In Good Taste: Beau Clowney Architects

kitchen Sullivan's Island - Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

When it comes to standing out, it’s the little things in a home that can make the biggest impact.

dining room Sullivan's Island- Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

And creating memorable details is what Beau Clowney Architects do so incredibly well.

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Julia Lynn Photography

 

Painted beams and a water blue backsplash add beachy beauty to this lovely space. 

Living room - Beau Clowney Architect
J. Savage Gibson

 

And natural elements from the sea combine with traditional blues for a unique feel that is casual and a little dressy all at once. 

coastal dining room
J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

A pretty banquette is even more beautiful in blue and white, while statement lighting unifies the space. 

 Beach house bunk room - Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

For added privacy for kids and adults alike, it’s hard to beat these adorable drapes on the built-in bunks. Rope handles finish off the look in style! 

Beau Clooney Architect for living room
Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

A beautiful fireplace with a stunning piece of art is always a favorite focal point for us. And the symmetry in this room is absolutely stunning. 

bedroom
Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

We love a house that’s designed to take advantage of every square inch of view–and shiplap ceilings lend a coastal feel. 

sunroom
J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

Porches and patios are hard to beat when it comes to taking advantage of living in gorgeous places. These shutters are a chic and convenient way to close it up when it’s time to go home. 

Whether on the front, back or side, these architects really know how to make an entrance .

This classic style is so well done. We love the black and white with touches of copper. 

Speaking of welcoming, who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this gorgeous home? We know we would! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you. For more of these stunning designs follow Beau Clowney on Instagram!

 


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10 Ways to Add Character to Your Kitchen

kitchen styling
Anne Decker Architect

 

When it comes to kitchens, we spend a lot of time thinking about the usual things. White or stainless appliances? Wood or white cabinets? Wood or tile floors? Beyond the basics, there are so many ways to make the heart of the home warm, welcoming and absolutely you. Take a peek at a few of our favorite ways to add character to the kitchen!

1. Beautiful beams. Beams instantly lend a rustic feel, interest on the ceiling and, we think, an overall cozy feeling!

Styling your kitchen
Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath

 

2. Add an arch. In the kitchen, the little things are everything. Arches are one of our favorite architectural details that create instant charm.

Kitchen Style
One Kings Lane

 

3.  Lend a personal touch with luxurious kitchenware. From china to silverware, serving trays to accessories, kitchenware is a fabulous way to express yourself in the heart of the home.

kitchen with style
BHG

 

4. Use a pot rack. Not only is a pot rack a convenient way to free up cabinet space, but it also looks fabulous.

kitchen pendants
Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath

 

5. Install statement lighting. A splash of color or a fun metallic can become an instant focal point in a kitchen.

kitchen marble
Matthew Quinn Design

 

6. Accent with natural stone. Natural stone is a beautiful touch in a kitchen. This honed marble is absolutely stunning!

kitchen marble
Christopher Peacock Home

 

7. Hang your favorite art. In the land of appliances and cookware, art may not be a top priority but a well-placed piece or two adds tons of personality!

kitchen
One Kings Lane – The Zhush

 

8. Display serveware with glass front cabinets. Glass front cabinets feel light, open and airy and are a great way to display favorite service pieces, china, wine glasses or family silver.

kitchen paint color
One Kings Lane

 

9. Paint cabinets a signature color. In a world where neutral cabinets are the norm, painting cabinets a statement color is a way to instantly set your kitchen apart.

kitchen range hood
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

10. Make a splash with your range hood. From a simple microwave vent to something truly spectacular, there are so many ways to vent your kitchen. A unique, beautiful range hood like this one adds so much impact.

What is your favorite way to add character to your kitchen? Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day!

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Things We Love: A White Kitchen

white kitchen with pendant lights
BHG

For a classic, crisp, clean look that’s welcome in any season, there’s nothing quite like a serene white kitchen. It’s a beautiful, traditional staple that complements any home’s design scheme. Take a peek at a few of our favorites!

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Studio McGee

 

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Christopher Peacock Kitchens

 

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Christopher Peacock Kitchen

 

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Morgan Harrison Design

 

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Kay Douglass via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

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Alyssa Rosenhech Photography

 

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Morgan Harrison Design

 

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Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

 

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BHG

 

white kitchen
BHG

 

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


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Ten Favorite Kitchens with Pendant Lighting

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Bakes & Kropp

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous day. Today, we are dreaming of school getting out, summer days on the beach and… pendant lighting! (Not necessarily in that order.)

pendant lighting in kitchen
Bakes and Knopps

 

You know that we think lighting, more than most anything else in a home, has the potential to totally change the look and feel of a space. 

pendant lighting in the kitchen
Bakes and Kropp

 

Nowhere is that more true than the kitchen, where lighting is so important for a functional work space–and where opportunities for accessorizing and really making the space your own are fewer. 

pendant lighting in kitchen
Brooks & Falotico

 

