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

Looking for the perfect holiday weekend read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!

 

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Tour a Phoebe Howard Designed Home

 

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House Tour: William Litchfield Architectural Designs

William Litchfield Designs living room with bookcases

 

Whether preserving history or creating it, our homes have a lot of legwork to do. William B. Litchfield Architectural Designs is masterful in assisting them with both. 

 

William Litchfield Designs family room with dining table

 

We are big fans of his work, and this Regency-Inspired Georgian Renovation caught our eye right away. 

 

William Litchfield Designs bench and white paneling

 

We have learned (sometimes the hard way) that it takes exactly the right kind of architect or designer to restore a historic gem, to bring something truly special back to life. William Litchfield Designs is just the team to take on the challenge.

 

William Litchfield Designs dining room with crystal chandelier

 

It’s no wonder they received the 2016 Philip Trammell Shutze Award for this stunning home.  It is the perfect blend of old and new with spaces for everyone in the family. 

 

William Litchfield Designs dine-in kitchen

 

This kitchen is, in a word, happy. Or, at least, it feels that way to us. 

 

sunroom with dining table William Litchfield Designs

 

And we can imagine the guests gathered around this fire are happy too!

 

William Litchfield Designs staircase with striped wallpaper

 

The light in this house is just spectacular, a sure sign of a great architect,

 

William Litchfield Designs closet

 

But the details truly shine. This closet is simply breathtaking, with a place for everything.

 

 

You know we’re big fans of interiors, but, in this case, we have to admit that, for us, the exterior stole the show.

 

 

Grand, gracious, elegant… These are just a few words that come to mind right off the bat. 

 

 

And, taking this lovely pool into account, we think we’d also have to add calm to the list. From every angle, in every space, this home is the ideal blend of old and new. We hope you loved touring it as much as we did!

 

 

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Southern California Here I Come!

I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

In Good Taste: Kaemingk Design

Kaemingk entry Kaemingk Design  

 

We read yesterday that most people give up on their New Year‘s Resolutions by January 12. 

 

Kaemingk design entry   

 

And we get it. We totally do. Change is hard, especially when it means doing things that we don’t really want to do in the first place. (Which seems to be what most of our resolutions focus on.)

 

Kaemingk design living room

 

But if your resolution was to do something different in your home this year, we’ve got you covered today.

 

Kaemingk design living room with gray linen sofa   

 

Sometimes you just want to do something special, to look around and think, “Wow. My house isn’t exactly the same as everyone else’s.”

  Kaemingk kitchen  

Kaemingk Design has a knack for combining the old and the new, for not shying away from age, patina or a good story, which, as we all know, every home should have.

  Kaemingk kitchen  

But we’re especially impressed with their motto: “To create spaces that become more beautiful as they age.”

  Kaemingk kitchen  

In a world where the disposable is valued and beauty can be fleeting, it’s nice to think of creating something that stands the test of time and is actually even better as it ages. 

  Kaemingk bench  

To that end, in these stunning designs, antique touches are always welcome. This bench and bag add a collected feeling.

  Kaemingk bedroom  

We are huge fans of black and white art–our friend Kendall Boggs rocks at it–and this is the perfect look for a master bedroom.

  Kaemingk bathroom with white subway tile and brass hardware  

Brass in the shower is always welcome,

  Kaemingk bathroom  

And mixing tile styles is a simple way to add interest in a bathroom!

  Kaemingk bathroom  

A custom sink lends space for two–and blends seamlessly with the rest of the house.

  Kaemingk bathroom  

Talk about unique! This sink is truly like nothing we’ve ever seen.

  Kaemingk curb appeal  

A pretty exterior is accentuated with landscaping that is perfectly in keeping with the tone.

  Kaemingk curb appeal  

We love the simple color palette and unique touches. 

  Kaemingk curb appeal  

The exterior of a Kaemingk-designed home blends seamlessly with the interior–and we couldn’t love it more. Resolving to be inspired this year? Mission accomplished.

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

 

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My next novel, FEELS LIKE FALLING, releases April 28, 2020! I can’t wait to share this tale of Gray and Diana, their unlikely friendship, their summer loves and their chance at happily ever after, the sequel, with all of you. It has already been named a most anticipated read of 2020 by Parade, Working Mother and SheKnows! It’s never too early to preorder from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

 

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In Good Taste: Torrance Mitchell Designs

Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Tuesday is off to a terrific start. You know how much we love sharing the work of favorite designers on Tuesdays–and you’re in for a real treat today with the good taste of Torrance Mitchell Designs.

 

Francesco Lagnese Photography

 

Charleston-based designer Olivia T.M. Brock put her M.S. in Historic Preservation to good use by opening her firm in a city known for its historic homes

 

Julia Lynn Photography

 

With the perfect blend of traditional details, modern touches and a dash of Southern charm, she creates homes that are stunning to say the least. 

 

Julia Lynn Photography

 

Each space is full of special, unique touches, like this gleaming brass hardware that ties this kitchen together. 

 

Beau Clowney Architect@hectormsanchezphoto

 

And soft, dreamy color palettes create spaces that feel fresh, homey and uniquely warm. 

 

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These gorgeous floors are perfection! We’re loving the painted look right now!

 

wicker chaise in sunroom of Olivia Brock
Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

A sweet spot for spending a quiet day of rest and relaxation. So soothing!

