Sea Island Cottage

Good morning, friends! Welcome to Sea Island, Georgia! We are most excited to share this stunning home with you and to announce that my new novel, Slightly South of Simple, is coming out April 25, 2017! If you’re wondering how these two things are related it’s because Slightly South of Simple is the first in a series set in the fictional, seaside town of Peachtree Bluff, Georgia, which is very (fictionally) close and geographically similar to Sea Island!


In fact, we imagine the main character interior designer Ansley Murphy’s Peachtree Bluff home to look a little something like this beauty.


This is our favorite rug for any room, from dressy to casual and everything in between. This is the type of room that this rug was made for.


The stunning art gives a nod to the sea. We are big fans of these corals!


Things fresh and green of all varieties are a lovely touch in this clean, white kitchen.


Lucite and modern art add sophistication to this coastal home.


There are really no words for this view. Have you ever?


This entire house is simplicity at its finest. The neutrals are dreamy and the textures bring the home to life.


And, oh, the splashes of soothing blue… We want to move in immediately.


Luxe linens make this bedroom feel like a fabulous retreat while the wide stripes and fun prints keep it casual.


We love a good herringbone floor, but usually think of it in terms of hardwoods. This marble is stunning.


With a view this gorgeous, who would ever want to go inside? We know we wouldn’t!


As if the inside wasn’t gorgeous enough, the outside of this lovely Sea Island home is simply stunning.


We adore the water blue and shutters and the beautiful contrast of the dark wood door agains the light exterior.


It’s coastal while still feeling like the perfect place to call home all year round. The palm trees are the icing on the cake!


If you’re in the mood for more of the small-town charm and gorgeous geography of coastal Georgia, it’s not too early to preorder Slightly South of Simple

A tiny peek at the back cover copy of Slightly South of Simple: From the next “major voice in Southern fiction” (New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand) comes the first in an all-new series chronicling the journeys of three sisters and their mother—and a secret from their past that has the potential to tear them apart and reshape their very definition of what it means to be a family. (Click to read the full back cover copy.)

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your support both of Design Chic and of my books! It is because of you that I get to keep writing! We hope this first day of August gets your month off to a fabulous start!

Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

Chad Goehring-Harrison Design

Alissa Portman Interiors

Photography: Erica George Dines