Beach Cottage Ready and Big Sales!

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David Netto Interior Design, Photo: Pieter Estersohn via Architectural Digest


Happy 4th of July, friends! We hope you are having a fabulous day celebrating America’s independence. We are feeling so grateful today for all the men and women in our armed forces who continue to fight for our freedom. Between the grilling and the fireworks take a peek at some of best sales around the web today!

Your Guide to Best Spots to Visit in Positano













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

It's a 4th of July tradition! I've made so many flag cakes over the years and I've gotten really fast at decorating them!! Post a picture of your flag cake using #BCflagcake !!

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Ina Garten Decorates her Flag Cake for the 4th

Houses and Gardens of the Hamptons

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With the summer solstice behind us and months ahead of soaking up the summer sun, we can’t help but have favorite summer destinations on the brain.

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

There’s no question that when it comes to exclusive summer escapes, the Hamptons top the list. 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

But, if you’re like us, no matter how gorgeous the outdoors, the beauty inside is a major factor in whether we love a vacation destination. 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

In Out East: Houses and Gardens of the HamptonsJennifer Ash Rudick brilliantly displays some of the Hamptons’ most exquisite homes. 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

From sleek and modern,

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

To cottage cozy, 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

Sunlit and romantic,

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

To woodland fairy tale chic, 

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

The styles of homes in the Hamptons are as varied as the people who flee to them each summer.

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

A beachfront setting and a pretty pool are icing on the cake and complete the enviable summer spaces.

Out East House and Gardens of the Hamptons

With homes this beautiful, we can imagine that some of these homeowners might decide to remain all year long. Do you have a beach escape planned this summer? Where is your favorite sandy getaway?

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We hope you have a fabulous week!

Photography: Tria Giovan

What Design Bloggers are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Slightly South of Simple Review

Thanks to Shelley from Calypso in the Country for this beautiful review!

“If you aren’t already a fan of southern fiction, this will be the book to get you hooked!

Kristy Woodson Harvey has done it again with her beautifully written latest novel, Slightly South of Simple…[H]eart-warming is actually the best word to describe this book.  Kristy has a way of making you fall in love with her characters.  

If you have sisters, you will appreciate the interactions between the sisters in the book.  Seriously, some of the comments between them were just priceless.  I love that they are all strong women yet with quirks like all of us.  I see nothing wrong with a little germ-phobia and aversion to GMO foods, but hey that’s just me!

I also enjoyed how the author’s love of interior design is woven into the story.  With the main character being an interior designer herself, you are able to experience the surroundings through her eyes.  Who doesn’t love hearing about the details of a table setting?…”


House Tour: Bahamas Pink Cottage Tour

Bahamas pink cottage

Summer may be in full swing, but now is the time we are planning our winter vacations. This adorable Bahamian home looks like just the kind of place to catch some rays any time of year. Enjoy the tour!

Bahamas pink cottage


Bahamas dining room


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Thanks so much for stopping by today. We hope you have a fabulous afternoon!

Photography: Annie Schlechter

Styling: Liz Strong

Coastal Living Magazine

What design bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Thanks to my friend Carrie Waller from Dream Green DIY for adding Slightly South of Simple to her Summer Reading List! Here’s what she had to say: Slightly South of Simple, by Kristy Woodson Harvey: If you’re looking for a sweet, witty, heartbreaking read to pass the time while lying on the beach this season, then Slightly South of Simple is for you. I motored through an advance copy several months ago, and loved every moment. This one will keep you guessing, too!

*Photo courtesy of Dream Green DIY

Tour a Peaceful Retreat in Palmetto Bluff and More!

Palmetto Bluff


Peaceful Retreat in Palmetto Bluff

  – lisa fury design


Serena and Lily


Add Relaxed Coastal Style to your House

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Harbour Outdoor furniture


Loving this Line of Outdoor Furniture

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Nantucket cottage


Tour a Charming Nantucket Cottage

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HGtV hiding cluster


35 No-Brainer Ways to Hide the Ugly Stuff in Your House



What People are Saying about Slightly South of Simple:

SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE cuts right to the heart of what it means to be a born-and-bred Southerner, complete with the responsibilities, secrets and unique privileges that conveys. Kristy Woodson Harvey creates four women who are at once completely different yet utterly the same–and a town that you won’t ever want to leave. Interior design, family secrets, life on the coast… It’s easy to see why everyone is buzzing about SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE. –Bestselling author Cassandra King

Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free

If you are looking for a great deal and a vacation read, Barnes and Noble has Slightly South of Simple on the Buy 2 Get the 3rd Free event! Get one for yourself, one for a friend and a bonus!

In Good Taste: Olivia O’Bryan Design

living-room Olivia O'Bryan Interiors

Good morning, chic readers! Do we ever have a treat for you today! We have the pleasure of getting to share some of the beyond fabulous designs of a talented duo.  Olivia O’Bryan is a partnership of sisters, Ashley “Olivia” Waddell and Courtney “O’Bryan” Whatley.  Recently named to Traditional Home Magazine’s  New Trads for 2016, we think their  work is positively dreamy! Take your time perusing and get inspired from a few of our favorite rooms photographed by the uber talented Jessica Glynn, that we profiled here.   These sisters are sure to add good taste to your day!

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Happy Tuesday, Friends!

More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE take a peek at the video below! (It’s only 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Upcoming  Tour Dates:

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm

– JUNE –

Monday, June 5: “Prologue” Series with Wilmington Star News, 7 pm

Saturday, June 17: Dee Gee’s Books and Gifts, Morehead City, NC, 12-2 pm, Signing

Tuesday, June 20: Suzanne Westenhofer Book Club, 12 pm CST

Wednesday, June 28: Gainesville Newcomers Club Luncheon at Chattahoochee Country Club, Gainesville, GA, 3000 Club Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506, 9:30 am, Contact Joanne Dandrea, [email protected]


Inspiring Home Libraries, a Beach Retreat Bedroom and More!

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Inspiring Home Libraries

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Beach retreat bedroom


Beach Retreat Bedroom with Serena and Lily Swing Chair

chango & co


lemon almond cake recipe


Delicious Lemon Almond Cake Recipe

– Rose and Ivy Journal


A Few Things I’m Loving:

This dress is perfect for summer cocktail parties

I love that this blouse can be worn casually with jeans or pair with white pants for a night on the town

How cute are these boat shoes for a those everyday wear

Nothing like the perfect white jeans for summer

Tassel earrings are so fun



20% off With Code WOWMOM – anthropologie 

Extra 30% off Sale- love this dress j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – love this cowhide rug one kings lane

Up to 70% off Sale- love these gladiators  – shopbop

Up to 65% off – neiman marcus

Up to 20% off all Beach Towels – serena and lily

New to Sale – nordstrom

Up to 40% Off Friends and Family Sale – saks fifth avenue

Up to 40% Off  – wisteria





“Kristy Woodson Harvey really knows how to tell a southern tale. Every single time her stories unwind gently, like a soft wind in Georgia, then that wind catches you off guard and throws you into her characters’ tumultuous lives. Slightly South of Simple is the same. One gracious, old home inherited from Grandma, one mother who has so many secrets if the walls talked they would pour out like lemonade on a hot summer day, and three headstrong sisters, all working their way through the chaotic mess and joy of life, together. I loved it.”

-New York Times bestselling author Cathy Lamb


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