Trimming a Festive Christmas Tree

living room Christmas tree
Architectural Digest

Good morning, chic readers! After a long weekend in Manhattan, we are very much in the holiday spirit! Between the Christmas windows, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, having breakfast with Santa, Christmas shopping and the SNOW, we are feeling like Christmastime is most definitely here!

Christmas tree
One Kings Lane

But if you aren’t quite there yet, don’t worry. We’re here to help you along– beginning with these gorgeous, gorgeous trees. They would motivate anyone to put on their coat and hat and go out in search of the perfect fir or spruce! (Or, you know, pull it out of the attic. Whatever.)

Christmas tree in entrance foyer
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

We know it goes against everything we’ve learned our entire lives, everything we’ve been taught. 

Christmas living room
One Kings Lane

 

But, when it comes to Christmas trees, we have to think that it’s what’s on the outside that counts. 

christmas tree foyer
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

While some Christmas ornaments can be a little more kid friendly, it’s also easy to find classier and more grownup options for those years when life isn’t centered around who is going to remember to move the elf…

Christmas tree and gifts
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

From beautifully painted ornaments to hand-blown glass, metallics to neutrals, decorating the Christmas tree doesn’t just mean talking Santas and whimsy galore anymore. 

Christmas tree living room
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

But, the good news is, it certainly can! Whether you prefer brightly colored Christmas decorations with plenty of lights and maybe even little tinsel,

Christmas tree in living room
BHG

 

Or a refined, grown-up, totally chic tree,

Christmas Tree
BHG

 

Christmas tree decorations come in as many options, shapes and sizes as the presents underneath the branches, and are a great way to express your unique tastes and style.

Christmas tree
One Kings Lane

 

With so many gorgeous options, why not have more than one? 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! Happy holiday decorating!

 

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House Tour: Southern Farmhouse Style

southern farmhouse kitchen

Good morning, chic readers! We don’t know about you, but the cold, dark days of winter always have us wanting to bundle up and get outside. 

southern farmhouse kitchen

And have us dreaming of escaping to a retreat outside of town, a cabin or farmhouse that feels nothing short of a getaway, like this incredible farmhouse by Ashley Gilbreath Interior Design.

southern farmhouse

We imagine ourselves baking things from scratch…

Warming up by the fire after a day savoring the festive chill of the outdoors…

southern farmhouse bedroom

And, finally, curling up in a cozy, warm, bed, loaded with down comforters, to savor a night of peaceful, quiet sleep.

southern farmhouse bathroom

This Southern farmhouse is the absolute pinnacle of an escape from reality,

southern farmhouse bedroom

A place where every member of the family can feel relaxed, 

southern farmhouse bathroom

And where the details make it worth coming home to. 

southern farmhouse bunk room

As much as we love every charming element of the interior, including these amazing bunk beds,

It’s what’s outside that is truly special. 

This is a farm after all!

And what could be more beautiful than these sweet faces? Would you want to get away to this charming farmhouse retreat? We know we would!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. We always love it when you do!


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Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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In Good Taste: ADAC’S 2017 Architect of the Year

 Jeffrey Dungan entrance

Oh my goodness… We are SO excited! In case you haven’t heard, Jeffrey Dungan has been named ADAC’s 2017 Architect of the Year!

 Jeffrey Dungan

We aren’t surprised. 

Jeffrey Dungan kitchen

Not even a little.

 Jeffrey Dungan

One, quick glance at Dungan’s work and it’s evident that he is completely deserving of this honor.

But there is nothing better than seeing talented, kind people whose work you have loved for years get acknowledged in such a big, big way!

From well thought out floor plans,

To extraordinary built-ins,

The perfect windows for every space,

To architectural details that create a mood,

Each space that Dungan undertakes is more fabulous than the last.

We could never pick a favorite space, but this rustic charm might be up there. It’s perfect for a cozy winter day.

Jeffrey Dungan

Congrats again, Jeffrey! We are so excited for you and think it goes without saying that this is a well-deserved honor!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, chic readers. We always love seeing you here!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

books

Last week we had the pleasure of spending a fun-filled long weekend in the place that we think gets as close to Christmas magic as you can without going to the North Pole: NYC! I had the most amazing day of meetings with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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 I had the most amazing day of meetings in New York with the team at Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) about all that is THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, the sequel to SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and the second book in Peachtree Bluff series–and filmed fun videos that I can’t wait to share with you! To celebrate the upcoming launch (April 3, 2018!) and get you in the holiday spirit, we’re giving away a $100 Amazon gift card for your holiday essentials. Enter below!

 

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Add Instant Curb Appeal to Your Home

curb appeal white wood house
HC&G

 

For outdoor style and adding loads of curb appeal, a few things top our list for timeless simplicity.   A white picket fence, a fabulous front door, a beautiful garden, with flowers or without, we adore how these simple touches turn a plain exterior into something extraordinary.

curb appeal black door
BHG

 

curb appeal black door
Serena & Lily

 

curb appeal white wood house
Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles

 

curb appeal gray door
Hayburn and Co

 

curb appeal white brick
Windsor Smith

 

green door curb appeal
BHG

 

curb appeal house with climbing roses
Domino Magazine

 

curb appeal
BHG

 

curb appeal
BHG

 

curb appeal red door
Zillow

 

Happy Monday, sweet friends!

 

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Tour the Tricia Foley New Bedford home and More

Tricia Foley Living room

 

Tour the Tricia Foley New Bedford Home

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Thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my new Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple pick up a copy before The Secret to Southern Charm (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases April 3, 2018!

WEEKEND SALES

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Extra 30% off Sale Items – anthropologie

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Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

New Items Added to Sale + an additional 20% off – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

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Picking the Perfect Carpet for your Stairs

stairs

 

Picking the Perfect Carpet for your Stairs

dering hall

 

books

Thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my new Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple pick up a copy before The Secret to Southern Charm (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases April 3, 2018!

WEEKEND SALES

Sale of the Season  – shopbop

Extra 30% off Sale Items – anthropologie

40% Off Sale and 35% Off New Sale Styles  j crew

Just Added Savings Sale – one kings lane

Up to 40% Off Holiday Ready Women’s Fashion – neiman marcus

New Items Added to Sale + an additional 20% off – serena and lily

New Items Added to  Sale – nordstrom

Up to 60% off – saks fifth avenue

Up to 60% off – net-a-porter

Favorites for the Home – design chic

 

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