House Tour: At Home in the Country

Country Home entry with raised panel wood and arch


Shorter days, cooler nights…


country house living room


It’s official: Fall is here. 


country house arch leading to bar


We’re true lovers of warm weather (and, well, it’s still pretty warm here!) but when Thanksgiving rolls around there’s something nice about a little nip in the air and a crispness all around us. 


country house breakfast room with shiplap and beams


And what better way to savor this glorious season than at home in a country house?


country house breakfast room with beams


It’s the perfect place for gathering around the table with family and friends to celebrate the holidays. And, if your friends include a miniature horse, why not have him too? 


country house kitchen with lanterns over island


We are big fans of rustic charm–


country house kitchen


And the slower-paced lifestyle that country living requires. 


country house kitchen with glass front cabinets


All that cooking at home necessitates a fabulous kitchen, right? 


country house kitchen


If the food you’re cooking was grown right on your own farm, so much the better!


country house kitchen with arch


We’re in love with every special detail of this gorgeous retreat


country house hand painted bathroom


And we think this powder room might be one of our very favorite spaces!


country house bedroom


A cozy bedroom with lots of layers and a sense of history complements the decor so perfectly–and is the kind of place we could fall right to sleep.


country house porch


We’d love to spend evenings curled up with a blanket and a cocktail right here


country house stable


After a long day of riding…


country house chicken coop


And a morning of making breakfast with eggs collected right here! What about you? Would you be at home in the country?

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


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Interior Design : Lauren Davenport Imber,

 Architect:  Steve Dray

Photography: Emily Followill

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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.

House Tour: Pinewood Grove

C. Brandon Ingram Design Mallory Mathison Interiors hunting lodge


Well, friends, it’s safe to say that you loved the good taste of C. Brandon Ingram Design yesterday as much as we did!


C. Brandon Ingram Design Mallory Mathison Interiors hunting lodge living room


And we think a standing ovation always calls for an encore!


C. Brandon Ingram Design Mallory Mathison Interiors hunting lodge kitchen


Pinewood Grove, a family hunting lodge by designed by  C. Brandon Ingram Design with interiors by Mallory Mathinson is one for the books. 


C. Brandon Ingram Design Mallory Mathison Interiors hunting lodge


It’s hard to really pinpoint what makes up charm. It’s something that we know when we see. And this is undeniably charming


C. Brandon Ingram Design Mallory Mathison Interiors hunting lodge kitchen


It’s the tiny details, the things that people might not even notice at first glance, the way they fit together, that create a space that is truly unforgettable. 


C. Brandon Ingram Design Mallory Mathison Interiors hunting lodge dining room


From a breakfast nook as beautiful as the food on the table, 


C. Brandon Ingram Design Mallory Mathison Interiors hunting lodge living room


To a living room so cozy we’d never want to leave, 



A master that hits the right notes of lodge feel and elegance, 



And a well-appointed master bath that ensures everyone’s comfort… This lodge absolutely has it all!



Speaking of charm… Can a log cabin not be charming? 



This is the kind of space that envelopes you the moment you walk through the door…



Calling you inside…



Beckoning you back home. Although, if we lived on this lovely property, we’re pretty sure we’d never want to leave in the first place. 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We hope you and yours are safe and well!

Photography Jeff Herr


The countdown is on! Only two weeks until the release of Feels Like Falling! An idyllic beach setting, an unlikely friendship, family drama and, of course, a great love (or two! or three!), this is the perfect escape for right now!



In Good Taste: ADAC’S Architect of the Year

 Jeffrey Dungan entrance

Oh my goodness… We are SO excited! In case you haven’t heard, Jeffrey Dungan has been named ADAC’s 2017 Architect of the Year!


We aren’t surprised.  Not even a little.

 Jeffrey Dungan

One, quick glance at Dungan’s work and it’s evident that he is completely deserving of this honor.

But there is nothing better than seeing talented, kind people whose work you have loved for years get acknowledged in such a big, big way!

From well thought out floor plans,

To extraordinary built-ins,

The perfect windows for every space,

To architectural details that create a mood,

Each space that Dungan undertakes is more fabulous than the last.

We could never pick a favorite space, but this rustic charm might be up there. It’s perfect for a cozy winter day.


Congrats again, Jeffrey! We are so excited for you and think it goes without saying that this is a well-deserved honor!


William Abranowicz Photography

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

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Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!


Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

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