In Good Taste: Haver & Skolnick Architects

Haver & Skolnick Architects via Dering Hall

Good morning, chic friends! We hope your week is off to a great start! We’re just getting home from a fabulous trip to Sea Island, GA. (If you didn’t get a chance to check out the amazing Sea Island house we featured yesterday, don’t miss it!) 

The weather was perfect, the house we stayed in was beyond and my The Secret to Southern Charm talk and signing in the spectacular Club Room of the Cloister was honestly one of my favorite events to date, which is really saying something! 

Speaking of fabulous houses, Haver & Scolnick Architects know a thing or two about creating them. One peek at the architectural details in this chic butler’s pantry and it’s evident that everything else is going to follow suit. 

The kitchen is certainly the heart of the home, and this one is so warm and cozy that we can’t think of a better place to gather family and friends for a delicious meal and a good chat.  

These architects absolutely know how to set the tone of a space. Rustic beams add an old world charm and feel. 

This is organization at its absolute finest. Chic storage is always welcome–and welcoming!

A dedicated gardening space is one of our dream rooms. These architects make it a reality! 

As fabulous as the indoor spaces are, the outdoor spaces are even better. But aren’t they always?

We would absolutely live in these divine outdoor living spaces

Every little nook is expertly thought out and perfectly curated. 

And character oozes from every space. 

From barns to living rooms, indoors or out, we think the work of Haver and Skolnick Architects is always in good taste!

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

 


The Secret to Southern Charm

  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

 

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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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10 Patios for Relaxing in Style this Summer

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

It’s funny how things change as you get older. 

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Serena & Lily

 

(I know because I’m, um, older today.)

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Tracy Hardenburg DesignPhotography by Par Bengtsson

 

While I still love to celebrate my birthday for, well, the entire month, like any normal person, with dinners and wine with friends and trips and presents and too much cake, after a fun, fun, fun summer of lots of events and tons of guests and just the right amount of sun and salt and sand (because there’s never enough, is there?) I think what I’d like most for my birthday is to sit on my front porch. 

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Amanda Barnes Interiors via Dering Hall

 

It’s a pretty boring and simple request, but if there’s any time to reflect on your front porch, a birthday is the time to do it. 

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Tim Barber Ltd

 

I insisted the cake on Friday and present opening on Saturday also take place outside because even though it’s hard for presents to get better, they actually are even better with a sunset in the background and a perfect summer breeze. 

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One Kings Lane – Eric Piasecki Photgraphy

 

I love my porch very much, but it could certainly take some pointers from these gorgeous patios!

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Vicki Archer Design and Carla Coulson Photography

 

Chic yet comfortable, 

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Orrick and Company

 

And simple yet stylish, 

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Tim Clarke Interior Design

 

These are the kinds of outdoor spaces that are made for summer memories. 

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Cottages & Gardens

 

So whether you’re catching up with friends or a good book, sipping coffee or cocktails, any time is a good time to savor summer on one of these fabulous patios.

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

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Speaking of fabulous celebrations, there are so many fun dates coming up on the The Secret to Southern Charm tour! We are heading to Palmetto Bluff on Tuesday for a talk on Wednesday and, August 2, if you’re in Sea Island, come celebrate with us! This is a free event. 

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The Valentine You Really Want…

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Visual ComfortEmily Jenkins Followill Photography

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had the best weekend and are rested and refreshed for a great week ahead. (Or are using the week to rest for another fun weekend… Either way!)

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Thomasville Furniture

 

We are so excited about Valentine’s Day this week. We love pink and champagne and chocolate, so it’s really kind of an ideal holiday, Hallmark-created or not. Plus, we love having a reason to celebrate!

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Ralph Lauren Home

 

Speaking of celebrating, with February halfway over, we are already thinking about a Spring full of celebrations.

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Barclay Butera for Lexington Furniture

 

Baby showers, engagement parties, book club events… There’s so much to look forward to–and Best Prices for Furniture is going to help us get ready for all of it!

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Carvers Guild

 

Shoppers have compared Best Prices for Furniture to the “Easy button” for furniture.

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Aidan Gray

 

It’s easy to see why. Best Price for Furniture combines hundreds of brands in one place and is set up so that many well-established dealers compete for your business by offering the lowest price, saving you hundreds or even thousands on those pieces you’ve been coveting!

 

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Kelly Wearstler for EJ Victor

Interior designers are available to help with your selections and white-glove delivery is available nationwide.

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Mr. and Mrs. Howard

Best of all, the service is free!

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Oly Studio

 

From Oly to Mr. and Mrs. Howard, Visual Comfort to Aidan Gray, all the brands that you’ve been searching for are available in one place from Best Prices for Furniture.

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Hancock and Moore

The only hard part is choosing which pieces to get first!

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Arteriors

If you suspect your Valentine might be a little behind on his or her shopping, now is a great time to get a quote and drop a little hint–in the form of a Best Prices for Furniture quote right in their inbox! When it comes to the gifts we receive, we like to leave little room for error.

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Brown Jordan

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Bar stools, a bench for the end of the bed and a desk for a soon-to-be office are just a few of the things we’re working on right now. What’s on your renovation wishlist?

Thanks for stopping by today, chic readers. We hope your Monday is marvelous!

Thanks a million to everyone who entered to win the 2 tickets to my The Secret to Southern Charm launch party in beautiful Beaufort, SC at the Pat Conroy Literary Center. We were blown away by the 740 entries we received! The winner was Allison Dunne. We can’t wait to celebrate with–and meet–you, Allison! If you want to join us in Beaufort, SC you can buy your tickets here. Your $75 includes a signed copy of The Secret to Southern Charm, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, my talk about The Secret to Southern Charm and historic preservation, the party at the incredible historic Elizabeth Barnwell Gough house in downtown Beaufort, a donation to the Pat Conroy Literary Center and a whole lot of memories! 

