top 10 blog post of 2018


Happy second week of 2019, wonderful, amazing readers! We want to thank you so much for making 2018 our biggest, best year yet. May 3, 2010 Mom and I posted our very first post, on natural fiber rugs, thinking that we would keep this little spot on the internet for a year, tops. (For the record, we love that first bedroom we ever posted, designed by the Suzanne Kasler, just as much now as we did then.) Eight and half years later, we have grown from two followers (Dad and Will) to hundreds of thousands, and we look forward to being here with you every single day! We are always thinking about what you are loving, what you aren’t, what’s new, what’s next, and what makes our hearts beat a little bit faster. We are thrilled to share our most popular posts of 2018 with you. Thank you for another amazing 365 days in the books. And here’s to the next eight and a half!

House Tour: Caroline’s Chic Hamptons Beach House


Top 10 Blog posts 2018


House Tour: Beach Cottage Chic


Top 10 Blog posts 2018


The Southern Side of Paradise



Creating a Dream Home–Down to the Last Detail


Top 10 Blog posts 2018


In Good Taste: Carpenter & MacNeille


Top 10 Blog Post of 2018


American Farmhouse Style


Top 10 Blog Posts 2018


House Tour: Blue Ridge Mountains Beauty



The Incredible Power of Flowers in the Home


Top 10 2018 Blog Posts


Celebrity Kitchens with Plenty of Style and More



Tour a Carmel-by-the-Sea Cottage and More

Thanks so much, as always, for stopping by Design Chic today!



There might not be anyone in the world who loves her hometown quite as much as I do. All the amazing people of Salisbury, NC were so supportive and encouraging when I was growing up and continue to be so now. I am so proud and honored that my books, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM and SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE, were #1 and #3 on Rowan County’s 2018 BESTSELLER LIST. Thank you, thank you to Wendy Persse and everyone at South Main Book Company for handselling my stories all year long—and to all the readers everywhere who allow me to keep doing what I love year after year. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Salisbury and Rowan County! There really is no place like home!



Are you resolving to read more in 2019? Pick up your copy of Slightly South of Simple, the first novel in my Peachtree Bluff series, Book 2,  The Secret to Southern Charm, and Book 3, The Southern Side of Paradise releasing, May 7!  I’m so grateful for the support of my readers!