House Tour: Historic Sag Harbor Home

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel entry with Dutch Door

 

Is there anything more charming than a Dutch door? We don’t think so! It sets the tone perfectly for this gorgeously appointed, perfectly chic historic home, one of Sag Harbor’s jewels. Sleek nods to the home’s past blend beautifully with updated features to create a livable home with loads of charm. We had the best time touring it–and hope that you do too!

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel family room with seagrass rug

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel entry with lanterns

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel living room

 

Sag Harbor Home Designed by Steven Gambrel - French doors

 

 

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel kitchen with open shelving

 

Sag Harbor Home designed by Steven Gambrel bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

 

We hope you loved this stunning Sag Harbor home as much as we did!

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

 

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

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Stop back by on Friday, September 13 for a cover reveal of my next novel, Feels Like Falling, releasing April 28, 2020!

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.

Things We Love: Painted Houses

painted houses
Emily Jenkins Followill

 

Good morning, chic readers! We hope you are having a fabulous Thursday.

painted houses
BHG

 

There are so many fun ways to spruce your home for summer–starting with the exterior and the landscape.

painted house
Coastal Living Magazine 

 
New, seasonal flowers, fresh mulch or pine straw and giving the bushes a good prune can make a world of difference in a home’s exterior and curb appeal 

painted houses
Ruard Veltman Architecture

 

along with beautiful architecture 

painted bricks
Coats Homes

 

We don’t know about you, but we love painted, wood houses.

painted houses
Douglas VanderHorn Architects via Dering Hall

 

On a home that’s a throwback to a simpler time or a fresh, new facade, a pretty painted exterior is a forever favorite.

painted houses
Brooks and Falotico

 

In a pretty pastel,

painted houses
Brooks and Falotico

 

A bold and vibrant shade,

painted houses
Coats Homes

 

Or a simple neutral,

painted houses
Studio McGee

 

Exterior paint sets the tone for what’s to come in a big, big way.

painted houses
Architectural Digest

 
We absolutely adore this home and the beautiful paint color is  the perfect complement to the amazing architecture. 

ARE YOU A PAINTED HOUSE LOVER?

 

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet?

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

THANKS SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO READ MY LATEST NOVEL The Southern Side of Paradise! I AM SO GRATEFUL TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF YOU HAVE READ, WOULD YOU CONSIDER WRITING A BRIEF REVIEW ON AMAZON? YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE PURCHASED THERE TO REVIEW, AND REVIEWS HELP AUTHORS SO VERY MUCH! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT!

The Southern Side of Paradise Tour Dates

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

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

 

In Good Taste: Spitzmiller and Norris

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Good morning, chic readers! What is it about summertime? 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Is is the memories of long, lazy childhood summers?

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

The heat and sun and sand and salt? The bare feet and everything in bloom?

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Tall and stately, bright and breezy, cedar shake or painted brick, the designers at Spitzmiller and Norris make every home feel as perfect as…

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Well, a day by the pool. The perfectly designed, uber-chic pool, that is. 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

Double front porches like this always make us think of lazy days in the Lowcountry, sweet tea the only antidote for sweltering heat. 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris exterior

 

A getaway (or stay awhile) to the mountains keeps the summer heat at bay, cool mornings and nights and refreshing breezes making memories of sweltering days a thing of the past. 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris living room

 

If you can’t take the heat, don’t stay out of the kitchen. Heavens no.

 

Spitzmiller and Norris kitchen

 

If you can’t take the heat, go in the kitchen. Open windows lend fresh breezes, 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris boy

And a beautiful dining spot allows for cool, easy summer entertaining. 

 

Spitzmiller and Norris pool table

 

A stately and masculine retreat allows for playing inside games–like pool–until the cool breezes of pheasant season come back around. Indoors and out, in any season, the good taste of Spitzmiller and Norris speaks for itself. 

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


Looking for the perfect summer read? Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, Betches and more all think you should slip my new novel, The Southern Side of Paradise, into your beach or pool bag. Have you checked it out yet? Signed copies now available from The Country Bookshop!

Slightly South of Simple

If you haven’t started the Peachtree Bluff Series yet, now is the perfect time! The first book in the series, Slightly South of Simple, has released in mass market paperback–and it’s #14 on the bestseller list! Pick it up at your favorite bookstore, local grocery store, drugstore or retail store

Memorial Day and High Flying Flags

white clapboard house with high flags flying
BHG

 

We hope you are all having a wonderful, relaxing day with family and friends. Between the barbecues and sunbathing, boat riding and fireworks, we are remembering all the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom and all those who continue to fight to keep this country great. We are so grateful for the sacrifices that our troops and their families make every, single day of the year! Take a look at a few favorite homes proudly flying their flag!

white clapboard house high flying flags
Patrick Ahearn

 

shingled and white clapboard house in Martha's Vineyard with flag flying
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

flag flying on shingled house from Patrick Ahearn Architect
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

clapboard house flying flags
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

gray shingle house with flying flag
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

flag austin patterson disston
Austin Patterson Disston

 

gray shingle house flying flags
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

books in bookcase
Ralph Lauren

 

dining alfresco on wicker furniture with Serena & Lily with American flag flying
Serena & Lily

 

boat on water
Lonny

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The Southern Side of Paradise Peachtree Bluff Series

I’d love for you to grab a copy of  The Southern Side of Paradise , one of Us Weeklys “Us Musts“.  It’s the Perfect Memorial Day Weekend Read! 

