Organized with a Seagrass Basket

 

seagrass woven baskets adds texture
Gary McBournie
 

Seagrass woven baskets at the end of a bed

seagrass bed
BHG

 

Riverside House Seagrass Bed

 

seagrass rug
Miles Redd via Architectural Digest

 

Just-Right Rug 

 

bathroom seagrass chair
Lee Ann Thornton

 

Seagrass Chair and Basket add Function to the Bathroom

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


 

If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library, Who Am I?, September 13, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm with:

Diane Chamberlain, author of The Dream Daughter
Kristy Woodson Harvey, author of The Secret to Southern Charm
Sue Monk Kidd, author of The Secret Life of Bees and The Invention of Wings
Lloyd Kramer, Director of Carolina Public Humanities, will moderate
September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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Tour the Beautiful Home of B.D. Jeffries ‘ Owner and More

B.D. Jeffries

 

Tour the Beautiful Home of B.D. Jeffries ‘ Owner

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Favorite Coffee and Accent Tables

neiman marcus

 

Favorite Weekend Sales

 

 Sale Up to 20% Off – horchow

Up to 70% Off  – shopbop

Extra 40% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

40% off Fall Items  j crew

20% Off Order of $600 or More – one kings lane

Up to 70% Off  – neiman marcus

Up to 60% Off  serena and lily

Up to 40% Off – nordstrom

New to Sale Up to 75% off saks fifth avenue


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WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY DESIGN CHIC TODAY! WE ALWAYS LOVE IT WHEN YOU DO!

The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read this weekend, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC 

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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Tour a Cashiers House of a Designer and More

Cashiers house

 

Tour a Cashiers House of a Designer

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New York remodel

 

A Downtown New York Apartment Gets a Complete Remodel

one kings lane

 

Serena & Lily bedroom

 

Creating Inviting Bedrooms

 Serena & Lily

 

kitchen

 

Plenty of Kitchen Storage Without the Island

remodelista

 

 

J.Crew for Fall at 30% Off

jcrew

 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We hope everyone affected by Hurricane Florence stays safe and sound!


The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read over the weekend, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC 

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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

 

House Tour: Historic Beauty in Mill Valley

Mill Valley house

If you aren’t familiar with the talented team at G.P. Schafer Architects yet, you definitely need to keep reading!  Their portfolio is so bursting with gorgeous homes that it was hard to choose which to showcase first. But one look at this Mill Valley House, and we knew it was the one. The young couple who purchased the home wanted to maintain the original charm of this 1870s stunner while updating it for modern living. Take a peek and you’ll see that GPSA achieved just that!    

Mill Valley house and garden

 

Mill Valley dutch door

 

Mill Valley entrance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today! We always love it when you do!


 

The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC 

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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Top Ten Ways to Add a Touch of Wood to a Kitchen

kitchen with touch of wood
Artichoke, Ltd

 

Kitchens are the subject of many a home renovation these days, and there are so many tiny details that can help define the kitchen to make it a chic heart of the home.

warmth of wood
Ike Kligerman Barkley

 

One of our favorites? Wood! Here are ten ways to add a touch of wood to one of everyone’s favorite spaces. 

kitchen with touch of wood
Architectural Digest

 

1. Incorporate Beams: Wood beams add a hint of rustic charm to any space, no matter how elegant. 

touch of wood in kitchen
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. architect William B. Litchfield and designer Jackye Lanham

 

2. Add Bar Stools: When it comes to bar stools, we think mixing materials is always a good idea. This combination of wood, metal and rattan adds color and texture for a chic look. 

wood
Terra Cotta Design

 

3. Accentuate the Island: A little bit of wood goes a long way. This rich tones of this island add juxtaposition and charm. 

touch of wood in kitchen
Tracery Interiors via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

4. Use a Library Ladder: A library ladder is one of our bucket list home items. While we’d ideally love to have the library to go along with it, a ladder can be incredibly useful in a kitchen too. 

touch of wood in kitchen
Sage Design

 

5. Repurpose a Piece of Furniture: We tend to think of built-ins in the kitchen, but there’s no real reason why everything has to be. A favorite chest, armoire or corner-cupboard looks beautiful and adds a surprising element. Extra credit if it’s an antique!

wood kitchen
Brooks & Falotico

 

6. Mix in Butcher Block Counters: For the ultimate in functional wood additions, butcher block counters are a perfect fit. This workspace is as pretty as it is practical.

touch of wood
Studio McGee

 

7. Rethink Shelving: We love the look of open shelving, but it doesn’t have to be an all or nothing approach. These pretty wood shelves are the right touch of casual while cabinets lend plenty of space for covered up storage. 

touch of wood
Studio McGee

 

8. Choose Hardwood Floors: Need we say more? Any color, any style, this design staple has staying power for a reason!

kitchen with warmth of wood
Studio McGee

 

9. Decorate with Cutting Boards: For a low maintenance, inexpensive touch of wood, a cutting board fits the bill perfectly. It adds all the charm of wood and makes sure cook prep is only an arm’s length away. 

wood
Betty Lou Phillips

 

10. Incorporate Fun(ctional) Accessories: We all want our kitchens to be pretty, sure. But of all the rooms in the house, function in the kitchen is key. Wood tools and ways to organize them add a hint of this great material while keeping things organized.

What’s your favorite way to incorporate wood into a kitchen? 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today! We hope you have a fabulous week!

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The Secret to Southern Charm

  If you’re looking for something to read over Labor Day, make sure to grab a copy of  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.

 

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library, Who Am I?, September 13, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm with:

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NC Private Book Club Event, 6 pm

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC 

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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