What Would Jeffrey Dungan Do?

 

It has been 118 days since we evacuated for Hurricane Florence, which means it has also been 117 nights since I have slept in my bed. (Not that I’m keeping track.) I am not complaining about this, as I have kept all my New Year’s Resolutions–one being not to complain to my family about being out of my house and y’all are my family–for EIGHT ENTIRE DAYS. I know. It’s probably a world record. 

 

 

I’m feeling happy and inspired because, praise the Lord!, the tearing out has been done for weeks, but the putting back together is actually starting next week!! So I’m told…

I’ll be honest: I’ve been a little meh about picking everything out, which is totally unlike me. But when you spent two entire years of your life taking a house from dilapidated to your dream home, and then, four years later, you’re doing it again, your tastes haven’t really changed that much. So it’s like, do I keep it all the same? Or do I change stuff that I really love?

 

 

Fortunately, there’s Design Chic. And all the inspiration. And so, yesterday, I asked myself: 

 

 

What Would Jeffrey Dungan Do?

 

 

He would pick himself up by the bootstraps, get a new vision together, and, you know what? He’d probably add onto the house too. 

 

 

(I can’t say that for sure, but, I mean, look at his work? Who wouldn’t want more of that?)

 

 

I may have been feeling less than inspired but, fortunately, Mom has been saving up her energy for when I was feeling inspired. She is one of those people who can look at rooms taken to the studs and 1.4 seconds later have found inspiration photos for exactly what the layout should be and corresponding photos for exactly what materials you should use and…

 

 

These ceilings are definitely happening. Certainly in little Will’s room. They’re the perfect masculine touch. 

 

 

Oh, and the freestanding tub that there has been, quite frankly, a lot of grumbling about? Also happening. 

 

 

Did I say it had been 117 nights since I had slept in my bed? What I meant to say is that it had been 117 nights since I’d been in my bathtub. Cost per use, that thing is cheaper than anything else in the house. And I’m going to need it back soon or I’m never going to hit my reading goal for the year, which is an entirely different post.

 

 

If the construction doesn’t start soon, as promised, we can just build a tiny house in the backyard. (Again What Would Jeffrey Dungan Do?) This one is literally the cutest thing I’ve ever seen and…

 

 

I’m pretty sure I could live here forever. As long as it comes with a tub. 

Are you drooling over Dungan’s work like we are?

Thank you so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We love it when you drop by!

 

 

Statement-Making Homes

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Simon Upton via Architectural Digest

 

One of our favorite parts of any house is those focal points, the moments that stop us in our tracks, that make us remember the way a home looked and felt long after we have left it. 

statement-making stairs
Phoebe Howard Design

 

From the stairs so beautifully detailed that they take your breath away,

statement-making abstract art
Beth Webb Design

 

To a piece of art that absolutely defines a space, 

statement-making abstract art
TS Adams Studio

 

That sets the tone so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it seems like it was made for the space, there are so many ways to make a statement in a home. 

statement making art
Vant

 

For a fabulous, statement-making focal point, Vant panels are quick and easy to install, cost effective and instantly transform a room. In new leather finishes and cotton weave, Vant panels can even be mixed and matched to create a custom look.

living room statement art
Vant

 

For a beautiful headboard, a piece of 3-d art or transforming an entire wall simply and easily, Vant panels are a unique and simple way to go. In a variety of colors, these panels are a perfect way to personalize any space. 

statement windows
Architectural Digest

 

We are people who need light, all year, every season. That’s why, to us, there’s nothing better than a huge, fabulous window that lets in tons of light. If they also add a touch of black, they get extra credit.

statement-making windows
Caan Interiors

 

Or a smaller, detailed window that adds not only light but also tons of charm.

statement mirror in bathroom
Architectural Digest

 

Speaking of adding light, a chic mirror is a great way to make a small space feel bigger and break up an existing wall of mirrors,

statement-making mirror
Tobi Tobin Design

 

And add interest to a stairwell.

statement-making lighting
Metcalfe Design

Statement lighting is one of our favorite ways to define a room. 

 

 

Each of these fixtures adds a modern touch to the room. 

 

What’s your favorite way to make a statement?

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

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House Tour: Tim Barber, Ltd.

house tour Tim barber

Good morning, our chic friends! We have just gotten back from beautiful Spring Island, SC after attending a gorgeous wedding for a family friend. 

Tim Barber house tour

In the wake of the fun and festivities, the parties and, maybe best of all, getting to watch our family’s youngest member ring bear his little heart out, we’ve been talking about weddings and what makes them great. 

Tim Barber house tour

In weddings, and in homes, the details, of course, matter a lot. The perfect song choice for the father-daughter dance and the right molding. A beautiful boutonniere perfectly pinned on a steamed lapel or an exquisitely angled library light. 

Tim Barber house tour

Petals lining the aisle just so and windows expertly chosen to let in all the light.

Tim Barber house tour

But, honestly, it’s more than that. The perfect wedding and the perfect home are all about the way the details combine into a message, a cohesive narrative that makes people feel something, have an experience they will never forget. 

Tim Barber house tour

We always say, at a wedding, that the one, single thing that truly matters is the bride and groom. If they are having the time of their life then everyone else will too. It doesn’t matter if the food is cold and it pours down rain and the caterer forgot to deliver the cake. The guests take their cues from the main characters and the memory is a fond one.

It’s harder to say what that one, overarching thing is that makes a home truly special.

Tim Barber house tour

But, touring this stunning one by Tim Barber, Ltd., we’d have to say that it’s the architectural details. 

Tim Barber house tour

So, sure, everyone that walks in the bathroom probably doesn’t consciously realize that beautiful wainscoting sets it apart.

Tim Barber house tour

But the takeaway is that feeling of having been somewhere that is finely orchestrated. 

Tim Barber house tour

We love to think that people feel well cared for and comfortable when they are in our homes.

Tim Barber house tour

Just like we did when we left this stunning wedding.

Tim Barber house tour

Because, just like that very important event in the life of a couple and a family is ultimately a reflection of them, of what they love and how they feel about each other,

Tim Barber house tour

We think the best houses are just the same. 

Tim Barber house tour

This home, from beginning to end, the front door to the back porch, feels warm and welcoming. What, to you, makes a home feel special?

House Tour Tim Barber, Ltd.

Interiors: Artistic Designs for Living, LLC
Construction: Hughes Construction
Landscape: Scenic Scapes, Inc.
Photography: Laura Hull Photography

If you’re looking for a perfect Vacation Read, we’d love for you to check out Slightly South of Simple!  Happy Monday!

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