Liza Hathaway Art for a Cause-20% of her proceeds will Benefit the Maryland Food Bank
– liza Pruitt instagram
Ready for a new spring read to enjoy on your fresh made-over porch? Check out Feels Like Falling, the book Mary Kay Andrews called, “Your next summer sizzler!” Preorder now to avoid shipping delays. Official release date April 28, 2020.
If you’re a long-time reader of Design Chic, you probably know that we don’t like to play favorites. But sometimes… Well, sometimes we just can’t help it!
Lucy Williams is one of those people who you simply can’t help but look at with wonder.
An incredible designer whose moodboards even inspire awe,
Who can mix patterns and textures with ease to create a totally customized look,
And who is a genuinely kind, supportive friend, and incredible blogger to boot, she is a one of our go-tos for inspiration in every sense of the word.
We’re especially loving her incredible work at the Ronald McDonald House! (See what we mean?)
Oh–and did we mention she’s one of our favorite artists? If you’re in the Richmond area (Or if you aren’t, make a trip!) be sure to go meet our friend Lucy on October 4 from 6-8pm at Palette Paint & Home in Richmond, Va. More than 40 paintings will be on display. Don’t miss it!
In the meantime, check out a few of these gorgeous examples of her stunning artwork!
We talk a lot on Design Chic about combining the old with the new. Grandmother’s silver on your Saarinen table, fun buffet lamps on an antique buffet, a new, shiny bar cart filled with Grandfather’s decanters. There are so many fantastic ways to incorporate the old with the new on the inside. But, on the outside? It’s harder to pull off. Perhaps that’s why we’re so enchanted with Kevin and Lee Kleinhelter’s gorgeous Atlanta home. (We’ve talked about Lee’s Good Taste before.) It’s streamlined and modern but still feels familiar.
And, inside, it gets even better.
We literally love every inch. Take a peek for yourself!
And these barstools? What a find! We can sort of picture how excited Lee must have been when she found these!
That chandelier? Do we even have to say it? Delicate, whimsical… It’s perfect!
One of our favorite things about this house is that it doesn’t “have to” anything. It doesn’t have to feel Hollywood Regency in the kitchen and then carry that through the rest of the house. It exudes the feeling that it was filled with pieces out of true love, not obligation.
We bet every kid in town wants to sleep over in these bunks.
The orange is so good. And not too matchy or contrived.
All that glitters… You know the rest.
We want to have the guts to paint a room black. We really do. But when it’s presented as painting a room black and gold… Well, now we’re thinking we could do it!
The floor is utter brilliance. No one needs to talk us into that!
Coolest ping pong table ever. We want this. And one of those lucite foosball tables. And maybe that sheep. And the painting. We could go on like this for awhile…
Awwww! Why stop now? We want that dog too! What a gorgeous color! So simple. So chic. We mean the room. But the dog too.
On the verge of needing to call the paramedics.
Yellow=love. We are OBSESSED with yellow right now.
Dear Lee Kleinfelter, we know we don’t really know each other, but we’d like to move into this yellow room, please. Or any of the rest of the rooms in this house.
This bathroom feels modern and fresh. But somehow familiar too, right? We think that’s what creating a home is all about!
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Speaking of fabulous celebrations, there are so many fun dates coming up on the The Secret to Southern Charm tour! We are heading to Palmetto Bluff on Tuesday for a talk on Wednesday and, August 2, if you’re in Sea Island, come celebrate with us! This is a free event.
Hi, friends! Exciting news! My first novel, Dear Carolina, is only $1.99 today on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes and wherever you get your ebooks! Dear Carolina released May 5, 2015 and was one of:
*PopSugar’s Best Books for Women* *Huffington Post’s Summer Reading: Women’s Fiction Style* *Glitter Guide’s Must-Read List for June* *Deep South Magazine’s Best Beach Reads* *The Herald Sun’s Summer Reads*
Right now it’s ranked #1 in TWO categories on Amazon and #8 overall at Barnes & Noble! So exciting. Thanks so much to those of you who have read and helped spread the word! It’s the perfect addition to your beach bag!
If you’re planning your Summer vacation, make sure to grab a copy of THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM , one of Southern Living‘s best beach reads, to slip in your tote.
“My prediction is that writers come and writers go, but Kristy Woodson Harvey is here to stay. The warmth, wit, and wisdom of this novel pave her way into the exclusive sisterhood of southern writers.” (―The Huffington Post)
Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend. We had the most fun on our trip to Cashiers, NC last week. We think it is certainly one of the most beautiful spots in the country.
We rented a house on the property of the High Hampton Inn and Country Club, which, incidentally, was the setting for the remake of Dirty Dancing. From the youngest to the oldest, we all loved this beautiful spot, with its hiking, lake activities and charming dining hall that seems like a throwback to a simpler time.
Owned by Chicos founders Marvin and Helene Gralnick and the utterly charming Liz Klapdohr and Chef Johannes, the restaurant is eclectic, warm and as inviting as its owners.
The stunning chandelier in the bar area is the only thing that survived Hurricane Katrina in the New Orleans Chicos location. It stands proudly lighting this beautiful yet chicly rustic space, which was originally a members only club where people could drink legally during Prohibition.
The bacon-maple rosemary popcorn and vegetable house chips with romesco sauce are not to be missed.
And the garden salad, marinated vegetables, toasted pecans, and passion fruit-tupelo honey vinaigrette go way beyond basic salads.
The east coast oysters with bloody mary- wasabi vinaigrette, memo chives and lime dust are transformative.
But, beyond the food, which was, we all agreed, among the best we have ever had, we have seldom felt so welcomed and so at ease in a space–even with a five year old.
Liz regaled us with a kitchen tour where my little guy got to have his Library hat signed by all of the chefs.He was thrilled!
And there was even a delectable gourmet children’s menu with meals made from all of the same local ingredients as the main menu.
And the dessert was legendary. We had this buttermilk pie with bing cherry compote–and a brownie with ice cream–and they were the perfect sweet complement to a truly extraordinary meal.
But perhaps the best part of this extraordinary restaurant was the incredible art, created by owner Marvin Gralnick.
It is abstract, fun and completely fabulous.
The art is the perfect juxtaposition to the interior of the restaurant.
And a good reminder to relax…
And be happy, which, once you visit the Library, you really can’t help but be both of those things. When it comes to summer vacations, this one was tops. Do you have any fun trips planned for the summer?
“Kristy’s books are wonderful southern fiction and all of them have a mother daughter element that makes you reflect on your own relationship with your mother. Her writing has touched me personally, and not just because I live in Charlotte and Kristy is a North Carolina native… I am now starting her third novel that debuted in April, Slightly South of Simple, and just like the others two books, I can’t put it down!” —Sarah Sofia Productions