House Tour: In New Orleans with Colleen Waguespack

Colleen Waguespack Interiors

 

Leave it to a true New Orleans native to create magic in a historic New Orleans home. 

 

 

Colleen Waguespack of Colleen Waguespack Interiors reimagined this gem, built in 1868, filled with historic charm, for a modern family’s needs. 

 

 

One of the “Seven Sisters” designed by architect Henry Howard, Waguespack used the shotgun-style design to her advantage creating a true showplace. 

 

 

Bold, modern art, comfy seating,

 

 

And cozy nooks for reading and resting,

 

 

Define this light, bright home that is filled with beautiful, unique spaces. 

 

 

A cozy and charming kitchen comes to life with form and function, 

 

 

A mix of old and new creates a dining room perfect for guests–

 

 

With a touch of whimsy. 

 

 

One of our favorite things about Waguespack’s designs is that she isn’t afraid of color

 

 

Bold hues,

 

 

And fun patterns mix to breathe new life into a an old home, making it fit for several centuries to come.

Love Colleen Waguespack as much as we do? Check out our super fun chic chat with her!

Alison Gootee Photography

Thanks so much for sharing your summer with Design Chic. We love seeing you here!

 

 

Looking for some fun this week? Have you joined us on Friends and Fiction yet? If not, we are having the BEST time! Join Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry, Mary Alice Monroe and me on Wednesdays at 7 pm. This week, we’ll be hosting the fab Fiona Davis and her new book, THE LIONS OF FIFTH AVENUE. Don’t miss it!

THURSDAY, JULY 30

Then, on Thursday, July 30th at 6:30 pm, join Mary Alice Monroe and me virtually with Sumter County Museum for a fun talk about FEELS LIKE FALLING and ON OCEAN BOULEVARD. Register here!

 

_________________________________________

 

Click Each Image Below to Learn More:


 

Looking for the perfect summer read?  I would love it if you would pick up Feels Like Falling!

 

 

VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE ,  2018 HERE AND 2019 HERE!

 nbsp;

 

10 Favorite Images from Soul of the Home

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you had an amazing weekend and a wonderful Easter. We know it was certainly a different one. (You have to scroll down to see what our church did. So cute!)

 

 

During this unusual time, we have been relying a lot on books for solace, and you know we can’t get enough of a good coffee table book.

 

 

We are positively in love with Tara Shaw’s new Soul of the Home, filled with stunning design, great advice, and, our favorite: antiques!

 

 

Her designs are warm, welcoming and worthy of looking at again and again… This library is positively regal!

 

 

And we are swooning over this secretary–and the built-in Swedish clock is so stunning! This looks like a work-from-home paradise!

 

 

But statement furniture (like this piece!) is only a part of the story.

 

 

Well-appointed chef’s kitchens that don’t overlook a single detail,

 

 

Unique and charming lighting that sets the tone in any space,

 

 

And luxe layers that add an undeniable warmth to every Tara Shaw room,

 

 

All contribute to the feeling that each home, each place, truly does have a soul. And Tara Shaw is just the person to discover it.

If you could use some uplifting images and incredible inspiration–and, of course, some fabulous decor advice–pick up a copy of Soul of the Home, releasing April 21 but available for preorder now.

 

 

Speaking of good reads… My new novel, Feels Like Falling, releases in fifteen days! Have you preordered yet? If you want to learn more, listen to me live on IGTV with Zibby Owens at 11 am EST today!

 

 

And this Wednesday at 7 pm EST tune in for the first episode of Friends & Fiction, my new Facebook Live project with Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Harmel, Patti Callahan Henry and Mary Alice Monroe! We’ll be on Mary Kay Andrews’ Facebook page, but you can RSVP Here!

 

 

 

10 Favorite Rooms With a Well-Placed Antique

 
Sarah Bartholomew | David Hillegas Photography
 

 

We love a new accessory or modern piece of furniture as much as the next people. 

 

 
 Mark D. Sikes

 

But, for the right balance in any home, there is absolutely nothing like a well-placed antique. 

 

Paul Bate Architects

 

An antique instantly grounds a room and gives it a sense of place and history. 