 

Peter Frank Edwards Photography

 

The mix of texture and pattern in this charming bedroom is positively sublime!

 

@hectormsanchezphoto

 

We are huge fans of baby blues, and they are lovelier than ever in Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam’s kitchen.

 

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Her bedroom is wistful and ethereal, the perfect spot for a staycation. 

 

@hectormsanchezphoto

 

But nothing tops this fabulous sweet pink bathroom of Gal Meets Glam designer! Do you love the good taste of Torrance Mitchell as much as we do?

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

In Good Taste: An Architectural Digest AD100 Designer

Julie Hillman Design ad100 entry

 

Muddy boots are one of the signs of a day well spent. And muddy boots left by the door are a sure sign of more adventure to come. 

 

Julie Hillman Design ad100 entry foyer with abstract art and round table  

 

AD100 Designer Julie Hillman knows a thing or two about adventure. 

 

Julie Hillman Design ad100 living room with abstract art and convex mirrors      

 

One peek at her peerless interiors and it is very, very clear that she isn’t afraid to take a risk. 

 

Julie Hillman Design office ad100    

 

Even in a neutral office, unexpected accessories and chic, out-of-the-ordinary lighting steal the show. 

 

Julie Hillman Design kitchen with long wood farmhouse table ad100      

 

The absolute perfect mix of old and new, this cozy kitchen is the kind of place we’d want to curl up all fall and winter long. 

 

Julie Hillman Design black kitchen ad100  

 

And this patterned, bright tile makes an eat-in kitchen feel like an escape. 

 

Julie Hillman Design bathroom ad100  

 

Who wouldn’t want to take a nice soak (with a good book) in this relaxing but interesting bathroom?

 

Julie Hillman Design bunkbed room with stripe rug ad100  

 

Everything about this bunk room is fun. We love the juxtaposition of a traditional cabin feel with a bold color palette.

 

Julie Hillman Design kid's room ad100  

 

From a retreat for a growing boy,

 

Julie Hillman Design girl's pink bedroom ad100  

 

To a suite fit for a princess (and her puppy!),

 

Julie Hillman Design porch with round table and pillows ad100  

 

To outdoor spaces that awe,

 

Julie Hillman Design porch ad100  

 

Designer Julie Hillman’s work is always in good taste. 

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

 

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Let’s Get Together!

Goldsboro, NC and Atlanta, GA, I’m heading your way soon. I’d love to see you!

 

Join Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, anchor and reporter Renee Chou, chef and host of “A Chef’s Life” on PBS Vivian Howard and yours truly for a fireside chat on October 18 at Walnut Creek Country Club. Get your tickets now! (P.S. The number of VIP Tickets has been increased from 75 to 100 but they are almost sold out. They include a signed copy of Vivian’s crazy amazing book Deep Run Roots and my The Southern Side of Paradise. Yay!)

 

 

I’ll be joining Grace Atwood (also of The Stripe) and Becca Freeman for a live Bad on Paper Podcast Event on October 23 at 8 pm at City Winery in Atlanta. Get your tickets!

 

Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book
 

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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House Tour: Bria Hammel Interiors

Bria Hammel Interiors entrance

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a great week–and are in the mood for touring a perfectly serene home. For us, this week, a spot of calm is just what the doctor ordered! Grab your favorite warm beverage, a cozy blanket and curl up by the fire to savor every square foot of this beautiful house by Bria Hammel Interiors in Minnesota. (And if you don’t have a fireplace, you can borrow the one below!)

 

Bria Hammel Interiors

 

Bria Hammel Interiors kitchen

 

 

Bria Hammel Interiors bar

 

Bria Hammel Interiors wine cellar

 

Bria Hammel Interiors kitchen

 

Bria Hammel Interiors mudroom

 

Bria Hammel Interiors mudroom

 

Is there anything more idyllic than fresh blooms just picked from the garden or bought from the flower shop, tucked in the perfect bag? We don’t think so!

Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love it when you stop by!

 

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In Good Taste: Shelley Morris Interiors

Shelley Morris Interiors

Good morning, chic readers! We are so excited to share the good taste of Shelley Morris Interiors with you today! From a classic black-and-white entryway,

Shelley Morris Interiors

To a modern, glamorous chandelier

Shelley Morris Interiors

A high-gloss reading nook,

Shelley Morris Interiors

To an über-chic office, 

Shelley Morris Interiors

These designers know how to make a house feel like home. With the right art, 

Shelley Morris Interiors

The right lighting, 

Shelley Morris Interiors

And an impeccable attention to detail, 

Shelley Morris Interiors

Shelley Morris Interiors makes good taste in any room in the house look effortless. 

Shelley Morris Interiors

With perfectly sized furniture, a blank wall becomes a beautiful nook for catching up on correspondence, 

Shelley Morris Interiors

And gorgeous architectural details define a library in quiet elegance. 

Shelley Morris Interiors

From the ultimate in entertaining, 

Shelley Morris Interiors

To powdering one’s nose, Shelley Morris Interiors infuses good taste into every space!

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

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What’s Coming Up on the The Secret to Southern Charm book tour!

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public 

August 2: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 6:30 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, free for Sea Island Members and Guests

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library

  • Who Am I?
    September 13, 2018
    6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    OVERARCHING QUESTION: How do our favorite books about self-discovery help us navigate our life’s journey?

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

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

 

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