Mark Sikes for Annie Selke living room
Mark Sikes for Annie Selke


We all have them, those favorite, go-to stores that we think of automatically when we’re looking to spruce up a little. 


Mark Sikes for Annie Selke bedding


For us, one of those companies is Annie Selke


Mark Likes for Annie Selke
Hampshire Stripe Rug


Annie Selke has been an industry leader in luxury rugs, bedding and decor for 25 years–and they are celebrating an amazing 25 years with one of the greatest giveaways we’ve ever seen: A $25,000 shopping spree at Annie Selke and a trip! 


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Auricula Jute Rug


The details are available on Annie Selke’s website.


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Clover Black Rug


So, we’re beginning to see a very long and far away light at the end of a still fairly long tunnel for getting back in the Beaufort house. (If you’re new here, Hurricane Florence had an extensive party at our house in 2018. We’ve been in various rental houses for one year and seven days, but who’s counting?)


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Tansy Rug 


We have rugs, in particular, on the brain. They are such a huge part of a room’s overall look and feel, the very foundation, really. They’re a great place to start when you’re stumped!


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Indoor/Outdoor Rug


If you know anything about Bunny Williams, who has a great line for Annie Selke, you probably know that she’s all about the dogs!


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Elizabeth Rug


Her indoor/outdoor collection is pet-friendly and oh-so-lovely.


Dash & Albert rug
Dash & Albert Catamaran Stripe


When we think of fun striped rugs, we think of another Annie Selke brand, Dash & Albert. From the big to the teeny tiny, they’re our go-to.


Melange Diamond rug in kitchen
Melange Diamond Woven Rug


But there are just so many great options! It’s hard to decide where to begin.


Laura Park for Annie Selke rugs
Laura Park Collection


Y’all, for real. This Laura Park Collection is TO DIE. When we get back in our house (if ever) this rug is 100% going in my office. It is so fun and gorgeous. I’m torn between the pink and the blue, so votes are appreciated. On the one hand, it’s kind of the only place I can have pink in a house of boys, but, on the other, I’m a Tarheel… So is Laura, come to think of it!


Laura Park for Annie Selke rug
Laura Park Collection


The collection photographs beautifully, but in real life, it’s just the chicest thing you’ve ever seen. We’re obsessed. (If you didn’t gather that!) We’re on rugs today, but check out the bedding too. It’s so good.


Dash & Albert rugs
Dash & Albert Rugs


Aren’t these the absolute cutest?


Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs
Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs


No one does outdoor rugs better than Annie Selke. The patterns are stunning and the quality and feel is so very normal, not plasticky at all.


Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams for Annie Selke


Don’t forget to head over to Annie Selke and enter that $25,000 giveaway! And let me know in the comments if you think I should go pink or blue on that Laura Park rug. I’m so torn! Have a great day, friends!

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day. We always love seeing you here!


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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

Easy Ways to Donate to Dorian Victims

Feels Like Falling a Beach Read by Kristy Woodson Harvey

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.


More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise


September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!