30A in Your Living Room


Happy, happy Monday, dear friends! We hope that you and the fathers in your life had a wonderful Father’s Day. We are so, so excited to share a bit of Author Eleanor Lynn Nesmith and Photographer Jean Allsopp’s breathtaking collaboration, 30A Living



A few years ago, I had a book signing at Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida for my fourth novel. I never imagined that I would not only spend the afternoon signing books, but also chatting with Lynn–and amazing interior designer Paige Schnell of Tracery Interiors–and getting Lynn to sign a copy of her STUNNING book for me!



The book was waiting for me like a wonderful gift when I got home from book tour, and, as soon as I opened it, I knew I had to go back there. 



We had planned a family trip to nearby Alys Beach in April, and, well, I don’t have to tell you how that story ends…



On the bright side, I have my copy of 30A Living prominently displayed in the living room and, whenever I need a little Florida fix, I can flip through its inspiring pages. 



If you love 30A as much as we do, check back tomorrow for more gorgeous images from one of our favorite coffee table books. And for the full effect, pick up your copy for far less than a plane ticket–no face mask required!




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Our favorite season is in full swing! Have you picked up your summer reads yet? I would love it if you’d consider adding my sixth novel, Feels Like Falling, to the list!






House Tour: Alys Beach House Designed by Jenkins Interiors


It’s the official end of summer party at our beach this weekend. Needless to say, this is not okay. Fortunately, we have one more month until school starts, but, either way, this summer has gone way, way, way too fast. (Don’t they always?)



Today we’re savoring summer in one of our favorite places, Alys Beach



In this sunny Florida spot it stays warm just a little longer than here in NC, which is always a plus. 



And this fabulous Alys Beach house designed by Jenkins Interiors is a real gem on scenic 30A.



With bright, light open spaces



An absolute dream kitchen



And bright, beachy touches combined with stunning naturals everywhere you look, Jenkins Interiors combined all the right elements to create one fabulous beach house. 



With a master bedroom fit for a queen (or king!),



A guest room we’d want to inhabit all summer long, 



And the perfect accessories in every spot–like this fabulous light fixture



This Alys Beach retreat is the perfect escape no matter the weather. 



Although, if we’re choosing, we’d like to add a little extra summer… What about you?


Nathan Schroder Photography


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

Looking to add a little pizazz to your summer reading list? Check out my Peachtree Bluff Series, available at your local bookstore, Target, Barnes & Noble, Amazon and wherever books are sold! Signed copies available from The Country Bookshop.

From internationally bestselling author and “rising star of Southern fiction” (Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author) Kristy Woodson Harvey comes the third novel in her Peachtree Bluff series, in which a secret threatens the tight-knit bond between a trio of sisters and their mother.

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