From Classic to Contemporary Design

Classic to Contemporary

From Classic to Contemporary, there’s no style that Cullman & Kravis can’t tackle–or merge–with effortless grace and prowess. Their new coffee table book, a bevy of beauty filled with some of the firm’s most unforgettable rooms, is a testament to the fact that, yes, you can make your traditional home feel stylish and modern without it seeming forced. It’s updating-done-right, a volume that tackles the merging of the best of both worlds seamlessly. But don’t take our word for it! Take a peek at a few of our favorite pages of this gorgeous new book that is sure to be gracing coffee tables–and inspiring novice and professional decorators–around the globe. 

classic kitchen

 

Classic to Contemporary living room

 

Classic living room

 

Classic living room

 

Classic living room

 

Classic living room

 

Classic to Contemporary

 

Classic to Contemporary

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In Good Taste: Steele Street Studios

Good morning, chic readers! We love, love Tuesdays, especially when we have a heaping helping of good taste to share with you.

Today you’re in for a treat with the fabulously good taste of Steele Street Studios.

We love the simple elegance of this fabulous kitchen.

Out of this world brass hardware is the perfect finishing detail to take it over the top. 

Sleek pendant lighting and bar stools combined with industrial chic stainless lend this kitchen a modern look.

If you’re going to have to work at home sometimes, why not make it amazing? Plenty of built in bookcases provide chic storage. 

Crisp yet cozy, this pretty bedroom hits all the high notes of style. 

We love, love, love a chalkboard wall, especially in a playroom. It’s an inexpensive fix for larger walls that breeds creativity. 

We grown-ups love our reading nooks. Shouldn’t our little ones get their own too? This one would make even the most reluctant reader want to spend an afternoon in a fictional world!

Playroom art doesn’t have to be expensive. Little ones love seeing their own masterpieces hanging. 

One of the most important elements in any playroom is the floor space. And, of course, cute places to put everything away when the play is finished!

This gender-neutral nursery is adorably sweet.

Any little one would be lucky to call this nursery home! From the grown-ups to the kids, Steele Street Studios makes every space totally extraordinary. Which is your favorite?

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

Shannon Lazic Photography

 

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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In Good Taste: Wesley Moon Interior Design

Wesley Moon Interior Design

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.

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

 

Wesley Moon Interior Design

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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In Good Taste: Brian Brady Design

If, for you, relaxation is all about a water view, then this is the room for you. Interiors as soothing and spectacular as the exteriors make this space feel like and instant vacation. 

But we’re learning that when you’re in a space by Brian Brady Design, every day suddenly feels like a holiday. 

Chic yet comfortable living spaces seem to be a hallmark of this designer and architect.

And there is no doubt that his work is in good taste. 

Architectural details abound in these perfectly curated homes, and the art hanging on the walls is just a beautiful as the touches that make these spaces so unique.

Mixed in with his classical architecture and classic interiors are moments of the unexpected. It is those moments that make these spaces unforgettable.

Leather is a chic staple but can tend to look heavy. These chairs incorporate this favorite in a way that takes up very little visual space.

White and bright is the mainstay of this kitchen, but these unique pendants give the eye an immediate place to go.

This lovely master bedroom incorporates classic blue and white in a way that is soothing, spa like and classic.

A master bedroom sitting room is a luxury not to be squandered. We can’t think of a better place to ease into the day!

When it comes to design, the outside is just as important as the inside. The slate walk is a welcoming touch on this stunning cedar shake cottage.

The only thing better than a gorgeous house is a gorgeous poolhouse! We’d love lounging by this one all summer long!

Nothing says “summer” quite like a fresh coat of white paint. It’s a welcome addition all year long. We are absolutely loving the good taste of this fabulous designer. What about you?

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

In Good Taste: Threshold Design

When it comes to good taste, NYC design firm Threshold Interiors has it all figured out. 

It’s hard to believe that just a week ago we were in NYC launching my latest novel, Slightly South of Simple. This week we’ll be hitting spots from Lake Lure, SC to Vero Beach and Palm Beach, Florida, and end up in Atlanta. Check out this week’s events below. I’d love to see you!

I spoke at the 92nd St. Y last week about designing small NYC spaces, but I have to say that these kitchens don’t look small at all!

In fact, they are spacious and leave plenty of room for imagination. 

