Things We Love: Annie Selke Style

Mark Sikes for Annie Selke living room
Mark Sikes for Annie Selke

 

We all have them, those favorite, go-to stores that we think of automatically when we’re looking to spruce up a little. 

 

Mark Sikes for Annie Selke bedding
Pasadena

 

For us, one of those companies is Annie Selke

 

Mark Likes for Annie Selke
Hampshire Stripe Rug

 

Annie Selke has been an industry leader in luxury rugs, bedding and decor for 25 years–and they are celebrating an amazing 25 years with one of the greatest giveaways we’ve ever seen: A $25,000 shopping spree at Annie Selke and a trip! 

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Auricula Jute Rug

 

The details are available on Annie Selke’s website.

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Clover Black Rug

 

So, we’re beginning to see a very long and far away light at the end of a still fairly long tunnel for getting back in the Beaufort house. (If you’re new here, Hurricane Florence had an extensive party at our house in 2018. We’ve been in various rental houses for one year and seven days, but who’s counting?)

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Tansy Rug 

 

We have rugs, in particular, on the brain. They are such a huge part of a room’s overall look and feel, the very foundation, really. They’re a great place to start when you’re stumped!

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Indoor/Outdoor Rug

 

If you know anything about Bunny Williams, who has a great line for Annie Selke, you probably know that she’s all about the dogs!

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams Elizabeth Rug

 

Her indoor/outdoor collection is pet-friendly and oh-so-lovely.

 

Dash & Albert rug
Dash & Albert Catamaran Stripe

 

When we think of fun striped rugs, we think of another Annie Selke brand, Dash & Albert. From the big to the teeny tiny, they’re our go-to.

 

Melange Diamond rug in kitchen
Melange Diamond Woven Rug

 

But there are just so many great options! It’s hard to decide where to begin.

 

Laura Park for Annie Selke rugs
Laura Park Collection

 

Y’all, for real. This Laura Park Collection is TO DIE. When we get back in our house (if ever) this rug is 100% going in my office. It is so fun and gorgeous. I’m torn between the pink and the blue, so votes are appreciated. On the one hand, it’s kind of the only place I can have pink in a house of boys, but, on the other, I’m a Tarheel… So is Laura, come to think of it!

 

Laura Park for Annie Selke rug
Laura Park Collection

 

The collection photographs beautifully, but in real life, it’s just the chicest thing you’ve ever seen. We’re obsessed. (If you didn’t gather that!) We’re on rugs today, but check out the bedding too. It’s so good.

 

Dash & Albert rugs
Dash & Albert Rugs

 

Aren’t these the absolute cutest?

 

Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs
Annie Selke Outdoor Rugs

 

No one does outdoor rugs better than Annie Selke. The patterns are stunning and the quality and feel is so very normal, not plasticky at all.

 

Bunny Williams for Annie Selke rugs
Bunny Williams for Annie Selke

 

Don’t forget to head over to Annie Selke and enter that $25,000 giveaway! And let me know in the comments if you think I should go pink or blue on that Laura Park rug. I’m so torn! Have a great day, friends!

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

 

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Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Donations for Hurricane Dorian

Just a quick note: From September 13 until September 20, I am going to be donating 100% of my proceeds from preorders of Feels Like Falling to the Red Cross to help hurricane victims both in the Bahamas and locally here in NC. Simply order from your bookstore of choice and email me at [email protected] to let me know so I can donate for you!

If you have $15 lying around and you want to do something with it, by all means, please donate it to the hurricane. But if you were going to order Feels Like Falling anyway, let’s join forces to help out together!

Easy Ways to Donate to Dorian Victims

Feels Like Falling a Beach Read by Kristy Woodson Harvey

More About Feels Like Falling…

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand) and the bestselling author of the Peachtree Bluff series comes an odd couple tale of friendship that asks just how much our past choices define our happiness. 

It’s summertime on the North Carolina coast and the livin’ is easy.

Unless, that is, you’ve just lost your mother to cancer, your sister to her evangelical husband, and your husband to his executive assistant. Meet Gray Howard. Right when Gray could use a serious infusion of good karma in her life, she inadvertently gets a stranger fired from her job at the local pharmacy.

Diana Harrington’s summer isn’t off to the greatest start either: Hours before losing her job, she broke up with her boyfriend and moved out of their shared house with only a busted Impala for a bed. Lucky for her, Gray has an empty guest house and a very guilty conscience.

With Gray’s kindness, Diana’s tide begins to turn, but when the one that got away comes back, every secret from her past seems to resurface all at once. And, as Gray begins to blaze a new trail, she discovers, with Diana’s help, that what she envisioned as her perfect life may not be what she wants at all.

In her warmest, wittiest, and wisest novel yet, Kristy Woodson Harvey delivers a discerning portrait of modern womanhood through two vastly different lenses. Feels Like Falling is a beach bag essential for Harvey fans—and for a new generation of readers.

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More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

September 25, 2019: New Bern, NC Book Club, Private Event.

