Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff living room


First things first: A very happy birthday to my Design Chic partner and the best mom ever, Beth!


Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff round table in entry


This seems like a very fitting post to celebrate her birthday because, if she had her way, she’d be blowing out candles in Palmetto Bluff!


Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff bookcase with white decor


Last year, I planned a birthday trip for her to Harbour Island, to one of India Hicks’s gorgeous houses. Weeks before we were supposed to leave, Hurricane Dorian struck. You probably can guess how this story ends…


Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff living room in blue and white


But, really, she just wanted to go to Palmetto Bluff. So, today, it seems like a great time for us to all go and celebrate Mom’s birthday together in this gorgeous Sarah Bartholomew-designed home this is the kind of place birthday dreams are made of.


Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white kitchen


A soothing coastal color palette with all the gorgeous finishes that make a home warm and lovely set the tone.


Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white bedroom


This stunning suite is ideal for getting a good night’s sleep,


Sarah Bartholomew in Palmetto Bluff blue and white bedroom


Returning some good, old fashioned correspondence (Preferably writing thank you notes for amazing birthday gifts),


Sarah Bartholomew design bathroom


Or soaking away the stress of a long day in a calming retreat.


Sarah Bartholomew porch swing


But, if you’ve been to Palmetto Bluff, you know that the best part of all is the perfect porches, just right for waving to friends and passersby while savoring the last days of the season.

Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love seeing you here!


Sarah Bartholomew Interior Design

J. Savage Gibson Photography




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