Whether you’re looking for lighting with a shade that stands out a little from the rest of the color scheme,

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Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Or lighting whose color blends in but still makes a fabulous, bold statement, the right pendant can totally transform a kitchen.

kitchen with pendant lighting
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

One of our favorite elements of a kitchen island is the ability to hang pendants over top. 

pendant lighting over marble island
Architectural Digest

 

But, even if you don’t have an island, pendants are super chic over a dining table. We actually think a pair–or more–of pendants can be an even more beautiful look than a statement chandelier. 

pendant lighting over island with wood beams
Rafe Churchill

 

These pendants combine fabulously with these bar stools to contribute to the overall industrial vibe of this kitchen.

kitchen with Goodman Pendant lighting over island
Ashley Winn Design

 

Metallics always add a hint of glamour, a touch of sophistication that’s a little less over the top than a chandelier. We absolutely adore the touch of gold inside these bold, white pendants. 

pendant lighting
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle

 

Speaking of metallics, why try to make the chain blend in when it can absolutely shine! We love how these pendants connect with the fume hood for a totally custom look. What is your favorite style pendant? Do you prefer one that blends in or is made to stand out? 

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

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“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.” (–New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb )

Things We Love: Goodman Hanging Lamps

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Barbara Waltman via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

If there’s one thing we think completely transforms a room, it’s statement lighting

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Pendant lighting in a kitchen illuminates any island in style.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over an island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

For the ultimate in stylish pendant lighting Goodman pendants are oh so chic.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Wendy Labrum Interiors

 

A white light with a gold interior is so gorgeous and lends the perfect touch of sparkle and shine.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Sotheby’s Realty

 

Metallics add a bit of glamour to any room, and these perfectly sized pendants add instant wow-factor.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

These gorgeous lamps add another touch of gold to this very stylish kitchen. We love the juxtaposition of the gold with the steel windows and doors.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Munger Interiors

 

The high-low combination lends a homey feel to this stunning kitchen. The Goodman pendants are the perfect bridge between the two styles.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Geoff Chick and Associates

 

If you aren’t a friend of mixing metals, silver Goodman pendants are the way to go. The shades of gray all combined are beautiful.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Elizabeth Metcalfe Interior Design

 

Then again, speaking of mixing metals, the gold and silver mixed together is always one of our favorite looks.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
Chango & Co

 

Goodman pendants add a sparkling element to this lovely kitchen. The mixture of the wood, metallic and white are lovely.

Goodman Hanging Lamps over kitchen island
New England Home

 

All of these elements mix together beautifully to create a stunning kitchen.

Goodman Pendant Lights in kitchen
Ashley Winn Design

 

A beautiful backsplash, a shiny countertop, fabulous barstools and Goodman pendants… It’s the perfect recipe for a gorgeous kitchen! 

Are you a fan of Goodman Hanging lamps?

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Restyling for Spring with Best Prices For Furniture!

living room with Barbara Barry Furniture
Barbara Barry for Henredon

 

Oh my goodness, we have Spring fever in the worst possible way! It is so, so warm here this week (I laid out on the top porch yesterday… Don’t tell my dermatologist!) and we can’t help but hope that it will stay this way!

living room with neutral furniture from Marge Carson
Marge Carson

 

We are so happy to be able to open the windows, enjoy the breeze and let the sunshine pour in.

club chair and ottoman from Jessica Charles
Jessica Charles

 

And, of course, with the sunshine comes that little voice in the back of our minds… That little nudge that tells us it’s time for a spring spruce!

armoire in living room
Jonathan Charles Furniture

 

That’s where our fabulous friends at Best Prices for Furniture come in. What we love about this North Carolina company is that they aren’t just a discount dealer.

C.R.Laine Furniture and Currey & Company Chandelier

 

Best Prices for Furniture works with an entire network of discount furniture dealers to make sure that you get the very best price on the pieces you’re craving.

living room with coral accents and gray sofa
E.J. Victor

 

Wanting to add a pop of color to make your space sing “Spring?” Look no further!

console table with large mirror
John Richard

 

Want to make your tired entrance foyer look refreshed and revitalized for a new season?

goodman hanging pendants over kitchen island
Visual Comfort

 

Or revamp your lighting to enhance your space?

four poster bed
Mr. and Mrs. Howard for Sherrill Furniture

 

Look no further than Best Prices for Furniture! We love that we can pick any of our favorite pieces from any of our favorite brands and know we’re getting the best price. Simple! The white glove delivery doesn’t hurt…

bedroom with twin beds
Suzanne Kasler for Hickory Chair

 

There’s no time like Spring for a fabulous girls weekend. Which makes now the perfect time to revamp the guest bedroom! We love, love these twin beds!

teak modern furniture
Brown Jordan Furniture

 

And, it goes without saying that getting our outdoor space ready is a total necessity. Do you have any projects on your spring sprucing list? 

Happy President’s Day to you, our chic friends! We hope you have a wonderful day!

 

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