 

 
Tara Shaw | Soul of the Home

 

Whether it’s a find shipped back from a once-in-a-lifetime trip, 

 

antique clock Marshall Watson interiors
Marshall Watson Interiors

 

A unique accessory like this gorgeous clock that adds a one-of-a-kind feel, 

 

Tara Shaw | Soul of the Home

 

Or that piece that has been in the family forever, 

 

Collins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography

 

There is absolutely no substitute for the perfect antique.

 

Architect: C. Brandon Ingram | Interiors Mallory Mathison | Photography Jeff Herr

 

Combined with other antiques, 

 

antique box with Mark D. Sikes
Mark D. Sikes

 

Or juxtaposed with the new and the next, 

 

antique kitchen table
Donald Lococo ArchitectJohn Cole Photography

 

When it comes to a beautiful antique, you really can’t go wrong! Do you have a favorite antique in your home? 

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

 

 

 
Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey Beach house book
 

I am so excited that my new novel Feels Like Falling releases on April 28!

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. 

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.

_____________________________________

  The Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for a weekend read?  I would love for you to check out my  Peachtree Bluff Series

 

More Tour Dates for The Southern Side of Paradise

 

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

 

Things We Love: Meaningful Collections

 

collections of china
Beth Webb Interiors| Emily Followill Photography

 

When you live on the coast, you have a lot of time to think about which things in your home are most important to you. At least once a year there is some sort of hurricane or major storm and, not wanting to be stuck on an island indefinitely, we evacuate. (It was the deal I made with my husband when we moved! I’m pretty sure he would never leave…) Generally, we don’t give it much thought. 

 

collections of antique audubon prints
Sarah Bartholomew| Ngoc Minh Ngo Photography

 

Board up, pack a bag, hope for the best, come home and assess.  But everyone has those things that are most important to them, those special, sentimental pieces that represent family or trips or happy times, the non-negotiables that they pack up and take when a disaster seems imminent because they would be heartbroken if they lost them. 

collections of silver
Beth Webb Interiors| Emily Followill Photography

 

It could be signed books, family silver, favorite, irreplaceable photos taken during a time when clouds lived in the sky, not on our cell phones and laptops. Collections, if you will, that don’t fall into the “it’s just stuff” category. 

 
blue and white Tina of The Enchanted Home
The Enchanted Home

 

It could be a collection of treasured blue and white china, collected over generations and passed down or simply gathered through years. 

collections of baskets
Serena & Lily

 

Baskets adorning a wall

 
French Garden House

 

Or maybe even family china or linens, repurposed and much loved. For me, for years, it was nothing. But, when Hurricane Florence came, and maybe now, ever after, I took two treasures: an antique lapdesk and an early 1800s mother-of-pearl and sterling dessert set that belonged to my husband’s grandmother and was one of my favorite wedding gifts. It was far too beautiful for floodwaters. 

Are you a collector–or a wannabe collector? What would you collect if you were going to start?

 

Like what you see in our posts?  Follow @kristywharvey on liketoknowit.com

shop the looks with us here!

 

_________________________________________________

 

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:

 

 

Feels Like falling by Kristy Woodson Harvey

Feels Like Falling preorders are rolling in! Get yours today!

 

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.

_____________________________________

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 1, 2020: SuperBook Weekend Adventure, Aboard the Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA. Click here for more information and tickets.
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

 

Lake Michigan Cottage Renewed

renewed beach cottage

“Renewal” must be one of the most beautiful words in the English language. 

flowers

It conjures images of fresh flowers growing after a long winter, new babies born and that much-needed (but often far too seldom taken) time for ourselves. 

summer cottage

Summer, for us, is always a time of renewal, a time to relax the schedule at least a tiny bit and focus on more fun, less work and, of course, no school! 

renewal

More time with friends and family, longer days and shorter to-do lists help provide that much-needed renewal for us. 

Just like we do, our homes can begin to get a little tired, not only from basic wear and tear but also in the ways in which we adorn them. 

This beyond charming Lake Michigan cottage was ready for a bit of a facelift. 

And, in the hands of Chenault James Interior Design, it certainly found its new life. 

dining

A bright and sunny palette instantly breathes new life into a space, and nothing says “fun” like yellow and green. 

Old furniture gets new sense of purpose with fresh paint, making the entire space feel fresh but still maintaining a treasured home’s history. 

