In Good Taste: NoMad Design

Nomad Design living room with dark wood and white sofa


Find Your Home.


Nomad Design living room with cathedral ceiling


It’s Nomad Design’s motto, the mantra that their incredible designs and good taste revolve around, and it’s evident from the major pieces down to every last throw pillow. 


Nomad Design bathroom with round mirror


This firm seeks to create homes that blend their clients’ lifestyles with the environment around them. 


Nomad Design kitchen with wood beams


And the results are stunning.


Nomad Design kitchen with wood beams


From the perfect blend of old and new, 


Nomad Design Kitchen with stainless appliances


To windows that take advantage of every view, 


Nomad design kitchen


An organic feel,


Nomad kitchen with shiplap ceiling


To a clean, modern look, Nomad Design’s attention to detail is evident in every nook in the home. 


Nomad twin bedroom in black and white


Simple and chic in black and white is always in style for any space–and the painted floors pull it together perfectly. 


Nomad bathroom with a view


Bathing with a view is such a luxury–especially in a bathroom this gorgeous. 


Nomad Design Bathroom with blonde wood and freestanding tub


This unique bathroom is a reminder that spaces don’t have to be cookie cutter–and that there’s always a way to make it work. 


NoMad Design patio pergola with climbing vines and swings


But we think it might be the outdoor space here that is the crowning jewel. Bright colors are the perfect addition to the sleek design that matches the interiors so perfectly. This is the kind of place we’d like to celebrate all holiday season long!


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In Good Taste: Gather Projects

gather Projects steel Dutch door  

Y’all probably know that we love a good story. Whether it’s in a book, a magazine, on TV or–very, very best of all–in real life, story is what makes the world go round. 

  gather projects living room  

So, when we came across the exceptionally good taste of Gather Projects, we, of course, wanted to know their story. And it’s a great one. 

  gather projects dining room with hanging pendants  

Fallon and Chris–wife and husband and self-proclaimed best friends–decided to start a business that would incorporate his love of building, her vision and BIG dreams and allow their four precious boys to be a part of the fun. 

  Gather projects kitchen  

The result is family-friendly, super chic spaces that trend toward modern while still maintaining all the warmth and personality that make a house feel like home.

  Gather Projects kitchen with brass hardware  

Striking the balance between modern and homey can be a difficult task.

  kitchen with brass hardware and library lights  

By incorporating warm, rustic elements like wooden beams and reclaimed floors, Gather Projects is able to do just that.

  laundry room with black hardware  

From black and white that wows,

  laundry room with shiplap  

To gray that keeps everything in its place,

  Gather Projects bathroom  

To sparkling white that creates a respite for parents, 

  Gather Projects black and white tile bathroom  

Everyone and everything has its space in a Gather Projects home. 

  Gather Projects laundry room with vintage lockers  

Personalized touches like vintage lockers

  Gather Projects bunk room with built-in beds  

And custom bunk beds…


Create spaces that are fun and functional for every household–even ones with four boys, years to grow and so many stories yet to tell. 

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


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In Good Taste: Winter McDermott Design

Winter McDermott Design via Dering Hall

Good morning, chic readers! After almost a week in Manhattan, surrounded by Christmas windows and the Rockettes and the tree at Rockefeller Center and letters from Santa, we are very much in the Christmas spirit! Are you? 

That said, in the midst of the “more is more” of the holiday season, sometimes it’s nice to take a breather. 

We may be surrounded by trees and lights and garland and boxes and bows, but the good taste of Winter McDermott is nothing if not a study in beautiful simplicity. 

Perfectly pared and clean, clean, clean, it’s exactly the kind of design that can clear a cluttered mind. 

The beautiful work of Maureen McDermott is all about bringing modern design to the Hamptons

(Plus, what could be better this time of year then showcasing a design firm called Winter?) 

After studying under Vincente Wolf–and designing projects including 15 Union Square West, a dramatic 12-story condominium in the historic Tiffany & Co. building–modern, unique design is something she knows a thing or two about. 

From family rooms that delight the senses, 

To nooks that wow, 

Guest rooms that company will never want to leave, 

To a place for partying outdoors all year round, 

Indoors and out, the work of Winter McDermott is always in good taste!

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

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Mark your calendars for this Thursday, December 6 at 12 pm! Southern Living will be exclusively revealing the cover of my forthcoming novel, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, which releases May 7, 2019 but is available for preorder now. (And, in case you miss it, we’ll give you a repeat right here on Friday!)


House Tour: Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence kitchen

Smith Hanes Studio is known for its “soft industrial style,” and this incredible Epple Residence is an absolutely perfect example. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence kitchen

We don’t know about you, but we absolutely love industrial chic

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - kitchen

The clean lines and contrasting colors make the entire scheme feel streamlined–


And very modern

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - living room

Everything about this house is in keeping with the very current sensibility of clutter-free chic with lots of personality. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence entrance

Bright pops of color,

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence

And unexpected touches like this folding door, really set this home apart. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bathroom

We talked yesterday about unity in design, and this is a prime example. Even the shower door fits in with the rest of the steel doors and windows in the house. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bathroom

Simple but chic,

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

And totally relaxing, 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

Each detail of this house is perfectly choreographed. 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

Even the family dog has a special spot! 

 Smith Hanes Studio Epple Residence - bedroom

From bedrooms to bathrooms, kitchens to hallways, every space in this stunning home is cooler than the last. Are you a fan of industrial chic style? For more inspiration visit our Instagram and Pinterest!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! 


Attention all bloggers, book reviewers and influencers! I will be receiving advance copies of my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM this week! If you’d like an early copy for sharing consideration on your blog or social media, please email me at kristywoodsonharvey @ gmail. com! (And I’ll be giving away copies on Instagram, so come follow us over there to win one of the very first copies!)

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