10 Favorite Andrew J. Howard Laundry Rooms/Mudrooms

Andrew J. Howard mudrooms
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With only four days until Christmas, we think now is the time to savor some of our favorite things.

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
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Among them? Anything–and we do mean anything–by Andrew J. Howard Interior Design.

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
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Laundry rooms and mudrooms in many homes can become forgotten spaces.

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
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But, in Howard’s capable hands, they become experiences, 

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
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Spaces that blend as seamlessly–and importantly–with the rest of a home’s decor as the living or dining room.

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
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Pretty color palettes and vivid patterns create spaces that feel special,

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
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That make storage and laundry main events. 

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
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And, in some cases, are so charming they become multi-purpose office areas as well.

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudrooms
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We don’t know about you, but we’re hoping Santa brings us a sunny yellow laundry room just like this!

 

Andrew J. Howard design laundry room and mudroom
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Or, really, any Andrew Howard-designed space for that matter! What about you? 

 

Still making your list and checking it twice? We’ve got you covered…

 


 

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MORE ABOUT FEELS LIKE FALLING:

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy. Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her extremist husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger, Diana Harrington, fired from her job at the local pharmacy. Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a worn-out Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience. With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn. But when her first love returns, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all. In her warmest, 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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Things We Love: Humphrey Munson for Every Room

 

We have the best news! You know we are big, huge fans of Humphrey Munson Handmade Kitchens. (I mean… the built-in kennels? Too cute!)

 

 

And while they have always been a go-to for fabulous kitchen organization and inspiration, Humphrey Munson isn’t just for the heart of the home!

 

 

Mudrooms with panache,

 

 

Laundry rooms with style,

 

 

And butler’s pantries with staying power

 

 

Are all a part of Humphrey Munson‘s chicly stylish storage.

 

 

Back door drop stations for keeping everything in its place,

 

 

Pantries that make it easy to stay organized,

 

 

And beautifully designed and implemented storage that keeps essentials squarely within view,

 

 

Become essential parts of a home’s overall style, design scheme and chic look. We can’t get enough of Humphrey Munson in any room in the house!

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In Good Taste: Jean Stoffer Design

Jean Stoffer Design dining room

 

If you’re hoping to kick your Tuesday off with a bang, look no further! We think this chic, modern dining room–the perfect mix of natural calm and pizazz–is a great start.

 

Jean Stoffer Design kitchen

 

The good taste of Jean Stoffer Design absolutely captivated us–and we think it will captivate you too!

 

Jean Stoffer Design kitchen

 

In black and white,

 

Jean Stoffer kitchen

 

Or vivid color,

 

Jean Stoffer kitchen

 

Rustic with a twist,

 

Jean Stoffer Design kitchen

 

And just the right amount of glamour,

 

Jean Stoffer coffee bar in kitchen

 

Each and every space–from the huge to the tiny–makes a bold, unforgettable statement. 

 

Jean Stoffer Design bathroom

 

We’re huge fans of this stunning master bathroom. From the architectural details to the intricate tile work to those fabulous sconces, each and every tiny element comes together to make a space that shines.

 

Jean Stoffer laundry room

 

And this laundry room? Well, let’s just say, we’d love Jean Stoffer Design to create a haven like this for us any time. What about you?

 

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

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My sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, releases April 28, 2020–and is available for preorder now! Want to know more? Check out this quick, 90-second video! 

 

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Feels Like Falling Tour Dates!

April 22: Country Club of the Crystal Coast, 152 Oakleaf Dr, Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512, 6pm, For Reservations and More Information Contact the CCCC at (252) 726-1034.

April 23:  Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island 2020 Author Series, South Carolina Yacht Club in Windmill Harbor Marina,161 Harbour Passage, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, 4:30 – 6:30pm.

April 24: Moveable Feast hosted by Litchfield Books, Kimbel’s Wachesaw, 1930 Governors Landing Rd, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576, 11:30 AM, Tickets are $48 per person, and include a copy of the book. To make a reservation call 843-235-9600.

April 24: In-Store Book Signing at Litchfield Books – 11421 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC 29585, 2:00 PM, Free and Open to the Public.

