Lowcountry Sanctuary in Bluffton

Lowcountry house tour

 

Good morning, chic readers! We can’t believe that the end of July is almost here. The summer always goes by in a blur, but we feel like this year has gone especially quickly. We’re busy savoring every inch of summer we have left, as we know that you are. In the spirit of that, this fabulous Lowcountry sanctuary in Bluffton, SC is the perfect place to spend the summer –and a great place to curl up by the fire come fall. We hope you enjoy your tour as much as we did!

 

Lowcountry house tour

 

Lowcountry house tour

 

Lowcountry house tour

 

Lowcountry house tour

 

Lowcountry house tour

 

 

 

 

Lowcountry house tour

 

Lowcountry house tour

 

Lowcountry house tour

 

What’s your favorite space in this Lowcountry retreat?

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Pearce Scott Architect

S. Wilkins Interior Design

Eleanor Roper Stylist

Emily Followill Photography

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting Design Chic.  We always love seeing you here!

 

 

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“FIVE FAVORITE HOUSE TOURS”

 

 

 

 

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 Start your Summer on the right note by slipping a copy of my latest novel, the instant New York Times bestseller,  Under the Southern Sky, into your beach bag!

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

 

​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST 

AND FIVE FAVORITES

 

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10 Favorite Kitchens from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Niki Papadopoulos of Mark Williams Design Associates | Emily Followill Photography

 

Today we are so excited to showcase 10 of our favorite kitchens from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine.  The designers create the perfect kitchen for each home and have us teeming with inspiration.  Take a peek and we think you’ll agree!

 

 

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Interior Design: Melanie Turner | Photography: Emily Followill

 

 

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Architect: T.S. Adams Studio | Beth Webb Interiors | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Architect: Terry Pylant, Historical Concepts | Designer: Carter Kay Interiors

 

 

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Architect: D. Stanley Dixon | Designer: Betty Burgess | Styling: Eleanor Roper | Photography: Emily Followill

 

 

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Designer: Melanie Turner | Builder: Stan Benecki

 

 

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Designer Mark Williams | David Christensen Photography

 

 

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Ryan Duffey Architect | Nancy Duffey Interior Design | Jeff Herr Photography

 

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Designer: Lauren DeLoach | Photography: David Christensen 

 

 

10 Favorite Kitchens Atlanta Homes & lifestyles
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Kitchen Designer: Laurie Lehrich, Cardea Home | Architect: D. Stanley Dixon Architect | Interior Design: Dennis Schuhart, Travis & Company | Contractor: Mike Helenbrook, Helenbrook Custom Contracting | Photography David Christensen

 

Which is your favorite?

 

Thank you so much for visiting Design Chic!  We always love seeing you here!

 

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 Start your Summer on the right note by slipping a copy of my latest novel, the instant New York Times bestseller,  Under the Southern Sky, into your beach bag!

More About Under the Southern Sky

 

One of E!’s Must-Read Books for April
One of Country Living’s 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring
One of Bookstr’s 8 Most Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Frolic’s 12 Most Anticipated Books of 2021
One of BookTrib’s Most-Anticipated Reads of 2021
One of Brit + Co’s Books You Should Read with Your BFF

 

​Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names).

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

FOR MORE INSPIRATION VISIT OUR INSTAGRAM , PINTEREST 

AND FIVE FAVORITES  

House Tour: 1940’s Brookwood Hills Charmer

Brookwood Hills shingled house with yellow door

 

If you’re searching for the perfect oasis, look no further than this charming 1940’s Brookwood Hills home designed by the talented Betty Burgess.  

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house with yellow door

 

The inside is fabulous… 

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house garden

 

But what’s outside might even be better! 

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house garden

 

This stunning patio is a getaway right from the comfort of home,

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house garnde

 

Perfect for quiet dinners or entertaining an entire crowd. 

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house dining room

 

Inside, antiques pair with fresh updates to create the ultimate escape.

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house

 

And stunning, collected accessories are the icing on the cake!

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house living room

 

A cozy sitting room shines,

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house kitchen

 

While a white-and-chrome kitchen is the peak of culinary chic.

 

 

Our favorite indoor space? Always the sunroom! Light, open and comfortable, this is where we would spend all our time. 

 

 

To us, there’s nothing more charming than a sloped ceiling,

 

 

And this beautiful, restful bedroom takes advantage of every inch of it to add so much style. 