Nothing adds character to a beach cottage quite like wood paneling. 

But painting it makes the entire scheme feel lighter and brighter. 

Simple touches like these yellow floors add a vibrant element. 

And fun hints of the color bring joy into the bathroom. 

Even the laundry room has loads of personality! We couldn’t adore this Lake Michigan home–and its chic, effortless combination of old and new, any more. Renewal, indeed!

Wishing you a wonderful day, chic readers. Thanks so much for making us a part of your day!

Photography: Kim Cornelison

Click on each image Below to Learn More About the Product:



This Week on the The Secret to Southern Charm Tour:

Tuesday, July 31 at Quarter Moon Books in Topsail Beach, NC AND…

Thursday, August 2 at The Sea Island Club Members:

 

 

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

House Tour: Beautiful in Birmingham

home-and-garden- Birmingham

Good morning, chic readers! Birmingham, Alabama is one of our favorite southern cities, and this Birmingham House by architect James F. Carter gives us one more reason to add to the list of reasons we love this southern enclave.

gardens-Birmingham

With all the modern amenities of a brand new house,

southern-Birmingham

But the stately details that overflow with old southern charm. 

black-and-white-Birmingham

Can you get any more classic than those black and white floors?

bookshelf-Birmingham

Those stairwell areas are always hard to decorate. How many pictures do you need? How do you space a gallery wall? This bookshelf idea is totally genius!

speaking-Birmingham

Speaking of bookshelves and Alabama (and speaking of speaking…) I have the privilege of speaking at Hoover, Alabama’s Southern Voices, which is most certainly a bucket-list item of mine, Saturday, February 25.

dining-Birmingham

It will be such a privilege to present alongside some of my personal favorite authors, Rebecca Wells (the Ya-Ya Sisterhood), Chris Bohjalian, Julie Cantrell, Mary Kubica and Karen White, along with a few that I am so excited to get to know. If you’re in the area, come see us!

readers-Birmingham

I am going to go out on a limb and say that I think these homeowners might just be avid readers.

wood-Birmingham

Bookshelves in every room are the kind of statement we like to make!

paneling-Birmingham

This paneling is just exquisite. It’s hard to believe that this is a new house!

brass-Birmingham

Navy and brass is a classic color combination that we can’t get enough of. 

kitchen-Birmingham

It is perfection in the kitchen, the perfect shade to feel deep but not heavy.

hardware-Birmingham

We think one of the major characteristics that separates the old from the new is hardware. This lock makes the door look like it has been there forever!

bedroom-Birmingham

Sloping rooflines add such character.

paint-Birmingham

Did we mention charm? Oh, the charm!

nook

What a perfect little nook for working–or daydreaming. 

bathroom-Birmingham

Classic details, beautifully implemented, are always in style. We think it’s safe to say that James Carter has gorgeously good taste.

What do you think?

I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your support during these first few weeks of  The Secret to Southern Charm Book tour. My novel even became a TARGET FICTION BESTSELLER AND A BOOKSCAN NATIONAL BESTSELLER!  Thank you,  for helping to make my dreams come true, for telling your friends and writing reviews, for hosting and coming to my events . . . I am here today because of you, and, even though we may not have ever met, I count you as one of the people I am most grateful for every day.

Click on Each Image to Learn More:

 

THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR!

 

April 19: Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library,269 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis, MD 21403, event contact is Amanda Spino, 410-222-1770, [email protected], 6:30 pm, free and open to the public

Apr. 20: Launch of Literary Luncheon series at The Annapolis Bookstore, 53 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401, Contact is Mary Owen, 410-280-2339, [email protected]

April 21: Bethany Beach Books, 99 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19967, Time: 11:00AM-1:00PM

April 21:  Browseabout Books, 133 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 3 until 5 PM., Free and Open to the Public 
April 22: Reading at ROOT, Manasquan, NJ, please register through BookTowne, Contact is Maribeth Pelly, [email protected], 732-722-7255, 3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 23: Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State St., Westerville, OH 43081, free but registration required at http://westervillelibrary.org/events?event=29771 or by calling the library at 614-882-7277 ext 4; 7:00 pm, open to the public

