House Tour: The Enchanted (Second) Home

palmetto Bluff white clapboard house with dormers
Photos by John O’Hagan Photography


Good morning, chic readers! We love her and we’re sure you do too… Tina of the breathtaking blog, The Enchanted Home, is known for her great taste, her penchant for blue and white and her superb hostessing skills. (If you don’t follow her, don’t wait another minute!)


Palmetto Bluff living room from Tina of The Enchanted Home


Today, we are so thrilled to be teaming up with Southern Home Magazine to share Tina’s (enchanted!) South Carolina home with all of you!    


Palmetto Bluff dining room from Tina of The Enchanted Home


In 2017, when Slightly South of Simple, the first book in my Peachtree Bluff Series, released, Tina hosted a party at her beyond fabulous Long Island home with dear, darling mutual blog friends. We all started our blogs at the same time, about a decade ago, and to finally be in the same place at the same time was a dream!


Palmetto Bluff kitchen of Tina of The Enchanted Home


It was almost as dreamy as the party that Tina threw for all of us, in fact… Let’s just say that the only thing that could possibly wow as much as Tina’s homes are her hostessing skills. 


Palmetto Bluff bedroom of Tina of The Enchanted Home


While the overall feels of the homes in South Carolina and New York are a little different, they both have that signature Tina touch that makes them stunning, special and warm all at once–just like the woman who designed their every detail!


Palmetto Bluff bathroom of Tina of The Enchanted Home


And they both contain plenty of the blue and white that she has become known for and that her store practically can’t keep in stock!


Palmetto Bluff porch of Tina of The Enchanted Home


We have had the pleasure of sitting around Tina’s glamorous dining room table. And now we’d like nothing more than to sip champagne on her laid-back porch. What is your favorite space in this perfect Southern home?


Thank you to Southern Home for allowing us to feature! And kudos to John O’Hagan Photography for displaying this stunning home in style!


Want to see more of this gorgeous home and many more like it? Southern Home is giving Design Chic readers the EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY to get a 1-year subscription to their breathtaking magazine for only $18! CLAIM YOUR OFFER here!


PLUS, you’ll also get a fun free digital guide: Dallas designer Jan Showers shares her sources of inspiration along with Atlanta designer Suzanne Kasler, Miles Redd from NYC, Virgina-based designer Barry Dixon, Charlotte Moss, Dallas designer Cathy Kincaid and more!



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




House Tour: Beach Cottage Chic

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

With summer officially here and beach season in full swing, we thought it made sense to tour an amazing beach house today–as if we need an excuse! This home designed by the talented Tory Haynes and built by Dearborn Builders is the perfect mix of updated beauty and that classic, beach cottage chic that makes this the kind of place we would want to come back to again and again.

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

Juxtaposition is one of our favorite things in pretty much all facets of life, and this kitchen nails it! This range is like a gorgeous piece of jewelry and the blue backsplash is an update on a classic style. The drawers and cabinets are a simple throwback. We absolutely love them!

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

Speaking of a throwback… Get out the puzzles, please! Beach time is made for board games and card games and seeing who can find the corner pieces. We love the idea of putting away the electronics for some real bonding.

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

Is this dining porch amazing or what? This is simple beauty in all its glory. Forgive us for staring!

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

Wood paneling and exposed brick are beach house touches that make a house feel like a home. This one is so incredibly inviting!

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

Here it is again in the bathroom, that mix of modern and classic that makes us adore this home so very much!

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

Why have a sink when you can have a wash basin?

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

The neutrals are so great here, and we love the addition of the perfect beach blues throughout.

Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects

We are big, huge fans of an outdoor shower, and this one looks so fun! The stripes are adorable and add a whimsical touch to the classic exterior of the home.


The outside is just as big on beach house style as the inside is. We don’t know about you, but we could move right in–at least for the summer! Do you like classic touches in a home or are you a fan of more modern styles?

Thanks so much for stopping by today!



The Secret to Southern Charm


If you are in the Raleigh area, I will be at Quail Ridge Books on Thursday, June 21 at 11am for a TALK and SIGNING with the fabulous Mary Alice Monroe. We would LOVE to see you there!


More The Secret to Southern Charm Events

June 20: Luncheon with Mary Alice Monroe benefiting Beaufort Historical Society in Beaufort, NC; luncheon at Coral Bay Club; ticketed event, Contact is Patricia Suggs, [email protected]; 252-728-5225; open to the public

June 21: Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, NC, 11 am, Talk and Signing with Mary Alice Monroe

July 11: Coral Bay Club Book Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 17: Ladies Day Luncheon at Dunes Club, Atlantic Beach, NC, 12 pm, private event

July 18: Blue Cross Blue Shield Event, Palmetto Bluff, SC, private event

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 3: 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

In Good Taste: Olivia O’Bryan Design

living-room Olivia O'Bryan Interiors

Good morning, chic readers! Do we ever have a treat for you today! We have the pleasure of getting to share some of the beyond fabulous designs of a talented duo.  Olivia O’Bryan is a partnership of sisters, Ashley “Olivia” Waddell and Courtney “O’Bryan” Whatley.  Recently named to Traditional Home Magazine’s  New Trads for 2016, we think their  work is positively dreamy! Take your time perusing and get inspired from a few of our favorite rooms photographed by the uber talented Jessica Glynn, that we profiled here.   These sisters are sure to add good taste to your day!

kitchen - Olivia O'Bryan Interiors




















Happy Tuesday, Friends!



More about my new book, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE

Also, if you want to know a little more about my new novel, SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF SIMPLE take a peek at the video below! (It’s only 90 seconds. No major commitments here!)

Upcoming  Tour Dates:

Tuesday, May 16: Reynolds Plantation Girls Night Out Event, Lake Club, 1000 Vista Dr. Greensboro, GA 30624, Contact: Marie Garrison, Cultural Arts Director, [email protected],

Wednesday, May 17: River Hills Country Club, 1 Country Club Dr., Lake Wylie, SC 20710, 12 pm, Contact Sue Foster, vice president of programs [email protected], noon-1:15 pm

– JUNE –

Monday, June 5: “Prologue” Series with Wilmington Star News, 7 pm

Saturday, June 17: Dee Gee’s Books and Gifts, Morehead City, NC, 12-2 pm, Signing

Tuesday, June 20: Suzanne Westenhofer Book Club, 12 pm CST

Wednesday, June 28: Gainesville Newcomers Club Luncheon at Chattahoochee Country Club, Gainesville, GA, 3000 Club Dr, Gainesville, GA 30506, 9:30 am, Contact Joanne Dandrea, [email protected]