From beautiful natural stone

To statement-making hardware

Space-defining pendant lighting

To beautiful beams

Threshold has thought of everything in these gorgeous kitchens. 

And this blue backsplash adds a special touch of color. Kitchens aren’t the only thing Threshold does wonderfully well, but today seemed like a great time to focus on the heart of the home. Would any of these elements be included in your dream kitchen? 


Slightly South of Simple Tour Dates This Week! For Signed, Personalized Copies Sent to Your Door, Contact FoxTale Book Shoppe.

Tuesday, May 2: “Books and Bites” literary luncheon, Lake Lure Inn, 2771 Memorial Hwy, Lake Lure, NC 28746, (828) 625-2525, sponsored by Friends of the Mountain Branch Library, Meet and Greet, 11 am, Lunch at 11:30 am, Contact JoAnne Ellingston, Friends of the Mountain Library, [email protected], 828-625-9637

TuesdayMay 2: Talk, Signing and Fundraiser to benefit Children’s Security Blanket at home of Laura Hodge, Spartanburg, SC, Contact is Laura Allen, [email protected]

Wednesday, May 3: Holcombe Book Club, Country Club of Spartanburg, 11:30 am

Thursday, May 4: Luncheon, Talk and Signing, The Moorings Yacht and Country Club, 100 Harbour Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32963, 12 pm, (Open to Club Members Only) [email protected]

Friday, May 5: Talk and Signing, Palm Beach Library System, Lantana Road Branch, 4020 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33462, (561) 304-4500, Free and Open to the Public

Friday, May 5: Private Party and Signing, Sailfish Club, Palm Beach, FL

Saturday, May 6: Celebration of Mother’s Day at Boxwoods in Buckhead, 100 E Andrews Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30305, 11 am-3 pm, Contact Susan: [email protected], (404) 233-3400

Saturday, May 6: Signing at FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 4:30-6 pm, Contact Karen Schwettman, [email protected], 770-516-9989,

Sunday, May 7: Mother’s Day Tea at Urban Relics, Sandy Plains Village, 4651 Sandy Plains Rd #104, Roswell, GA 30075, (770) 587-3900, 2-3 pm, Contact is Annelle Gerson,  [email protected], 770-993-1555, 2:00-3:00

In Good Taste: Marshall Watson Interiors

Marshall Watson Interiors entrance with flowers
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

 Pinterest-worthy. That’s what we’d say about Marshall Watson Interior Design

Marshall Watson Interiors dining table
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

With all the choices of things to pin out there these days, that’s a pretty high compliment. 

Marshall Watson Interiors poolside
Photographer: Alise O’Brien

 

But these gorgeous rooms and outdoor spaces by these user-talented designers are ones we want to remember, take inspiration from and come back to again and again. 

Marshall Watson Interiors porch
Photographer: Geno Perches

 

If we weren’t already having Spring fever (which we are, big time…) then this porch would certainly inspire it. From the lush landscape to the beautiful touches, every element is utter perfection.

Marshall Watson Interiors dining room
Photographer: Geno Perches

 

These banana leaf chairs are some of our favorites! In fact, we have them in the Beaufort playroom!

Marshall Watson Interiors dining table on the porch
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Dining al fresco has never looked so good. Sunflowers add a cheerful burst of color.

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Dark furniture and warm tones make this light-filled room feel super cozy.

Marshall Watson Interiors bedroom
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

Just… wow. Does it get more breathtaking?

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: David Duncan Livingston

 

You know we love designers who are versatile, and the eclectic range of looks here is phenomenal! 

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: Luke White

 

Soft colors and comfortable textures combine here to create a room that is both comfortable and chic.

Marshall Watson Interiors living room
Photographer: Luke White

 

We just love the feel of this beautiful home!

Marshall Watson Interiors dining room
Photographer: Luke White

 

This is the kind of space where we would like to be dining tonight–or any night. A beautiful vision, perfectly conceived… Well, we’d say that’s what Marshall Watson Interiors is all about! 

For more work from this fabulous designer, you don’t want to miss his new book,  The Art of Elegance: Classic Interiors, available now!

We’re celebrating that my new book Slightly South of Simple is coming out in less than one month by partnering with our friends at Minted to host a fabulous $350 giveaway! Enter now!

 

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