 

Brookwood Hills shingled house bedroom

 

From top to bottom, not a single space is overlooked in this stunning home. Which is your favorite? 

 

Source:  Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photography:  Emily Followill 

Architect:  D. Stanley Dixon

Landscape Architect:  Howard Design Studio

 

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I would LOVE for you to join me as I continue the book tour for my NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING novel Under the Southern Sky!

 

 

  • UNDER THE SOUTHERN SKY

 

Two childhood friends discover that love—and family—can be found in unconventional ways in this timely, moving novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “beautifully Southern, evocative Peachtree Bluff series” (Kristin Harmel, NYT Bestselling Author of The Book of Lost Names.) 

 

Recently separated Amelia Saxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Cape Carolina. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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

 

Tour a Gorgeous Shayelyn Woodbery Designed House

Shayelyn Woodbery | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

Tour a Gorgeous Shayelyn Woodbery Designed House

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porch with dining table and chairs for entertaining
Studio MRSEmily followill Photography

 

 

A Perfect Porch for Summer Entertaining Designed by Michelle Smith

studio mrs | emily followill

 

dining table from McGee & Co designed by Studio McGee
Lucy Call Photography

 

 

Beautiful New Items  for Your Dining Room

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a Taste of Summer salad
Taylor Kiser Photography

 

 

Watermelon Feta Salad with Cajun Shrimp

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Beautiful New Books from Assouline

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Thanks for visiting Design Chic!  We always love seeing you here!

 

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Hey, Atlanta! Come Sip & Shop with Under the Southern Sky at Waiting on Martha Home, April 21, 4-6 pm. Your $20 ticket includes a signed copy of the book, cocktails, light bites and shopping discounts! Space is limited so get your ticket now!

 

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Under the Southern Sky

 

More About Under the Southern Sky

Recently separated Amelia Buxton, a dedicated journalist, never expected that uncovering the biggest story of her career would become deeply personal. But when she discovers that a cluster of embryos belonging to her childhood friend Parker and his late wife Greer have been deemed “abandoned,” she’s put in the unenviable position of telling Parker—and dredging up old wounds in the process.

Parker has been unable to move forward since the loss of his beloved wife three years ago. He has all but forgotten about the frozen embryos, but once Amelia reveals her discovery, he knows that if he ever wants to get a part of Greer back, he’ll need to accept his fate as a single father and find a surrogate.

Each dealing with their own private griefs, Parker and Amelia slowly begin to find solace in one another as they navigate an uncertain future against the backdrop of the pristine waters of their childhood home, Buxton Beach. The journey of self-discovery leads them to an unforgettable and life-changing lesson: Family—the one you’re born into and the one you choose—is always closer than you think.

From “the next major voice in Southern fiction” (Elin Hilderbrand, #1 New York Times bestselling author), Under the Southern Sky is a fresh and unforgettable exploration of love, friendship, and the unbreakable ties that bind.

 

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VISIT OUR INSTAGRAMAND PINTEREST AND OUR TOP TEN BLOG POSTS OF 2020 

 

 

10 Super Chic Home Office Spaces

Home Office with wallpaper
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Architect: Ross Piper Interior Design: Clary Bosbyshell Photographer: Emily Followill

 

 

Yup. There’s no doubt about it: Covid has changed everything… 

 

 

We don’t know about you, but we’d done approximately three Zooms before quarantine. Now they’re a daily occurrence! But we have no complaints about working from home–especially when the home office is as gorgeous as this!

 

 

Beautiful built-ins,

 

home office
Jenkins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography

 

 

Chic library lights,

 

home office
Collins Interiors | Nathan Schroder Photography

 

 

And cozy occasional seating,

 

home office
Design Atelier | Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

Create super cool multipurpose spaces that make the work day comfier, cozier and all together easier.  Plenty of natural light.   A touch of something fresh,

 

home office
Beth Webb Interior Design | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

And plenty of personality, 

 

home office
Beth Webb Interiors | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

Add up to a peaceful work space–in PJs if you please! What are your essentials for a home workspace with style?

 

Thanks so much for making Design Chic a part of your day! We always love it when you stop by!

 

Country Living magazine called Under the Southern Sky “One of 20 New Books You Don’t Want to Miss This Spring!” Perfect for: fans of beach reads, P.S. I Love You and anything by authors Jennifer Weiner or Elin Hilderbrand. I can’t wait to share it with you April 20–and Under the Southern Sky is available for preorder now wherever books are sold!

