House Tour: Strand Beach Beauty

Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors living room

It’s summer, and that can only mean one thing: Time for a trip to the beach! This Strand Beach Beauty by the fabulous Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors is about as gorgeous as a beach house can get. It’s the kind of place that is elegant and beautiful but somehow still feels like it won’t be terribly disturbed by sandy feet. If you ask us, that’s how all beach houses should be! But don’t take our word for it. Take a tour of this stunning space. The photos are a vacation in and of themselves! 

Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors dining room


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors living room


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors dining


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors office


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors kitchen


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors dining


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors coral


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors - wood Beas


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors bedroom


Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors bathroom


We hope you enjoyed this beach house as much as we did! Wishing you a wonderful day!

For more inspiration visit Ohara Davies-Gaetano Interiors on the web or follow on Instagram

What South Shore Decorating is Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

“It is the first book in her Peachtree Bluff series, and is the perfect summer read (or anytime read, really). It is southern fiction and women’s fiction at its best. It features four unique and complex strong female characters – a mother and her three daughters – and the various people in their lives. There is drama, romance, scandal, love, and plenty of design in this book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it”. —Stacy Curran, South Shore Decorating

If you’ve read Slightly South of Simple I’d love it if you’d consider leaving your own review on Amazon! Thank you so much for all of your support!

*Photo by Lindsay Corrigan

In Living Color

color on porch
Architectural Digest

There’s nothing like a stunning vignette and a clear blue sea to make us dream of the beach. 

living room with wood beams
Architectural Digest

And when we dream of the beach, what else to we dream of? Why, beach reading, of course!

beach chic
Ralph Lauren Home

We can’t believe that Slightly South of Simple is releasing tomorrow officially. It will be on the shelves at your favorite local bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target, on Amazon and wherever books are sold. 

Architectural Digest

These gorgeous images capture that perfect relaxed beach feel–the one I hope readers also get from Slightly South of Simple–perfectly. 


Pink and blue is a favorite, classic color combination, one that we were so excited to see on my new book cover!

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

The pictures really don’t do it justice. This is one of those books we’d buy just for the cover! (Even if I didn’t happen to write it…)

Andrew J. Howard Interiors

This cozy beach house room is just the kind of place we’d like to spend a pretty post-spring break afternoon. 

Summer Thornton

Today we’re in Kinston, NC at a fabulous home, celebrating Slightly South of Simple and raising money for the local Lenoir County SPCA.

Coastal Living

Even though there’s nothing we’d rather be doing than supporting a cause close to our hearts, this picture is awfully tempting…

Alyssa Rosenheck Photography

If you’re looking ahead to your own beach reading…

Meg Braff Interior Design

This is your last day to pre-order Slightly South of Simple before it releases tomorrow! 

Kristy Hard at Work

What are the chances I would have worn a hot pink dress in my author photo? Maybe I was trying to conjure a pink-and-blue book cover!

Slightly South of Simple

Thank you, thank you to all of our wonderful, loyal Design Chic readers. We love seeing you every day, getting your emails and comments and hearing your thoughts. And I am especially grateful of all of your support of my writing career. You have all just rallied around me from the first day. I hope you love this one, the first book in the Peachtree Bluff Series, as much as I loved writing it! 

This is the last day to enter to win!! We’re partnering with our friends at Reebonz to give away a stunning black, Salvatore Ferragamo Darina back, which retails for $1750, to one lucky reader! If you’ve already ordered Slightly South of Simple, don’t forget to enter this one! And if you haven’t, now is your chance! Pre-order from your local bookstore,, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Target or Duck’s Cottage

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Nod to Summer

HB Home 

From the living room to the kitchen, from a statement-making centerpiece to soap dish, a gorgeous shell adds a touch of summer to every space. Check out a few of our favorite ways to incorporate a shell into your home–even if you’re miles from the shore!


House Tour: Sea Island


I’m busy packing today. But not for this gorgeous Sea Island home designed by Mary-Bryan Peyer. (If you missed yesterday, check out more of her good taste.)


Mary-Bryan Peyer

You know good taste when you see it. It strikes you like lightning, kind of like love at first sight.


Labor Day Ready!

1PicMonkey Collage




We’re getting excited for Labor Day weekend and are beach ready.  Now we’ve got the beach house on our brain.  Below are a few items we have our eye on.  Happy weekend, sweet friends!

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