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: Beth Webb Designed Lake House Part 1

 

Need a vacation today? Join us on a tour of this fabulous Beth Webb Interiors Lake House!

 

 

If you’ve been around Design Chic for long, you know we’re huge fans of Beth Webb’s stunning style. 

 

 

And this luxurious lake house proves all the reasons why. 

 

 

Laid-back, unfussy style that still manages to be finished and beautiful, 

 

 

Warm and inviting spaces that spell vacation,

 

 

The right pop of color and pattern, 

 

 

And the perfect artwork for every space, 

 

 

All combine together to create a glorious, textured home that epitomizes laid-back luxe.

 

 

We are suckers for library lights and believe that they make any bookcase that much better. Although, if it’s a Beth Webb designed bookcase, it’s perfect already!

Thanks so much for spending your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!

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Interior Designer: Beth Webb

Photographer: Emily Followill

Styled by: Eleanor Roper

 

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Needing a new summer read… Now is the perfect time to read my USA TODAY Bestseller Feels Like Falling. Even if you can’t get to the beach, you’ll feel like you’re there! 

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Things We Love: Blonde Wood

blonde wood vaulted ceiling in living groom
Jenkins Interiors | |Nathan Schroder Photography

 

 

Light, bright and airy… Blonde (wood) really does have more fun! And, as a bonus, it doesn’t have to figure out how to work around dark roots during a quarantine. 

 

blonde wood Dutch door with bench in foyer by Amber Interiors
Amber Interiors | Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

It makes spaces seem brighter,

 

Jenkins Interiors blonde wood dining room with round dining table
Jenkins Interiors |Nathan Schroder Photography

 

Rooms seem lighter, 

 

Kate Marker Interiors entry with blonde wood beams
Kate Marker Interiors |Builder: Grand Traditions Home | Photo: Stoffer Interior Photography

 

And creates a spectacular neutral background.

 

On the ceiling it shines,

 

And looks so stunning juxtaposed with dark floors,

 

blonde wood cabinets in kitchen of Amber Interiors
Amber Interiors | Tessa Neustadt Photography

 

Blonde wood is also stunning against stone,

 

Jenkins Interiors kitchen
Jenkins Interiors |Nathan Schroder Photography

 

And plays well with other woods, stones and finishes.

 

Kate Marker Interiors kitchen with blonde wood beams
Kate Marker Interiors |Builder: Grand Traditions Home | Photo: Stoffer Interior Photography

 

Just a touch of blonde wood makes a statement, but, as with many of our favorite things, more really is more! Are you a fan of blonde wood?

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! So glad we can stay home together!

 

Looking for something fun to do during your social distancing days? Join Mary Alice Monroe and me virtually at The Rowan Public Library in my hometown of Salisbury, NC. We’ll be discussing our forthcoming novels, Feels Like Falling and On Ocean Boulevard, and our favorite Carolina beach books! Register here.

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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

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

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House Tour: Birmingham Beauty

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Good morning, chic readers! Birmingham, Alabama is one of our favorite southern cities, and this Birmingham House by architect James F. Carter gives us one more reason to add to the list of reasons we love this southern enclave.

gardens

With all the modern amenities of a brand new house,

southern

But the stately details that overflow with old southern charm. 

black-and-white

Can you get any more classic than those black and white floors?

bookshelf

Those stairwell areas are always hard to decorate. How many pictures do you need? How do you space a gallery wall? This bookshelf idea is totally genius!

speaking

Speaking of bookshelves and Alabama (and speaking of speaking…) I have the privilege of speaking at Hoover, Alabama’s Southern Voices, which is most certainly a bucket-list item of mine, Saturday, February 25.

dining

It will be such a privilege to present alongside some of my personal favorite authors, Rebecca Wells (the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), Chris Bohjalian, Julie Cantrell, Mary Kubica and Karen White, along with a few that I am so excited to get to know. If you’re in the area, come see us!

readers

I am going to go out on a limb and say that I think these homeowners might just be avid readers.

wood

Bookshelves in every room are the kind of statement we like to make!

paneling

This paneling is just exquisite. It’s hard to believe that this is a new house!

brass

Navy and brass is a classic color combination that we can’t get enough of. 

kitchen

It is perfection in the kitchen, the perfect shade to feel deep but not heavy.

hardware

We think one of the major characteristics that separates the old from the new is hardware. This lock makes the door look like it has been there forever!

bedroom

Sloping rooflines add such character.

paint

Did we mention charm? Oh, the charm!

nook

What a perfect little nook for working–or daydreaming. 

bathroom

Classic details, beautifully implemented, are always in style. We think it’s safe to say that James Carter has gorgeously good taste.

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