In Good Taste: Laura Park Designs

 

If you’re looking for a little inspiration today, you’ve come to the right place! We are so, so excited to share the gorgeous work and fabulous collection of good friend, fellow UNC grad and ridiculously talented artist Laura Park of Laura Park Designs. We have long swooned over her art, but her new textile, apparel and accessory collections are so stunning that now we have one more reason to stalk her on Instagram

 

 

We knew they were beautiful in pictures, but the first time we saw Laura’s textiles in person at High Point Market, they stopped us dead in our tracks. They are too beautiful for words. One of her beyond gorgeous rugs was the first thing I got when we moved back into our house after the hurricane, and it makes me happy every, single day. Good art can do that, you know. If you could use a little happy (Couldn’t we all right now?!), take a peek at this fabulous collection–and treat yourself. You deserve it!


 

 


 


 

 


 

 


 

 


 

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Beautiful, right? I seriously have a Laura Park wishlist as long as my arm for when our addition gets finished. Wallpaper for my office, bedding for the new bedroom, a floor cloth for my bathroom, and those plates?! Those are a right-now must have. Let us know what’s on your Laura Park wishlist too! 

 

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

 

More About Feels Like Falling:

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 extremist 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, Diana Harrington, 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 worn-out 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 her first love returns, 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, 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.

 

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

 

Artists We Love: Caroline Cromer’s Abstract Faces

Caroline Cromer's Abstract Faces
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If you’re like us, you are absolutely convinced that art can make a room, can be the perfect starting point, focal point or finishing touch. For us, Caroline Cromer’s work was love at first sight. Everything she paints is fabulous, but we are totally taken with these abstract faces. Take a peek for yourself!

 

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Which Caroline Cromer piece is your favorite? We can’t pick just one!

CLICK here to see other Artists We Love!

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

Artists We Love: Brush Studio’s Tamra Lewis

Brush Studio abstract art

 

One of the glories of Instagram–besides the gorgeous images, of course–is the friends you meet along the way.

 

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Tamra Lewis, the talent behind Brush Studio Art, is one of the amazing women we’ve had the chance to become acquainted with over the past couple of years–

 

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And her stunning art always makes us smile!

 

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We adore her birds nests….

 

 

Swoon over her flowers

 

 

And think her wedding pieces might be one of the best ways we’ve ever seen to commemorate a magical day!

 

 

Tamra said, One day I had an overwhelming desire to paint and I never stopped.  

 

 

I can totally and completely relate to this. That’s sort of how I became a writer!

 

 

And her passion for what she does shines through in every brush stroke. 

 

 

Our latest tal piece? The loveliest oyster you’ve ever seen.

 

 

For more artistic inspiration–and to meet a really kind, generous and wonderful person–head over to Instagram and follow @brushstudioart!

 

 

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

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Artists We Love: Maren Devine

Maren Devine Warrior girl

 

Let’s just get the obvious out of the way: We love Maren Devine. Like, really love her. We first fell for her Warrior Girls and have moved on to everything else in her entire collection. We have gotten paintings for clients and ourselves, gifts and giveaways. Her work wows on paper, canvas or print. And, if you don’t know her, it’s our honor to introduce you. Peruse some of our favorites and please enjoy. Her talent will most certainly make your day brighter and better!

 

Warrior Girl Estelle Original on Canvas

 

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Warrior Girl, Gogo Original on Canvas

 

Maren Devine Warrior girl

 

Jess Print

 

Maren Devine Warrior girl

 

Louisiana Print

 

Maren Devine Warrior girl

 

Pia Print

 

Maren Devine beach scene

 

Overhead Beach Print

 

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Missing Mexico Print

 

Maren Devine beach scene

 

Key West Beach Print

 

Maren Devine marsh

 

Mild Marsh Print

 

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Bright and Calm Print

 

Maren Devine chapel

 

Happy Chapel Print

 

Maren Devine chapel

 

Palm Sunday by the Water Print

 

Maren Devine flowers in vase

 

Modern Abstract Square Print

 

Maren Devine tea

 

The Tea Room Print

 

Maren Devine sheep print

 

Sheep with Pink Print

 

Maren Devine print fishing on pier

 

Fishing at Dusk Print

 

 

Maren even painted this gorgeous rendition of the cover of my sixth novel Feels Like Falling. Isn’t it fabulous? It made me love what is probably my favorite book cover to date even more. If you’re a Maren fan, make sure to follow her over on Instagram for all the latest! 

Thanks for spending your summer with Design Chic. We always love it when you stop by!

 

 

Styling Your Kitchen with Studio McGee and More

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Styling Your Kitchen with Studio McGee

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Love Discovering a New Artist @janetimberlakecooper  via @maisonshoppe

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Nordstrom

 

Nordstom Anniversary Sale – New Fall Items at Great Prices

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Happy Weekend, friends!

 




the secret to southern charm

  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.

 The Secret To Southern Charm Tour

 

July 28: Country Club of the Crystal Coast Author Dinner, Pine Knoll Shores, NC, 5 pm, Open to the Public, $19.95 and includes dinner

July 31: Quarter Moon Books, Topsail Beach, NC, 6-8 pm, Kristy Woodson Harvey and Amy Reichert in Conversation, Wine and Cheese Provided, free and open to the public

August 2: Cocktails and Conversation at The Cloister, 5-6 pm, 100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA, open to the public

September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Event, Details TBA

September 21: Cashiers, NC Library Event, Details TBA

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, Details TBA

October 3: Houston, TX Women’s Club Breakfast, 7 am

October 4: Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon and Purse Auction, 11 am-1 pm, Wilmington Convention Center, Wilmington, NC

October 11-14: Poppy Con 2018, Tall Poppy Writers Retreat, Chicago, IL, private event 

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FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM AND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN POSTS OF 2017 HERE!

 

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