House Tour: New Beginning in Buckhead

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This is the time of year when we really start to think about tradition.

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What’s special about it, what’s memorable. 

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The way that it bonds us together as family, as friends, as people traveling the same path at the same time. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

But tradition isn’t just about what happens around the Thanksgiving table, about the afternoon football games, the tree-lightings, the turkey and the stuffing. 

beginning Buckhead house kitchen

It’s also about home, or, in this case, a house in all its iterations,

beginning Buckhead house dining room

The way it grows and changes over time, morphs into the place where trends are embraced and families are formed, 

beginning Buckhead house dining room

Lives are lived and memories are made. 

beginning Buckhead house living room

In the case of this beautiful Buckhead home, which has been imagined and reimagined for more than 100 years, 

It has changed into a place where a couple and their two children could live comfortably and entertain in style

Designer Clary Bosbyshell of Margaux Interiors brought the vision to life, indoors and out, and, it’s safe to say, breathed new energy into this project. 

All we can say is, here’s to the next 100 years!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Photographed by Emily Followill

ARCHITECT Charles Heydt, Pak Heydt & Associates LLC,

INTERIOR DESIGN Clary Bosbyshell, Margaux Interiors Ltd

 

EARLY SALES,SALES SALES!

20% Off Sitewide – One Kings Lane 

20% Off Sitewide – Serena & Lily

Update to 50% off Designer Sale at Moda Operandi

40% off Sale – J. Crew

30% Off Sale – MyTheresa

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Also, don’t forget…

Preorder my new novel THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, Book 3 in the Peachtree Bluff Series and be Automatically Entered in the Peachtree Bluff Takeover Giveaway!

THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE is available for pre-order now from your local bookstore, IndieboundAmazon and Barnes & Noble (Only in hardback and paperback so far. E-books to come!).

June 1, 2019 Peachtree Bluff will be “taking over” Beaufort, NC, the town on which it was based. Every single person who preorders between now now and will be registered to win:

*Two tickets to the Peachtree Bluff Town Takeover and Tour–on Beaufort’s signature double decker red buses!

*Two tickets to the farm-to-table dinner and launch party under the stars at the Beaufort Historic Site

*Two nights lodging in Beaufort, NC

Just send an email with proof of purchase to [email protected] to enter!

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

 

 

House Tour: Atlanta Townhouse Perfect for Entertaining

When Thanksgiving rolls around, we always think of Atlanta. Growing up, we used to head to Atlanta every Thanksgiving, spend the blessed turkey day itself with my aunt (Mom’s sister), uncle and cousins and then brave the crowds at Lenox and Phipps on Black Friday to get all our Christmas shopping done in one, fell swoop. 

We’re not sure we have that kind of shopping stamina these days–although there was that fateful Thanksgiving night/Black Friday morning at midnight that Dad and I braved the line out the door at midnight at Walmart to get that one Christmas gift that little Will was wanting most, since it was coming in on the Black Friday truck and would surely be gone by the morning. 

It was probably my most selfless parenting moment. And it hasn’t happened since. 

This year, Florence has us out of our house and in a rental for Thanksgiving and the foreseeable future beyond. 

While we are going to miss the holiday at home so much, it will be fun to be at my childhood home, surrounded by our large extended family, to celebrate one of my very favorite holidays. 

There is, as always, so much to be thankful for!

This stunning Atlanta townhouse, designed by Melanie Turner, is another perfect spot for hosting one of the best celebrations of the year. 

With soothing and beautiful bedrooms perfect for gifts, 

A stunning bathroom for relaxing when it’s all over, 

Perfect finishes everywhere you look, 

And beautiful views to boot, 

This is the kind of home that is perfect for savoring every day, all year long–and remembering what you’re truly grateful for. 

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

Melanie Turner Interiors

Photographed by Mali Azima

Atlanta Homes Magazine

The third book in my nationally bestselling Peachtree Bluff series, THE SOUTHERN SIDE OF PARADISE, releases May 7 from Gallery Books/ Simon & Schuster! Preorder now–or catch up on SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE and THE SECRET TO SOUTHERN CHARM (available in hardback, paperback, ebook and audio) before the big day!

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House Tour: Historical Concepts Beauty

Historical Concepts

Good morning, chic friends, and happy Wednesday! Are you in the mood to tour a fabulous home today? We know we are! This gorgeous home designed by Terry Pylant of Historical Concepts with interiors by Barbara Westbrook is the perfect combination of chic and traditional and hits all the high notes when it comes to style. So take a look around. You’re welcome to stay as long as you like!

