Don't leave Richmond without a stop at the cute-as-hell Charm School Social Club ice cream shop where you can get non-GMO, grass-fed cow-sourced ice cream in an array of flavors (birthday cake, strawberry shortcake, lime cherry-ade, lavender ice, Thai iced tea), sundaes topped with Virginia peanuts and even vegan ice cream The interior is a Wes Anderson-worthy rhapsody of old-school graphics, local art and more style than a human can bear. Just go.
In this bathroom, designer Sarah Richardson of Sarah's House brings in incredible soft, filtered light with a skylight above the tub. A vintage table is transformed into a vanity with a marble top. For the bathroom flooring, luxurious marble is honed and sealed so it's not slippery and will last forever.
Another example of the animal (and insect) themes and decorative flourishes that are making this such an interesting decorating moment, an ethereal snake-head table works wonderfully next to a more substantial Asian stool that shows off the playful global mix currently defining modern design. These heavy, ebony pieces work well in a room where bright whites and soft sands create balance.
Two matching accent chairs in the sitting area with tapered legs and nail head trim have a bit of a masculine feel. The chairs are paired with throw pillows with a feminine floral print that was also used for the pillows on the bed.
Plaid and gingham and polka dots, oh my! Aniko Levai of Place of My Taste cleverly mixed fabric scraps and inexpensive wrapping paper to create this fun and festive table decor. Leftover fabric covers the tablescape’s conical “trees,” dots the pinecone-and-greenery centerpiece, ties cardboard reindeers around vintage glass bottles and finishes off the place settings.
This fabulous courtyard finds its charm in its Mediterranean roots. Flagstone and grass pattern the ground, fabulous tall and skinny evergreens frame the home and a lovely square pond centers and calms the space.
Whether they're sipping coffee and reading the newspaper or just enjoying a quick bite, the owners will make broad use of this charming breakfast nook. Blue curtains pair well with the white walls and complement the striped tablecloth.
This dining space maximizes charm, just off the kitchen. Built-in banquette seating accommodates more people in a smaller space. A large chandelier adds elegance without distracting from the calm, stylish design.