Top Posts of 2016

TS Adams Studio | Emily Followill Photography


House Tour: Watersound

Happy 2017, wonderful readers! We hope you had a terrific holiday season and are feeling refreshed, rested and ready to tackle a brand new year. We spent most of the day yesterday doing our favorite New Year’s Day activity: organizing!  Okay. So maybe not our favorite. Maybe our favorite when it’s over and everything looks pretty?


Lies and Other Acts of Love

Speaking of favorites, let’s talk about your favorites. Your favorite Design Chic posts of 2016, that is. These were our most-viewed, most-popular posts of the year.


Tillman Long


Annabelle’s Guest House

And, we must say, we think you have fabulous taste. (But that’s obvious, right?)  From feeling blue,



1889 Historic Cottage

To one of our personal favorite historic cottages,



In Good Taste: Collins Interiors

From puppies so cute you wish they could run right out of the screen,




House Tour: Beach Chic

to a chic retreat for any season,



Slightly South of Simple

We love knowing what you loved, so that we can do more of it!



Sarah Bartholomew’s Nashville Home 

If there’s ever something you want us to post about, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We love writing about what you want to read. With a new look for Design Chic, a new book coming in April and, of course, a really, really organized pantry, we think 2017 is looking bright. What are you most looking forward to this coming year?

Looking for more 2017 inspiration? I’m chatting with my friends at Your Carolina about how to create a “Life by Design” this year!


Setting the Christmas Table

the-beachBeaufort Dining Room – Smith Hardy Photography


Good morning, lovely readers! Can you believe how incredibly close we are getting to Christmas? Is it beginning to look like it at your house?This is our holiday table, all set and ready, with Christmas ornaments at every place. (If you peek into the bookcase, you’ll see our favorite Christmas decoration: A felt nativity from Wisteria that is too sweet for words!)


Do you set your table the same way every year? Is it a bit of a tradition?Or do you come up with something new and different every year?Do you go all out with the Christmas accessories and decor?

We would love to know!

Thanks so much for making us a part of your day!

Things We Love! Segreto Vignettes!


We are excited every morning to wake up with all of your, our fabulous readers, and share something amazing. But today we are especially excited because our lovely, wonderful, insanely talented friend, Leslie Sinclair, has done it again! You savored Secrets to Finishing Beautiful Interiors, you devoured Segreto Style, and now you are going to be positively drooling over Segreto Vignettes!


Things We Love:Climbing Vines

TS AdamsStudio | Emily Followill Photography


For outdoor style and adding loads of curb appeal, few things top the timelessness, simplicity and style of a climbing vine. Fresh and festive, with flowers or without, we adore this look for turning a plain exterior into something extraordinary.


gardens -climbing vines
Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography


garage-climbing vines
Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography



Thank you so much for stopping by today. We hope you are having a fabulous week!

Things We Love:White Gardens

Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography


It is spring, spring, spring, and that can only mean one thing: time for gardens galore!  Sitting in them, admiring them… We love all of that!


Howard Design Studio| Emily Followill Photography


We don’t know about you, but we love beautiful blooms that we can cut and move into our own house. It’s such an easy and chic touch. We love so many different kinds of gardens, from the streamlined to the very, very complicated..

Loi Thai


This beautiful yard reminds us of a perfectly tailored pair of black pants. They fit so well that they can’t help but be gorgeous.

Lies and Other Acts of Love

If you need something to read while you’re catching rays this summer, look no further than Lies and Other Acts of Love! Deep South Magazine, Glitter Guide, The SITS Girls, The Greenville News and many others agree that it’s one of the must-read books of summer!