MEMORIAL DAY SALES

Take 20% Off Everything serena and lily

20% Off Everything –  one kings lane

25% Off Sitewide- horchow

Up to 40% Off Sale– shopbop

Extra 40% off  Sale Items  anthropologie

Extra 40% off Sale  j crew

Up to 40% Off Designer Sale neiman marcus

Half Yearly Sale up to 50% OFF Nordstrom

Designer Sale up to 50% OFF  saks fifth avenue

More Tour Dates

May 28: Florence Public Library, Florence, AL 11:30am (CT)

May 31: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 1: Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover, Beaufort, NC

June 3: Lexington County Public Library, Columbia, SC,  6:30pm

June 4: Spartanburg County Public Library, Spartanburg, SC, 6:30pm

June 5: The Atlanta History Center at Margaret Mitchell House, Atlanta, GA,  

June 6: The Country Book Shop, Southern Pines, NC, 5pm

July 19: Browseabout Books, Rehobeth Beach, DE,  

July 19: Bethany Beach Books, Bethany Beach, DE, 7pm – 9pm

July 20: Turn the Page Bookstore with Nora Roberts, Boonsboro, MD, 11am – 1pm

August 2: The Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, Cashiers, NC, 3pm

August 2: The Chattooga Club, Cashiers, NC, 6pm

August 3: Hudson Public Library, Highlands, NC, 2:00pm

August 8: Figure Eight Island Yacht Club Author Series, Figure Eight, NC,  

August 10: East Hampton Library Authors’ Night, East Hampton, NY, 5pm – 7:30pm

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

Ten Favorite: Cottages with Charm & Style

10 favorite beach cottages
Coastal Living Magazine

 

Some people dream of growing up and living in a huge, sprawling mansion, with cavernous rooms and tons of space. 

 

shingled cottages
Dearborn Builders

 

But others–like us–are partial to a simple cottage by the sea. 

 

singled cottages with white picket fence
Patrick Ahearn Architect

 

A white picket fence is mandatory, 

 

shingled cottages with blue door
Jenny Wolfe Interiors

 

A shingled exterior is a plus, 

 

bee cottage
Bee Cottage

 

And a sweet shutter color (like on Frances Schultz’s former beloved Bee Cottage), is icing on the cake. 

 

white clapboard cottages with blue door
Connecticut Cottages & Gardens

 

Window boxes and a Carolina blue door would be mandatory on our charming cottage, 

 

white clapboard cottages with tin roof
Beaufort, SC Historic Cottage

 

And a little bit of age and history makes it all the better. 

 

cottages in Beaufort, sc
1889 Historic Cottage

 

Porch swings and idyllic cottages seem to go together like peas and carrots, 

 

cottages with yellow front doors
Coastal Living Magazine

 

And while the traditional basics are always in style, a few out of the ordinary touches like a yellow door, 

 

white clapboard cottages
BHG

 

Or these fun and festive paper lanterns, simply add to a cottage’s signature style. Which of these dreamy cottages would you choose?

Tickets for the Peachtree Bluff Takeover on Sale NOW!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response to the Peachtree Bluff town takeover! Tickets are going quickly so make sure to grab yours before they’re gone! Join us as the fictional Peachtree Bluff, Georgia from my Peachtree Bluff series “takes over” Beaufort, NC with a day full of fun tours, amazing food and all the Southern Charm you can handle! Southern Living just added to Beaufort’s lengthy list of accolades, naming it “The South’s Best Small Town.” Come see what all the fuss is about! For more information and to purchase tickets visit Beaufort Historic Site

 Don’t forget, everyone who preorders THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE and emails me at [email protected] will be entered to win a trip for two to all the weekend’s events and lodging for two at Beaufort’s charming Pecan Tree Inn! (Signed copies can be preordered from South Main Book Co. at 704-630-9788 or [email protected])

Top Ten: Painted Front Doors

painted front door
Geoff Chick Architect

 

Nothing adds curb appeal quite like a painted front door. Take a look at a few of our favorites!

painted front Door
Verandah House

 

painted front Door
Studio McGee Design

 

painted front doors
Urban Grace

 

painted doors
Sanchez Photography Domino Magazine

 

painted front door
Lucy Cuneo Photography via Architectural Digest

 

painted front doors
Architectural Digest

 

John Ransom Photography Gary McBournie via Coastal Living

 

painted front door
Hayburn & Co

 

painted front door
Jane Beiles Photography

 

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Thanks so much to everyone who has been so supportive of my Peachtree Bluff series. If you haven’t read Slightly South of Simple or The Secret to Southern Charm, pick up your copies before The Southern Side of Paradise (NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER!) releases May 7, 2019!

 

Here’s What’s Next from the Murphy Women:

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.

With the man of her dreams back in her life and all three of her daughters happy, Ansley Murphy should be content. But she can’t help but feel like it’s all a little too good to be true.

Meanwhile, youngest daughter and actress Emerson, who is recently engaged and has just landed the role of a lifetime, seemingly has the world by the tail. Only, something she can’t quite put her finger on is worrying her—and it has nothing to do with her recent health scare.

When two new women arrive in Peachtree Bluff—one who has the potential to wreck Ansley’s happiness and one who could tear Emerson’s world apart—everything is put in perspective. And after secrets that were never meant to be told come to light, the powerful bond between the Murphy sisters and their mother comes crumbling down, testing their devotion to each other and forcing them to evaluate the meaning of family.

With Kristy Woodson Harvey’s signature charm, wit, and heart, The Southern Side of Paradise is another masterful Peachtree Bluff novel that proves she is a “Southern writer with staying power” (Booklist).

Preorder from your local bookstore or Indiebound!

Preorder from Amazon

Preorder from Barnes & Noble

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

HAPPY THURSDAY, FRIENDS!

 

 

 




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