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Historical Concepts kitchen

 

Historical Concepts living room

 

Historical Concepts bedroom

 

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Historical Concepts exterior

 

Historical Concepts house and garden

Thank you for stopping by today!  We always love it when you do!

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles- Photographed by Erica George Dines


 

Upcoming Events on The Secret to Southern Charm Tour:

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September 13: Chapel Hill, NC Library, Who Am I?, September 13, 2018, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm with:

September 21: Albert Carlton-Cashiers Community Library, 249 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers, NC, Q&A and Signing. Presented by Friends of the Library. For more information call the Library at 828-743-0215, 3:00pm, free and open to the public

September 21: Chattooga Club Speakers Bureau Event, Cashiers, NC, 6 pm, open to Chattooga Club members and guests

September 26: New Bern, NCPrivate Book Club Event, 6 pm

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

November 6: Private Book Club Event, Beaufort, NC, 6 pm

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House Tour: Brookwood Hills Beauty

Brookwood Hills House Tour

We talk a lot on Design Chic about combining the old with the new. Grandmother’s silver on your Saarinen table, fun buffet lamps on an antique buffet, a new, shiny bar cart filled with Grandfather’s decanters. There are so many fantastic ways to incorporate the old with the new on the inside. But, on the outside? It’s harder to pull off. Perhaps that’s why we’re so enchanted with Kevin and Lee Kleinhelter’s gorgeous Atlanta home. (We’ve talked about Lee’s Good Taste before.) It’s streamlined and modern but still feels familiar. 

Brookwood Hills house tour entrance

And, inside, it gets even better.

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We literally love every inch. Take a peek for yourself!

Brookwood Hills house tour living room

Steel windows are so chic to us. Love, love them!

Brookwood Hills house tour kitchen

And these barstools? What a find! We can sort of picture how excited Lee must have been when she found these!

Brookwood Hills house tour dining room

That chandelier? Do we even have to say it? Delicate, whimsical… It’s perfect!

Brookwood Hills house tour

One of our favorite things about this house is that it doesn’t “have to” anything. It doesn’t have to feel Hollywood Regency in the kitchen and then carry that through the rest of the house. It exudes the feeling that it was filled with pieces out of true love, not obligation.

Brookwood Hills house tour kid's bedroom

We bet every kid in town wants to sleep over in these bunks.

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The orange is so good. And not too matchy or contrived. 

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All that glitters… You know the rest.

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We want to have the guts to paint a room black. We really do. But when it’s presented as painting a room black and gold… Well, now we’re thinking we could do it!

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The floor is utter brilliance. No one needs to talk us into that!

Brookwood Hills house tour game room

Coolest ping pong table ever. We want this. And one of those lucite foosball tables. And maybe that sheep. And the painting. We could go on like this for awhile…

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Awwww! Why stop now? We want that dog too! What a gorgeous color! So simple. So chic. We mean the room. But the dog too.

Brookwood Hills house tour bathroom

Swooning.

Brookwood Hills house tour closet

On the verge of needing to call the paramedics.

Brookwood Hills house tour bedroom

Yellow=love. We are OBSESSED with yellow right now.

Brookwood Hills house tour bedroom

Dear Lee Kleinfelter, we know we don’t really know each other, but we’d like to move into this yellow room, please. Or any of the rest of the rooms in this house.

Brookwood Hills house tour bathroom

This bathroom feels modern and fresh. But somehow familiar too, right? We think that’s what creating a home is all about!

Source: Atlanta Homes Magazine



Speaking of fabulous celebrations, there are so many fun dates coming up on the The Secret to Southern Charm tour! We are heading to Palmetto Bluff on Tuesday for a talk on Wednesday and, August 2, if you’re in Sea Island, come celebrate with us! This is a free event. 

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Prime Day Deals start at 3PM.  You don’t want to miss this sale!

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Hi, friends! Exciting news! My first novel, Dear Carolina, is only $1.99 today on Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes and wherever you get your ebooks! Dear Carolina released May 5, 2015 and was one of: 

*PopSugar’s Best Books for Women*
*Huffington Post’s Summer Reading: Women’s Fiction Style*
*Glitter Guide’s Must-Read List for June*
*Deep South Magazine’s Best Beach Reads*
*The Herald Sun’s Summer Reads*

Right now it’s ranked #1 in TWO categories on Amazon and #8 overall at Barnes & Noble! So exciting. Thanks so much to those of you who have read and helped spread the word! It’s the perfect addition to your beach bag!

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  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: 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.

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Rustic touches are always welcome.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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


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

 

 

 

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! 

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Traditional elements with the right mix of modern…

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Hints of glamour in all the right places…

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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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