Take a peek at this video of me trying to describe The Secret to Southern Charm in 5 seconds or less!

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In Good Taste: Erin Paige Pitts

We always start January full of intentions for how incredibly clean and neat and organized we’re going to keep our houses. And it always starts out great. 

But, like a six-times-a-week gym habit, sometimes the constant cleaning up after everyone just leaves us tired. 

And you just want to leave your shoes on the floor and not hang up your pants and leave dishes “soaking” in the sink. (Well, I do. Mom would never ever do any of the above things, so she doesn’t have to make house-related resolutions!)

If your enthusiasm is waning a bit as we round the February corner, don’t worry! 

These light, bright, clutter-free and perfectly organized homes from Erin Paige Pitts are drool-worthy enough to make you want to hop right back on those resolutions. 

Because we spend so much time designing them, planning and plotting them, making sure they are perfect… 

It would be a shame to sully that gorgeous marble island with that stack of mail that you didn’t quite have time to get to this afternoon. (At least, that’s what I keep reminding myself!)

Clutter-free spaces are the most calming, after all, so if one of your resolutions was to chill out, then making up your bed in the morning as soon as you get out of it may be a good start. 

And Peter Walsh’s Lose the Clutter, Lose the Weight, says that you can lose ten pounds in six weeks by cleaning up. So skip the elliptical today, organize your shoe closet and take a bath. Killing lots of resolution birds with one stone!

 

We’ve always said that living your best life begins at home…

And the good taste of Erin Paige Pitts, certainly makes that easier than ever! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, chic readers. We always love seeing you here! 

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Natural Stone Fireplaces

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Beth Ervin Design via Atlanta Homes Magazine

 

The days are shorter, the weather is cooler and there is oh so much to celebrate! If the colder temperatures have you stuck indoors, now is the perfect time to start thinking about creating that gorgeous outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of–complete with an outdoor fireplace, of course! 

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Beth Webb Interiors

 

The perfect place to start? Our friends at The Natural Stone Institute! Their beautiful site is an information-filled resource for anyone looking to incorporate more natural stone into his or her home. From tips on which material works best in which space to help finding a competent installer in your area, The Natural Stone Institute is filled with ideas to get you well on your way to that slate patio or stone fireplace of your dreams!

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Elizabeth Kimberly

 

We love natural stone indoors, of course, but there’s nothing like nature’s finest to create an outdoor space fit for entertaining all year long! 

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Bunnny Williams

 

Swimming pools are one of our favorite outdoor features that make backyards so much more fun! The addition of a stone border allows this one to blend in with the nature around it and keeps it from feeling out of place in the environment.

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Billy Cunningham Photography

 

For a fireplace, stone is the perfect choice, of course! Not only does it withstand heat and elements, but it also complements the beauty of the surroundings.

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Meg Braff Design

 

When looking for a more cost-effective solution for implementing a stone motif in your outdoor space, choosing something that can be sourced locally is always a great place to start. This redstone creates a unique look that makes this kitchen a perfect gathering spot for a good meal.

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William Waldron Photography via Architectural Digest

 

This fireplace almost looks like it has always been in this yard. Beautiful!

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Architectural Digest

 

When choosing stone for an outdoor area, you don’t have to stick with just one. Mixing and matching creates a totally custom look.

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Bjorn Wallander Photography via Architectural Digest

 

Travertine is a luxe and singularly fabulous look in an outdoor space. We’re drooling! Travertine is extremely durable, but isn’t the best pick for sub-freezing temperatures.

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Bjorn Wallander Phototgraphy via Architectural Digest

 

Limestone has similar qualities–but in this island paradise, we’re pretty sure that sub-freezing temperatures won’t be a problem! Don’t forget to visit Use Natural Stone before that patio–or kitchen–redesign. 

Will you be utilizing your outdoor space this holiday season? Warm or cold, indoors or out, we’re hope you’re preparing for a wonderful Thanksgiving! 

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House Tour:Suzanne Kasler

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year… For a house tour! When that house is the peerless Suzanne Kasler’s, it gets even more wonderful!

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Kasler’s home designs are the ultimate in luxury, the kind of spaces that Pinterest boards are made of. (We know. We’ve already pinned all of these photos…)

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It’s the little things: a hint of blue on the ceiling that coordinates perfectly with a pop of orange for interest…

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A gallery wall that is perfectly imperfect…

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A fabulous piece of art that makes all of the other neutral elements in the room come to life.

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This elegant dining room is just the right place for gathering friends and family over the holiday for a delicious meal. Luxe elements keep it formal while seagrass and modern pieces keep it from becoming stuffy.

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Talk about the perfect place for holiday entertaining! We love this room too!

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You know already how we feel about getting the bar all stocked and ready for entertaining… This intimate nook is great for grabbing a chat with friend.

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Or, better yet…

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We do simply adore a gorgeous pair of twin beds, and the benches at the end are the icing on the cake!

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The architectural details in this beautiful master retreat make it even more fabulous!

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And more fabulous still!

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Every lady needs her own space to get ready in the morning…

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And, maybe even moreso, a place to cap off a fabulous day with a sip of champagne!

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For reflecting, swimming or catching a few rays, this is the most perfect pool, making this lovely home as glamorous on the outside as it is inside. Add a wreath and a decorated tree, and we think we could move right in! Don’t you just love seeing how designers live in their own homes? We know we do!

via One Kings Lane

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