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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2020

Architect: C.Brandon Ingram | Interior Design: Ashley Gilbreath | Photography by Jeff Herr

 

Happy 2021, friends! Are you ready what one of my friends calls the mother of all Mondays? We hope you’re feeling rested, reassured and ready to take on this year in style. Not ready yet? No worries. We’re here to bring you our Top 10 most popular posts of 2020 to start your year off right!

 

Lovely Lakeside

 

Southern Home Magazine | Tina Yaraghi Design | Photos by John O’Hagan Photography

 

 

The Enchanted Second Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Launch of Blank to Beautiful

 

 

Architect: Tim Adams, TS Adams Studio Designer: Beth Webb Interiors Photography: Emily Followill Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

 

 

St Simons Island House Tour

 

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

 

 

House Tour: Pinewood Grove

 

 

 

10 Favorite White Houses

 

Lisa Henderson Interiors | Emery Davis Photography

 

 

In Good Taste:  Lisa Henderson Interiors

 

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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 BLOG POSTS OF 2020

 

10 Favorite Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Christmas Tables

Christmas tables
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

Oh my word, y’all! The countdown has officially begun: 10 Days Until Christmas Eve!

 

Christmas tables
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

We guess everyone has their favorite parts of their holiday traditions, the special moments that mean the most to them. 

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Judy Bentley Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

And, yes, we get why Christmas Day is the star of the show. Santa has come, the Christ Child is born.

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Judy Bentley Interior Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

But there’s just something about Christmas Eve…

 

Christmas tables
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Lauren DeLoach Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

The waiting. The sense of sweet anticipation. The joy in the journey. 

 

Christmas tables
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Lauren DeLoache Design | David Christensen Photography

 

 

At our house, Christmas Eve is when the fancy china comes out, when the crystal shines, when the candles are lit. 

 

Christmas tables
Atlanta Homes & LifestylesMallory Mathison | David Christensen Photography

 

 

There are party poppers, too, complete with silly crowns and fun games. But there is something about that dark and formal moment of Christmas Eve, the knowing that everything you’ve been waiting for all year is right around the corner, that has always held a special place in our hearts.

 

Christmas tables
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Courtney Giles Interiors | Erica George Dines Photography

 

 

(The meringues with heath bar whipped cream topping aren’t bad either…)

 

Christmas tables
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles | Clary Bosbyshell Interior Design | Emily Followill Photography

 

 

If you’re starting to look toward Christmas, we hope these stunning table settings by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles have sparked something in you.

 

Christmas tables
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles  | Danielle Rollins | David Christensen Photography

 

 

We know that, right now, we are overflowing with table inspiration. We hope you are too!

 

Thanks so much for spending your holiday season with Design Chic! We love seeing you here all year long. 

 

Still making your list and checking it twice? We’ve got you covered…

 

2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

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GIFTS FOR THE HOME 

 

 

 

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GIFTS FOR HER

 

 

 

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GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

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GIFTS FOR HIM

 

 

 

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GIFTS FOR THE COOK

 

 

 

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HOSTESS GIFTS

 

 

 

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GIFTS FOR KIDS

 

 

 

 

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

 

Christmas Tables

House Tour: Warm & Welcoming English Manse

English Manse curb appeal

 

Now that we have finished getting the Christmas decorations out,  it is finally feeling like the most wonderful time of the year! Decorating for Christmas is one of our favorite things to do. If you need a little help getting started–or simply can’t get enough holiday decor–take a peek at this gorgeous English Manse from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles. We know you’ll be inspired too!

English Manse entry

 

English manse living room with fireplace

 

English Manse living room with mantle decorated for christmas

 

English Manse living room decorated for christmas

 

English Manse living room decorated for christmas

 

English Manse kitchen decorated for christmas

 

 

English Manse bedroom decorated for christmas

 

English Manse bathroom decorated for christmas

 

English Manse decorated for christmas

 

Thank you for stopping by!  We always love seeing you here!

 

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

D. Stanley Dixon Architect

Lynne T. Rankin Design

Emily Followill Photography

 

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2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

GIFTS FOR HER

 

 

 

GIFTS OF BEAUTY

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR HIM

 

 

 

GIFTS FOR THE COOK

 


 

HOSTESS GIFTS

 

 

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!