House Tour: Turtle Creek, Dallas, Texas


We all know that everything is bigger in Texas, and Collins Interiors is making sure that the style is bigger too!



The Dallas Market Center… The Dallas Arts District… Stanley Korshak…



There are so many incredible things to love about Dallas–and we think this gorgeous home in the Turtle Creek neighborhood is absolutely one of them!



The spacious rooms and spectacular architectural details are unique and so chic, 



And this lacquer ceiling has us swooning!



The right mix of down-to-earth and super luxe creates a space that is glamorous but also livable. 



Perfectly placed antiques add a sense of history,



While unique accessories–like this fabulous lamp–create a look that is very now. 



From a perfect spot to start the day,



The ultimate place to end one,



To a chic outdoor retreat for entertaining, this Dallas home absolutely has it all! What is your favorite room?

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House Tour: Blue Ridge Mountains Beauty

Blue Ridge Mountains House

We didn’t think the Blue Ridge mountains could get any more gorgeous, but it has happened. Atlanta architect D. Stanley Dixon and interior designer Heather Dewberry have made even more magic in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We know. We’re really excited too! From the wood elements to the color palette it’s utter perfection at every turn. We hope you enjoy as much as we do!

Blue Ridge Mountain living room


Blue Ridge Mountain entrance


Blue Ridge Mountain dining room


Blue Ridge Mountain living room


Blue Ridge Mountain banquette



Blue Ridge Mountain kitchen


Blue Ridge Mountain kitchen


Blue Ridge Mountain living room


Blue Ridge Mountain bedroom


Blue Ridge Mountain bathroom


Blue Ridge Mountain porch


Blue Ridge Mountain porch

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Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photography: Emily Followill

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My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

the secret to southern charm


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Fences for Every Yard

white fine
Jimmy Stanton – Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Erica George Dines Photograhy

Happy Thursday, chic readers! We hope your day is off to a fabulous start. We are talking fences today.  When we bought our house in Beaufort, one of the first things we knew we would have to do is put a white picket fence around the yard. 

white picket fence
New England Home- Patrick Ahearn Architect


There’s just something about a fence that not only defines a space but also adds so much charm. 

Wettling Architect


In stacked stone, a fence is organic, neutral and blends in so well with the environment. 

fence pool Albs Beach
Urban Grace


A chic stucco fence or a concrete fence is not only pretty but is also practical. Insect resistant and easy to clean, it’s a perfect, long-lasting solution for a beautiful outdoor space that stays that way for years to come. And a lovely vine is the perfect accessory!

Donald Lococo shingled house with white picket fence
Donald Lococo


For that English cottage or secret garden feel, nothing beats stone–with a charming gate, of course. 

stone patio
Meg Braff Design


And a pretty wall creates a cozy outdoor sitting room and breaks up a large back yard. 


There’s nothing more beautiful than a rambling wooden fence through a farm or estate. 


For creating privacy and only seeing the neighbors when you want to see the neighbors, there is nothing prettier than a hedge. It may take a while to get it right, but the result is so worth it!


hedge patio
Ashley Whittaker Design


Doesn’t a tall hedge create the most ethereal feeling?

brick wall patio
Alyssa Rosenheck Photography


And, of course, you can never go wrong with brick. Do you have a fence at your house? What’s your favorite fence or wall material?

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North Carolinians, listen up! Our friend and one of our favorite designers, Marshall Watson is making his way to Kinston, NC this Sunday, March 4! Lunch is from 12:30-1:30 with a lecture and Q&A from 2-3. If you want to come but your friends can’t, come sit with me!


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Sophisticated in Wicker Park, Chicago

Wicker Park living room

Good morning, chic readers! We hope your Wednesday is off to a terrific start. We are so excited to tour this gorgeous Wicker Park house by Wendy Labrum Interiors. From the stunning color palette to the well-placed accessories, every element is perfection. 

Wicker Park living room


Wicker Park living room


Wicker Park kitchen


Wicker Park dining room


Wicker Park office


Wicker Park bedroom


Wicker Park nursery


Wicker Park porch

This gorgeous back porch looks like the perfect spot for relaxing this Wednesday night. We hope you have a wonderful one!

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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! 


House Tour: Forever Home in Buckhead

forever house entrance hall

Forever home. It’s a tall order, a big request and a giant leap. 

forever house living room

Because creating a house where you want to stay for the foreseeable future can be hard enough. 

forever house family room

Taking that giant leap and creating a home where we want to stay forever is a big, huge deal.

forever house living room

But that’s exactly what Liza Bryan and architect Ryan Duffey did for these Buckhead homeowners. 

forever house dining room

And the results are,

forever house dining room

 as you can see for yourself, perfection, the creation of a place that is, without a doubt, worthy of the title “forever home.” 

forever house kitchen

From living, dining and gathering spaces perfect for family, friends or a quiet night at home,

forever house bedroom

To bedrooms that are cozy, warm and filled with a sense of history, yet updated and refreshed,

forever house bedroom

Every piece of this fabulous renovation was perfectly planned. 

forever house bedroom

From the tiny details, 

forever house bathroom

To the big picture stuff,

forever house garden

Indoors and out, 

forever house garden

This Buckhead home is beautifully, wonderfully reimagined to take this family into the next phases of their lives today, tomorrow and forever. What are your requirements for your forever home?

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Liza Bryan Interior Design

Ryan Duffey Architect

Emily Followill Photographer


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Rustic Lake Wateree Hunting Lodge

hunting lodge

When it gets a little cooler, like it is now, that’s when we start to imagine ourselves in a cozy hunting lodge by the lake. Bonfires, oyster roasts and s’mores dance through our heads–and, of course, an interior with lots and lots of wood. We are loving this gorgeous example of a hunting cabin–and we think you will too!

hunting lodge


hunting lodge



hunting lodge dining room


huning lodge kitchen

hunting lodge kitchen


hunting lodge bunkbeds


hunting lodge bunkbeds


hunting lodge bathroom


hunting lodge bedroom


hunting lodge bathroom


hunting lodge bedroom


hunting lodge bathroom


hunting lodge


hunting lodge bathroom


hunting lodge game room


hunting lodge porch

hunting lodge

Wishing you a wonderful Monday!

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

INTERIOR DESIGN: Melanie Millner, The Design Atelie

ARCHITECT: Keith Summerour, Summerour and Associates Architects

BUILDER: John Boyte, John F. Boyte Company

PHOTOGRAPHER:  Andrew Ingalls



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