House Tour: A Character-Filled Oasis

Oasis stone house

Charm. That’s the word that comes to mind when considering this fabulous Atlanta home designed by the talented Meridy King. Incredible architectural details, eclectic style and a landscape plan to write home create a beautiful oasis amidst the city life.

office oasis

The perfect mix of antique and modern, this is the kind of office that is full of inspiration–and perfect for meeting clients!

dining room oasis

A round dining table is one of our favorite things. Especially in a square dining room, it is so chic and allows for conversation in a way that other shapes simply don’t.

rustic

Rustic touches are always welcome.

modern art

This room proves that you don’t have to pick a “style.” Traditional, laid-back furnishings pair perfectly with modern art and a rustic fireplace.

living room oasis

And, of course, accessories always put something great over the top!

bedroom oasis

It’s amazing how simple architectural details can add so much charm. 

outdoor oasis

The outdoor living spaces perfectly mirror the interior of this fabulous home. 

outdoor

In the outdoors, as with interiors, it’s all about the little things! The details make this space so chic.

pinterest oasis

Just, wow. This is a photo made for Pinterest! And wonderful conversation with someone you love.

oasis

Lush and well planned yet totally unfussy, this is the kind of landscape architecture dreams are made of! Do you see those tiny stone steps into the water? Swooning! The dog looks almost as if he was planted there to perfect the scene!

garden oasis

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

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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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.

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House Tour: Transformed Tudor in Tuxedo Park

Millner-Busch, Hart tudor home

Good morning, chic friends! I leaving Atlanta today heading to beautiful Charleston for The Secret to Southern Charm signings… but I have had the most amazing time in Atlanta! 

Millner-Busch, Hart tudor home

No matter where your heart lies, this fabulous home from Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles won’t disappoint! 

 tudor home entrance

Traditional elements with the right mix of modern…

 tudor home living room

Hints of glamour in all the right places…

 tudor home living room

And architectural details that accentuate at every turn…

 tudor home living room

This beautiful space is just the right kind of chic.

Tudor home kitchen

Steel doors and windows always make a stunning statement. And we just adore toning down a more formal room with a natural fiber rug.

Tudor home dining room

Upholstered dining chairs feel so cozy and welcoming. They’re a family-friendly touch in a formal dining room.

Tudor home family room

The right shade of paint makes a paneled library still feel traditional but also freshened and bright.

Tudor home kitchen

A beautiful banquette is one of our favorite parts of a breakfast room — and such a good use of space!

Tudor home kitchen

Whimsical elements tie this space together perfectly.

Tudor home bedroom

A canopy bed creates instant impact. A settee on the end of a bed is comfy but can look stuffy. This casual alternative is the ideal touch.

Tudor home bedroom

We love a chaise, but it’s not always the right look. This chair and ottoman give the style — and the comfort — in a way that’s right for the space.

Tudor home bathroom

And, of course, every gorgeous home needs an amazing soaking tub. We think this one looks heavenly! 

Thank you so much for visiting with us today. We always love getting to see you!

Sources: Atlanta Homes and LifestylesEmily Followill PhotographyGreg Busch ArchitectMelanie Millner Design

Don’t forget Mom on May 14! Our pick for a gift – of course, The Secret to Southern Charm!

If you want to know a little more about my new novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (Simon & Schuster, April 3, 2018) take a peek at the video below! (It’s only like 60 seconds. No major commitments here!)

COME SEE ME ON  THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM TOUR! IT’S BEEN AN AMAZING FOUR WEEKS .

 

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Places We Love: Huff Harrington

Huff Harrington living room

Good morning from the road, amazing readers! We hope you are having a great day. We are so excited to be heading to High Point Market this Saturday. I’ll be at the Codarus showroom from 2-4 signing The Secret to Southern Charm, so if you’re at the market, come say hi! Codarus is located in IFHC H220.

Huff Harrington kitchen

We have lots of other fun events coming up (more listed below and full tour schedule here), including an amazing event at the gorgeous Huff Harrington in Atlanta on April 30 from 1-3. 

Huff Harrington kitchen

Owners and designers extraordinaire Ann Huff and Meg Harrington will be presenting on their favorite entertaining and decor ideas, I’ll be chatting and signing The Secret to Southern Charm and there will be plenty of fun sips and snacks. So come see us!

Huff Harrington dining room

In the mean time, check out Meg and Scott Harrington’s gorgeous home!

Huff Harrington bathroom

Their 1930s Brookhaven cottage is the ultimate downsize, a gorgeous compilation of all the things the couple loved and just the right size for empty nesters. 

Huff Harrington living room

We love the homey, cottage feel of this stunning home. 

Huff Harrington house

It absolutely oozes with charm–and elements of everything that Francophile Meg loves!

Huff Harrington porch

These talented ladies were also a part of the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ 2017 Southeastern Designer Showhouse. 

Huff Harrington porch

While Ann and Meg’s Huff Harrington home away from home is filled with so many fabulous things, we think we love their eye for art best of all!

bedroom

The work they feature is always swoon-worthy and their fine art is a real hallmark of their style and shop.

books

Ann, Meg and I would all love to see you at gorgeous Huff Harrington April 30! 

Thanks so much for stopping by Design Chic today. We always love it when you do!