April 24: Meet Author Kristy Harvey at Parma Branch Library, 6996 Powers Blvd, Parma, OH 44129, organized by Cuyahoga County Public Library, Contact is Billy Kelly, [email protected], 216.749.9359, 7:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 26: “Books and Bites,” Macon County Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin, North Carolina 28734, Light refreshments will be provided, 12 pm, free and open to the public

April 29: Viva Wine Bar, 168 Exchange Street Pendleton, SC 29670, contact is Sally Martin, [email protected], 4:30-6:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30: The Secret to Southern Charm: Kristy’s tips for living a beautiful life, inspired by Southern interior design and entertaining; Huff Harrington Home Store, 3872 Roswell Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342, refreshments provided; Contacts are Meg Harrington and Ann Huff: [email protected], 404-467-0311 , 1:00-3:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 30,: FoxTale Book Shoppe, 105 E. Main St, #138, Woodstock, GA 30188, contact Gary Parkes, [email protected], 770-516-9989, 6:30 pm

May 1: Reynolds Plantation Linger Longer Cultural Series, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr., Greensboro, GA 30624, contact Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected], 5:00 pm

May 2: Charleston, SC UNC Alumni Event

May 5:  Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Party, Elizabethan Gardens, 1411 National Park Dr, Manteo, NC 27954, ticketed event; The classic event of the genteel south comes to The Elizabethan Gardens. Dress in style and enjoy the revels and embellishments of the race at this fundraising extravaganza that benefits three Outer Bank non-profits: The Elizabethan Gardens, Beach Food Pantry and Dare Education Foundation. Sponsored by Outer Banks Blue Realty. Expect a traditional southern affair with mint juleps, live and silent auctions, sumptuous derby pie, a hat contest and an assortment of live music, games and entertainment as you enjoy the beautiful gardens and anticipate the big race to be broadcast live.;  Contact Jamie Anderson at Downtown Books, 252-473-1056, [email protected]; 4:00 pm, open to the public

May 10: Children’s Cancer Partners Fundraiser, Cornelius Yacht Club

May 21: Sassee Reads Books Club Chat

June 13: Raleigh, NC Read & Go program, Tour of Salisbury, NC based on Lies and Other Acts of Love, Raleigh Parks & Rec,(919)996-4723

June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private

July 25: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm

 


SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Scentimental Gardens and Slightly South of Simple

Scentimental Gardens ,

It’s day 22 of the Slightly South of Simple book tour, and I am so incredibly humbled and grateful to all of the people across the country who have so graciously opened their homes and shops to me –  you are truly amazing!Scentimental Gardens

and to all of you wonderful readers, booksellers, bloggers, reviewers and friends a big thank you for your support!

Scentimental Gardens

Speaking of wonderful shops, I am THRILLED to be visiting Sentimental Gardens in Geneva, Illinois

Scentimental Gardens

for a celebration and signing, TODAY!

Scentimental Gardens

Scentimental Gardens is the home away from home of my long time uber-talented blog friend, Debra Phillips.

Scentimental Gardens

It is here that Debra combines her love of gardening and antiques.  

Scentimental Gardens

Aren’t her urns incredible?!

Scentimental Gardens

I’m definitely in need of her help in Beaufort!

If you are in the Geneva area today, please stop by,

I’d love to meet you!

Slightly South of Simple


 

Upcoming Tour Dates:

Tuesday, May 9: Evanston Public Library Event, 1703 Orrington Ave., Evanston, IL 60201, 5-7 pm, free and open to the public

Thursday, May 11: Jefferson’s Gifts, Greenville, NC, 310 W 9th St, Greenville, NC 27834, Wine Tasting and Signing, 5-7 pm, for information call (252) 355-5600

Friday, May 12: Meredith Lewis’s home, Wilmington, NC, Mimosas and Muffins, 10:00 am-12 pm

Friday, May 12: Signing at Neuse Sports Shop, Kinston, NC, 5-7 pm

Saturday, May 13: Beaufort Linen Co., Beaufort, NC, Mother’s Day Muffins and Mimosas, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, free and open to the public

Sunday, May 14: Mother’s Day Sip and Sign, Winder, GA Private Home

Monday, May 15: Signing, Meet & Greet, Avid Book Shop, 1662 S. Lumpkin St., Athens, GA 30606, 5:00-6:00 pm, Contact: Rachel Watkins, [email protected]

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm