House Tour: Mary Beth Wagner Interiors

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors curb appeal white house white shutters

 

Sometimes a picture really is worth a thousand words… And one glance at this warm, beautiful home is more inviting than any welcome could be. 

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors entry with scalloped mirror and steel doors

 

The outside is clearly perfection, but Mary Beth Wagner Interiors has worked magic on the interior as well.

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors curved staircase with seagrass runner

 

The perfect combination of modern touches and classic details,

 

living room with barrel chairs

 

Pretty patterns and calming moments,

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors dining room with white lacquer ceiling

 

It is a dream home in every sense of the word. 

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors white kitchen brass pendants

 

From kitchen details that feel like gorgeous jewelry,

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors sun porch

 

To cozy sitting areas that advantage of every ounce of architecture,

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors gameroom

 

Each and every space in this stunning home is expertly designed and beautifully well thought. 

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors gameroom with pool table

 

The right amount of unconventional,

 

bathroom

 

And the ideal splash of something fabulous,

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors black and white bedroom

 

Every square inch is the kind of place that anyone would be lucky to call home.

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors porch

 

A porch fit for spectacular entertaining,

 

Mary Beth Wagner Interiors porch with curtains

 

Blends seamlessly with the rest of the home, truly becoming an extension of an exemplary interior. We don’t know about you, but this one we’re going to be touring again!

 

Nathan Schroder Photography

 

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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.

 

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House Tour: Traditional Charm with Morgan Harrison

Morgan Harrison white clapboard house

 

There is just something about the classics that get us every time. A traditional color palette and perfect symmetry are simply timeless.

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design white clapboard house

 

At first glance, this home is breathtaking, but the deeper you delve, the more there is to love. Designed by Morgan Harrison and photographed by Jane Beiles Photography, this house is beautiful in black and white–and color!

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design entry with curved staircase

 

A gorgeous entryway always sets the tone, and this is a great example. The staircase is so elegant.

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design living room

 

A soothing color palette envelopes you as soon as you walk in this home,

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design dining room

 

And that sense of cohesiveness carries through every single space.

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Beautiful lighting,

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design kitchen

 

Charming accents,

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design kitchen

 

And a distinct sense of flow,

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design dining room

 

Create a house that feels as livable and homey as it does elegant and lovely.

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design bathroom with brass hardware

 

Even the bathrooms have chic focal points–

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design mudroom

 

And you know how much we love a good mudroom–and dog! 

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design curb appeal white clapboard house

 

Porches for relaxing, patios for entertaining and lawns for luxuriating are hallmarks of this gorgeous home.

 

Jane Beiles-Photography Morgan Harrison Design pool with chaise lounge

 

It’s just the kind of place we’d want to savor no matter the season! 

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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.

 

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10 Favorite White Houses in Wood and Brick

Paul Bates Architect

 

Good morning, chic readers! We’re so glad that you’re here today and hope that you are able to find little spots of joy each day during this difficult time. 

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We love coming here each day and being with you, hearing from you and maintaining this small piece of normalcy in our days and weeks.

 

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Stephen Fuller Architect Barbara Westbrook Interior Design| Emily Followill

 

You know how much we love getting your emails and questions to help guide our content. Recently, a reader emailed us that he and his were wife were having a debate over the new home they were building. 

 

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Andrew J. Howard

 

White wood

 

Shelley Johnstone Design

 

Or white brick?

 

 

We must say that, living in a white clapboard house, we are a little partial to wood. It is pretty much our favorite exterior style.

 

white brick house Shelley Johnstone
Shelley Johnstone

 

But, if we’re being totally honest… It requires a certain level of maintenance. Granted, it’s 120 years old and stands up to wind and saltwater 365 days a year, so, all things considered, it isn’t so bad! 

 

white brick house Studio McGee
Studio McGee

 

And, of course, undeniable curb appeal. 

 

When it comes to the issue of wood vs. bricks, we can’t say that there’s a clear winner… But, the good news is, you can’t really go wrong! Which would you choose?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here–especially now! If there’s something you’d like to see, something that would make you smile during this tough time, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line. We’re here for you!

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House Tour: William Litchfield Architectural Designs

William Litchfield Designs living room with bookcases

 

Whether preserving history or creating it, our homes have a lot of legwork to do. William B. Litchfield Architectural Designs is masterful in assisting them with both. 

 

William Litchfield Designs family room with dining table

 

We are big fans of his work, and this Regency-Inspired Georgian Renovation caught our eye right away. 

 

William Litchfield Designs bench and white paneling

 

We have learned (sometimes the hard way) that it takes exactly the right kind of architect or designer to restore a historic gem, to bring something truly special back to life. William Litchfield Designs is just the team to take on the challenge.

 

William Litchfield Designs dining room with crystal chandelier

 

It’s no wonder they received the 2016 Philip Trammell Shutze Award for this stunning home.  It is the perfect blend of old and new with spaces for everyone in the family. 

 

William Litchfield Designs dine-in kitchen

 

This kitchen is, in a word, happy. Or, at least, it feels that way to us. 

 

sunroom with dining table William Litchfield Designs

 

And we can imagine the guests gathered around this fire are happy too!

 

William Litchfield Designs staircase with striped wallpaper

 

The light in this house is just spectacular, a sure sign of a great architect,

 

William Litchfield Designs closet

 

But the details truly shine. This closet is simply breathtaking, with a place for everything.

 

 

You know we’re big fans of interiors, but, in this case, we have to admit that, for us, the exterior stole the show.

 

 

Grand, gracious, elegant… These are just a few words that come to mind right off the bat. 

 

 

And, taking this lovely pool into account, we think we’d also have to add calm to the list. From every angle, in every space, this home is the ideal blend of old and new. We hope you loved touring it as much as we did!

 

Jackye Lanham Design

Emily Followill Photography

 

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I’ll be on a Southern California mini-tour soon with lots of great author friends! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you!

January 30, 2020: “Southern Lunch Event” with Mary Alice Monroe and Kristin Harmel. In Conversation with Kristina McMorris. Hosted by Adventures by the Book. 12 pm, Claim Jumper, San Diego, CA

January 31, 2020: SuperBook TaleGate Adventure with Cassandra Conroy, Fiona Davis, Kristina McMorris, Mary Alice Monroe, Kristy Woodson Harvey, Jan Moran, Karen White and Beatriz Williams. 6-7:30 pm, Signal Hill Public Library, Signal Hill, CA.

February 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.

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Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a wonderful day and that, if you are in the path of Irma, you are staying safe. And friends affected by Hurricane Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with you as you rebuild. 

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Donald Lococo Architect| John Cole Photography

 

All of this crazy weather really has us thinking lately about how important our homes are to us. These stunning white houses are full of charm and character. They are welcoming spaces that we are certain beckon their owners home each night. While we focus a lot on interiors, on how our favorite cozy chair and that painting we couldn’t take our eyes off of make us feel a certain way, the exteriors of our house can–and should–do that exact same thing. 

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If a home should be anything at all, we think it should be welcoming. Window boxes and a trellis covered in vines are two of the best ways we can think of to take a home’s exterior from plain to positively darling. It’s simple touches like this that make a home feel loved and lived in. And don’t our special spaces deserve to be cared for? 

Shelley Johnstone white brick house
Shelley Johnstone Design

 

 

Landscaping is obviously one of the most important ways to make your home feel unique. While we love flowers and big blooms, there’s something stately about a classic cluster of Boxwoods flanking the front door. Well-maintained foliage always contributes something special to a home’s exterior and gives the sense that there is a staid, lovely interior beyond the front door.

studio McGee white brick house
Studio McGee| Lucy Call Photography

 

We are suckers for black and white, but a splash of color is always welcome. A bluefront doors adds an undeniably charming feel to this impeccably manicured lot.

 

There’s no doubt about it: Adding exterior color increases curb appeal. Plus, it’s easy to tell visitors that yours is the house with the blue door! Porches add character in droves and make for great porch sitting, especially during the cool fall months. 

 

What are your favorite ways to add character to a home’s exterior? Do you have any home improvement projects on your wish list?

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