Savoring Fall with Hello Lovely!

Good morning, chic readers! We are so excited to welcome our friend Michele from Hello Lovely to our corner of the world today. If you love home decor, DIY, lifestyle and interior design (which we know you do!) you must, must go over and check out Michele’s fabulous style. Her blog is an absolute feast for the eyes and we know you will be as taken with her site as we are! Now, without further ado, let’s check out Michele’s tips for making this our best fall ever!

 

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

Hello, lovely Design Chic friends! It’s such a pleasure to bring you fall inspiration ideas early in the game!

Like you, I’m a longtime reader and great admirer of Beth and Kristy’s flavor of Design Chic. I especially appreciate their celebration of and reverence for home and family…my favorite things in the whole world.

I’m Michele, a writer/artist/decorator from Chicagoland, and I author the decor blog Hello Lovely. Here in the Midwest, we take our autumns very very seriously, and truth be told, I have only just begun to appreciate all its wonder since I tend to favor the summer sunshine and dread the cold.

But no more! In midlife, I have discovered a fondness for the falling leaves, the crisper air, and fields of pumpkins. In fact, it is technically still summer as I type these words, yet I have already visited the apple orchard several times, purchased vintage decor from fall flea markets, and painted mini pumpkins for our mantel!

If you are also eager to begin savoring the beauty of fall, I hope you will enjoy the following round-up!

8 Lovely Ways to Savor Fall Beauty

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

1. Walk daily through crunchy fallen leaves.

This is a surefire way to feel at once young and carefree (if only temporarily) again.

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

2. Read a book in a peaceful corner of a pretty park.

It can feel beyond luxuriant to simply slip away with a book or Ebook and be transported by a story.

(Slightly South of Simple, anyone?)

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

3. Visit an apple orchard and try a new variety.

I just had my first taste of Early Beauty apples (above) at my favorite orchard in Poplar Grove, IL

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

4. Think beyond neutrals for your fall garden decor.

A mass of multicolored mums or other autumn flowers is so happy chic!

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Photo: – Hello Lovely Studio

5. Steal fall decor inspiration from a chic interior.

During our stay at the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris, the sophisticated palette of cognac, bronze, and warm gold in our suite offered an inspiring combination of rich autumnal tones to riff on at home.

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Photo – Hello Lovely Studio

6. Sneak away in October for a night at your favorite hotel.

We often forget that even a short time away from the job and homebase may be all we need to re-charge, re-group, or rejuvenate from our work lives which often get hectic closer to the holidays.

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

7. Spend time with animals outdoors.

Whether your passion is dogs, cats, or horses, make it a priority to enjoy them unplugged and outdoors in the autumnal sunshine.

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

8. Bake something aromatic that speaks “fall” to you.

I bake bread all year round, but my favorite aroma of fall is an apple crisp bubbling away in the oven! (My recipe for “Boozy Pear-Apple Crisp” can be made with or without the ‘boozy’ and with gluten-free or regular flour.)

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Boozy Pear-Apple Crisp – Hello Lovely Studio

Are you excited to begin savoring the season of fall?

Whether you venture out in chic stilettos or hunker down at home…

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

I wish you all a blissful season, full of rich color and gentle peace.

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Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

Thank you kindly, Beth, Kristy, and Design Chic fans for having me!

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House Tour: Georgetown Rowhouse

Sarah Bartholomew Design- Georgetown Rowhouse living room

If, like us, you were loving interior designer Sarah Bartholomew’s house we toured here and here you will flip for this gorgeous Georgetown Rowhouse tour, too.  Every room is more beautiful than the last!   Take a peek!

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Georgetown Rowhouse books

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse kitchen

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bedroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse bathroom

 

Georgetown Rowhouse porch

 

Georgetown Rowhouse front

 

 

MORE ABOUT The Secret to Southern Charm Book 2 of the Palmetto Bluff Series:

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

 

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In Good Taste: Beau Clowney Architects

kitchen Sullivan's Island - Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

When it comes to standing out, it’s the little things in a home that can make the biggest impact.

dining room Sullivan's Island- Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

And creating memorable details is what Beau Clowney Architects do so incredibly well.

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Julia Lynn Photography

 

Painted beams and a water blue backsplash add beachy beauty to this lovely space. 

Living room - Beau Clowney Architect
J. Savage Gibson

 

And natural elements from the sea combine with traditional blues for a unique feel that is casual and a little dressy all at once. 

coastal dining room
J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

A pretty banquette is even more beautiful in blue and white, while statement lighting unifies the space. 