October 16, 2019: Kristy will “take over” A Novel Bee Facebook Group all day. Visit the page for fun guests and giveaways.

October 17, 2019: Clinton, SC Multi Book Club Event. Private.

October 18, 2019: “W.I.S.E” Fireside Chat with Chef Vivian Howard, Rene Chou from WRAL and Chief Justice Beasley, emceed by Kate Daniels, Walnut Creek Country Club, Goldsboro, NC, VIP experience 5-5:30, Program begins at 6:30.

January 3-5, 2020: Best of Our State with Our State, Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, NC. Celebrate North Carolina with Our State as the magazine “comes to life” with music, history, humor, storytelling, art, and food at the Pinehurst Resort. The Best of Our State is a lively weekend of learning and luxury designed to rejuvenate the senses to begin the new year. Click here for more information and tickets. 

January 21, 2020: United Way Pitt County Annual Fundraiser, Greenville, NC.

February 13-16, 2020: Savannah Book Festival, Savannah, GA.

February 22, 2020: Ladies Luncheon and Signing Event at the Beaufort Hotel, Beaufort, NC

April 28, 2020: Feels Like Falling Releases! We are working hard on the Feels Like Falling tour. We can’t wait to share all tour dates with you in January!

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE  AND TOP TEN POSTS OF 2018 HERE

 

Southern Charm at Codarus

towels and rugs at Codarus Showroom
Abyss & Habidecor

 

Good morning, friends! Did you have a fabulous Spring Break week? We hope so! We had an absolute blast on the first week of The Secret to Southern Charm tour and were so thrilled to see so many of you out on the road!

Annie Selke at Codarus Showroom
Annie Selke

 

We know that a ton of you are planning to go to High Point Market this weekend. So are we! I will be signing The Secret to Southern Charm at the Codarus Showroom, IFHC H220, from 2-4 pm, this Saturday, April 14!

Moss Studio at Codarus Showroom
Moss Studio

 

If you’re there we’d love to see you.

Square Feathers at Codarus Showroom
Square Feather

 

Not only is this a fun opportunity to meet some of my (most stylish!) readers, but Codarus is a fabulous place to spend a day! 

sidetable from Hanley Drive furniture at Codarus Showroom
Handley Drive

 

Hosting some of our favorite brands, from Handley Drive to Pom Pom at Home, Barbara Cosgrove to Annie Selke–two of Ansley in The Secret to Southern Charm and Slightly South of Simple’s top picks–Codarus is an overload of pretty! 

Barbara Cosgrove at Codarus Showroom
Barbara Cosgrove

 

Needless to say, there is shopping along with the book signing. 

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Ave Home

 

Bedding and accessories, furniture and lamps…

bedding from Lili Alessandra at Codarus Showroom
Lili Alessandra

 

It’s almost too good!

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Soicher Marin via Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

Will you be at High Point Market? If so, what bits and pieces are not to be missed? I’d love it if you’d stop by and say hello! 

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Other fun happenings coming up this week: (For the full tour schedule visit my author site!)

April 9:  “Books and Bites” at Fernandina Beach Library, 25 N. 4th St., Fernandina Beach, FL with sandwiches and tea, organized through The Book Loft, 214 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034, “meet and greet” with signing, contact events person is Christy LeLait, [email protected], store: 904-261-8991, 11:30 am, open to the public

April 9: The Bookshelf, 126 S. Broad St., Thomasville, GA 31792, Book Clubs and Beach Reads: A conversation with Kristy Woodson Harvey, wine and cheese provided,  Contact Ashley Sherlock [email protected], [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to public

April 10: “Books and Bites,” Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library in Gulf County, 110 Library Drive, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456, contact is Nancy Brockman, [email protected], 850-229-8879, 12:00-2:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 10:  Sundog Books, 89 Central Square, Seaside, FL  32459, Contact Dwan Dawson-Tape, 850-231-5481, [email protected], 4:00-5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 11: Dothan Country Club,”Lunch and Learn,” 200 South Cherokee Avenue. Dothan, Alabama, $20 ticket includes buffet and author presentation. Call 334-791-2706 or email [email protected] to rsvp. Ticket paid for at the door , 11:30 am CST, open to the public

April 11: Bay Point Book Clubs’ Cocktails with Kristy, 5:00 pm, private

April 12:  St. Andrews Bay Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary Luncheon, 218 Bunkers Cove Rd, Panama City, FL 32401, 11:30 am, private

April 13: Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library Book and Author Luncheon, Pfeiffer University, Highway 52 North, Misenheimer, N.C.  28109,  hosted by Pfeiffer University Friends of the Library, tickets are $30.00 for Friends members and $40 for nonmembers; Tickets will be available on the University’s website in mid-January. They will also be available by calling the Advancement Office at 704-463-3034, event from 11:00 am-1:15 pm, open to the public

April 14: Catawba College Dinner, Salisbury, NC, private

April 14: Signing at High Point Furniture Market, High Point, NC, Codarus Showroom, IHFC H220, 2-4 pm 

If you haven’t ordered The Secret to Southern Charm, signed copies are available from Buxton Books in Charleston, SC,  (843) 834-6575 and are available at your local independent bookstore INDIEBOUND, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE OR WHOEVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!