 DON’T FORGET, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM IS AVAILABLE FROM YOUR LOCAL BOOKSTORE, ANY OF THE FABULOUS BOOKSTORES ABOVE OR AT INDIEBOUND, AMAZON, BARNES & NOBLE OR WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD!

The Secret to Southern Charm Tour!

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

April 16: The Country Bookshop, 140 NW Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC 28387, 5:00 pm, free and open to the public

April 17: SC Entertainment Television talk in Kinston, NC, private

April 17: Sips and Sweets, Community Council for the Arts, 100 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC, 100% of book purchase price will be donated to CCA, to reserve a copy or purchase a copy to pick up at a later date, call (252) 527-2517free and open to the public

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 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 341-282-9232; 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

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It’s the Big Shopbop Sale 

There is so much to love at this big sale.  Take a Peek:

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the pretty pastels

hand-held handbags

slingback shoes

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House Tour: Blue Ridge Mountains Beauty

Blue Ridge Mountains House

We didn’t think the Blue Ridge mountains could get any more gorgeous, but it has happened. Atlanta architect D. Stanley Dixon and interior designer Heather Dewberry have made even more magic in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. We know. We’re really excited too! From the wood elements to the color palette it’s utter perfection at every turn. We hope you enjoy as much as we do!

Blue Ridge Mountain living room

 

Blue Ridge Mountain entrance

 

Blue Ridge Mountain dining room

 

Blue Ridge Mountain living room

 

Blue Ridge Mountain banquette

 

 

Blue Ridge Mountain kitchen

 

Blue Ridge Mountain kitchen

 

Blue Ridge Mountain living room

 

Blue Ridge Mountain bedroom

 

Blue Ridge Mountain bathroom

 

Blue Ridge Mountain porch

 

Blue Ridge Mountain porch

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

Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photography: Emily Followill

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My latest novel, THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM, releases on April 3, right in the thick of Spring Break! And, Southern Living just named it one of its “Best Spring Break Reads.” Hooray! Now is the perfect time to preorder!

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House Tour: Costa Rican Retreat

Costa Rican

Where some homes are made to stand out, others beg to fit in, to take a backseat to let the beauty around them take center stage.

This Costa Rican gem featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is one of those homes, which seems to serve the purpose of accentuating the beauty around it. 

Costa Rican

Featuring limewashed cabinets and plenty of fresh fruit, this is the perfect vacation kitchen for fueling up before heading outside for the day.

Costa Rican

An earth-toned palette seems to blend seamlessly with the outdoors beyond the windows. 

We think the best vacation home are those that are relaxing and calming retreats.

Simple, uncluttered accents and coastal colors lend that beach oasis feel. 

Bamboo, rope and natural objects like coral are elegantly coastal.

Natural wood finishes and white washed walls lend an organic feel that captures the essence of Costa Rica.

Nautical stripes and shades of blue lend a little fun to this gathering spot.

This charming take on a bunk room lends sleeping quarters for plenty of guests!

Of course, the best part of any beach oasis is the outdoor space. The natural stone is absolutely stunning.

A calming pool with plenty of chic lounging space adds to the outdoor experience.

No matter how beautiful the pool, it’s hard to beat the beauty of the Costa Rican water.

Despite the fabulous interiors of this home, we have to say that, with this right outside the door, we would want to spend all of our time right on this beach, surrounded by the splendor of nature. 

Thanks for making Design Chic a part of your day!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Beth Webb Design

Photography Erica George Dines

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Slightly South of Simple

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House Tour: Cashiers

Cashiers living room

We love finding new places we love, and, as you probably gathered from our post yesterday, we absolutely loved Cashiers, NC! 

Cashiers dining room

We stayed in a charming mountain cabin that was one of the highlights of the trip. Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles called this home “Cashiers Cool,” and we think that’s the perfect description!

Cashiers living room

This house embodies that enviable rustic luxury that provides the best of all possible design worlds. 

Cashiers kitchen

A clean, sleek, streamlined heart of the home sets the tone for a beautiful escape.

Cashiers dining room

Creating a mountain retreat is much like creating a coastal retreat in that, when it comes to adding rustic charm, less is more. The wooden base of this table is the perfect mountainous touch in the breakfast room.

Cashiers living room

Window in front of the vanity? No problem! Just cover it with a mirror. We adore this idea!

Cashiers bedroom

Beams are the perfect mountainous touch in this stunning master bath–and the hardware steals the show in these builtins. 

Blue and white bedroom

Textures and fabrics combine in this room to make it feel luxe, layered and cozy. 

blue and white bedroom with built-in beds

Rich hues and bold stripes combine for making the perfect bunk room. This one makes the most of a sloped ceiling. 

bedroom Cashiers

A mix of light and dark colors makes this room feel warm and cozy but still light enough to be clean and refreshing.

mountain view

The best part of Cashiers? Why the view, of course! It’s the thing that, no doubt, keeps people coming back again and again. Do you love this Cashiers home as much as we do? Wishing you a wonderful day!

Source: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Amy Morris Interiors

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I am so honored that Slightly South of Simple is in the July issue of Southern Living alongside the lovely, talented Mary Alice Monroe’s Beach House for Rent:

If you haven’t picked up your copy of Slightly South of Simple yet, take advantage of Barnes & Noble’s Buy 2, Get 1 Free offer! It’s the perfect time to stock up on summer reading!

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