 Beach house bunk room - Beau Clowney Architect
Jenny Keenan Design & Julia Lynn Photography

 

For added privacy for kids and adults alike, it’s hard to beat these adorable drapes on the built-in bunks. Rope handles finish off the look in style! 

Beau Clooney Architect for living room
Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

A beautiful fireplace with a stunning piece of art is always a favorite focal point for us. And the symmetry in this room is absolutely stunning. 

bedroom
Carolyn Griffith Interior Design & Brie Williams Photographer

 

We love a house that’s designed to take advantage of every square inch of view–and shiplap ceilings lend a coastal feel. 

sunroom
J. Savage Gibson Photography

 

Porches and patios are hard to beat when it comes to taking advantage of living in gorgeous places. These shutters are a chic and convenient way to close it up when it’s time to go home. 

Whether on the front, back or side, these architects really know how to make an entrance .

This classic style is so well done. We love the black and white with touches of copper. 

Speaking of welcoming, who wouldn’t want to be a guest at this gorgeous home? We know we would! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love seeing you. For more of these stunning designs follow Beau Clowney on Instagram!

 


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Favorites for Fall With Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily chairs
Cozy Corner

 

It’s no secret how much we love Serena & Lily and every season we are excited to see their fabulous new finds.  A fun bench,  stylish chairs, the coziest bedding…we love it all and think you will too. Happy Monday, friends!

 

Serena & Lily living room
living room

 

Serena & Lily
Slipcovered Chairs

 

Serena & Lily woven chairs
Woven Occasional Chairs

 

Serena & Lily entrance bench
Textured Bench

 

Serena & Lily hanging swing
Hanging Rattan Swing

 

Serena & Lily rattan chair
Rattan Chair

 

Serena & Lily bedroom
Twin Beds

 

Serena & Lily bedroom
Denim Headboard

 

Serena & Lily bedroom
Stylish Master bedroom

 

Serena & Lantern lantern
Tortola Lantern



Thank you SO much to everyone who voted for us for the Best Luxury Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards. We are so excited to announce that Design Chic has made the short list! Congrats also to The Curated House, My House Candy, Amy Schumacher Designs, DKOR Interiors and Create Perfect!


Thank you to everyone who participated in the cover reveal giveaway! The winner of the $100 Amazon gift card is… Amy Gilbreth! Thanks so much for preordering, Amy! And thanks to all of you who entered!

Excited to Share the Cover for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm

MORE ABOUT The Secret to Southern Charm Book 2 of the Palmetto Bluff Series:

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

 

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The Secret to Southern Charm

 

The Cover Reveal for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm

kristy woodson harvey

MORE ABOUT MY BOOK:

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

Did you hear that book #2 is ready for PREORDER? To celebrate, we are giving away a $100 Amazon gift card! The winner will be announced September 18!

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book - The Secret to Southern Charm
The Secret to Southern Charm

 

The Cover Reveal for My New Novel The Secret to Southern Charm

kristy woodson harvey

MORE ABOUT MY BOOK:

Leaving fans “practically [begging] for a sequel” (Bookpage), critically-acclaimed author Kristy Woodson Harvey returns with the second novel in her beloved Peachtree Bluff series, featuring a trio of sisters and their mother who discover a truth that will change not only the way they see themselves, but also how they fit together as a family.

After finding out her military husband is missing in action, middle sister Sloane’s world crumbles as her worst nightmare comes true. She can barely climb out of bed, much less summon the strength to be the parent her children deserve.

Her mother, Ansley, provides a much-needed respite as she puts her personal life on hold to help Sloane and her grandchildren wade through their new grief-stricken lives. But between caring for her own aging mother, her daughters, and her grandchildren, Ansley’s private worry is that secrets from her past will come to light.

But when Sloane’s sisters, Caroline and Emerson, remind Sloane that no matter what, she promised her husband she would carry on for their young sons, Sloane finds the support and courage she needs to chase her biggest dreams—and face her deepest fears. Taking a cue from her middle daughter, Ansley takes her own leap of faith and realizes that, after all this time, she might finally be able to have it all.

Harvey’s signature warmth and wit make this a charming and poignant story of first loves, missed opportunities, and second chances that proves why she is the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author).

Did you hear that book #2 is ready for PREORDER? To celebrate, we are giving away a $100 Amazon gift card! The winner will be announced September 18!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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