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Come See Me at Codarus at Atlanta Mart!

towels and rugs at Codarus Showroom
Abyss & Habidecor

Good morning, friends! Did you have a fabulous Fourth of July week? We hope it was filled with fireworks, fun and maybe even a little down time. 

Annie Selke at Codarus Showroom
Annie Selke

We had a great vacation week and now it’s back on the road for a few more Slightly South of Simple events including… Atlanta Mart! 

Moss Studio at Codarus Showroom
Moss Studio

I am SO excited to be going to my first ever Atlanta Mart and even more excited to be signing copies of Slightly South of Simple at the Codarus showroom on Saturday, July 15 from 1-3 pm. 

Square Feathers at Codarus Showroom
Square Feather

Not only is this a fun opportunity to meet some of my (most stylish!) readers, but Codarus is a fabulous place to spend a day! 

sidetable from Hanley Drive furniture at Codarus Showroom
Handley Drive

Hosting some of our favorite brands, from Handley Drive to Pom Pom at Home, Barbara Cosgrove to Annie Selke–two of Ansley in Slightly South of Simple’s top picks–Codarus is an overload of pretty! 

Barbara Cosgrove at Codarus Showroom
Barbara Cosgrove

Needless to say, there is shopping along with the book signing. 

blue woven baskets from POm Pom at Home at Codarus Showroom
Pom Pom at Home

Bedding and accessories, furniture and lamps…

bedding from Lili Alessandra at Codarus Showroom
Lili Alessandra

It’s almost too good!

Soicher Marin at Codarus Showroom
Soicher Marin

Will you be at Atlanta Mart? If so, what bits and pieces are not to be missed? I’d love it if you’d stop by and say hello! 

Wishing you a fabulous week!

Slightly South of Simple

Other fun happenings this week:

July 13: Sky Valley Literary Luncheon, Sky Valley Country Club, Sky Valley, GA, 12 pm

July 14: Highlands Golf and Country Club, Talk, Luncheon and Book Signing, 981 Dillard Road, Highlands, NC 28741

July 14: Signing, Acorns Shop at Old Edwards Inn, Nantahala National Forest, 465 Main St, Highlands, NC 28741, 2-4 pm

July 15: Atlanta Market, Codarus Showroom 240 Peachtree St N.W., Suite 15-A-1, Atlanta, Ga 30303, 404.749.5050, Signing 1-3 pm

What bloggers are saying about Slightly South of Simple:

Slightly South of Simple

“It’s part of a series of three books and I cannot wait for the next one to come out. All of the characters are very endearing (and relatable) and you really do fall in love/invest in each one of their stories. I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a few days. This is your perfect vacation book/beach read.” —Grace Atwood, The Stripe

If you’ve read Slightly South of Simple, I would appreciate it so much if you would consider leaving a review on Amazon! Reviews can be as short as a sentence or two, but they help authors so, so much. Thank you for all your wonderful comments and emails and, of course, for reading. I am more grateful than I can say for each and every one of you!

Summer Chic with the Annie Selke Companies!

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Good morning, chic friends! We hope you are having a fabulous day. We know we are! We had the distinct pleasure this week of working with one of our favorite, favorite, favorite go-tos for style: The Annie Selke Companies! If that name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s probably because you’re more familiar with the divisions of the Annie Selke brand. Pine Cone Hill’s lusciously chic bedding. Dash and Albert’s fun and classic rugs. Fresh American’s charming table linens, pillows, pet accessories and poufs… We’ve swooned over the products for years and put them in our own homes, which is why we were so thrilled to get to design a room using all products from Annie Selke’s brands. It was so much fun!

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As guest stylists, we were, at first, completely overwhelmed by the choices. What direction to go? What fabulous pieces to pick? But, you know us. It’s summer. We love the beach. And so, we decided to create a room that would be beautifully beach chic, that would embrace all we loved about summer, be a chicly soothing retreat. Natural fibers were a, well, natural choice. The neutral tone, the texture, the chunky weave. This rug was a perfect anchor to the room and the pouf a great accessory. 

Water blues are some of our favorites anywhere really but almost seem like a requirement at the beach. And the textures on these pillows? Too good to pass up. They add so much interest while keeping the colors serene and calming. Crisp white bedding is always chic, and easy to clean between guests. But we had to have a touch of whimsy. We think these fun sheets did the trick nicely!

So how did we do? What do you think? Does this room feel like summer to you?

 For more inspiration, make sure to check out Annie’s Blog, Fresh American Style. It’s full of tips, tricks and photos to brighten every day! Want to recreate this summer-chic look? Annie is giving one lucky reader a Paintbrush sheet set from Pine Cone Hill on the Fresh American blog—valued at $298! Contest ends on Thursday, June 18 at 11:59 p.m. EST.  View the full details. 

(We didn’t want to tell you because we wanted to win, but… It’s just a testament to how much we love y’all!)

Thanks for visiting us today!




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