April 24: General Federation of Women’s Clubs-SC Federation Day Keynote, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572, 7 pm, Private Event.

April 25: Zia Boutique Books & Bloody Marys, Kristy in Conversation with Zelle Wiggins, owner of Zia Boutique and founder of Southern Style Blog, 11 am (talk), Signing Until 1 pm, Zia Boutique, 1113 Military Cutoff Rd A, Wilmington, NC 28405, Free and Open to the Public, (910) 679-4101 for more information.

April 26: Signing at Mydoma Showroom, High Point Market, Private for High Point Market Attendees, High Point, NC, Details TBA.

April 27:  Fountain Bookstore, Talk, Q&A and Signing, 2 pm, 1312 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219, More information and preorders available from [email protected].

April 27: Cocktail Party. Hosted by Francene Katzen and Allie Carter of Alexandra Bee Blog, 6 pm. Richmond, VA. Private Event.

April 28: Feels Like Falling officially launches! Virtual Launch Day Celebrations happening on Bloom, the reading community of the Tall Poppy Writers and Kristy Woodson Harvey Facebook!

April 28: Page 158, Wake Forest, NC. Details TBA.

April 28: Launch Party at Pigfish Lane Antiques, 5425 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27606, 5-8 pm, Book Sales by Quail Ridge Books (QRB will be on site.) Hosted by Marge Knutson. For more information contact [email protected]or 919-436-4006. For personalized preorders or post-event book shipping contact Quail Ridge Books at (919) 828-1588. Refreshments provided, Free and Open to the Public.

April 29: Pretty Please Houston, 8791 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX, 77024, Talk and Signing, 5-7 pm, Free and Open to the Public. Book Sales by Murder by the Book. 

April 30: Spring Fling with Kristy Woodson Harvey, Brooke Fossey, James R. Hannibal and Julie Cantrell. 8:45 am-11:15 am, Address provided after online registration. Houston, TX. Preorders available from Murder by the Book. Click herefor more information and registration.

April 30: Houston, TX Book Club, 12 pm. Private Event.

April 30: Houston, TX Cocktail Party. Private Event.

May 1: Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC. Details TBA.

May 2: Park Road Books, Talk and Signing, 2 pm, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28209, More information and signed, personalized preorders or post-event shipments from [email protected] or 704-525-9239. Free and Open to the Public.

May 2: South Main Book Company, Signing, 110 S Main St, Salisbury, NC 28144, 6:00 – 8:00 PM, For more information or personalized preorders contact Alissa Redmond, 704-630-9788, [email protected].

May 3: Meet-the-Author Talk & Lowcountry Wine reception at Timrod Library, Talk at Bethany United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 118 W. 3rd Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Lowcountry Wine reception will follow at Timrod Library, 217 Central Avenue, Summerville, SC 29483, 2:00 pm. For more information or tickets contact Cindy Koontz, [email protected].

May 4: Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Talk and Signing, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY40503, 7 pm, For more information contact Michael Link [email protected]. Free and Open to the Public.

May 5: Cuyahoga County Public Library – Middleburg Heights Branch, Talk and Signing, 16699 Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130 7pm 440.234.3600. Book Sales by Books on Coventry. Free and Open to the Public.

May 6: Carmel Clay Public Library, Talk and Signing, 55 4th Ave SE, Carmel, IN 46032, 6:30, For more information contact 317-435-9630.

May 7: Linger Longer Living Series at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Talk and Signing, Lake Club Center, Lake Club Drive, 5:30pm, Private for Reynolds Members and Guests.  For Personalized Preorders or Book Shipments, contact Avid Bookshop.

May 8: Story on the Square Luncheon, 19 Griffin Street, McDonough, GA 30253; (678) 759-0079, 12pm, For Tickets and More Information Contact Deanna Bailey, [email protected].

May 8: Waiting on Martha Home, Kristy in Conversation with Waiting on Martha Founder Mandy Kellogg Rye, Atlanta, GA, Details TBA.

May 9: FoxTale Book Shoppe, Talk and Signing,105 E Main St, Woodstock, GA 30188, 1:00 – 2:30 PM, Free and Open to the Public. More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 9: Alpharetta Library Talk and Signing, 10 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009, 4:00 pm. Free and Open to the Public. Books from John’s Creek Books & Gifts.

May 10: Book + Bottle, Wine and Casual Conversation, Seventeen 6th Street North, St. Pete, FL 33701, 4:00 – 6:00 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 11: Copperfish Books Luncheon, FM Don’s, 201 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950; 941-637-8800,12:00 PM Start, For more information, tickets and preorders contact [email protected]; 941-205-2560

May 11: Oxford Exchange, “A Night With Author Kristy Woodson Harvey,” 420 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606, 6:30 PM, More Information and Preorders Available Here.

May 14: The Bookmark, 220 First Street, Neptune Beach, FL 32266, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public. More Information from [email protected].

May 16: Girl Scouts of America Fundraiser, 12-2 pm, Charleston, SC. Details TBA.

May 17: Friends of the Lexington Main Library, Talk and Signing, 5440 Augusta Road, Lexington, SC 29072, 3pm, For more information contact [email protected], Free and Open to the Public.

May 18: Davidson, NC Event. Events TBA.

May 19:  Friends of the Randolph County Public Library Talk and Signing, 201 Worth St, Asheboro, NC 27203, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public.

May 20: “Lunch & Lit” sponsored by M. Judson Booksellers, Soby’s Restaurant, 207 S. Main Street, Greenville, SC, 12 noon $45, includes 3 course meal and copy of book, Tickets and More Information from M. Judson call (864) 603-2412.

May 20: Sumter County Museum Reception, Talk and Book Signing, McKenzie Hall, Heritage Education Center, 122 N. Washington Street, Sumter, SC 29150, 5:30 pm, Ticketed event – $5 Members, $10 Non-Members. Tickets Available Here.

May 21: “Books and Bites” at Cherokee County Public Library, 300 E. Rutledge Ave, Gaffney, SC29340, 11:30am, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hub City Wine, Women & Wisdom, Talk and Signing, 286 W. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306, Free and Open to the Public.

May 21: Hope Center Fundraiser, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30 pm. Private Event.

June 7: Kinston Public Library Kickoff to Summer Reading and “Women Build Worlds” Celebration, Kinston-Lenoir County Library, 510 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC  28501, 3 pm, Free and Open to the Public.

June 27: Beach Party with Beaufort Linen Co! Beaufort, NC. Details TBA.

August 4: Booktowne, Manasquan, New Jersey, Details TBA.

August 5:  Browse About Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971, Details TBA.

August 5: Bethany Beach Books Signing,99 Garfield Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; (302) 539-2522, 7pm, Free and Open to the Public

August 7: Private Cocktail Party, East Hampton.

August 8: East Hampton Author Night, East Hampton, NY.

August 11: Avon Free Public Library, Talk and Signing, 281 Country Club Road, Avon, CT 06001, Details TBA.

August 12: Bank Square Books Ocean House Summer Author Series, The Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Books Sold by Bank Square Books, Cocktail Party and Signing, Tickets Required.

More events–including a fabulous night with our friends from Diane James Home–coming soon!

 

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10 Favorite Rooms with Stylish Storage

Studio McGee entry with baskets for storage and organization

 

One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is the more is more approach. 

 

Studio McGee Pantry with baskets and jars for storage and organization

 

Decorations everywhere, lights on every surface, the tree filling what was once a blank space. 

 

studio McGee open shelving storage for organization

 

But one of our favorite things about the New Year is putting it all away, clearing all the clutter to begin a streamlined new year with only what we need.

 

Studio McGee dining room with glass front cabinets for storage and organization

 

If you’re already looking ahead to the new year, you’ll absolutely love the stylish storage in these gorgeous rooms designed by Studio McGee.

 

 

From pretty storage jars and beautiful built-ins,

Studio McGee playroom storage and organization

 

To kid-friendly bookcases and containers,

 

Studio McGee bathroom with storage basket and shelf

 

To baskets of all shapes and sizes, there’s the perfect storage solution for every space. 

 

storage in laundry room from Studio McGee with organization baskets and hanging space and cabinets

 

After almost fifteen months of being out of our house from Hurricane Florence, words can’t express how relieved we are to just be home. But, needless to say, after six moves and four rental houses, our stuff is everywhere. If there was ever a year for organization, this is it! As we focus on finally beginning our addition and reconfiguration of our upstairs in January, let’s just say that closet space, the laundry room and an organized office and mudroom are top priorities! 

 

Studio McGee storage one the mudroom with cabinets, bench and wells

In the meantime, we’ll be making the most of what we have with these helpful tips from one of our most favorite design studios–and reveling in the glitter, the tinsel and the tissue paper everywhere. After all, it only comes one time a year… 

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Happy holidays, chic friends! Thanks for spending your holiday season right here! If you haven’t yet, make sure to join our email list to get holiday decor tips from our favorite designers. Click the link highlighted in red, add your email address, first name and hit send!

 

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In Good Taste: Whittney Parkinson Design

Whittney Parkinson entrance

Over the past several years, we’ve shared the work of so many fabulous architects, designers and photographers, and if we’ve learned anything, it’s this: Good taste doesn’t just mean one thing. 

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

Whittney Parkinson is a designer that proves that, creating rooms and home as unique as the families inside them. 

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

One glance and we think you’ll agree that this designer’s work is in good taste!

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

These cabinets add a fun, out-of-the-box look to this stunning kitchen,

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

And pops of gold complete the modern, glamorous look. 

Whittney Parkinson kitchen

This is statement lighting at its best–and the juxtaposition of the bar stools makes the entire thing feel down to earth. 

Whittney Parkinson dining room

This designer can make a huge statement but also proves that simple is very, very chic, 

Whittney Parkinson laundry room

And clean and streamlined with touches of fun is always in style. 

Whittney Parkinson laundry room

This laundry room is fabulous!

Whittney Parkinson mudroom

We’d love to walk into this mudroom, with plenty of personality and tons of storage. It’s the perfect combination!

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


Dear Carolina

Hi, friends! Exciting news! My first novel, Dear Carolina, is only $1.99 today on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes and wherever you get your ebooks! Dear Carolina released May 5, 2015 and was one of: 

*PopSugar’s Best Books for Women*
*Huffington Post’s Summer Reading: Women’s Fiction Style*
*Glitter Guide’s Must-Read List for June*
*Deep South Magazine’s Best Beach Reads*
*The Herald Sun’s Summer Reads*

It’s the perfect addition to your beach bag!

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  If you’re planning your Summer vacation, 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.

 The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

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 3: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

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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House Tour: Charming in Corona Del Mar

Corona Del Mar house

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you loved the good taste of Kelly Nutt yesterday as much as we did!

Corona Del Mar dining

With statement lighting…

Corona Del Mar kitchen

Wood accents…

Corona Del Mar kitchen

And charm galore…

Corona Del Mar dining

There is so much to love about Kelly Nutt Design.

Corona Del Mar bedroom

This house in Corona Del Mar is absolutely ideal for spending a relaxing vacation, a laid-back spring break or for cool, comfortable living all year round. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

A study in simplicity with just the right amount of detail to keep things interesting, this is the kind of home that feels like a serene oasis. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

Pretty pink accents create a calming and sweet retreat for catching up on rest. 

Corona Del Mar cabinets

And plenty of hidden storage creates a soothing, monochromatic palette for the eye where clutter is hidden away. 

Corona Del Mar bedroom

A fun pattern on the floor stands out against an all-white bath for a uniform look that still packs a punch. 

Corona Del Mar laundry room

Even the laundry room is fabulous! We don’t know about you, but we could move right into this gorgeous Corona Del Mar home–and would love to be weekend guests! What about you?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day and Happy Valentine’s Day!


 

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Resolving to read more this year? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, and preorder book 2, The Secret to Southern Charm, releasing April 3! I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!

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If you’re traveling over the holiday weekend, I’d love for you to pick up a copy of Slightly South of Simple! Happy weekend!

Now available in Audiobook – perfect for holiday weekend travels!

 

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